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    When everyone goes home from here I turn off the heating and use an electic space heater thing. It looks pretty old but it heats the room in no time.

    It works well but each time I plug it in or take the plug out a bright blue spark emits from between the plug and the extension 4 plug jack thing that I also use for the PC pheripherals.

    I guess it's the heater plug that is faulty because it doesn't happen with other plugs on the same 4 plug extension lead. Does anyone know what's wrong with it or how to fix it? I'm not much good with things like this
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    You might need to just check the wires are secure inside it.

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    It's Bonfire night. Just make a pile out of desks, chairs and those old files that no-one uses anymore and light it up.

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    After much debating between the two ideas I decided to toss a coin and open up the plug. Wish me luck
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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    Thats odd.
    Everytime I turn my boiler off, a green flash comes from behind the socket.

    T'is a bit scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    After much debating between the two ideas I decided to toss a coin and open up the plug. Wish me luck

    Good luck

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    Bah. It's still doing it, even after carrying out Dan's detailed plan.

    Lilmiss, I think green means that copper is burning
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    Maybe you could change the fuse in it too?

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    You should not have a heater on the same plug as other domestic appliances. It should have its own plug and fuse.


    If anything goes wrong with your heater it will heat up the lowest point of resistance between it and the meter. If that is not your fuse, which breaks when it heats up, then the 'lead' wire could 'heat up' to the point of going on fire.
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    I think it may be overheating.

    Pour some cold water on it. That'll do the trick.

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