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i was investigating some strange readings on a lighting circuit. Take the kitchen switch plate off, all good. New twin and earth, sleeved correctly. But.........about four inches above the switch, embedded in filler was a piece of choc block connector attaching the nice new twin and earth to the old, original red and black rubber/cloth insulated cable.......

Suspect I'm going to be carrying out another rewire of this house.

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binky

there was a local contracor famous for this trick doing council properties many years ago, No-one could work out why he was cheaper than everyone else, until they checked his work one day...

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Andy™

seen a few who didnt even go that far... new accessories (mostly...) and new CU. and if you were lucky, maybe a new bit of earth to gas / water if they were close

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Evans Electric

Yes I've seen that quite a few times .  Years ago I was at someone's house ...." Oh you're an electrician ...we've just been rewired by the way , they were really good , did the whole house in a day "   

 

As he spoke I was looking up at two wooden fuseboxes  c/w hinged wooden doors with a glass window & 3036  porcelain fuses.      They merely replaced the accessories.

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kerching

Yes I've seen that quite a few times .  Years ago I was at someone's house ...." Oh you're an electrician ...we've just been rewired by the way , they were really good , did the whole house in a day "   

 

As he spoke I was looking up at two wooden fuseboxes  c/w hinged wooden doors with a glass window & 3036  porcelain fuses.      They merely replaced the accessories.

Deathwish fuses? The ones where the fusewire is on the OUTSIDE of the carrier?...fused on L and N, isolated by a double pole light switch (resembling RRs finer assets) with a bar in between?

Quite a few like that still around here!....old dears that wont spend the money as it is still working ( and relatives that do not want to spend the inheritance!!)

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