My son has moved into a newly developed flat in London. Some weeks ago I
helped him move two wall sockets, on two different ring circuits, and
found that in both cases there was no continuity on the earth.
The developer was informed but is being less than helpful, and as yet
has done nothing.
A few days ago whilst moving another socket I found one of the problems.
See pic at...
earth wires broken off..
Also, I'm very concerned that one of the light switches gets very, very
hot. It's a GET multi dimmer switch - like this...
has a metal front plate and gets so hot that it's difficult to use
the dimmer functions as it is too hot to hold your finger on.
One other point - there are two CUs.
it ok for them to be independent? I sort of expected that the regs
would say (but I can?t see where it?s covered) that the second CU would
be behind the first, so that there was only one switch to power off the
whole system. The way it's wired requires both switches to be thrown to
turn off all power.
Given the developer is being less than helpful, and that my son has
little confidence in him anyway, what is his best course of action.
- posted 12 years ago