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Andy M

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Got a bit bored of the old threads, so i thought i'd throw this into the cooking pot!

Recently i was asked to perform some very menial minor repairs to a property, despite the fact that i didn't consider that re-lamping and re-fixing loose accessories an "alteration or addition" i checked for the usual earthing and bonding. Surprisingly the bonding had been done, However i discovered that the main earth had never been connected!! It was a TT system with no 100mA rcd at the front end or earth electrode. also the "meter" tails from the box outside were a piece of 25mm 3 core SWA and where the "sparks" who had wired it had stripped it back and it wasn't double insulated at the meter. My guess was a PME sorry TN-C-S had been requested at the time but no one ever followed this up. The Consumer Units didn't bear the culprits name and no test results were available. I have since correctly terminated the SWA into 100mA rcd (insulated enclosure)and installed an earth stake. Now the burning question is have i altered the "tails" swa into a disribution circuit, so only need a minor works, or as with a mains swap do i issue an Electrical Installation Certificate?

Your Thoughts would be appreciated
 
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Got a bit bored of the old threads, so i thought i'd throw this into the cooking pot!

Recently i was asked to perform some very menial minor repairs to a property, despite the fact that i didn't consider that re-lamping and re-fixing loose accessories an "alteration or addition" i checked for the usual earthing and bonding. Surprisingly the bonding had been done, However i discovered that the main earth had never been connected!! It was a TT system with no 100mA rcd at the front end or earth electrode. also the "meter" tails from the box outside were a piece of 25mm 3 core SWA and where the "sparks" who had wired it had stripped it back and it wasn't double insulated at the meter. My guess was a PME sorry TN-C-S had been requested at the time but no one ever followed this up. The Consumer Units didn't bear the culprits name and no test results were available. I have since correctly terminated the SWA into 100mA rcd (insulated enclosure)and installed an earth stake. Now the burning question is have i altered the "tails" swa into a disribution circuit, so only need a minor works, or as with a mains swap do i issue an Electrical Installation Certificate?

Your Thoughts would be appreciated
An EIC for me as you have now added a 100mA rcd (s type hopefully) so have changed/relocated/added the mainswitch of the installation, so in effect making (as you say ) the tails from the rcd to cu a dist circuit.

But others may have a different take on it. :)
 
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Andy M

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I'm afraid someone would say this, (i was trying to avoid another 3 page Certificate!) Out of interest how far would you go with the testing of the existing installation?
 
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