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  1. nellystew
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    nellystew EF Member

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    Essex
    Hi

    I was going to change the lights in my garage to LED's but the consumer unit looked a bit old, so switch the garage circuit off on the main board, removed the cover and found this.

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    At this point I thought "I'm outta here" and put the cover back on.

    I presume this is all sorts of bad?

    Time to call a professional :D
     
  2. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Its old but not necessarily in need of replacing.
    Appears lack of RCD unless there is one in the house but that can easily be added into the wiring after the board.
    as you have said probably best to call a local electrician in rather than playing with things you are not sure about.
     
  3. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    What about those CPCs all bunched up, co conector just twisted together
     
  4. TheReturnOfHightower
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    TheReturnOfHightower Electrician's Arms

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    Durham, UK
    Regardless, I think if I was called in to that job, I'd be telling him I wouldn't be touching it without an upgrade.
     
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  5. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Agree a right abortion of a job
     
  6. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Fair shout on the replacement but I have come across old boards that were in need of being tidied up rather than replaced. on a cost/time basis it will in all likelihood be quicker to put a new one in.
     
  7. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Gavin the Board is not safe, look at the cpcs all twisted together, hardly compliant, maybe at the time of installation, HT is correct that needs changing, I certainly would recommend replacement if it was my project.
     
  8. nellystew
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    nellystew EF Member

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    Got someone coming round to quote for a new board and probably re-do all the wiring.
    The previous owner had a "unique" style of wiring!
     
  9. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Harlow Essex
    Probably installed by that Russian from one of Pete’s videos.
     
  10. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    I’m getting seriously worried about you. Think it’s too much time off work.
     
  11. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Regular EF Member

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    England
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    F.H. Electrical
    Nothing a little BG garage unit would not sort out. They are cheap and quite adequate for that situation. Look like a couple of hours work given that the supply is up to scratch. Maybe a pic of the supply to the board could be helpful for further input?
     
  12. nellystew
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    nellystew EF Member

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    Essex
    Sorry, do you mean the main board or a pic of the wire that feeds this?
     
  13. TheReturnOfHightower
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    TheReturnOfHightower Electrician's Arms

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    Durham, UK
    He means the main board
     
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  14. nellystew
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    nellystew EF Member

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    Essex
    Here's the main board

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