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  1. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Scottish Borders
    I've been asked to PAT a tortoise house. Basically a glorified rabbit hutch.
    I've had a quick look at it, but i'm not keen on getting the tester out its box just yet.

    The electrical part of it, built up by the builder(? assembler? erector?), is a 13A plugtop, white 3 core flex into an IP66 box mounted on the back of the house/hutch.
    Inside this is a 2 channel heating programmer. From there, the flex goes inside to a 1 gang 13A socket, and a IP rated 600mm fluo fitting.
    The controller times when the light and the socket are powered, individually.

    The socket then feeds a shop bought light fitting with a 75W heat lamp in it. (2 core flex)

    I've told the builder the socket would need to be IP rated as well, and change the main plugtop fuse to a 3A
    Apart from that, wooden structure... nothing to earth.
     
  2. Cadgey123
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    Cadgey123 Electrician's Arms

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    London
    If the socket is inside, does it need ingress protection? Agree with fusing down as you only have a small load.
     
  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    that is correct .and what about the tortoise saying about it. :D
     
  4. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    how big is the tortoise shed is it has bigger then a barn ,why wood you think the shed needs bonding. lol.
     
  5. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Scottish Borders
    Yes, its inside. Mounted near the top so not sitting in tortoise doo-doo.
     
  6. gnuuser
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    gnuuser retired Industrial wire monkey DIY

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    nw.Pa. USA
  7. TonyMitchell
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    TonyMitchell Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire, UK
    Testudinidae locations should be bonded with a Terra pin :D
     
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