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lopatir10-Mar-19 4:47
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couple of weekends job replacing magnetic ballasts with electronic ones (some were in really bad shape).

anyway electrician had drawn the neutral and ground through each light (per breaker circuit) which is fine, well would have been fine as in some cases with nothing to tie the earth onto he just left the ground wires (loop-in, loop-out) dangling and not even connected to each other.

OK, in lights, it's sort-of ok to run them on 2 wires (L & N) - but if you're going to have the ground wire there it should be a valid - what's the point of providing that green/yellow wire connected to thin air? Why, well...

perhaps the same idiot, or an underling had LAZILY drawn the end of one of those light circuits down to a remote wall plug - already DEAD WRONG but without that ground connected literally deadly.

But of course it was wired a decade ago, too late to call that sparky out (sure blame long departed apprentices anyway even though he is responsible for ensuring wiring it to code).


People talk about programmers being reckless, well for mine a sparky's only got 3 wires - one of which can kill you, and yet they can be lazy/careless and stupid too.

Note: I'm no [trained] sparky but really this sh*t is so basic and yet the fully trained tradies still screw it up - once perhaps can claim as 'accidental', but repeated is pure stupidity and laziness.

not my first time, older warehouse I also re-wired some lighting (added some internal offices) back in Aus... half of the lighting circuits had L and N swapped sometimes more than once. (previous tennants wondered why the flouro's dimly glowed at night when switched off - I can forgive them for not knowing why as they were not electricians, but for sure not the idiot that did that wiring.)
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