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Is this dangerous? - Cables in my hot water tank area?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by sjw64, 29 Apr 2014.

  1. sjw64

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    Hi

    Im looking around the cupboard where my hot water tank is and have found some dodgy looking cables joined together. They are in an awkward location out of sight. Two cables go into a 'connector' from somewhere downstairs (boiler / CU ?) and one cable looks as if it goes into a control type box connected to the timer control panel. (forgive my description).

    Another cable that goes into another connector with black tape - I dont know where this comes from or goes to. Does it look safe.

    My main worry is the cables hanging next to a metal pipe with a stop cock (not sure what this is)

    More pics available

    Thanks
     
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    Not safe nor permissible. Also appears to be reverse polarity.
     
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    Shocking :!: in more way than one!
     
  5. sjw64

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    Ive been here for ten years but I'll be honest I was more worried sticking my arm in taking these photo's!

    Any suggestions what my options are?

    Long term I will be replacing my central heating system but not for about another year (max)
     
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    Check polarity and correct if necessary(if not necessary ID cables correctly), sleeve earth CPC, clip cables so not dangling or under stress, enclose connection in choc box.
     
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    While the regs say that "live conductors must only be accessible by means of a tool", I don't think that the person who wraps a chocblock in insulating tape was the tool that they had in mind.
     
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