Boiler Spur?

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Can I spur off the boiler?

Yes you can spur off this as long as the supply cable to the boiler can handle the extra load. Make sure the cable you use is 2.5mm twin and earth. Also make sure the fused spur has a 13 amp fuse to protect the cable.Oct 22, 2013

What is a boiler fuse spur?

A fused spur is a switch that’s used to isolate electrical equipment from the mains supply. You’ll typically find them on the left or right of your oven or hob, and next to or underneath your heater.

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Should a boiler be plugged into a socket?

And the boiler must be plugged into an unswitched socket outlet. This is so the only way of isolating the boiler is withdrawing the plug, which guarantees isolation of live and neutral. Some switched sockets only switch the live.Jan 25, 2021

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What is a spur in electrical terms?

Spur – An electrical supply using one feed cable to a socket taken off a ring main usually used to achieve an extra socket without having to do too much work. See also Fused Spur.

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Does boiler need to be on own circuit?

It’s best to have the boiler on its own circuit as if the installation is 17th regs then a ring main fault would lose your heating too so recommend depending on cable routing it has separate rcbo and isnt then prone to nuisance tripping because of fault on other circuit.

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Is it OK to spur off a spur?

The reason for not running two spurs from the same spur “point” is that it can lead to possible overloads in that one leg of the final can become unbalanced and exceed the max.Jan 15, 2018

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Where is a fuse spur on a boiler?

The switch fuse Spurs could be located close to the boiler, in an airing cupboard, or close to the fuse box. Also looking associated cupboards around the fuse box, open side sockets.

Can I use a plug instead of a fused spur?

So as long as the plug sockets are accessible without touching the appliance to turn it off then this is fine, but also a fused spur is fine too.”Sep 30, 2019

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Does a spur have to be fused?

As we have stated, you can only wire a single spur socket from an existing socket or junction box, however if you need to add more sockets then you will first need to install a fused connection unit or FCU.

Can you plug a combi boiler into a socket?

A boiler can be either connected via a switched fused connection unit (spur) or an UNswitched socket outlet – not a switched socket outlet…Apr 27, 2006

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Can I plug boiler into extension cord?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

You are right to be concerned. The extension lead not only is a trip hazard but if overloaded can become a fire hazard. If your boiler is a standard combi boiler there should be a 3amp fuse inside the plug you have plugged in.

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What supply does a boiler need?

All combination boilers require a power supply. This is usually provided by a 3A switched fused spur adjacent to the boiler. A 3 core flex connects to the boiler terminals, which will be the standard L N and E.

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How does spur work?

A spur is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse or other animal to move forward or laterally while riding. It is usually used to refine the riding aids (commands) and to back up the natural aids (the leg, seat, hands, and voice).

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What appliances need a fused spur?

Fused spurs are commonly used as an alternative to a conventional socket, for the installation of powerful electrical appliances that can be installed without a plug, such as ovens, washing machines, electric heaters, dishwashers, fridges, and so on.

What are the wiring requirements for a boiler?

The boiler requires a 120 volt single phase connection with a separate fused disconnect (supplied by installer or contractor) and a 20 amp circuit breaker (supplied by installer or contractor).

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What cable is used for boiler?

The simplest way to connect the Boiler Switch to the boiler is to use a single 5 core cable; however, a 2 core cable can be used to connect to the room thermostat terminals and a separate 3 core to the power terminals if necessary. This may be more appropriate if the terminals are further apart.

How many amps does an electric boiler use?

Most electric boilers will use 48 amps, and most homes have a 60 amp fuse, meaning that if you have a couple of other appliances running you could end up blowing the fuse.Oct 4, 2021

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How far can you run a spur?

It should be wired in 2.5mm2 P.V.C./P.V.C. T&E cable. There is no limit to the length of a spur, but Voltage drop considerations should be taken into account. It is not recommended that large loads like immersion heaters, large space heaters or similar loads be connected to the ring final circuit.Apr 19, 2020

How many Spurs can you have off one socket?

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

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You can have one unfused spur per socket-outlet on a ring main or one fused spur per socket-outlet, you can have as many sockets as you like off of a fused spur.

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Can I put 2 double sockets on a spur?

you can have maximum one double socket as a normal spur but if you are going from socket to FCU fused at 13 amp from there you can add as many sockets as you wish as all the sockets and cable will be protected by the fuse so no chance of overloading the cable the fuse will blow first.Nov 13, 2003

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How do I know if my boiler fuse is blown?

This is also sometimes called a consumer unit. You’ll need to should check if the circuit is off (the switch is pointing down) or if it’s on (the switch is pointing up). If there’s no power to your boiler and the problem is a blown fuse, you should notice that one of the switches is pointing down.

How does fused spur work?

Fused spurs are electrical switches that contain an individual fuse – i.e. an electrical component that protects against shocks and electrical fires by breaking the connection in the event of excessive current.

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Do all boilers have a fuse?

Like most appliances that operate using electricity, a boiler is fitted with a fuse to prevent damage in the event of a power surge.

Can I run a spur off a socket?

The easiest way of connecting into a ring circuit is to run a spur cable from the terminals of an existing socket – but you can’t connect it to any socket. The IEE Wiring Regulations are very specific about this. You mustn’t run a spur from a socket that’s already on a spur, or that already supplies a spur.

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Why have a fused spur?

A fused spur is used as an alternative to a plug and socket. Due to this, they can allow the higher voltage appliance to operate on a single cable outside of the ring main. Also because they use a fuse, they protect against shocks in the event of an excessive current. This means that they offer an extra safety element.Jun 12, 2021

Can you change the fuse in a fused spur?

You’ll need to get yourself a little flat head screwdriver, put it in the slot and just prise it open gently.” “Once it open, you just need to poke the fuse out, and it will come out like so. Now make sure the fuse you’re replacing is the same amperage as the one you took out.

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Can you spur off a fused spur?

the regs say you can have unlimited fused spurs but only the same number of unfused spurs as there is sockets but you cannot spur of a spur fused or unfused, regards Terry.

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What is a non fused spur?

An unfused spur consists of a conductor, of suitable current-carrying capacity, connected to the terminals of the circuit’s overcurrent protective device in the consumer unit, or directly to either the terminals of an accessory such as a socket-outlet or a junction box without further overcurrent protection being …

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What is an unswitched socket?

The finish on this socket is off-white.

An unswitched wall plug socket is great for electrical appliances that have their own separate power control switch, like a coffee machine, television or table lamp. This handy little switch basically stops you scrambling over furniture to try and turn the plug on.

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Can I turn off my boiler in the summer?

Boilers Can Drain Energy in Summer

This standing pilot light will waste gas over the summer while it has nothing to do. We recommend you turn off the gas to the pilot light (there should be a valve next to the pilot burner assembly) and only relight it in fall.Apr 8, 2019

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Should I drain my boiler for the summer?

Gas boilers are one of the best ways to enjoy comfort through even the chilliest of winters. They are highly energy efficient and can last for many years. But, like any gas-powered system and any heating system, a boiler can be an energy drain if it remains working during the summer when it isn’t needed.Apr 16, 2018

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Will my boiler stop leaking if I turn it off?

Heat creates extra pressure. The weak spot that is leaking is then exposed. When you turn off the boiler and the system cools down, the pressure reduces and the leak stops.Jun 4, 2021

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Does a hot water boiler need a low water cut off?

Water in the boiler must be maintained at the normal operating water level (NOWL). Low water cutoff switches are generally 2-6 inches below the NOWL. The LWCO uses an electric conductivity probe or a float to detect the water level inside the boiler.Mar 10, 2022

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