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  1. Neon Vagabond
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    Neon Vagabond Regular EF Member

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    doing an EICR, got a very thin looking micc cable at the incomer of the meter. It old flats, the fuse for the flat is outside the property (in the close) in a metal enclosure, attatched to the riser.
    Its proabably between 2 and 4mm in csa. Is this not a job for supplier? Has anybody came across an micc this thin, supplying a flat?

    Although i dont have any reliable numbers on this size of cable, i just cant imagine it being able to cope with the likes of 60 amps or up
     
  2. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Any info on the cable gland. Not sure we can speculate or define a "thin" cable.
     
  3. davesparks
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    davesparks Trusted Advisor

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    How thin is thin? Is it imperial or metric?
    You should be able to read the size from the pot or gland, and quite often the stub sleeping has conductor size printed on it.
    Failing that accurately measure the OD of the cable and look it up.
     
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  4. Neon Vagabond
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    Neon Vagabond Regular EF Member

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    sorry mate its not very clear, i mean the cores from the micc going into the meter are between 2-4mm
    i can see them, as the covering cloth doesnt quite cover all.
    Ive not check the gland at the other side.
    I have no real concerns over the condition of the cable. I know its old.
    Im getting a good Ze.
    Really just trying figure out its current carrying capacity
    Ive phoned british gas (supplier) but they are not overly willing to help due to some unknown details on the customers account
     
  5. davesparks
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    davesparks Trusted Advisor

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    Micc often appears deceptively small,
     
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  6. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    As #5 says these cables can be very deceptive I have often quickly guessed a csa and been proven wrong upon closer investigation. British Gas won't have a clue, try and find all the details from the gland if metric it is straight forward but imperial will require some investigation. Ignore any possible sizing on the conductor sleeve as the wrong type may have been used.
     
  7. Neon Vagabond
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    Neon Vagabond Regular EF Member

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    i'll get a swatch at the pot tomorrow and see what i can find out
     
  8. Neon Vagabond
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    Neon Vagabond Regular EF Member

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    i know, was hoping they would just replace the thing for me, save me all the time lookin into it (cue laughter)
     
  9. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Often wondered why do you Scots folk call "flats" "closes".
     
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  10. Neon Vagabond
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    Neon Vagabond Regular EF Member

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    haha, i honestly dont know, its never been questioned up till now. Next you'll be telling me you dont call a drain a "stank"
     
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