EICR question

Jen & wayne
Jen & wayne
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172 Posts
1 month ago

Good evening everyone,

I've had a recent EICR done and it had a few C2 & C3 failures, which was quite alarming as the house was rewired 5 years ago by a different electrician and a new consumer unit was installed. 

I've had the guy that did the EICR do the remedial work, My main question is should I now get a new EICR done? he never mentioned it, just sent an invoice showing what work had been done. 

Just before work was done the tenant's brother (another electrician working for a different company) looked at the house and was surprised by what was picked up. He said that the consumer unit just needed a new clip (hinge). 

Does this list seem normal for place that had a full rewire 5 years ago, seems quite excessive to me, but I'm not a qualified domestic electrician. The tenants brother who is could not see any physical problems, but did not test anything, he just visually looked while visiting.  

Burnley, if you have some free time, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. 


4.4 Board lid damaged recommend replace ethic dual rcd with surge protection C2

4.7 Board enclosure damaged C3

4.11 RCD failed functional tests C2

4.12 RCD not operating correctly C2

5.19 new pull chord bathroom

6.12 cables no longer have mechanical protection as rod not poerating C2

6.13 RCD not functionoing C2

8.1 Bathroom light swap C2

8.3 Pendant swap front bedroom and pendant back bedroom C2


Not sure if I should be disapointed in the guy that did the rewire or is the guy that did the new EICR is out to make money? 

I've had a few rewires done by the same guy and never had a problem before other than a bent consumer unit door, that took a quick tweak to make it close properly, but again another electrician wanted to replace the entire consumer unit. It was only off by about 3mm. 




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