Connecting Outbuilding to House

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I suspect that however which way I do this it will not conform to regulations unless I use an electrician.
Correction - it will not conform to regulations if you neither use an electrician nor DIY it properly.


I do think it should be pretty darned safe though, how about if I use a plug in RCD adapter on the house socket?
Voltage drop.
Fault loop resistance.
Depth of buried cable.
Testing for continuity of protective conductors, insulation resistance, polarity, fault loop.


This then would mean the cabin would trip if there was an issue in the cabin and the adapter would trip before I overloaded the house socket.
RCDs do not protect against overload. And as said, 2 in series won't mean that on trips before the other. If there's a problem in the cabin you could take out some or all of the house circuits. You could have to go back there to reset it. If you're in the house you might have to schlep out to the cabin to sort out a problem.

You should do some studying before trying to do electrical design work.
 
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Not been claiming here to be an electrician but working things out but unless someone tells me what T&E is I'll never know.
This is a DIY forum right?

I refute that there is anything shoddy at all with the electrics right now all electrics that exist have been fitted by professionals or were installed at point of manufacture.
 
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Not been claiming here to be an electrician but working things out
So listen to what the electricians are telling you
but unless someone tells me what T&E is I'll never know.
T&E=Twin and Earth (70° C thermoplastic (PVC) insulated and sheathed flat cable (often grey) with copper conductors, consisting of a protective conductor(aka earth). The twin cables are often used as live and neutral but can be found in switching as both live. Standard run of the mill stuff found in most domestic installations, not suitable for external runs.
This is a DIY forum right?
It is, but there are times that the topic is beyond the DIYers capabilities and quite often they do not have the correct tools, knowledge or testing equipment to continue with the project safely and correctly. but no harm in learning if you are willing to listen.
I refute that there is anything shoddy at all with the electrics right now all electrics that exist have been fitted by professionals or were installed at point of manufacture.
That's fair enough, but it is reasonable to assume that both the distribution cable and the cabin, have had a time in service/operation and may not be as they were when new, so no harm in proving that they are fit for continued service.
 
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It is, but there are times that the topic is beyond the DIYers capabilities and quite often they do not have the correct tools,
In this case it's mostly just regular DIY toolbox stuff for the SWA, plus possibly spanners for the glands, although depending on clearances pump pliers can be used.


knowledge
Anyone can learn.


or testing equipment
eBay.

It'll be interesting to see what these go for: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Robin-tes..._Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item23265360eb

But more to the point, griff, that item shows you the names of the test instruments you need, or you can get multifunction testers which combine all three.
 
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