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The forum's Local tab doesn't seem to have any electricians - in London!

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Vicario, 13 Oct 2021.

  1. opps

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    My default state in life is to be ignored so I didn't consider that anyone would question my post.
     
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  3. Vicario

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    Thanks EFL. That's reassuring.
    I have already got his estimate for a new CU and he will do a separate one for any remedial work needed.
    The electrician who fitted my shower (on a submain) recommended a main cutout upgrade but when the surveyor came from the DNO to start the process he said that a shower up to 9KW would be permissible with my original setup. (He did find a problem with the earth readings so I had that sorted).
    Does an EICR involve disconnecting my power? Mrs Vicario has a couple of Zoom meetings on the day.
     
  4. EFLImpudence

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    Yes, it should do.

    However, If you are having a new consumer unit, why do you want an EICR?

    Everything should be tested when the CU is replaced and you will be issued an Electrical Installation Certificate followed by a Compliance Certificate from the electrician's registration body which are both part of the job and no extra charge - although, obviously it will be included in the cost.

    Some electricians are adamant that testing (an EICR?) should be done before CU replacement but I could never see how that did not involve an extra day and an extra couple of hundred pounds.
     
  5. Vicario

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    My EICR is £220. I did ask him to do one as it's good to know all is well. We did have a kitchen refurb some years ago and the electrics were involved of course.
    Shall I ask him to fit an isolator when he does the CU?
     
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    Ok. The extra £220 was my point. You will get an EIC and CC after the new CU.

    Won't he need one before he does it? :whistle:
     
  8. Vicario

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    Perhaps the fuse fairy will put in an appearance.
     
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    True, but I think that probably includes Kent.
     
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