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  1. C

    Eicr ring main readings

    Would you guys be happy with these readings on ring main,Rcbo c type 30ma/32 amp. r1 1.87...rn 1.91 cpc 3.20....R1 +R2.1.26. zs 1.46 ohms.
  2. M

    Eicr communal boards

    Hi guys I'm having major works being done on our flats by the council. There is no periodic inspection lables on the boards in communal areas. How many years is required between each periodic test?? Council said it an be up to ten years??? I sure it was no longer than 5. Any advice would be...
  3. P

    EICR - Holding back test results?

    A customer has asked me to quote for some work and he sent a copy of the EICR that was done a while back. As can be seen, the person who did the eicr is holding back the test results until the C2's have been resolved? I don't do many EICRs mainly because there are locals doing them too cheap...
  4. S

    EICR codes - school

    Hi all Currently carrying out an EICR on a senior school. I constantly find myself questioning my codes as I always go on the side of caution and appreciate I can possibly be a bit too harsh? From the minute I got my testing I was thrown out on my own and have pretty much self taught since...
  5. A

    Electrician provided 17th Edition EICR and says its ok

    He used AMTECH software to produce and said it's ok - the authorities will accept it. Makes no sense to me. Please advise.
  6. B

    EICR coding

    Testing on a commercial site which has an outdoor panel which feeds various car chargers and lighting, now upon opening the panel with a triangle key you have access to all switch gear now would you code anything for no secondary barrier? I opened another box and it had a plastic face plate...
  7. J

    EICR report and £900 remedial work - seems fair?

    Hello, I felt hot sockets in my house. I called an electrician who said the fuse board was dangerous - just by looking at it. Horrified was the word used. He carried out testing and did some other work. £120 for the report £140 for bonding to gas and water services £80 for T&E cable to front...
  8. C

    Unsatisfactory Domestic EICR - Should I rewire or spot fix

    Hi All, I am about to buy a 1930s house for which I have got a Unsatisfactory rating for the Domestic EICR. I am now in a bit of fix in deciding whether I should go for a complete rewire or just fix the issues raised in the report. I am also planning a back extension in the next 6 months and...
  9. tigerpaul

    Site cabin EICR

    Hi folks, We have a site welfare cabin that needs an EICR. The cabin is powered by an onboard generator, which is connected to an earth electrode. What is lowest acceptable resistance we are looking for when conducting an earth electrode test. Thanks for any advice you can give, I have gone...
  10. Dan

    EICR Codebreakers

    Okay, so this term has come to my attention just now. Never heard of it before in the electrical industry as such. Seems to be brought about by NAPIT. But it's just a term for inspecting in an orderly fashion I assume? And tips to watch out for? So. Wondering if it's worth us creating a EICR...
  11. S

    EICR - made me laugh

    One of my friends has recently moved down to Dorset (from London). Had an EICR carried out by a sparks down there as it’s a bit out of my catchment area (Kent..). He asked me to have a look at said report. There are several things that annoy/make me laugh about this report that was done. Let’s...
  12. C

    EICR prices - 3 bed semi or per certificate?

    I was asked if I can test a domestic property in Liverpool yesterday, I said yes i can and told them I charge £120 for an EICR. They then replied "£100 sounds better" I replied saying no I charge £120 for a domestic EICR (Which i think is pretty reasonable?) They did not reply! Out of...
  13. B

    EICR coding help

    Is the Napit EICR Codebreakers book any use? Got a few problems that another spark disagrees with, All on one board Plastic board not in an escape route or below stairs C3 No busbar cover on board C3 Spur for Storage heater has crack on fuse holder C3 No cover on inside bulkhead light C3 No RCD...
  14. W

    Codes domestic eicr best practice

    Hi just looking for any tips and knowledge. When carrying out a domestic eicr I’ve noticed a pattern such as often No metal board No rcd protection Not to ip 4x or 2 x I’m still picking up on things to put and don’t want to get into a habit of jut the same ones. Any other recommendations in...
  15. JK-Electrical

    Yet Another Dodgy EICR

    A prospective customer has contacted me via a recommendation received from a mutual contact and asked me to provide a quotation for remedial works that have arisen from an EICR that was recently undertaken at a three-bedroom property he rents out. In his initial e-mail, he said that the letting...
  16. B

    EICR help

    Hi looking for some advice, basically have an upfront 100mA RCD at 1 DB that feeds another DB with no RCD just MCBs in 2nd DB, now on schedule of tests it says over current which at 2nd DB which will be my 100mA RCD and Associated RCD but where Operating current for each circuit is would you put...
  17. C

    Domestic Have I got a poor EICR?

    Please help a confused home owner. I commissioned an EICR on my recent house purchase. 1st electrician said "You don't need an EICR. You need an RCBO. Anyone who tells you it needs rewiring is wrong". 2nd electrician did part of the EICR & summarised "This property has many factors...
  18. JK-Electrical

    A Rather Obvious Forged EICR

    I know for a fact that the attached EICR is a forgery. I suspected as much even before I had been given a copy of the report. My suspicions were confirmed the moment I noticed that the tester had entered 25 years as the estimated age of the installation. The installation is in fact, brand-new...
  19. FatAlan

    Electrician EICR Derby

    Mate of a mate has a pub in Derby town centre needing an EICR. Anyone interested, PM me and I can find out more.
  20. J

    4293 elcb coding __________

    Been called to a job for a second opinion, Previous spark said current db set up would warrant a code 2 and therefore need a board change. Granted the elcb set up isn't great for discrimination but cant see this warranting more than a C3. But what about the elcb itself? It Tests out fine. Any...
  21. Michaelwgroves

    Domestic EICR Code for switch in bathroom.

    I've just completed an EICR and found a switch for towel rail in bathroom. It is located outside zones. There is no RCD on this circuit, this is coded elsewhere. My first thought was as located within 3M, Reg 701.512.3 code C2 But upon reading reg properly it specifically refers to sockets. I...
  22. B

    25mm split con sub main eicr code?

    Just done an EICR on a domestic, the sub main running from origin to cu is 25mm split con. Hard to know if its more than 50mm deep in walls etc without intrusive investigation. So could run with FI, but obv that doesn't deliver a satisfactory report. Bit of a tricky one as it would have complied...
  23. P

    Electrical testers required urgently to carry out Eicr testing in stevenage and essex long contract

    Looking for electrical testers to carry out EICR testing in stevenage and Essex areas, high volume of works, price work, Applicants must be fully qualified, 2391 , must have own tools and transport
  24. D

    Eicr codes

    Hi All. What will be the code for : - short circuit in radial; - low value of resitance for motor circuit; -no continuity on ring ;
  25. MarkySparky1962

    Definitive answer please - EICR

    Morning All Please can someone provide me a definitive answer to matters pertaining EICR As a NICEIC Domestic Installer I hold C&G 2392, 2393, and my 18th Ed. I’m keen for this thread not to descend into a 5 day pay as you go wonder v 90 years on the tools indented apprentices how very dare...
  26. E

    Commercial EICR Responsibilities.

    Hi Guys, I need verification as to who is responsible for 5year Testing & Inspection of commercial units. The tenant or Landlord? Scenario, a unit/ building Electrical Installation ready for renting is Tested & brought up to a current edition of the regs before handing over, Probably a bare...
  27. J

    EICR certificate

    On an installation there are two main switch’s one in a 12 way DB, another is an exel switch fuse supplying two DB’s. What would you put down as the main switch on the cert on page 2? Thanks
  28. V

    Landlords EICR and t&e sub mains without RCD

    Hi All Been doing a lot of EICR for landlords recently due to new legislation and agents i guess. One common issue im finding even with relatively new (10 years) old installations is a T&E sub main. Now some of these have a 100mA rcd .. or no RCD .. some are even wired in concentric cable...
  29. Billwah

    Unsatisfactory EICR??

    Hi there all, Just had an EICR c/o in my 3 bed house, and got an unsatisfactory report with c2 and c3 observations. The c3 is an advisory, with the two c2's causing the unsatis overall report. The CU is 20 yes old and plastic, with RCD to some circuits, and not others. All are MCBs. Have been...
  30. B

    EICR CODE too close to pipes

    What is the right code for: a) central heating pipes running directly below a socket (left to right). Could heat from the pipes slightly warm the socket and possibly warm a flex cord of a plugged in appliance if it touches the pipe? Would lagging the pipes solve this? b) electric cable...
  31. H

    Eicr sample size question

    Good afternoon Was just wondering when a sample size is set for an EICR Say 50% would the remaining circuits have to be identified for schedule purposes. I'm training to becoming an electrician and it's something that I'm unsure about. Thanks Harry
  32. bigspark17

    Eicr test date/stickering when unsatisfactory

    What do you guys who carry out eicr on commercial premises with multiple consumer units do when putting tested/next test stickers on each consumer unit, do you just put one at origin, one on each cu? And if the result is unsatisfactory what do you put on the next test date due, if there are...
  33. L

    EICR ....I was amazed !

    Hello, I am by no means an expert but having just successfully completed my 2391-52 I was interested to be passed this EICR and see some of the observations. I have removed the inspectors details but he/they are NICEIC approved contractors and have been in the industry for many years. I...
  34. M

    EICR finds for a Friday....

    Are you ready? Hey, are you ready for this? Are you hanging on the edge of your seat? Out of the doorway the SPARKY rips To the sound of the beat, yeah Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust And another one gone, and another one gone Another one bites the dust, yeah Hey, I'm...
  35. j1mbodrea

    Doing 2391-52 atm, does anyone need any help completing EICs and EICRs

    Hi there, I'm doing the 2391-52 atm Live in west London area, is anyone looking for an electrician? Level 2-3 diploma along with 18th Editon Regs. Looking for permanent work Thanks Jimbo
  36. Bobby34

    EICR/PIR Shadowing for new DI

    Are there any sparks in the Rugby/Northampton/Leamington or Leicester area that carry out EICR's on a regular basis that wouldn't mind me shadowing one? I'm a new DI and To be honest i'd be pretty comfortable carrying one out anyway following the form through (albeit not on the NIC form having...
  37. T

    EICR & emergency lights

    Evening all I use to have a really good booklet on EICR codes and examples but i cant seem to find it now! Can anybody recommend a helpful page/print out for this? Also can anyone point me to a good page/print out for emergency lighting regs, positions etc... Thanks
  38. G

    Domestic EICR Question - Lots of confusion out there ....

    I need to have an EICR since I am getting a small HMO going, and this is the current fuseboard, seems REG16 one.. I had a few electricians coming around and some say they have to change the board, some says I need to RCD all the circuits, some says they only provide a paper report and some say...
  39. Marcus Vaughan

    EICR - Code 1 or 2 - for unenclosed conductors in choc-blocs?

    Hi all, I've got a couple of examples of this; on a domestic EICR. I'm on the fence with the coding - C1 or C2. There is no copper showing on the live parts - but I wouldn't like to grab it. I just want to be consistent with this - I mean if it was just bare conductors twisted together...
  40. C

    Eicr just rewire

    eicr,safety is the real issue here,but I’ve seen loads of real poor workmanship,by sparks,big & little things,& you give codes for it. Just sometimes looking @ the real bad terminations,makes you mad. Be great just to write condemned,Rewire,what’s your take on it all It’s getting better cause we...
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