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Re: Earthing back-boxes (patresses)
Reply #5 - Feb 10th, 2018, 3:23pm
 
Light switches don’t as the cable goes directly to the back box.
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Re: Earthing back-boxes (patresses)
Reply #4 - Feb 10th, 2018, 9:17am
 
The sockets and FSU here seems to have the brass insert but it not obvious on the light switch..

http://www.wilko.com/icat/light-switches-sockets
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Re: Earthing back-boxes (patresses)
Reply #3 - Feb 8th, 2018, 5:43pm
 
There's normally a little brass insert in the screw hole on the faceplate that's earthed, isn't There?
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Re: Earthing back-boxes (patresses)
Reply #2 - Feb 8th, 2018, 4:58pm
 
Lectrician wrote on Feb 6th, 2018, 5:56pm:
If the back box has one fixed lug (all do these  days), then no need to earth the back box.  However, the NICEIC still recommend this is done.


I'm trying to get my head around that.

So if you had a metal back box with plastic faceplate are the faceplate mounting screws earthed? Is there always metal on the back of the faceplate that does this?
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Re: Earthing back-boxes (patresses)
Reply #1 - Feb 6th, 2018, 5:56pm
 
If the back box has one fixed lug (all do these  days), then no need to earth the back box.  However, the NICEIC still recommend this is done.
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Earthing back-boxes (patresses)
Feb 6th, 2018, 4:03pm
 
What do the current regs say about earthing these?  Just noticed that my electrician didn't earth the ones in the kitchen when he did the second fix.

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