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Old 10-05-2022, 17:33   #1
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Wet plug socket to dry out

Generally how long does it take for a plug socket to dry out sufficiently for it not to trip all the electrics when it is switched on?
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Old 10-05-2022, 18:45   #2
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

Until it's bone dry..... about the length of a piece of string.

How did it get wet?
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Old 11-05-2022, 10:09   #3
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

I would have a look at the socket itself by unscrewing it off the wall and inspecting it.


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Old 11-05-2022, 17:30   #4
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

You could try using a hairdrier on a low setting to help with the drying process.
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You could try using a hairdrier on a low setting to help with the drying process.
But (obviously) not plugged into that socket...
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

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Generally how long does it take for a plug socket to dry out sufficiently for it not to trip all the electrics when it is switched on?
Generally longer than it takes to go to B&Q and buy a replacement. I’ve only got a wall socket wet once, with a very well-aimed mug of coffee. No hesitation, I just swapped it out for a new one.

So long as you know what you’re doing of course ….
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

Thank you for the replies.

It has been three months since the issue that caused the socket to get wet enough for it to trip was fixed. However I don't know if three months is enough time for the socket to dry out sufficiently so that it doesn't cause everything to trip when it is switched on, or shortly after it is switched on.
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

Switch it on. If the electrics trip, you have your answer …
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

I would hope its dry after 3 months !
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Re: Wet plug socket to dry out

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Thank you for the replies.

It has been three months since the issue that caused the socket to get wet enough for it to trip was fixed. However I don't know if three months is enough time for the socket to dry out sufficiently so that it doesn't cause everything to trip when it is switched on, or shortly after it is switched on.

Unless you live in a very wet cave, under a waterfall, or underwater, then I would assume it has dried out by now.


Whats the worst that can happen? It just trips.
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