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Topic Summary: Why we love the DNO's
Created On: 30 November 2012 10:30 AM
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 30 November 2012 10:30 AM
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 30 November 2012 11:49 AM
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AJJewsbury

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It does indeed (well the picture anyway ... )

The MET looks like a thorough job.

- Andy.
 30 November 2012 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury

It does indeed (well the picture anyway ... )



The MET looks like a thorough job.



- Andy.


Take another look at the incoming supply cable Andy?
 30 November 2012 12:00 PM
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Take another look at the incoming supply cable Andy?

I'd rather not..... it upset me enough the 1st time! (perhaps my attempt to 'damn by faint praise' was a bit subtle!)
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 30 November 2012 12:01 PM
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Do not like criticising DNO as they like all other things electrical, the meter installations are now fragmented.

Below are two examples, one where the electrician has no control of service installation safety and quality, (being required to sign certificate before hand).But can now put a code if applicable on the test sheet afterwards). Sign before you see it what a system. The second example is different. All adds up to the fragmentation


First example:
We'll send you a Certificate of
Compliance.

Please arrange for an electrician
to sign your Certificate of
Compliance.

http://www.npower.com/idc/grou...ec_supply_process.pdf

Second example:

http://www.britishgas.co.uk/pdf/BGB/Ele_Meter.pdf
 30 November 2012 12:34 PM
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Probably a DIY job, nothing to do with the DNO?

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 30 November 2012 12:53 PM
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AJJewsbury

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The bottom of the timber board looks a bit battered ... I think that some cut-outs are assembled from a set of parts (fuse carriers, covers etc) - might it be that it was done properly originally, but the cover has been broken off since?
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 30 November 2012 01:07 PM
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Looks like rats or mice have been at it Andy!
 30 November 2012 01:24 PM
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I quess you could be right.

But I couldn't see any screws holes for the cover, I think it was probabably in a cupboard at some point.

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 30 November 2012 03:48 PM
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why is the neutral brown on the supply cable? the meter tails from the meter to the isolator look different sizes too or is that an illusion?
 30 November 2012 03:51 PM
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why is the neutral brown on the supply cable?

I suspect it's not so much brown as bare copper (the outer conductor) twisted up.
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 30 November 2012 03:56 PM
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I think I'd be pretty certain the terminal shield has been damaged/removed - the one that would have had the PME label on it

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 30 November 2012 04:03 PM
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the one that would have had the PME label on it

along with the sticker giving the ratings of the fuses actually installed in the cut-out?
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 30 November 2012 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury

why is the neutral brown on the supply cable?


I suspect it's not so much brown as bare copper (the outer conductor) twisted up.

- Andy.


You are correct Andy it's the DNO's PEN conductor.

Here's another one form a site in central London I took a few weeks ago.

http://s1321.beta.photobucket....121112-00578.jpg.html


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 30 November 2012 04:17 PM
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That looks like impact damage to the cast iron glanding box - rather than gross overheating.

Difficult to see, but is that waxy brown paper that lined the chamber before they pitched it up

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 30 November 2012 04:18 PM
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oh right, thought it was the twisted conductor wrapped in brown tape. I love pictures of stuff like this. my house had a bakelite cutout with a fused neutral, 30a rewireable until i told them it was leaking pitch and it was changed for 100a, managed to keep TNS though, even if it is done with an earth clamp on the lead sheath
 30 November 2012 04:32 PM
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Reminds me of a lot of the cut outs in many of the buildings owned by a certain national mail delivery organisation.
 30 November 2012 04:37 PM
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Its Friday so we must be coming to the end of DNO Bashing week, who's turn is it next week. LOL

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 30 November 2012 04:42 PM
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who's turn is it next week.

BCOs?
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 30 November 2012 04:43 PM
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johno12345

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how about the way that modern light fittings only last 2 years wheras the ones fitted in 1965 are still working? I could moan about that for hours!
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