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Holdyerplums

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Hows about a forum where we can post photo's & descriptions of horrendous installations we have come accross. We all have phones with cameras in them now - shouldn't be too difficult, only thing is - we mustn't identify the customer I guess... ;)

Regards - Alex.
 
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mdshunk

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I've got plenty of horror pictures, but they probably wouldn't make sense to guys in the UK. I'll post one anyhow. The first is my work, the second is some slob's work:





More pictures of terrible breaker boxes (consumer units, to you all):



 
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wayne

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md, apart from JEEESUS!!!!! is that a water pipe running above that board???
 
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Bane

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makes sense to me, looks rough as ****! It has Bane's name all over it
*Sniffs*

Have you actually SEEN any of my work?
 
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Holdyerplums

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Hows this, a slightly overloaded incomer - yes that is molten bitumen but not to worry, they have thoughtfully cladded the wall it is mounted on with asbestos....

Regards - Alex.
 

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mdshunk

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md, apart from JEEESUS!!!!! is that a water pipe running above that board???
I'd rather think it's a steam line, but I'm not sure. That picture's got some age on it by now.
 
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montybaber

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mdshunk do you not use cpc sleeving in the US?
 
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mdshunk

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mdshunk do you not use cpc sleeving in the US?
No, it's pretty much pointless and not otherwise required. It might "pretty up" the inside of the panel, but it does nothing to enhance the overall safety of the installation otherwise.
 
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tony.towa

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That's an interesting answer.

Come on, apart from identification what benefits are there?
 
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greekislandlover

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Well, I suppose that if you are working on a consumer unit, having a bit of flying metal with a mind of it's own writhing about could put a downer on your day if it splashed something. So having it sleeved for that purpose is a good idea IMHO.

I know - turn the whole board off. But if you are adding a circuit to some boards you don't have that option. Specially if it involves disconnecting the lift supply with people in it at the time!
 
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MRES

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Oh my god ! I fell off my chair with shock looking at those pics
 
Doing a PIR a socket had a high low ohms reading and look what I found,
well I suppose we have all dropped a screw sometime.....
haven't we.......
 

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patricklondon

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from the old make do and mend days?


dont worry eccles its only a gag
 
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