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  1. Dan Carroll

    Supply to outbuilding

    Hi team. A couple of questions for you. Just to explain as well. I've just completed the level 2 & 3 diploma, and I'm now trying to work out in the big wide world. All of this is in regards to a studio outbuilding. The outbuilding is located about 25 meters away from the house. It is fed...
  2. M

    Shower Wiring in Granny Annexe

    Hi All, I am Faraz, I'm a Mechanical Project Engineer by trade. This is my first post on these forums. I am looking for some insight into a problem I'm having. I currently have a 6mm Cable running from the main RCD to a 9.8kW shower in a Granny Annexe. the wire currently runs about 25m long...
  3. M

    Earthing an Outbuilding

    This is my first posting here - I am not an electrician so please bear with me. I am trying to establish the best method to provide earthing of a 60A supply to a new build garage / workshop to be taken from a domestic residence. The incoming supply to the house is TN-C-S with a supplementary...
  4. 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...
  5. G

    Advise on whether outbuilding should be TT’d

    Hi all first post so please go easy on me. Just to give a bit of background on myself I have been qualified for 12 years and have recently completed my 18th edition and 2391. I’ve recently been carrying out an EICR on a MOD industrial waste water treatment site. The question I have is about a...
  6. G

    SWA to Garden Outbuilding

    Gents I need to run 10mm SWA to building at the end of the garden, the electrician suggests clipping it direct to the fence concrete post which are solid enough and says is permissable as digging a trench is not an option. I am concerned about the UV issue, the support element as the posts are...
  7. Tom Wallington

    Electric shower in outbuilding 55m from consumer unit

    Hi we've built a cabin in our garden and we're using it as a second home, because every now and then the house will flood and we have to move out! It's an old listed mill building and there is nothing we can do to fix or stop the problem other than to rebuild the house. So we want all the mod...
  8. M

    Type of cable to outbuilding but on bricks.

    Hi. I am going to to new circuit at customer's dwelling and best way is to to do it outside of the house but laying cable on mortar/bricks. Can I use twin&earth cable and use trunking or only armoured cable. Thanks Mac
  9. R

    PME METAL OUTBUILDING

    Scenario encountered: New submain looks to have been taken from a PME supply in 4c 10mm SWA with no copper earth to a external metal feeder pillar. The SWA has been glanded into new metal clad DB within the feeder pillar effectively incorporating it into the PME supply. A Earth has also been...
  10. P

    Consumer unit in each outbuilding

    I recently quoted work for a guy which included a new consumer unit (TNS), and then noted that his summerhouse (about 40' from the house) and garage (a further 20' from the summerhouse) didn't have consumer units in them (Both had sockets and lights in them), so I made him aware that they both...
  11. R

    Outbuilding supply TNC-S to TT - Oil heating system

    Hi, I have looked at a job where the house is TN-C-S and it is heated via oil from a tank in the outbuilding. I can see the pipe feeding the house from the outbuilding oil take is metal and runs underground. The customer wants an electrical supply in the outbuilding where the tank is, he...
  12. captaincaveman

    Outbuilding with multiple supply

    Hi lovely people. Just thinking aloud here wondering if anyone has any points I should consider. Been to do a quote on an outbuilding which has had an electrical supply for some time for lights & a couple of sockets. The building is basically a lounge with toilet & utility room. The owner wants...
  13. D

    Domestic Power to outbuilding- Consequences of extraneous-conductive-parts on choice of SWA size

    I realise this is a much-discussed topic, I have certainly read a lot on the forums already! However I wish to ask about the subtitles of earthling the outbuilding and the cost/practicality consequences. The outbuilding (a DIY’s workshop) will have one socket ring and two lighting radials. I...
  14. S

    PEB to external tap on outbuilding

    Hi guys, Went to look at a job today where they are wanting power installing into an outbuilding. The outbuildings consist of an outside toilet and a store room. I noticed they also had a outside tap. The water is bonded in 10mm inside the house and the water supply to the outbuilding is...
  15. D

    Domestic Underground Cable to Outbuilding

    Hello! The last few years, we have provided electrical service to our crib via an extension cord running from our detached garage (fed with 12-2 w/ ground 71 ft from the main breaker in the house) to the crib. We run a couple of 60 watt lights and a heater for our chicken waterer. I want to...
  16. Sparky_marky2

    SWA armour supply to outbuilding, what CSA cable? and Reference Method?

    Hi guys, I am running a supply to an outbuilding that requires a 22m run from the Main CU (in the garage) to the CU in the outbuilding, at the Main CU it will be a 40A MCB supplying an 63ma RCD protected sub board which will then supply: 6A type B MCB for 12 downlights and an extractor fan 32A...
  17. M

    Supply to outbuilding (Shed)

    Good evening I am an electrician from abroad, I have my 17th edition pased in UK and I am working as an electrician in industry since 2012. I would like to power my shed with a 2.5mm Armoured cable. Can enyone tell me if I can do it as described in digram below. Do I need the socket outlet...
  18. M

    Running a spur to an outbuilding.

    Hi all, I have a bit of a dilemma. A friend wants power in an outbuilding adjacent to his house. I was going to run a fused spur from his kitchen using SWA. He is only looking to run a fridge and a single light. Ideally the CU would be quite close to an external wall but unfortunately it is...
  19. J

    electric shower in outbuilding

    Been asked to make previsions for elec shower in a future outbuild in garden of house I am starting to rewire tomorrow. The house itself will be heated by central heating- all lights led etc just 1x induction hob then a fan oven +MW. so no excessive load in the house. Head is 100a SP in...
  20. M

    Shared circuit for Solar PV & Outbuilding.

    My sister has just had a shed erected in the garden and I'm going to install the mini consumer unit and run two circuits. One power for sockets and one for lighting. I'll do all the dead testing of the circuits and then i'll be getting my college lecturer mate, who is a member of a competent...
  21. N

    Outbuilding on non RCD side of C/U?

    If running power to an outbuilding (usually a garage at the bottom of someones garden), I normally run it from the non RCD side of the C/U in the house and then put a 2 way RCD protected C/U in the garage. I was however, told that I can no longer do this as it must be connected to an RCD in the...
  22. P

    connection of an 11kw 240v kiln into my household supply

    Hi, could I have some general advise regarding the installation of an 11kw electric kiln at my property? I would like to get an idea of what works would be required (and therefore the cost) I have this kiln housed (unconnected) in a brick outbuilding, which has an electrical supply to it from...
  23. D

    Advice please

    Afternoon all. Just looking for abit of advice really as don't really deal with domestic installations. A friend of mine has asked for abit of information on a supply to an outbuilding that will have a few sockets in, lights, electric cooker and electric shower, and also space for a hot tub...
  24. K

    Supplying outbuilding, bonding and earthing

    Hi Guys, Just join this great forum so lets get straight to the point... Soon we will be working on property (TNS) with 1 outbuilding on the back of the garden which have kitchen, bathroom and 1 extra room. Also there is gas central heating with combi boiler. At the moment they feed this...
  25. GMES

    Exporting Pme

    GMES submitted a new resource: Exporting Pme - About exporting pme Read more about this resource...
  26. D

    Too many Sub mains?

    Hi guys Hope you can offer some experience on to me, as im quite new and with that tend to stick with basic domestic stuff. Basically a builder/friend of mine called and asked if I could take a look at an outbuilding they were building as there was an existing 2core 16mm SWA cable running...
  27. yellowvanman

    EICR remedial

    Just done an EICR on an outbuilding that is habitable (kitchen/wetroom etc). Supply is taken from henly block in the meter cupboard, via 2 core SWA to building. At building SWA is glanded into a metal box but the box (earth) is not connected to the plastic consumer unit which sits right next...
  28. P

    Bonding Gas Supply in an Outbuilding

    Hi Guys Doing an EICR of a property. The client has an outbuilding with gas and water supplies. It has it's own CU fed from the main CU in the house. The water is bonded but the gas is not. The water supply is underground from the house in plastic and then changes to copper which is bonded...
  29. A

    Farm outbuilding supply

    Hi Il try and keep this a simple as possible.. Been to look at a job today which started off as 'install a supply from the house to a static caravan in the garden' simple enough, when i arrived the house was a farmhouse which had recently been rewired in places and a new 17th split load board...
  30. S

    Extraneous conductive parts in outbuildings

    Hi, i am after a bit of advice. I went to a property which had 3 outbuilding, all were separate from the main building, one garage, one shed, & a workshop. Circuits all supplied from main building. Earthing system is TT. In all of the 3 outbuilding there is a separate water supply with...
  31. C

    Domestic Workshop power supply

    Hello I have been away from electrical installation for sometime but am making a return. I have been asked to install a supply to an outbuilding consisting of lights and sockets. Load will be minimal, hand tools, log splitter etc. Can I utilise a spare MCB form the board or would it be better to...
  32. uksparks

    Domestic Power to outbuilding, possible structural steel...

    Hi, I have just been to a job today to provide power to an outbuilding, 75 meters down the garden. The supply is PME, I plan on splitting the tails into a henley block and then into a switched fuse, then 16mm SWA from there all the way down the garden, at 600mm under the lawn. The building is...
  33. D

    Circuit design query?

    Hi guys, Ive just come from a house to loo at a outbuilding they have. Its curently fed from the house C/U. The C/U main switch is a 80 amp rcd switch. The Outbuilding is fed by a 6mm armoured with arun of about 15 m off a 15amp mcb. it goes into to outbuilding to a 13 amp spur. From the SINGLE...
  34. D

    House supplied via out building

    I'm working on a property with a tncs supply which has the dno cut out in an outbuilding about 20 metres away from the house. They have had a boiler installed in said outbuilding which is connected from the main house via some swa for electrical controls and insulated pvc pipe for the...
  35. S

    Domestic Advice on tails, earthing and 60amp switched isolator

    Hi All, first time on the forum and looking forward to learning loads of good stuff from the experienced sparkies. I recently gained 2382 & 2392 qualifications and am now trying to get experience in the real world. I have rewired my outbuilding fitting a metal clad garage consumer unit 63a...
  36. Jackflash

    volt drop

    Hi, I need to take a Supply from a house CU to an outbuilding which has a 20A radial socket circuit and 6A lighting. The cable run to the outbuilding is 20M then the lighting circuit inside the outbuilding is approx 10M in length and the socket cicuit 15M in length. I'm trying to calculate a...
  37. D Skelton

    Spur to outbuilding TN-S

    I'm having a blonde moment here??? Supply is TN-S, technically, could you spur off an existing RFC in the house to provide power to an outbuilding as long as you don't export the earth??? Connecting the earth rod from the RCD SFCU in the outbuilding? If you can, this is not in a million years...
  38. A

    Can you export an earth to an outbuilding?

    Can you export an earth to an outbuilding or do you have to put in a separate electrode to make it a TT? What if the main supply is TNC-S?
  39. P

    what rcd amp size?

    hi, what RCD amp size to power an outbuilding that has 4 x 2 gang switches, 2 x 1800mm twin florensent lighting, 3 x outdoor flood lights, 1 x multi-gang single pole switch also im guessing it would be best to have another distrubution board out in the outbuilding? thanks you for any help...
  40. G

    Supply to outbuilding

    I have been given the oppurtunity to price a job which is an outbuilding. The building in question will have 8 sockets, a free standing cooker and some lighting. There are two nearby boards, one single phase and one three phase, I was wondering what cable size I would require (im thinking 16mm)...
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