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  1. hevp
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    I have removed the fuse from a fused socket and then cut off the cable to the washing machine and tumble dryer - the appliances will be used again in the future but the sockets etc will be all replaced when the house is rewired and kitchen refitted.
    I would just be happy for confirmation that this is now safe for the mains to go back on - until we are rewired , now that there are no fuses in the sockets where the appliance cables have been cut.
    I should say that the configuration of these sockets were as follows
    fused on off switch socket with cable leading to fused socket with washing machine and to the other fused socket with the tumble dryer wired, in both these fused sockets they are still wired up but have the cable cut and fuses removed.
     
  2. Pete999
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    By fused sockets ,I take it you mean a fused spur unit, cutting the cable and then switch the mains back on is definitely a no no very dangerous the appliance flexes which you have more than likely cut, should have been disconnected at the spur unit, under the circumstances you have described the Main Switch on your fuse board should be switched off and locked off, get an electrician to disconnect the cut off cables, sooner rather than later.
     
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  3. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Having a single 13A switched fuse to both a washing machine and tumble dryer is not ideal.

    Sooner or later the fuse will go and / or the switch will fail...........

    Best you get the sparky doing your rewire involved....
     
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  4. hevp
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    if the fuses have been removed from the fused spur does that not stop the flow?
    the sockets have been installed in such a way that its impossible to open them without removing the kitchen cupboards and we are not yet in a position to do this
     
  5. hevp
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    dont worry i have no intention of doing the rewire - I just want to do the preparation work. :)
    like emptying the kitchen and removing the appliances
     
  6. Baker1988
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    Baker1988 Electrician's Arms

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    Get a sparky in to remove the wires from the load side 9f the fused spur then the sockets and every thing else from there will have no power at all. Dint just remove the fuse as someone could easily put the fuse back in.
     
  7. Pete999
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    There will still be a Neutral and Earth conductor at the open cable where it has been cut, and the other possibility is that the spur units have been connected incorrectly, no you must not re-energise the supply to these spur units, they require DP isolation, and not to rely on the fuse or the switch on the spur unit to provide this.
     
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  8. Midwest
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    You may possibly, also experience some nuisance tripping (if you have RCD's), with the exposed cut end of the flex, if left in situ'.
     
  9. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Bit like this I found last week, new air con unit fitted and its supply rerouted to the external unit, old supply chopped off and left live. 20170816_093502.jpg
     
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  10. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Hmmm, very nice ...
     
  11. Risteard
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    Risteard Electrician's Arms

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    What you have done @hevp@hevp is extremely stupid and dangerous. Get someone competent in.
     
  12. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    OP has scarpered at 1315pm, hope all's ok?
     
  13. DaveHsussex
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    Clearly diversity at work here. Not likely to use both at the same time surely. ha ha
     
  14. Baker1988
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    Baker1988 Electrician's Arms

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    I personally wouldn't put diversity on a washer and dryer as at my house on a Sunday the washer is on then straight in the dryer and another load in the washer straight away so both on at once.
     
  15. Pete999
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    Cheapskate, aint you got combined washer dryer?
     
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  16. Baker1988
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    Baker1988 Electrician's Arms

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    Haha no can't afford one of them bad boys haha
     
  17. Baker1988
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    Baker1988 Electrician's Arms

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    Haha no can't afford one of them bad boys haha
     
  18. hevp
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    The cut off cables have been removed from the fused spur units. The fuses have been left out and the on/off fused unit is off with a note stuck to it to remind me and my other half not to switch it on until we are properly rewired. Thanks for all your comments.
     
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  19. hevp
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    Thanks. The cut off cables have been removed from the fused spur units. The fuses have been left out and the on/off fused unit is off with a note stuck to it to remind me and my other half not to switch it on until we are properly rewired. Thanks for all your comments.
     
  20. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i have one of them... she's called 'er indoors.
     
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  21. sparksburnout
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    sparksburnout Electrician's Arms

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    You can crack on disconnecting the gas hob ready for the plumber now then.
     
  22. Pete999
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    Be OK if it's a bayonet connection, won't it?
     
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    but a pain if it's ES.
     
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  24. Pete999
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    Stop taking the pess Tel
     
  25. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Hob on a bayonet is against the law, well gas safey thing
     
  26. Pete999
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    Whats the difference between a Hob and a cooker
     
  27. Dave OCD
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    Very easy Pete, a hob doesn't have an oven a cooker does. :)
     
  28. Pete999
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    Yes I know but do they not use the same bayonet gas connections for both Hob and Cooker?
     
  29. Dave OCD
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    I would have thought so, the ones I do generally have big terminals saying L,N and E though. :D
     
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  30. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Not no more, but then I wouldn't meddle get an electrician gas fitter in to do the work competently :)
     
  31. telectrix
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    then again you don't hear of many electricians blowing up a whole street of houses.
     
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