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  1. T

    Used Rcbo's Yay or nay??

    Been asked to carry out some bathroom work including new spots, underfloor heating etc. The existing DB is an old Square D board with no rcd protection at all. Customer wont pay for a new DB, and ive priced a drop in rcbo....... £177 each. Passed this info on to the home owner, and hes...
  2. A

    Domestic Price of Hager RCBO's

    Does anyone know what a good competitive price I should be paying for the above?
  3. rolyberkin

    How to save money on costly rcbo's

    Well this is a new one on me, new build, very expensive large house, 1 x rfc and radial crammed into in one 20amp rcbo x 2 and multiple circuits in the three 6 amp rcbo's?
  4. S

    For Sale - Merlin/SquareD MCB's/RCBO's, MR30 Pod & Aico Detectors

    Hi all, Is anyone interested in the following list before it goes on Ebay? All brand new, left over from previous jobs: 1 x MR30 Pod 1 x Aico Ei261 Carbon Monoxide 3 x Aico Ei100MRF Radio Module 1 x Aico Ei3016 Smoke 9 x Square D iKQ SE10C325 TP MCB's 25amp Type C 2 x Merlin A9D11816 RCBO 16a...
  5. D

    Selling old MCB'S and RCBO's

    Hello everyone, I have a garage full of electrical gear as i'm sure many of you do, various bits left over from jobs. Part on my lifelong mission is to keep getting bits out and not just getting gear in, as it's all money! So i literally have thousands of old MCB's, RCD's, RCBO's fuses...
  6. Alrebcon180

    Dangerous upgrade to crabtree rcbo's

    Has anyone installed the new compact rcbo from crabtree and noticed a flaw that they have introduced that doesn't exist on the older larger model starbreaker rcbo.. The basics of it are that the new compact rcbo when plugged into the busbar in a circumstance that many will come across where you...
  7. S

    RCDs then RCBOs tripping.

    Wondering if anyone can shed any light on an electrical problem I am having. It started about 8 weeks ago with brief power interruptions causing some of my appliances & electronic devices to trip. This stopped but the 2 RCDs in my fusebox then started tripping simultaneously. I had an...
  8. J

    RCBO's tips and suggestions

    Has anyone got any tips and suggestions for terminating RCBO's neatly in consumer units? I'm more than happy with how I present my dual RCD and MCB CU's but I find that the flying neutral and earth from RCBO'S don't hold their Shape like a solid core cable would and often sag and look unsightly...
  9. Torcikas

    Cables, Rcbo's, old breakers

    Hey moving out in few month, selling all my stuff. So i have twin and earth 1.5/2.5 like 200-300 meters each, 3 core few hundred. Rcbos B6/16/20/32/40 amps. And like 100 or more old circuit breakers and rcb. Aswell some mains I think, earthing 10/16 mm/ bars sockets switches and etc. I can sell...
  10. P

    Rcbo's on a TT system

    Fitting rcbo's to a TT system using a Schneider distribution board I read the instructions to the rcbo's and it clearly states that they are not suitable for a TT system. I have not seen this on instructions to crabtree rcbo's and can only assume the issue is that when tripped the neutral is...
  11. B

    How do you test RCBO's Same as RCD's

    May be a silly question but are rcbo's tested the same way as RCD's?
  12. Gavin John Hyde

    Purpose of earth fly leads on RCBO's

    Been sent an email today telling me Hager have a new smaller rcbo range out and have done away with the earth fly lead which is good when doing a IR test. The new rcbos are a good fit for adding into existing CU's as they give you plenty of space on top for cables, Which makes me wonder why is...
  13. Gavin John Hyde

    Functional earth fly leads and rcbos

    Whats peoples approach when dealing with the earth fly leads on RCBOs? Got a board to fit next week and the bits arrived today. So been busy getting rid of packaging and putting bits together ready and checking its all arrived. Hager say you can trim the fly lead and nuetrals down if needed as...
  14. Gavin John Hyde

    sizing of RCBO's for different make boards

    I am looking at some rcbo's for a job im planning. Does anybody have or know of a link to a list of the sizes for different makes of RCBOS and what boards they fit. ie make A RCBO will fit CU makes x,y,z etc.. As it is a pain in the a**e with them always being different sizes... I am...
  15. S

    For sale: Main isolators, RCD's, RCBO's, MCB's ...

    Hi all, A am selling some Main isolators, RCD's, RCBO's, MCB's and some other stuff as seen on the picture. Most of the items brand new, some have served as display but never used. PM me if interested, so I can send a list with all items. The ideal situation will be if someone wants to buy...
  16. FoxySparky

    Mechanical protection

    Hi guys, So been asked to supply a feed for the parents WOODEN shed. As my dad is retiring, and wants to spend more time doing hobbies in his back garden. He wants power to it for lighting, tools, and the like. However being retired, not alot of money. He asked for the most cost efficent way...
  17. R

    Rcbo's tripping-some advice needed please

    Hi all, In Feb I was asked to fit a new bathroom light and extractor fan in a bathroom. There was already a supply for bathroom light so all I had to do was take a feed for fan isolator. I fitted the light and fan did the nessercary tests and filled in certificate everyone happy. The...
  18. H

    2 Rcd's?

    I'm thinking of having a new fuseboard fitted. The existing one has 8 fuse in it and is boxed in. The 2 electricians who have come to quotesay i need a board with A main switch 2 Rcds and 8 circuit breakers. the board will not fit in the boxing. My friend has a board with 1Rcd and eight circuit...
  19. T

    Individual RCBO

    Hi I need to check what the electrical requirements (17th addition and Part P) are for RCBO's on a new kitchen extension. Using the existing house Consumer Unit with one 100Amp 30ma RCBO. Do all the different new kitchen circuits i.e Ring Main, Cookers (x2), Indiuction Hob, Lighting...
  20. T

    Crabtree Starbreaker M6 MCB BS3871 RCBO replacement?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any idea if these mcb's can be replaced with RCBO's in the Crabtree board?? Any help would be much appreciated, Many thanks.
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