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 Post subject: Wiring to a summerhouse
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:34 pm 
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I have recently moved into a house where the shed had electric which was spurred off a plug socket in the kitchen to a fused switch and on to the shed. Im knocking the shed down and putting up a summerhouse. Can I use the same wiring for it or should I start over. If so can someone provide a wiring diagram. I'm gonna have about 3 plug sockets a light and outside light. Thanks


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More info please.

Spur from a kitchen socket doesn't sound to clever, distance from house to summerhouse ? Any spare ways at the CU ?

Existing wiring to shed is what ? Twin and earth ? SWA ?

All this will help the pro Electricians to advise...

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I think it all depends on the maximum load you want in the summer house. A couple of sockets inside for a TV/DVD and an outside socket to cut the grass etc plus a couple of LED lights will be fine from a 13A supply. Start to fit heaters and you might want to consider a new supply direct from the CU.


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wine~o wrote:
More info please.

Spur from a kitchen socket doesn't sound to clever, distance from house to summerhouse ? Any spare ways at the CU ?

Existing wiring to shed is what ? Twin and earth ? SWA ?

All this will help the pro Electricians to advise...


Summerhouse will be 40 foot away from house. Existing wire is twin & earth but I can change if necessary


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Twin and earth is not suitable for being used outside (to connect house to shed) it should be changed to 4mm SWA

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