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  1. Simon New
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    Simon New EF Member

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    Hi,

    My conservatory has 4 x double sockets and operates from a 13amp switched fused spur.
    I've just run an outdoor double socket from one of the inside sockets so I can use a fishpond pump.

    Q: Should I of used a RCD protected outdoor socket or am I ok replying on the internal 13amp fused spur?

    Or would I be better of replacing the 13amp fused spur for a RCD proected version which then would protect all the sockets in the conservatory?

    TIA.
     
  2. Barnaby Stedman
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    Barnaby Stedman Regular EF Member

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    the fused spur and an rcd do two totally different things. If the circuit is rcd protected at the consumer unit then you do not need extra rcd protection.
     
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  3. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Does the CU (Fuse Box) provide RCD protection for the entire house??
     
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  4. Simon New
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    Simon New EF Member

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    Thanks Barnaby.
    Yes Pete the CU does supply RCD protection to the whole of the house, which then leads on to the fused spur switch in the conservatory.

    I suppose my original question should of added, what would the benefit of me putting a rcd double socket outdoors insead of the cheaper standard outdoor socket?
     
  5. Pete999
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    If your whole house is protected by an RCD the provided it is tested satisfactorily then you should be OK
     
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  6. Simon New
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    Simon New EF Member

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    Thanks, Pete.
     
  7. Barnaby Stedman
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  8. Simon New
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    Simon New EF Member

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  9. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Nice but he doesn't need one if his whole house is protected, does he?
     
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  10. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    agree, pete. 1 RCD protecting the circuit is all he needs. 2 RCDs in series is "a RCD too far".

    anyway, pete, how,s you doin ? the wine still flowing through your veins?
     
  11. Simon New
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    Simon New EF Member

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    All clearer now, thanks guys.
     
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  13. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Fine Ta Tel, yes just having a transfusion as we speak.
     
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  14. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    i just opened a Old Peculier. goes well with cheese on toast. proper food when 'er indoors gets back off her jolly. ( caravan with a mate over weekend).
     
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  15. Pete999
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    "Oh Yeah"?:tongue::raisedhands::handwaving::praying:lol
     
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