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  1. sysrq
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    sysrq Regular EF Member

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    Considering upgrading to pull-cord or water resistant wall switch. Heard those European style switches are safer due to different design (better sealing due to bigger surface area of the rocker).
    The shock was felt stronger than ever before because of the humidity and water condensation on the walls.
    Last time RCD tripped after 30 minutes of buzzing in the cooker socket (conductive parts too close to screw terminals).
     
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  2. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Regular EF Member

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    That sounds absolutely insane and a danger to life. Is this commercial or domestic. If its domestic I would be surprised must be boiling water non stop on all the rings. Equipment should be installed taking into account the environment it is in this clearly has not been done. If it is commercial and someone comes to harm they can sue the owner for every penny they have and then they will likely go to prison. It is a complete shambles if what you are saying is true.
     
  3. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    If the condensation is bad enough to cause this then you have some major ventilation issues to sort out first.
     
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    sound like a sauna to me by the looks of it .not got any windows in that kitchen or is it pad cell!
     
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    where about in the EU are typing in from SYSRQ my good man ?
     
  6. sysrq
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    sysrq Regular EF Member

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    It's a domestic one.
     
  7. sysrq
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    sysrq Regular EF Member

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    As far as I know cooker sockets are found only in the UK.
     
  8. sysrq
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    sysrq Regular EF Member

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    There is no heating in the kitchen, probably because of the cold weather and the switch is on the external wall close to the back doors.
     
  9. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Best you get a competent spark in to check it out ...............
     
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  10. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I think you need to provide some more information, before proceeding :)
     
  11. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    Rather than sort the electrics out you need to sort out the condensation issue.

    The level of condensation you have sounds very excessive and will be affecting the fabric of the building.

    Treat the problem not the symptoms.

    Do you have any photos?
     
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  12. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I got a shed loads from my last cruise, wanna see them? :)
     
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  13. sysrq
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    sysrq Regular EF Member

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    Might be just an intricate set of circumstances.
     
  14. 123
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    123 Electrician's Arms

    @sysrq@sysrq there something illegal going on in this kitchen that is causing the issue or something?

    With the amount of humidity and condensation causing these issues, if the problem isn't sorted the electrics will fail (again) and the kitchen units etc won't last too long either. And it can't be too healthy a place to live either.
     
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  15. jackhammerJIM
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    jackhammerJIM Regular EF Member

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    YES !
     
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