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Thread: re-routing 240v electric cables to shed

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    re-routing 240v electric cables to shed

    one of our old byres is on its last legs and will have to be demolished,problem is the electrics go from our meter in house into the byre into the trips and fuseboxes then onwards to the main sheds we use daily,is above wires aloud now or do they have to be buried,if above do scottish power need to be informed?

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    Re: re-routing 240v electric cables to shed

    sounds a similar set up to my place...we replaced some overhead wires from our side of the meter (by 'we' i mean by qualified electrical contractor)....my experience is most 'sparkys' prefer underground but don't be put of if thats what you want to do....get at least three out and gauge their opinions

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    Re: re-routing 240v electric cables to shed

    If it is after the meter no one needs to be informed
    suggest though , if you running a business off your house meter you should consider your options as you may find a better tax position
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    Re: re-routing 240v electric cables to shed

    Quote Originally Posted by Exfarmer View Post
    if you running a business off your house meter you should consider your options as you may find a better tax position
    Much more likely to be other way around

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    Re: re-routing 240v electric cables to shed

    If it is after meter it is up to yourself, but you will have to take safety into account. Is there going to be any traffic under where the cable will go, how about roofs? Pros and cons for both under and over ground, but properly done I would prefer to go underground as there is less likelihood of damage. If it is going to be under the new building run the cable in conduit with a couple of bits of rope in there as well, just in case you need to put anything else in in the future.

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    Re: re-routing 240v electric cables to shed

    We had a similar situation and went for underground. Got a local firm in and moled a duct under the concrete yard with one pit in the middle where there was a convenient rough piece that wanted replacing anyway. Don't remember the exact cost, but it worked out cheaper than putting a pole up as we would otherwise have to have done, and no line stretched across the yard to be caught by every load of straw.
    While waiting to do the work, we took the power to the other buildings through an armoured cable run on the surface and plugged into the welder socket in the workshop so it could be easily taken up for traffic to pass.

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