consumer unit

  1. JoshuaSmith

    Secondary consumer unit instead of fused spur

    Hi I have three fused switches in my kitchen wired into the kitchen ring as you would a plug, the appliance as the spur off the fused switch. They are for 1) gas boiler, 2) underfloor heating pump, 3) a spur for the garden room, consisting of a couple of plugs and lights. Currently its an...
  2. A

    consumer unit schematics for the outbuilding

    Hi everyone, I am looking for some advice regarding getting power to one of the outbuildings, it will be used as a small workshop. (around 20 sqm, lights, sockets, solar (over 3kw), some welding equipment, power tools). On schematics, this is marked as Outbuilding 2. (This is not yet built)...
  3. S

    "tapping off" a garden feed

    Hi all I have a summerhouse at the end of the garden which has a power supply coming from the house via a 16a breaker and armoured cable leading to a consumer unit in the summerhouse. We are building a home office in the middle of the garden. I am hoping to run ( or rather have run) power to it...
  4. D

    Disconnect electric shower

    Hi there, I've recently renovated my bathroom including removing the old 10.5kw electric shower. The cable is still in place as impossible to remove. The cable from shower to isolator is disconnected and the mcb is switched off (taped down so no one switches on). When you test it the earth wire...
  5. L

    I converted my consumer unit to all RCBO, how did I do?

    Hey there! A few weeks ago I posted on this forum asking for advice on converting my existing split-load Hager consumer unit to an all RCBO consumer unit. Huge shoutout to the folks who provided some helpful feedback and shared their wisdom on competencies and qualifications. Your input was...
  6. L

    New busbar for split-load consumer unit converted to all RCBO

    Hi DIYers! I just moved in and I needed additional breakers in the Hager Consumer unit (VECOS33-6H), but there was no space and no way to replace the unit with a larger one. Since it's a split unit, I freed up space for additional breakers by replacing the existing ones with RCBOs and removing...
  7. O

    Replace Consumer Unit - Professional Advice Required

    Hello! I want to have my consumer unit replaced and have already bought a new 10 way Fusebox CU with surge protection, 6 mini RCBOs, 4 blank modules and an intumescent strip in readiness for an electrician to install. However, I'm looking for advice from professional electricians only please...
  8. C

    Basic garage rewire and CU installation.

    I'm about to start the process of refreshing my single detached garage. Currently the power to the garage is supplied from an RCBO in the house, via SWA to an old metal clad isolator (FCU?) similar to this: Which then feeds out to a couple of lights and a double socket. The plan is to fit a...
  9. S

    Replacing CU off peak supply

    Hi I’m due to move into a 3 bedroom flat in a few weeks. Im thinking of replacing a CU that has off-peak supply with 3 mcb’s, no RCD, for 3 storage heaters. There is a separate CU for everything else in the flat. I want to add two more storage heaters (Dimplex Quantum), and there is space on...
  10. M

    isolator for consumer unit

    Hi, id like to have a new consumer unit fitted , but i think i need an isolator upstream of the consumer unit(outside next to meter i think??) so the consumer unit can made safe. Is this right?. There is currently a 80amp fuse , but im thinking this cant be the actual isolator?. If i need one...
  11. N

    Running power to a garden log cabin via a garage

    Hi, Looking for some information on powering a log cabin but also a garage which is between the cabin and house. My intention is to run armoured cable to the pod via the garage. Once finished I will get an electrician to check, test and connect to the consumer unit. So the question is what...
  12. Z

    Installing Outdoor Lighting

    Hi All, New to the forum, looking for some advice. I'm a fairly competent DIYer and have completed some other minor electrical stuff recently... I'm looking to install some outdoor lights in my new house as currently have none. There is no existing lighting circuit outside or sockets, however...
  13. B

    Can I do this ?

    Hi I currently have a supply running from my house to my New Garage that is fitted with a Garage consumer unit , and is fed by SWA cable buried at the appropriate depth. At the time of installation , the SWA was run through an empty garage of mine , which currently has now power at all. Is...
  14. Darren Rainbow

    New consumer unit ?

    I've just viewed a house to possibly purchase, am I correct to think it needs a new consumer unit ? Switches / sockets looks modern but how do I onow if it needs total re-wring ? Cheers
  15. B

    Extending power from garage to log cabin

    After being in our latest house for about 6 months, I'm thinking of building a log cabin at the end of our garden about 40-45m back from our garage, but I need to be sure that we can safely and effectively supply it with electricity before even starting the project. Connecting directly into the...
  16. S

    Residential Conduit VRI

    Hi all, I'm in the process of buying a house. I went for a second viewing at the weekend and essentially performed our own survey. I was surprised to see that the electrics were all in conduit. There was conduit visible up from the consumer unit and the lighting radial in the loft was seen to...
  17. P

    Consumer unit replacement cost

    I just had an EICR done and the electrician recommended swapping the CU unit out as it tripped as soon as he plugged his meter in. It's probably 30 odd years old, BS 5486, so makes sense. My question is if £600+ is a reasonable cost for installation of a new 5 circuit CU? It's in London. Thanks
  18. R

    Tripping electrics

    So we've had our electricity tripping randomly.. We have an old fuse board so all the circuits are on a single rcd, so fault finding has been tricky. We got home today to a burning smell from the area, called an emergency electrician who found the tails going into the meter had come lose, he...
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    Renew electrics or update certain parts?

    Hi all I am posting here because I always had good advice when I lived in the UK and the forums here in France are not so helpful . Could be my French ! I wanted a bit of advice. We are buying a house built in 1978. The electrical report came back with some anomalies, which are fairly standard...
  20. M

    New cooker installation.

    Hi, we are getting a new cooker. The old one has been removed from a circuit that states 32amp circuit in the consumer unit for the cooker. All the new cookers I am looking at seem to want higher? 40amp plus. Have I misunderstood is it OK to use the current circuit and just replace old cooker...