wiring for a boiler via a 3 pin plug?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by billybongos, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. billybongos

    billybongos New Member

    is this all right?
  2. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    I would wire using a fcu but if it's already like it then who cares?
  3. pcelectrics

    pcelectrics New Member

  4. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    Nothing wrong with that.
  5. steve CF

    steve CF New Member

    what if the thermostat cable is buried into the plaster and is 230V, is RCD protection required or not ? even if its till connected via a plug.
  6. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    That's an interesting point Steve, I suppose if the stat cable was installed post 17th. rcd would be required, even though it's supplied from a plug?
  7. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    bs7671 ends with the plug - there is no reason to stop anyone supplying a shed via a socket thus avoiding 7671 and part p altogether.
  8. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    Yes Coloumb, I suppose if something is connected by a plug it isn't considered fixed wiring, even if it is concealed/chased into a wall.
  9. steve CF

    steve CF New Member

    but the regs apply to caravans which are connected via a plug/socket
  10. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    but commando sockets aint fused...
  11. mr sillys

    mr sillys New Member


    rcds you kids

    commando sockets are made to a certain size colour etc to match the rating


  12. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    rating of what?
  13. Slap Dash Harry

    Slap Dash Harry New Member

    commando sockets are colour coded to thier current rating, hence they are unfused.
  14. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

  15. mr sillys

    mr sillys New Member

    colour code voltage
    physical size current rating


  16. learnerelectrics

    learnerelectrics New Member

    I cannot see anything wrong with wiring a boiler to a 3 pin plug. Atleast that way the poor old lady can still plug the boiler into a different circuit if need be
    So why do many people insist on using a fixed spur which isn't easily accessible to a non-spark???

    Also why specify an unswitched socket???

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