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EICR and Fuse Board Change

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by tmf786, 14 Sep 2020.

  1. tmf786

    tmf786

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    Hi All,

    I have a property with the old style fuse wire boards. I need an EICR certificate as well.

    One tradesman has said they will carry out the EICR first to find any faults with the existing wiring and then change the board to a new consumer unit to finish the test and issue the EICR?

    I have been told it would be additional costs if faults are found with the existing wiring/fuse board?

    Is this the correct process or should the new consumer unit be fitted first and then EICR? Does it matter which way?

    Thanks,

    Abdul
     
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  3. Colin Brenton

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    That does sound sensible to me. There can be certain faults that will go un-detected by fuse-wire fuses, but will prevent an RCD from being able to be switched on at all. As such, it's better to know about these problems before a board change than only finding them afterwards. Some testing to check out the condition of the existing circuits would be pretty much needed to prevent this type of unexpected surprise.

    I'm not a sparks, so no doubt the guys will have more definite info to offer on this one, it might be worth moving it to the electrical forum.

    HTH,
    Colin
     
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  4. tmf786

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    Thank you - I'll close this and move it to the Electrical forum.
     
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