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just been called out to a fault. lighting circuit tripping RCD, but only when MCB is closed, so a L-E, i suspect. tenant has just moved in and has had a look at 1 fitting, seen the state of it , then called me. found cables in landing light crumbling insulation, although pvc. same in kitchen light. bare conductors all over the place. no visible main earth. water bond disconnected and just lying there. recent niceic CU change, looks like a monkey's nest. CU jammed hard against DNO board so needs a crowbar to refit the cover. 10mm shower circuit run externally in unprotected T/E. issuing a danger notice.
 
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I know where there's a rewire for £1 mate. it'll be a cracking mark up for you:)
 
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yeah, seen it.

edit: the rewire, not the cert.

no cert. landlords probably has it.
 
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basically, that's what i've done. disconnected the circuit from the MCB just to ensure safety.
 
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CU like a monkeys nest says it all,made up cert i expect.2 hr change out the door not good.
 
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well Tel....from hospital to rewire in 2-3 days....not bad going that.....
 
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not got it yet. see what the landlord says when he's had the notice.
 
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