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  1. DKenny
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    I've tried to find a solution on here to this exact scenario but had no such luck.

    Could somebody please advise on where I should place the earth wire on a plastic back box with no earth terminal when adding a new metal face plate? The face plate has an earth terminal on it and was probably going to connect the earth wire to that, but worried on whether it may become live in the event of a fault.

    Thanks!
     
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    RWJ 8,330 day wonder Electrician's Arms

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    Is this a wind up?
     
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  3. DKenny
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    I'm being stupid aren't I? I should just connect it to the CPC terminal on the face plate right? :confused:
     
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    Ding ding ding we have a winner :p:p
     
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  5. DKenny
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    Thanks for confirming that I'm a plonker today Rosco! :D
     
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  6. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Fella if you have to ask something like that, it might be an idea to give Electrical work a miss.
     
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    That is the reason why you should connect the cpc to the face plate! (my bold)
     
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    Are you actually an electrician because I just choked on my breakfast.
     
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    Just swallowed me first cuppa and burnt me tongue,
     
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    You're not having a diva coffee rant as well Pete?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    there's only one way to make coffee. forget all this lattey, mucha, cappuchinka shyte........ 3 heaped spoons nescafe original, 3 heaped spoons sugar ( white of course), 1 fl.oz scotch, dash of blue top cow juice: accompanied by a king size, duty free smuggled marlboro.

    i love breakfast.
     
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  12. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Jeez Tel, Isn't it a bit early for Blue cow juice ?:rolleyes::D
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    the cow juice is optional, depending on whether the fridge has defrosted due to dodgy 1950's electrics.

    bill.jpg
     
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  14. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    For shame on you Tel, you should have sorted your Electrics by now :rolleyes::)
     
  15. Pete999
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    Crikey you're quick this morning Andy.
     
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    You & Tel are teaching me well Pete :thumbsup::)
    Looking at that picture though, I thought Tel would have bought a new screwdriver by now ;)
     
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    Have to admit , it's not very VDE is it?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    never mind VDE, it's not a calibrated torque knife. to my shame.
     
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  19. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Oh the shame of it, it's not even calibrated :eek::oops:. Now that's not a good example to set for me is it ? :(:rolleyes::)
     
  20. Pete999
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    Oh I get it, a Jedi driver, squeeze the handle and poof, full on torque driver nice touch Tel, where can I get one?
     
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  21. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Looks more EPNS than VDE Pete :)
     
  22. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    EPNS my arse. proper sheffield stainless steel.

    now this is the only thing plated in this house:

    [​IMG]
     
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    No no I have it right, it's morphing stealth driver, don't need insulation it you're a Jedi
     
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  24. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Blimey, now your going back a bit. Real Sheffield steel, not this cheap s**t they use now.
     
  25. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    :cool:May the force be with you Pete Beerwalker :D
     
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    i'll have you know that that is not a knife. it's a sonic screwdriver, given to me by William Hartnell in 1963.
     
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    That should be winewalker mate
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    enough of this fooling about.i'm going to get dressed and swerve down to the local maternity ward, swap a few babies' ID tags around.
     
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    My apologies Pete Winewalker, forgot you'd gone posh :D


    Right guys, I'm off to play with some Electrons now. Catch up with you later.
     
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    all we need now is for pete to show us some nice shiny tools... better than p0rn.
     
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    I'm all alone now
     
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    Just today?
     
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    Jeeez I threw one of those away a couple of years back when I redid my house electrics.
     
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  35. Specialist
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    How about it then Pete, nice shiny tool pic's ?
     
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  37. Specialist
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    Nice one buddy, we were thinking more Pete's shiny's ;):)
     
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    Sold most of mine, only a few left
     
  39. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i just tried that on my old tool... christ it bloody well hurt.
     
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  40. Specialist
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    Would have said Tel's tools but I think he's using them to eat dinner ;):D
     
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    Sting a bit did it?
     
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  42. Specialist
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    He can't answer buddy, his eyes are still watering :confused::)
     
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    left me with a 10 inch stump.
     
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    Now my eyes are watering, anyway stop boasting Tel. :p:D


    Right enough of this frivolity, catch you later.
     
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    Typical Scouser always boasting
     
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