wiring regs

What's the best reading material nowadays for info on wiring regs e.g. a guide to best practice and the regs, part P etc. for intelligent but non specialist DIYer? Just about to embark on a re-wiring project.
cheers Jacob
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normanwisdom wrote:

Frinstance there's a list here.
http://www.buildingcentrebookshop.co.uk/tbc/results.asp?TAG=&CID=&st_01=electrical+wiring&sf_01=CTITLE Which do I need? The 'Which' guide is not enough i feel. It's a chapel conversion with 3 phase.
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http://www.buildingcentrebookshop.co.uk/tbc/results.asp?TAG=&CID=&st_01=electrical+wiring&sf_01=CTITLE
Horses for courses I think. As a primer my pick is Whitfield and the latest edition has a small section on part P. Happen to use Scaddan for testing. While I do have the OSG (several colours in fact) I don't particularly rate it as a "site guide", the limited tables extracted from the BS are fine if they cover your design, otherwise you will need to refer to the full BS which contrary to your misleading listing costs a lot more than 9.49. Personally I've never justified buying the full BS and restrict my cable design and instatallation method to tables in the OSG which I use as a design guide not a site guide.
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Personally, I just get it from the horse's mouth. i.e. I just bought the BS itself and the OSG.
Christian.
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Christian McArdle wrote:

Er thanks. What's the "BS" and "OSG"?
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British Standard BS7671 16th Edition Wiring Regulations
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IEE On Site Guide to BS7671
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I should say that neither of these books are particularly hand holding.
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Christian McArdle wrote:

Thanks Christian Righto - in for a pound etc. They're 100! Any particular recommendations for primers, guides, as starting points?
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Well, 63.55.
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Christian McArdle wrote:

Ooh yes ~ I was adding one to the total. I've ordered them and also Dave's suggestions from TLC. Plenty of holiday reading for the beach! Thanks
Jacob
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As Christian says, OSG very good. It's not that inaccessable, though it's not "electricity for idiots" either. Electric Wiring Domestic, Brain Scaddan is a bit more basic, and does cover good wiring practice, which the OSG doesn't.
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snipped-for-privacy@gglz.com wrote:

It is interesting that treatment of installation techniques and methods is not covered more fully in most books. It could almost do with one all of its own.
Anyone got a copy of:
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What does it cover, and is it worth having?
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wrote:

I couldn't agree more!!!!!
Last winter I enrolled on a C&G 16th Edition course at the local Tech. I now know how to wire Farms, Swimming Pools and Building Sites etc - real useful to a DIY'er, oh yeah.... :-(
It's interesting that there are no evening classes for DIY'ers in the "Domestic Environment". Books too are a bit limited... Probably all down to the finances I expect...
Roy
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On 8 Aug 2006 02:34:48 -0700 someone who may be "normanwisdom"
The BS is a fairly thick document that is laid out in an "international" format that was obviously designed by at least one committee. One of the reasons that there are a number of books on the subject is because of the way the "real" document is so badly laid out, one needs to understand the whole thing before it is useful. However, it can't really be read as it is more a reference tool.
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You really don't need this depth of knowledge for a DIY house re-wire, IMHO, although top marks for keenness. The only bits most trip up on are main earthing and bonding.
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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Perhaps you are right but mine's a biggish project 3000 sq ft building with 3 phase supply and seperate wood workshop and living accomodation so I want to be on top of it rather than make expensive cock up. BCO hasn't shown much interest so far but you never know. I've done small houses with no probs, pre part P whatever that is.
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Ah. Happy reading and don't get sunburnt. ;-)
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Even more when I bought one of them from Farnell... They had forgoton to zero rate books....
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This is pretty good and not too expensive. Most wholesalers should have it.
http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Electricians_Guide_Book/index.html
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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

I have this one (previous edition) but I have to say it irritates the hell out of me because of its crap index - if I want to find the answer to a specific query, I can never find it without having to browse.
Keep meaning to buy an OSG actually - never having seen one, is it worth having in addition?
David
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