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09:21 pm: the mystery of the mysterious light switch : CASE CLOSED!
Visitors to my flat have often wondered what this light switch here does. (It has been mentioned before.) It is by my door. For months I assumed it did nothing. It certainly didn't operate the hall lights, which would have been useful as having them automatically turn on at 4am when I'm popping to the loo is not good. Here it is :-





The other light switches aren't mysterious at all. This is what they do.







So. I was thinking the other day, that it was funny that not only did I have a mysterious light switch that I didn't know what it did, and that I also had a light (on the cooker hood) that sometimes didn't turn on when I wanted to. I must have been very tired, because when I decided that these two facts might be related I thought it was a breakthrough!

So I did an experiment.


here is the cooker


here is the cooker with the mysterious 3rd switch on!



So. The mystery was solved : the mystery switch controls the light switch that the cooker light is on. Sorry for such a dull answer. Next week, we investigate what is up the mysterious hatches in the hall and the corridor outside!

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From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:January 10th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Awesome photoblogging adventure!!!
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From:abigailb
Date:January 10th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. ;)

I did try to make an animated GIF of the last one but I couldn't reproduce the shot. :(
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From:tearsofzorro
Date:January 10th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Dammit, I was hoping it would be a Magic Switch!
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From:abigailb
Date:January 10th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
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It wasn't captioned "Magic" so I feel that would have been a bit unfair.
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From:vjbseven
Date:January 10th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
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The light switch to your cooker is by your door? How rare.
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From:abigailb
Date:January 11th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
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Yep. Perhaps I should have explained in the post that the door is at the opposite end of the room to the cooker. There is an additional light switch on the cooker too, to be fair.
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From:barakta
Date:January 10th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
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We have a switch which has no purpose, as well as a number of very badly placed switches. I curse whoever did the work on this house, as it is cheaply and bodgily done. And not bodged in a good way either :(...
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From:abigailb
Date:January 11th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
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The electrics are OK here, it's the plumbing that's silly (hot water in toilet yay). I had to get the builders to come round again and adjust my sink tap mixer thingy, which was wobbling alarmingly.
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From:bluedevi
Date:January 11th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
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My theory was that it caused a butterfly to flap its wings in the Amazon. But now at least you know...
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From:eldritchreality
Date:January 12th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
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>>Next week, we investigate what is up the mysterious hatches in the hall and the corridor outside!

I swear those are Jeffries tubes. If upon exploring them you find yourself on the starship Enterprise, promiss me you'll come right back through and grab me!

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From:abigailb
Date:January 12th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
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You'll have to wait and see! (Actually, I only know what it in the one outside, not the indoor one)
From:multiphonikks
Date:January 15th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
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Ah... that is so... obvious...... Isn't it???

It's better than I a friend's place which had a light switch which turned on the electricity supply to Another lightswitch....
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