les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Sunday, July 06, 2014

After-church barbecue

No problem - we'll use the amazing, magic, electric barbecue.
Plug it in. It heats up.

POP. The electricity trips.
Unplug it. It still trips.

OK... Let's get the Davey nose on the job.

In the kitchen there's that familiar smell of hot wires...

Unplug the kettle, the coffee machine and the oven.
Turn on the electrics. Fine.
Turn on the barbecue. Fine.

"I think it's the kettle". That's bad news, eh?
So we put the kettle to one side and plug everything back in.
An hour later.

POP. The electricity trips.

Well it isn't the kettle. Get the Davey nose on the job again.
Oh dear. It's the oven...

Still - at least it's not the kettle! Let's get some tea made.

UPDATE : it tripped again, so it isn't the over either. Perhaps it's the coffee machine.
We'll leave the lot unplugged overnight and try it in the morning.

UPDATE : finally tracked it down to the extension lead the kettle and oven were plugged into. :-D


Martin said...

You plug a kettle & an oven into an extension lead? How much do they draw?

OK, I know you've got that weird continental plug & socket but doesn't it point to the superiority of the 13A fused plug?

Alan said...

Would that all the nations knew the glory of the ring-main.

Alan said...

But we'll stick to questions of faith in Christ.

Building techniques and wiring we'll leave to other specialists.