It was bound to happen at some point;-)
I always expected that I would have deal with a infinite number of
monkeys knocking at my front door waving around a typewritten Hamlet
scrip before you got something right.
I was wrong.
So therefore Mr Pounder, I am going to wish you and yours a Happy New Year.
All the best for 2017.
On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:24:43 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org
Had that at work many years with one of those kettles that ejected the
plug from the side socket. Got distracted elswehere after putting it
on for the first brew of the day, someone passing the door of the lab
where this occured noticed and mentioned to me downstairs that they
thought the new red light glowing on the bench was quite artistic.
Fortunately it was on a heat resistant surface , somehow I had placed
too close to the wall and the plug could not eject and the spring was
not strong enough to move the kettle.
Despite this mistreatment this kettle was still functioning when I
moved jobs a year later.
Probably took the introduction of PAT testing to finish it.
I was going to advise wire brushing the female threads, either with a
hand brush or with a small "wheel" type in a power drill. You often get
limescale "filling" the normal clearance between the tips and roots of
the mating threads. I find it is worth putting a thicker than normal
wrap of PTFE tape on the male part provided you can clean the female
properly, say ten turns of "water" tape rather than the conventional
3-4. Less space for limescale to build up.
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