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Creative wiring, the switch was on the landing, the trailing socket in the roofspace above feeding a CO alarm.
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In a lovely old pump room [may share photos in another post if anyones interested as it's generally in excellent condition]. Lighting still wired in VIR singles. More recently someone has spliced in with harmonised singles to supply a row of T5 flourescents in an adjacent building...see the crushed and sweaty looking VIR neutrals below.

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Saw a load of old conduit wiring and thought oh no rubber. It turned out to be fabric covered plastic insulation. The telephone cables hacked into the box and the earth tapped off of the lid screw were less positive. Insulation and earth loop readings were excellent throughout the installation.
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Do you reckon someone's done that as a DIY meter move? Can see the gas board doing that.
 

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Do you reckon someone's done that as a DIY meter move? Can see the gas board doing that.
Nope.
When I left today at about 3 o'clock, I told the householder to call British Gas and report it. It was changed a couple of years ago.
Got a call at 5.00.....they were on site changing it. What a response!
Only problem now is a L-E short on the shower circuit. That lot's low down in a kitchen corner unit :rolleyes:
Another bit of a job helping someone out.
 
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Wasting moderators time - Using terrible wording
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Just a observation whilst onsite.
Amusement, I'm shocked, what on earth is going on here, whoever did that want's His / Her tools confiscated and sent back to school for further instruction , awful really awful work. love to see the installation pr EICR cert covering that abomination, going to the bathroom for some anti nausea medication.
 
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Amusement, I'm shocked, what on earth is going on here, whoever did that want's His / Her tools confiscated and sent back to school for further instruction , awful really awful work. love to see the installation pr EICR cert covering that abomination, going to the bathroom for some anti nausea medication.
Pete, your post has been edited as we are stamping out the pointing of fingers towards people that take the short course route into the industry.
 

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I hope they never need to work on the sounder...

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found today. new water meter installed. incomimg water is plastic. then copper from stop cock to meter. then plastic from meter to copper in house. united utilities installed bond from copper before meter to plastic after. fair to the guy who told customer it was pointless, but his boss says that's whathe has to do. .the mind boggles
 

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Customer:
“So, mr telectrix.... you were in the cupboard last taking a photo of the water meter. What happened to my 4 bottles of wine?”

Tel:
“What wine?....what cupboard?..... wasn’t me, m’lud”
 

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I should go careful there tel.

that looks like a witches broom in the corner, don't want to upset her and get turned into a frog!
 

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Shocking really the levels of incompetence, he hasn't fitted the do not remove labels to the clamps.
So does that mean a C3 in an EICR for no "Provision of earthing / bonding labels at all appropriate locations (514.13.1)"?
 

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The isolator is very compact, it said 4x6mm on the sheath and the gland is 20mm.
I agreed with westward as I looked at it but was thinking that was a 25mm gland
 

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The switchfuse is really small, a horrible design. Pathetic compared to the MEM switchfuses it was sat beside. Thankfully I just had to disconnect the outgoing cable as the machine was being removed for sale as the site is no longer in business. 6A fuses would have been fine for the machine that was located about 40M away.
 

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