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  1. WPD Lad
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    Hi all,

    Wondered if I could pick your collective brains, I'm possibly looking to install an RCBO only board on my newly re-wired house and wanted to know the best make/model? I'll then weigh up the options of dual split rcd with 2 RCBO on the unprotected side or full RCBO.

    Cheers
     
  2. Engineer54
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    Can't recommend any specific boards for you, as i don't know what's available these days in the UK. What i will say, is go for an RCBO board every time, you'll not have a fraction of the problems associated with dual split RCD boards.... Those things are a cheap alternative to doing things properly, and you can pay dearly over the years, for taking that cheap route!! lol!!
     
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  3. High Tower
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    In my humble opinion, Hager every time!
     
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  4. WPD Lad
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    Is there plenty of room up top?

    How much are the breakers trade?
     
  5. WPD Lad
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    Cheers BTW
     
  6. High Tower
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    Loads of room, infact probably the roomiest board out there!!, and price wise it's about comparable to Crabtree
     
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  7. jpm646
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    No more than £20
     
  8. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Silly question maybe, but if your property is newly rewired why hasn't it got a shiney new board?
     
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    but is it newly rewired except for the CU?
     
  10. polo1
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    Hager for me too, paying £18.50 for RCBOs at the mo.

    Regards.
     
  11. timo1
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    I use wylex although they can be quite tight for space, but look neat when dressed in well. RCBO's about £15 - 18. I like Hager but use Wylex as they are IMO good mid range brand and breakers easy to buy B&Q if in a jam after 5.30!
     
  12. WPD Lad
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    Most of the first fix wiring is in but I've not made my mind up on the CU yet, house is miles off being liveable so I've got a while to make my mind up, just wanted some opinions on brands. Thanks for all the replies
     
  13. TJS
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    I like Wylex
     
  14. mogga
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    mogga Just me Electrician's Arms

    I dont do domestic much but came across an MK sentry C.U. the other day 16th edd split board LOADS of room up top absolutly heaps

    Im lookin at fitting nice shiney new C.U. in the house and Im looking at the RCBO route but Im seeing about a M.G. 1ph as they have Hunners n Hunners of room
    Fittted a newlec C.U. other day 17th edd n thought to my self " theres not much room once you have all those cross split board connections flying all over the place SURLEY there is a better way to do this As for the bussbar at bottom n having to remove it to fit an MCB give me switchable M.G. every day no need to kill full db to change,add a circuit
     
  15. supasparxs
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    That's what I was quoted a couple of weeks ago by my wholesaler. And about £3 for a Hagre MCB.

    I've lighting upgrade in a shop coming up
     
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