Break in Neutral wiring on ring main


Postby davidbee76 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:17 am

I've got a break somewhere in the neutral wiring of my ring main. I've checked for any loose wires in the sockets. How do I find out where the break is without employing an electrician who wants to charge me by the hour to find it? Thanks for any advice.
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:51 pm

[quote="davidbee76"]I've got a break somewhere in the neutral wiring of my ring main. I've checked for any loose wires in the sockets. How do I find out where the break is without employing an electrician who wants to charge me by the hour to find it? Thanks for any advice.[/quote]

DAVIDBEE76
U need a continuity tester , a low omh rated omh meter, to
test between the neutral conductors.
if u test end to end of neutral at any one point then a low
reading of say 0.50 omh should be obtained .
testing from point to point will find the fault.
NO disrespect this is normaly done with proper equpment
by trained personel.
u need to follow safe isolation proceedures and turn off
the mains while doing any dead testing.
if u do not possess the item of equipment needed , u need
to get in your electrician .
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