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    Default Vent: someone switched off our power

    Some idiot switched off our electricity early this morning! DF left for work around 4am and it was still on but when I woke up around 6 it was off. I know our bill is up to date & we hadn't gotten a notice about scheduled works so I checked the fuse box and someone had switched our mains switch off.

    Easily solved but 1) what a stupid and potentially dangerous prank to pull and 2) I hate the idea that someone is lurking around our house while I'm here alone with the kids.

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    Are you sure an appliance hasn't tripped it? Or is that a different switch?

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    Yeah I was going to say are you sure your safety switch hasn't turned it off?

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    My safety switch tripped the other night when the kids knocked a fan over. It wasn't even on but in at the wall.
    Only my pints went out though not the lights.
    Sometimes a power surge to one appliance can do it. Was anything running at the time? Aircon?

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    Omg autocorrect hates me today. Hope you can decipher my words, I don't know how I came dot posts via an ipad app?

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    Yup, just did a google on the switch that was off & it was the safety switch.

    Still weirded out that it went off while DF was gone and I was asleep. Does anyone know what could trip it in an inactive house?

    ETA: don't think it was any appliances as DF goes from bed to shower to car & nothing was left on overnight

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    Fridge? Just a power surge to something might do it?
    Not long after I moved here one side of the house lights went out! There's two safety switches for the lights and for no reason it tripped. Weirdest thing and never happened again.

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    Does he have a cuppa? Our kettle has tripped it before?

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    Sometimes when two appliances are going it can set ours off. Our kettle and the iron seems to do it. Did he make a coffee and have the iron on to iron his shirt?

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    Computer? Off Peak Hot Water Heater?


 

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