Where's my earth connection??

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by RMH, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. RMH

    RMH New Member

    Just wondering if someone could give me some advice?
    I live in a victorian terrace and my meter & CU are upstairs in one of the bedrooms. The mains comes in from the outside wall straight in to a henly block. The cable is not a std SWA more like a figure of eight type. The thing is, there is no earth comming from this cable. The consumer unit has two earth cables entering it, one larger than the other and they both come from under the floor boards. There is no earth connection to either the gas or water incomming feeds that I can see. Where could the earth be comming from? the house was re-wired before we moved in and we cannot find out who by.
    Any thoughts?
  2. The Trician

    The Trician New Member

    Sounds like you have an overhead (2 wire TT) supply.
    The 2 earth cables you mention will most likely go dwonstairs and out to a long rod which is buried in the ground.
    Only an earth fault loop test can determine whether or not the earthing is satisfactory.
    Time to call for an electrician methinks.

  3. RMH

    RMH New Member

    Thanks TT
    As you say, maybe it's time to grab a sparky and get it tested.
  4. edward current

    edward current Active Member

    make sure hes a part p sparky....
  5. The Trician

    The Trician New Member


    Part P sparkies are like women just after they've passed their Driving Tests.

    Part P sparkies only ever know how to (and use their test kit) test on their 1st assessment.

    Women only ever know how to (and use) reverse gear on their driving tests.

    Find a sparky who knows how to test properly - Part P or no Part P.

  6. edward current

    edward current Active Member

    part p or break the law..... no other way ....
  7. The Trician

    The Trician New Member

    Gawd, you don't have to be Part **** to test the earth fault loop impedence do you?

    I'm not - and I inspect & test for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for a living.

    Periodic Inspections & Part P anyone?

  8. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    You don't need to be registered with a Scam to legaly test a domestic electrical system, period.
  9. The Trician

    The Trician New Member

    My point exactly Sine!

    Thank ferk someone else is also on the ball.


  10. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    You don't need to be registered with a Scam <

    Agree, it's a load of bollucks..

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