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Dan

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Is it when he "pops a blank plate on that"?

He hasn't twisted the wires and stuck gaffa tape over them properly? :D :eek:
 
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Cable twisted on the floor? Cables not clipped on the floor? Cable routed through the backbox? Not really safe isolation because the spur was off and not the MCB? The abortion with the clips and the towel radiator? Come on I need to know !!! :eek:
 

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Cable twisted on the floor? Cables not clipped on the floor? Cable routed through the backbox? Not really safe isolation because the spur was off and not the MCB? The abortion with the clips and the towel radiator? Come on I need to know !!! :eek:
Much more fundamental than any of that!
 

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Think along the lines of the absolute fundamentals.

Think about what we no longer term EEBAD...
 

MFS Electrical

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The cores are gonna get spiked by the screw on the right hand side?
edit; that was in the works being typed up as risteard and james the spark posted :rolleyes:
 
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The cores are gonna get spiked by the screw on the right hand side?
I must be honest I didn't even notice that the backbox isn't earthed.
There is an argument though that the backbox needn't be earthed if it has one fixed lug although in this case that's never going to happen since the blank plate has no earth connection. Personally I always stick in a fly lead just to be sure.
Well spotted.
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Glad to see i'm not the only sad b*stard that watches these kind of videos on youtube.
I feel it helps you to expand your knowledge and sometimes see a better way of doing something.
have to say though that sometimes like here you see something you wished you hadn't :rolleyes:
 

Dan

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ha - Now you've said it even I can see that.

So those need earthing regardless of whether they're just being used as a kinda junction box then?
 

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I must be honest I didn't even notice that the backbox isn't earthed.
there is an argument though that the backbox needn't be earthed if it has one fixed lug although in this case that's never going to happen since the blank plate has no earth connection.
well spotted.
I can follow that argument when say a socket face is attached, as the socket earth is connected to a metal bush that the screw sits in, thus bonding the screws and back box.

however this is not the case for most light switches and blank plates.
except grid switches.
 

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