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I have just recently bought a house which i am currently doing up. the consumer unit is a split load type with 1 rcd feeding the upstairs and downstairs sockets. I noticed that they have used the old cooker 6mm cable to feed the shed outside (t+e!) which I know needs changing to armoured and I think there should be rcd protection for it too as it is outdoors but what size rcd do i need? All there is is 2/3 sockets and two fluro fittings. Do i need a 100A 30mA rcd or would something smaller like a 63A 30mA do the trick? There is currently a chest freezer and fridge in there and the sockets will probably only be used for a lawnmower and strimmer. Also is armoured cable required or is 3 core sy substantial enough?
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Get a qualified, registered, competent sparky in.
 
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We have done our best to sort out your previous thread but is this going to turn into a thread a day to help you wire your house? .... Additional works or alterations in Bathrooms, kitchens and outdoors is all notifyable and at minimum requires a qualified registered electrician if you dont notify, the questions you ask are all easily looked up in the 17th regs or OSG book, if you dont have these and a full set of test gear then you shouldn't be undertaking the work without either a qualified over-viewer or the notified inspection after.

I realise you may be trying to save a few pennies but what is the cost of peace of mind that your family or tenants wont be killed by incorrectly existing or installed wiring.
 
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Jimmy Boy

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Got to agree your out of your depth put your hand in your pocket
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Its ok boys relax. Theres probably questions on all the other forums asking about gas waork, plastering roofing etc.

The house that Jack refurbed!:o_O:
 
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Do i need a 100A 30mA rcd or would something smaller like a 63A 30mA do the trick?
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If you don't know the difference between these 2 then you shouldn't be touching anything.
Neither offer overcurrent protection.
 
trev

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From your other thread where you freely state you have no proper test equipment I have to agree with the rest of the guys here get a properly qualified and equipped electrician in to do the job for you. I can pretty much guarantee that it will cost less than a funeral and be less traumatic
 
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From your other thread where you freely state you have no proper test equipment I have to agree with the rest of the guys here get a properly qualified and equipped electrician in to do the job for you. I can pretty much guarantee that it will cost less than a funeral and be less traumatic
Ah FUNERAL that's the second F word
 
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