I asked a while ago about the potential problems that might be encountered
in fitting a new cooker point in a house (I keep calling it a flat - old
habits) that has ancient wiring. A big thanks to those who answered my
questions. The landlord agreed to fit the point and replace the fuse board.
The electrician (brave bloke) having seen the wiring has recommended an
inspection and test :) Three gems so far discovered are the rusting socket
point suspended in mid-air in the cellar, the light in the cellar appears
to be on a spur (?) from a socket in the living room, and the wall and area
around the electricity meter and fuse board is sopping wet - about an 1/2
inch of standing water. The electrician was less than impressed at having
to stand in a puddle whilst fitting the fuse board. He gave up trying to
work out the wiring - said something about ring mains being radials. I was
considering having a go at fitting a socket in the cellar :)
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