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OK, so this is a follow-on to my thread about unsatisfactory EICR.

There is a big inconsistency in that the EICR reports all the L-E IR as >100 Megs, but the inspector also comments about earth leakage in two ring mans and one lighting circuit. This seems to be stopping me from replacing the CU and related C2 problems because RCDs will trip constantly (as I understand it).

The guy that did the EICR advised that the earth leakage was measured and the readings were off the scale, and he just didn't change the software defaults on IR (I interpret... he didn't check IR at all).

So my plan of action is to engage someone else to trace the faults, ideally on an hourly rate (probably plus call-out). I need to find that someone (in Reading/Tilehurst) - preferably experienced in fault-finding and not just installation.

What qualifications and experience do I need to look for and ask about? Which is likely to be more suitable, NAPIT or NICEIC?

What's involved in doing this kind of fault-finding? Is it likely to mean disconnecting all the sockets and light switches to test the bare cables?

Thanks
 
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