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will_82

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Hi,

At work my boss asked me to run power to two new workshops from the main dist board. he said that we had to run 25mm armoured as "that is the smallest you can take to a consumer unit" is that in the regs??

So if someone in a house wanted power to a garage/workshop, surely you dont have to run 25mmSq to that consumer unit? or do you? doesnt sound right to me

Cheers Will
 
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mike

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it dont matter what size cable you use as long as it will take the load
 
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rumrunner

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Why querry what the boss says? ,just do what he says ,depending how he prices the work and allowing for the future maybee he knows something you dont ,
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will_82

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yeah your right, just like to understand why things are done.
 
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rumrunner

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Yeah ,Thats fine im glad you agree,theres nothing wrong with asking questions and sometimes the answer is not quite the one you expect. thats how we learn.
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wayne

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ive just remembered where the information is !!!
the osg states minimum size of meter tails is 25mm2(page14)
but a submain can be calculated like any other cable however your boss might want to add on a bit as rum runner says HE'S THE BOSS
 
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rumrunner

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as explained before to someone else it is shorthand for,
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