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Old 03.03.2017, 12:47
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Re: Small appliances on extension cord: fire risk in Switzerland?

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The point is not "look at me, I'm great", but rather that a lot of people think that it is an acceptable job if the bulb lights, and no smoke comes out. If you do make a change to your own electrical installation, inform yourself before you start, and spend some money to have an electrician come and inspect it, even if only informally for a bottle of wine.
When I said "appliances", I meant big appliances like the washing machine, dryer and dishwasher, not small ones like the toaster and blender. The landlord added them to the system incorrectly, probably many years ago, and didn't use the right plug sockets. My brother-in-law is an electrician and my husband knows not to mess with stuff he shouldn't. He didn't do anything wrong, just used an extension cord in the kitchen, which shouldn't be a problem. The house was faulty before we moved in, we haven't changed anything.

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