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Topic Title: Smell of kippers
Topic Summary: Shower
Created On: 01 December 2012 04:28 PM
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 01 December 2012 04:28 PM
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mikejumper

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I've had smells described in lots of ways before, but kippers is a first for me.
A near neighbour collared me one morning this week and asked if I could have a look at his electric shower, he said it gave off a smell just like kippers when he had his morning shower.
Too busy this week to look, so passed it onto someon else.
 01 December 2012 04:51 PM
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Urea Formaldehyde has a distinct fishy smell when heated - some makes of terminal blocks supplied to OEM, and the switch terminal insulation in the back of pull switches are a similar material.

Showers may also have a "plate" of similar material behind the terminal blocks.

I'd suspect a loose terminal getting hot

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 01 December 2012 05:11 PM
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The thing about water is that after heavy rain, floods and high tides the water can take on quite strong distinctive odours, its more noticeable in coastal areas during high tides, when I lived near the sea after a high tide the water had a strong beach smell for a few days.

But I suspect as OMS pointed out it is more likely a loose terminal in the unit unless you had a kipper factory down the road that got washed out.

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 01 December 2012 05:20 PM
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LOL.

"Kipper Factory" means something else in these parts

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 01 December 2012 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by: ebee

LOL.

"Kipper Factory" means something else in these parts


I suspect we really dont want to know what you northerners get up to with kippers. LOL

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 01 December 2012 05:48 PM
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It won't have anything to do with Kippers, rock - trust me

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 01 December 2012 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by: OMS

It won't have anything to do with Kippers, rock - trust me

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LOL Got it, thats what comes of leading a sheltered life.

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 01 December 2012 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by: mikejumper

I've had smells described in lots of ways before, but kippers is a first for me.

A near neighbour collared me one morning this week and asked if I could have a look at his electric shower, he said it gave off a smell just like kippers when he had his morning shower.

Too busy this week to look, so passed it onto someon else.


This is usually a sign that it is likely to go up in smoke if it is continued to be used do to a loose connection.

Always advise that the circuit is isolated immediately as this can occasionally cause a fire within the shower unit!
 01 December 2012 10:41 PM
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That's the same smell you got when Mrs put a 100W bulb in an enclosed glass shade a la 60's....
 02 December 2012 05:05 PM
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Still jamming to the sounds of the 80's Rockstar??

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 02 December 2012 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by: CMElectrical

Still jamming to the sounds of the 80's Rockstar??


LOL No not so much these days, do the very occasional gig with Joey the Lips but busy at work and my water activities.

Did have the offer a while back for another 17 party nights with a Blues Brothers type band from Plymouth, but cant be A**** with it as it gets a bit boring same old party stuff night after night.

Are you still spinning those discs!! ?

I suspect 'water activities' up North will have some different connotations though!!. LOL

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Edited: 02 December 2012 at 07:13 PM by rocknroll
 02 December 2012 06:45 PM
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It was just that an old lady customer of mine referred to one of her neighbours homes as being a kipper factory - Oh she is saying a house of ill repute thinks I

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