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I am a newbee here. Happy to join this forum and engage in discussions, get help and help other.
I hope you guys are happy to consider my below question and post your opinion and ideas.
A friend of mine has a property that needs some structural repairs done and I am helping at the moment.
I noticed the earth wires behind the fuse board have very little to no insulation around them and also an earth wire or two running behind the wall completely naked.
Is this acceptable? A licensed electrician said to me it is ok if it's old work.
I thought an uninsulated earth wire(even though it is just the earth) running right next to a live wire is kinda
worrying 'cos if the live wire insulation gives way on some spots it can easily short circuit to the earth.
I am sure circuit breaker/fuses/RCDs will trip and save a major issue if they are property installed.
But is it ok to have such open earth wires? I've never seen like that before, hence the worry.