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Redkipper

EF Member
Hi guys,
Sat my AM2 today and yesterday overall I think it went well all bar one quite bad mistake.
When running my cables in (singles) from the CCU to the DOL starter I didn't bring a Neatural.
I completed my dead test on the circuit using on each phase to Earth and obtained my highest R1 + R2 reading
When completing all my dead tests I moved onto live testing. I reached my live test on the DOL starter when live and got no reading.
I asked the assessor for advise to which he pointed out no Neatural.
He allowed me to pull another one in.
I'm aware you are allowed to fix faults within the build and this was the only one, however is this enough to fail me?
Currently thinking have I got to retake this for another 500 odd quid!!

Thanks in advance for any comments
 

Strima

Electrician's Arms
If they fail you for that you will only have to retake that part of the assessment.

TBH if that was the only thing you did wrong I can't see you having any problems getting a pass.
 

Redkipper

EF Member
If they fail you for that you will only have to retake that part of the assessment.

TBH if that was the only thing you did wrong I can't see you having any problems getting a pass.

Really hope so,
I am quite sure my Install will pass overall for terminations correct glands etc just that neutral I am concerened about.
I was allowed to bring a new one as I said and I made sure I turned off locked off and key away to stop any one 're engerising whilst I rewired.

Also bit of a sticky question on the online exam.
Do hotels need to comply with Part P?
Getting mixed messages when I look online
I used the electricians guide to the building regs for my answer and if it's a business it does not however it was so vague!!!
Cheers
 

Strima

Electrician's Arms
Part P is only for domestic so would not apply to a hotel.
 

westward10

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Staff member
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What test required the neutral conductor because many DOL starter circuits do not incorporate a neutral.
 

Redkipper

EF Member
What test required the neutral conductor because many DOL starter circuits do not incorporate a neutral.

Correct, so that's why I thought I didn't need to take the Neatural there, however he said because it's 230v it needs the Neutral
It was a functionality test I was completing. When operating the motor I was not getting a reading
 

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