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Discuss Unprotected and damaged Earth to Electrode - C2 or C3? in the Periodic Inspection Reporting & Certification area at ElectriciansForums.co.uk.

  1. gccs

    gccs EF Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    C2 or C3, which do you think?
    Can't make my mind up.
    Any other thoughts?

    From MET, through wall to Electrode, not clipped to the wall, just dangling free.
    Electrode fully buried at the moment, under leaves and debris. Not cleared this away yet. Then....
    [​IMG]

    .. as you can see, the insulation has been damaged!
    So, higher chance the cable will deteriorate

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  3. gccs

    gccs EF Member

    Location:
    Surrey
  4. Pete999

    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Northampton
    An absolute abortion
     
  5. gccs

    gccs EF Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    So AA then instead of a C code?
     
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  7. Pete999

    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    The worst possible
     
  8. Pete999

    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Northampton
    Are you the one doing the EICR?
     
  9. gccs

    gccs EF Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Maybe!
    It's a rented property, so this was just noticed and will be sent to the agent. They may then ask for an EICR to be completed.
     
  10. Pete999

    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Northampton
    Right OK then it should be sorted soonest
     
  11. gccs

    gccs EF Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Vortigern and Wilko like this.
  12. westward10

    westward10 Electrician's Arms

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    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    You need to see the final connection before making a final judgement. The insulation damage isn't too much of a concern, bare earthing conductors to electrodes used to be common place.
     
  13. anthonybragg

    anthonybragg Regular EF Member

    Location:
    NORTHAMPTON
    Business Name:
    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    I was going to say C3 improvment recomended (machanical protection) if the Ze was low and all other conditions were met eg RCD tails clamped etc.However you can not get in to test.
     
  14. HandySparks

    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Business Name:
    Neish Electrical Services
    Eh?
     
  15. westward10

    westward10 Electrician's Arms

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    Think a comma is missing. RCD, tails clamped......
     
  16. anthonybragg

    anthonybragg Regular EF Member

    Location:
    NORTHAMPTON
    Business Name:
    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    sorry tails clamped as they enter consumer unit (if metal) rcd or rcbo protection to overcome high Ze to meet disconnection times.
     
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