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Loft electrics onto this consumer unit?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by gasbusters, 5 Jun 2019.

  1. donrkebab

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    Re: the cu, your opinion is wrong.
     
  2. EFLImpudence

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    Why not?
     
  3. SFK

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    EFL,
    Happy to be corrected on this as I was speaking from what my Electrician said when he fitted circuits to my loft in my CU without 30mA protection )see my earlier comment #21).
    His comment was that the new circuit to these newly fitted sockets needed RCD protection, so could not use MCB, and would use a RCBO for this new circuit.
    SFK
     
  4. EFLImpudence

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    That is true, but it is nothing to do with your CU being plastic or metal.

    MCBs could be used for other things.
     
  5. EFLImpudence

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    I have edited the post, please read again if you did not see the edits.
     
  6. SFK

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    Understood. Thank you

    My mistake in my wording regarding the type of CU, it was badly worded response directly to Phills comment on
    "If it’s not Moulded Plastic , just try source some Hagar MCB’s to suit",
    which I read as
    "If it’s a metal CU, just try source some Hagar MCB’s to suit".

    SFK
     
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  7. donrkebab

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    But you haven't indicated the edits, AFICT
     
  8. EFLImpudence

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    It doesn't matter.

    The point is that someone who had already read the post may never see the edits if I hadn't told them asked them to read it again.
     
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  9. ban-all-sheds

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    Nonsense.
     
  10. ban-all-sheds

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    OOI, copper or push-fit plastic?


    Now would be a good time to replace the CU with an all-RCBO one at a marginal cost so small you'll probably not notice it.
     
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