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  • baldelectrician
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    Yep, but it is not high integrity as it is sold, would need RCBO's to be high integrity (description is wrong)

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  • Diversity
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    This one? (for reference only)

    https://www.consumerunitworld.co.uk/...nit-3554-p.asp

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  • baldelectrician
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    I use the VML910CU as these take RCBO's as well (the CU means they are configurable so do split RCD plus non protected / RCBO circuits.

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  • Diversity
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    I'm not looking to buy the units. Just a link to whether those units are suitable

    Which make and model unit would you recommend with ones with 100A / 30mA RCDs ?

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  • baldelectrician
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    Why are you looking to buy the items- you are then liable for any shortfalls
    For example if someone booked an electrician to change a consumer unit (client supplying materials) and the consumer unit went faulty the client would have to pay the electrician to attend
    If parts were missing who pays for the labour for the failed visit?

    Can of worms

    I use the ones with 100A / 30mA RCDs regualtions

    Stick to a decent make in all your properties then the instructions for resetting are all the same.

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  • Diversity
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    If I was to replace the old units, would it make the most sense to replace with 18th edition consumer units?

    I found this link.. which would do the job for a three bedroom flat. Any advice/recommendations appreciated

    http://www.discount-electrical.co.uk...consumer-units

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  • Diversity
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    Ok, thanks

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  • baldelectrician
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    Yes
    https://www.niceic.com/find-a-contra...atinum-promise

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  • Diversity
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    Do you mean that the NICEIC guarantees the works it's registered members undertake? Do you have a link?

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  • DPT57
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    I'm planning to go with NAPIT listed people as NAPIT guidance is helpful for landlords.

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  • baldelectrician
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    Originally posted by Diversity View Post

    Checkatrade and NIC EIC website
    I personally do not recommend these Check Trade, My Builder, My Hammer types of sites as they have no technical back up

    NICEIC and SELECT have guarantee on works where the other 'rating' sites just say buyer beware- not our problem

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  • Diversity
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    Originally posted by Mrs Mug View Post
    Where are you finding your electricians?
    Checkatrade and NIC EIC website

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  • Mrs Mug
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    Where are you finding your electricians?

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  • Diversity
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    Third electrician had this to say about the report done by the first electrician:


    The one you had done, had these following issues:

    Addresses filled in incorrect boxes. Client/Site.
    Limitations not observed or noted.
    Observations limited to ONLY the consumer unit.
    No extent of sampling identified. 100%?
    No comment on earthing & bonding.
    Supply polarity not tested.
    No listing of main switch BS No. Rating.
    Check box for generating sets or secondary supplies ticked despite no PV array.
    Schedule of items inspected does not at all reflect to the installation I inspected briefly.
    Circuits not adequately detailed or labelled.
    No R1+R2 tests done.
    No insulation resistance tests.

    *this list is not all that is missing from the prior EICR.



    So we've paid for a pretty much a worthless and invalid report.

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  • Diversity
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    I have had two more electricians visit one of the flats (Property No 2) and he says the first electrician was over quoting what had to be done to pass it, that an RCBO was not needed or a new unit. Saying that he could upgrade the unit with an RCD, change the fuses etc and get the two other smaller jobs done with a certificate for £850. vs what the first electrician quoted at 1,320 + 250 (the powerpoint to the power shower wasn't powerful enough apparently) = £1,570. So that's almost half the price.

    Also, the report the first electrician did, wrote the wrong address for each report, ie. he mixed them up. Doesn't that invalidate them?

    Waiting for the third electrician to visit and come back with their quote.

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