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ProDave

Today's EICR Someone needs a digger.

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ProDave

Asked to check the wiring at the local clay pigeon club.

 

Clubhouse was fine, but then I inspected the traps. First 3 were fine, fed with SWA (presumed buried at correct depth) and tested ok.

 

Trap 4 fed with YY that came up through a large white pipe (source not yet found) and found not to have any earth, and nothing in that trap earthed.  And from here, a bit of 1.5mm flex disappears into the ground (containment if any not visible) and appears in trap 5 some 50 metres away.

 

They can't understand the problem. "it works"

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Andy™

but it works and no one has died yet, so it must be safe.

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ProDave
14 minutes ago, Andy™ said:

but it works and no one has died yet, so it must be safe.

That bit might be more luck than anything else.

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Murdoch

Issue the EICR with the relevant C2's with your invoice and walk away ............

 

Its up to them if they want to act on your findings ..........................

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ProDave

C1's in my book

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Andy™

C2 imo, its wrong but not immediately dangerous. itll still take a fault to happen before something bad happens

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binky

compared to guns it's very safe :shotgun:

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ProDave

They phoned me back yesterday suggesting I fix the wiring in the first trap and they will run the second one from an "extension lead"  Why am I thinking they mean put a plug on the bit of flex buried in the ground and call it an extension lead?

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binky

probably because they are planning to do exactly that

 

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Tony S

Why do they need power at the traps? The last shooting club I had anything to do with the traps were mechanical.

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ProDave

Yes the traps are mechancal, but powered by electricity, They seem to be 12V so all that is in each trap is a battery charger, and some electronics to trigger the trap from the shooting stand.

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Andy™

how about have a battery charger somewhere in the main building and take a battery to the trap each day?

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ProDave

You need to see the average age and size of the members. Lugging a tractor sized battery about would finish most of them off.

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Sharpend

Couldn’t you just give them a 12v supply? 

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Andy™
26 minutes ago, ProDave said:

You need to see the average age and size of the members. Lugging a tractor sized battery about would finish most of them off.

 

at least you wont have to worry about them being dead by electrocution

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Tony S
21 hours ago, Sharpend said:

Couldn’t you just give them a 12v supply? 

 

It would be a fair sized cable to feed each trap at 12V.

 

Reminds me of a radio conversation “Tony, where are you?” “Trap three, you’ll have to wait!”

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