Tournament this weekend, several strips were having problems, people kept kicking sloor cords and breaking them, wires were pulling out of sockets, it was sheer hell.
An Uhlmann reel goes down. Turns out the ground side of the socket is dead. (A? C?)
I take it apart, cut back the wire a few inches, test the white wire - dead.
Cut back a few more inches, test the wire - dead.
Pull yards of wire out of the reel, and find a broken white wire sticking out from the sheath about 20 feet from the end of the calbe.
I can't even imagine how this could happen, but there's no way to cut that wire down at all, unless I want fencers to walk about halfway down the strip and then rip the reel off the floor...