garage

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    Garage supply/RCBO Upstream

    Hi Gang, Old member here :hand: no idea where my old account went but hey ho! Anyway, having moved into panel wiring I always like to check that I'm doing the right thing domestically etc, you wouldn't think I've got my 2391 but it's been a while! So..ressuplying my large garage with a new...
  2. E

    Garage power

    If I connect 4mm2 armoured from a 32A mcb to a garage 30metres away do I need to sub-fuse box in the garage or can I just use it as a radial circuit? The garage will have two sockets and fused down lighting.
  3. P

    garage supply

    HI Could anybody please advise me or show me a wiring diagram for a supply into a separate garage. I have a distribution box for garage but it came with no diagram or instructions. Not sure what latest regs are as I retired a few years ago. I attach a picture of unit I have and any help would be...
  4. G

    Garage suply

    Hi hope everyone is doing ok🙂 Question please, Garage with swa supply on 32a mcb in house , can I replace dp switch on garage cu with dp rcd as don't have space for both in garage cu, and would like to take swa supply off of house cu rcd and put onto none side of rcd in house to prevent...
  5. Pinners27

    fused spur to garage and outdoor socket

    i had an electrician out and they fitted a switched fused spur on to an existing double gang socket in my kitchen to run power out to my garage. At a later date another electrician then ran another outdoor socket off of the double gang socket. I'm now having some new patio doors installed and...
  6. A

    Cable for Power to Garage

    Detached garage at the bottom of the garden which had power (due to presence of some old bakelite switches and sockets), but appears to now be dead (will get this checked to confirm, but let's assume it is for the purposes of this question). At some point in the next year or two the garage will...
  7. E

    3 phase supply to garage cable spec

    Hi - first post, so I hope I get the tone right. I do pay professionals to do the work, but have a technical background and like to understand what's being proposed and why. My house has a 3 phase supply. Everything in the house runs off a single phase. We've just had a 7kW car charging point...
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    What are these boxes in my garage for?

    House was built in 1959. These are located in the garage.
  9. W

    New Zealand should i earth my steel garage work bench to the power point next to the bench.The bench is constructed of timber but has a solid steel top,cheers

    Should i earth my garage steel bench top,it is constructed of timber but has a 3mm steel top,
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    TT or PME garage

    Hi all Question regarding exporting PME earthing system to outbuilding/garage. The garage has no water/gas/oil supplies but has a concrete floor. What is the recommended method that most would use in this case. Take the PME out to the garage or isolate PME and then TT the building. Just had me...
  11. B

    Is Romex allowed in an unfinished garage?

    Hello, I had my garage rewired to add more outlets and lights. It was done with romex. At the time I was planning to finish (drywall) the walls and ceiling. Since then I have decided not to drywall the garage and will be selling the house. Someone told me it is against NEC to have romex in...
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    UK Garage electrics - analysing quotes

    Hi everyone. I have had two quotes for work but one is twice as expensive as the other and I can't determine which is the better of the two. I believe both are valid and can explain some of the differences, but I'd appreciate some feedback please. Work required: I have a 13A fused spur in the...
  13. M

    DIY garage suite

    I am having a garage suite built out for my agin inlaws and parents when they visit. 400sgft, 4500w h20, 1 appliance outlet (2-3 others in "kitchen area), 1 bathroom, 7 others, 6 regular recepitcal, and 10 light fixtures. I have the load at about 60A and was going to place a 100a and feed it...
  14. Vortigern

    Oh noes! Garage broken into decided to have a moan. Could not post in off topic, second post that will not get published.

    Had my garage broken into a couple of nights ago. Took a lot of cable maybe £500 worth. Drum of SWA and offcuts, T&E reels and singles in all sizes and colours. Strange thing is nothing else taken! Tools were left and mower, jet wash and so on so I suppose that is good. Door wrecked with jemmy...
  15. Vortigern

    Garage broken into having a moan sorry!

    Had my garage broken into a couple of nights ago. Took a lot of cable maybe £500 worth. Drum of SWA and offcuts, T&E reels and singles in all sizes and colours. Strange thing is nothing else taken! Tools were left and mower, jet wash and so on so I suppose that is good. Door wrecked with jemmy...
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    100 A mains isolater to Garage unit.

    If a want to spilt the tails after a 100A isolation switch does the 2nd DB ( a new garage unit ) have to have a 100 a main switch or is a 40a RCD OK ? I’m assuming because there is a 100a isolation switch then I don’t need a main switch in the garage unit. The garage unit will only be powering a...
  17. M

    Wiring for Garage Door Safety Sensor

    Hello. New to the forum and hoping there is help for my issue. The receiving sensor on my garage door recently crapped out. I watched a few youtube videos and it all looked easy. In the videos there was always 1 wire in each side of the garage door. It was a matter of (1) connecting the white...
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    UK What certificate does my garage need?

    I've added some extra circuits to my garage fuse board and I've tested it etc. and filled in a schedule of test results. Is that all that is needed? or do I need to treat it like a full installation and fill out the generic 7 page certificate, treating the supply from the house as the "mains"...
  19. Baddegg

    Metal framed garage......

    EICR on an empty property this morning, potential buyer has instructed, few bad points but overall not to bad, and then this.....16a wylex plug in mcb-2.5 t&e- 32a 10ma Crabtree rccb then runs 8 metres in conduit (broken in places) then goes underground for another 20 metres to feed a db in a...
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    USA How to add exterior lights to garage opener?

    i just installed a new garage door opener. Does anyone know of a way to get my exterior garage lights to operate when the garage opener lights are? currently the exterior lights are just controlled by a switch in the garage. Thanks for any information.
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    UK Help replacing a garage light.

    Hello, I am considering replacing my garage light with a regular bayonet LED light. The current light doesnt work and it isnt the bulb as I have changed that. Is this something that can be done by a hobby DIY'er? Picture attached of the current light.
  22. Robc77

    Garage installation

    So I’m installling a garage DB 63a 30ma RCD With. 6a and 32a mcb Using 2.5 swa from the consumer unit what would the rated needed for protection on the house DB?
  23. J

    Garage

    I have a 40amp typeB MCB (RCD protected) supply to an IP66 junction box in my garden which the runs in 4mm swa cable under my garden to the garage into a 13amp socket. I want to fit a new consumer unit I'm my garage to run a lighting / ring main socket circuit. Question is can I just use the...
  24. J

    UK Garage supply

    Hi, I just recently bought a house and the garage has a supply coming from the house CU via a 40amp MCB which runs into a IP66 rated 13 amp double socket in the garage, I'm almost certain the cable size is 4mm (SWA cable). Ive just recently finished an electrical engineering apprentership...
  25. M

    loss of power to unattached garage

    I have an electrical conundrum and would appreciate any input. I have an unattached garage that has an electrical line (underground) running to it from the house. I kept having, at first, intermittent circuit breaker trips (I have an older Pushmatic circuit breaker in the main house), even...
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    UK Advice needed! Ive been to see a job for garage power, the previous electrician has taken a 4mm on a 32amp B MCB protected by a 30mA RCD. But hasnt do

    Advice needed! Ive been to see a job for garage power, the previous electrician has taken a 4mm on a 32amp B MCB protected by a 30mA RCD. But hasnt done anything with, apart from the fact there is no protection and its T&E all straight forward. My ownly question is do i gland straight into a...
  27. B

    UK Consumer board location next to a garage door

    Hi all I’m a self builder here looking for some technical details.... I’m fitting a consumer board next to my garage door and need to know if there is a minimum distance that the board needs to be fitted to the wall in relation to door opening???
  28. R

    What wiring will be required for Solar, ev charger and powerwall in external garage

    Hi All I am buying a new house soon and plan to get quite a bit of work done to it - but not all at once. Initially I am planning a kitchen extension and moving around some internal walls. Eventually I would to add solar panels, EV charger and power wall to the garage which is a separate...
  29. Y

    Garage sub panel issues

    Hello, I’m having trouble determining the issue that I’m having in my garage. I have several shop lights, 110v air compressor, and a ammco 110v brake lathe. When everything is running At the same time, the double poll 60 amp breaker in my basement which is 65 feet away from my garage keeps...
  30. B

    Garage RCD conundrum.

    Can anyone help with this one I've been scratching my head over for a week? Called to a customer whose garage RCD keeps tripping. TNCS supply, three core SWA submain to RCD garage unit, two radial circuits (6A lights, 16A sockets). IR test from main board on whole garage installation 0.01 mega...
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    Garage Power Supply Problem

    The power to my garage is supplied by a fused spur in the house. When switched on the fuse in the spur blows and the RCD trips! I found that a live wire had loosened and was hanging out of its connection! Could this be the cause of the problem?
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    Powering my shop

    Hello everyone. I’m a DIY person and I’m about to give my shop a little juice. I had previously ran UFB 35 feet to a 220 outlet for my brothers RV. Now that he’s gone, I’ve built a 24x24 shop. My intentions are to run 16 led shop lights that will pull 7.04 amperes. Also a shop fan (unsure of...
  33. hayley3

    Garage door stops working but

    If I unplug it, turn circuit breaker off and then on again and THEN plug the garage door back into the outlet, it works fine for a while. How can I troubleshoot that to figure out the problem? Thanks!
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    Possible bad ground in detached garage

    I have a hybrid vehicle, and I've use a Clipper Creek charger to plug it in for the last 2 or 3 years. A few days ago it was fine, and I unplugged to run an errand. When I came home, though, the charger was flashing on both "Power Fault" and "Charging Fault". After some research, this "usually"...
  35. P

    Electricity to garage

    Hi, can anyone advise me what it takes to have an electricity main run to my garage and who I should approach? I own a garage in a complex of garages and would like electricity to be run to it, but my property is no where near to the garage, so I cannot take a feed from anywhere. So I am after...
  36. B

    How to feed garage board

    First fixed X6 new double sockets in garage the other day (didn’t have sockets to 2nd fix) now it’s TT system, now the board I’m working on is fed from a bigger garage 2.5mm SWA 16A RCBO, the board where I have first fixed the sockets has a Main switch and MCB for lights and sockets, Would it...
  37. B

    Garage door wiring kit

    Hi, after some advice on garage door wiring, know someone who’s having an electric garage door fitted, I presume it’s just fitting a switched spur and then garage lads will do the rest?
  38. L

    Edition 18 garage cu

    Hi I’m after a bit of advice please. I recently had an old asbestos garage taken down and have replaced it with a brick structure inc a study done in line with building regs. I was going to reuse the old (fairly modern) board which was run from main cu with rcd but no rcd on garage board so I...
  39. J

    Outbuilding or garage supply

    To supply power to new garage 20 meters at bottom of garden from main house. Plan to run a three core 4mm SWA to garage, fit a metal clad two way dB with 30ma RCD in garage. Using one off the three cores together with the armour as cpc. At the house end terminate swa in An adaptable box...
  40. J

    Outside garage supply

    To supply power to new garage 20 meters at bottom of garden from main house. Plan to run a three core 4mm SWA to garage, fit a metal clad two way dB with 30ma RCD in garage. Using one off the three cores together with the armour as cpc. At the house end terminate swa in An adaptable box...
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