EARTHING UPGRADING AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS


Postby Retrovir » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:39 pm

Do I legally have to have my earthing and bonding upgraded when I have a new consumer unit installed by an electrician, if I am happy with the existing 6mm
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Postby pyro_mania » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:08 pm

Main equipotential bonding is 10mm so yes.
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Postby sparx » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:56 pm

Hi,
Both the trade organisations we belong to [ECA/NAPIT] insist on it before doing board changes, we are also strongly advised to do a Periodic Inspection/test first to check for problems in existance already eg low IR's
which may cause RCD's to trip if none fitted previously otherwise customer might say we have created a fault, rather than finding one,
if you don't upgrade at a board change when will you?
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Postby Retrovir » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:59 pm

[quote="sparx"]Hi,
Both the trade organisations we belong to [ECA/NAPIT] insist on it before doing board changes, we are also strongly advised to do a Periodic Inspection/test first to check for problems in existance already eg low IR's
which may cause RCD's to trip if none fitted previously otherwise customer might say we have created a fault, rather than finding one,
if you don't upgrade at a board change when will you?
regards SPARX[/quote] Thanx very much for your help Sparx
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Postby juli-juan » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:59 pm

yes because he should test it and must check all earthing and bonding cables all household electrics should be tested
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Postby juli-juan » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:00 pm

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