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Originally posted June 23 2004 at 00:06 under General. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

Buzz, Spark, Smoke

So the hedge on the front garden has gotten a bit out of control (actually that’s an understatement, it’s stupidly wild). That meant that earlier tonight found me severely attacking it with the hedge trimmers. Having chopped what seemed like half a forest away I was reaching upward to try and deal with its prodigious height when there was a sudden bang, and some sparks and a bit of magic smoke escaped. Turns out that in amongst the large amount of cut down hedge which was getting in my way, the power cord had become entangled around the cutters. I’d just went through the wire. Luckily everything was plugged into an RCD, so other than a fuse there’s no harm done. I’ve rewired the trimmers (removing the burnt/melted bit of cord obviously) and everything seems fine. Remember people, when you have that sudden urge to garden, safety first!

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