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gog64

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I’ve finally upgraded the dust extraction in my barn to a hefty system with cyclone and HEPA filtration. There was no way it would run on a standard plug so I had a new 20A radial circuit installed. There is plenty of capacity to the barn and a spare way in the distribution board, so the install was very quick for the 2 electricians who did the job. I also had a spare 16A commando socket left over from another job that they used for this install.

I thought it would share how much it cost as of Jan 2022 in case that’s useful to anyone eyeing up a machinery upgrade! It’s important to me to have it properly tested and certified, so that’s in the cost.

Someone will be along in a minute to say that his mate would have done it for 3 farthings and a pork pie, but this is how much it costs for ordinary folk.

25m 2.5 3c ET cable £40.75
2x 20mm PVC glands £1.00
3m jack chain £1.50
20A RCBO £15.00
Labour £112.00

All plus VAT. I was very pleased with that, but bear in mind the socket would have been an extra £20 or so. Also, it’s a barn, so easy access.

I hope that helps someone.
 

martin.pearson

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Depends where people are in the Country, price can vary in some parts it might be 3 farthings & a pastie, or pasty again depending on where you are.
At £112.00 labour for 2 people I'm guessing it didn't take them long at all lol
 
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I’ve finally upgraded the dust extraction in my barn to a hefty system with cyclone and HEPA filtration. There was no way it would run on a standard plug so I had a new 20A radial circuit installed. There is plenty of capacity to the barn and a spare way in the distribution board, so the install was very quick for the 2 electricians who did the job. I also had a spare 16A commando socket left over from another job that they used for this install.

I thought it would share how much it cost as of Jan 2022 in case that’s useful to anyone eyeing up a machinery upgrade! It’s important to me to have it properly tested and certified, so that’s in the cost.

Someone will be along in a minute to say that his mate would have done it for 3 farthings and a pork pie, but this is how much it costs for ordinary folk.

25m 2.5 3c ET cable £40.75
2x 20mm PVC glands £1.00
3m jack chain £1.50
20A RCBO £15.00
Labour £112.00

All plus VAT. I was very pleased with that, but bear in mind the socket would have been an extra £20 or so. Also, it’s a barn, so easy access.

I hope that helps someone.
This is really useful to know - thanks very much for posting. (Liked the 3 farthings and pork pie chat btw!)
 

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