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Safely routing electricity to my shed?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Brittanyan, 22 Sep 2015.

  1. Brittanyan

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    Edit: Nevermind, got the answer I was looking for online.

    Apologies, can't seem to delete a thread here.
     
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    Might be wise to tell us the answer you got - there are a lot of people out there giving dodgy advice, especially on garden forums.
     
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    Advice I got was that for my work, since I'm not running a constant supply, I'm able to use a couple of long extension reels from my house. My concern was safety in the case that somehow the insulated cable was damaged, but I've been told that it'll trip a breaker. So as long as both socket and plug are out of the elements, it's a safe plan.
     
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    From whom?


    To supply a shed, i.e. sockets and lights out there?

    Were you asked if you had RCD protection?

    Were you asked about distance and told about cable size? Did anybody do voltage drop and fault-loop impedance calculations?


    1. Not necessarily.
    2. The design and construction should be such that the cable doesn't get damaged in the first place.


    Not necessarily.
     
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