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TONY JONES

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would like you guys opinion on this scenario one of our guys carried out a periodic on a house for change of ownership and it appears that he failed to notice that a supply which unknowing to him was taken from a jb in the loft of a bungalow and through into the garage to other sockets and lights.
There was no indication of this on the consumer unit chart and he asked the occupier if there was any power to the garage and they said at the time NO POWER TO THE GARAGE.
i AM TRYING TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD HAVE PICKED THIS UP FROM HIS INSPECTION RECORDINGS R1+R2 FOR THE RING? AS WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN A HIGHER REDING AT ONE OF THE SOCKETS OR NOT? IF IT WAS SPURRED FROM A JB IN THE LOFT? i think he would have possible got a higher reading if he had done the r1 +r2 correctly on the ring cross over. Other than that he would have had no reason to actually go in the loft or would he?

YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS GREATLY APPRECIATED

Cheers.
 
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Hi........ if the ring circuit had a jb installed on one of the legs in the loft then spurred of to the garage with lights sockets etc.

And if the jb wasn't noticed (fair enough in the loft) and the garage was asummed to have no power (therefore not inspected) the readings R1+R2... IR... or earth loop would NOT indicate anything wrong!

The PIR would be for the house only and should have said on the cert


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Kensprint

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What was the agreed extent and limitations for the inspection? If the garage was excluded there is no problem.
 
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TONY JONES

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What was the agreed extent and limitations for the inspection? If the garage was excluded there is no problem.
thanks to both and need to check but am sure that this was not mentioned on the cert limitations.

cheers

I think need to review procedures with the tester on this matter so as no reoccurence.
 
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Reg Man

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Definately check 'Extent and Limitations'. But I would say I would never go on what the occupier says in the first place. Always check it out first.
He would have found out then that he couldn't get any reading on the lights because it was a spur from the ring.
 
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