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Dodgy CU change


boltonsparky

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boltonsparky

Got called to a job the "sparky" hadn't come back to... on removing the CU lid I found out why...

Nicely done cut outs!

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Neat job!

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Nicely terminated tails!

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17th edition now requires no sleaving!

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And a little more worrying...

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Yes he's cut half the strands out of the main earth and main bonding cables... halfing their CSA!!

How much are earth blocks... a couple of quid!

This was done just over a week ago by an NIC Domestic Installer!

He charged

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Theorysparky

that is when u report him to the nic

5 day wonder no doubt

nice cpc sleeving !!!

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boltonsparky

They will be informed, don't worry about that!

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Theorysparky

im the first to admit that im not the neatest on a cu change but everything would be there and right.....def. no connector block !!!!!

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boltonsparky

It's not always possible to ge the cables neat when swapping from the old rewirable fuseboxes, Im sure he could have done better than what he did though.

Looked as though it'd been thrown in in just an hour or so. We spend a day, sometimes longer depending on testing.

We charge

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I have seen an NIC job done in feb this year. Chap had used RCD main switch board. I told customer that this was not right and she should report it to NIC. I don't think she was going to.

Batty

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boltonsparky

That's what he's doing in a CU and an earth terminal that's highly visible, whats he doing under floors!!!

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Andy™

wonder why he marked the black cable blue for neutral, but not the other brown for live?

sometimes you cant really make changes neat, but thats just going too far

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wonder why he marked the black cable blue for neutral, but not the other brown for live?

sometimes you cant really make changes neat, but thats just going too far

was too far back to car for some tape? and only had blue tape on him probabaly.

unless he has used it all on previous jobs.

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boltonsparky

I've just noticed looking back at the pictures, is the live tail a black cable, can just see it under the grey, maybe it's just the light though!

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Andy™
I've just noticed looking back at the pictures, is the live tail a black cable, can just see it under the grey, maybe it's just the light though!

looks black. probably old stock

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boltonsparky

His brown tape was in the same place as his green and yellow sleeving :^O

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Andy™
His brown tape was in the same place as his green and yellow sleeving :^O

i doubt its 'his' if its still in B&Q

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The Godfather
They will be informed, don't worry about that!

My boys would like full details.

The Godfather

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boltonsparky

He's probably that BnQ employee from the thread a couple of weeks back telling people that consumer units are a DIY job!

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Andy™

now thats a scary thought

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green-hornet

This is an example of shoddy work if ever I have seen one.As for not charging for certificates he has broken a golden rule, you must always test and issue a cert.

I would report him and enclose the pictures, I would also inform Building Control they carry more weight when talking to a scheme provider.

He will most likely be given the oppertunity to rectify the mess, me I would sit him down and assertain his knowledge to be sure.

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Andy™
me I would sit him down and assertain his knowledge to be sure.

if you start to get technical, like what colour is live, your probably best talking to a brick

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green-hornet
if you start to get technical, like what colour is live, your probably best talking to a brick

:^O

I bet your right as well.

He will no doubt get away with it when he should not.

Just makes me mad when shoddy work like this would reflect on the whole trade and the NICEIC in particular.

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boltonsparky
if you start to get technical, like what colour is live, your probably best talking to a brick

ROTFWL

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I have seen an NIC job done in feb this year. Chap had used RCD main switch board. I told customer that this was not right and she should report it to NIC. I don't think she was going to.

Batty

i have seen rcd incommers befor i did not think it was a big deal if it has the isolation symble, am i wrong about this

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the question now is. when altering circuits protected by rcd incomer do u advise an upgrade and carry out the work, or not carry out the work unless they agree to upgrade ??

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