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Old 18-06-2017, 09:01 PM   #21
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Plus a separately fused supply, armored cable as necessary and these days you may just need a qualified electrician to issue a certificate.
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Old 18-06-2017, 09:10 PM   #22
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I know somebody who put a ring main in a summer house and the supply was a 13amp plug in a socket in the garage.
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I know somebody who put a ring main in a summer house and the supply was a 13amp plug in a socket in the garage.
My shed is supplied by armored cable from a fused outlet from my main fuse board. Where the supply enters the shed it feeds another fuseboard with separate RCDs for lights, sockets and alarm.
My garage which was done before we bought the house.....well that's another matter.
Just waiting for my tame sparky to extend the shed supply to the garage.
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Old 19-06-2017, 09:15 AM   #24
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I'll ring the fire brigade
Oh ye of little faith!
Got green lights on the socket test......that's a go!
But you're right I think the rules have changed now?

(T and E in a mechanical protective sleeve, PVC conduit, counts as armoured if labelled)
Or it did!-----I'm sure it still does?
Depends on the distance.........and the wattage, for your cable thickness, I used electric oven cable which was rated at some 20,000 watts.
I run well under 2k watts......very safe, with 1k of that being from the heater which is only in use for about 30-45% of the time over the winter months.

My cable is wall mounted only dipping under 12" thick slab of pavement in a PVC core. Which comes out directly into the slab inside the fish house (shed) could be a train depot just the same......
I'm confident you're not going to accidentally chip through the pathway!

I didn't wire the board up! Just fed wires back to it, although I used a full size consumer unit......most likely you'll have 2-3 mcb +rcd only. Lights and the loop, maybe a heater on its own.


Freshwater ring
Reef ring
Humidity fan
Temp +
Lights.
Services (freezer etc.)
That's how I divided it up, looks cool, didn't burn.....no sparky bits.......happy days!
Perhaps I should add, I worked for a general builder doing re-wires and moving sockets as necessary during kitchen/bathroom fit outs.......so not a total noob!
But in the same vain, not a qualified professional.
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Unfortunately as with many discussions were getting towards what is becoming totally unacceptable text and/or advice re mains power supplies etc on a public forum.

I am going take the proverbial bull by the horns and lock this topic now.
Those reading this must understand that 240 volts outdoors can be lethal if not installed correctly and to Part P of the UK building regulations.

On no account should anyone reading this topic automatically assume what is being used, spoken about or advice given by posters is legal or safe.
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