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hi guys i spoke to nappit recently after reading their codebreakers book,it said code 2 for all cables which are buried in the wall less than 50mm deep not rcd protected.i then said when doing a eicr i have always coded lighting circuits not rcd protected as code 3, he then said you would have to around with a cable tracer to make sure all cables are within zones and unless you can prove that then it would be code 2,your thoughts guys
 
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telectrix

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Bizzare. Cables buried in the fabric of the building is not part of the test?!
it's on the tick sheet under RCD additional protection. 5.12 - 3rd line.
 
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Does anybody go around with a cable tracer? Never heard of this before to prove cable within zones
 

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Code 3 surely for an existing lighting circuit
Agree. Existing is code 3. Or no code.

It’s like the plastic consumer unit argument.

If they are C2 then we would have to rewire most circuits and change most CU’s throughout the country in order to comply.
 

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wot he sed. ^^^^^. C3 all day (at worst). wood butchers and wet-pants will drill into them, presrcibed zones or not. the more we kill, the better.
 

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C3 unless circuit supplies socket outlets for potential of outdoor use then a C2.
 

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I agree c3 all day for that!
This really annoys me about these technical help lines and codebreaker book, an inspection is to prove that it is safe for continued use and pick up any things that may not now comply due to regulation changes! It is an opinion based on experience expertise and knowledge with physical testing. The code given is down to the opinion of the inspector and situation surrounding it. These books are the opinions of others that cannot see the situation you are applying the code to. This is why we have indemnity insurance!
 

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Does anybody go around with a cable tracer? Never heard of this before to prove cable within zones
Dean in the USA we have a company come out free of charge who has a wand that finds underground utilities plus where they are, talking foundations we have to secure our earth to the rebareb before they pour their concrete
 

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Well the updated best practice guide 4 has it as a C3 still and considering Napit along with the Niceic and other bodies in the industry have banded together to write this thing, I find it bizarre that the Niceic give it a C3( this was a question asked on a Facebook live stream) and Napit a C2 ( from their code breaker book).
For my 2 pence worth I give this a C3 personally.
 
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