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If the water boils away. Then it is time to reduce the current!
 
Ok just to update I carried out an "insulation resistance test " :) across all cables and the lowest reading was between line and earth 545 meg at 500 volt so ok for now . Not sure what damage the water will do to the cable over time but just looks ruff to me .Thereis no mechanical protection where it leaves the conduit and goes into the duct. It's in one of those places that will probably be used as a store so a potential for the possible damage to the cable in the future.
 

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Ok just to update I carried out an "insulation resistance test " :) across all cables and the lowest reading was between line and earth 545 meg at 500 volt so ok for now . Not sure what damage the water will do to the cable over time but just looks ruff to me .Thereis no mechanical protection where it leaves the conduit and goes into the duct. It's in one of those places that will probably be used as a store so a potential for the possible damage to the cable in the future.
The grey sheath is the cab;es mech protection, but I get your drift.
 
Pvc is not waterproof just water resistant. Water is a solvent and will eventually penetrate the cable.
Thanks westward . The circuits are on rcbos so I'm sure they will start tripping when the pvc breaks down . I will report my findings .
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The grey sheath is the cab;es mech protection, but I get your drift.
Yes your right .I should of said the cable is not suitable for the environment
 
It looks like the duct was full of water as it comes out underneath a jet wash bay with a grid floor so a bit of a poor design all round
 
Glad hotels are taking electrical safety seriously. I particularly like the bit of red wire jammed in the L and N to stop it being used, Extra safe.IMG_0195[20719].jpg
 
Switched off, notice in place jobs a goodun.
 

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I particularly like the bit of red wire jammed in the L and N to stop it being used,
The red wires are attached to the plug pins/back plate that is still inserted in the socket, the wires would normally be connected to the PCB of whatever cheap charger was there and has now parted into two pieces. If the socket is switched on the wires would become live. Surely it wouldn't have been difficult to pry the remains out of the socket, it would have taken less time than printing the sign!
 

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Looks like another DIY job.
 
I don't know if it was switched off, the rest of the sockets in the room were live and I stayed in that room for three weeks. The notice was there when I arrived and when I left.
Looks switched off to me ;)
 
Couple of years ago we (family) moved into a local authority rented property.

Having small children around, I expressed my concern about use of latch bolt on bathroom door (i.e. could lock themselves in and no way to get them out wihtout breaking down the door)
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Not a problem, they sent out a 'joiner' to fix, came back from work to see this.
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Give them credit where credit is due they had sorted out the problem with the lock - turns out they didn't have all the right parts to hand at the time, so this was 'just' a temporary fix. Thankfully it did get sorted many weeks later - even managed to get new doors out of it :)
 

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That's a serious point. I recall that as a toddler we had an outside loo - with a bolt to lock the door. I could only just reach the bolt - and when I came to unlock the door, I found it was really stiff (think door that's dropped a little so the bolt is misaligned with the keeper).
I guess I remember that incident because I struggled to get out, going from "oh dear" to tears and thinking I was stuck quite quickly :eek: I did eventually manage to get the bolt back, and I suspect I never bolted the door again :rolleyes:
 
Brand new install. This is what they did today. Rather than change the Tee to a elbow, even had a spare elbow, they just (badly) cut the trunking around the tee.240V cable in left trunking, 24V fire alarm on the right, both go up into the ceiling. Easy access from above.
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Installed today. I would not have the cheek to leave it pi**ed like that. Only MDF, so no excuse.yeehaa2JPG.JPG
 

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That’s dog poop that. Looks awful.
I’ve had to crowbar a old board off the Wall today to replace it due to tonnes and tonnes of fire foam used in the top of it. Then had to go into the eves of a loft to ---- about getting the foam out of the hole and the cables clean at about midday. Came out looking like I’d done a morning swim.
 

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Brand new install. This is what they did today. Rather than change the Tee to a elbow, even had a spare elbow, they just (badly) cut the trunking around the tee.240V cable in left trunking, 24V fire alarm on the right, both go up into the ceiling. Easy access from above.
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Installed today. I would not have the cheek to leave it pi**ed like that. Only MDF, so no excuse.View attachment 59036
and those faceplate screws are all over the place.
 
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Too lazy to swap a tee for an elbow. It was their mess up in the first place, they had run their high level horizontal trunking the full length, blocking other services and even removing my cabling that was coming through the ceiling. It had all been agreed, their stuff on the left and mine on the right, even marked as such.
Trunking to the left has 240V mains, on the right is 24V fire alarm, but they have also now run 240V mains in the right hand side to feed the two fused spurs.

Will the NICEIC be bothered if I reported it & asked them to come & inspect?
Rest of their work is dog s*** also.
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This is their new wiring in the loft, the grey and red cables. On the other side of the wooden wall is a hall, they have strung their cables from the rafters, using offcuts of T&E with a screw through it for cable supports.
 
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panicked me for a split second....
No "insulating tape"...shocking..... ;)
 

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