I had a replacement combi boiler and the new mains connection was done
by a non NICEIC registered electrician. In the "description of minor
works" box he wrote "Connect to new boiler from existing su/spur". My
question is: can non NICEIC electricians legally do this type of work?
Thing is that the electrics associated with a heating system is sometimes
anything but 'minor works' to make a workmanlike job of. Possibly the most
complicated part of the wiring in the average house. Not safety wise if
it's properly protected by an FCU, of course.
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Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:13:17 +0000 (GMT) someone who may be "Dave
Indeed. My control centre consists of two four slot gridswitch
plates with a variety of switches, indicator lamps and FCUs, four
cord outlets, another three slot gridswitch plate with a switch,
indicator lamp and FCU, two controllers, plus an amount of
mini-trunking. At the boiler there are two more cord outlets, one
with three core and earth cables plus eight indicator lamps. This
lot is/will be joined with a variety of cables, including a six core
and earth cable.
While that is much more complicated than the typical heating system
there may well be a lot of work in heating systems these days. Radio
and some sort of data bus may do away with some of this in time, as
it has done in other applications, but I think that for at least
several years ever more complicated heating systems will be wired
using ever more cable.
David Hansen, Edinburgh
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On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:13:17 +0000, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
Some are qualified to do electrical works, rather less are to be trusted
until you know they can do the job.
There are so many ways that heating controls are mis-wired I'm surprised
that half of them work.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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If however this is just a combi swap, and the programmer and thermostats are
already in place to meet the part L regs then I would not even want to issue
a minor works certificate for reconnecting a few wires. I would take a earth
loop reading at the boiler, advise the customer about any main or
supplementary bonding that needs doing and be done with it.
At the risk of being shot down in flames by a Sparky (I hope so because i
can stop paying out for similar ridiculus work myself when changing
boilers). the answer to your question as i understand the PArt P /IEE reg is
NO, the work cannot be carried out by a non-registered Sparky without it
being inspected by BCO.
If you are simply connecting the boiler to an existing spur / socket,
then you can do that yourself without BCO / part P scheme membership
(regardless of location).
If you need to install more than that and the boiler is in a kitchen or
special location, or you need new control wiring then it would fall
under part P. In which case joining the CORGI scheme would probably be
the most cost effective way of doing this for a gas fitter.
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