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This was installed by an "electrician" 4 months ago.Single RCD feeding 5 breakers for a two bedroom,two story house.
The lady was charged £675 for this crap and was told she'd get a certificate,which no matter how much she rings them up,doesn't seem to be forth coming.I wonder why?
It really makes my blood boil when I see stuff like this and they even get away with charging over the odds for it.
 
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Dustydazzler

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That’s absolutely criminal....

who in their right mind starts with the lowest breaker next to the main switch
 
Ian1981

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Least it’s an A type 100 amp Rccb.
Rcbos would obviously be more desirable
 
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I wonder about the blue tape on the incoming neutral.
 
Ian1981

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I wonder about the blue tape on the incoming neutral.
Maybe the tails where both red coloured as the original installer had no black?
If it was black then it might as well have been left.
 
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Maybe the tails where both red coloured as the original installer had no black?
OK, that would explain it, but it still looks dodgy as in "what is this hiding" sort of way!
 
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If your changing the board,then at least put in either dual RCD's or the best option,a main switch with 5 RCBO's.This install is not to BS7671 due to the RCD tripping and putting the whole house without electricity.So even though we have Part P,schemes inspecting our work etc this individual has still come in and done a substandard job,overcharged for it and done no paperwork.I sometimes wonder why we bother because no one seems to be held accountable and shoddy work just keeps being done.
 
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For a supposed cowboy job, it’s pretty neat. Type A 100A RCD, Metal enclosure. If it was a main switch and RCBOs it would be a cracking little board. Price is a bit steep
 
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If that was an rcbo board would we even question 600 quid ?
 
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But if your a fully qualified 18th edition electrician then you should know that putting a single RCD on a house is a no-no.The lady said that he didn't do any testing around the house,took no readings and obviously no certs.It makes me wonder if this was done by a 3 week wonder?
 
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I think price in this instance is irrelevant
 
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