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Old 08-19-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Hello there,

I`m new to this! I want to run electricity out to my garage, the garage is 10metres from the house, The electricity would be used for lighting and power points for eg: small drill, hoover, outside lighting and garden pond,nothing commercial or heavy duty.

I was going to use 6ml armoured cable to a 6way RCD consumer unit, I was then told to use 10ml cable. is there any regulation that says I should use 10ml armoured in the UK? any other advise appreciated.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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Since you are not in the US, it would be very difficult to answer your question. Is your garage attached or detached?
If your in Canada, help will be on the way soon. Keep your eye on this thread.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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Op has indicated he is in the UK, this being a mostly US based site, there won't be a lot of people on here that can provide any assistance in this matter. Marc, the frenchelectrician might be able to help you out with this.
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Hey mate!

Without talking about codes I think we can safely make a few assumptions.

1) The size of the wire is based on how much load you have.

2) The load you have in the garage is up to you. e.g. how many lights or if you have small or large tools.

3) 10 meters is very short in the electrical world and has nothing really to do with your case.

4) Bigger is usually better if you can afford it but don't let "bragging rights" influence your decision (who gives a damn if you have 200 amps in your garage?)

5) Whatever wire size you install, check with a pro on HOW to install it correctly.
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Pete, J.V.& others

Thanks to everyone for useful advice, didn't realize the site was mainly American Iv'e found it very useful, and will certainly use it again.watching thread.

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Clive UK (Wales) "country in GB."
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Where is Marc "The French Electrician" when we need him. Merci Mark
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Where is Marc "The French Electrician" when we need him. Merci Mark
Haha, I was wondering the same thing.
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