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Consumer Unit Radial Circuits Fuse Upgrade

Postby Jayjayz420 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:41 pm

Hello, I’m very new too all this I’m curious if Theresa a qualified preferred uk electrician who can advise me in upstanding a 16amp into a 32amp dude plus making a radio circuit on a wooden board. And a couple other things. Thanks in advance..
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Postby Mr White » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:34 pm

Your question does not completely make sense, what are you trying to do?
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Postby Jayjayz420 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:49 pm

Mr White wrote:Your question does not completely make sense, what are you trying to do?

Hey sorry it auto corrected and won’t allow me to change. Bassicly I need too talk to an electrician about a project I have regarding changing a 16a to a 32a fuse as well as another matter regarding a radial circuit. But I have many questions so was hoping I could find a qualified sparky to talk too
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Postby ericmark » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:43 pm

Rewireable fuses are not permitted when in the control of an ordinary person, you have to use cartridge fuses, getting a fuse carrier to take a larger cartridge fuse may be a problem and also working out if the cable can take a larger fuse, so not really a job for the DIY guy.

As to radio not sure if high impedance ear pieces still sold, but think AM broadcasts are still made, so a radio with a germanium diode, and a toilet role centre with wire rapped around it is still possible, I would use a variable capacitor to tune it, but you could put a lump of iron in and out centre of toilet role.

Google for a cystal radio set or bread board radio you should find some instructions.
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Postby Mr White » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:10 pm

I have yet to figure out what a crystal radio has to do with anything.
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Postby Mr White » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:16 pm

Jayjayz420 wrote:was hoping I could find a qualified sparky to talk too


I can not see that happening via a public forum.
Some times a site visit is the best option, I believe this is one of those times.
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Postby ericmark » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:32 am

[quote="Mr White"]I have yet to figure out what a crystal radio has to do with anything.[/quote]
When I read post correction was not viewable so read "plus making a radio circuit on a wooden board" now I realise should have said radial not radio.

The delay in posting to being viewable means this forum is slow and not really suitable to do what you want.

In the main to change a 16A to 32A circuit would need new cable, there are exceptions, I know with old house hob was on a 32A RCBO and swapped to a 16A RCBO when hob swapped, so it could be swapped back, what you would need is the originally installation certificate which should show cable sizes.

However I personally would not want to tell anyone they could up the size without first looking at the job. There are too many things that could go wrong.
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