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Mynamesmatt

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hows my artwork?? haha

so yeah, just came across a wacky ring in the downstairs of my house..

the whole downstairs is one big ring, then i found one socket with 3 cables coming into it.. and traced it back to what seems to be a second ring......

never seen this done and can only assume this is a big no-no? none of the 'spurred ring' sockets are fused..

advice please (trying to avoid lifting all the floorboards to alter the legs)
 
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Swicade

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Definitely a no no....easiest option is to put the spur cable (third cable in the socket) feeding the secondary ring through a Fused spur. Only problem would be that the whole of the secondary ring is only fused to 13A.
 
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Mynamesmatt

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theres going to be a tv+dvd+console+fridge all on the '2nd ring'.. not sure what that would draw as a whole..
 

tigerpaul

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Can you install another cable between each socket with 3 cables so that they both have 4?
Then configure the connections so that you still have one ring, no need to fuse down then..
 
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sparks1973

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can you not take the radial that feeds ring 2 back to the C/U...run it as a `hybrid circuit?`
 
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Silly Sausage

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What you've got there Matt, is one convoluted radial! (see SO on the right)












Just make it a ring, link top right SO to bottom right and remove the obvious connection to the middle SO.


Can't wait until you start on the upstairs power & lighting ccts! :)
 

Taylortwocities

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theres going to be a tv+dvd+console+fridge all on the '2nd ring'.. not sure what that would draw as a whole..
tv+dvd+console no problem, the fridge may be more of a load. Lots of these have a 13amp fuse already due (probably) to motor start up surges. I'll bet you'll be OK with a 13amp FCU for the lot. Why not do that and consider other options if the fuse keeps popping.
 
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sparks1973

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get the fridge pluged in through an extention lead with a short length of line conductor pulled out into a loop....clamp it....that will tell you what its really pulling.....dont forget...the fuse in the plugtop is protecting the cable so it could be much higher than needed for actual current draw (Ib).....
 
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Silly Sausage

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Tony with his fancy drawings again! :)
Remove any redundant cables when you do it.
 
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Mynamesmatt

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so I spent the day hammering the back of my hand getting the floorboards up :furious3:

thanks tony! the whole of the downstairs is a nice big ring now :smilewinkgrin:

oh wait.. upstairs ring is F'd as well.. gonna get some one else to lift the boards me thinks!!
 

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