Recent content by mikhailfaradayski

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    lighting for dark dining room

    That sounds like a good idea, thanks for sharing. :)
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    EICR situation

    Silly? I wouldn't have described it that way myself, but that may be the case. Nevertheless, it could be a reality, couldn't it? Similar to having your car MOTd on Jan 1st and some change was made to the MOT test on Jan 2nd that would mean your car under the new regime would be considered a...
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    EICR situation

    It depends on what your focus is. If you are a landlord, i think you would have a duty of care to your tenants to ensure that all reasonable practicable steps had been taken to ensure their safety, but that change would not be immediatley required. It may only become relevant on the next...
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    EICR situation

    sorry about the screwed up quoting there, its been a while :)
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    EICR situation

    that maybe your take, but you maybe forced to accept the reality if you were ever to be in that situation. yep, that sounds about right, bummer, isn't it? But equally, the upgrade work involved may only be minor. After all, it isn't difficult or expensive to install a small enclosure with RCD...
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    EICR situation

    Hi John, That maybe the case, and yes, that would mean that there would probably be a lot more 'unsatisfactory' reports the day after a regs change. Harsh to some people but i guess thats just the way it is. Although, having said that, as i'm sure you know, if there were only code 3 on...
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    EICR situation

    i thought that the old code 4 was done away with for a particular reason. That being that it used to raise arguments about the requirement for knowledge of changes to the regs throughout history and how far one is expected to go back in time? I seem to recall going a bit cross eyed reading...
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    EICR situation

    Hi RF. If its your signature going on the report, then thats your prerogative. Personally i give all non-rcd g/p sockets a code2 (non rcd'd concealed cables code3) Which (from memory) is backed up by the esc's guide on eicrs. I know its only a guide and doesn't have to be adhered to, but it...
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    EICR situation

    The 'likely to supply outdoor equipment' phrasing went out with the 16th edition. Under current regs, rcds are required for all general purpose sockets rated less than 20A. So, unless you apply rcd's to ALL sockets, then your eicr will still turn out unsatisfactory anyway. Cant you...
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    Power audio amp off lighting circuit via transformer?

    Just curious, but is there a reason why the amp should only work with the light? Is there no requirement for sound during the day?
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    Half my upstairs lights won't work

    I guess its easier to just disappear than to have to admit a mistake. I doubt an explaination of the solution will be forthcoming
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    Should an electrician be wiring gas boiler controls?

    oh, how so? I thought building regs applied equally to everyone. Its building regs, they are supported in law. How likely it is that you may get pulled up is a matter of opinion. I think a 5000 fine is the max penalty..
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    Half my upstairs lights won't work

    I don't know whether you are stupid or not and have no reason to think so based on what you have written. What i do think is that you have made the same mistake that many, many other people have made. Search this forum and i'm sure you'll find hundreds of posts with exactly the same symptoms...
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    Half my upstairs lights won't work

    Calm down, dont get the wrong end of the stick. Ive ben checking back here to see if youd managed to get two pics up showing before and after. I suspect you have two wires transposed, probably the same colour, ( loop in and a switch strapper) At the moment, im guessing. If you get the...
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