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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by dingodeano, 22 Jan 2013.

  1. dingodeano

    dingodeano

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    Would you put M.E.B. clamp on the little bit of consumer pipe work before it enters plaster ? if not then where?
    the meter is buit into kitchen unit
    right bast to get at
     
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    Don't see why not, what an awkward place to have a meter!
    You also need to avoid hitting your finger with a hammer :LOL:
    Nice megger too ;)
     
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    Doesn't necessity dictate the answer? - as you imply, if not there, then there would appear to be no alternatives!

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I didn't have any other option. I was wondering if anyone else had any better ideas? As the clamp certainly wont be in an accessible place.
    The mft is actually there to stop door swinging shut
     
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    I'm not sure it's 'inaccessible' is a BS7671 sense - i.e. a non-MF JB there would probably be technically compliant (if it were not for the proximity to the gas pipe!). In any event, is there actually any explicit requirement for MEB/MPB terminations to be 'accessible'. It would make some sense, but I'm not at all sure that there is any such explicit requirement.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Well if someone ever did an EICR they might not be so reasonable.
    Condition and accessibility of main protective bonding conductor connections (543.3.2; 544.1.2)
    And with it being a new peice of bonding i would like to have removed the ambiguity.
    Anyone think it would be worth a metion on cert ? "i know the m.e.b. is in a rubbish place but i had no choice. I mean cut me some slack1 i had to lie belly down on that carpet for 30mins "
     
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    Also the requirement is clamp is in a visible position: 514.13.1
     
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    Akward to get to is fine. Inaccesible isn't.

    I see no issue with putting it on that bit of pipe. It can be seen, and you can get a test probe on to it for inspection and testing.

    RF's top tip: Attach the wire to the clamp before you fit the clamp, then you only have one akward screw to do up. :)
     
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    Nice door stop also ;)
     
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    The locations is going to be documented on the cert anyway, if your confident that the clamp is visible and accessible, no probs! I have seen much worse.
     
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    Yes, but you had no other option - and, as has been said, it is accessible enough to satisfy I&T requirements.
    Quite. What would you say (given that it appears to be compliant) - just that it's 'awkward'? Anyway, pragmatically, what would it achieve? - no-one is going to move the gas meter as a consequence, regardless of what you write!

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I've fitted much worse like all those bathroom basins I used to have to supplementary bond as an apprentice :mad:
     
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    I know what your saying John but there a lot of "look how clever i am - that last sparky was shi*e " type tradesmen about. I would just like to get in there first. Defuse the argument for them. Maybe its how we are programmed to think nowadays watch your arse.
    I knew that the clamp had to go there and am fine with it. I just like to know what you guys think thats all.
    And its a welcome distraction from invoicing.
     
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    Its made you the superspark you are today though.
    On the subject of good old days (sort of) i was in wholesalers and they were showcasing a multi screen cctv setup with camera on car park camera on counter ect.
    on one of the cameras a bloke was a counter with a very unflatering view from high level /behind showing off his thinning out hair. i thought poor bast*rd look at his baldy spot. of course i was even more upset when i realised it was me.
     
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