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  1. bluebird

    bluebird New EF Member

    Business Name:
    electroplumb llandaff limited
    Finally,not phased, I have found an outlet to purchase my much awaited SPD,s (surge protection devices) and AFFD,s (arc fault detection devices),namely via SCREWFIX !In fairness the only supplier I know who have openly approached the supply of such.
    I priced up a standard 10 way board,to include 10 combined AFFD,S/RCBO,S,with of course an SPD,the princely sum total of £2207.89 !!!
    Bear in mind this does incl.vat but NO labour costs.
    The GB electrical world has finally gone mad !!!!!!!!!!
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  2. stevethesparks

    stevethesparks Electrician's Arms

    Not only would such a CU be expensive, it probably wouldn't fit where many existing CU's are to be replaced.
    the mere mention of this to a customer - "but you can opt out", will probably put most off.
    I'm sick to death of it all, I really cannot wait until I retire.

    Now in my final years, I'm considering not paying out for the 18th nor my NICEIC renewal in the coming months.
    I only use them for BC notifications, a Friend with Napit can now do 3rd party notifications so may just pay him for each one.

    The £500 a year plus other costs doesn't warrant the small amount of notifications I do.

    The industry is doomed I tell you Doomed. :)
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  3. Gavin John Hyde

    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

    Business Name:
    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Its alright they gave me a voucher yesterday 25 off a 200 spend...
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  4. Rpa07

    Rpa07 4000 posts - only 54195 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

    Business Name:
    Ebenezer electrical
    That’s one circuit taken care of Gavin - now start looking for 1 room studio rewires!
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  5. Murdoch

    Murdoch Regular EF Member

    Agree 100 %

    The 18th will be my last unless my lottery numbers come up by August this year
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  6. hasel5

    hasel5 Electrician's Arms

    Have my so called annual visit next month and thinking about telling them not to bother as the industry is mess. Would rather be a postie or shelf stacker at the moment.
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  7. FatAlan

    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

    Don’t panic!
    Don’t tell them your name Steve!
    You stupid boy!
    You know the NICEIC don’t like it up em?
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  8. UNG

    UNG Forum Mentor

    Nr Wigan, Lancs
    So a new consumer unit is now going to become a very significant expense on a rewire or installation upgrade
    I am trying to understand the sudden need for all this extra protection that needs to be added to an installation especially when there is very little evidence to justify the reg change and no guidance on how to find the fault when an AFDD trips. Are they susceptible to nuisance tripping? does anybody know?. How do we test them or prove they are functioning correctly.
    There are so many questions but very little information available even chatting with the manufacturers at Harrogate ELEX last year they didn't seem to be up to speed with the introduction of the regs only 6 months away
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