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walkman

Anybody done this recently? Just done mine everythinh went well apart from one boob but I don't know if it will cost me...when wiring my earth for motor i went from my mains to my stop start inch control (as the stop button was metal) then pulled a loop in the trunking below my motor isolator which is enclosed in a pvc box then down to my motor, the problem being I obviously must have pulled the loop out of my earth (in the trunking) when i pulled it down to the motor and by the time i noticed I had run out of time. So there aint earths in my pvc box, although there is a metal coupler and brass bush going into it that will bearthed as they are joined onto my earthed trunking. Do you think this will be a major or minor? I know it would def be a major if it was a metal box.
 
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Sorry to be harsh but if you dis-connected an earth and then left it un-connected you do not deserve to pass.

And if the examiner gives you a pass then the examination procedures need to be tightened up.

If the motor was left un-earthed then definately a fail.

As for running out of time. The time taken for a task is set by the time it takes to do the work properly and to a safe standard.
 
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I never disconnected it I had pulled a loop and was going to go back, cut the cable then connect it. As for the time thats six people in the last two weeks I have spoke to who never had enought time to finish everything the way they would have liked. The motor is definitely earthed though. Thanks for your reply though.
 
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I'm not in a great position to say but I think you may be ok and get away with it as a miner as it is not a metal isolator? At least your motor is earthed.
 
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you say u have a metal coupler goin to the pvc box? if there isnt an earth running with the cables throught the coupler then i would say its a no no (sorry)
I passed mine with flyin colours :D no minors what so ever
 
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Yeah i know its a no no just dont know how big a no no :confused: Spoke to a few guys i work with and they reckon I might get away with it as a minor as my motors earthed and the coupler will be arthed as well as its on steel trunking that is earthed, just have to wait and see! Be a bummer to fail for that one stupid mistake though considering everything else went fine.
 
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The main thing i struggled on was the testing as in our company we have a sparky who does the main testing so im not to hot on it.
I think mine came throught within a week i think so hopefully you dont have to wait that long.
 

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