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Hi all
Have been to see shower replace (old for new) consumer unit has dedicated 32a mcb for shower circuit using 6mm cable but no rcd. question is can i cut into the 6mm cable from consumer unit install a rcd and then carry on to shower still on 6mm also can only find shower rcds with 40a breakers do i need to change breaker to 32a
thanks
Rich
 
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Hey.

6mm shouldn't be protected by anything higher than a 32A MCB.

Can you not swap the breaker in the C.U for an RCBO??
 
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Hi lenny
yes checked the regs and cable can carry 34amps so no greater than 32a breaker in the cu ,also its a cu with 3036,s and they have plug in mcb,s so i understand no rcds can be pluged into board,i will go with mark the spark,
 
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