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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:20 am 
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Morning..
My new rescue dog had a wee on of my downstairs sockets and tripped the electric on the circuit. Is that the whole circuit out of action until it’s fully dried out or would switching that particular socket off let me use the others ? I have left them all of for the time being.
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 Post subject: Re: Damp socket
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:07 am 
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That whole circuit will be potentially 'off' until the socket has completely dried out. Switching it off will make no difference.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:25 am 
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mrscb, in most houses you can not turn the supply to one particular socket off, the switch on the front of a socket only switches the supply FROM the socket, not TOO the socket.

You will have to wait until its dried out, but as the electricity is off, you could open the socket to let the air circulate and dry out quicker.

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Thanks.. that’s what I thought . Going to run extension from upstairs and get hairdryer on it.


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mrscb wrote:
Thanks.. that’s what I thought . Going to run extension from upstairs and get hairdryer on it.


Why not replace the socket face plate ?? if its a standard white one it will cost peanuts to purchase.) can be swapped over in minutes getting your power back up and running (so long as the back box isn't drenched) and you wont have the lovely smell of stale urine lingering.


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Forgot to come back on to say thanks..
All sorted .... and the most important thing in the house, WiFi (according to the kids) was up and running fairly quickly !


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Forgot to come back on to say thanks..
All sorted .... and the most important thing in the house, WiFi (according to the kids) was up and running fairly quickly !


Firstly well done for re-homing a rescue dog.

Dogs tend to pee for 3 reasons

1) when they're scared

2) when they need to

3) scent marking

Bear with me here, I might be "barking up the wrong tree"

IF the reason for peeing on the socket was scent marking, it may be that there was a scent coming from the socket that it didn't like...
When a socket has a loose connection the insulation on the wires can get hot and give off a vague "fishy" smell.
With the lecky off unscrew the front plate and check all connections for tightness and any signs of charring on the insulation.

Like I said I might be "Barking" but ...

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