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getting sorted for a trip away.

nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
edited August 2011 in The Crudcatcher
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thank F I am single. Two more bikes in the "kitchen".
"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
Parktools :?:SheldonBrown

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I like it. So your "going away" preperations are the same as mine, and basically consist of...

    Try to remember to switch things off before you leave :lol:


    Oh, and I must say, I like how you've chosen the wall colour to match the bike.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    I like it. So your "going away" preperations are the same as mine, and basically consist of...

    Try to remember to switch things off before you leave :lol:

    or work out what I need to take to have a similar network where I end up.

    turning off is easy just pull ONE plug.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    :lol:
    Classy
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Did Escher design your place?
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    the WHOLE apartment only has 3 fuses. NONE in the plugs.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Mmmm
    Single
    Big screen TV
    Big roll of kitchen towel.

    No guesses what your favourite pastime is.

    But with the bike there it's just pervy.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    cooldad wrote:
    Mmmm
    Single
    Big screen TV
    Big roll of kitchen towel.

    No guesses what your favourite pastime is.

    But with the bike there it's just pervy.
    I know I'm the innocent type, but all I can think is, eating spare ribs and watching films?
  • Ryan JonesRyan Jones Posts: 775
    nicklouse wrote:
    the WHOLE apartment only has 3 fuses. NONE in the plugs.

    Not clever, might get a burnt ring :wink:
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Ryan Jones wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    the WHOLE apartment only has 3 fuses. NONE in the plugs.

    Not clever, might get a burnt ring :wink:

    welcome to Europe mainland we dont fuse every plug.

    It aint needed.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    It's not needed, no. It's just belt and braces. Provided of course that you have the CORRECT fuse in the first place.
    It seems that every single UK appliance comes with a 13A fuse.
  • Ryan JonesRyan Jones Posts: 775
    The only way that'd be safe as far as I'm concerned is if you're on 20A radial's and the appliances all use 2.5mm^2 leads with suitable plugs and sockets :shock:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Appliances draw as much current as they need.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    This is the only country I've lived in (4 others) with fused plugs. I don't know anyone who has been electrocuted.
    I thought the fuse was to protect the appliance, not the user.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Both. If there's a fault to earth (most common cause), or a sudden increase in current (someone jabbing a knife into a toaster, for example, with their body acting as the earth), it cuts off the supply at the live feed, at the plug. This can prevent the device from destroying itself in some circumstances, but is more likely of preventing anybody being shocked.

    Different circuit breaking methods are better at catching certain types of fault. a live/neutral imbalance will set off an RCD long before a fuse is blown, for example, but it IS possible for an electrical short circuit to blow a fuse, when it would not have blown an RCD.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    OK, electricity is black magic to me.
    I did learn that cutting a light fitting down with a pair of scissors is a bad idea without shutting off the mains first.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I nearly killed myself when changing a light fitting in a flat I used to live in. Turned out all the circuitbreakers and main fuses were on the frikking neutral side.
    In case you're not following, what that means is that the live wires in, well, everything, were still live, even after taking out the fuses in the fuseboard.

    I should have double checked, but since I'd supposedly "isolated" everything, I assumed I was safe.
    I'll never make that incorrect assumption again, just on the off chance.

    Bloody stupid though, I never realised a retarded baboon was allowed to wire a flat.
  • projectsomeprojectsome Posts: 4,478
    I once put a plug on a christmas light...
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  • Ryan JonesRyan Jones Posts: 775
    cooldad wrote:
    I thought the fuse was to protect the appliance, not the user.

    Neither, it's to protect the cable feeding the appliance. RCD's are to protect the user of the circuit. Still, try explaining that to people and they just think that you're trying to con them out of £100 without realising that RCD's are life-savers !
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