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    Fishy smell house electrics

    I have a fish smell come tonight whilst the shower was in use,It appears to be coming from the switch on the wall,Ive isolated it,Any ideas lads

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    go to the fuse board and be 100% sure you have turned the power off
    then undo the screws that hold the switch on
    check for loose connections ( this will also cause heat )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren West View Post
    go to the fuse board and be 100% sure you have turned the power off
    then undo the screws that hold the switch on
    check for loose connections ( this will also cause heat )
    I will look tomorrow now,When on my own i will electric off completely ,Thanks

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    Fishy smells from Electrics are are sure sign the wiring is burning

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    Be careful you don't want your plaice going up in flames.


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    I was at my parents villa in Spain and could smell that fishy smell, took me ages to work it out eventually found it to be the light fitting on ceiling had a ceramic type lamp shade holding each bulb. Bulb was to high wattage started burning shade material.
    Smell was awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torment View Post
    Be careful you don't want your plaice going up in flames.
    Very good. Should be in the joke section.

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    Turned electric off and took switch off wall to have a look,There was 1 earth wire out of the hole.Could this cause anything,Any put it back and checked the other connection and all tight

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    Earth connection won't cause the smell. It does need to be in though for your safety. have you had a new shower fitted recently? If its too many Kw it will overheat the cable feeding the shower.
    If it's got tits or tyres, its gonna be trouble

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    Run the same shower for about 8 years

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