fuse box


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fuse box

The metal box that contains a building's fuses (safety devices that keep circuits from overloading) The electrician is taking a look at the fuse box right now.
See also: box, fuse

fuse box

n. the head; the brain. I’m afraid she’s missing a little something in the fuse box.
See also: box, fuse
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Slater told the policeman Mr Cartner had moved into a new flat that week and was trying to obtain a fuse box.
Slater told the policeman Mr Cartner had moved into a new flat and was trying to obtain a fuse box. When confronted by the police, Mr Cartner told them the fuse box was at his mother's home nearby and it was retrieved.
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There are tell-tale signs of old electrical work, such as surface-mounted cables, old-fashioned light switches, flexes and ceiling roses, and fuse boxes that use fuse wire, rather than pop-out fuses.
"The power line that is installed cannot deliver electricity that is required and will overload the fuse box if it is used," said a representative.
Once you find the fuse box, locate the right fuse by checking the diagram located inside the cover.
Following an investigation yesterday by fire chiefs, it was confirmed that the fire was accidentally caused by a short circuit in the main fuse box.
When an estate car failed, it was found that an 11-year-old boy left alone in the back seat had removed every fuse from the fuse box and hidden them in his pockets.
The particular area of interest is the fuse box. What's needed is information about positioning of the box as well as the specific fuses within the box.
At this point, you still have one more thing to check before calling the electrician: the circuit breaker box, or fuse box if you have an older home.
And, the house being some 30-years-old, the fuse box, now positively a museum piece, is placed in the most inaccessible position possible, high up on the kitchen wall.
On 22 November, a fire started in an electrical fuse box under the control room of the BR2 (Belgian reactor2) at the nuclear research centre in Mol.
I found the fuse box, but can't find a fuse responsible for the lighter.
An ancient bottle of poison is juxtaposed with cans and a fuse box from the '30s and '40s.
"If he doesn't like us, he'll walk out the door and put a curse on our fuse box. Now, as soon as he arrives, take him into the living room and make him comfortable.