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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:59 
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doesn't particularly belong here, but it appears the plug of our iron has been sat in a sink full of water all night.

Presumably I need to wire a new plug? Or is the whole thing likely a goner? I'm proper shit at this sort of stuff.


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I'd probably wire in a new plug to be on the safe side, but unless you have a plug socket in that sink full of water and it was plugged in to that at the time, the iron itself should be fine.

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I'd just open the plug up, dry it out thoroughly, like leave it on a radiator for a day and perhaps spray a bit of WD40 or similar in there.


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I'd dry it out and change the fuse. But if you can't wait I'd just put a new plug on. I wouldn't spray WD40 in the plug, that stuff is incredibly flammable on something running 13A through it!

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Yeah maybe not WD40, I have CorrosionX but I was trying to think of something similar that most people might have.


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GazChap wrote:
I'd probably wire in a new plug to be on the safe side, but unless you have a plug socket in that sink full of water and it was plugged in to that at the time, the iron itself should be fine.


Thank you. Luckily we only have the one kind of plug socket in the sink, and that enables the drainage of water.

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I'd just open the plug up, dry it out thoroughly, like leave it on a radiator for a day and perhaps spray a bit of WD40 or similar in there.


Thank you! Will give this a go first and see how confident I feel about it.

Edit - just saw DBSnappa's post. Thanks DBS, you saved the Fop house's bacon. You nearly got us, MarkG. Next time.


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Although saying that I've seen WD40 being used loads on wet electrical things to displace moisture boat engine parts and suchlike, it's really not incredibly flammable it's just the propellant that is.


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markg wrote:
Although saying that I've seen WD40 being used loads on wet electrical things to displace moisture boat engine parts and suchlike, it's really not incredibly flammable it's just the propellant that is.

True. I still wouldn't use it though. I'd just dry the plug and change the fuse, as that's probably the only part that can be damaged by water.

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We have a double mains plug socket in the bathroom. That's not clever is it?

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Plugs are so cheap I'd just replace it, to be honest.

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If you’ve a spare, or a hardware store nearby, I think I’d just replace it, to ensure there was no moisture that might be dangerous or corrode the plug inners. It’s a five minute job and they’re so cheap that it is probably less hassle than taking it apart and trying to get every drop of moisture out.

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We have a double mains plug socket in the bathroom. That's not clever is it?


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We're probably going to convert it back to a 4th bedroom anyway. Who creates a 2nd bathroom but doesn't put a toilet in it?

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We have a double mains plug socket in the bathroom. That's not clever is it?


Hmm. Not sure if it's strictly "wrong", but at the least it has to be >1m away from any water source. I'd also make sure there was a very efficient extractor fitted. Goes without saying don't plug/unplug anything with wet hands.

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I thought it flat-out wasn't allowed?

[edit] Aha: Sockets are not allowed in bathrooms or shower rooms (apart from shaver-supply units) unless they can be fitted at least three metres from the bath or shower.

I've broken the law, then. Go me!

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We won't be using it anyway. Neither of us take baths and we have a shower cubicle in the other room.

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I thought it flat-out wasn't allowed?

[edit] Aha: Sockets are not allowed in bathrooms or shower rooms (apart from shaver-supply units) unless they can be fitted at least three metres from the bath or shower.

I've broken the law, then. Go me!


Thanks for looking it up. I couldn't remember and couldn't be arsed looking :)

I recalled it being allowed as there are power supplies in all bathrooms for lights/extractors and you have to be careful with position of those as well.

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My socket is in a cupboard so I'm not overly concerned.

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We really want a downstairs loo but I don't think we can fit one in easily without basically rebuilding the house. :(

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The whole of the downstairs smells like wet dog. What can we do to get rid of the smell of wet dog?

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We really want a downstairs loo but I don't think we can fit one in easily without basically rebuilding the house. :(

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The whole of the downstairs smells like wet dog. What can we do to get rid of the smell of wet dog?

Remove all carpets, wallpaper and plaster


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The whole of the downstairs smells like wet dog. What can we do to get rid of the smell of wet dog?

Remove all carpets, wallpaper and plaster


And any wet dogs.

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The whole of the downstairs smells like wet dog. What can we do to get rid of the smell of wet dog?

Remove all carpets, wallpaper and plaster


...... and any wet dogs, obv.

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I'd just open the plug up, dry it out thoroughly, like leave it on a radiator for a day and perhaps spray a bit of WD40 or similar in there.


But we don't know if it's a molded plug, do we? If it is, you have the tricky problem of stripping the wire ends for the new plug if you have to cut the old one off.

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The whole of the downstairs smells like wet dog. What can we do to get rid of the smell of wet dog?

I’d be checking for damp and if you find it, I’d be having a word with the surveyor.

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The whole of the downstairs smells like wet dog. What can we do to get rid of the smell of wet dog?

I’d be checking for damp and if you find it, I’d be having a word with the surveyor.

Damp you say? Hadn't thought of that.

They did have a massive dog though. It smells of dog.

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