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  1. concerned321

    concerned321 New EF Member

    Location:
    grimsby
    Hello. I'm just looking for a bit of advice.

    I had a new boiler fitted a few months ago. An electrician came and wired it up and left me a Minor Electrical Installation Works certificate.

    ive just had a plumber round to check the work and he says the electrician has wired the boiler from the lighting circuit and he shouldn't have done this because it is a 6 amp switch in the fusebox.

    The electrician says it is ok because he has fitted a switch next to the boiler with a 3 amp fuse in it.

    could you tell me which one of them is right please?

    Many thanks
     
  2. telectrix

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    unconventional, but not a problem. a bathroom fan is usually fitted with a 3A fuseand that's wired from the lighting.
     
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  3. Last plumber

    Last plumber Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Lancashire
    As above but Just for curiosity, is that circuit on an RCD or RCBO?
     
  4. telectrix

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    but does it need one? is cable buried< 50mm in wall/s?. does boiler blurb specify fitting one?
     
  5. FatAlan

    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

    Location:
    Surrey
    Presumably the load on a gas boiler is pretty low due it being just switching?
     
  6. FatAlan

    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

    Location:
    Surrey
    Further to the above. Presumably, if your lighting circuit tripped out you'd lose your heating at the same time.
     
  7. Murdoch

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    The sparky is correct!
     
  8. telectrix

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    that short comment reminds me of the classic comment " the sherrif's a Ni**er".
     
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  9. Last plumber

    Last plumber Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Not necessarily, I'm just curious !
     
  10. Last plumber

    Last plumber Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Normally 1 to 2 amp ish, there and there abouts( domestic )
     
    FatAlan likes this.
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