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    only just read this post as thought it did not concern me as i am not a electrician. but from reading through this does it mean that you can as a owner of a private property you can now no longer do any electrical work in your own home apart from replace switches, sockets light fittings etc. i am installing a shower now. and have run all the cables and wired it all up just not connected to the consumer unit yet so in jan 2005 i would not be able to do this without paying someone to check i have done the work correctly. or would i not be able to do the job and have to pay for someone to install the shower (and how the fook will they know if its been done after jan 2005 lol)

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    You can still do the work, if you are qualified, but you WILL have to get it certified by an Electrican who is a certified "Competent Person".

    So basically we are all fooked, and have to pay some twart to go, yes thats safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mairyhinge
    No you can still do that
    you will be allowed to replace switches, sockets light fittings etc.
    As these are not a modification or a major change to an existing circuit.
    I think "Existing Circuit" is the apt phrase, unless its in the Kitchen, Bathroom, Garden or any other special place as the Building Regs put it

    How they gunna stop me in my own house.!!!

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    You will see the new cables will be a differnet colours and will have dates on them,

    So if an accident occurs in your house due to an electrical fault, your insurance company will not pay out

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    i can see a black market opening up for old cable then lol

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    yeah, I have already aquired my stocks.....50 a metre.....

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    Mairy I think the lead on mine is worth that lol

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    So this is where the consumer gets ripped off for little jobs by so called Part P qualifieds - just like the plumbing trade.

    No offence to honest plumbers BUT my mother had a major on her boiler and needed a replacement. The boiler to buy stock is around 650 including the fittings. A new set of contros if you want them are around 35 plus the valve or 70 for a kit of two and the programmer. A bit of pipe cost nothing.

    My mother had to pay 1700 for just the boiler install and a power flush!

    Now the install I can do legally but the commisioning I can't as I am not Corgi and I understand the reasons behind BUT When the so called Corgi Registered plumber just plumbs it in and makes no adjustments - even I could do that.

    Since then the gas board has adjusted for her FOC under her contract!

    Oh and the power flush has left a residue in the system that has now gone through the over flow and ruined the paint work on her car.

    Perhaps we could start the a trend by putting all our services onto Ebay. Lets start the bidding at 4k for a fusebox change!

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    The funniest part is that in industry such as a car making plant you don't need any formal qualifications - which is what this is becoming. People are generally time served and with the right qualifications like me. Some of us are familiar with the wiring regs but then there are others.

    The clincher for me is that the company will not allow any of it's electricians to go on a regs course as it is seen as personal gain!!

    I will do some enquires maybe we could start an online registration scheme??? Make a cost effective way of sparks gaining teh right doccuments and in the same time making a small profit - which could be used to help fund DW - what do you think?

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    There is a way, where and individual, who is not part of a contracting company to become part p certified, but I aint looked into that yet

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