Looking a little sheepish are weDiscuss Looking a little sheepish are we in the Electrical Forum, General Electrical Forum at Electricians Forums Discussion Boards; Got called out last night to a stunning manor house and wedding venue called Cain manor in surrey. Reported nuisence tripping, MCB was going down everytime the cleaners put the ...
- 07-09-2011 #1
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Looking a little sheepish are we
Got called out last night to a stunning manor house and wedding venue called Cain manor in surrey. Reported nuisence tripping, MCB was going down everytime the cleaners put the washing/dryer on.
So i jumped in the car and went to investigate where i was "briefed" by the live in, 24/7 on call maintenance manager of the entire building who one would expect to be somewhat competent at his job considering this was no micky mouse place and would have required someone pretty capable. The man explains to me how he has checked the system over himself, and its a last resort me being there (clearly quite resentful his manager told him to stop arsing around and call someone in) because he just cant work it out anymore, hes thoroughly checked the sockets on the circuit etc. So after a quick look around i unplugged the washer and dryer from the double 13amp socket, isolated, and lifted the socket face off, meanwhile the guy is in mid sentence telling me how there is no need for me to even re-check the sockets hes already done it etc when.....low and behold out pop both line conductors barely making copntact with the terminal let alone tightly termiated within it.....the look on this guys face was pure GOLD. I almost had to walk out the room to compose myself.
Never in my life have i seen a face like his at that moment. If you can imagine the face someone might pull if they had just knocked their nans urn over combined with having a chair leg stuffed up their bum...you'd be about right. I didnt even want paying for being there anymore...i just wanted a photo of the guys mug to keep me laughing for the rest of my days...
Women should be like golf caddies...either holding your balls, or getting your tee ready...