DIY Forum

 

Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Visit Hilti


Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:21 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:55 am
Posts: 280
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 5 times
This is for a big compressor i just been given. How many mistakes can you spot?

The compressor didnt work. Can you see why? ( all ive done is remove the cover!)
Attachment:
plug.jpg
plug.jpg [ 654.41 KiB | Viewed 3092 times ]


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:39 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:44 pm
Posts: 179
Location: Romford, Essex
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 38 times
No fuse

And the fact Micky mouse has wired it the wrong way


Thanks
Paul


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:54 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 23889
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1484 times
Been thanked: 3783 times
p4ult wrote:
No fuse

And the fact Micky mouse has wired it the wrong way


Thanks
Paul


L/N reversed; exposed core on brown; no cord grip; earth screw looks mullered...and as correctly pointed out no fuse.. oh and the nick on the insulation on the blue..

_________________
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk/



For this message the author wine~o has received gratitude : diggerdog36
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:25 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:20 pm
Posts: 3607
Has thanked: 1119 times
Been thanked: 1034 times
The earth looks chewed up as well where it goes into the pin.
I take it this was the on the same compressor that was pulled apart to see why it was working? :roll:
I'd check the other end of the cable as well. Just in case!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:34 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:55 am
Posts: 280
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 5 times
Well it worked....then someone took it apart....it then didnt work!

I got given it as a basket case.

Ive overhauled it but i didnt know how to reconnect the motor windings and capacitor so i took it to an electrical shop who reconnected it all up. But he said the pressure switch was buggered (obviously didn't look in the plug! ) he bypassed the pressure switch with a wire and Croc clips to prove the motor worked!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:37 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:20 pm
Posts: 3607
Has thanked: 1119 times
Been thanked: 1034 times
Sounds as if you've got a compressor for the cost of the visit to the shop and the price of a pressure switch! Nice one! :thumbright:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:03 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:58 pm
Posts: 3278
Has thanked: 839 times
Been thanked: 368 times
Basics

The first two letters of blue and brown

BR-bottom right, BL bottom left

How can anyone f*ck that up?



For this message the author Argyll has received gratitude : DmitriKara
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:19 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:20 pm
Posts: 3607
Has thanked: 1119 times
Been thanked: 1034 times
Argyll wrote:
How can anyone f*ck that up?


Don't know much about colour blindness, but could be that I suppose? They made us take a colour blindness test before starting an electrical apprenticeship.
I read somewhere that the tracer on the earth was to help people who suffer from colour blindness.

Mind you I've come across at least one plug over the years with the earth wire connected to the live.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:24 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 23889
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1484 times
Been thanked: 3783 times
Argyll wrote:
Basics

The first two letters of blue and brown

BR-bottom right, BL bottom left

How can anyone f*ck that up?


sidaxyle :scratch:

_________________
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:44 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:55 am
Posts: 280
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 5 times
Dave54 wrote:
Sounds as if you've got a compressor for the cost of the visit to the shop and the price of a pressure switch! Nice one! :thumbright:

There was nothing wrong with the pressure switch. It only didn't work because this plug was supplying the power to it!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:05 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:39 pm
Posts: 3568
Has thanked: 414 times
Been thanked: 616 times
Got the earth right :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:34 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:41 pm
Posts: 1420
Location: Wiltshire
Has thanked: 147 times
Been thanked: 213 times
Shocking!

The weird thing is the cable has been stripped in the preferred manner(live the shortest) and then terminated wrongly. Why? Unless it originally had a different(and presumably ) correctly wired plug.

_________________
When all you have is a hammer, every problem is a nail.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:07 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:30 am
Posts: 129
Location: London
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 24 times
Argyll wrote:
Basics
The first two letters of blue and brown
BR-bottom right, BL bottom left
How can anyone f*ck that up?


:dunno: somebody might have really skipped their colour tests...
ps: the mickey mouse comment was quite funny.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:55 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:00 pm
Posts: 5
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 1 times
Would a compressor even notice that they were the wrong way around?



For this message the author Sounduser has received gratitude : DmitriKara
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Dodgy plug!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:18 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 23889
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1484 times
Been thanked: 3783 times
Sounduser wrote:
Would a compressor even notice that they were the wrong way around?


Errr.. I think you are missing the point :scratch:

_________________
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

 

 




Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Visit Solent plastics


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO