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  1. Martin2102
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    Martin2102 New EF Member

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    Taking a old storage heater off the wall for my brother who would like a single socket in its place.
    It has it’s own circuit in the fuse board (b16 breaker)
    I know a little about electrics but don’t know if a standard 13amp socket will run off the breaker safely.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    the possibility it might be on E7 .best to get a spark in .
     
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  3. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    What about RCD protection?

    OP, get a loca sparky in. It wont cost much and the circuit will be tested to ensure its safe for comtinued use.
     
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  4. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Trusted Advisor

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    You are altering the wiring, rcd protection will apply.
     
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  5. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    How are they altering the wiring? They are just swapping probably a DP switch or spur for a single socket.
     
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  6. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    Is there any truth to the idea that older storage heaters have asbestos in them?
     
  7. 7029 dave
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    I mean it is an alteration, spur dp switch for a socket, as you well know the socket will need rcd protection.
     
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  8. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    Oh gosh here we go.
     
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  9. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    It depends on the storage heaters by checking a web sight.
     
  10. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    Yes I know I stated that before your post.
     
  11. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    RCD socket anyone?
     
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  12. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    I agree with Vort, you never no.:rolleyes:
     
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  13. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    white with buttons and switches .:D
     
  14. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    If manufactured after 1974, no.
     
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  15. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Its fine to change the DP switch to an RCD single socket. A radial circuit off a 16A MCB.
    But as others have mentioned, it will be off an off-peak board. So socket will only work between the hours of 12 midnight and 7am
     
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