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    Moving socket

    You don't normally need to take skirting off. Use a nice long SDS bit and drill down as parallel to the wall as you can. I would be tempted to Wago it and blank plate though. BLIMEY not a single mention of an RCD by anyone yet!
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    UK Mains Plug - "Flex Grip" Question

    Plug is Screwfix code: 68744 Or how about rewiring the entire flex: 27122 Though will be able to find the second item much cheaper I should imagine.
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    UK Mains Plug - "Flex Grip" Question

    You can get heavy duty plugs which would look better than your plug in the photo. I know Screwfix do them as got some a couple of months back.
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    UK Mains Plug - "Flex Grip" Question

    You can get heavy duty plugs which would look better than your plug in the photo. I know Screwfix do them as got some a couple of months back.
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    UK Mains Plug - "Flex Grip" Question

    You can get heavy duty plugs which would look better than your plug in the photo. I know Screwfix do them as got some a couple of months back.
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    Found some nightmare wiring today

    Bhm, If they are not happy about the lighting cct being rewired I would walk away. Dont give a price for changing the lights/switches to Class II fittings, the chances are some of the perished VIR will make it a nightmare, and then you will be up poo creak! Regards.
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    13A Sockets with toggle/dolly switches?

    Hi Ajma, i have had a quick look and cannot find them either. TLC stock a good range of toggle switches but alas no sockets. At a guess I would say they are only on switches as they are much more likely to be switched on and off regularly. And the shape of the toggle switch makes this...
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    Remedials on a EICR / DNO responsibility

    Yes, I have previously reported issues with dodgy cutout fuse carriers and the like. I would always inform DNO where need be. Try again, silly me! Thanks Simple really!
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    Remedials on a EICR / DNO responsibility

    Whys my font size not changed for that last line..... tiny... huge... tiny....damn still not changing!
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    Remedials on a EICR / DNO responsibility

    Thanks Westie, I was going to mention your name in the subject box, as it is your area of definitive knowledge! But I did not want to make you feel in anyway obliged to reply! It was mentioned on a summary sheet with the EICR, as a non-coded improvement. I note what you say with regards to...
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    Remedials on a EICR / DNO responsibility

    Hi folks, Asked to do some minor remedials on a third-party EICR. Query is this: it is the DNO's responsibility to upgrade the main earth (TN-S) to MET. It is currently approx 4mm CSA. The Ze is 0.36. Main bonding is all good. So would the DNO bother to upgrade it, or deem it satisfactory...
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    120V on CPC and annoying MFT1552 fault

    Yeah, I was being lazy as torch was in the van, and it was late in the day. It was the merest tingle, and as I wired and ran cables and all IR tests were good I felt all would be ok. Me wrong! 50V is touch voltage. So it's more than 50V. The RCBO does not trip but tests fine also.
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    120V on CPC and annoying MFT1552 fault

    I was waiting for that to come up! Empty property, dark outside, lights on. Forgot to do R2 as a dead test due to a distraction earlier in the day. I did the R2 and felt the merest of tingles, that's why I measured between the floating cpc and the rod.
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    120V on CPC and annoying MFT1552 fault

    Oh, OK. I googled the fluke and then googled true RMS. I found a sales vid on youtube that stated that many meters chop up the AC sinewave to get an average, whereas a true RMS type meter does not. It also mentioned that the voltage measured can be significantly different between the two...
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    120V on CPC and annoying MFT1552 fault

    Thanks Monkeh, I guess I am after a true RMS type of meter or an analogue one then. That fluke you mentioned looks pretty decent. Might wait and see if ISSWWW do a January sale!!!
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    120V on CPC and annoying MFT1552 fault

    Thanks again. Will purchase one and give that a go. I tested it also with a Fluke Volt Indicator; that showed up no voltage, and with a digi multimeter (£30 jobby); that showed approx 112V. Any other sober/drunk input welcome! Especially on the MFT...
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    120V on CPC and annoying MFT1552 fault

    Thanks Westie for your promptness. I take it you mean a traditional analogue type of meter?
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    120V on CPC and annoying MFT1552 fault

    Hi, I recently rewired a lighting circuit, very simple set up of 5 pendants, 2 batten holders and 1 class I metal chandelier type fitting. Install is TT with Ze 62 ohms. IR all spot on and R2 approx 0.52ohms. I discovered that the CPC had 120V when it was not connected to earth. I know...
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    Unsure of earthing type

    Thanks for replies. Checked tester and thankfully that is fine. Though my TT Ze has crept up a little more than I would like, which does not bode well for a dry summer.Never got round to ringing DNO today but will have time tomorrow to do so. May well be piggy-backed from next door as it is...
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