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boliver

phase/neutral reversal

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boliver

changing single socket to double,used check plug which showed phase /neutral reversal.took bell wire from line wire at ccu to line at socket & continuity verified.did same with neutral wire & continuity OK.decided to reverse wires at socket then check plug showed as open earth.old house with red/black wiring.also cooker hood has been added at some stage on this circuit.no problem with other sockets on the circuit.any kind gent out there for comments/advice

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Geoff1946

Yes, it's dangerous. Something is seriously wrong and needs looking at by a knowledgeable spark!

No-one can possibly diagnose something like that over the internet.

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binky

'open earth' maybe high resistance from an earth rod.

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boliver

thanks to gents for replies to my phase/neutral reversal query boliver

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Andy™

so what was the problem?

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