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Sparks321

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Hi, have a metre box 4m away from consumer unit, there is going to be an extension on the side adding an extra 4m so the metre box is getting moved to end of house again. Total length will b 10-12m, at the min the 25mm tails are going from mains to fuse switch with an 25mm 3core swa supplying the consumer unit. I’ve said he’ll have to basically run a new 25mm swa from the fuse switch by the mains to the consumer unit. Correct?
 

Spoon

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As above. Agree.
 

Spoon

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How come I get a 'Dislike' @Charlie_ ?
I cry when people don't like my posts... :sob::sob::sob:

Ta mate...
 

Spoon

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Ohh so sorry
Thanks for bringing that to my attention..
I am currently using my phone, winding down drinking a beer and my thumbs are slightly misfiring
Let you off mate. I can stop crying now.
 

Pete999

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Ohh so sorry
Thanks for bringing that to my attention..
I am currently using my phone, winding down drinking a beer and my thumbs are slightly misfiring
Ratted again then Charlie, careful don't drink and post at the same time.
 

Charlie_

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Ratted again then Charlie, careful don't drink and post at the same time.
Haha no far from it
Just a few wind down drinks before the real work begins this weekend...
household chores, missus has got a big list of jobs :coldsweat:
 

Pete999

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Haha no far from it
Just a few wind down drinks before the real work begins this weekend...
household chores, missus has got a big list of jobs :coldsweat:
 

Charlie_

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I manage and play our local football team but there is no game this week.,
She was bloody made up when someone else told her
 

Dave OCD

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Hi, have a metre box 4m away from consumer unit, there is going to be an extension on the side adding an extra 4m so the metre box is getting moved to end of house again. Total length will b 10-12m, at the min the 25mm tails are going from mains to fuse switch with an 25mm 3core swa supplying the consumer unit. I’ve said he’ll have to basically run a new 25mm swa from the fuse switch by the mains to the consumer unit. Correct?
Does it really need a 25mm SWA from the switch-fuse ? Unless there are a couple of electric showers,all electric heating and cooking I'd be considering 16mm and a 63a cartridge in the switch-fuse, 25mm is a pain to work with in a domestic setting.
 

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