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Topic Title: Generator hire help
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Created On: 10 September 2013 12:32 PM
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 10 September 2013 12:32 PM
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Hi all

have a job where we have a flat above a shop at the moment we are rewiring the flat the client wants a new supply brought in the existing supply 100A single phase does both shop & flat , the REC are bringing in 2 new mains 1 for each. the shop wants to maintain supply .

Therefore i have to provide generator i have never dealt with these before what i would like advice on is
1. any good recommendation for a supplier
2. does the gennie come with long tails to run from gennie to shop consumer unit 15m
3. what kind of set up would you recommend
Would i run a swa from gennie to fuseboard etc

Any advice is much appreciated

 10 September 2013 04:19 PM
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Many many years ago when I used to do a lot of shops, I used to have a board made up with a small fusebox, RCD, a couple of double sockets, pair of tails and an earthing wire.
Temporary builders supply was requested and lo & behold we had enough to work with.

OTOH, if you are wanting the shop to continue having a supply while they rip one out and put the other(s) in, I'm sure the REC will make some arrangement for minimum down time.
Do you want to rent or hire the genny? - usually just a socket or two depending on the size.
What is the load to be?

So many questions!!

 10 September 2013 09:23 PM
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Don't know where you are in the country but most of the bigger plant hire firms do towable sets that will suffice. The only thing to be careful of is most big sets tend to be 3 phase although you may find one with a 63A single phase outlet on it.

As to leads, not normally unless you go to a proper generator hire company.

Where are you in the country ??


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