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Any Electricians out there? Need some help

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Defratos, Jul 8, 2008.

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    Im saying nothing...
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    lol, lol, lol
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    DEFRATOS walk away from the socket, walk away lol.

    even i could do what you want to do, fancy paying for a plane ticket to get it sorted for you ?

    lol
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    Haha very funny :lmfao:, Damn it I've been around this whole city and either no one stocks them or they've run out. I've got one more place to check tomorrow. Worst comes to worst could I just not use the block connector? that's if I can't find one because the fridge is arriving tomorrow and I won't be able to move it once it's in/out where ever they put it. :uhm:

    lol I don't even want to pay an electrician to come over and do it so I don't think so :p. Hey I heard there's a VW & Audi Track Day 26th July - Castle Combe anyone going?
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    oh come on, you've been to the diy stores & not 1 has block connectors, thats near impossible, ok last one for you is CEF city electrical factors will have them mate, just do a yell.com for your local one, they will def have them, I still find that impossible none of the diy stores has them.
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    Wait dude I've been in Saudi Arabia for the past 5 months, they don't have CEF lol, I thought I mentioned that earlier? I only went to one DIY store and a few electrical shops, I've got one more DIY store to check tomorrow
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    ah ok now I get you & no I didnt see that post, can see your prob now then, lol.

    You know what also to check, some connection boxes just have the blocks inside & they use a box to seal from the outside, you could easily buy the box & remove the block connector aswell which theoretically gives you the same component no different.
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    at a push solder the joint and insulate it , but you might not had a soldering iron ...........
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    lol, yeah burns his fingers before he electrocutes himself, lol lol, lol
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    ^Loooooool classic :beerchug: oh and I don't have a soldering iron :sorry:
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    hey at least you're smiling about it, which is a good thing, lol, hey revenge is sweet & you'll get it one day, lol.

    So what yer doing in Saudi?
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    stealing oil for us

    shhhh
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    :lmfao::lmfao::lmfao:

    Brilliant, absolute classic, lol, couldnt have said better myself, lol
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    lol I'm working in a factory that makes drinks (mostly milk based), Juices, Cheese, Peanut Butter, Beans, Peas and Tomato Paste. I got bored working in a cardboard factory so I changed. Plus cost of living here is ridiculously low so its a good place to save up on some much needed cash (plus its a cover up for stealing a few hundred drums of good old oil!!)
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    Right so I can't find any damn block connectors and the fridge is sitting down satires :mad:, can I just connect everything up to the box and call it a day? I bought another plug thing with bigger holes because the other one was too small.
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    if you can get all the wires into the socket then do that no problem
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    how can there not be some form of block connector in all your local diy stores for gods sake, lol, lol
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    Daffy, if you PM me your address, I can ship one of these block connectors for a small sum of £500 inclusive off export duty, postage and packaging, insurance tax, value added tax, up yours tax, fuel tax, tax on top of the tax, you have been tax'd....
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    :)

    You anything to do with the government, jojo? :whistle2:
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    Well I finally got around to it and here it is:
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    LOL I remembered to take pics of the wiring after 5 hours of wrestling with the Fridge doors (had to change them around) but all I did really was plug the wires straight into the new socket and cut the Earth wire in two and connected that up, it seems to be doing well.. thanks for the help guys
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    Glad you got it done in the end. I hope you made sure the connections were nice and tight btw :icon_thumright:
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    You need to get that fridge stocked up with some (lot's of) beer otherwise it won't work efficiently :beerchug:
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    lol thanks guys, and yeah it does need stocking up, only thing is I'm travelling in 2 days for a month so I'm not going to bother filling it up too much just the essentials
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    so that would be beer then lol , glad to see you managed ok nowt to it is there lol
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    ^ :beerchug:
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    waitttttt

    Why the hell have you got a UK fridge in saudi ?
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    It's a cunning ploy to smuggle all the borrowed oil back to Blighty.

    But sshhhh! Nobody must know........





    Oops!:banghead:
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    lol yeah all the "borrowed oil" nice one. Well most appliances here are sold with UK or similar type power plugs, don't ask me why but I guess its just easier for manufacturers to do it this way. Even my Washing Machine, Toaster, Kettle, TVs, everything is pretty much same a UK type connections but all the houses here have the 2 hole (Gay) type connection, got no idea why but by the end of the year I would have probably changed all of them around to UK type hehe ;)
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    Wouldn't it have been easier to get a travel adaptor? ;)
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    I've been advised from doing that over there, and the last time I did it to my washing machine it fried and melted the plug to the socket and F*cked everything up :mad:
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    I've been advised from doing that over there, and the last time I did it to my washing machine it fried and melted the plug to the socket and F*cked everything up :mad:
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    he cant even find a block connector in saudi, lol, now you want him to try & buy a travel adapter, come on let him be now, lol, lol
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    lol I'm in London now so I'll get all the block connectors and adaptors I need:noway:
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    If you can try and use through crimps, those screw type connector blocks are not very reliable or sturdy.
    [​IMG]
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    Just keep on posting so we know you're still alive and nothing has shorted out and caught on fire!
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    PMSL!!!
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    Loool, don't worry I will (try) :o.k:
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