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James Johnston

Wiring a consumer unit from a cutout

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James Johnston

Wiring a consumer unit from a cutout 

hello need a wiring diagram to wire a consumer unit to a cutout switch, the consumer unit has one rcb and two switches one for a light and one for a socket it's in a temporary builders supply the cutout has takeoff for L and N but im

not sure how to bring the wires into the CU, I can send photos should be self explanatory then thanks 

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James Johnston
11 hours ago, ProDave said:

You don't need to do any live working, you have an isolator.

 

What happened to all the bits that should have come with the consumer unit to connect it all together?

Thankyou God 

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James Johnston
22 minutes ago, Ardet R said:

This thread cannot be a real situation; the terminals are fully labelled and you would only need to google images of consumer unit wiring to see where wires go.

The approach and terminology seem to be designed to raise the hackles on any electrician, it would be best just to allow the thread to do what it wants and not get annoyed about it.

If it is not real it is immaterial, if it is real I am sure we will stop hearing from the poster fairly soon because of the hazards to which he is exposing himself and others.

It's easy for you to say but I've got ten different jobs ongoing we do all trades here I'm near Edinburgh and I used to know a cheap electrician but lost touch I'm on a budget this job shouldn't cost more than a tender in materials listen guys straight up I'm not putting anyone in danger I promise I've been reasonable all I'm asking for is a simple wiring diagram but if you want to gang up on me fine I think I've guessed it I was at the shed today looking again ok now it's time to raid the skip enjoy your pint lads 

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Sidney

This thread has to be a wind up.

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ProDave
22 minutes ago, James Johnston said:

It's easy for you to say but I've got ten different jobs ongoing we do all trades here I'm near Edinburgh and I used to know a cheap electrician but lost touch I'm on a budget this job shouldn't cost more than a tender in materials listen guys straight up I'm not putting anyone in danger I promise I've been reasonable all I'm asking for is a simple wiring diagram but if you want to gang up on me fine I think I've guessed it I was at the shed today looking again ok now it's time to raid the skip enjoy your pint lads 

So who is going to wire the house? or will the questions for that start coming soon?

 

We are not ganging up on you. There are plenty of jobs that a DIYer can do, but wiring a building site consumer unit and then the whole new house with no qualifications is not one of them.  Will you be asking us to type the EIC that building control will expect before issuing your completion certificate?

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Evans Electric

Imagine it the other way around .

 

Hello Builders Forum  I'm an electrician building a house .  So what sort of bricks do I use below damp  and I have to fit an RSJ  ...I'm on a budget so can I use this bit of old rusty steel I got from a skip .     I lost touch with a cheap gas fitter so  will this old hose pipe do  to feed the CH  boiler ,      I'm dropping it in the cavity  to hide it,  how do I connect it to the gas meter .  

Do I need to look a  the Building Regs ,  they're not important are they ? 

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James Johnston

Is your name Jack ? 

1 hour ago, ProDave said:

So who is going to wire the house? or will the questions for that start coming soon?

 

We are not ganging up on you. There are plenty of jobs that a DIYer can do, but wiring a building site consumer unit and then the whole new house with no qualifications is not one of them.  Will you be asking us to type the EIC that building control will expect before issuing your completion certificate?

I'm doing the wiring and sockets it's kids stufff but I'll get an electrician to wire the consumer unit and certify as that's fiddly

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Andy™
10 minutes ago, James Johnston said:

Is your name Jack ? 

I'm doing the wiring and sockets it's kids stufff but I'll get an electrician to wire the consumer unit and certify as that's fiddly

 

:slap

 

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James Johnston
4 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

I'd say if James is doing his own "Builder's supply"   ,  he'll be doing his own electrics too .   Do you do gas too James ? 

I'm very competitive in all trades 

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M107

Bored now..................Just to humour you....as you are obviously on a wind up .....................you might want to change the RCD depending on the size of cut out fuse & you'll want a rod (no the water or gas pipe will not tango'd well suffice & neither will the chippys screwdriver)...........not forgetting all the testing thats required.

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binky
43 minutes ago, James Johnston said:

 

I'm doing the wiring and sockets it's kids stufff but I'll get an electrician to wire the consumer unit and certify as that's fiddly

 

I suspect your cheap electrican buggered off for good reasons :slap

In the nicest possible way James, stop working on a tight budget. Quote the works properly or you will just end up a busy fool (I've done that it's lettuced). If you quote more sensible prices you will be able to afford other trades at reasonable prices. Given the technical nature / insurance requirements/ knowledge of fiddly bits being a jack of all trades is not a good place to be, except in your own house.

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Tony S

Someone please put this thread out of its misery. 

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Evans Electric

:DeadHorse:baddayexplode

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Murdoch
18 hours ago, James Johnston said:

I'm very competitive in all trades 

 

That's a very odd thing to post ...............

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Sharpend

 

20 hours ago, James Johnston said:

I'm very competitive in all trades 

 

 

Read as ‘cheap as chips’ or ‘pay me in peanuts and I’ll be your monkey’ 

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James Johnston
20 hours ago, binky said:

 

I suspect your cheap electrican buggered off for good reasons :slap

In the nicest possible way James, stop working on a tight budget. Quote the works properly or you will just end up a busy fool (I've done that it's lettuced). If you quote more sensible prices you will be able to afford other trades at reasonable prices. Given the technical nature / insurance requirements/ knowledge of fiddly bits being a jack of all trades is not a good place to be, except in your own house.

Do you know how much it might cost based on the information provided to wire up and test my consumer unit ? 

21 hours ago, M107 said:

Bored now..................Just to humour you....as you are obviously on a wind up .....................you might want to change the RCD depending on the size of cut out fuse & you'll want a rod (no the water or gas pipe will not tango'd well suffice & neither will the chippys screwdriver)...........not forgetting all the testing thats required.

5afca290401e3_cu2.jpg.2bb52333e447029f971c60ced17ca268.jpg

Thanks M107 I'd actually had that plan in mind I owe you a pint or three cheers mate

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James Johnston
1 hour ago, Sharpend said:

 

 

 

Read as ‘cheap as chips’ or ‘pay me in peanuts and I’ll be your monkey’ 

Ho ho we got there in the end this forum is tricky to use makes tindr look easy anyway ill

be back soon for more questions on fitting water pipes need a water supply next ok good crack I'm off to watch boys from the black stuff 

7 minutes ago, James Johnston said:

Do you know how much it might cost based on the information provided to wire up and test my consumer unit ? 

Thanks M107 I'd actually had that plan in mind I owe you a pint or three cheers mate

Doest my eyes deceive me or do I see wires he he I was right took me three days to work it out lol 

sorry just one thing from the cutout switch to the rcb shall I use 6mm live and neutral copper cable ? 

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