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Thought this might be of interest to some of you. Still in operation controlling the house lights. Located in a 1900s hall. Was interested what they did regards the asbestos when a fuse wire needed replacing but there wasn't anybody around that knew.

 

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And the other end.

 

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ProDave

A thing of beauty.  Hope nothing goes wrong it could be hard to fix.

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kerching

It's not metal

it hasn't got RCD/RCBOs

bin it

fit one  from screwies

sorted

😂😂

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Murdoch

That’s illegal

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binky

when I see stuff like that, you just know it's not up to todays standards, but I would hate to replace it as it is a thing of beauty (bar the yellow tape) . Makes you wonder if it could be rebuilt with mcbs, but then you are into legal beagle territotory for CE approval etc etc 

 

@Sidewinder is there a way that such a board can be updated without falling foul of law?

 

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Fleeting

Beautiful example of how things were and how they will never be again. The wood grain in that door is unbelievable. 

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Geoff1946

Far too nice to be removed or even modified but perhaps the lighting should be controlled from a new switch bank located elsewhere.

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Sharpend
54 minutes ago, Geoff1946 said:

Far too nice to be removed or even modified but perhaps the lighting should be controlled from a new switch bank located elsewhere.

Why when it still works? 
 

 

not sure what the Batman switch is or is it taped off? Might be a compliance issue as not an official lock off method, although it may have been at time of installation ! 

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kerching
1 hour ago, Fleeting said:

Beautiful example of how things were and how they will never be again. The wood grain in that door is unbelievable. 

 I Looked at it and thought hmm varnished plywood, but I dont get wood very often

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boltonsparky

It's a stunning building all round, unfortunately like many of them it leaks like a sieve and needs millions spending on it. The original electrics are very well installed, plenty of MI and original fixtures and accessories around. The fire and CCTV boys have been in and made a right mess of it though, COAX and FP lashed in all over the place, looks like a right dogs dinner. Listed building too.

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steptoe
2 hours ago, binky said:

when I see stuff like that, you just know it's not up to todays standards,

 

 

it probably surpasses todays standards,

fuse wire that actually works,

 

and an install that was actually done to a standard, unlike todays ****e

and MICC, that will be still perfect long after the nuclear war has killed the cockroaches

 

I'm just amazed that none of the porclean fuse holders are cracked and taped up,,,,,,

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Andy™

flashpads may have been replaced with something non asbestos?

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Geoff1946
12 hours ago, Sharpend said:
13 hours ago, Geoff1946 said:

Far too nice to be removed or even modified but perhaps the lighting should be controlled from a new switch bank located elsewhere.

Why when it still works? 

 

I'm guessing that it may not meet present standards for local licensing of a public entertainments building.  If it does then fine, leave it as it is but don't ruin it by, (say), replacing the fuses with MCBs.

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Sharpend
3 hours ago, Geoff1946 said:

 

I'm guessing that it may not meet present standards for local licensing of a public entertainments building.  If it does then fine, leave it as it is but don't ruin it by, (say), replacing the fuses with MCBs.

Concur, it would be a shame to have to take it out of service. 

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binky
9 hours ago, Andy™ said:

flashpads may have been replaced with something non asbestos?

can you get replacements?

 

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binky
7 hours ago, Geoff1946 said:

 

I'm guessing that it may not meet present standards for local licensing of a public entertainments building.  If it does then fine, leave it as it is but don't ruin it by, (say), replacing the fuses with MCBs.

 

Thinking about it, there's nothing wrong with fuse wire anyway, just tend to forget it's still legal.

 

I suspect it's contruction is not compliant, ie wooden back boards, exposed bus bars internally for example, but I would certainly be looking to modify what can't be seen to make it compliant rather than replace it. Or perhaps beef up fire detection in that area if it can be done in a discreet way. 

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poni

i love the switch with the red do not switch off tape 

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Sidewinder
On 29/07/2021 at 19:41, binky said:

when I see stuff like that, you just know it's not up to todays standards, but I would hate to replace it as it is a thing of beauty (bar the yellow tape) . Makes you wonder if it could be rebuilt with mcbs, but then you are into legal beagle territotory for CE approval etc etc 

 

@Sidewinder is there a way that such a board can be updated without falling foul of law?

 

Possibly, but not by just whacking things in.

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binky
12 hours ago, Sidewinder said:

Possibly, but not by just whacking things in.

 

is a hammer a suitable tool ? :^O

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