It’s that time again! Caught on Camera shots from our PE readers. If you have recently made any ‘shocking’ discoveries on a job snap a picture and send them in to us @proelectrician Facebook.com/professionalelectrician or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian Godfrey: ‘Here’s an example of an ‘electricians’ way of replacing a fuse board for £500 – no bonding to gas or water, a 10mm earth to main, and what a mess at the top of the board. I’m sure his name wasn’t ‘Eddy’!
Phil Davies: ‘I was looking at some old job photos on my computer and came across this one from a couple of years ago: the job came in after-hours as a report of “crackling and sizzling from the comsumer unit”. As it was at my local shop I attended straight away, and couldn’t believe the cause of the fault. In over 30 years as an electrician I’ve never had one like this before, a 3 foot long corn snake had travelled along the cavity and entered the CU. It was alive when we removed it but died shortly afterwards.’
Phil Whitehouse: ‘what happens when shop fitters alter wiring to install ‘pies’ and run on extract fans but don’t use 3 core and earth cables or bother with the CPCs? After all it’s only a lighting circuit!’