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Adding power to garage

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by pumabhoy, 30 Jun 2003.

  1. pumabhoy

    pumabhoy

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    I'm in the process of building an attached garage. When finished I want to add a light and a couple of electricity sockets.
    Can I just power both from a new MCB in the consumer box (there are free spaces available) as I want to keep it seperate from the rest of the house electrics?
    Should I put them on the regular or RCD side of the box?
    Do I have to use any special wire or is regular twin and earth ok?
    Cheers
    Mikey
     
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    Regular T&E okay but the lighting should be seperate from the sockets and 1mm2 as opposed to 2.5mm2 as used in your mains
     
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    following on from that, the sockets should be in a ring using 2.5 twin and earth and should be on the rcd side of your cunsumers unit, and the lights should be in 1 or 1.5 twin and earth and not on the rcd side of your consumers unit
     
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