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  1. W

    Domestic Garage wiring

    Hi all. Quick question for any pro sparks - all the cabling in my garage (separate from house) is run through metal conduit. I need to move and replace the light fitting, sockets, and switches, and rather than cut and try to bend the metal conduit, I'd like to replace it all with plastic stuff...
  2. Martyn Campbell

    Domestic Wiring to Garage under floorboards SWA Required?

    Hi, My Garage is attached to my house and currently there is a standard 3 core cable running from my consumer in there. I have just had my consumer upgraded/replaced and starting renovations on the bedroom directly next to the garage so would like to replace the cable as well. As the cable...
  3. Jbol1985

    House consumer unit to garage consumer unit

    Hi all I’m planning to install a consumer unit in my garage. The unit will eventually power a 32amp hot tub, 2 double sockets and a small lighting circuit. The distance from the house CU to garage CU will be about 10m. I plan to run single cables through 20mm steel conduit under my concrete...
  4. D

    New circuit to detached shed/garage in garden.

    Hello I am new to this forum and need a little help from an experienced spark to help me design a circuit to wire a detached garage (two sockets and ceiling lights) from a house ring main to 18th edition standards. This will be notifiable so everything has to be pukka. Cable can be in steel...
  5. A

    Garage Conversion Certification Advice

    Good afternoon, I am a time served domestic electrician but have been factory based for the last 8 years meaning my SJIB card has lapsed. I am currently converting an internal garage at my house and am doing the electrical work myself. I am installing 2 new sockets on an existing circuit and...
  6. M

    re routing armourd cable from 32a hot tub

    Hi have a TT CU in property with RCDs, Earth strap appears fine and solid. A 25meter cable has been run from RCD as a single 32 amp cct to a hot tub that is no longer present.. I want to reroute the cable to a garage for lights and sockets. The main question is do I need to use another RCD...
  7. S

    Advice on replacing fluro batten with LED in garage

    Yesterday I replaced one of my 2 Fluro battens in my garage with a 60W LED. This was the more complicated one (lots of wires) or so I thought but I had it working fine after a little patience. Today I have gone to replace the second fluro and what I thought would be a simple job - only 3 wires...
  8. R

    Requirements for new ring main in garage

    I need to fit a number of new 13A sockets in my garage to power some new equipment. I am planning to put in a new ring main and a new consumer unit to connect these sockets. The garage is a few metres from my house where the main CU is. Do I have to carry the ring main all the way back to the...
  9. D

    Terminate SWA in Wiska or straight to Garage CU

    Hello all, I wanted to know the best approach of connecting to a Garage CU. Currently planning a small wiring project that i want to do in a few months time, when cash and time allows. My plan is to do the work myself and go through the proper channels of notifying the work to the local...
  10. M

    Garage consumer unit

    Fitting a garage consumer unit in a detached garage / workshop. The consumer unit in the house is a dual 30ma rcd consumer unit. An swa will feed from the house to the garage. My question is around RCD's, should the 30ma rcd at the house be used and just a 2 pole main switch at the garage, or...
  11. E

    Changing garage Mcbs for Rcbos

    My garage has a small consumer unit fitted with elcb and mcbs for the socket and lights. After cutting through a circular saw cable it did not take out the garage elcb but the elcb in the house consumer unit. If I get an electrician to changed the mcbs for Rcbos would this prevent the house elcb...
  12. S

    Estate Agents says Fit For Purpose

    I have no idea if I am in the right place but am in desperate need of advice. I would describe myself as a competent DIYer (installed a Scantronic alarm system last week) but when it comes to electrics I let the experts handle it. We have just started renting a house which is just full of...
  13. M

    Garage Supply Questions

    Hi everyone. I am currently wiring a garage that is not joined to the property, its about 12 meters at the bottom of the garden. The house supply is PME. I have been told by my cps provider that I am not to extend the earth and I must TT the garage. I have run 6mm twin and earth from a rcd...
  14. R

    Temporary workaround - power to garage

    Hi guys, I need to run power to my garage. At the moment, I've gotten away with wiring a long extension cable. 13A Plug on one end, cabled to double female receptacles at the other end. So far that's worked fine as I've only used a LED light and some other low powered items. I just unplug...
  15. G

    Domestic Garage conversion to habitable space

    Hi I have a garage that I'm converting in to habitable space I will have electric shower, oven and hob, 2 x electric heaters, microwave, kettle, tv and lights The cable run from the consumer unit (C/U) is 13-15 meters What size armoured cable should I use? and what size mcb rating at the C/U
  16. N

    Garage consumer unit, I think I should call someone out!

    Hi I was going to change the lights in my garage to LED's but the consumer unit looked a bit old, so switch the garage circuit off on the main board, removed the cover and found this. At this point I thought "I'm outta here" and put the cover back on. I presume this is all sorts of bad...
  17. J

    Domestic Wiring Plugs and lights in to garage.

    Hi, I am in the process of converting my garage in to a living space and am just after confirming I am configuring the plugs and lights correctly before going ahead. I will be getting it all tested by a qualified electrician once completed, but am looking to do the work myself. I am competent...
  18. happyhippydad

    What power rating would this garage door be?

    I have a roller garage door that my friend has fitted which i've noticed is connected to a socket to give it power, but then has a flood light attached to the control panel which is also connected to the lighting circuit. In other words you need to isolate sockets and lights to make sure the...
  19. E

    Commercial Garage Workshop Electrical Safety

    Hi Guys, Original commercial vehicle workshop Installation has old Wylex single phase RCCB units with 2 socket outlets each. Later someone has installed a new 32 A single phase RFC to each workshop. The RCCB unit is fed from a Hager 32A RCBO . So rcd test trips the RCBO, not the RCCB. Both...
  20. Mojo

    Trainee Hello! Decorator takes on (all the safe bits of) rewiring his garage

    Hello, I don’t usually introduce myself in forums, but just fancied it here. I’m not a trainee (though I’m considering it), I’m a 45 year old decorator who has a garage without power, so in conjunction with an electrician friend, I’m studying and researching how to wire it. NOT connecting to...
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