We were called to a property in Canterbury where the customer had been told that there was no earth present in the kitchen socket. He became concerned when it was pointed out that if there was a problem the metal decorative front plate may become live and he would be un aware until he got a shock from it! He called us in to take a look and after using our inspection camera to avoid too much disruption, we found the problem. We then had to make an inspection hole to see what was going on inside the wall. What we found was that whoever had attempted to make the alteration to the existing electrical system didn’t do the job very well and had left the property with what could well of been a very nasty situation for our customer. The picture shows the wrong type of crimp connector (too large for the earth cable and not crimped with the correct tool, as the cables were loose and came apart when inspected) and what it doesn’t show is that the connections were incorrect and this is how the socket came to have no earth! We have now rectified the situation and all is well.
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