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cristian

Hi guys,i`m new here so PLEASE be patience with me...i`m foreigner and i have few issues with understanding 100% some words means...i changed an old DB with a new 17th Ed one and now i`m in completing the workpaper stage...can tell me what square i need to thick in new installation,addition to an existing installation or alteration to an existing installation space?and just for this job what forms i need to feel?and to understand better what to do next time,can you tell me an example for each... new installation,addition to an existing installation and alteration to an existing installation?I APPRECIATE A LOT....THANK YOU
 

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Well that seems pretty clear..

Are you an electrician?
Is this your own house?
Are you Qualified in the U.k or elsewhere?
Are you in business doing work for others?
Are you employed or self employed?

Are you 17th Edition,
Registered with any Schemes, Elecsa, Niceic?
 
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AP Electrical

Just an heads up cristian, people dont identify themselves as foreigners, they tend to say which country there from, otherwise people may just think your a messer.Regards Ap
 
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cristian

Well that seems pretty clear..

Are you an electrician?
Is this your own house?
Are you Qualified in the U.k or elsewhere?
Are you in business doing work for others?
Are you employed or self employed?

Are you 17th Edition,
Registered with any Schemes, Elecsa, Niceic?
ok,sorry...i didnt say to much about me...so im romanian,im in UK about 2 years,i been 15 years electrician in romania,im qualified now in UK,i applied to join to NICEIC,and i need to do 2 jobs done before they accept me...im self employed(only way im allowed to work in UK)i have all qualification need to start working...just few more little things i need to understanding completelly and i will e just fine...and my question was one of them...to be honest im shame on myself because im not sure about this,but is better to do that instead to do something wrong....thank you
 

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for a CU change you will need to complete an EIC ( installation certificate. ). i tick the alteration box when i do one.
 
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cristian

for a CU change you will need to complete an EIC ( installation certificate. ). i tick the alteration box when i do one.
Thank you,telectrix...i wasnt sure the new CU is actually a new installation or an alteration...so i really appreciate,thank you
 

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some would tick "new" as you could argue that the CU is a new install CU, but i only use "new" for a complete new installation.
 
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cristian

yes,i understand this....if all installations are new than should be ticked new...but if the new CU serve an old installations than must tick alteration,right?...thanks
 
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Tick what box you feel is appropriate, I always tick new as normally I have installed earths and extras that are NEW.

But as tel says alteration is fine also
 
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You would tick the new box, if it was a new build, or if a complete re-wire was conducted
If just a CU was being changed, then you would only tick the alteration box.
If new wiring was also being installed, then you would tick both the alteration and the addition boxes.
 
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You would tick the new box, if it was a new build, or if a complete re-wire was conducted
If just a CU was being changed, then you would only tick the alteration box.
If new wiring was also being installed, then you would tick both the alteration and the addition boxes.
thank you...this was helpful,i really appreciate...thanks
 

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Take the old consumer out of an existing installation and replace with a new consumer unit. You have just altered the installation.
 
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