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From: Antonio Carlini <>
Date: Fri Aug 20 17:28:31 2004

> Am 20 Aug 2004 22:33 meinte Antonio Carlini:
> > > Typical!. Prevent something that can actually be quite
> useful because
> > I'm trying to stop myself typing "Part P Building Regs." just
> > to see what happens. Obviously I've failed :-)
> Ok, I b(i/y)te ... what is that thing?

New building regs allegedly coming into force at the
end of the year in the UK. They will restrict the
amount of rewiring (of fixed wiring) that a normal
householder (i.e. not a member of the NECEIC or similar
trade body) will be able to do. Nothing can be done
in the kitchen or bathroom, and only minor works
(e.g. a new spur) elsewhere.

Given that the number of people killed or seriously
injured annually in the UK (because of a faulty
installation) is approximately equal to the number
of people in the US who die by drowning while
jaywalking, it's pretty obvious who lobbied
for this one :-)

Tony's comment just reminded me of something
else that you can't do for no good reason.


Antonio Carlini
Received on Fri Aug 20 2004 - 17:28:31 BST

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