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telectrix

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Minor works. altered circuits'
 
Are you changing anything in the board for example swapping an mcb for rcbo.
If yes , then I would opt for an EIC

IF you are reusing the existing mcb then a MWC will do imo
 
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  • New - where the whole installation has been installed as new, if a complete rewire has been carried out.
  • Addition - applies if an existing installation has been modified by adding one or more new circuits.
  • Alteration - applies where one or more existing circuits have been modified or extended (for example to add a socket), or items such as a consumer unit (fusebox) and switching equipment have been replaced.
I think that for partial rewire and swapping the mcb and rcbo for that circuits that are being rewired is an EIC alteration?
 

mattg4321

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If I was completely 'rewiring' two circuits then in my opinion it's really two new circuits, hence EIC not MWC.

Can't remember the last time I did this without also doing a consumer unit swap though.
 
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  • New - where the whole installation has been installed as new, if a complete rewire has been carried out.
  • Addition - applies if an existing installation has been modified by adding one or more new circuits.
  • Alteration - applies where one or more existing circuits have been modified or extended (for example to add a socket), or items such as a consumer unit (fusebox) and switching equipment have been replaced.
I think that for partial rewire and swapping the mcb and rcbo for that circuits that are being rewired is an EIC alteration?
I have to tick one of the 3 choises in EIC.I think the most appropriate is alteration.Am I t?
  • New - where the whole installation has been installed as new, if a complete rewire has been carried out.
  • Addition - applies if an existing installation has been modified by adding one or more new circuits.
  • Alteration - applies where one or more existing circuits have been modified or extended (for example to add a socket), or items such as a consumer unit (fusebox) and switching equipment have been replaced.
I think that for partial rewire and swapping the mcb and rcbo for that circuits that are being rewired is an EIC alteration?
I have to tick one of the 3 choises in the EIC.
I think that the most appropriateis alteration. Am I correct?
 

Andy78

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Couldn't be new installation type cause is not a full rewire.
An EIC is, or can be, appropriate for any work, not exclusive to a full rewire. A MWC is only appropriate where the work does not extend to the provision of a new circuit and works beyond that.

You have, in effect installed 2 new circuits so an EIC is the certificate to use.
 
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An EIC is, or can be, appropriate for any work, not exclusive to a full rewire. A MWC is only appropriate where the work does not extend to the provision of a new circuit and works beyond that.

You have, in effect installed 2 new circuits so an EIC is the certificate to use.
Ok understood. I have to tick one of the 3 choises in the EIC .Which one I tick?
 

Andy78

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As multimick says, alteration as you have altered existing circuits. To be honest those tick boxes are not really too worth being worried about as the lines between alterations and additions can often be blurry as in this case. What is more important is a clear description of the works in the appropriate section on the cert.
 
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