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    Could anyone Tell me the legal distance a induction Hob has to be installed from a sink please my housing association says 12 inches , is this wrong ?

    Can anyone tell me the Legal distance a induction Hob has to be installed from a sink please, my housing association say they are going to install one 12 inches from my sink and I said this is wrong, also it is to be installed under my window which I have to lean over the hob to open the window...
  2. J

    Legal to drill a hole?

    I want to replace an oyster light in my kitchen ceiling with an LED downlight. I have engaged an electrician to do the job. While waiting for him to arrive, out of curiosity I unscrewed the light housing from the ceiling and drew it down a short way, (I don't intend to detach the wires from the...
  3. Lister1987

    UK Legal obligation to condemn/lock-off unsafe works

    Browsing through t'internet on the crapper like I do, I thought I'd look as dses.uk and noticed he had a section on condemning/isolating unsafe works and how we have no legal power to do so (unlike GasSafe et all who apparently do (Gas Act?). Got me thinking surely we do have a legal obligation...
  4. rolyberkin

    Meter Fitting Legal Position?

    My sister has bought a building plot and I have fitted a temp supply, Western Power have fitted the head but Scottish Power cocked up didn’t turn up. They are now saying they will be fitting the meter earliest on the 3rd May? They move into the caravan on site next Wednesday! Anyone know the...
  5. elpedro

    Is brown tape on switched live a legal requirement?

    Hi all, I've had a complete rewire in my house as part of a renovation. I've noticed two things that I wonder if they are in line with regs: 1) the electrician has not put the little bit of brown tape over the blue or black wires that are switched live. Is the brown tape just best practice or...
  6. E

    would it be legal to....(25 characters)

    purchase 25 tonnes of sand, delivered to an old college friends house and dumped on their driveway? its basically giving a gift isnt it? im bringing the beach to them! and technically ive only paid for it and put in the wrong address? whoopsie clumsy me
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    NEED Legal advice - solar system malfunctioning

    Hello, i have big problems with my solar system - inverter malfunctioning, charging batteries gone crazy, battery died in couple month i guess (charges to 100% quickly and soon takes charge from batterie, the charge drops to 40-32% and does not go back if charge stops taking energy from...
  8. T

    Extending sub main cables?

    Hi everyome We're refurbing our lower ground flat within a Victorian terraced house, and there are 2 flats above. Contractor has knocked out all relevant walls and found services running through what is to be open plan living room. So we need to relocate the service run to the flats above. Gas...
  9. B

    Opinions Please (legal advise!)

    Hi all. Up until this year I always sent my meter off to the manufacturers to be calibrated. This year I decided to use a certain Part P bodies own calibration department to carry out the calibration (huge mistake!). Let me give you a list of the facts as I see it: 1. Meter was sent to be...
  10. H

    Handyman legal to fix light and switch

    Hi I'm a handyman and just wondering if I'm legally allowed to change light switches and sockets like for like under P rating ? Thankyou
  11. E

    Building Control BS7671 Certification

    Hi Guys , Haven't posted for a while. I carry out commercial, industrial Electrical works mainly & on occasions I have carried out Domestic Rewires, probably 1 or 2 a Year. I usually submit relevant certs etc through Building Control of at least 2 Council Authorities without a problem,pay around...
  12. M

    Non notifiable work?

    Is it a legal requirement to certificate non notifiable work? Do you have to.
  13. M

    Domestic 110 volt

    Chaps I have just installed a 10 kva 110v site transformer on a job and put 3 double sockets in the garage for battery chargers etc I have had a request from the builder and the client to put temporary 230v standard 13 amp double sockets on each floor (i assume the builder dont have any 110v...
  14. C

    How many sockets?

    I live in a studio flat(not sure of size), and I only have two electrical sockets in the living/sleeping area and one in the kitchen. I was just wondering whether this is legal, or what the legal minimum is? Thanks
  15. C

    For sale section

    When we first started I suggested a for sale section on the forum. Now we have many more members who thinks it is a good idea? Not interested in people posting their gran's best china or their old Ford Capri, but stuff that we can all make use of - consumer units, power tools or anything...
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