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adamh

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I have been asked to do a landlord safety check on a 1st floor flat the board is a 4way wylex rewireable unit and im just wondering if i can still pass this as there will be no additions just the safety check?
 
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Jurassic Spark

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Just class it as 2 (needs improvement) on the periodic form and suggest they be replaced with Wylex plug-in MCBs
 
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Tapouchoke

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3036 rewirable fuses in 1st floor flat

With reference to the above I had the niceic man out yesterday for my yearly visit now he told me a code 2 was a unsatisfactory under 17th regs
Assuming the flat is old and cables buried in walls
also there is no rcd protection for cables concealed in wall or partions
Which you would give a code 4 to
But remember your name is on the periodic

hope this helps
 
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jibspark

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3036 rewirable fuses in 1st floor flat

With reference to the above I had the niceic man out yesterday for my yearly visit now he told me a code 2 was a unsatisfactory under 17th regs
Assuming the flat is old and cables buried in walls
also there is no rcd protection for cables concealed in wall or partions
Which you would give a code 4 to
But remember your name is on the periodic

hope this helps
wow so does that mean that no install pre 17th will be a full pass on a periodic?
 
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adamh

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i dont think i got the job anyway lol
 
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Jurassic Spark

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NICEIC are up there own arses - the Regs aren't retrospective. The current Regs only apply to work carried out NOW. Any work carried out in the past was applicable to the Regs at that time.
If I bought myself a car from the 50s, I wouldn't be expected to fit seat belts in it!
 
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bigal

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Don't forget the rating on the 3036 in a domestic is only 1ka (at least it was before 17th). So you'll have to compare that to the PFC incoming.
bigal
 
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jaldred

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Remember, code 4 only means "does not comply with current regulations".
Code 4 would apply to every installation that does not have rcd protection on cables buried in walls except blah blah.....
Code 4's do not equate to an unsatisfactory periodic report.
 
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iceman

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hi i just been to test an installation witch has BS3036 rewirable fuses cos the person was sayin the lamps keep blowin upstairs did insulation resistence test tht was fine 299M ohms did a loop test and tht came in at 279ohm my verdict was possable overload also did insulation resistence oh heating sully cable found a fault between line and neutrel reading wos 1.08 not rite att all wot do recken fellas???

supply thts ment to be lol cheers
 
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Spudnik

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Did the isolator for the CH have a neon?

Did you isolate the CH system before the test?
 
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iceman

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yes everythin was isolated cheers
 
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iceman

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no it was deff 279 ;-) no rcd protection
 
:eek::eek::eek::eek: then your ir readings a the least of your worries try and get them to have a 17th ed cu fitted
check to see what earthing system the flat has if its not tt something has gone wrong, even on tt i would be aiming for 100ohms at cu
 
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