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BostonsBadBoy 10-15-2009 02:28 PM

Hedge trimmer, cut through the wire (how can I fix it)
 
Ok guys, been around to my cousins new house today doing the hedges for her and took my moms hedge trimmers (my moms on hol) and about 3 mins after being told to watch I dont cut through the wire, what do I do? Got it! http://images.digitalspy.co.uk/forum/smilies/frown.gif

I have been the the electrical shop and bought alittle plastic thing that reconects the wires (brown and blue) and put a new fuse in the plug, but still nothing.

Anyone know what I can do to fix it?

Thanks

ohmy 10-15-2009 02:30 PM

Is this the wire for the trimmer?

brokenknee 10-15-2009 03:23 PM

What wire did you cut? Is it an electric hedge trimmer? If that is the wire you cut you should replace the whole cord.

BostonsBadBoy 10-15-2009 06:57 PM

Thanks for the reply.

Yes the electric cord. Is there no way I can repair the wire?

Scuba_Dave 10-15-2009 07:01 PM

I strip both wires, twist them back together/solder them then tape the up so they can't short out
There may be an internal part that fried when it shorted

300zx 10-15-2009 07:41 PM

Is this rec on a GFCI somwhere take something you know works and plug it in and if you have no power look for a gfci somewhere http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...00510286_0.jpg

frenchelectrican 10-15-2009 07:46 PM

Just want to head up the OP is from UK due the two key word gaveaway is fused plug and colour codes


And with UK they should have RCD on outdoor circuit and it will be in the distubaiton centre { breaker box }

Merci.

Marc

300zx 10-15-2009 07:48 PM

thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by frenchelectrican (Post 341221)
Just want to head up the OP is from UK due the two key word gaveaway is fused plug and colour codes


And with UK they should have RCD on outdoor circuit and it will be in the distubaiton centre { breaker box }

Merci.

Marc

Thank you didn't catch that thank you.:thumbsup:

joed 10-15-2009 08:07 PM

If it is the extension cord put a plug on both and have two short cords instead of one long one.
If it is the trimmer cord can you put a plug on the cut off end and have shorter cord?

brokenknee 10-15-2009 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frenchelectrican (Post 341221)
Just want to head up the OP is from UK due the two key word gaveaway is fused plug and colour codes


And with UK they should have RCD on outdoor circuit and it will be in the distubaiton centre { breaker box }

Merci.

Marc

And here I though he was from Boston because of his/her user-name. :huh:

Scuba_Dave 10-15-2009 08:22 PM

OP's IP does track to the UK :yes:

brokenknee 10-15-2009 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 341236)
OP's IP does track to the UK :yes:

The little trickster was trying to make us think he was one of us on the "good side" of the pond. :laughing:

frenchelectrican 10-15-2009 09:58 PM

I know it may be little off topic but here is the city of Boston UK


http://www.mapquest.co.uk/mq/maps/ma...City=Boston%20


Just click on that it will show up

Merci.

Marc

SULTINI 10-16-2009 07:29 AM

Memories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BostonsBadBoy (Post 341106)
Ok guys, been around to my cousins new house today doing the hedges for her and took my moms hedge trimmers (my moms on hol) and about 3 mins after being told to watch I dont cut through the wire, what do I do? Got it! http://images.digitalspy.co.uk/forum/smilies/frown.gif

I have been the the electrical shop and bought alittle plastic thing that reconects the wires (brown and blue) and put a new fuse in the plug, but still nothing.

Anyone know what I can do to fix it?

Thanks

QUICK STORY
WOW, you brought back memories When I was a kid my dad cut the hedges by hand with shears then he bought new electric shears and let me cut the hedges and kept saying don't cut the cord.
Well you know I cut it about the same time as you, man he was hot.
I think he just twisted the wires together and used cloth black tape.
It's a miracle nobody was killed. Repair the cords like #9 said.


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