Eppingelec

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Tuesday 21st January 2020


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5

Eppingelec

15:56 PM, 17th July 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Does it have to be a metal fuse box now?

Reply to the comment left by Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence at 17/07/2020 - 15:51
If you've a halogen downlight resting on your ceiling its down to the electrician to say something the commissioner of the london fire brigade has openly welcomed these checks. Electrical fires are up there with the top causes of fire. Arc fault detection devices fitted by electricians are new regulation that will also greatly fires.... Read More

Eppingelec

15:45 PM, 17th July 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Does it have to be a metal fuse box now?

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 17/07/2020 - 11:44
If that's the sole route of escape it should be mentioned. The regulation came about as fire investigators from the London fire brigade found many fires started in plastic consumer units. It's more of an issue if its located in the sole route of escape or under a wooden staircase. If it were in a detached garage it could be ommited.... Read More

Eppingelec

15:42 PM, 17th July 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Does it have to be a metal fuse box now?

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 17/07/2020 - 11:44
If that's the only route of escape in a fire it should have been mentioned. The regulation came about as the London Fire Brigade raised the concerns that many fires start in plastic consumer units and spread quickly. Often they are located in the sole route of escape or under a wooden staircase. If the consumer unit was located in a detached garage it could be ommited.... Read More

Eppingelec

11:01 AM, 17th July 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Does it have to be a metal fuse box now?

It's a code 3 unless the consumer unit has signs of thermal damage. (Black marks where cables are arcing due to loose connections) You can get a satisfactory report with a code 3 recommendation.... Read More

Eppingelec

15:24 PM, 21st January 2020
About 7 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Ian Morgan at 15/01/2020 - 16:45
The niceic coding guide available online for free gives a code 3 for circuits within 50mm of the surface of the wall without mechanical and rcd protection. A code 3 makes much more sense in my opinion.... Read More