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My wiring was installed in 1986. In a recent eicr inspection

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my wiring was installed in 1986. In a recent eicr inspection I got a c2 because I lights are not rcd protected. Surely it should be a C3. ?
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Electrical
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
The lights in the bathrooms are not rcd protected. I know current regulations say they must be protected, but I thought because it was done long ago, I don't have to upgrade to new regulations so I should get a c3
Expert:  machinc replied 13 days ago.
Repairs or new work that requires a permit or inspection are usually required to be upgraded to current standards.
Repairs are often considered new work.
Existing wiring that is not involved in current upgrades or repairs is often considered
( grandfathered)
Expert:  machinc replied 13 days ago.
These decisions are made by local inspectors at their descretion . However they are usually willing to consider differing opinions.
Expert:  machinc replied 13 days ago.
In any event , while an extra expense , the upgrades are an advantage to the owner.

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