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  1. Nothing works without a VPN 😔
  2. Ok so we took out the rod to see visually how different the drop is and it is basically the same. With the rod not attached it's slightly dimmer but not much than when the rod is in and connected. I am still going to order the meter but does the fact that it's not a huge difference a good thing? I think as I hadn't seen the dim before when we first did the test it seemed very bad but in hindsight it's a slight dim which is only slightly more when the rod is disconnected. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I have a few extension leads with inbuilt surge protection (allegedly, as they are thai made) I might use them for tv, computer etc for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Not bothered about the visuals just concerned about safety. Everything is wired correctly and the only issue is the dimming. You think there is no safety issues or surge possibility that could damage things like tv or something? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ok guys thanks, I will sort a multi meter [emoji106] Then what do I do. Is it something I can do ( I know nothing about them) What exactly do I need to do? As I said already their seems to be nobody around that has a clue on this. Local electrician is a self taught novice. Could u spell it out for a total electromoron What about the issue you said about the integrity of the proper neutral? A few posts back that seemed to be a major issue but the last few posts seem to be saying a few dims and flickers are normal? Just to be clear the lights dim and stay dimmed until the shower or the hot water tap or pump is turned off then the lights come back normal. It's not a huge dim but enough to notice and be worrying. [emoji13] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. New update [emoji20] The lights are still dimming when the shower or the hot water tap or the water pump goes on. Strangely the air cons or anything else with high power usage have no effect. I am stumped and all the local sparkies are clueless. One came over and said the house was too far from the main supply. Sounds bull to me as everything else works no problem. Really appreciate all the help guys but don't know what to do now. Will find my binoculars tomorrow and check the outside poles again but MEN or no MEN would it cause the issues with the lights? Is that a possibility or are these now two different problems?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Brand new install so no flooding all new units and board. Even when just one shower was turned on the lights dimmed but now the earth rod is connected and in the dirt everyone is fine no issues. So just don't know if all ok or not. Turns out dad in law has no volt meter so can't do as crossy suggested [emoji24] Things are so much easier in Ireland [emoji17] I just want a proper supply and not have him blow himself up. Do u mean the ground from the box to the rod? That's just a separate wire as far as I know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  9. No clue Hence my problems [emoji20] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. God only knows because the frickin PEA sure don't [emoji20][emoji20] So don't know what to do now. No idea how to set up the board Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ok will tell him to do that. In the meantime we went to PEA and asked about MEN and showed them a diagram and they hadn't a frickin clue [emoji20][emoji20] So I have taken more pictures and yes I am aware they might be useless but it's the best I can get. Maybe one of you will see something. What I noticed was that on some of the poles they have a trunking with a cable in it from top of pole to the ground but I can't see high enough to know if it's a bare wire or what it's actually connected to and from. Here are the pics maybe they will help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. All connections are good. Anything else to check ? All lights and everything else works fine since rod went in ? Also as I mentioned it wasn't just the shower it was all showers and hot water heater in kitchen so unlikely they all had loose connections ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. So an update, too many issues with the original board and couldn't get fuses or parts for it even from the shop that supplied it so now got a new board with RCD built in. Everything was installed yesterday but when they turned on the shower all the lights dimmed. They realised today that they hadn't put the copper rod back in the ground and connected it so they did that and it seems ok now. My question is this, Should that have happened without the rod and was that the only reason it happened? Should it all be safe and ok now? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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