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  1. B-I-L-L-Y
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    B-I-L-L-Y New EF Member

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    I have recently had my garden fully wired (radial system ... unsure that means) in each corner by a profession electrician. I have been informed that I can run electric heaters, kettle, etc. with no issue and it runs from the consumer unit in my garage which I think is connected to a 65 amp RCD fuse and he said if I wanted to run power to my new shed then I can merely spur off of one of the double sockets to a separate fused switch.
    Ok so what I want to do is be able to move my shed in and out to maintain it every year so was thinking of using a one of those IP67 adapters like you see when connecting caravans to cars, so having a fixed socket on the fence and have a trailing flex from the shed. The trailing flex I was going to attach to the shed and then on to a new smaller consumer unit in the shed (x1 for lighting and x1 for plugs) ... does this sound ok?

    I'm a competent diy-er just wanted to know the best (not necessarily the cheapest) way to do this and what parts to look out for, cheers for any advice?
     
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  2. Matthewd29
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    If it is a radial circuit with sockets it is most likely on a 20a mcb protected by a 63a 30ma rcd from what your saying, in which case you won't need an fcu as the breaker is 20a
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    IMO, I think you should get back the spark and the do the job for you .to make the job wright.
     
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  4. sparksburnout
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    sparksburnout Electrician's Arms

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    Sounds like a winner to me. If you use one of those IP67 adaptors you could tow the shed down the road to get it maintained into the bargain.
     
  5. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Two forums ...... two near identical responses ...
     
  6. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Got to be a wind up.
     
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  7. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    I got to agree with westward this time.
    Caravans to cars???? Not caravan to hook up?
     
  8. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    upload_2018-5-14_22-29-49.png shed on wheels ,me thinks .
     
  9. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Or this?
    A New Zealand version of a mobile home.


    housebus2.JPG
     
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