Stephen wanted a solo project whilst Shaun in resting, so he started on the Tech cupboard.
First the two walls next to the bathroom and Storage cupboard where boarded with OSB (using up a lot of small pieces to make solo handling easier and using up the accumulated offcuts). Then Fermacell was stapled and glued up on the wall next the storage cupboard. This was enough to start working on the main Electricity switch panel (consumer unit).
The panel was mounted about 1.2m above the floor and two cable trunks were constructed to manage the cables going down under the floors and up to the first floor. Then the 16mm² supply wires were pushed though the duct to the utility room, they were then connected to the main switch on the panel and the distribution block in the utility.
All the switches were installed in the panel and all the fixed internal wiring was installed. Labels have been added to RCBO neutrals to help with testing.
Tech Cupboard Panel circuits
|Kitchen sockets||RCD ring||Shared RCD|
|Hob||RCD radial||Shared RCD|
|Ovens||RCD radial||Shared RCD|
|Great room Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Conservatory Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Bed 1 Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Bed 2 Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Bed 3 Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Entertainment Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Tech cupboard 1||Non RCD radial||Computers & backup DC|
|Tech cupboard 2||Non RCD radial||Primary DC PSUs|
|Work 1 Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Work 2 Sockets||RCBO radial|
|Work 3 Sockets||RCBO radial||General use|
|Work 3 Special Sockets||Non RCD radial||For Experimental use|
Tech Panel also has a Surge Protection Device fitted.