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Pir....how long?


meady

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Got a fella that wants me to carry out a pir on 4 of his rental flats. They are all 2 beds with no more than 5 circuits. How long roughly would you allow for a full pir? I have got to work it around a job at the moment but could find it hard to find the time

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allow at least half a day

remember take your time, get it right, and price the remedials as you go. nothing worse than putting in a report with out the remedials priced correctly.

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depends how much testing you do... maybe 2 1/2 hours each

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Are you looking to pass this job on to someone else?

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As a rough guide I try and work to about 40mins per circuit

i.e. 5 x 40 = 200mins / 60 mins per hour = 3.33 (3 and a half hours)

Not all the jobs are the same but its useful as a rough guide.

Just remember that if you haven't taken the fuseboard covers off any of the boards there could be some doubled up or even tripled up MCB / fuses, thus making your straight forward 5 way boards into 6,7,8,9,10 ways etc!

Hope this helps.

Warren

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I'd go with half a day for each one, myself. Assume they are local.?

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I have done hundreds possibly thousands of PIR's over the last 11 years whilst being employed by various contracting companies. One company tried to make me do each one in 2 hours but I found that to be far too little time. My present employer allows approx 4 hours per installation which I think is a very fair time which I find gives me enough time to do all the testing properly (including the three ring continuity tests) and fill in the NICEIC form neatly having identified every fault/ defect.

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I'd allow 1/2 day each as well, could probably do one in three hours, but the thought of 3 PIRs in one day makes me suicidal, so for health & safety reasons, it's two per day!

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From the (experienced) comments and my boys experience, 2.5-4 hours is the top and bottom for the size of the installation mentioned here.

Don & His Boys

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As said...

typically 1/2 day...

If a customer asks over the phone for a typical domestic semi, I always quote.. between 1/2 to a full day..

depending upon what is found and any level of greater investigation that may be neeeded....

As a rule of thumb...

Allow 1/2 hour per circuit plus 1/2 hour for general investigations of CU or any 'hidden' accessories!

So your flats would be at least 3 hours MINIMUM IMHO

DON'T forget you have to write up your report and there may be other observations that NOT life threatening do need drawing to the customers attention!

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