8.5 kw shower cable size

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  1. TopTrumper

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    I understand.
    Completely. :rolleyes:
     
  2. GaryMo

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    Why the rolling eyes then?
    Seriously, is there something you don't understand or don't agree with?
     
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  4. TopTrumper

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    It means you just made yourself look like a right soft c*nt
     
  5. GaryMo

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    Very classy :cool:
     
  6. equitum

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    Errrr....toptrumper, I have never known a name so apt as yours, well done !!

    EDIT: Please explain why you are not ashamed of giving advice that could potentially cause a fire and at best is contrary to any reg since about the 2nd edition without having a rethink and perhaps an admission you were wrong ?
     
  7. RF Lighting

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    Well personal insults are all he can resort to to try and make you look foolish, as your advice about cables in insulation can't be disputed, what with it being right and all.
     
  8. GaryMo

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    Hence I'm not biting, it's not worth the effort.
     
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    I too am puzzled.

    Can you please tell me what you would do in the scenario you have described and your reasons for doing so.
     
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    Do nothing - oh that won't do will it - after all there are loads of solutions.

    Start by reading 523.7 - in particular the second and third paragraphs. Note to that the cyclic nature of the load maybe taken into account (para 1).

    So you could select a different installation method (in the literal sense) and use something other than 70 degree C PVC.
    Just pick you cable and de-rate it by 50% - XLPE perhaps or bare MI maybe, the list goes on.

    You could also consider using cables of different sizes to cope with the restrictions on heat loss in the loft.

    No doubt someone will mention heat transfered via connections, and the problems of actually making those connections but these things can all be solved.

    Next :D
     
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    10,800 / 240 = 45

    Using parallel runs of 6mm will allow 45A+ with any of the new 10X methods.

    Or parallel 4mm, wap some trunking round it in the wall and call it ref method A, 26A x2.

    Not the norm in domestic and never done it this way myself, but heard it discussed, any thoughts?

    cos showers are getting more and more power hungry and people are stuffing insulation everywhere. Gone are the days when people would be overjoyed with a 7.2 mira supreme, and they wonder why their electric bills hit the roof.
     
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    Had to fit a similar size shower before, that too would only take 10mm. I needed to get through insulation to get across to bathroom roofspace, so I ran 16mm to the shower pullswitch and then the short distance from pullswitch (i kept battened above insulation) to the shower in 10mm,
     
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    Nothing at all wrong with that.

    How did you find terminating a 16mm and 10mm in a pull switch? I'm normally tearing my hair out when connecting 2 x 10mm cables even with the deepest backbox I can lay my hands on!

    In fact, I hate pull switches :evil:
     
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    I'm getting wise, I wont tackle something like that without having at least one spare patress box at hand, two, if i know im in that short tempered mood :evil:

    Pull switchs are great for one thing, loose terminals, hot contacts and replacement!! (ok three)
    Top of the list of things I hate doing at the top of a ladder!
     

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