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  1. KevinH
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    KevinH Active EF Member

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    Just wanted to get something off my chest......
    Don't you hate it when a customer asks...can I have an extra Plug Socket.
    What the hell is a plug socket???
    I know a (domestic) plug is typically a 3 pin plug conforming to BS1363, and I know that a (domestic) socket is typically the type we all see on the walls in our homes that accepts the BS1363 plug.
    BUT WHAT IS A PLUG SOCKET???
    Is it just me who's gears grind whenever I hear that phrase?
     
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  2. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Regular EF Member

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    A socket designed to admit a plug.
     
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  3. Spoon
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    Them things usually fitted to a ring main... :)
     
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  4. Pete999
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    You must remember Kevin, many homeowners haven't completed the mandatory 5 week course to become an Electrician
     
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  5. KevinH
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    I thought "them things" were sockets....just sockets....not plug sockets!
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Get a grip Mate " Socket outlets"
     
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  7. freddo
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    You think that's annoying, half the customers round here call sockets 'plugs'.
     
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  8. KevinH
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    KevinH Active EF Member

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    I suppose i'm over reacting. Had a bad day. Well i'm off now to have a "water shower"...not just a shower......like there's any other type eh.
     
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  9. Spoon
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    I was hoping someone would complain about my 'ring main' comment, when I should have put 'Ring Final Circuit' :)
     
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    I can think of one, but you are not allowed rude comments...
     
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  11. Pete999
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    You are lucky some of em round here call a switch a socket.
    Yes I had a Diesel shower in Cyprus once, b---dy Muppet Diesel fitter.
     
  12. GBDamo
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    GBDamo Regular EF Member

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    We don't rise to that kind of provocation. Anyhow you cant initialise the correct terms and keep them discrete.

    We need a convention?

    RiFC for a ring main?

    RaFC for a radial?

    BULBS on the other hand:mad:
     
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  13. KevinH
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    KevinH Active EF Member

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    Ain't they those things you plant in the garden?
     
  14. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

    They can call them what they like, they’re the ones paying :moneybag:
     
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  15. rapparee
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    rapparee Electrician's Arms

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    Fuse box.

    Even if there's no fuses.
     
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