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  1. Dave OCD
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    I'd forgotten how much hard work rewiring can be although this was strictly speaking a partial one, just the original house which had a single very dodgy rubber twin for all the lighting and a slightly larger and equally dodgy rubber twin [with a separate bare stranded tinned copper earth !] feeding umpteen sockets via loads of underfloor JBs and on a 30amp rewirable fuse. The rear kitchen and bathroom extension all done in PVC T&E tested out fine thankfully and was reconnected. TNS supply with a Ze of 0.2 ohms, very good- old lead sheathed cable though.
    Everything went really well and the customer is very happy.
    Here's a pic of the Hager board I did today, no RFCs at all. :) IMG_1995.JPG
     
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  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    nice job. what a pity hager leave exposed copper on the RCD tails though.
     
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  3. 7029 dave
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    Nice Dave, good Ze too.
     
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    Flanders Regular EF Member

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    Very nice dave , hope the power is turn and locked off with that cover off:):)
     
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  5. Dave OCD
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    Thanks Tel, yes it does annoy me a bit but didn't have time to do much about that, once the main switch is off it's fine for anybody poking about in there in the future.
     
  6. Dave OCD
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    No because the tails were dangling below not connected to anything at the time. :D
     
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  7. 7029 dave
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    Take it you got down that cavity wall.?:)
     
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  8. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Need some 2.0 green/yellow sleeving there, attention to detail :)
     
  9. Dave OCD
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    Cheers Dave, yes very good Ze, I was very careful connecting my new 16mm to the original sheath clamp, bloody ancient cable !:)
     
  10. Dave OCD
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    Yeah pulled down through using the old cables, lath and plaster. For one night the old and new were in the small bedroom above in connector blocks but don't tell anybody. :D
     
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    Yeah, great when you can drag them down. lol
     
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  12. Dave OCD
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    Nah 3mm is fine by me Westward, 2mm wouldn't have gone anywhere near the stranded CPC on the imperial cooker cable. :)
     
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  13. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    As you were waiting for the DNO/MOP to turn up to cut the seal and pull the main fuse so you could reconnect the tails.......;):D:D
     
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  14. Dave OCD
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    Exactly Lee but they didn't show up, but miraculously while I was having a cuppa in a different room the seal fairy must have nipped in and out unseen ! :D
     
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  15. D00DY_T00DY
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    Bet the seal fairy turned up beforehand.
    They have impeccable timing you know
     
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  16. Leesparkykent
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    She must of been busy today as she was also in Kent this afternoon :D
     
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  17. LankyWill
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    Nice install Dave, you've got those Hager boards down to a fine art. Let me guess the lad was pulling in all the new cables whilst you were prancing about with the CU?;)
     
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  18. mattg4321
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    Nice job Dave.

    Out of interest, do you always fit the 5+5 dual RCD Hager CU rather than the 10 way high integrity?

    Reason I ask is wholesalers seem to like stocking the 5+5 and not so much the high integrity unless asked for. I don't really see any benefit in fitting the 5+5 over the high integrity as the difference in price is around £3. If you then want to maybe run a sub main to an outbuilding you can't then 'separate' it from the RCD's in the house.
     
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  19. Dave OCD
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    Thanks Will:) Haha not quite, I was doing everything while he dawdled along generally. :D Very nearly boxed a cat in under the floorboards yesterday.:D
     
  20. Dave OCD
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    Thanks Matt, I used the board pictured on this job because the price seemed good and I like Hager. But your point is a good one.
     
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  21. D00DY_T00DY
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    There'd have been many arguments whether it was dead or alive though.
     
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  22. D00DY_T00DY
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    Some say she actually works for the dno

    Bomb shell.

    All we know is she's called the seal fairy.
     
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    busy week. she was in Bolton yesterday. think she'd been on a visit to Fred Dibnah's back yard. Her hands and face were covered in oil and soot.
     
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    Tis a nice neat job Dave but is that nasty self tapper through the earth bar by design, don't install Hagar boards.
     
  25. telectrix
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    i think that's there to stop the larger earthing and bonding cables from pushing the earth bar out of it's mounting.
     
  26. Leesparkykent
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    That screw is what earths the metal board.
     
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  27. cliffed
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    All looks good,rewires are hard work,the young lads wouldn't know what hit them,certainly would give them a kick up the ass,instead of being prima donna.
     
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  28. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Really it looks like an ad hoc afterthought.
     
  29. Midwest
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    It does look a bit DIY'ish.
     
  30. Midwest
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    Anyhows here's one of me own;

    IMG_1692.JPG




    Only joking, one I come across recently :D
     
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  31. Dave OCD
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    Horrible ! :eek:
     
  32. Midwest
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    Glad your impressed :) Apart from the spaghetti, can you spot any issues? (PME supply).
     
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    Here's one of mine. It was hard getting the lid on though for some reason 20160716_121010.jpg
     
  34. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Just cut a hole out of the front to create some space for them :) problem solved lol
     
  35. Wilko
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    It does look like the neutral to RH RCD has not gone where it should?
     
  36. Dave OCD
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    I just don't understand how anybody could make such a pigs ear of it, maybe it was a plumber ?:D The only thing that stands out for me apart from the atrocious 'workmanship' is that all the power is through one RCD and all the lighting is through the other ?
     
  37. Dave OCD
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    Imagine being asked to replace that, I think I'd be too busy. :)
     
  38. onions1066
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    20160716_182754.jpg I ended up having to disconnect and reconnect as I couldn't find any circuits I wanted!
     
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  39. Dave OCD
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    A massive improvement ! Well done.
     
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