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Discuss Dedicated circuit for Boiler Power in the Central Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    I note you have edited my full response

    Are you a troll
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    like????
     
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  3. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    No. I edited my own response. Touch of paranoia?
     
  4. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    A dedicated supply to a piece of equipment you do not want disturbed by tripping from faults by other electrical items or that requires more sensitive RCD’s or different protection to that provided in a standard CU.
     
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  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    thats ok if the system is rcbo but if its on a split board half of its going off when the rcd trips any way
     
  6. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    There are no regulations that state this ..

    But there are regulations about spurs off spurs, which plumbers tend to ignore.
     
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  7. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    Vee- you can disagree with me you like, but please offer up a BS 7671 reg number to back up your position
     
  8. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    You are missing the point as this is not about regulations, but what is correct for a particular scenario. You are generalising for a boiler.
     
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  9. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    Err no.

    I am offering a direct answer to the op.

    His question was do I need a dedicated fused spur for a new gas boiler.

    The answer is no.
     
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  10. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    Equally electricans often fail to understand controls.
    He asked about Best Practice, not just the minimum requirement under the Regs. Surely that can differ?
     
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  11. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    Murdock - You surely understand what I am saying her and if you where so up on your Regs you would not disagree with this. Have we touched a nerve?
     
  12. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    Not touched a nerve . Just making sure an unsuspecting client isn't badly advised by a plumber, regarding electrical regulations.

    It's that simple.
     
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  13. Vee

    Vee Plumber GSR

    What makes you think you are the only electrician on here?
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    Didn't say I was.

    Maybe the op should post the question on the electricians forum, and see what they say.
     
  15. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    I am an electrician and install boilers.. lol
    No requirement as Murdoch says but if it was my house, it was easy, and i had a RCBO board, then definitly i would give it a dedicated cct.
    Boilers often have zone valves, boilers also often leak, when i am fault finding a tripping RCD, boilers like outside lights and outside sockets are well up there as potential culprits. Having a dedicated cct just makes it easier to find and reduce the nuisance factor
     
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