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Jim.h
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Wiring

Post by Jim.h » Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:27 pm

Hi forum..
Heavy rain causes flooding around my house and when it’s really bad, I loose power to some sockets in my bungalow.
Since the power loss seems to be due to rainwater I am wondering I’d the cabling to sockets is below the floor or in the loft…… we are in the country and have red squirrels in our garden…..I am also wondering if the squirrels have gnawed into the socket cables maybe letting water short circuit. The power comes back on when things start to dry out…….any ideas?

Mr White
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Re: Wiring

Post by Mr White » Sat Dec 09, 2023 3:55 am

It sounds very worrying that the supply stops when it's damp and starts when it dries, out and nothing has tripped.
With that said, it is NOT a diy job and needs to be investigated by a competent electrician.

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Re: Wiring

Post by ericmark » Sun Dec 10, 2023 12:43 am

I would agree, but would ask do you have RCD protection?

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