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    Water butt, Automatic Timer Irrigation from Pump

    Hi scbk, Thanks for the reply. The garden is sloped towards the house so the larger water butt has been taken off the base to make it level with the smaller water butt at the house end. We have a paved seating area near the house so I would not really want to increase the height (which would...
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    Water butt, Automatic Timer Irrigation from Pump

    Hi I am looking to use my water butts to automatically irrigate my garden (by timer) The basic current setup is: Small slimline 100l tank close to the house taking water from the house roof. Larger 250l tank at the top of the garden (about 15 meters away) taking water from the shed roof I...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Thanks guys. I am going to have a good look at the weekend on trying to run a cable behind the beds, but I suspect it is not going to be possible as the bed walls are right up against the concrete posts. I may be able to lift the fence panels a bit to get access from behind and knock out of the...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Yep - See my previous post as it is explained there I think this would be a more stable solution to the tray: https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Cable_Tray/ But yeah the run on the fence would look good. I don't think I could do it both sides as the left is not my fence and the neighbour...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    That is a good idea - I will look into that and also those postfix brackets you also linked - may be a way to go!
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Yeah - this is one of the options the electrician mentioned, but he advised that steel conduit is a pain to run SWA cable in - I assume due to the internal diameter of the conduit is similar to the SWA cable - is this correct - also it would look a bit rubbish on the fence. He also said that...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Regarding mounting to the fence, the electrician was not in favour of it. He gave the example that if there were high winds and the fence blew down into next door garden taking the cable with it, it would leave it possibly unsafe. I guess it is an interpretation of the regs. I would need to get...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    I have given a lot of thought (as well as another electrician) as to how we could get SWA cable down there, but to be in the regs, it would mean pulling up paving drilling through planters etc. which I not wanting to do. I have fencing either side so I cannot mount it above ground. With the more...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Yeah - I agree on the remote sensing being a bit overkill. Regarding the load, I would like options as I may want to look at an irrigation system in future (using a 12v pump in a water butt which is next to the shed). I also would like to have a wireless camera or two up there or security and...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    wow - thanks for all the replies on this. So, in answer to FrodoOne, this specific run will be to power one a few lights at the top end of the garden - security lights on a PIR a switchable light in a shed a few others close by. I will have a separate circuit for some spaced-out lights, but...
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Having a search around I have seen a 5% (0.6v) drop is acceptable? If this is the case, for a 20m cable run, I can have a maximum of 2.2amps or 26watts - is this correct ?
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Ah- thanks for the reply. I selected 18 awg thinking the kcmil was the mm2. So is a 3v drop acceptible, or does it depend on light I am connecting? I will have a seperate circuit to run spaced lights, but i want them seperately switched. Thanks again
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    Another 12v Volt Drop Query

    Hi Guys, I realise you have probably seen several of these previously, but just want to confirm as volt drop calcs are not my strong point I would like to get lighting to the end of my garden where I cannot run 240v without ripping up a newly landscaped garden - confirmed by electrician (it...
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