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Created On: 21 January 2019 07:40 PM
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 22 January 2019 02:40 PM
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sparkingchip

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Originally posted by: Alcomax

Aside from route and length........



"single insulated"....and no sheath....surely not.


I can think of three possibilities, one okay and two bad.

Andy B
 22 January 2019 06:25 PM
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Legh

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Having tried to pursue complaints against contractors who are registered with the biggest scheme in my experience it is a complete waste of time - they just don't want to know unless its something simple like mis-use of their logo.


Go public and publish on social media - what's the worst that could happen?

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 22 January 2019 07:38 PM
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Alcomax

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I can think of three possibilities, one okay and two bad.


Is this the midweek quiz?
 22 January 2019 08:38 PM
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sparkingchip

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 22 January 2019 08:39 PM
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sparkingchip

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Plus blues, of course!
 22 January 2019 09:42 PM
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IronFreely

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Just to conclude so that various speculations are put to rest....

If the sticker on the brand new DNO cut out is to be believed then it's a spanking new 100A type IIB series 88 fuse. And the supplier had installed 25mm tails up to their isolator, so I can only presume they installed it before the property was wired up. Perhaps it was originally supplying a builders board.
It's a TNCS supply.
It appears to me that the 10 meter long 16mm2 tails from the isolator to the consumer unit are grey 6491X such as these https://www.electricalworld.com/en/Zexum-Grey-16mm-7-Strand-74A-Single-Core-6491X-H07V-R-Round-Power-PVC-Insulated-Conduit-Wire/m-783.aspx
All three conductors are grey with a bit of PVC tape identification in blue brown and green/yellow... (perhaps sparks thought a bit of tape was a suitable sheath)
New property with plastic services so bonding may not be required, though looking in the consumer unit there are seemingly four 10mm bonding conductors, no idea where they go because it's not to the plastic pipes!
 22 January 2019 10:44 PM
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UKPN

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So what are you doing about it, we have given you all our advice, now please put us out of our misery.

Regards, UKPN, mind how you go.
 22 January 2019 11:04 PM
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sparkingchip

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Who covered the Building control and warranty?

A phone call to the NHBC may be a good starting point if it is them and better than any calls to a competent person electrical certification scheme.

Andy B.
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