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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    It's a probably 1995 fitted Memera 2000 with 2 empty fuse slots. One RCD protects three areas with the lights & immersion heater excluded from that. Is that too old?
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    I think I'm inclined to agree with what you and others are saying. In trying to keep the cost down, by keeping away from the older Consumer Unit, he's crossed into some questionable territory, using the Meter Box to house a consumer unit as you say and then the external armoured cable run. I...
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    What's the general feeling about the splitter unit he wants to put in meter box? Partly he was keeping away from an old Consumer Unit, and the outside run avoids floorboards etc. Is this an OK thing or a bit of a bodge?
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    Regarding an Electric Car charging point, I did casually raise this, not because I plan to get one (currently managing without any car) but as a future benefit whilst he was running a proper supply to the garage. His reply was to the effect that he didn't want to get involved in that, basically...
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    Yes! Henley block was what he said.
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    He said there was room in the Meter Box to put a splitter (it had a name which I forget) and that he'd run 4mm2 armoured. Now you mention it, it did cross my mind this wouldn't fuse the armoured run before the garage box, except for the 100A main fuse(!) What should he do there? Think he was...
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    Thanks for your answers. As these are being affected by the gravel width, I've looked more closely at the run in front of the house. Slabs have been laid, and peering behind the bins, not at an even distance all along the front of the house. Near the meter box there's just a 4 inch gap...
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    Thanks for your replies. I don't have a copy of the Regs, is it possible he might counter that as the gravel trench is just a few inches wide and right against the front of the house 'No one would reasonably dig there?'. Not defending the guy, just asking. Assuming you are confident this is...
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    Does armoured cable to Garage need to be buried?

    Bit confused on this one. An electrician has quoted to run a supply to my adjoining garage. The route would be from the external meter box (splitting the heavy supply cable to Consumer Unit), dropping down a foot or so and into a narrow gravel trench running right in front of the house to hide...
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    Moving a surface trunking ring in kitchen

    I want to move the head-height surface trunking (16 x 25mm) which takes the ring to my kitchen’s only double socket. Its height could cause a problem when I install a gas cooker, so I want instead to run the trunking just above the skirting boards and then straight up to the double socket. I...
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