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drimaster HEAT wiring

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by sha256, 9 Jan 2016.

  1. Adam_151

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    Sorry, My bad, I saw a grey sheathed twin and earth and not tails...

    ...Perhaps time to book in for that eye test!
     
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  3. Echo the husky

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    I thought it was a grey sheathed T+E too! I stopped looking at it when I saw the shower sticker. I was at a property the other day where the brand new shower circuit was fed from an RCD with no overcurrent protection, madness!

    Perhaps Sha should get a domestic installation codition report done before carrying out any electrical alterations. Replacing that whole lot with a new consumer unit would certainly tidy things up a bit and would make future alterations easier. What is that coming out of the bottom right of the top fuseboard with the clamp on it?
     
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    That may be your best plan, given one or two things with your existing setup;)
     
  5. sha256

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    Attached a better image of the CUs. I don't think its connected to any of the CUs. I *think* I remember once turning off the black and white CUs and the shower circuit was still powered until I flicked the RCD.
     

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    Are those breakers in the black CU seated properly?
     
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    Never mind the breakers, the white wylex board looks like it's about ready to fall off the wall.

    That whole setup is a prime candidate to get ripped out and replaced with one nice board. Two earth bars (I won't call them METs, seeing as there's two of them...) is a particularly nice touch.
     
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    Are those tails coming out of the meter cloth covered? A full test and inspect would really be a good idea!
     
  9. JohnW2

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    Hard to tell - but where do they go? Do they perhaps go via the white Wylex to the Henlys?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Don't they just go behind the meter board and to the blocks?
     
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    I wouldn't have thought so - they certainly disappear behind the board, but none of the ones going to the Henleys appear to emerge from behind the board - unless that's what those two are which appear to be coming out of the bottom of the white Wylex (which would be a seemingly unnecessarily tortuous route from meter to Henleys). I guess we can only speculate!

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Ah, right - you mean they are re-emerging from behind the board around the top LH part of the meter?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Yes I see 2 wires there! Don't ask me about the rest of the photo though, why anyone would mount a fuseboard like the 3 way one I don't know. The shower wiring is interesting/concerning as well. And I hope there is a solid link in the neutral fuse too.
     
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    Indeed - I also see them now!!
    I think that 'mount' may be putting it a bit over-strongly :)
    Quite!

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I missed this part. If that is correct then that is not a good thing. It would be a very good idea to have all of your wiring tested by an electrician, especially as there appear to be many defects identified from just 2 photos of the outside of your fuseboxes.
     
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