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  1. Markyd
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  2. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Looks like one of tbem we do everything but dont have any employee firms. If you do take them up on work you likely dont get paid
     
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  3. Markyd
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    Markyd Regular EF Member

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    Just think it's disgusting that some people will read that and panic.......
     
  4. tlangdon12
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    So as professional electrical engineers, our response to such scare-mongering should be …?
     
  5. andyb
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    I must be missing something here, what's the problem?
    I woudn't call this scare mongering, seems quite ballanced to me.
    What in the article do you guys have an issue with?
     
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    I agree whole heartedly with Andy. I think it presents balanced information designed to inform people of the changes, which is much better than the lack of information for the general public from the IET themselves.
     
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    I would say the word should is too strong: (maybe 'may')
    "All new installations should now be fitted with arc fault detection devices (AFDDs) to reduce the risk of fire in final circuits. While commonly installed in other parts of the world as standard, within BS 7671, they were only a recommendation."
    - where the last few words imply that it IS NOW a REQUIREMENT"
     
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    wirepuller Forum Mentor

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    I'm not an Electrical Engineer, I'm an Electrician.
     
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  9. Markyd
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    Markyd Regular EF Member

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    exactly.....and some people will use this info to hit people with a bill for around 2 grand for a new cu........WRONG
     
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    Marcus Vaughan Regular EF Member

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    With the exception of making AFDD's look mandatory, as already mentioned, can't see any problems with this link.

    It's another nail in the coffin for those competent persons who try to operate without being a member of a scheme though (I tried that - and gave up), but that's an old debate.

    Can I give myself an 'old' ?
     
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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    So customers should call the Fire Brigade to have a new consumer unit fitted?
     
  12. anthonybragg
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    Well many of them are part-time electricians.
     
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