Moving Boiler


Postby McT » Thu May 10, 2007 8:26 pm

I'm having my boiler put in the loft. The power to it at the moment comes from a single 1.5mm cable straight from a Wylex NN916 consumer unit on its own NB15 15A Type 2 breaker. When it is moved I would like to add some extra sockets - 1 for a whole house pump, 1 for an aerial booster and a couple for anything else, e.g. Sewing Machine, Computer etc. What is the best way of achieving this.
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Postby sparx » Fri May 11, 2007 5:13 pm

A you have a radial on a 15A mcb then there is no reason why you can't extend it to several sockets as long as you realise the limit of load, as boiler system usually only requires a 3A fuse, leaves nominal 12 A for other loads this equates to almost 3 kWatts so your proposal is reasonable although power circuits normally wired in 2.5mm as long as mcb not uprated no probs.
If boiler being moved it might be a good time to upgrade circuit to 2.5 on 20A mcb then as above but higher load now poss. ie blr, plus 4kW.
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Postby McT » Fri May 11, 2007 6:32 pm

Thanks - I was thinking of just changing to 2.5mm cable and leaving the breaker at 15A. These mcb's are not that easy to obtain, and since the load is quite low, I think 15A is plenty?
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Postby sparx » Sat May 12, 2007 9:43 am

Good move! It's surprising how little we actually use due to diversity of load,
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