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4 to 6 hours usually.

Is that how long it takes to just to do the tests or does that include paper work as well?
Next door neighbour is getting his tested next week.
Curious as to how long someone would be in the house just testing.
 

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Guy done gas inspection and EICR at my gf house she rents in approx 1hr ish 7 circuits.
Calculated the R1 R2 on the sockets, He did have his mate going round taking the measurements, whilst he was at the CU position recording on his tablet.
 

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That sounds like they only tested Dave, without taking any fittings off for inspection or anything like that ? And you'd have to access the ends of circuits such as lights, cooker, immersion heater and shower for RI &R2 measuring. Any idea what they charged for doing all that in around an hour ?
 

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That sounds like they only tested Dave, without taking any fittings off for inspection or anything like that ? And you'd have to access the ends of circuits such as lights, cooker, immersion heater and shower for RI &R2 measuring. Any idea what they charged for doing all that in around an hour ?
2 ceiling roses were unscrewed per lighting circuit , cooker DP switch, and a couple of sockets, no switches were removed, It was not thorough by any means, no idea what he charged it was for her LL.
 

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If its empty its easier, two bed house today checked every light fitting and switch, all end of lines, both smokes and around 10 sockets 6 circuits in total, was done in 3 hours. After had a occupied smaller one bed place with 4 circuits took me longer.

We estimate 4 to 8 hours for an occupied house, 2 to 4 hours for an occupied flat and up to half that if empty.

(then you get the empty one bed flat with 8 day rate and 2 off peak circuits just to bugger you about)
 

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to do the tests or does that include paper work
The whole thing, testing inspecting and cert. So first thing I do is inspect CU and Cut-out, then earthing then all fittings for damage and security of fixing. Check the physical tightness of bonding clamps and labels. Then remove fittings usually starting as 25%, more if there are signs of poor wiring like no earth on metal boxes, poorly wired sockets with no earth sleeving, remove electric shower cover and switch to check for thermal damage. Then the testing. Everything unplugged, noting neons for IR testing. Do ring final circuit tests. R1/R2 on every circuit, just attach L to earth bus bar for each circuit, use the plug device for sockets for R1/R2 this also ensures continuity of cpc and polarity. If present also check function of emergency lighting, not full three hour test though. I use my ipad as I go to note all test results and this forces me to do everything as I go. Last three bed I did was 6 hours. That house had a loft ladder so easy to inspect it quickly cables flopping all over the air space in there very poor wiring.
 

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the one I had tested today had 6mm twin and earth being used for 2 circuits... one a ring and the other a radial for 3 sockets..... somehow the person who wired it managed to get both cables in the sockets tight.
It was the old style mk sockets.... would never work with the cheap new ones.
 

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