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    No earth electrode visible?

    you say there is a main earth from the supply cut-out. does that mean it's been upgraded to PME? what's the Ze?
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    Fitting new Cooker hood

    that wattage is just aboult 1A so will be fine.
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    UK Upside Down UK Plug Socket - Is This Normal/Ok?

    only problem could be that the electriccs leak down through grVITY TO THE EARTH PIN, THUS CAUSU=ING YOUR rcd TO TRIP.
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    Fitting new Cooker hood

    fit a 3A or a 5A fuse, depending on the hood's requirements. RTFM
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    are there Zone 1 Changes?

    the 12v "rule" is a myth put out by a wet-pants showing off his lack of knowledge. 240V is OK as long as it's IPX4
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    Best way to install a very tiny light

    not been on for a while since having a partial hip replaced ( the ball on top of the femur because sawbones could not fix the break close to the joint ). need some muscle exercises to get the legs working better.
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    Best way to install a very tiny light

    battery powered PIR light. only a few quid and no wiring or switches required.
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    Quickwire Now Sponsor

    you may remember that i asked about this a couple of years ago and you replied that you were working on it. nice to see you are progressing. it will be a life-changer if and when a ring pair in a wall fall foul of the wood butchers fitting wall cupboards.
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    For Sale Project - pallet loads of kitchen goods in need of repair or selling for parts

    if you were to do pallets of cordless tools from major makes, e.g. dewalt, bosch, milwaulee, etc, ( not mickey mouse DIY tools) you'd be sure to get positive responses here.
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    Tightening locknuts with hammer and screwdriver-dog rough or not?

    my local housing association has flats, making a fortune from rent and leasehold charges. fleet of new Transits every 2 years. and you should see the bodged repairs. broken timber purlin repaired with a couple of coachbolts. no support. disabled ramp that nobody can use. ( this eventually was...
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    Having issues and need some advice.

    still stick with my theory that heavy loads will drag down the supply for a few millisecs. when starting up.
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    New supply to Combi Boiler

    1.5mm T/E is the correct cable. no need to bond pipes at boiler. 3A fuse in your FCU.
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    Tightening locknuts with hammer and screwdriver-dog rough or not?

    done that a few times for that very reason.
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    Having issues and need some advice.

    momentary voltage drop when the A.C. kicks in, as the start up current it far greater than the rated current, just for a split second. Your TV sees this dip and reacts.
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    Tightening locknuts with hammer and screwdriver-dog rough or not?

    love it. nice and succinct post. been doing it for years - beats bashing knuckles on a slipping pair of gland pliers.
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    Issue with lighting after lifting sockets to paint

    possibly the lighting feed goes up with the socket cables and you have disturbed it, could be a long standing Almost a fault ith the cable/s ad the disturbance has brought it to light. forgive the pun.
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    Anyone know this RCD symbol?

    I though it was Katie Price from the side,
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    latest regs and other general issues

    1.that height for sockets and switches is a building reg, for new builds. on a rewire it;s recommended that they are fitted at a no worse height than previously. the socket height at 450mm is common sense, saves bending low with a 76 year old back like mine. the 1200 for switches is stupid. fit...
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    Why isnt my tail light working but my brake light is

    I'd suspect corrosion of the circuit board that the lights are fitted into.
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    BS7671/ drilling joists.

    basically, it's between 0.25 and 0.4 of the span of the joist. minimum of 2" below/above top or bottom. holes to be separated by 1.5 x the holesize.