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  1. Eartheo
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    Eartheo New EF Member

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    My garage has a small consumer unit fitted with elcb and mcbs for the socket and lights. After cutting through a circular saw cable it did not take out the garage elcb but the elcb in the house consumer unit. If I get an electrician to changed the mcbs for Rcbos would this prevent the house elcb tripping should I be so daft to do this again. If you don’t think this is suitable what should I request to the electrician to be done.
     
  2. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    You won’t get true discrimination between like minded devices
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    get a spark in to change the garage off the elcb to non side . but keep the garage on its own elcb .
     
  4. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    You have two RCDs in series, this is a poor design and really needs correcting.

    Not dangerous but annoying when you have to walk back to the house to reset and it also takes out other protected circuits in the property.
     
  5. Barnaby Stedman
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    Barnaby Stedman Regular EF Member

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    surely its simpler to add no extra cost and just not do it again
     
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  6. Eartheo
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    Eartheo New EF Member

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    Ill ask elect to do that
    thanks I’ll get him to do that
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    well at least the cost of repairing /replacing the cut cable is a cheaper way of testing a RCD than buying a "proper" tester.
     
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