We changed a combi for a new main a few weeks ago, BG have been out and say they will not take it on as the main switch is a 13 amp plug in to a socket, they say it has to be a fused spur, who is right?
"Connection to the mains supply shall be made via a fused 3 pin plug to an unswitched shuttered socket, both complying with the
requirements of BS 1363. (Alternatively, connection may be made via a 3 A fused double pole isolator having a contact separation of at least 3 mm in all poles and supplying the boiler and controls only)."
So I suppose that BG would ignore the manufacturers instructions. What do the Main instructions say? At least you could confirm with your customer that you've followed the MIs...
you should have a 3 amp double pole fused spur,but i prefer a 3 amp plug,you cant get killed if its unplugged
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it used to be that corgi required switch fused spurs only.
then out came part P and plumber not on part P register - corgi then said ok plug and socket fitted with a 3 amp fuse is ok.(bypasses part P)
now 17th edition reg 5188.8.131.52 states
A plug and socket-outlet or similar device of rating not exceeding 16 amps may be used as a device for switching off for mechanical maintenance.
but reg 5184.108.40.206 states
A plug and socket -outlet or similar device shall not be selected as a device for emergency switching.
confusing well yes when i bought the regs it said £15 on the front and £51 on the back - and it never got any less confusing in the middle.
hope this helps cheers
At the end of the day the manufacturer is king here. If they specify a separate 3 amp fused spur must be used in the MI's then it is not installed correctly and BG are within their rights to refuse to cover.