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Earth Cable

posted by Kellylou | A year ago

We bought out house last year and have had an electrician in to quote on some work.

He has advised us that we have no earth cable but we would need to speak to our provider for them to arrange? Does anyone have any experience of this or have any idea of the cost?

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posted by  Eilidh | A year ago
Re: Earth Cable

Hi @Kellylou, this is something your local electricity network operator can help you with.  Here is a list of all of the operators in the UK:

Your local Electricity Network Operator may differ from your electricity supplier

Scotland Network Operator Contact number
Scottish Hydro 0800 300 999
ScottishPower Energy Networks  
From a landline 0800 092 9290
From a mobile 0330 1010 222
North England/Wales Network Operator Contact number
Northern Powergrid (North East) 0800 66 88 77
Electricity North West 0800 195 4141
Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) 0800 375 675
ScottishPower Energy Networks  
From a landline 0800 001 5400
From a mobile 0330 1010 400
Western Power Distribution (East Midlands) 0800 056 80 90
Western Power Distribution (West Midlands) 0800 328 1111
Western Power Distribution (South Wales) 0800 052 0400
South England Network Operator Contact number
UK Power Networks (East of England) 0800 783 8838
UK Power Networks (London) 0800 028 0247
UK Power Networks (South East) 0800 783 8866
Southern Electric 0800 072 7282
Western Power Distribution (South West) 0800 365 900

posted by Ruski | A year ago
Re: Earth Cable

Alternatively your electrician can install a ground spike to provide the earth - I'm suprised he/she didn;t suggest that.  Maybe you were misunderstanding the emplanation?

 

Ruski