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NICK JAMES: A FRIEND OF MINE HAS A LANDLORD WHO TOLD HIS MATE TO COME ROUND AND FIX A FAULTY FAN. THIS IS THE RESULT!
Well, what can I say? This is absolutely horrendous and in a special location as well. This is exactly the reason the Client should always use a competent and registered electrician.
I can’t pass comment on why the fan doesn’t work; it may be damaged and need replacing, or it may have a circuit fault which has meant there is no longer a live feed to it. Both of these things are easy fixes for a competent electrician.
I can only guess that the circuit has developed a fault, and the person called to repair it either couldn’t carry out fault finding or didn’t know how to. I’m going to take the route that they didn’t know how to on this occasion.
I could say the cable is at risk from premature collapse, but it seems to have beaten me to it! There is some merit, however, for suggesting this could be an entanglement issue for fire safety services entering the building in the event of a fire.
By rigging a power feed from a light fitting, using an unsupported cable is very dangerous. It won’t take much for the twin and earth cable to become detached from a terminal securing a conductor, potentially initiating a shock risk scenario. There is a potential for an IP infringement, but we can’t determine that from this photo.
This is a very dangerous and foolhardy repair/modification that is only going one way from a coding perspective.
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