Updating electrical wiring
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.
Are there any safety concerns with these old ones or is this just something they tend to note on such surveys.At some point in a home's life, installing new receptacles, switches, and light fixtures will be a good idea.The originals may be out of fashion, but they also wear out regardless. (Also see my article about these things.) Since replacing outlets correctly relies on making new connections, these may be done poorly or wrongly.Kitchens wired in the 1960s may have a similar, easily missed complication.Other problems for replacing outlets come from forgetting to reattach a wire or attaching it in the wrong place.
Do an "electrical inventory," creating a list of all the devices you’ll be using in the house, and where.