So they need to remove some lights to take down a ceiling at a school.
Not a problem, turn the lights off at the switch and then just cut one
of the three T&E cables going to the first light.
"I don't understand why it went bang I had turned off the lights"
Not like the guy who decided that when there were a lot of power cuts he
would simply wire a 13amp plug to the end of his generator and plug it in a
spare socket. I am glad I was not at his house when the power came back on
or indeed when he left the plug lying around with the generator running. OK
so he turned the mains off, but well, I mean. No idea of what current stuff
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On Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:08:02 +0100, Max Demian wrote:
Aka a "Jesus cord". I'm not sure of its origin which I think is American
but two possibilities spring to mind,
"A JESUS H. CHRIST!" that was a nasty shock "Cord" (120vac if I'm right
about its American origin) or else named for the moment after it
electrocutes you and you get to say "Hi Jesus! What an unexpected
In the hall of residence we only had 2A round pin sockets, 3 or 4 rooms
shared a single fuse. The fuse was easily blown. Someone had the bright
idea of doing exactly the above. Shame that the rooms that he had wired
together were on different phases when the power came back on.
Alan J. Wylie https://www.wylie.me.uk/
Dance like no-one's watching. / Encrypt like everyone is.
On Saturday, 21 April 2018 20:52:55 UTC+1, Brian Gaff wrote:
It's called a"Jesus cord".
If you're going to do it, the mains has to be turned off to isolate you from everywhere else while your local generator is running
The danger is you can have a cable with a plug on the end with live pins.
On 21/04/2018 17:09, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Indeed not:-). Things would have been taken further if I had not lied
for the builders "loose connection in the light fitting that they caught
with their ladders guv".
Actually I was the only one to get into trouble that day. I went to the
the DB to turn the power back on without an escort (this is a working
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