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  1. Charlie_

    Dangerous Situations Report

    Anybody been issuing these? Opinions?
  2. M

    Dangerous work - how to report

    I suspect I know the answer to this already, but... For some reason, recently I've been getting increasingly ****** off by being undercut by chancers, billy big s*** 'multi trade' friends of friends of friends bending my ear at social events and putting right work by the above only for the...
  3. Gavin John Hyde

    Dangerous installation certificates

    Reading another thread a moment ago about EICRS and lack of CPC and whether you should disconnect the circuit. How many people actually issue dangerous installation certificates? an example of the 18th ed from NICEIC is below. I have issued a couple where i have attended and found things...
  4. H


    Hi everyone. I'm an electrician in Leeds and i'd really appreciate your view on walking away from jobs when the existing install is not right. For instance I had two days booked in for a CU change and rewiring of some spotlights. I always start a CU change by doing a condition report first on...
  5. Alrebcon180

    Dangerous upgrade to crabtree rcbo's

    Has anyone installed the new compact rcbo from crabtree and noticed a flaw that they have introduced that doesn't exist on the older larger model starbreaker rcbo.. The basics of it are that the new compact rcbo when plugged into the busbar in a circumstance that many will come across where you...
  6. W

    Dangerous conditions found during CU change.

    First post so bare with me, and apologies if this isn't in the right place! Im a quite "wet behind the ears" electrician, qualified about a year ago and recently changed firms. New firm is getting me to do board changes, often without a prior EICR which my previous firm always did first. My...
  7. R

    Dangerous mains - Please help me identify this

    Hi All, I'm living in a pretty dangerous situation - Please can you help? A few months ago, the electricity in my first/second floor flat blew out, as did my neighbours. It turns out that there was a fault in a mains component under the stairs. I had to get an electrician out late at night...
  8. P

    How do you deal with dangerous installations

    Just wondering what course of action you take if you go to a job, say to wire an additional circuit, and you find a dangerous situation. Over the years I came across several cases where, for example the cu cover was missing, usually the old Wylex units. Some people left a danger notice, on the...
  9. G

    Domestic Garage wiring unsafe and not earthed

    I have a two storey garage with supply from house. On closer inspection I saw that the main supply in was not earthed at the junction box and neither was the light switch(feeding three lights), there is also a double socket in the garage not earthed either. I have ripped out all the wiring and...
  10. D

    Insulated wire running under radiator?

    I have a radiator mounted on the wall under the window and a socket to the right of the radiator. I have an extension running from the socket under the radiator to my desk; there is enough wire so that it runs along the floor under the radiator. Will the wiring be dangerous due to the heat of...
  11. M

    Loud buzzing, dangerous or just annoying?

    Hi all, There is a loud buzzing from the cupboard that appears only at off peak times. Loud enough for us to have to wear earplugs at night. There is a seperate single breaker switch below my off peak breaker board. I have identified this as the source of the noise as the tone and volume...
  12. J

    Dangerous? Plug switched off at wall but still powering things!

    Hi all, I'm new here but wondering if anyone could tell me if I have a dangerous situation or not? I have a double power socket attached to the wall that I've turned off...however it's still powering my phone charger...So whether it's on or off at the wall it makes no difference. Only one side...
  13. B

    Plugging transformer into extension adapter. Is it safe?

    Hello. I'm here for some advice. I'm very tight on sockets and i'm wondering if a transformer, this one to be exact: (Biorb Transformer - http://www.completeaquatics.co.uk/biorb-transformer?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn6DMBRC0ARIsAHZtCePVGfCIB3EkqjrYEfgm5VK9dCaa5G7GJ9TSZXw72fzEZtV_0XbqUIsaAkPbEALw_wcB would...
  14. eleclio

    Dangerous lighting shades

    why in 2017 do we install glass lighting shades. I've just installed 12 lights in a church which are modern leds lights but the shades are so so fragile that 2 broke on the ground and the painter cracked one when fitted. My gripe is when broken the produce dangerous shards of glass. These days...
  15. S

    EICR codes

    Thoughts on the following; no main bond to gas mains (C1), spur spurred of a spur on a ring (C2) & numerous inaccessible sockets for kitchen appliances under worktop with no switched spurs above worktop for isolating sockets (C3). Been a while since I've done an EICR! Thanks in advance.
  16. Wes1000

    Dangerous how to guide.

    Check out this guy! I nearly fell off my chair when I watched it and just had to share it. If this isn't an advert for dangerous work I don't know what is?!
  17. misslaura

    is this dangerous

    hi there , im wondering if anyone can help me, ive just moved into a flat and this box thing on the wall looks dangerous with these wires not coverd up. is this dangerous? i didnt notice it when i was shown around the flat. thank you. [/IMG]
  18. H

    Fined for misuse of NICEIC logo

    Builder fined for misuse of NICEIC logo
  19. J

    Yellow 240v extension reel??

    Hi all, Today I was given a yellow 240v extension reel to use. Now if I'm not mistaken yellow flex indicates 110v. So how does this comply? If I was to use this on a construction site everybody would assume it is 110v whereas in reality it's not it's 240v! Thoughts please :)
  20. dlt27


    Hi all, I have done a few EICR's before however could do with a bit of advice on what codes you more experienced guys would give these observations; 1 Old 3036 DB made up of wooden base/back. (C3?) 2 Underszed main bond. (C3?) 3 Cooker switch mounted 18" above cooker (C3?) 4 Mutiple cct's in MCB...