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37 minutes ago, MartinC said:

Those that didn't aren't here to post about it ;-).

They are watching over us...scowling!

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Life was dangerous in the old days...if you smoked...that's dangerous..then using the fag packet foil to fix a broken fuse? Wow...its the gift that keeps giving...lol 

Those that didn't aren't here to post about it .

Indeed, but all the ones that didn't survive are strangely quiet on the subject.

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We used to make sodium chlorate and sugar bombs. Never really exploded though, just smoked a lot, even in a bonfire. The mortar shell we found did though. I think we were about 12 (so 1970)? Harmless fun...

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15 hours ago, Tintinabulum said:

We used to make sodium chlorate and sugar bombs. Never really exploded though, just smoked a lot, even in a bonfire. The mortar shell we found did though. I think we were about 12 (so 1970)? Harmless fun...

Heh, I grew up in a big old house backing onto the South Downs Way, as a kid we were always digging up spent and live munitions. There was a lot of training went on up there, as well as unspent bomb droppage by the winged lot on the way back from continental jaunts. Still got a box of mortar tails up in the attic somewhere. Lad at the end of our road lost most of his right hand fiddling with a fuse he dug up - you can imagine how distraught he was at that age - having to re-adjust to being a left hooker - right put him off his stroke as they would say.

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Hi all, have a cautionary tale re. fuses but in particular plugs that are incorrectly wired.
I have only ever purchased 3 Boutique cables, I do believe they can make a difference but that's a whole different conversation.
Cable 1, professionally made and marketed. Live and Earth were crossed at both ends, retailer stated it would pass PAT test, which is true, however had I on initial receipt of cable opened plug to put in a Boutique fuse or even polish the supplied fuse I would have seen L and E crossed and corrected that with Disastrous result. This cable was returned and I will never buy any of their range again.
Cable 2 was in system for quite a while but when I changed preamp it misbehaved as in not totally switching off. Opening the plug revealed L and N reversed !!
Cable 3 was Ok, but a failure rate of 66% due to people with no training and probably on minimum wage I find to be totally unacceptable.
So please don't assume your nice new cable is safe, please have it checked out for total peace of mind.
Stay safe, Norman 2507f9ec153367bfd19a6fe8a35108e1.jpg

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Safest cables are pre-made moulded kettle leads. You might not cry when Clapton is playing but at least it won't turn your whole family, hifi, house into a BBQ 

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41 minutes ago, kernow said:

 You might not cry when Clapton is playing 

No but he does if you make him wear a mask.

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I recently looked at some non-foo power cables and found lots of reasonably priced cables which simply didn't met the standards because the colors of the wires were wrong.

Insurance companies wet dream if there's a fiery inferno, and no way for you to know if you don't open things up to check....

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Reasonably priced cables are £3 plus postage 

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2 hours ago, Phobic said:

I recently looked at some non-foo power cables and found lots of reasonably priced cables which simply didn't met the standards because the colors of the wires were wrong.

Insurance companies wet dream if there's a fiery inferno, and no way for you to know if you don't open things up to check....

I bought some Lapp cable from MCRU where the live and neutral are both black!  You couldn’t make it up.  

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I'm a turkey, jump starting a car the other week, I assumed the black terminal on the good battery was negative (both black but I only looked at one-surprisingly easy to do in a hurry). Copper leads melt quickly don't they? I shouldn't be let out alone.

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