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  1. Sb8389
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    Sb8389 Regular EF Member

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    Hi guys
    Being to a job today where a customer wanted a quote for doing the bonding to water and gas. She had told me that an electrician had fitted a new board with no main earth present and had told her that it would cost an additional 300 pound to get the bonding done when the main earth has being installed. The electrician has even issued her a completion certificate noting this defects with no apparent test readings at all. What i want to know is do she have a case against him for installing a new consumer unit with obvious risks present and holding her to ransom by saying she has to pay more money to get the bonding done.
     
  2. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Two words ..... Trading standards

    They may not act this time, but will if enough people report him.

    And he could argue that fitting the new cu HAS made the site safer.

    Or is he a scheme member?
     
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  3. Baker1988
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    Baker1988 Electrician's Arms

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    Is he a member of a competent person scheme or was it just a guy off the street.

    I have seen a few people who have had a new consumer unit fitted and just gone with the cheapest quote which ends up been from diy Dave who says he knows what he is doing.
     
  4. sparkdog
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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    Not James Bond then.
     
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  5. westward10
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    westward10 Ugly kids what a disappointment. Electrician's Arms

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    MAIN PROTECTIVE BONDS please use the correct terminology, nearly as lazy as the so called electrician who changed the board and couldn't be bothered with MAIN PROTECTIVE BONDS.
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    I hope Westy, that the OP feels completely chastised, well said.
     
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  7. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    MAIN PROTECTIVE BONDING
     
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  8. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    Or BONDS just saying
     
  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Telectrix
    main protective bonding colours/sexual perferences.... oh,Yeah, CONDUCTORS.
     
  10. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    no that would be protective bonding conductors or main protective bonding conductors if @westward10@westward10 wants the proper terminology. ;)
     
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  11. westward10
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    westward10 Ugly kids what a disappointment. Electrician's Arms

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    Conductor, I like that use it all the time as opposed to cable, wire, tails or something that really irritates me and not much does I will have you know "HENLEY bloody BLOCK" as opposed to service terminal block.
     
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  12. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    I've seen some members refer to them as isco's or Isco blocks....:eek:
     
  13. Ian1981
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    Ian1981 Electrician's Arms

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    What ever happened to main protective equipotential bonding conductors?
     
  14. Ian1981
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    Ian1981 Electrician's Arms

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    yeah why is that?
     
  15. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    not 100% sure but think it's just another manufacturer like Henley or Lucy.
     
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