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  1. WELLSIANA
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    WELLSIANA EF Member

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    been asked to price a socket to a Summer house , throwing it out their for any views which may help me decide my course of action , Ideally i would like to get back to the Consumer unit , but its virtually impossible without major structural upset , and can not go external from it either due to the nature of the property . So , what i do have is a Garage Socket , which i am assuming is from the current ring main , on a spur . I thought maybe fitting a fused spur into the line and going off the socket down to the Summer House which is approx 25-30 meters away and feed a socket for a reading light and small heater , problem is the distance and what amps i would have at the Summer house already from a spur , plus the size of SWA i would need , seems a mighty job for a Summer house which could not get further away from a source which is so hard to get to . Any Views ?
     
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  2. KevinH
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    Bit worried someone asking these sort of questions are willing to carry out a job that requires notification. A registered sparky would carry out simple cable calcs to work out cable size AND identify where garage socket is fed from.
    If you suspect the garage socket is fed by a spur off the ring main, why would you need another spur in line?
     
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  3. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    I'm with @KevinH@KevinH post above.
    You want to spur off a spur and run it 30 meters from a circuit that that you are not sure about.????
    Please clarify you post mate.....
     
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  4. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    Ditto on the agreement front.

    Lets take a big step backwards...what would you want to power in this hut?

    (PS, I hate the word assume.)
     
  5. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    I'm with Kevin and Spoon.
     
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  6. WELLSIANA
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    already i laugh , it was just thoughts , just asking views , and sorry no i do not crawl about in lofts to determine where a cable goes , but my assumption is the garage socket is spurred off the ring main like most extra sockets get done , of course i would check if i went any further , it is not already on a spur as in 13amp fused spur . I know full well i can ring up technical if needed but was merely asking views , as for certification hahaha , not many carry that out around here only the big boys , everyone misses that part of the job and saves a fortune ha ha wink
     
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  7. Archy Styrigg
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    Archy Styrigg Electrician's Arms

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    I'm with Kevin, Spoon, Pete AND Taylor :)
     
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  8. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    OK. Lets try again

     
  9. Pete999
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    With what TTC?
     
  10. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    I asked what the estimated load might be. You may recall that we start cable calculations with the answer to trivial issues like that!
     
  11. KevinH
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    OP laughs about not certifying work in his area to "save a fortune"......no laughing matter I'm afraid....that's how buildings burn and people get killed!
     
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  12. Spoon
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    Not a lot we can say mate.
    From your general outlook on things it looks like you will do whatever you want to do.
    Crack on.....
     
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  13. Andy78
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    I think the OP is on a wind up. Either that or the electrical installations in Downham Market are decidedly down market.
     
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  14. Grezza
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    Grezza Active EF Member

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    Wowzer. Where do I begin??!
     
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  15. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    This is one of the best lines I have read for a while:

    ...problem is the distance and what amps i would have at the Summer house already from a spur...
     
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