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does anyone know about anything in the 18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced?
i had a customer ask me about it this morning.
I always install my consumer units between 450 and 1200, sometimes at 1400..
Am I right in thinking that CUs come under part M?
Extensions and rewires not covered by part M?
Anybody still installing them up at ceiling height?
I'm looking for a customisable consumer unit for a log cabin install. It seems most of these sorts of boards only come in larger sizes and I'm really only after a 4 way board.
I found Schneider and Hager do the fully customisable fronts but to be honest, just a black or brown board would be...
Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way to terminate an SWA into the new style flush CUs such as Hager's, BG's etc.? I ask as all seem to either employ oval or square knockouts, which is great for the surface boards when using truncking etc. but no great if you are trying to comply with...
Recently done the 2019 Compex , the Velcro equipment board is an online assessment now with drop down menus and I failed the Ex01 part of this, is there anyone who can clarify the following for my knowledge please
Exd equipment can be used in zone 1 and 2 also
If I have a cable 3m long...
Looking at a potential job. Agricultural buildings being divided into 10 mixed use units of around 1000 sq ft each.
Present supply is a 100A TPN incomer.
Future use of units is unknown at this stage, but planning is for B1 B2 so uses could be anything from a warehouse with a bit of lighting...
So I am going to be looking at upgrading to a new a consumer unit in the next few months and I would like to know whether there is such a thing as premium units and budget units because the prices I've looked certainly indicate this to be the case. If so are there actually any...
Have come across a site today where the client has had a voltage optimisation unit fitted on his incoming mains supply.
The supply transformer is rated at 2MVA, and the voltage optimiser at 2250A (which appears to be undersized to me!)
Just wondering if anyone has come across these...
Fairly simple question about peoples preferences
Personally I'm thinking that sealed units are now not really an option as there is too much waste when they go wrong and often it means time I'm not paid for
Whereas customers can change GU10's themselves .......
Called by a customer yesterday as the cover on the consumer unit has come off and they were panicking. Agreed to call in this morning.
Its a new build house, the consumer unit is located immediately adjacent to the side door. When it opens the door handle/ lock bangs into the cover.
hi guys, Is it still ok to add a new circuit to an all insulated consumer unit in a domestic dwelling. I only ask as my previous employer always changed consumer units for metal when adding a circuit. I know this is probably a stupid question.
Thanks for replies
First off I'd like to make clear that this installation is in Spain so UK regs don't necessarily apply but I'm just looking for some feedback and peace of mind that what I want to do isn't too stupid! (p.s. no ring main, all radial circuits and yes, we are earthed!)
I've lived in a ground...
This has happened twice, during a board change all circuits connected, first switch on, I have a idiosyncratic procedure for this, all off then mainswitch on,first RCD on,push test button then back on test RCD, breakers on repeat for second RCD, twice now I have had nothing on rcd button or...
Im in the process of quoting for a kitchen refit which ikea fitters will be fitting whilst i complete electrical works. Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer are all freestanding but below worktop so my plan was to provide a switched fused spur with single socket for each. Now, ikea...
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