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Kitchen extension ,usual works,adding a section on.
Thing is with the building works,it shows how poor the existing electrics are.
Ring main nailed,just taped up in middle of wall where a cupboard was,still working,lights taped at recess lights.
Would you advise the client,other areas in the house could be like these.
Obviously where these are I will make good,should I just scare the shi.. out of the client.
I reckon suggest a Eicr.
 
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Kitchen extension ,usual works,adding a section on.
Thing is with the building works,it shows how poor the existing electrics are.
Ring main nailed,just taped up in middle of wall where a cupboard was,still working,lights taped at recess lights.
Would you advise the client,other areas in the house could be like these.
Obviously where these are I will make good,should I just scare the shi.. out of the client.
I reckon suggest a Eicr.
Show customer what you have unearthed during your pricing, if he doesn't respond, or asks you to ignore, it's your neck on the line.
 
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Working on a house with a plethora or issues ....... so a partial rewire of the sockets required plus checking the lighting circuits.......

Upstairs lighting - all nice new shiny brown and blue ......... hum no earth continuity ........... locate feed - 1960's grey cable --- why, why, why would you go to the bother of rewiring a lighting circuit but not do it properly.
 

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Nothing surprises me these days.

Working on a house with a plethora or issues ....... so a partial rewire of the sockets required plus checking the lighting circuits.......

Upstairs lighting - all nice new shiny brown and blue ......... hum no earth continuity ........... locate feed - 1960's grey cable --- why, why, why would you go to the bother of rewiring a lighting circuit but not do it properly.
time, cost, uncaring of reputation?
 
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