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CSW

Incorrectly wired RCD

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CSW

Hoping someone can help without a picture this may take some explaining!

 

I've got a new shower being fitted and decided to take a quick look at the consumer unit powering it. I've noticed that the VB50 B50 next to the RCD which I was expecting the shower to be using isn't wired up and the shower is wired straight into the RCD. I could do with a pointer on where the wires are meant to go.

 

Thanks in advance!

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kerching

That's an issue then

cable is, looking from  here, way too small

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Evans Electric
23 hours ago, Tony S said:

It’s OK saying isolate first, where does a DIYer isolate safely? I know what I’d do but I’m not telling a DIYer due to the inherent dangers.

 

He needs a qualified electrician.

Thats right ,  I thought he was a keen DIYer for some reason .   As said , theres also a floating earth wire in the back .  There could be a  40 / 50 A  MCB in the board , who knows .

Just add that, as I 've said before ,  I've  met more than a few "sparks"   who think  that  a ,say ,  40A  / 30mA   RCD   gives overload protection at  40A  :C       

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ProDave

If the disruption to the house to get a bigger cable in is too much, you could always go down to an 8Kw shower.

 

But you still need to sort out the wiring and get the correct rating mcb

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binky

6mm is good for 46A if I remember correctly, so that is good on a 40A MCB provide the cable isn't being run through insulation, and that is sufficient for 9.5kw shower. 

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Chewbacca
On 11/08/2019 at 08:43, Tony S said:

 

BTW, it's good to see you back 🤩

 

Not been away Tony, just not had much to do on here recently, and I tend to post as myself and not as a moderator on the forum.

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Evans Electric
4 hours ago, Chewbacca said:

Not been away Tony, just not had much to do on here recently, and I tend to post as myself and not as a moderator on the forum.

Now we have a mystery to solve ...........what is the real identity of  Chewbacca  ?

 

It could be me , I'm asking just to create a red herring ...then again it may not be . ....  do I not have enough to do handling all the IT stuff ?    Its a mystery. 

Edited by Evans Electric

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The Lone Ranger

It could be me  , who knows the identity of the Masked Man . ?           Hi Ho Silver ....Awaaaaaay !!

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roys

It like the Stig from Top Gear all over again.

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kerching

Well,it ain't rocket science is it!

 

who hasn't been on here for a while?

who has A pair of consonants in his name?

 

who,used to fiddle with dogs and post pictures....AND he had a beard?

 

do I need to say anymore?

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Evans Electric

   Like in  S X   .     Naw  it 'aint 'im ........is it ?          Thinking ... it took me 40 years to realise that Esso   was Standard Oil . 

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Evans Electric
14 hours ago, Chewbacca said:

 

Not been away Tony, just not had much to do on here recently, and I tend to post as myself and not as a moderator on the forum.

 

9 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

Now we have a mystery to solve ...........what is the real identity of  Chewbacca  ?

I think I know but I'm not saying .  I remember Steptoe , I think ,  stumbling upon it . 

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Apache
1 hour ago, kerching said:

Well,it ain't rocket science is it!

 

who hasn't been on here for a while?

who has A pair of consonants in his name?

 

who,used to fiddle with dogs and post pictures....AND he had a beard?

 

do I need to say anymore?

It's not me!

 

Ah, back when I was a simple member I figured all the mods out. I took it as a little personal challenge.

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Rob.

Isn't it against forum rules to have multiple accounts ; 

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binky
12 hours ago, Apache said:

It's not me!

 

Ah, back when I was a simple member I figured all the mods out. I took it as a little personal challenge.

 of course it's not you, you fiddle with cows :^O

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kerching
10 minutes ago, binky said:

 of course it's not you, you fiddle with cows :^O

Surely we've all done that?  Havnt we? Seriously, havnt we? NO? 🐮🎻 

 

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Evans Electric
10 hours ago, Rob. said:

Isn't it against forum rules to have multiple accounts ;

Different rules for the Mods .   If I remember correctly the reason was the Mod has a different persona  to avoid nastiness if & when they had to ban someone  or issue a warning  .

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Rob.
Just now, Evans Electric said:

Different rules for the Mods .   If I remember correctly the reason was the Mod has a different persona  to avoid nastiness if & when they had to ban someone  or issue a warning  .

 

My response was tongue in cheek rather than serious. I figured it was for something along those lines. 

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Evans Electric

 Ah   OK    Sometimes cold print doesn't convey  whats in someone's mind .    

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Sidewinder
3 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

 Ah   OK    Sometimes cold print doesn't convey  whats in someone's mind .    

Was that “pun intended” when you look at Rob’s. Avatar...

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Evans Electric

I never looked  , but , yes ,  looks like he,s transmitting brain waves :C 

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roys

Was the @rob avatar from the film Scanners?

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Rob.
9 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

I never looked  , but , yes ,  looks like he,s transmitting brain waves :C 

 

I tried to add a smiley at the end to try and portray the tongue in cheek attitude. 

 

7 hours ago, roys said:

Was the @rob avatar from the film Scanners?

 

Not sure where it was from, but I felt it was appropriate with some of the questions we get on the forums as I'm sure some people think we can read minds. 

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kerching

It's from Big Bang theory Dr Sheldon Cooper

i watch it purely for the intellectual content and nothing else

 

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