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Consumer Unit Installation Up to Scratch??? NICEIC approved Installer.

Hi. I'm newly qualified as a domestic installer so well aware I've got a lot to learn about the real world but...

I looked over a friends consumer unit today. It was recently installed by a NICEIC approved spark. I noticed lots that didn't seem right to me, and I'd appreciate some feedback on which bits are actually bad and which are just "how it really works on site".

1) There's no main bonding in place to either the gas or water. The certificate has all the relevant boxes ticked to say it IS there and complies with regs.

2) The tails haven't been increased to 25mm and they don't all enter through the same knockout.

3)The main earth comes through a large gland leaving plenty of room to poke a finger through.

4) It's been RECORDED on the certificate as a TN-C-S, and does superficially look like one (it's one big cutout). I'm convinced it's a TN-S. It 100 year old house. There's actually a bit of lead sheath visible near where the cable enters the house and there is...

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