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At a recent job, I found that the timber back board the CU was fixed to was totally infested with woodworm to the extent that the CU will eventually fall of the wall, weird or what never had an insect related job before, C2 if it was a inspection I suppose thoughts anyone
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you neeed to rectify that situation immediately. can't have woodworm being electrocuted willy-nilly. what will the RSPCA think?
 
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I suppose if they are the propery of the home owner they could beclassed as livestock, and that opens up a whole new can of worms

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C1 as the CU must be full of wood dust from the worm. Any source of ignition up it goes. Urgent replacement required.
 
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When I had the power off I hoovered out the cu, but the point is well made Steve
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Whilst a valid point, I don't think it poses IMMEDIATE danger, so I would code 2
It would obviously be down to the engineer on site, but I'd agree. I've always worked on the thinking that if you can touch it and get a shock or is showing signs of thermal damage it is a code 1 (common sense to be applied as well.)
 

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There is no danger in its present state so it is not a C1, however it is definitely a latent defect so it would be a C2. Further investigation may also be required to see where the little fellas are coming from!
 
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I suppose if they are the propery of the home owner they could beclassed as livestock, and that opens up a whole new can of worms

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That must mean it is now classed as a special location! So you must make sure that board is in a sarel box !
 
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