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    Andrewhagplumb Andrew Hallett and son ltd

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    Hi everybody this is my first post on here
    What does everybody think of the new 18th edition coming out soon, more red tape and hoops to jump through or good ideas??
     
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    Risteard Electrician's Arms

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    Hard to say before it's been published!
     
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    Just complete idiocy, having to now do a course and pay for yet another new regs book.
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Hello Andrew, most people on here are positive about the 18th Ed with very few negative thoughts.
     
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  5. Murdoch
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    What absolute clap trap.

    It's another small selection of ill thought out changes .... With money to be made by all the gravy trains
     
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  6. Midwest
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    You're just trolling there westward :)
     
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    I knew Doc would take the bait:D
     
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    Unless we make our views public things will never change.

    Now where are my IET forum login details ...
     
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I was reading the Professional Electrician on-line rag, the other day, their latest edition. There was a link on the 18th Edition, from a company that sells earth rods etc. They were rubbing their hands about us having to install earth rods everywhere, 'cos its in the forthcoming 18th.

    Someone is either gonna have a lot of extra work, or some company gonna have a lot of scrap copper on their hands :)
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    but the rods ain't copper. they are steel with a few microns of copper electroplated on.
     
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    Putting earth rods everywhere isn't going to make the 18th, it'll be in the 1st Amendment in 2021 so I hear.
     
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    I don't understand decisions like this. Either it's needed for reasons of safety or it isn't. Is it under extended review or something ?
    If they are trying to palm the responsibility off onto the DNOs then it gets my support of course :D
     
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  14. Murdoch
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    Well ........... if the IET think they can write bullet proof regs to cover this then let them..........................

    Earth rods for multistory flats anyone?
     
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    If they are more than a few storeys high they will almost certainly have decent earth electrodes installed already.
    If the reg resembles the draft then smaller blocks will need it installed and connected to the incoming supply, not a separate earth electrode for each flat.

    The problem will be the same as usual, people who read what they think is written not what is actually there.
     
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