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  1. mickys86
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    I got given a lead lamp today.

    "Thanks, I haven't got one of them it'll come in handy"

    On closer inspection of it I noticed that whoever done it was so obsessed about earthing the clip it was attached to that all other electrical awareness went out of the window

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  2. GLENNSPARK
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  3. supasparxs
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    I'll give you a quote to rewire it for you if you like :p
     
  4. mickys86
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    What I couldn't understand was that it's a sealed unit. So couldn't get into it to rewire it, maybe that's why they cut insulation off. Great idea if you ask me haha
     
  5. Knobhead
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    Have you PAT tested it?

    A nice gently PAT with a lump hammer springs to mind.
     
  6. GLENNSPARK
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    no it isn`t a sealed unit....got one of these myself mate.....if you look at the base you will find it unscrews....normal thread....thats how you get into these.....terminations within so dont sling it......just a straightforward repair job but the case is fragile brittle plastic.....a bit like bakelite so go steady with it......but there a good handlamp these.......
     
  7. mickys86
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    Whoops! Haha
     
  8. D80
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    Made me laugh, I'll have to take a picture of one donated to me several years back. I got a belt off it last year and its now lying in the shed waiting to be repaired. Should really PAT test my own gear really!
     
  9. mickys86
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    At least I checked it first.... Haha
     
  10. supasparxs
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    I was going to sell him the PAT test after
    and then the scrap test....
     
  11. Archy Styrigg
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    A nice big PASS sticker would cover those cores up lovely, job done!
     
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  12. Adam W
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    What do you suppose the CPC was attached to previously? Is there an earth terminal inside the unit?
    I think I'd change the flex for some HO7 or arctic, but not do it like that.
     
  13. GLENNSPARK
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    thing is with these lamps.....they dont have a cord grip inside them and the wall thickness of the enclosure is too much for a cord gland n all....this is what i found with the one i have......oh and the metal handle has a means of connection for the CPC......
     
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