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Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms..

Rules....No Offensive material... edit if required before posting as this is the public arena.
Anything to do with the trade or in and around it ...H&S pic's welcome.

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I've posted this a few times and this is at a mates house following a kitchen refirb several yrs ago. :eek:mg_smile:

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Found this today during an EICR. At least they earthed the back box….. 🙄

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On another ring I had a break in continuity L-L. Narrowed it down to between 2 sockets in different rooms. Between each of the rooms was a bathroom.

A little investigation and found an old wall heater junction box.

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Funny enough when I took the tape off and placed them into Wago’s the ring continuity was restored.
 
Found this today during an EICR. At least they earthed the back box….. 🙄

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On another ring I had a break in continuity L-L. Narrowed it down to between 2 sockets in different rooms. Between each of the rooms was a bathroom.

A little investigation and found an old wall heater junction box.

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Funny enough when I took the tape off and placed them into Wago’s the ring continuity was restored.
Did you connect the cpcs to the back box so it is earthed.
 
There is an argument that the socket is earthed if one of its screw fixing is into a fixed lug in a metal back box, as long as the back box is earthed.
I have heard some old times sparks mention this , but if the screw is loose or rusted up then the connection to the erath lug will be carp
 
There is an argument that the socket is earthed if one of its screw fixing is into a fixed lug in a metal back box, as long as the back box is earthed.
I’ve heard that argument. But for the sake of a socket front that costs £4 I can’t understand why they didn’t just replace the socket front. 🤷🏼‍♂️

I have a slack handful of different terminal screws that I keep. But none of them would fit this socket for some reason. So I just replaced the front.
 
That would also apply to the terminal screws, but we do those up with our torque driver don't we. 🤔
Terminals are usually brass so little risk of corrosion in any sane environment.

There reverse is more reasonable, if the accessories is earthed by the CPC then the back-box is acceptably so via the screws, also normally you can't touch that.

Stop, Hammer time!
 
Terminals are usually brass so little risk of corrosion in any sane environment.
There reverse is more reasonable, if the accessories is earthed by the CPC then the back-box is acceptably so via the screws, also normally you can't touch that.
Stop, Hammer time!
Yep, no matter what, the accessory should be earthed. Touch point is important. The back box is the secondary, although, in most cases, IMO, it should also be cable connected.
Why do accessories and boxes both have earth connection points, anyway?
 
A builder we do work for is building a kitchen extension, I know he has done electrical work himself in the past before I knew him as half his house has "DIY" electrics all over the show. So we are wiring the kitchen/diner/utility for him, last time we were there the kitchen was 2nd fixed and the utility was 1st fixed, we turned up on Friday and he had taken it upon himself to move all the sockets we 1st fixed into new positions as he changed his mind, not only that he got it plastered and he second fixed it himself, All he wanted us to do was swap the fronts for chrome (oh and a cert).

Firstly he said the screws didn't quite reach so he got longer screws but they were too long so when he tightened one of them it ripped the lug of one of the boxes, when I removed the fronts I was this. as you can see, no grommets, way too short and stripped back with a machete. Can you imagine the pain it caused trying to sort that out, wonder if he has adhered to safe zones.
 

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This is so typical of builders wiring , roughly installed , stripped with an axe, cores all twisted up and bent and all mangled terminations.
We find this type of brand New install all of the time , literally all of the time.
I honestly think they just don't give a ---- , even in their own house
 

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