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Hi all.

Apologies of this is in the wrong place.

I am looking for some advice. I had a new consumer unit in 2016 which is fine however I have just noticed an earth wire coming out of the bottom which isn't connected. I'm not sure if I has always been this way or not?

There is another earth wire running along the top connected to some piping so I'm not sure of that's why this one isn't connected?

Any advice would be appreciated. Didn't want to call an electrician and waste someone's time if it's not an issue plus if it just needs putting back somewhere I can do that.

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As above there is every chance that is the earthing conductor so yes contact an electrician to investigate.
 
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As above there is every chance that is the earthing conductor so yes contact an electrician to investigate.
Is there not some way that I could find out where it should be and just reconnect it? Seems like a waste of someone's time just to come out and connect a wire.
 

Strima

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Looks like the earthing conductor, also the head looks like TN-S sorted quite recently as that braid looks very clean.

Do you have any certification for the work carried out?

Get an electrician in to confirm.
 
I'm in mist of learning to hopefully get my 18th this year so correct me if I'm wrong but shouldn't the bonding be before any joints on pipework and within 600mm of meter
 
I suggest you do not touch the bare end nor the shiny braided part as you may be exposed to the risk of electric shock. Call an electrician.
 

Pete999

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You may want to contact the DNO electricity supplier for advice, as it looks lie the Electrician that fitted your New CU has left the L and N Tails as well as an Earthing conductor and the DNO meter fitter ignored it, without seeing the complete installation it's hard to decipher, seems as though the DNO hasn't provided an MET Main Earthing Terminal, shoddy in my book, call them as a matter of urgency, the meter fitter want's Castrating without an anaesthetic, and with a blunt knife, for leaving it like that. Was mothing sai at the time of connection? or did the meterman leave his brains in the van, if he had any to start with. shocking work.
 
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