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Found these in some old photos, thought some of you on here might appreciate. Must be bout 10 years ago. This was a new consumer unit that had been done by an NIC approved domestic installer. We were called by the customer to check it out as the customer was a bit suspect on the guys work. We didn't need to take the cover off to realise it was a lash up. Worst workmanship I've seen by a long way. Customer reported it to NIC, not sure what happened after that. 

 

dodgy consumer unit 002

 

dodgy consumer unit 003

 

dodgy consumer unit 004

 

dodgy consumer unit 005

 

 

dodgy consumer unit 006

 

 

dodgy consumer unit 007

 

 

 

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Evans Electric

Heres 'ow yer do it properly son .....don't worry abart green/yell sleeving   and always twist 'em togeva  ...it really annoys the guy who comes to test .  

Leave plenty of copper showing at terminals  so we  know we 'aint caught the insulation .  

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kerching
2 hours ago, boltonsparky said:

Customer reported it to NIC, not sure what happened after that. 

Let me answer that for you

 

NOTHING !

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Evans Electric

They seem to have a strange attitude  with cases like this   ,  Bolt-on  says it was  an NIC member so its acceptable  to produce work like that .

 

However ,  lets say it was a NON - member , using their logo , who did it .   His feet would't touch the ground as he was propelled to court ....but it would be for illegal use of the logo  , not the state  of the work . 

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binky
On 16/08/2020 at 12:26, Evans Electric said:

However ,  lets say it was a NON - member , using their logo , who did it .   His feet would't touch the ground as he was propelled to court ....but it would be for illegal use of the logo  , not the state  of the work . 

 

Misuse of LOGO is much easier to prosecute than rough workmanship which is more opinion based than factual.

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Evans Electric

Agreed  Binky  but they could , say, issue a warning against unacceptable work ,  three strikes & yer out  perhaps. 

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NozSpark
On 20/08/2020 at 19:29, Evans Electric said:

Agreed  Binky  but they could , say, issue a warning against unacceptable work ,  three strikes & yer out  perhaps. 

 

I've had it where one approved contractor had it suggested to them that they should consider changing their enrolment to the DI scheme instead.... I was also told that they like to keep people where they can keep an eye on them and influence them to improve  

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