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smell of burning from the socket

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  • #1
    slonkoo
    Level 8  
    I live in a large block of flats and the sockets have already been burned. Now, however, I have a strange problem. When I turn on the electric kettle in the kitchen, I can feel the smell in the room clearly coming from one of the sockets. In addition, the socket is warm for a moment. However, on the same socket you can not see even a trace of burning, the equipment connected to it works properly. Of course, now I have nothing to connect to. The question - which of these sockets is really defective, is it enough to replace it "smelly" or also in the kitchen? Could something "burn deeper" have been burning (since there are no traces on the socket itself). Do I have to replace it immediately or can it wait a week? (assuming I will not use the kettle), because I do not have time to deal with the electrics. I will add that there is wallpaper on the wall. And I'm afraid for the safety of other equipment at home.
  • #2
    bearq
    Level 38  
    Probably replacement of the socket will not do anything, call an electrician who will take the appropriate measurements, everything will be corrected and corrected.
  • #3
    750kV
    Level 31  
    Do not try anything alone as a beginner! If it is still an old block, where there was a "zeroing" of the protective pins in the sockets, you risk being electrocuted and an electrician needed immediately! Do not use any of these sockets and do not combine anything!
  • #4
    kosmos99
    Level 38  
    Probably the power supply is made "jumps" from the socket to the socket. The problem is in this socket where you can smell it, the wires are not solidly connected with each other and thus this situation with a heavy load like a kettle.
  • #5
    MonikaMarcin
    Level 20  
    It's a smelly nest that "does" a splitter.
    750kV wrote:
    Do not use any of these sockets and do not combine anything!

    I wonder if there is no outflow to other sockets yet.
    And while visiting an electrician, I suggest that he also look at other sockets.
    Especially those heavily loaded (oven, boiler, washing machine, etc.)
    Do not risk this "week". If the pipe breaks, you call a specialist right away.
    Greetings.
  • #6
    slonkoo
    Level 8  
    Once an electrician who exchanged a socket stated that in these blocks circuits are so arranged that through the socket in a small room virtually electricity flows from the whole apartment and that is why they are so often spoiled.
    When there was a shortage many years ago in this socket, turning on the TV in a large room also caused it to spark.
    The problem is that I really do not have time or the ability to go shopping, buy sockets ... I have a very important exam in a few days (really really). Assuming that we will not include anything incriminating until that time, it may endure it somehow.
    Unless you have to order an electrician from £ód¼ (I live in Chojny on the border with D±browa) who could come and fix it, with its sockets and measuring devices. etc. Searching for yourself takes a long time, and often a person with little competence comes. I would like to add that the extension cables are connected directly to the sockets (the electrician cuts off the plug and wires connecting directly to the socket) and I would like it to be done this time. There is also a need for a small help in moving the sofa, for which there is this contact (it is enough to move it slightly away from the wall). But for a man it's a pit, I have a big problem with it.
    I still have a question outside the competition. In the case described (probably there is no ground in the socket, the cable connected directly to the socket), it makes sense to buy a surge protector to the computer. Of course, I will lose the guarantee on it, cutting off the plug, but if in case of what she has a chance to work properly, protecting the computer. The previous electrician claimed that yes (but how much did he have in common with the electrics, I do not know). Although he exchanged these sockets and extension cords with his eyes closed.
    And, if someone decided to do it, I could also order the extension lead to the socket (as described above) in a large room. Now there are some devices like modem, TV decoder, and this extension has too few sockets. It is true that the "distributor" is included, but it is such a makeshift.
  • #7
    MonikaMarcin
    Level 20  
    slonkoo wrote:
    I would like to add that the extension cables are connected directly to the sockets (the electrician cuts off the plug and wires connecting directly to the socket) and I would like it to be done this time.

    As I thought.
    It's easy to count that in these nests we have min. 6 veins each (3L + 3N).
    (colleagues have not forgotten about the EP, but at 99% in such blocks it is missing ;-) )
    I wonder how it is connected.
    Probably under the nest, because very shallow cans have been placed long ago, so the cubes do not fit.
    There is not much space on the surface.
    Cables from extension cords are cables and 100% of the ends are not soldered or without sleeves!
    It must "burn"!
    slonkoo wrote:
    and often a person who is not very competent.

    Or a few zlotys more for professional repair,
    or tens of thousands on losses after a fire !!!
    I will not mention life!
    slonkoo wrote:
    Once an electrician who exchanged a socket stated that in these blocks circuits are so arranged that through the socket in a small room virtually electricity flows from the whole apartment and that is why they are so often spoiled.
    When there was a shortage many years ago in this socket, turning on the TV in a large room also caused it to spark.

    A NECESSARY REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE INSTALLATION !!! (possibly modernization)
  • #8
    slonkoo
    Level 8  
    But once, when the extension cords were normally connected to the socket, failures occurred more often than now. The reason is that unfolding the couch causes pulling the plug connected to the socket and "loosening" the socket after a certain time. This is a narrow room, so every centimeter is worth its weight in gold, so the couch can not be moved away from the wall to a safe distance. Anyway, even when she was removed, after some time she spontaneously moved back. So if the cable is connected traditionally, it's only with a very flat plug - I used to look for a week after the stores and I did not find one. Hence, such solutions. And if it's connected, I do not know exactly. The electrician cuts off the plug, removes part of the plastic protection, ejects these cables and connects them to the "hole" in the wall, connecting them with the cables located there. He puts a normal socket on it. The cable from the extension cable comes out at the bottom of the contact, and you can theoretically also turn on the contact.
  • #9
    MonikaMarcin
    Level 20  
    I also advise you to handle devices requiring grounding carefully,
    using sockets with a protective pin.
    The blasting earthing contact in the socket is a disaster.

    Added after 6 [minutes]:

    slonkoo wrote:
    Hence, such solutions. The cable from the extension leads out from under the contact, and a normal socket is placed on it.

    I do not deny such an extension cord connection.
    The only condition is that the connection will be made correctly.
    Since nothing can be connected to this socket (normal plug), it should be removed
    and mount the box in which there is space for professional attachment of the installation.
  • #10
    slonkoo
    Level 8  
    And you can answer, is there any sense in buying this surge protector? Is it still not possible to work with such an installation.
    And I repeat the question, would anyone from £ód¼ be interested in the review and repair?
  • #11
    MonikaMarcin
    Level 20  
    A bit far ;-)
    The strip - a slat, but a "sparkling" installation is a greater threat.
    Both for devices and, above all, for you.
    First a professional visit and then additional security.

    Added after 1 [minutes]:

    But with an efficient installation, the strip can come in handy.
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