Had to remove a socket to do a spot of tiling, and found that the earth wire
to a spur socket was not properly connected, probably due to 3 sets of
cables in the box. After tiling I reconnected the earth. Now I would like to
check that the earth has in fact stayed connected. Is there a simple way to
do this for a non-knowledgeable diyer who has a £5.00 Maplins meter?
On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 22:07:36 +0100, "michael cane"
Go back to Maplins and buy a Socket Tester, about £4-99. It plugs into
the socket, displays LEDs, and tests for more than just earth
Overlooking the Clyde, West Coast of Scotland
Before the days that earth loop resistance meters were common, and things
were protected by re-wirable fuses, I used to put a short from line to
earth then switch on. If it blew the fuse, the earth was ok.
But there are hazards with this approach, so I'm not recommending it
*Your kid may be an honours student, but you're still an idiot.
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW 12
Given that you not only need low resistance, but the ability to take full
fault current, isn't it safer to do this than trust to an ohmeter?
If it blows a 13A fuse in a sshort circuit, surely thats an indication
there's a "prarper" earth.
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