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EICR codes again earths to double ins fittings

Discuss EICR codes again earths to double ins fittings in the Periodic Inspection Reporting & Certification area at ElectriciansForums.net

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andyyoyo

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Just been to an inspection today, as with many of them its suffering from a bit of DIY, bathroom downlights are above 225, so are out of zones, but are not IP rated, so I will probably give them a C3 ? They are double insulated but the earths have been nicely snipped out so are discontinuous & unterminated, so maybe a C2?
I'm still taking far too long with the new forms, is it just me? maybe I'm becoming an old stick in the mud.
 

andyyoyo

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Exactly, but I still think maybe it warrants some mention as these are open GU10s, thats why I was thinking of using a C3
 

rich.250

Electrician's Arms
You could recommend improvement c3,
But that's your professional opinion. No supporting regulations.

As for the lack of CPC continuity, my code would depend on If it has RCD protection or supplementary bonding to provide protection for bathroom.
 

needasparks

Electrician's Arms
Think similar question was answered earlier, Just because they are out of the zone does not mean they are suitable for their location.
steam and moisture tends not to know the regs and goes where it likes.
 

Des 56

Forum Mentor
The fittings have to be suitable for the environment

In a bathroom I dont believe open lamp downlighters are suitable
Aside from moisture penetration,there is danger of injury should the lamp glass shatter,especialy,if like me the user tramps about barefoot
 

andyyoyo

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No RCD, but I was going to recommend RCBOs for the lighting circuits anyway. No visible supplimentary bonding, but there is continuity at pipework etc.
 
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