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Master Geek

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  #2533248 2-Aug-2020 17:15
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I'll also note that as this is an older property, the wiring *may* be TRS - rubber. If it is, it is probably past end of life and should be replaced ASAP, especially on a hot water circuit.


Hot water is one of the longest-running loads in a house, often running at full current for hours at a time. It's really punishing on anything that's even near the edges of what it's rated to.


We don't generally run 1.5 at 16A any more unless it's in a commercial installation where there's no insulation near the cables.

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  #2533255 2-Aug-2020 17:59
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If the house was built in the 70s it's very unlikely to have TRS. That was generally installed in late 50s and early 60s


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  #2533267 2-Aug-2020 18:44
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Ah yes, I glossed over that part. Should be fine but I would still be looking carefully at the cable. TPS will degrade too with sufficient age and heat.

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