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Failed EICR-is is justifiable to change RCD box(fuse box)

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Iri, 31 May 2021.

  1. Iri

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    Hello everyone, I need your opinion please. I have got a failed EICR report.
    It does not seem right to me, since the fuse box consist of a number of switches, and why electrician wants to replace the whole box? Maybe he is right, but I need your opinions please.
    I attach the report.
    Also, for a new fuse box he wants to charge £150.00 Must be one of the most expensive on a market.
    In his letter:
    "Remedial worksElectrical Remedial Works: Works to existing consumer unitMinor rewiring: NoRCD – Residual Current Device: 1 £150. Rcd has failed to disconnet in the stated times and needs replacing with a new one Total Price£180.
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    is it £150 to fit/replace & £30 for the material RCB
    Depending on make/model TLC price is £15-£40
     
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    Assuming that EICR is correct (it isn't), then the only item required is the replacement of an RCD.

    Nothing there suggests the whole consumer unit has to be replaced.
    £180 would be at the high end of pricing to replace one RCD in a consumer unit.
    Replacing the whole consumer unit would be significantly more.

    How much did you pay for the EICR, and how long was the person at the property?
     
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    Are the Rcds still available for the consumer unit you have
     
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    Photo of the “fuse board” please!
     
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    The RCD box is £150.00 and a work of £30.00. He mentioned no rewiring needed
     
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    I have asked my tenant to make a picture of it! he will do it when he is back home.
     
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    He was about 30-40 mins (it's a small one bedroom flat) and I paid £100.00. I was not present myself, the tenant was there
     
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    This is a typical RCD of the type that's been suggested as needing replacement:

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    Not the whole fusebox / consumer unit.

    13 circuits and 40 minutes is 3 minutes per circuit, assuming 100% of the time was spent actually testing and inspecting.
    Clearly that is impossible.
     
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    and just for that unit £150? That's insane
     
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    The price to buy one of those is approx £40.
     
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    I have the feeling that the OP should thank the guy for his EICR and get someone else in.
     
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    So he tested 3 RCBO's
    And 2 RCDs - 1 of which failed


    He's only going to charge £30 labour to replace and produce the necessary PASS paperwork.
    So its swings and round-abouts.

    Overall it seams you have a good CU layout. And overall cost of EICR and repair isn't bad
     
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    It is what it is, but I wonder why the spark fitted 13 circuits in a 1 bed flat?
     
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