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A Clean Earth

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by matblack, May 7, 2005.

  1. matblack

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    Just had a guy come and quote for rewiring my cellar project and there are some changes which need to be made. We discussed that I didn't want the cellar on the same ring main as the kitchen (it is at the moment) and he said that that wasn't an issue as we should changed the consumer unit to an RCD one anyway and hence he could shuffle stuff about.

    He also asked if I wanted a clean earth? and said there were a number of ways to do this clean earth sockets? a true clean earth at the entry to the property and a 'something' box or bridge can't remember what he called it :rolleyes: .

    My reasoning for taking it off the kitchen circuit was pops and clicks from the fridge and freezer but I'm not sure of the benifits of a clean earth? Can anyone fill me in?

    Cheers

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  2. Johnny Thunder

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    A clean earth is not an issue in your situation Mat.
    Clean earth's are all about controlling frequency and amplitude
    interference. Not the kind that needs to be taken into consideration
    for the type of equipment that is involved in HC.
    The guy is not bullsh*tting you. He could provide systems that will
    give you Clean Earth, but it is not necessary.
    With the type of equipment we use, if you would like to go to the
    'far end of a fart'........concentrate on cleaning your mains supply.

    Definitely put it on it's own ring main, and if you fancy working on
    cleaning the supply up, this makes it much easier.

    Johnny.
     
  3. matblack

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    Thanks Johnny

    I'll stick with just leaving it on its one mains supply then, I need to keep the price down anyway and if a new consumer unit is the order of the day thats already going to push the price up a bit but it will give the cellar its own ring :)

    I'll let you know the suggestions he comes out with and just for interests sake

    MB
     

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