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Captain Newtron

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I am putting power and lights in to a small workshop and summer house. It is 30 meters from the house and will have 5 lights and 8 double sockets. After some research I think I will need 6mm SWA 2core cable to connect to the house supply but I am not sure. can anyone help. I will be getting a Part P spark in to certify all of this, but hope someone can help.

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i doubt you will get anyone to certify your work, since there are very few who could actually do that anyway.

 

and were going to need a lot more detail than '5 lights and 8 sockets'. are these 5 lights with a 4w LED in or 5x 400w metal halides? 8 double sockets with a few low powered stuff like computers or a welder in each? what about earthing type?

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If you have a part p spark on call then perhaps give them a call and ask them to visit for a consultation, they'd be best placed to advise as they could see what we can't?

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I have an 8x12 garden shed fed with 10mm swa and separate localised PME on a C40 with 100mA TD,

my mate has a proper 30x20 garage/workshop with a 6mm swa on a B32, from his normal split load 30mA CU,

so, as has been suggested,

too many variables to work anything from the limited info provided, or indeed, from an internet forum.

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I have an 8x12 garden shed fed with 10mm swa 

You have to use the offcuts up somewhere.

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You have to use the offcuts up somewhere.

 

:D

 

14 double sockets, 2 x 16a radials,

TV point

sat point

internet point

CCTV point

outside 16amp commando [for the welder, cant be welding inside a wooden shed,!  :o  ] C16 radial

2 x 4' flourescents

1 x 4' led workbench light

1 x 8w maintained em fitting for just finding something and  in case I throw the trip

2nd little shed feed off a B16

all on DP RCBOs, sub fed direct from a C40 on the non protected side of main board, 100mA TD side,

yep, too much stuff lying about leads a person into a tendency just to use it to lose it,

 

so, as can be seen,

its deffo NOT a one size fits all,

and, overkill, is a B'strd to work with,!!!!!!!

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.......................separate localised PME............

This is the bit that really got my heart racing, even though Steps never used the R word ! :slap

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is Steps feeling well :o :o :o

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That lot in a 8x12 shed, is that meters not feet?

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I am putting power and lights in to a small workshop and summer house. It is 30 meters from the house and will have 5 lights and 8 double sockets. After some research I think I will need 6mm SWA 2core cable to connect to the house supply but I am not sure. can anyone help. I will be getting a Part P spark in to certify all of this, but hope someone can help.

Cheers

 

 

Ask him/her is my advice - that is IF you can find a mug to sign off and take responsibility for your work that is!

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I have a 10mm SWA to my shed......

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That lot in a 8x12 shed, is that meters not feet?

its feet

just anal overkill, !!!!  :o

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its feet

just anal overkill, !!!! :o

Were you bored or just avoiding Aggi?

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