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SKY

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For a CU change do I tick - New Installation - An Addition or An Alteration

I guess An Alteration?
 

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i would reserve new installation for a complkete install/rewire. CU as alteration.
 
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SKY

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So I guess adding a new circuit would be " An Addition"
 
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I normally put CU changes as new, due to the fact that I am fitting a "new" item. I not altering the wiring in any way.

Thats my take on it anyway, but I guess its your call and how you define it.

Sav

Awaiting to be corrected !!
 

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Haha, love how everyone has a different take on categories. Maybe the IET could add a "New CU" box and make everybody's life simpler :)
Must admit, I normally have a new circuit to add whenever I carry out a CU change so I get the "addition" box to tick....but then again, it's an "alteration"........... :willy_nilly:
 

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Alteration and annotated 'new CU fitted etc etc etc'.
 

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I normally put CU changes as new, due to the fact that I am fitting a "new" item. I not altering the wiring in any way.

Thats my take on it anyway, but I guess its your call and how you define it.

Sav

Awaiting to be corrected !!
so if you have to extend the existing cable/s...is that not altering the wiring then?!!....
 

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New installation covers a completely "new installation" ;)
Change a rewireable cu and to an 60898mcb / RCD type and you are affecting all circuits including ELI aswell as VD calcs altering the whole installation hence new regardless of pre existing wiring as its capability changes as a consequence .
 
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so if you have to extend the existing cable/s...is that not altering the wiring then?!!....
and if the cables dont need to be extended ?
It does happen you know.
like I said, its up to the installer to decide in their professional opinion.
I dont think there is a wrong answer here
 

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and if the cables dont need to be extended ?
It does happen you know.
like I said, its up to the installer to decide in their professional opinion.
I dont think there is a wrong answer here
hmm....go on then....
 

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Change a rewireable cu and to an 60898mcb / RCD type and you are affecting all circuits including ELI aswell as VD calcs altering the whole installation hence new regardless of pre existing wiring as its capability changes as a consequence .
Regardless of what you change, or what is affected, a new installation is just that... a completely new installation. That is what the form means at any rate, regardless of interpretation.

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Can't see an issue. Self explanatary. You can always tick more than one.
As we often have to when online notifying :)
 
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I don't see how anyone could consider the replacement of an item of equipment in an existing installation, as being a new installation?
 
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