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A customer has just rang. His daughter lives in Scotland and has just had an EICR carried out. Part of the report says 'mixed lines'. He really didn't have many more details, he seemed to think it was to do with new cables being put in.

I realise this is very vague, but just wondered if 'mixed lines' was a recognised term for something?

Personally I'm guessing it is just another way of saying mixed colours, but if so it's a bit odd.
 

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Might be an idea for the customer, or whomever is going to carry out remedial work, to phone the person that wrote this report and ask for a translation.

Worst can happen is their nose is put out of joint, but reports should be clear in their findings.
 
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Might be an idea for the customer, or whomever is going to carry out remedial work, to phone the person that wrote this report and ask for a translation.

Worst can happen is their nose is put out of joint, but reports should be clear in their findings.
I think this will mean a mix of old and new coloured wiring, I do agree though that the best person to ask is the one who wrote the report
 

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Here's the full reply from a Home Report writer who used the phrase on a Home Report I was reading:

"It really just means that the electrics in the property are of mixed age. From my site notes it looks as if the fuse box itself is ok but some of the switches are older. We are just alerting a prospective purchaser that they might want to get things checked out. It’s a common phrase used in that section of a HR. No implications for value etc."
 

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Here's the full reply from a Home Report writer who used the phrase on a Home Report I was reading:

"It really just means that the electrics in the property are of mixed age. From my site notes it looks as if the fuse box itself is ok but some of the switches are older. We are just alerting a prospective purchaser that they might want to get things checked out. It’s a common phrase used in that section of a HR. No implications for value etc."

Can't understand why anyone would use the phrase 'mixed lines' to indicate that switches are older than the fusebox. That makes no sense at all.
 

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Can't understand why anyone would use the phrase 'mixed lines' to indicate that switches are older than the fusebox. That makes no sense at all.
Agree, completely bizarre. I knew that the property in question had a 'white meter'/'Economy 7' arrangement and wondered whether 'mixed lines' was being used to refer to that, but no. It appears to be a phrase that surveyors in Scotland have just made up amongst themselves as preamble to recommending a spark visit.
 

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