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  1. samsg30
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    I am planning to put underfloor electric heating in one of the rooms with total power of 1100 watt.

    Can I power up the thermostat and UFH (via thermostat) using the simple 13A plug in the socket? Of course I can hide wires using conduit or push it behind the plaster board.
    Wondering that would be relatively straight forward than spur from behind the socket and adding a double pole switch in the circuit.

    The ring circuit has RCD attached to it in the consumer unit already. In case of any fault, I can unplug it (just like an appliance).

    Is there any issue following this approach?
     
  2. camerabloke
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    camerabloke Electrician's Arms

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    Use a Switched fused spur
     
  3. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    It has all the hallmarks of bob the builder or Dave the DIYer doing a right bodge........................ especially the bit about pushing cables behind plasterboard ...........
     
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  4. samsg30
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    What's wrong with running cable behind the plaster boards?? All new houses have network of cables running behind the board without any conduit and they pass through regulations as well.
     
  5. samsg30
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    Is 3 pin plug definitely no go? I just wanted to avoid the hassle of adding another box in the wall
     
  6. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    That depends on how and where they are run in safe zones ........

    How are you going to access behind the plasterboard?
     
  7. samsg30
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    My plan is to add a small hole at the base of floor from where UFH cable and sensor cable can come out and another hole few feet above where thermostat will go. But to make it clean, I believe I rather put a FCU in-between instead of using 3 pin. That will make cable fishing easy and cleaner job.
    TBH, it is much less hassle of putting FCU than putting UFH mat at the first place.
     
  8. Pete999
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    What?
     
  9. camerabloke
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    camerabloke Electrician's Arms

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    Come off the socket he’s plugging into with the dodgy plug in method into a SFS
     
  10. Pete999
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    OKyyy
     
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