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    Equipotential bonding and Elecsa certificate

    As a matter of curiosity, why is your other half concerned about the appearance of a house that you're selling? Answered earlier in thread. Final outcome - Test should have been done every 5 years so I have paid for the updated certificate. I had the last test over 9 years ago which is...
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    Equipotential bonding and Elecsa certificate

    Sorry been away. Update: there's been a twist in the saga. The buyers surveyor is not bothered by the earth wire not being visible and he says most properties in this estate would fail. The buyer has been informed and is no longer concerned about doing the work in the immediate future and it...
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    Equipotential bonding and Elecsa certificate

    The water and gas pipes are all metal. The gas enters the house next to the meter and no earth is visible. That's the problem - the word ''visible.'' The Mrs is friends with the buyer, she's a single parent going through a bad time currently, and we were happy to get an updated electrical...
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    Equipotential bonding and Elecsa certificate

    UPDATE - Elecsa have no record of this person so looks like he got hold of the certificates from somewhere and issued them illegally. Only found all this out cos we're selling the house, so we're living in a death tap for the last 9 years and it will all be made safe for the new owners.
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    Equipotential bonding and Elecsa certificate

    replying to Winston1 - sorry, meant to say copper cable. I didn't measure the thickness, nor have I looked at it. This is the info the sparky gave me.
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    Equipotential bonding and Elecsa certificate

    Hi everyone. Firstly, this might prove useful to some. I have an Elecsa certificate from my electrician provided 9 years ago when he fitted a new consumer unit. Yesterday, a new inspection revealed no equipotential bonding to mains water supply or gas meter. 9 years ago, the electrician lied on...
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    2 lights wired up to 1 switch - certificate?

    In 2012 I had the wall between my loo and bathroom knocked down and the 2 rooms became 1. The 2 lights are now wired to the same switch. An electrician did the work but he didn't provide a certificate. He has now retired and is untraceable. Do I need an electrical safety certificate for the work...
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