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Ian Turners Questions

I read with interest Ian Turners valuable questions and your answers. My question is the referral to the new safety regulations that come into force on the 1-4-10 in regard to the caravan parks. Does this mean that all Peter Morfee spoke about at the AGM will come into force on this date or is […]

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Relocated house

When is a house that is relocated to be treated as a new installation to comply with current requirements.We have always treated an old house delivered to a new site as a new installation and required it to comply with current requirements – RCDs etc.We have a situation where a house has been relocated approx […]

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Single pole RCD’s

There was a situation at a hospital. In a family room they had been instructed by their consultant to install at the switch board single pole RCD protection. This area is not a Medical protected area.My thoughts are that with reference to AS/NZS 3000/2000 2.5.3.2 these RCDs would need to be double pole RCDs. What […]

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Arrangment of RCDs

If an RCBO is installed instead of an RCCB do the requirements of 2.6.2.4 note A apply.

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Cooking appliances

A question has been asked regarding replacement of existing free standing stoves with a similar unit. Does a plug socket have to be installed??The various versions of AS 3000 require a plug to be fitted.This would apply to a new install or a circuit relocation. Where a staight replacement of an existing fixed wired stove […]

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Local Authorities

Do Local Authorities [ie Building Inspectors] need to see and have a copy of the COC issued for the job by the electrician before they sign off a new residence. We have had a case where the building inspector removed all three copies of the COC before inspection by an electrical inspector causing delays in […]

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Inspection

Does a new house that is not connected to the national grid have to have a COC issued and an electrical inspection by aelectrical inspector. this house is powered by batteries and solar panels and has a two KW invertor. The installation is wired as a MEN system

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Main earth location

Is it acceptable to have a main earth electrode located inside a building or enclosure?AS/NZ3000/2000 5.6.2.3 uses the term ‘In general’ earth electrode shall be located in a position (a) exposed to the weather; and outside the building; and separated etc.The contentious wording is ‘In general’. This leaves it open to interpretation.This also conflicts with […]

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Re insulation colours

Hi, Regarding my previous email about insulation colours in flex that is available in cory’s. Your right not a member, Michael Chopping referred me to this website at a recent refresher coarse. Will look into membership

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Flex insulation colours

Hi,We are coffee company that import 3 phase machinery from Italy. The machines arrive with a standard five core flex that has the colours green blue brown black and grey or black and black (depending on how they feel on the day), blue being the neutral. I have been under the impression that this colour […]

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