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Hi there
I’m working on a loft conversion, just adding two small bedrooms in existing space.
Would it be ok adding a radial circuit off a 16 amp MCB ?
And how many sockets could I have?
Thanks
 
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Yep back to a new board. Ive been working with an electrician but getting contradicting advice from another electrician. Would like to know if it’s ok?
 

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I know all that. But can someone answer my original question please?
Hi and welcome to the forum mate.
I'm presuming that seeing you are a trainee, you will be working under the supervision of an electrician. How come you are not asking him/her the questions?
 

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Hi there
I’m working on a loft conversion, just adding two small bedrooms in existing space.
Would it be ok adding a radial circuit off a 16 amp MCB ?
And how many sockets could I have?
Thanks
Use a 20Amp OCPD and read Appendix 15 of BS 7671
 

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it would be better for the trainee to wait till the said spark to comes back from his holidays before he does any damage to the house or him self .
 

Pete999

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it would be better for the trainee to wait till the said spark to comes back from his holidays before he does any damage to the house or him self .
Could be the OP is Keen and wants to help out, don't knock someone for trying, at the least he knows where to find the right info from, a valid point though Buzz.
 

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In the modern world we don’t need books, all the answers are on line.
The OP seemed to think that someone had looked this up to give him the answer - I was meaning that an electrician would not need to look up a simple query such as this (regardless of web or printed material). I should be clearer in my wording!
 

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The OP seemed to think that someone had looked this up to give him the answer - I was meaning that an electrician would not need to look up a simple query such as this (regardless of web or printed material). I should be clearer in my wording!
Yes I know what you meant, I was just commenting on how all the latest generation seem to think all the answers are on line..
they don’t have a long term memory, just look for answers when they are neeeded rather than learning them to start with
 

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I'm with you. Yes, I agree. Although to be fair, my long term memory isn't what it was either. Or is it? I'm not sure now.
 

Charlie_

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I’m great with all the technical stuff but trying to remember somebody’s name, well now that is impossible, even those I’ve known for years
 
How many people turn their phones off when on holiday?........ring your boss and ask him.........DODGEY
 

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OP where are you? we are trying to help you out, so don't be Priggish, answer some of the questions posed to you, or at least respond, there is no shame in not knowing stuff takes a while to be competent, don't be shy, we all asked questions that may have caused mickey taking, sometime in our lives, they may seem to you, questionable responses, part of the learning curve as they say.
 
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The only reason I can think why he said no, is because a 16A socket radial is not described in BS7671 as a Standard circuit.
The OP devices of 20A and 30/32A for their respected radial circuits published in BS7671 allow maximising the load to the cable capacity of the cable.
 

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The OP devices of 20A and 30/32A for their respected radial circuits published in BS7671 allow maximising the load to the cable capacity of the cable.
Agree, but it seemed odd to just state categorically no.
 
Agree, but it seemed odd to just state categorically no.
Yes because i expected the op to know the minimum cable size and circuit protective device required for a radial.
If he mentions a ring final circuit he should well be aware of regulatiin on cable /protective device selection.
 
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