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monkfish

Getting shot of part p with a petition type thingy?

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Admin
Wrong....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1473919/MPs-daughter-electrocuted-in-botched-fitted-kitchen.html

And again.....

Part P had been coming for a long time however, after this incident, it was rushed through, without being properly implemented.

Police brought in electrical experts who found that the Huddersfield-based builders who installed the kitchen in 1999 had broken a string of safety guidelines issued by the Institute of Electrical Engineers. The electric cable, which led from a fuse box to the extractor fan hood above the cooker, was not insulated and was only 10mm deep in the wall instead of the recommended 50mm.

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initforthemoney

Dont quote excerpts from the article.

You have missed most of the information.:yellow card

Let me finish that for you..

"The cable also meandered across the wall instead of running in strict horizontal or vertical lines.

Mrs Wherry's husband, Jake, put up the rack three years before her death and thought he had positioned it away from the cables, although he did not check to make sure.

The evidence from David Latimer, an electrical engineer who examined the kitchen, was that a screw from the rack had caught the side of the cable.

Over the years, the rack and screw moved slightly so that eventually the screw was touching the live wire in the cable.

Every time a metal object was put on the rack, there was the chance of a small electric shock.

Det Insp Tim Dobson, of Richmond police, told the court that a two and a half inch black mark surrounded by yellow bruising was found on Mrs Wherry's left ankle, indicating that her contact with the dishwasher had completed the circuit."

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Admin

I highlighted a part that I wanted to bring on here.

You posted a link, I read it. As I am sure others did or will.

So why would I quote it all?

IEE say that if a cable is burried in a wall <50mm and not mechanically protected etc, then it has to be RCD'd. (17th Edition).

This was probably done in 16th Ed. There is no reg that I am aware of that stated that you couldn't bury a Cable <50mm. (that I can recall)?

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initforthemoney

Its not about how deep the cable was buried, its about how badly and completely out of zones the cable was installed.

I was bringing the attention of everyone, to one of the reasons why Part P was pushed through.

However, yes, i realise the part you were wanting to highlight, and how incorrect that statement was.

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ElectekAir
I highlighted a part that I wanted to bring on here.

You posted a link, I read it. As I am sure others did or will.

So why would I quote it all?

IEE say that if a cable is burried in a wall <50mm and not mechanically protected etc, then it has to be RCD'd. (17th Edition).

This was probably done in 16th Ed. There is no reg that I am aware of that stated that you couldn't bury a Cable <50mm. (that I can recall)?

You a right Admin there was nothing in the 16th about that (50mm bla bla);)

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monkfish

so thats a no then??:coat

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