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  1. South Spark
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    As it says - what code should I be giving to a metal CU where the cables come straight in through the knockouts without any form of protection. Meter tails and main earth enter through different apertures 'n all.
     
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  2. telectrix
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    C2 in my book. no cable restraint and chance of shorting out to CU casing. potential dangerous. the different holes i'd code as C3 as the small eddy currents on a dom. will not cause a problem
     
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  3. Ian1981
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    Are the tails insulated and sheathed?
    Is there any signs of damage /abrasions to the tails?
    And is it TT?
     
  4. westward10
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    You sure you should be doing EICRs.
     
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  5. Risteard
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    Whilst I agree that in reality it's unlikely to pose any real issue in a domestic installation I would still C2 it as it is not something which I would condone.
     
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  6. Ian1981
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    C2 potentially dangerous?
    If there was evidence of thermal effects on the enclosure then that's the only time I would C2 it for tails entering different holes.
    Just my opinion tho.
    I'd be more concerned with the lack of protection to the cables entering the enclosure.
     
  7. Murdoch
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    Is the main earth a"tail" ?
     
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  8. Risteard
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    It does have the potential to be dangerous, although as stated with the loads in a domestic installation this is unlikely.
     
  9. Risteard
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    The earthing conductor must pass through the ferromagnetic enclosure together with the live tails. I'm not sure if that was what you were asking though.
     
  10. solarsavings
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    I think this one is c1.
    Done 3 months ago.
    No paperwork.

    Den 1.jpg

    Den 2.jpg

    Den 3.jpg
     
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  11. Ian1981
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    Yet a seperate cpc can enter a separate hole if ran in parallel with a swa
     
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  13. solarsavings
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    solarsavings Electrician's Arms

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    Went there today following a report of downstairs not working. She paid him £350 cash
    for that.
     
  14. Ian1981
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    There's no eddy current issue for me
    Oh wait those photos are a different job unrelated
     
  15. South Spark
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    South Spark Regular EF Member

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    TN S. No signs of damage. I'm not doing an EICR just installing outdoor lighting.
     
  16. Murdoch
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  17. anthonybragg
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    you asked what code ?
     
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  18. South Spark
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    South Spark Regular EF Member

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    For the 7671 cert. They've got like a mini EICR on them now.
     
  19. Murdoch
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    What do you think would warrant a C1?

    Which certs are you using? The ones in BS 7671 don't have a check list!
     
  20. Risteard
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    Only recently - it was prohibited until a handful of years ago.
     
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