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Hello, does an electric patio heater (1.5/2kw) need special wiring/ it’s own circuit etc? Will a two core grey cable with earth be ok?
 

Taylortwocities

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Patio heaters are the devils work.
No wonder the ice caps are melting. What a waste of energy. :mad:
 

Pete999

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Patio heaters are the devils work.
No wonder the ice caps are melting. What a waste of energy. :mad:
Must be a large Patio Heater TTC, to melt the ice caps, seriously though you are correct, just couldn't resist the chance to make a funny.
 

telectrix

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we don't know your level of competence, so hard to advise. all i can sayis that regs. state " a load of > 2kW should be on it'sown dedicated circuit." a 2.2kW hot tub comes fitted with a 13A BS1363 plug. if that's any guidance.
 

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we don't know your level of competence, so hard to advise. all i can sayis that regs. state " a load of > 2kW should be on it'sown dedicated circuit." a 2.2kW hot tub comes fitted with a 13A BS1363 plug. if that's any guidance.
Any idea which Reg that is Tel? cuz I am arguing with a friend of mine and quite honestly I can't find a reference, other than a recommendation.
 

Taylortwocities

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It’s not a reg. It’s guidance. Appendix 15 IIRC in the good book.
 

telectrix

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Any idea which Reg that is Tel? cuz I am arguing with a friend of mine and quite honestly I can't find a reference, other than a recommendation.
SOZ. PETE. As post 7. guidance.
 
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Thanks all. Looks like I may not be able to install anyway as the units will need a certain clearance space which I may not have. And in that I’m doing my bit for the polar caps too!
 

telectrix

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and if they are the infra red type. be prepared to replace the elements every 2 months @ £10 each.
 
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