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#1 mikep

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:34 PM

British general, 10 way with 2 x rcd's, don't know what they are like.

50 each

and the wylex are 83

posibbly cheaper on there trade card

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

Looks good. Bargain at that price. MCBs look faily standard so you can put what you like in it. It would have to meet stringent quality checks so I reckon its worth a look.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

Toolstation are doing a cheap one like that think its CED

#4 Evans Electric

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:58 PM

That would be the BG brand I assume, Denmans sell some of it. It looks OK on your photo. Also looks familiar much like the Demnans Steeple range .

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:34 PM

I generally would only install high integrity ones so you can put cooker on Rcbo but as a rule I go Rcbo route so won't be buying any, but BG stuff is generally not bad quality although I don't use much of it apart from pendant sets and a few other bits and pieces but it will be to British standard so hopefully will be ok.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:39 PM

Ah thats right , they do those excellent ceiling roses with the big square knockout and the offset fixing holes, don't they ?

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:41 PM

Ah thats right , they do those excellent ceiling roses with the big square knockout and the offset fixing holes, don't they ?


The old 30 amp jb's are good too you can get the cables in them plenty of room although I use more wago's these days.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:33 PM

British general, 10 way with 2 x rcd's, don't know what they are like.

50 each

and the wylex are 83

posibbly cheaper on there trade card


Just tried to look this up online to see what mcb's are fitted, it's not on though unfortunately. Maybe too new.
Had a lot of bad experiences with B&Q recently, very poor service and lots of wasted time... bad day explode

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:40 PM

BG stuff is supposed to be made in England , I don't know how true that is, I hope it is true.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:30 AM

I was looking at these last week . I will keep an eye out on the forum as someone will take the plunge and fit one and report back . They have to reach a standard so hopefully no probs . So go on who's going to go for it . :D

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:55 PM

Be careful. They may get included in the recall stuff. B&Q will have had them since Xmas.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

Be careful. They may get included in the recall stuff. B&Q will have had them since Xmas.


Yes, 1994. :o

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:57 PM

Hager 6+6 boards are 55 with 10mcbs near me at edmundsons

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:28 PM

I started the thread so I jumped in at the deep end and bought 2 From B&Q, Fitted both of them seem fine,went back for some more but sold out, no different than anything else let's just wait and see, built to a British standard like all of them.

Even got a little spirit level in them like the Hagers

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:30 PM

a spirit level?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:06 PM

hager boards have a tiny spirit level in them

pretty useless though, they never seem to work for me, always end up using a boat level

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:18 PM

Went to B&Q today and they don't have any of the 50 ones, the man I spoke to said that they have been discontinued. They have Volex 6+6 for 59.95.

Went to my local Edmundsons and the least they could quote was for a 6+6 Hagar without MCBs for 47.50 + VAT, so the 55 deal is not available here it seems...
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:49 PM

Went to B&Q today and they don't have any of the 50 ones, the man I spoke to said that they have been discontinued. They have Volex 6+6 for 59.95.

Went to my local Edmundsons and the least they could quote was for a 6+6 Hagar without MCBs for 47.50 + VAT, so the 55 deal is not available here it seems...
:(


went to b&q trade point today but they did not have them, and had no date for delivery.
42.55 +vat

picked uo one of them 58 volex off the shelf

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#19 matt.leung

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:49 PM

the volex construction looks really cheap, what are they like to install?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

And did it have the busbar with it?




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