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Good morning all. So question; if you’re making additions to an existing circuit, but the new cable is not min 50mm deep in wall or mechanically protected and the current circuit is not RCD protected do you tell customer that RCD protection is required as per the regs? My thought is yes and explain why it’s needed to customer; if they don’t want it then I’d walk away but just want to hear others views. TIA
 
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So adding 3 new double sockets in to existing ring but one of the sockets in the wall cannot go 50mm deep. Oval conduit isn’t really mechanical protection.
 

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If adding cable in a way that it requires rcd protection, then yes you should add rcd protection.
 
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Yep, there the option for that possibly. My post was really to answer a question I had with another spark about some work being done. My view was it needs either proper mechanical protection (metal conduit) or (a future proof measure) RCD protection.
 

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Yep, there the option for that possibly. My post was really to answer a question I had with another spark about some work being done. My view was it needs either proper mechanical protection (metal conduit) or (a future proof measure) RCD protection.
See @westward10's post
 
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For me, with the new regs I always where applicable advise customers about the need for RCD protection. Some jobs I win, some I lose as there’s always someone willing to just wire it up and then throw smoke.
 

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ifyou are adding sockets, they need RCD protection irrespective of whether or not the cable is <50mm in wall, immersed in the garden pond, or strung out as a washing line.
 

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same as all of us.all new sockets added require RCD protection, even if the existing sockets are not. e/g. feed new sockets via a RCD FCU. if not protecting the whole circuit.
 
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ifyou are adding sockets, they need RCD protection irrespective of whether or not the cable is <50mm in wall, immersed in the garden pond, or strung out as a washing line.
Completely agree. I tried explaining this to someone and it fell on deaf ears.
 

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no use knocking when nobody's in. move on.
 
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