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  1. Stephi
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    Stephi New EF Member

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    Hi, I'm not an electrician or anything of the sort but I'm hoping to just get some quick advice. In moving my bed I accidentally somehow pulled the faceplate of a plug socket loose so now it's at an angle.
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    I won't be able to get in touch with my landlord until the morning so I'm hoping someone can advise me as to wether it's safe or if I should turn everything off at the fuse box for the night.
    Apologies if I'm in the wrong place and thanks.
     
  2. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Just try not to touch it until your landlord fixes it should be a simple task of just screwing it back, unless of course you have broken the fixing lug off in the back box , either way a simple repair, don't let your landlord fob you off with a hike up price. No nee to switch your fuse box off. Just leave it alone the Electrician should be able to fix that in 30mins max
     
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  3. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Hi Stephi and Welcome to the Forum :)
     
  4. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    tell the landlord that the back box should be buried in the wall so that will not happen again when moving the bed .
     
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  5. Pete999
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    Seems a rather drastic conclusion Buzz.
     
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  6. Vortigern
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    The socket will need to be replaced as you have broken the part that the screw holds in the socket front and it is potentially dangerous until that is done. When I say dangerous, I mean if anything touched the live parts in the now exposed back of the socket, well I am sure you understand what might happen. Just (as stated above) give it a wide berth.
     
  7. PEG
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    PEG Forum Mentor

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    Hi,where have both the screws gone?
     
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  8. Stephi
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    Stephi New EF Member

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    Thanks everyone, my landlord's handyman is coming over later to check it out and fix it, probably an overreaction on my part but I was worried about it starting a fire or something. Thanks again for the help!
     
  9. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Non switched hmmmmm
     
  10. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    Looks like it has been unscrewed and left loose to me. No wonder it moved when you caught it.

    As above, let landlord know and don't touch it. Have you got kids or pets in the house?
     
  11. ChrisElectrical88
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    Handyman....
     
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  12. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    Advise landlord first. He may want to send someone he knows rather than risk some random.
     
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  13. Resu
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    Resu Forum Mentor

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    All I can see is a loose socket not a loose plug ;)
     
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  14. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    Your middle name George?
     
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  15. freddo
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    freddo Regular EF Member

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    Don't question it, it's one of the few posts from Buzz I've actually been able to understand! :)
     
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