1. T

    220 volts ran through one hot wire

    I recently tore down all the wiring in my grandfather’s garage he wired himself and i’m genuinely surprised it didn’t burn to the ground after 40+ years, but there’s some things I need some help with. He’s long gone so that’s that. First off, he only had 1 hot wire supplying 220v to his air...
  2. P

    Found a spur on a spur (I think) in my garage

    Hi all, I recently bought a new house and I went to check the installation on my garage. There is a double socket and a fused switch (3A) which is connect to the light. When I opened this fused switch, I noticed it is actually a spur. The way it is wired is that a SWA spur coming from the...
  3. I

    RCD or Main switch in garage board

    Hi this may be a simple answer to my question but I can't find the answer in the regs If im fitting a garage board from a consumer unit with RCD protection do I need to have RCD protection in the garage board? I'm guessing I don't need an RCD at the garage board but I can't find a definite...
  4. I

    Separate connections to a EV charger and garage supply

    Hi all, Newly qualified electrician here who is in the process of re-wiring my own property. I have recently converted my old CU (if I can call it that!) in my 1950's property to a full RCBO C.U. (No SPD). Main fuse is 100A. Double pole isolator fitted prior to C.U.. 100A double pole switch...
  5. V

    How to supply a garage with 32 Amps for a car charger and another 32 Amps for sockets?

    Currently, I have a side garage port (with a garage door, but open on the garden side) supplied by a 2.5mm2 radial circuit. The plan is to convert the port to a proper garage next year. As the bedrooms are currently under refurbishment and the floorboards easily accessible, I would like to make...
  6. D

    Garage Subpanel Questions

    Hello everyone, I have a detached garage with a Subpanel that had all been wired by previous owners of my home. The lights in this garage are turned on and off by using the breaker. I wanted to add an actual light switch, something I've done in the past without a problem. When I opened up the...
  7. J

    new connection to garage and then to modular home

    can I use 4/0 use 2 3 strand cable in 2 1/2 " conduit 160' to power 200 amp panel then power modular home 50' from garage in vermont do I need a shut off in between or is this ok
  8. K

    should I use THHN wire or NM rommanx wire?

    I used 1 inch emt conduit in the garage for 50 amp circuit for ev charger. I plan to use 4AWG wire. Please let me know which wire is est for passing through conuit, I also have less than 3 feet wire goes in the wall
  9. H

    How far from the house can I install a 7kw EV charger? Would 40m be possible?

    How far from the house can I install a 7kw EV charger? Would 40m be possible?
  10. J

    Garage Electrics - Fitting a light and another socket with fused spur.

    Hi all, I have recently bought a house. The garage is at the end of the garden and has a double socket. The socket is on the ring and not a spur. It has 2 live, 2 neutral and 2 earths. It was basically falling off the wall so want to replace it. The garage has no lighting so I want to fit a...
  11. S

    UK Garage Lights Is this Safe

    hi, i am just wondering if i can please ask if the set up below is okay/safe, i've recently had some low voltage led lights installed by a family friend and i just wanted to be on the safe side and ask if the set up is safe at all, (sorry overly cautious) thank you
  12. C

    Garage door external key switch

    I have been asked recently if I could fit somebody an external key switch for there garage door - As at the moment they have to go through there house to push the available buttons on the unit inside the garage. I told them this is possible, but my query is finding a suitable IP rated key...
  13. JasRam

    Installing a 100 amp Subpanel in garage

    Hello All, Just looking for a bit of advice on the diagram I have laid out for adding a 100 amp subpanel coming from my 200 amp main. This will be going to an attached garage that requires about 45 feet of wire. The garage is drywalled, so I will be using conduit over the existing drywall, as I...
  14. R

    Upgrade Consumer Unit in Garage with EV Charger Capability.

    I’m looking to get my consumer unit upgraded in my Garage as it’s an old Chint board that is not very good.. My Dad is looking at EV Chargers too and I was wondering if it’s possible to get a consumer unit that would handle that. The current board has MCBs for 6A - Lighting 16A Electric Fire...
  15. pirate

    Just a wee take on wiring power circuits and alarm circuits in a garage

    I thought I would take a few minutes to give my recent experience in wiring a large garage for power and an alarm circuit. This relates to clipped direct for all cables, using Linian clips. A laser round the garage, drilling the 6mm holes. clipping the 2.5mm to the brickwork all went very well...
  16. D

    Sub-main to the garage in house I just bought

    Hello all. 17th edition sparky here, but not been on site for the last 3/4 years (had a bit of an accident). Just bought a house with a 16mm 3 core SWA, 15m long, clipped around the side of the house low level. This feeds the double garage. It has it's own 100A fused isolator in a kitchen...
  17. L

    Routing wiring near garage door springs

    I’m running an EV charging system in a garage it’s a 50 amp circuit 6 gauge wire can be Romax or in conduit Romax is cheaper but not an issue either way it’s easy access. My concern is placement to make the run the shortest and easiest will be about six inches above the hardware and springs...
  18. J

    Running 100Amp service to an exterior garage

    I need to run electrical conduit through an existing foundation. here is the catch. The exterior of the foundation is clad in fieldstone and has a bluestone cap. Cutting into the stone or notching the cap is not an option (Wife!!!!). The simplest solution would be to drill the slab in front...
  19. S

    Put a ring circuit in a garage.

    Hi there. I'm a DIYer. Just bought a house with a double garage that has just one socket in it; and it seems to be just a single spur direct from the CU. I want to put in more power outlets; and was wondering whether it's permissible to remove the existing socket, put in a 32a fuse/breaker, and...
  20. Neptune

    Garage electrics from main house

    We have a garage attached to the property and are having it converted to an office with a small toilet. Electrics will include, internal lights, an external light, a few sockets and a extractor fan. There is a cable coming into the garage currently from the house and is connected into the main...
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