Bit of an update:
Put a few panels back on so I could see were the wires ran and to figure out what I would need to do to change switches and take out the timers.
There was a bridge on the element that I removed so only 2 of the 3 elements are used.
I only removed one timer(in case what I was doing was wrong) and cut what ever wire was connected to it. I also changed the power cable and plug from 20a to 15a. When I was removing the 20a plug I saw the Active and Neutral were opposite to what they normally are. :o I dont know enough about the electrical stuff to understand the reasoning for this, so I decided to wire the 15a plug as described on the packet. ;) The rest of the wiring was connected the way it come.
Last night was the moment of truth. I purchased a water filter from Coffee Parts the other day and plumbed it up to my rainwater tank, its not plumbed to the machine just to a tap in the shed for the moment. I filled the boiler to the MIN level and then plumbed in the pump and water tank. Good to go :D
Plugged to the power, gave the machine a quick glance, and flicked the switch.......the shed was in total darkness. >:( Bugger....found the torch and turned on the RCD....had a bit of a look over the machine but everything looked ok :-/ unplugged pump may have overloaded RCD?
Turn on power take 2:
Darkness again >:( >:( ....remembered about the plug A and N were opposite so if I switch A and N at the junction it should be right :)..Flicked RCD back on.
Turn on power take 3:
Darkness yet again >:( >:( >:( not happy jan... disconnected everything bar pressurestat and element...RCD back on.
Turn on power take 4:
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What is going on? Is the element shagged? I would like to try as many things as possible before I call a sparky, so any ideas or directions will be greatly appreciated.