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ring mane trips

Postby jamespond1 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:28 pm

hi, i have installed a ring main upstairs and one downstairs. the problem is my downstairs ring is tripping the rcd, i have checked all 9 sockets all cables are correct and earths insulated i have used a fluke to check the ring is correct and i do get continuity. can some body give me any advice.
many thanks james.
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Postby kbrownie » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:40 pm

Have you notified building controls under part p installing a new circuit
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Postby sparx » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:41 pm

Have you checked Neutrals on same RCD supply as lives for ring? presume you have split load board with 2 rcd's
If not that then check for N-E fault, often front plate screw of socket pressing on N in back box,
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