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  1. Sb8389
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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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    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.
     
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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    Not James Bond then.
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. 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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    I hope Westy, that the OP feels completely chastised, well said.
     
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    MAIN PROTECTIVE BONDING
     
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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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    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 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. 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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    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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    What ever happened to main protective equipotential bonding conductors?
     
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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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    Lucy the Bond girl?
     
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    Haven't you been taking any notice sparkdog? Lucy the MAIN EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING CONDUCTOR GIRL
     
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    Lucy the Bond girl?
     
  19. sparkdog
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    Sorry Sir.
     
  20. Pete999
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    See me after School, and don't forget to bring me an Apple
     
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    fermented by Weston's of course.
     
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  22. Sb8389
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    Yes he is part of a competent person scheme that's why I was surprised he took this route with the job and thanks for your input westward10 never actually knew what the correct terminology was
     
  23. Murdoch
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    ^^ in which case the customer should take this up directly with the cps
     
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    IMG_0148.JPG IMG_0149.JPG
    ISCO was a product of WT Henley, I think it stands for Ironclad Service CutOut
     
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    Unless of course the particular brand of service connector you are using happens to be manufactured by Henley.
     
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  26. Ian1981
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    About 77 years, and yes it most certainly is double pole fusing.

    image.jpg
     
  28. Ian1981
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    cool.
    A bit out of date tho :)
     
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  29. telectrix
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    Lucy Lastic?
     
  30. davesparks
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    Lucy 'Lectric around these parts surely.
     
  31. Pete999
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    No Lucy Lastic is just fine thank you
     
  32. Dave OCD
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    Dave OCD Electrician's Arms

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    That book looks really interesting Dave, see they had an emergency head office at the time, most likely the usual one was a victim of German bombers , and the new type backboard insulators mentioned musn't have been favourably received - I've never seen anything other than porcelain insulators on backboards ?
     
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    I'd never even considered that was why they had an emergency head office, but it seems obvious now you say it!

    I don't honk I've ever seen anything other than porcelain either, weird
     
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    I don't honk so either.
     
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    Iron clad gurantees , turn full circle , pressed steel CU .
    Engineered for safety , then cost , and now safety again .
    ( or are we just doing away with plastic )
     
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