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Some Of These Old Boards Leave Much To Be Desired ......


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........took the cover off this one this morning to reconnect a shower for the bathroom fitter 

 

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( my mate made it safe & promptly went on hols last week ...with the usual ..Oh could you just finish this one for me , its only a downlight.......well two actually  & thats it ........Oh & just refit 3 other lights , thats all .....I think......   erm   Oh yes  wire to a Saniflo , fit an RCD ...thats all  ....Oh and a  lighty up mirror in the big bathhroom . ) :(    Did I say change all the pull switches ?   :o

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What could possibly go wrong with that?  It's obviously fed by a bit of t&e so there WILL be an isolator / fuse at it's source won't there, so what's the problem?

 

Ever thought of suggesting a CU upgrade might be a good idea?

 

I'll bet you will find some of those old MK 13A sockets, you know the ones held on with 4 screws, 2 top and 2 bottom, with terminal screw heads that sit proud of the plastic moulding.

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What's wrong with that?

Won't need an RCD as the bathroom fitter is doing it and he's not an electrician therefore it's outside his remit. (Seen plumbers do this a lot with 3036 boards). :(

Just needs some blue and brown dragged kicking and screaming through it and it will be perfect.;)

Is it a woodie craptree?

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Well its my mate's problem ,  I don't think they want to shell out for boards ...just two new bathrooms  ( Oh and a Bentley on the drive )

 

My mate said he spoke to them & they deafed him out , only spoke to the bathroom fitter , so they won't get much change out of my mate when he's back ...probably charge them double .

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At least the main switch is on the left, so there's no confusion over circuit numbering.

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What's wrong with that?

Won't need an RCD as the bathroom fitter is doing it and he's not an electrician therefore it's outside his remit. (Seen plumbers do this a lot with 3036 boards). :(

Just needs some blue and brown dragged kicking and screaming through it and it will be perfect. ;)

Is it a woodie craptree?

Yes its a Craptree  C50 board     looped off a wooden Wylex   ( There is an RCD on the shower feed by the way )  

 

 

ProDave   No confusion as there isn't any at all .

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Looks like the backplate is made of wood :).been a while since I have had my head in a c50! seems to all be 3871's of various flavours these days :C

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I ebayed a load of C50s to a bloke who sends them to somewhere in Africa. All he ever buys is C50s

Just saying

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doubt it still works properly, cetainly wouldn't want to trust my life to it

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I take your point there Binky but they were probably made to higher standards than the Chinese stuff that melts these days & creates recalls .

 

Old fashioned Made in England  Crabtree .   I remember when an apprentii  , firm I was with used to fit a lighting board near the doors of industrial units and used them instead of fitting  light switches .  

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I had read they were so well made that they were used as switch gear. :)

I still find them in social housing along with GE, dorman smith,and federal electric of the same generation. I can only assume they still work? at the very least they've not caught fire yet!!! :lol:

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I had read they were so well made that they were used as switch gear. :)

I still find them in social housing along with GE, dorman smith,and federal electric of the same generation. I can only assume they still work? at the very least they've not caught fire yet!!! :lol:

the wood is probably harder to ignite than the plastic most are made of now.

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Never heard tell of one of those wooden type boards , Wylex etc  setting fire TBH .

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