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Good morning,
I'm looking for answers to these two questions about Ireland ET101 standards, since I can't seem to find specific indication:

- Should the metal frame of a plasterboard wall /drywall positioned inside a room of a building be earthed as a main equipotential bonding?

- Wirings positioned inside a wall at a depth of less than 5cm must have metal plate as mechanical protection, what thickness should this metallic plate have?

Thank you
 

Pete999

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Good morning,
I'm looking for answers to these two questions about Ireland ET101 standards, since I can't seem to find specific indication:

- Should the metal frame of a plasterboard wall /drywall positioned inside a room of a building be earthed as a main equipotential bonding?

- Wirings positioned inside a wall at a depth of less than 5cm must have metal plate as mechanical protection, what thickness should this metallic plate have?

Thank you
No and cables installed less than 5cm need RCD protection if they are not protected by an earthed metal containment, such as sheathing or conduit.
 

Ian1981

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No and cables installed less than 5cm need RCD protection if they are not protected by an earthed metal containment, such as sheathing or conduit.
They are permitted to have mechanical protection also without the use of an rcd or earthed metallic containment or an earthed metallic screen of a cable which can be used as a protective conductor.
Well that’s bs7671 anyway, the op is asking about Irish wiring regulations
 

Risteard

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Good morning,
I'm looking for answers to these two questions about Ireland ET101 standards, since I can't seem to find specific indication:

- Should the metal frame of a plasterboard wall /drywall positioned inside a room of a building be earthed as a main equipotential bonding?

- Wirings positioned inside a wall at a depth of less than 5cm must have metal plate as mechanical protection, what thickness should this metallic plate have?

Thank you
The metal frame shouldn't require bonding as it won't be an extraneous-conductive-part. This is more for engineering services entering the building (e.g. water, gas, oil); structural steel; sinks/draining boards; often suspended ceiling grids etc. Although some of this has been relaxed with I.S. 10101:2020 - however there is a transition period in place between ET101:2008 and I.S. 10101:2020 (which has been extended by four months due to the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions).

Wiring buried less than 50mm does not require metal plate. It must be run in safe zones or in earthed metallic conduit etc.

What is the nature of the application? I see you are listed as being in Italy so just trying to understand why you are interested in ET101? Is this a prefabricated building being shipped to Ireland or something of that nature?
 
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The metal frame shouldn't require bonding as it won't be an extraneous-conductive-part. This is more for engineering services entering the building (e.g. water, gas, oil); structural steel; sinks/draining boards; often suspended ceiling grids etc. Although some of this has been relaxed with I.S. 10101:2020 - however there is a transition period in place between ET101:2008 and I.S. 10101:2020 (which has been extended by four months due to the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions).

Wiring buried less than 50mm does not require metal plate. It must be run in safe zones or in earthed metallic conduit etc.

What is the nature of the application? I see you are listed as being in Italy so just trying to understand why you are interested in ET101? Is this a prefabricated building being shipped to Ireland or something of that nature?
Thank you very much for the details and i'm sorry about my late reply.
As for your question yes, the application in question is about a prefabricated building intended for Ireland
 

Risteard

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anyone know if there are any Republic of Ireland specific electrical publications I.e nof BS7671, Thanks ?
I.S. 10101:2020 - the 5th Edition (and the predecessor, ET101:2008 incorporating Amendment 3 (2018) - the 4th Edition).

There is currently a 28-month transition period in place between these Editions.

Details on my website at walshelectrical.ie in the opening section including the dates for each part of the transition.
 
Thank you
I.S. 10101:2020 - the 5th Edition (and the predecessor, ET101:2008 incorporating Amendment 3 (2018) - the 4th Edition).

There is currently a 28-month transition period in place between these Editions.

Details on my website at walshelectrical.ie in the opening section including the dates for each part of the transition.
Thank you Sir what about the many Electrical Installation books in the UK like Chris Kitcher books etc but for Ireland only ?
 

Risteard

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There is the RECI Guide to Verification and Certification. Other than that there aren't really many guide books though.
 
There is the RECI Guide to Verification and Certification. Other than that there aren't really many guide books though.
Thank you again Sir.
 
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