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  1. Paul Keeton
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    Paul Keeton New EF Member

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    Rotherham
    Hi,

    Looking for a bit of advice . I have a summer house in my garden that has the following setup.

    50amp breaker from house consumer unit from this is 18m (3core) armoured cable. This is fixed externally to the house wall and goes underground for approx 2m. Inside the summer house is a consumer unit with
    1 x 40A 30mA RCD
    2 x MCBs (1 x 6A & 1 x 32A)
    The 32a is used for 5 two gang sockets radial installed. The 6a is for an LED light bar.

    I’ve been told that the consumer unit in the house should be 32amp and that the breaker for the sockets needs to be on a 20amp breaker as the sockets are radial and not ring - does this sound right ?

    Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    1. the breaker in the house CU should be sized to suit the SWA. e.g. if the SWA is 6.0mm, (rated 47A) a 40A MCB is appropriate. if 10.0mm, then the 50A is correct.
    2. if the radial socket circuit in the summer house is wired in 2.5mm, then a 20A MCB is the right choice.
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    I wonder has the op wired it up him self and asking if he had done it correct.
     
  4. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    never jump to conclusions buzz. OP might have just bought the property, or had the installation done by a sparks. facts, man, facts. we need all to make the call.
     
  5. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Hum .... Best get it checked over properly

    Internet advice can't be trusted
     
  6. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    All depends on cable sizes and installation methods, none of which we can verify, so a local electrician is the right call.
     
  7. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    i might be judgemental on this post .but a lot of peaple are asking it is ok .so i qustion that .
     
  8. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    You will never follow in the footsteps of @SparkyChick@SparkyChick & @westward10@westward10 with an attitude like that.... :):)
     
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  9. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Who wants to
     
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  10. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    Its nice to be put on a high pedastool.but some one will knock you off .:D
     
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  11. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Watch out Buzz, nil spelling mistakes, could be all the banter has had some effect on your grasp of the English written word, just kidding Buzz.:tongue::bowing::okay:
     
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