Rewiring, what's in a name. Although it is much more simple than other forms of rewiring, the electric wiring of your house can be quite a challenge. Only a few circuits, a few new outlets, or almost everything out, and new in? Before asking a devis
, ask yourself what you exactly want. Do you have a modern consumer unit, with RCD's for your own safety, and that of others? Sometimes you see rather anitique consumer units, to be replaced with some urgency. Belonging to une installation électrique vétuste
, once brand new, in the fifties. To give you an impression of what I mean, look here on the website
of a professional French electrician. A summary of two pages, old and dangerous, and the update. To enlarge the pictures: click on them. Should have a resistance of less than 100 Ohms, to be measured with expensive measurement equipment, but probably in the toolbox of a real, and not a self appointed, electrician. Beware. This is a summary
about la mise à la terre
of the French Promotelec organisation. Enough outlets, prises de courants
, around? Perhaps a few extra circuits needed? Renew wiring and earthing in your salle de bains
? Now is the time, now is the moment. Because you already are connected to the power grid, no need for an inspection by Consuel. Although more than a few artisans
in France try to convince innocent foreigners, and their own compatriots
, that this is absolutely necessary for a renovation, this quite often involves some wishful thinking. Yes, for a total renovation, bringing down walls inside your house, but not, I repeat not, for a partial renovation. Bringing an existing installation électrique
in line with everything that has been laid down in the French NF C 15-100 code comes at a certain price. Which helps to explain the persistence of some service providers in this field. Remember: you are the one in charge. There are more electricians out there trying to make some money. For more information about the French electrical code read earlier discussions
here on this website.
A little bit of knowledge helps in asking an electrician with some precision what you want him to do, of course respecting his or her professional pride, we are in France, and helps also in being a not so very easy target. Keep moving helps, and in this case keep reading and thinking.