Jump to content

DONT STAY LURKING AS A GUEST,

JOIN TEF AND BENEFIT FROM MEMBERSHIP:

CLICK HERE TO JOIN.
  •  
     
     
Countdown To Christmas!
 

 
  • 0

Any ideas??


Oracle

Question

Hi y'all

Been asked to quote/look at a job... nothing difficult.

Client would like a feed running into his detached gym/workshop, with some outdoor sockets on the way.

That part is ok, 4mm SWA radial feeding into some masterseal D/S and then continuing to his workshop, into 2 sockets, and then FCU'ed down to the inside light.

But, they have also asked if they can have some outside lights. They would like the outside switch to be next to one of the outside masterseal sockets.

I was thinking of simply fitting a masterseal FCU (to act as the light switch) next to the D/S and from that feed 3A to the outside lights.

If I can avoid running a separate feed from the CU for the two ligths it would be good.

Any other ideas/solutions?

Thanks,

O.

Link to comment
Share on other sites
 

9 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

 
Hi there,

Thats what I was thinking... still not cheap with MK gear

O.

GET do some quite nice looking outside gear, simialr build quality and is alot cheaper than masterseal.

Link to comment
Share on other sites
 
Zeespark

Why not just install a metalclad CU (easier to terminate SWA) with RCBO's. Alot easier than doing what you are suggesting oracle and less to go wrong potentially.

AndyGuiness Drink

Link to comment
Share on other sites
 
 

Why not run 4 core 4mm2 SWA used cores as follows:

Live for sockets - from 16A MCB

Live for lights (inside & outside) from 6A MCB

Neutral for both circuits

cpc for both circuits

Link to comment
Share on other sites
 
 
Evans Electric

So would I.

Deke

Link to comment
Share on other sites
 

Hi guys,

The client has only one spare RCD way on the CU. I need to check if there is a spare non rcd'ed way (potentially use RCBO) but will need to keep separate neutrals - starts getting more interesting and expensive

The first outside double socket (and requested light switch location) is very close to the house, and not the outbuilding.

O.

Link to comment
Share on other sites
 
green-hornet

I would go with your original idea.

Use a four core and you have a spare core for switching. If its run into a spur with a 5amp or 3amp fuse you can not go wrong really.

Saves all the extra cables, and each circuit is protected at source by the RCD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites
 

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of UseWe have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.