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  1. mattgriff88

    Identifying fused switch?

    Hi, I have recently bought a house and I have a fused switch in my living room which I don't know what it's for. I believe it was a switch for a electric fireplace that has been removed but the switch was left there. How can I check and could I possibly change it to a single plug socket...
  2. O

    Parts for Switched fused isolator

    As per normal I was in a rush and didn't get enough information. I was working in an apartment that didn't have any power and when I went to restore it I found the fuse/carrier was missing from the isolator in the switch room, I'm guessing the extra cautious handyman has removed it to prevent...
  3. Vortigern

    Baumatic two zone induction hob - Needs a 20A double pole switched fused spur...

    Looking at instructions for installation for Baumatic BHI300 it requires a 20A Double pole (3mm separation) switched fused spur, I quote pretty well verbatim from the pdf manual! I have never heard of such an accessory, but I have lived a sheltered life and willing to be surprised. Anyone heard...
  4. mgrandy38

    do i need fused socket? economy 7 tariff

    Long story short im on economy 7 tariff but have 2 types of heaters in my house 1 convector fused socket, 3 storage heaters not fused sockets. So ive changed to tubular heaters (reduced from 2.5kw down to 270w) but the only one that seems to be running is the convector fused socket. Dang! does...
  5. L

    Powering Shed for fish house.

    So my old man is planning on setting up a fish shed which will hold 2-3 fish tanks. The power drawn from the equipment which will be running in here are 2x 500w heaters, 10,000 ltr return pumps which are 80 Watts and a few lights which are 90 watts at max, Will most probably have 3-4 to start...
  6. D

    Extra spur advice - fuse needed?

    Hi, I need to run a spur from a main ring socket, however, it already is supplying a spur ( double unused socket ). Is the only way to disconnect the unused spur? Or can I incorporate a fuse? What's the safe way to do this please? Thanks
  7. M

    How do fused spurs FCUs work.

    Hi, quick question. How do FCU's work? Do they just protect the load side and what I mean is, say you have a ring final with 2.5mm^2 protected by a 20a mcb at the consumer unit and you add a fused spur on that ring de-rated to 3a to supply a 1mm cable for lighting. Now say you start turning on...
  8. A

    Question regarding a fused disconnect fuse size

    I have a question. I am installing a steam generator. The unit draws 42 amps. I have a two pole 50 amp breaker at the service box per the instruction manual. Used 6 awg. The unit needs a fused disconnect at the generator. I have a two fuse 60 amp disconnect requiring two fuses. My question is...
  9. Shaun H

    Came across this, classic example of question no fused neutral

  10. K

    Fused spur keeps tripping breaker

    I've a 13a fused spur which is attached to single socket. The fused spur looks like it is used to power 2 security lights. One night the breaker for my upstairs sockets tripped and after some investigation I discovered it was actually the fused spur in the garage that's causing it. The socket...
  11. Raptor0014

    Is this a fused neutral cutout?

    I’ve not seen one of these before and i have a memory of them needing to be upgraded by the DNO. Just wondering as well what the BSEN is for it. Is it 1361 or 88-3
  12. R

    Can I install a new light switch from a 3amp fused box

    Want to install a new permanent fixed wire light into a 3amp box. Box has my new combi running from it and that's it. It's a wardrobe cupboard where the old hot water cylinder lived. Box is wall mounted and 3amp fused. If I ran a 1.5mm twin and earth from it to a new light switch and then...
  13. N

    need for a fused switch for boiler / and boiler earth cross bonding

    hi there as i write this i realise i have 3 interconnected questions about fused switches; two relating to my boiler (hope its not to cheeky to ask 3 questions all in one go :-) ) Question1: i have a radial circuit 1.5mm cable on a 6amp fuse from my consumer unit straight to the boiler where...
  14. H

    Wall lights 5 amp fused spur

    Hi. I wanted to run a 5amp fused spur from a nearby socket but find its already a spur ( only one cable in). Help please.
  15. K

    Bg weatherproof rcd fused spur

    Hi guys I installed this unit protecting a shed for a customer a while back and he’s text me with images showing the fuse burnt and it’s holder melted. All connections are tight and no moisture inside. Any ideas why? Also I’m hoping to replace this spur with a more reputable brand within its...
  16. J

    1.25 flex of a 13 amp fused spur feeding a 3KW immersion heater

    How tight is it running 1.25 flex from a 13 amp fused spur feeding a timer for an immersion heater?
  17. gm1984

    UK 16a oven on 20a fused spur from Kitchen ring main

    Hi, I've just bought a new built-in 3.4kw oven = 14.8A @ 230v. I'm getting 245v so actually 13.8A. Existing oven plugs into single socket fed from 20A DP switched fused spur. Ring is small (3 double sockets) with 4 x 20A DP switched fused spur single sockets (oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher...
  18. A

    Fused switch with two feeds but no load?

    Hello, I have a 13A fuse switch in my airing cupboard that has never done anything. I thought maybe years ago it was for an electric shower but there was no wiring in the bathroom when I re fitted it so can't be that. Upon opening the switch there are two sets of wires, 2xred(L), 2xblack(N) and...
  19. M

    Fused Spur 190v between Earth and Neutral ??

    Hiya Guys, I have a gas central heating boiler that is not switching on at all. It's connected to a clock timer and then to a fused spur. Boiler technician was out today to say the boiler is fine and I need an electrician, hence this post ! He said we have cross polarity on the fused spur. He...
  20. B

    Fused spur burn out

    Any thoughts as to why a fused spur connected correctly would burn out and melt the unit? Surely if it is pulling too much current (which is possible as it was feeding a socket used for car charging) the 13amp fuse in the unit would have blown before it got too hot and melted.
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