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Old 27 August 2009, 08:57   #31
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I could but I would prefer to be able to do the work myself.
The last Land Rover I had needed a couple of days welding on it which equates to lots of beer tokens.
So can you weld ??
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Old 27 August 2009, 09:40   #32
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so do you use copper 1/4 inch pipe as a fuse or the two neutral pins in the plug trick
A bloke I knew used a pair of compasses - the type you draw with!!!

My MIG and 3hp compressor have always been fine on 13amp plugs but we have no silly trips etc - all proper fuse wire still..........
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Old 27 August 2009, 09:57   #33
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Any voltage over 50v is considered a shock risk. This is what protective devices are rated to, to prevent a greater voltage than 50v+. BS7671:2008.

If you increase the rating of the protective device it takes longer to cut out during an indirect fault condition, meaning the voltage will be greater than 50v

Have you been involved in many fire investigation?
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Any voltage over 50v is considered a shock risk. This is what protective devices are rated to, to prevent a greater voltage than 50v+. BS7671:2008.

If you increase the rating of the protective device it takes longer to cut out during an indirect fault condition, meaning the voltage will be greater than 50v

Have you been involved in many fire investigation?
Oh yes?..."fuses" as in the type fitted to the plug that they are talking about replacing are rated in "Amps" at a specific voltage..in this case 240V...and are designed to protect the wiring from excess current..they are not designed to prevent shock...we're not talking RCD's here...

...and now that you mention it...yes I have.
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What happens in a system that has no RCD's only fuses?
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What happens in a system that has no RCD's only fuses?
What happens to what?
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To your protection against electric shock via automatic disconnection of supply? You have non IYO
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Fuses and circuit breakers (not rcd`s), are there to protect the wiring from damage and overheating.
You can have a fault on an appliance which will kill you but not blow the fuse or circuit breaker.

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To your protection against electric shock? You have non IYO

It's not "my opinion", Sunshine, I know what the difference is between an “earth leakage” and “overload” protection device. I'm not going to debate it with you. If you're interested, do some research..there's plenty of information out there..most of it free.
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So can you weld ??
No. But thats the point of buying one I can practice so I can weld.
Regardless of whether I can weld or not or if it would be cheaper to take it to the fab shop my original question still stands.
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