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Getting Power to pond pump

Postby borderfox » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:14 am

I have no outdoor power option at present - but need power to run pump/filter for a pond. Someone has suggested that I drill through the house external wall and connect up that way. Aside from the fact that I would also need to take up a section of concrete path to do this, I don't want to as its not very energy efficient to puncture the thermal envelope of the house.
There is a standalone oil burner ( just like this -> ... eatpac.jpg ) right next to where the pond will be. I am wondering if its possible to tap the electric feed that is going to this burner for the purposes of running the pump/filter?
Is this wire that I see leading into the burner live all the time or is it likely that the timer/stat in the house cuts power to it to prevent heating kicking up when its not needed??
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Simply Build It

Postby kbrownie » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:42 pm

Read up on Part P of building regulations, before you start to do anything.
Look it up on the project pages under part p of building regs.
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