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I am constantly confused by the online installation form and what they refer to as "main switch", and "installation worked on". If I have the...
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I would like to have 6 x 10w security lights down my 60 metre drive with a pir at the top and bottom of the drive. I have a wiring diagram and...
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Upcoming job to install lighting and sockets in a shipping container. Supply is PME to a metal clad steel framed building and the container is...
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Have dealt with central battery systems in the past, fire rated cable that either loops in and out of the luminaire using ceramic terminal blocks...
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In show world we use 19c 'socapex' cable as a staple, standard cable for connecting lighting dimmers to lights via 19 pin screwed connectors and...
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does anyone know where in the bs:7671, you can find the protective device operating current (I2) ? Ive been looking for quite some time now, and...
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I have 4 1w LED marker lights AU-WU682/1R in the ceiling with a AU-LEDD16CC driver in the loft. In the same bathroom I have 3 of the same marker...
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I have a problem and I think I have a solution but wanted to throw it out there to check it is acceptable.. First floor flat with two fuseboards...
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Does anyone know the rough sort of years the various types of consumer units were in operation? I.e when where the BS 3036 fuses brought in then...
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Does anyone know the cable size for a 400V 4C SWA/PVC Cable run on galvanised tray for a 250A supply. Is it a 4C 150mm with a 70mm CPC...
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Hi All, The separated extra low voltage system excludes any connections to the earth on the extra low voltage side on the basis that such a...
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Hi, I'm looking for advice re frequency of Fixed Wiring Inspections in Residential Apartments. We have recently had a Fire Risk assessment in...
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Hi, I was renting recently in a unit. The floor of the shower was cracked and the water would run down through the floor boards instead of the...
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I am working on some archway lighting, after a finished install the contractor has changed his mind and wants all of the lights to come on at lux...
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One of those ideas that sits at the back of my mind came back to me tonight and I've managed to run up against a brick wall with it. It's been a...
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A 4 Pole 30 ma RCD, supplying a 4 pin socket, the circuit has no neutral, RCD tests fine phase to earth and works as should apart from the...
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I recently switched from economy 7 to a single rate smart meter. I have two fuse boards and wondered should these now be on 24hours a day and...
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Hi, Just after your thoughts on the following- I am running a 25mm armoured from a KLM switch fuse to a consumer unit under the stairs in a...
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I am interested in opinions on the following. Looking at GN3, page 126 the example of a Generic Schedule of test results lists the reference...
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I have fitted a touch control switch to a lamp, (I have done many no problem)…..However in this table lamp with a cast iron base the device does...
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Hello, I've recently had an EICR done on my 2 bed house which is a residential let. This house is about 25 years old built by Charles Church...
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I have a 3 phase AC motor that I have hooked up in low voltage it is supposed to connect to a 120v input 3phase 230v output speed controller I...
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Is there a problem with installing an outdoor IP65 socket flush with the ground, fed via SWA cable? Are there any regs or issues I should be...
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My new house has four floors including a basement and an attic. I have been inspecting the wiring of the sockets circuit. There is a single socket...
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We have a direct feed to our hot tub, armoured cable, running around the house. Could I put a junction in this to power an outdoor socket?
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hi guys probably been asked a thousand times before but i wanna change plastic light switches on wall to metal ones but there are only 2 red...
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Hi all I need an RCD replaced in my consumer unit... It's type .... Down the line, I'll be getting an EV charger installed with a Matt:e device...
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Hi, Not new to forums, but definitely new here! I've searched the regs, and guide, long and hard and can't find anything about where a 45A pull...
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We have an Economy 7 meter and tariff. There are 2 separate fuse boards and one meter with the dual rate on. Am i right in thinking that ANY...
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Hi, I am currently studying for my 18th edition regs update exam and came across a video by SparkyNinja on you tube. I think SparkyNinja is very...
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Hi All, Just a quick one, Im going to put a couple of lights down the bottom of my garden, the run is approx 20m and I have an adequate amount...
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The team @ e5/SparkyNinja have recently done a webinar on mapping Chapter 13 (Fundamental Principles) to EAWR to enable contractors and clients...
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Hi this is the electric car charger, is this suitable? Can anyone point out anything I've missed. Also what is the best way to draw the circuits...
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Hi everyone. What's the correct reference method for cables (2.5mm t&e 32A? ring main) clipped to wooden joists between the ground floor and...
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Hi I replaced a 50W halogen MR16 12AC bulb with a new 50W halogen MR16 12AC bulb, but it doesn't work. The transformer is working, as I have...
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Hi. I don't use this site much but if any of you guys deal with medical locations, you might be interested in my take on microshock. Some...
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I've not come across this before. The current regs state it should be on a 32A MCB. I've been asked to re-wire a bedroom which will involve...
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Hi, I've got to put in an additional consumer unit into quite a large property and rather than daisy chaining them back to a single MCB in the...
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What do you guys think about using decommissioned gas pipe which is welded throughout and 4" industrial in steel. I am clear on regs that say you...
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Ive been called in to check and repair some electrics in a large domestic garage/workshop that keep tripping, but I've been confronted with a CU...
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