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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. barisk

    Higher amps in my garage

    Hi , I’ve just bought a welder i will attach specifications and i has a round pin power adapter, how can i use that in my garage with a regular house socket . I also found a convertor from 13a to 16a , not sure if that’s the way to do it . Many thanks
  9. C

    Two outlets in my garage are not working but no breaker has been tripped

    Both outlets are connected to a round pan box in the garage with a transformer on it
  10. M

    Wire diameter for garage.

    I have purchased a property and need to run power about 50m to a garage. Planning to get everything ready so a sparky can just finish it off. I have 2 questions before starting project. 1. Will 2.5mm twin core+earth be large enough? 2. Can it run from existing garage or should I dig trench to...
  11. B

    Advice yes or no? On RCBO fuse installation?

    Got a duel wylex RCB & RCBO board installed some time back. It has space I think for 3 RCBO's. The spark suggested putting the garage feed and the shower feed on rcbo at the time I stuck with the RCB option as a false saving but am now thinking of doing RCBO for garage and shower a suggested...
  12. BenSparky8

    New Garage Consumer Unit

    Hi guys, Just a quick one. I’m installing a garage board in, planning on a 6mm SWA supply coming from a 32a MCB. The DB I’m feeding from is a split load board. My question is, what is the best way to move over the current MCBs to allow me to put in a MCB that’s not on any of the RCDs (as I...
  13. S

    How should you locally isolate the supply in a garage

    I’ve just moved into a new bungalow. The 6mm T&E cable supplying the garage goes to a FSU with a 13amp fuse. The FSU feeds two double sockets and 2 LED light battens in the garage. The supply is protected by a 16amp mcb backed up by a 63amp 30mA RCD from the consumer unit which is located in a...
  14. LHensh

    Will my garage handle my planned usage?

    Hi, Just looking to get some advice before I get too carried away with plans for using my garage as a home office/ManCave. The garage has an old fusebox (photo attached) with 15amp and 5amp fuses which is fed by a 2.5mm cable coming from the house. The feed to the garage comes from the main...
  15. RT1187

    Is the electric in my garage hooked up?

    Bought a house a few months ago and would like to have access to electrical outlets in the garage. There is already an electric cable running to it and has wires running to an outlet and a light fixture (which is no longer there, just the hanging wire). Looking in the electric cupboard I can't...
  16. T

    Garage supply runs from my neighbours house.....

    Hi, looking for some advice please, My garage electricity supply runs from my neighbours house, the supply has its own metre which i pay for ...recently he has threatened to turn the supply off.... I need to know, a) is this legal and b) how do i reroute the power from his house to a mains...
  17. G

    Main fuse re-locating from house to garage, what cable to take supply back into house

    Firstly, just to re-assure professionals here, all tie-in and testing on this project will be undertaken by a qualified electrician. This post is just to improve my understanding. We are preparing to have solar and wind power generation facilities at our home and the first phase of this is to...
  18. B

    Hi all! I am looking to fit a new 20W outside light on my garage wall.

    Hi all! I am looking to fit a new 20W outside light on my garage wall. I know ideally they should be on a circuit of their own, but can I do the following; Take a spur from a double socket in the garage which is fed from the house and down-amp it using a 5a fcu. Then run a 1.5mm cable from...
  19. LHensh

    Internet in Garage - Powerline Issues

    I have bought a TP Link Home Plug kit to try and get internet in my garage. The kit works fine in the house but unfortunately I get no connection in the garage. The garage is on its own circuit, however from what I have read online this shouldn't cause any issues. Could it be the fuse box in...
  20. O

    Power to a Garage, with RCD at Garage and in the House?

    Hello, I'm no Electrician, but I think I have a understanding of the basics. Few years ago We had our Garage supplied with power by and "electrician". This was done by my Wife's family friend, and he never finished it in my eyes. I've attached a diagram of what's going on...
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