Re: DIY electrical work



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MartinM

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Trevor Barton wrote:
I
> remeber being appalled that household goods was supplied with no

mains
> plug when we first arrived here (UK, from Oz, 20 years ago). Not

onlty
> was it a PITA but the thought of every Tom, **** and Granny wiring

their
> own plugs onto their TV was chilling!


if it was only 20 years ago you wouldn't remember That's Life
(quasi-consumerist Esther Rantzen Richard Stilgoe et al vehicle BBC
show)

one edition they went round the streets with a big plug and 3 coloured
wires to get the Great British Public to wire it up- results were
scary, and not just from the old lady with the brown hat!
But yes it was common practice, and also it was hard to get hold of 3
amp wired plugs so we just used old 13 amp ones off exploded kettles
and the like, or if you were really stingy just stick the two bare
wires in the socket and push another plug in.
 

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