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Old 03-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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you posted this in the electrical section. What are you talking about?

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He built a house in the lawn and needs a diagram and procedures to earth it. No seriously, you need more information buddy.
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He built a house in the lawn and needs a diagram and procedures to earth it. No seriously, you need more information buddy.
Now I see it. Let the air out of the balloons and the house will settle down on the lawn.
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Hi Shaddi

I'm guessing your from the UK or other country under the IEC regulations?

This is primarily a USA a Canadian site. Most IEC eathing is done under the TN-C-S method for new construction. There are three others used so you need to find out what your power company supplies to your new home. It might be TT, or TN-S or TN-C. TN-C-S is the most common for new installations. With TN-C-S a combined PEN is ran to the house from the transformer then seperate earthing to electrodes is accomplished from the consumer unit or main fuse box.
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He built a house in the lawn and needs a diagram and procedures to earth it. No seriously, you need more information buddy.
Actually he doesn't but he does need to provide his location and earthing system used for his locality. Uk and other IEC countries use terminology that we in the USA have a tendency to think doesn't make any sense, when in reality it makes perfect sense....
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Stubbie, you the man . I am still trying to learn the American way so forgive my ignorance.
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NO problem Bocolo

Just want to make sure, that we don't come across as assuming the person posting doesn't know what they are talking about. Ocassionally we get IEC posts from other countries. I do not advocate giving too much advice other than refer them to an IEC self help site which I will do if the poster returns.
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Words like; earthing, consumer unit, ring mains, or wire sized in mm, are all indications of a UK or EU installation.

And I only know this from coming to these boards.
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Thanks for the info. What does "built house on the lawn" mean?

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That makes me feel a bit better. Thanks.
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Words like; earthing, consumer unit, ring mains, or wire sized in mm, are all indications of a UK or EU installation.

And I only know this from coming to these boards.
I just googled those ring circuits... Interesting concept. A little dangerous, though.

And it does explain why plug-fuses are common. UK people like to brag about it being because of better safety, but now I see that it was from necessity from them using such massive breakers for branch circuit protection.

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