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Mr.Smith

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Currently overseas and inside a small pumphouse heat trace is required.
Wondering if I need double pole RCD protection for it?

Thanks in advance.
 

Pete999

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Thinking rcd protection is required,it’s a bit of a headache to install,the heat trace .
What do you mean?n cliffed?
 

Mr.Smith

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Clarity , the heat trace cable does not leave the small building but wondering of RCD protection is still required.
Thanks lads.
 

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why would RCD protection be required, unless it's in a bathroom or similar special location?
 

KEV 1 N

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All the trace heating supply circuits I’ve came across in existing buildings have not had RCD protection.
 

Murdoch

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What do the regs say over there?
 

telectrix

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BS7671 says that manufacturer's instructions be taken into account, not blindly followed.
 
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