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I bought my house 11 months ago with no issues, after a few months everything metal in the kitchen starting giving me an electric shock when touched. After a few more months this stopped on its own, and has recently started again. We realised that it only happens when not wearing shoes, if that helps. Any help and advice would be much appreciated. Thankyou.
 
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telectrix

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Just out of interest, where did the other (thin) earth wire go?
been today and fitted a RCBO CU. ( fitted above cabinet with cables dug out higher up to give some wriggle room and get all sheaths inside CU enclosure.) the thin earth wire went behing the old CU, where it was joined to a 6.0mm bonding cable. other end of which was attached to the water intake, as expected. but..... gave it a tug and 3 ft, of it came out of the capping for the water pipes where it had been snipped. last week my reading to the water pipe was 0.84 ohms, apparently it was picking up from the gas at boiler and/or parallel paths through the cpc's. rejoined cable and wander lead got the R to water down to 0.27 ohms. IR tests gave worst reading of 47Meg. r1, r2, rN on ring all good. Zs readings well within limits. Happy sparks and happy customer. 5 hours on site with a mate doing the donkey work and fitting a socket for new washing machine.
 

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Good to hear that is done :)

Seems like there were only one or two small but grossly stupid/dangerous things wrong with an otherwise OK installation, now better than ever!
 

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been today and fitted a RCBO CU. ( fitted above cabinet with cables dug out higher up to give some wriggle room and get all sheaths inside CU enclosure.) the thin earth wire went behing the old CU, where it was joined to a 6.0mm bonding cable. other end of which was attached to the water intake, as expected. but..... gave it a tug and 3 ft, of it came out of the capping for the water pipes where it had been snipped. last week my reading to the water pipe was 0.84 ohms, apparently it was picking up from the gas at boiler and/or parallel paths through the cpc's. rejoined cable and wander lead got the R to water down to 0.27 ohms. IR tests gave worst reading of 47Meg. r1, r2, rN on ring all good. Zs readings well within limits. Happy sparks and happy customer. 5 hours on site with a mate doing the donkey work and fitting a socket for new washing machine.
Well done Tel.... you sound like every housewife's dream !!
 

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forgot to mention the horrific bodge on a light switch. 3 x T/E 1.0mm and 3 singles extended inside the pannelling round the water piped to sink, using choc blocks and cores stripped out of flex, these chock blocks sitting against the pipes, extended into a 3 gang switch. 2 x 2 way switches for kitchen and landing. 3rd switch had a cpc in L1 and customer wondered why fuse blew when he switched it. no load connected to it. me lad stripped all the shyte out and refitted switch 12" higher up directly onto the T/E and singles. blank plate over old switch position.
 

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