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  1. Mr.Smith
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    Mr.Smith EF Member

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    afghanistan
    Currently overseas and inside a small pumphouse heat trace is required.
    Wondering if I need double pole RCD protection for it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    Lancs
    Thinking rcd protection is required,it’s a bit of a headache to install,the heat trace .
     
  3. Pete999
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    What do you mean?n cliffed?
     
  4. Mr.Smith
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    Mr.Smith EF Member

    Location:
    afghanistan
    Clarity , the heat trace cable does not leave the small building but wondering of RCD protection is still required.
    Thanks lads.
     
  5. Mr.Smith
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    Mr.Smith EF Member

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    afghanistan
    Cannot find anything in the BS about heat trace , any ideas?
     
  6. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    Lancs
    I hate installing heat trace,it looks ugly & can be difficult to install.
     
  7. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    Cheers
     
  8. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    why would RCD protection be required, unless it's in a bathroom or similar special location?
     
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  9. KEV 1 N
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    KEV 1 N Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Durham
    All the trace heating supply circuits I’ve came across in existing buildings have not had RCD protection.
     
  10. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    What do the regs say over there?
     
  11. Stspark
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    Stspark Regular EF Member

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    Uk
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  12. Mr.Smith
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    Mr.Smith EF Member

    Location:
    afghanistan
    We use the BS on 220/400 and the NEC on 120/208.
    This is a BS install.
     
  13. Mr.Smith
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    Mr.Smith EF Member

    Location:
    afghanistan
  14. bigspark17
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    bigspark17 Electrician's Arms

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    wales
    To be installed inline with manufacturers instructions id say.
     
  15. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    BS7671 says that manufacturer's instructions be taken into account, not blindly followed.
     
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