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Although this is primarily a trade forum for electricians we get lots of requests for DIY assistance so this DIY section of the forum was made...
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I want to get an EICR on my house, the cost seems to be based on how many circuits I have - what do I do to find out how many circuits I have?
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Hello all My house is built 2005. I was trying to install ge smart switch which has 4 wire load ground neutral and line. Ge says it’s simple diy...
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I have four can lights in my kitchen that are controlled by two switches on opposite sides of the room. Recently, when you try to turn those...
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Dear All, The back story is too boring to tell !!! Could someone please tell me if this PCB in the photograph has an adjustable time function ...
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Hello. I have a new oven. I understand completely that I need to get it installed by an electrician and will definitely do so but for my own...
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Hi. I wanted to run a 5amp fused spur from a nearby socket but find its already a spur ( only one cable in). Help please.
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So I recently changed my light switch and thought it was OK but in the evening the lights started flickers and when I switched on one light it...
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Hi all, Apologies if I am not posting in the correct place I am new to using forums - I'm looking for some advise on my campervan conversion...
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I have a dead circuit in my kitchen that I am trying to fix. it seems to be a simple run from the panel to on outlet using BX cable to a first...
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HI, I have these LED lights which require 9W https://www.helestra.de/en/datasheet/helestra_PALA_15162907_long.pdf It uses the LED Driver in the...
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Hi. We just removed a broken washing machine and saw it and a dryer had been wired together to the same wall box. The appliance wires had been...
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Hello. I know there are a ton of posts on this subject but I still can't figure it out... I have two three-pole light switches (one in the garage...
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Background I live in Indonesia. The voltage for residential buildings ranges from 220 V to 230 V, I need help with the installation of the...
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Background I live in Indonesia, the voltage for residential buildings ranges from 220 V to 230 V, I need help with the installation of the...
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I am installing an external light to the side of my house. There is an existing light in place but the supply cable exits the house in the wrong...
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Firstly, just to re-assure professionals here, all tie-in and testing on this project will be undertaken by a qualified electrician. This post is...
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Hi there, I've just moved in to a new place, and it looks as though there's been some under cupboard lighting installed previously, but I've never...
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hi guys , just testing a kitchen ring circuit. r1 1.6 ohms rn 1.6 ohms r2 2.1 ohms the kitchen is a 2.5mm ring but has spurs in 4mm cable and...
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I've been looking at the Wagobox, specifically the 221-4 box, and noticed that it is only classed as maintenance free if the current is 20A or...
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Hello - I am replacing an old fluorescent fixture with a new T8 one, and I wanted to confirm a wiring question. The old fixture is wired per the...
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Hello, I’m trying to wire an LED dimmer to replace the older dimmer which is running halogen bulbs. All the wires are the same colour, brown. Two...
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Hello all, I would greatly appreciate anyone's opinion this matter. Can this be repaired by simply resoldering? I'm concerned about the blackened...
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We've had some electrical work done which we're very happy with, but I have one query. Where some extra sockets have been fitted, the electrician...
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Hi, looking for some advice please, My garage electricity supply runs from my neighbours house, the supply has its own metre which i pay for...
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I have a query around installing some outdoor lighting, I plan to install around 15 outdoor lights containing GU10 led 4.7w bulbs. While I am...
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Hi, I had my home entirely rewired 5 years ago had some outside lights added to the front of the house. I’d now like to add these into my...
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Hello. When inserting two or three conductors in a screw terminal (in a socket) is it best practice to twist the ends together or not to do so?
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I have an old rotating disc meter, certification label says 1994. The consensus seems to have been that there's no need to upgrade it to a smart...
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I want to install a wall mounted toothbrush charger alongside a washbasin in a bedroom. Depending on what turns out to be the easiest option for...
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I live in an ex council house in manchester which I imagine was built around the 1940s. Upon renovating the severely outdated living room, I...
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i am replacing my cooker extractor motor, the old unit has red, white, grey, blue wires,, the new has red, white brown, black, please help, both...
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I want to connect an external socket to a fused spur which is inside the house. I have 1.5mm 3 core cable but it is 16 amp. Can this be used ?
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I'm looking to expand my knowledge of relays. Specifically at this point in time, how to know what relay I need for what job. An example for the...
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Hi Guys, I hope somebody has an answer or a recommendation for another system. I’ve had a Nest heat link and . As you may know there have been...
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Hi Guys I am new to this forum, I have a good idea about electrical works. I wanted to ask for suggestions about how to move two double gang...
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Hi all, I'm a newbie and not experienced so please bare with me. I can change a plug... We have a ten year old bathroom cabinet that wasn't...
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I have two matching front room lights that are operated by a 2 gang dimmer switch. The right light operated by the right button has stopped...
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I'm looking for advice on what you think would be the best cost effective solution. I intend to pay an electrician to do all connections but would...
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Replacing bathroom fan with xpelair VX100 standard fan Which colour wires go into what? Have L, N, T (although not a timer fan so presume I...
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I installed 12 Philips #416K92 bulbs (type B) 2 1/2 yrs ago in three separate 4-lamp fixtures. Suddenly, one fixture has three dark and one...
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