___ baldelectrician

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Saturday 22nd July 2017

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___ baldelectrician

14:51 PM, 17th April 2021, About 6 months ago

Unsatisfactory EICR is an absolute shower?

Reducing the MCB on a 37A load to 32A would fail the EICR
Calculation for sizing electrical cable/wire, see below
Ib ≤ In ≤ Iz
Ib = Amperage load
In = Circuit Breaker size
Iz = Current rating for cable/wire

The load of the item (the shower in this case) at 37A should be less than or equal to the MCB size (32A after alteration) and the MCB size should be less than or equal to the current capacity of the cable.

In other words a 37A load on a 32A MCB is a no-no.... Read More

___ baldelectrician

3:05 AM, 30th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

Reply to the comment left by David Lawrenson at 29/03/2020 - 18:20
Some of my wholesalers are closed but I have mobile numbers of the managers / reps who deal with me.
I can call them out if I wish out of hours but it has to be for a good reason (such as a fire in a commercial premises where I need a new 3 phase DB NOW).
I have not had to do this in years but I know I can call them if needed.
As we are in a lock down situation I have 5 consumer units in the van now and will use them sooner or later.

Wholesalers are now doing click and collect / phone and deliver same day (I have been in the game for years and don't fluff them about- pay my bills and don't do a lot of returns, I also steer clear from Screwfix / Toolstaion for electrical stuff as they are less useful)
This way I get someone at the end of the phone who will have product knowledge and can get stuff which is not run of the mill- I may pay slightly more for that but it keeps my customers happy.

Getting back to the original poster-
The tenant is taking the urine and you have been quick in dealing, open and honest.
I would advise communicating by email and cc'ing the tenant in when you email the engineer / repair company then the tenant cannot complain you have not kept them in the loop
I sometimes suggest to my landlords we do this as it creates a trail of the landlord making best efforts should the tenant try and throw some manure.... Read More

___ baldelectrician

23:09 PM, 28th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

The advice to my company from more than one source is to only do work such as emergency call outs.
I have already postponed works for the next few weeks and will only be responding to things that are safety related

We need to put the brain in gear- for example - a safety check in an empty property is OK but less so in an occupied one.... Read More

___ baldelectrician

11:45 AM, 5th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Can I use ex-tenant's parent address to serve court papers?

In Scotland you can serve by advertisement- in the paper and in the notice board at court.... Read More

___ baldelectrician

10:14 AM, 2nd November 2019, About 2 years ago

Access to electrical cupboard withheld?

Reply to the comment left by Paul McCarthy at 01/11/2019 - 16:03
Write to the management company and let them know you respect their views but should it trip again out of hours you will have no option to put the tenent in a hotel until you can have the issue resolved and will invoice them for the cost.

On an electrical side-
You need better discrimination (nothing about ginger people), the protective device at the consumers installation should trip before one near the meter.

Put photos of the consumer unit and meter / isoaltor up please.... Read More