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just been to see a cu change in a tiny bungalow.
only 4 circuits in existing cu. question is what board can i get away with fitting as they obviously dont want a dual rcd board. all advice welcome ;)
 
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not clever

I'd go for a 6 way contactum CP range with a 60947 - 3 mainswitch & use rcbo's on circuits.
 
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Spudnik

Its either that or a dual RCD CU.

Contactum is pretty good and fairly reasonably priced.
 
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Its either that or a dual RCD CU.

Contactum is pretty good and fairly reasonably priced.
hi jason, ive got 3 brand new wylex 10 way dual rcd boards that i aquired at a very reasonable price but i didnt really want to waste one on a job like this, looks like i am gonna have to though :mad:
 
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Spudnik

You gotta use 'em somewhere!!:D

However, i do see what you are saying.

I'd be thinking the same as you.
 
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You gotta use 'em somewhere!!:D

However, i do see what you are saying.

I'd be thinking the same as you.
seems a false economy wasting a nice board like this on such a small place :mad: still if they decide to extend to the side, put a second story on, add a garage and garden shed along with a new shower and security lighting, the stannah stairlift and hoist at least they will have enough room on the board ;)
 
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Spudnik

seems a false economy wasting a nice board like this on such a small place :mad: still if they decide to extend to the side, put a second story on, add a garage and garden shed along with a new shower and security lighting, the stannah stairlift and hoist at least they will have enough room on the board ;)
You are all heart:D
 
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not clever

How much were the Wylex 10 way dual boards?

Cost of the 6way contactum cu + 4x rcbo's & 2x blanks £67.00 (thats with my discount from wholesaler)
Cost of a Wylex dual rcd 10 way cu + 4x mcb's & 6x blanks £50ish (again with discount)

Use your Wylex & you'll be loosing money as this job wont cover the potential income if the Wylex was used on a 2 storey property with more circuits.

Is your glass half full or half empty?
 
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How much were the Wylex 10 way dual boards?

Cost of the 6way contactum cu + 4x rcbo's & 2x blanks £67.00 (thats with my discount from wholesaler)
Cost of a Wylex dual rcd 10 way cu + 4x mcb's & 6x blanks £50ish (again with discount)

Use your Wylex & you'll be loosing money as this job wont cover the potential income if the Wylex was used on a 2 storey property with more circuits.

Is your glass half full or half empty?
you must get a good discount then as i couldnt just about buy the rcbos for 67 quid, who is your wholesaler and what do you pay per rcbo?? :confused:
same with the wylex, 60 quid + vat at my wholesale + mcbs on top :mad:
looks like i could be changing wholesalers ;)
 
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hi

niglon rcbo's at local wholesaler £14.50 a piece, not bad compared to the merlin gerin at £59.00 :confused:
hi gary, whos niglon :confused: and is that plus vat :confused:
i tend to stick with brands that are tried and tested but have you used these and what are they like :confused:
 
Hi flukey

well i was abit weary at the beggining but i tell u what they are preety good, ive had quite a few problems with mk breakers lately! But to be honest i havnt installed loads but what i have done are ok. O ye its plus vat too, not bad if ur on a budget.

Cheers
 
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Hi flukey

well i was abit weary at the beggining but i tell u what they are preety good, ive had quite a few problems with mk breakers lately! But to be honest i havnt installed loads but what i have done are ok. O ye its plus vat too, not bad if ur on a budget.

Cheers
still cant see how notclever can buy a cu and rcbos for 67 quid as these rcbos add up to 58 quid on there own and ive never even heard of them :confused::eek:
 
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