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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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kevin kitchen and to$$er tiler strike again. called out to several sockets not working.kitchen sockets hanging off wall, tiling cut that badly they'd either sink in or not go in at all. found a N out of terminal , so was about to reconnect when customer tells me about kevin drilling and screwing through a cable above the same socket. he left the screw in with sellotape over the head, told customer, "that's safe now.".

so... cupboard off wall.digs out to damaged section, lickily in capping and some slack above ceiling, so a in-line joint of the 3 conductors could be made and heatshrinked.joint is behind cupboard, so no redec needed. then onto the 2 sockets, cooker switch and FCU.
first one , tile is 1" intrudung into socket so had to be stitch drilled and the excess removed. next one had nothing to sit on, so some crafty spacing with some broken tile pieces bonded in with yooza boxes temoprarily fitted to hold adhesive. same with cooker switch and FCU. then oven not working. this was a previous DIY job... cooker outlet swapped for a double socket. hob plugged in one side, cheap and nasty extension lead for oven ( which had been relocated ). replaced extension lead with some quality 1.5mm cable and socket. problem was cooker switch not making a decent connection due to dust from tiling. flicked off and on a few times and seems OK now, but advised customer might need replacing. back tomoorow when adhesive has cure to finalise fixing. time spent on site 5 hours.
 

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kevin kitchen and to$$er tiler strike again. called out to several sockets not working.kitchen sockets hanging off wall, tiling cut that badly they'd either sink in or not go in at all. found a N out of terminal , so was about to reconnect when customer tells me about kevin drilling and screwing through a cable above the same socket. he left the screw in with sellotape over the head, told customer, "that's safe now.".

so... cupboard off wall.digs out to damaged section, lickily in capping and some slack above ceiling, so a in-line joint of the 3 conductors could be made and heatshrinked.joint is behind cupboard, so no redec needed. then onto the 2 sockets, cooker switch and FCU.
first one , tile is 1" intrudung into socket so had to be stitch drilled and the excess removed. next one had nothing to sit on, so some crafty spacing with some broken tile pieces bonded in with yooza boxes temoprarily fitted to hold adhesive. same with cooker switch and FCU. then oven not working. this was a previous DIY job... cooker outlet swapped for a double socket. hob plugged in one side, cheap and nasty extension lead for oven ( which had been relocated ). replaced extension lead with some quality 1.5mm cable and socket. problem was cooker switch not making a decent connection due to dust from tiling. flicked off and on a few times and seems OK now, but advised customer might need replacing. back tomoorow when adhesive has cure to finalise fixing. time spent on site 5 hours.
That's disgraceful DIY bodge. I hope the customer hasn't paid the tiler. Are they actually happy to accept such crap?
 

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i think the ladycustomer is a bit naive. most customers would refuse to pay for such an abortion. the photos don't really show how bad it is. i could only fill in the spaces with grout. still don't look good, but at least it's safe.
 

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That's unreal. Loving the toggle clamp holding the conduit. Very creative.
 

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Is it spurred off a lighting circuit?
Nope. Straight off an RFC.
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At least they’d sort of attempted to disconnect it...

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For outside catering? Maybe there had been a shelter above it at one time.

Last pub I checked had a metal socket outside, but it was screwed to a fence post with a metal biscuit tin around it as “protection from the elements”
Biscuit tin wasn’t even earthed!
 

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