New Build Electrics

Old 11-14-07, 03:30 AM
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New Build Electrics

Hi peeps

i have built a outhouse at the end of my garden and need some electrical advice . i wish to install 8 sockets and 3 wall lights. The sockets will be powering 1 television, 2 x 2kw rads, 1 x 9kw water heater, 1 x 400w macerator and i would like 2 spare sockets. My consumer unit in the house has 2 spare sockets. i have bought the sockets, lights, consumer unit (6amp & 32 amp mcb's with rcd) and a lenght of 10mm twin & earth. My questions are:
a) is this do-able for someone with no electrical knowledge ?
b) does the set-up sound ok ?

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Old 11-15-07, 03:18 PM
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UK Alert! UK alert !

If you "Bought a length of T&E", likely not. You need to have a certain type of cable called SWA, I believe, to feed from your home CU to the outbuilding.

This being a US/Canada centric board, I recommended you find a board more specific to your country, or better yet, a licensed electrician.
Old 11-15-07, 03:43 PM
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I wonder if the poster knows what "outhouse" means in American English? {LOL} I was reading the post thinking what the ....
Old 11-15-07, 04:37 PM
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C'mon Ray, surely you had all that equipment in your outhouse when you were a kid!!! I had to read it twice myself. Electricity in an abominable!! The half moon and a kerosene lantern did just fine.

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