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Loki

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Hi,

Been doing a full rewire on a social housing 2 bedroom house.
Lifted the floorboards to find that the house has been rewired in the past.
The sockets were really low maybe 75mm off the floor, also the original cables to the sockets had be cut with about 3 foot left connected to the old rewire via terminal connectors wrapped in tape & far to much outer sheath stripped back.
Not a quality job done lol.

Now new cables are in, sockets & switches at the usual 450mm / 1200mm heights.
New crabtree CU, 2 afdd & rcbo's, revive 7 fans in kitchen & bathroom, 2nd fixing still to do.

Give it 6 - 12 months & tenant will probably have trashed the place lol
 
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Dave OCD

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Can you put a picture of the CU on here sometime please mate ? I'm imagining it must be quite big ?
 

Strima

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I miss read that, I wondered why you would put seven fans in the bathroom and kitchen...

No doubt the dodgy electrical goods from The Range and B&M will make the tenants bypass the AFDDs within a couple of days and they’ll try to trade them in at the local flat roofed pub for some Amber Leaf, a bottle of blue WKD and a quick fumble round the back of the smoking shelter.
 

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ive done a few local government rewires where it had already all been done surface.. new administration wanted it all done again but flush
 

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Can you put a picture of the CU on here sometime please mate ? I'm imagining it must be quite big ?
Will do, company specs is a 13 way board.
2 slots for main switch, a afdd with attached rcbo takes 2 slots. 7 slots left for rcbo circuits.
 

Dave OCD

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There seems to be a general hint on this thread that social housing tenants are less worthy of a safe electrical installation than more 'upmarket' types. Kind of makes some of us look like [email protected] IMHO.... :)
 

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I wonder why they don't go all the way and spec SPDs as well ?
Com[any needs to employ someone who knows What's What with regards to these devices I reckon, what say others?
 
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