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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
     
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  3. telectrix

    telectrix Appreciated Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
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    Telectrix
    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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  4. Last plumber

    Last plumber Electrician's Arms

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

    telectrix Appreciated Member Trusted Advisor

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

    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

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    Surrey
    Presumably the load on a gas boiler is pretty low due it being just switching?
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Murdoch

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    The sparky is correct!
     
  10. telectrix

    telectrix Appreciated Member Trusted Advisor

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

    Last plumber Electrician's Arms

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

    Last plumber Electrician's Arms

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