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Distribution Block

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by riverrun, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. riverrun

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    I've made a distribution block with 4 x MK twin sockets and LoRad. It's a bit late to wonder now, but was making the enclosure out of wood a very bad idea?
     
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    I can't think of any reason why it would be a problem. Wood's a rubbish conductor and if you're competent enough to try such a project then I'm sure it's wired correctly. What is that you're concerned about?

    I'd like to see a picture though :)
     
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    nope, sounds ok to me
     
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    a couple of other people did this a while ago but used plastic casing i think
     
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    I was one of those people who made my own distribution block based on StooMonster's design. If you search on either StooMonster's or my own username you should find all the details and comments raised.
     
  6. riverrun

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    I suppose conventional distribution blocks made of metal, ABS, or plastic would break if you kicked them about a bit, just like a wooden one, but I was mainly worried about fire, and the circumstances that might cause ignition from within the box. Enclose pic for eviljohn.
     

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    That looks great :eek:

    The only way you'd get ignition is if the wires were to spark. No chance of that if it's wired correctly. I suppose you could earth the metal screws that hold it all together as well. ;)
     
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    I did something similar for my computer station but with 4 twin sockets, no probs for about 4 years. :thumbsup:
     

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