Updating electrical wiring

06-Oct-2016 06:18

This is your chance to view the draft document and comment on the proposed changes.

Find out how to view the draft and submit your comments on the DPC page.

The homeowner replacing outlets and switches without a glitch is rare. More than one electrical item may fail to work as a result of a single mistake.

An easy goof comes when replacing a plug-in receptacle, half of which has been controlled by a wall switch.

But why is it so dangerous that nobody wants to insure it?

Is it something we should fear ourselves if our homes already have this type of wiring?

Even if the upgrader is aware that the outlet has been switched in this way and duplicates the exact connections of the old one, they may not know to break off the metal tab on the "hot" side of the new receptacle, which isolates the top and bottom halves.

Conversations with top electricians have provided us with a a list of steps to take in order to make rewiring proceed more smoothly, with fewer holes punched in the walls, floors, and ceilings—or, heaven forbid, a structural beam.1.This page provides information on the Draft for Public Comment for the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7618), as well as updates to the current Edition: BS 7608 A15 and related publications.The DPC for the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations is now available.The deadline for submitting comments is 23rd August 2017. Editorial corrections, consisting of minor changes to publications, will be made quarterly.Urgent technical changes that need to be made will be published as and when required.

Conversations with top electricians have provided us with a a list of steps to take in order to make rewiring proceed more smoothly, with fewer holes punched in the walls, floors, and ceilings—or, heaven forbid, a structural beam.1.This page provides information on the Draft for Public Comment for the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7618), as well as updates to the current Edition: BS 7608 A15 and related publications.The DPC for the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations is now available.The deadline for submitting comments is 23rd August 2017. Editorial corrections, consisting of minor changes to publications, will be made quarterly.Urgent technical changes that need to be made will be published as and when required.(Photo: Jon Crispin) Computers, blenders, TVs, even refrigerators—none of these existed when many historic homes were built and first wired.