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Postby robbo_2008 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:27 am

hi can anyone help..I have 3 lights on my shed they are wired from a mains socket in the house and are dug in with armoured cable to the shed and the lights connected.I want to attach a waterproof 3 pin socket to this circuit for using the lawn mower.My question is that i want to be able to use the lawnmower without having all the shed lights on at the same time is there any way they can be wired or anything else i can attach so when i switch on the lawnmower socket this swiches off the lights circuit and vice versa or will just need to mow the lawn with all lights blazing..
many thanks
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Postby ericmark » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:19 pm

Possible yes but not sure it would be worth the expense to use any automated system just fitting a local isolator (Switch) would be a lot cheaper. You will need RCD protection and it is a grey area as to Part P as work in a shed may not need Part P when the supply is already there but not sure if adding a socket to use outside would come under garden or shed! Since you say “Water Proofâ€

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