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  1. Jay89
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    Im sure this will have been discussed at some point (if so please point me to a relevant thread)

    I have been to look at some remedial work where a previous inspector has flagged up on multiple circuits 'DBx Cx has two cables in mcb, need separating - C2'

    These circuits are either lighting or radial power circuits supplying a small amount of sockets. All suitably rated and with decent R1+R2 readings.

    I have never seen this to be worthy of a mention let alone a C2 code, i have spoken to my CPS technical and they said they cant see an issue. Just looking for anyone else's opinion

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    have you got eicr test certs
     
  3. Jay89
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    Not to hand but yes i have seen the full EICR
     
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    so.you have 2 radials from 1 MCB and each is suitably protected by the In rating of the MCB and Zs readings are compliant. . what's the problem
     
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  5. buzzlightyear
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    did you take pic of c/u.
     
  6. Murdoch
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    Sounds a load of bs to me.

    Need more information

    And you could have 10 cables in a mcb ..,
     
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  7. Jay89
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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  8. buzzlightyear
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    if its feeding to2 radials and the appropriate mcb that should not be a problem.
     
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  9. Jay89
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    This is literally the extent of it, code 2 because as they put it two circuits supplied by one MCB.
     
  10. buzzlightyear
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    what a load of tosh.
     
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  11. Jay89
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    Thanks, im glad you agree
     
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    Why aren't you soaking up the sun, and drinking those lite beers the Yanks favour, instead of wasting your time on here. Holiday of a life time you said!!
     
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  13. Midwest
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    Your EICR chaps, I don't know. What about RFC's, you got two cables in a mcb there :)
     
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  14. Jay89
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    I think they're suggesting two radials rather than two cables is the issue, badly worded title. But yes the specific example they give in the OSG of taking a spur off RFC at the MCB came to mind when i saw it too.
     
  15. Des 56
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    2 conductor mcb for rings and 1 conductor mcb for radials ?:)
     
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