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  1. G

    Domestic appliance spares

    Is there a national chain of retailer that supply this kind of stuff. Trying to get an oven element in Chester today and had no joy whatsoever. Are these items typically order online?
  2. S

    Domestic Electrical buzzing wall causing appliance problems

    Hi there, new to the forum so be gentle! We live in a second floor flat above a bakery shop. The shop has plenty of machinery including large freezers that run all night. Recently we have noticed a reasonably high pitched electrical buzz coming from one wall in our flat. Across multiple rooms...
  3. K

    Domestic Advice wanted on neutral to earth

    Hi Just wondering if anyone can help me out. Is it possible to get 0.03 to 0.09 m amps on a clamp meter on copper water pipes when an appliance is plugged in and the unit attaches to hot water copper pipes via a metal braided hose? On 2 x units the first unit had external damage with messed...
  4. C

    Appliance tripped MCB after....

    Carried out an eicr and noticed x2 double sockets have reverse polarity that supply a frying machine at high level. (this was a return visit to correct the faults) After correcting the reverse polarity on the two sockets i plugged the fryer back in and the circuit MCB tripped out and the...
  5. Y

    5 amp or 13amp for 1000 watt appliance

    Hi all, Quick question hope someone can shed some light on. I have a single coil burner with the following labelled specifications; 1000 Watt 220/230v 50/60hz It comes fitted with a 13 amp fuse, but after reading a short bit about fuses I got the impression it might be too high. The...
  6. D

    Fitting air blower as fixed appliance in dog grooming room

    My wife is planning to have a dog grooming business in a spare room in our house. It is 2.6m x 2.8m. It will have a dog bath in one corner with an electric shower fitted to the wall nearby. Much like this... I know if I have a shower in this room that I cannot have any socket outlets due to...
  7. J

    European appliance help

    Hi all. I have an appliance with the following rating (see attached) Is it ok to have this run through a standard UK 13A plug? It works but does get rather hot. Any suggestions will be great, thanks!
  8. J

    Appliance wiring problem...

    Just wondering if anyone can help. I'm just moving a TV from one room to another. Upon looking for the plug at the back of the TV to unplug, I saw the power cable from the TV was wired into a white manual switch, which in turn was then wired into a 13A fused switch (see pics attached). I got a...
  9. A

    Domestic Attaching 13A plug on 20A appliance safety

    Hello everyone, I hope this is the correct forum to post this. I am an amateur tinkerer with no formal training in electrical engineering and I’m just looking for some information and advice on how to safely wire up and use some appliances. I have recently bought a hobbyist TIG inverter welder...
  10. A

    Kitchen appliance sockets and safe zones - right or wrong?

    Hi all, I think I'm posting this in the right place - apologies if not. I'm wondering if I could ask for a bit of help here. I'm renovating a house for myself to live in, and I've spoken to an electrician this week to have it fully rewired. There appears to be a problem though with my planned...
  11. sc2987

    Using an 1800W US appliance in the UK

    I want a Breville Smart Oven Air: the Smart Oven Air® - https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/ovens/bov900.html But they only seem to be available from countries which use 110-120V. It's 1800W. Is the only option a huge transformer, and if so what specification would I need? And would...
  12. W

    Kitchen appliance switches

    I will be redoing my kitchen (new cabinets, new appliances, and complete re-wire) and I'm trying to work out the best way of doing switches for built in appliances. I planning to have three appliances (not including the ovens and hob). These will be a warming draw, vacuum draw and extractor...
  13. AJshep

    Possible Appliance fault tripping RCD

    Just come back from an interesting fault. Typical RCD tripping randomly. The customer was not using anything in particular, at any time. Anyway I carried out Insulation Resistance on every circuit, each circuit was above 200M L-E and N-E and the RCD tests were good. The place was rewired in...
  14. C

    UK WHITE GOODS FORUM - VERY HELPFUL FOR APPLIANCE BREAKDOWNS

    Hello All, I hope that this recommendation does not break any Forum Rules: I was looking through my previous posts and I saw one where I recommended this UK White Goods Forum to a Member who had asked a question about an Appliance malfunction code. I know from previously reading some of the...
  15. P

    Kitchen Socket Circuits??

    Thoughts please... probably heard it all before ;-) At some point I will be having a new kitchen fitted and I am going to be carrying out all the electrical works and any advice on the modern wiring methods of today would be appreciated. I'm used to the old wiring methods, where it was about...
  16. Steve93

    Wiring a kitchen and where you put appliance sockets

    Currently On a new build and I wired the ring to a switch bank where I’m gonna have 4 switches switching those hood,fridge freezer,dishwasher and washing machine. From this I have ran a leg down to each socket behind the appliances. Now the kitchen fitter is kicking off that they shouldn’t be...
  17. Morris19911

    Blown kitchen appliance switch

    Hey guys got a switch that blew it's a ring circuit just for kitchen appliances, I've got fridge/freezer, cooker hood, washing machine and tumble dryer on the circuit, in the kitchen I've got a 2 gang switch which then has 2 separate sockets spiring off for the appliances. Now bearing in mind...
  18. rolyberkin

    Kewtech Portable Appliance Adaptor Box (17th Edition)

    Hi Has anyone used one of the Kewtech PAT adaptor boxes or got any views or experience of using it? I have a load of my own band/pa equipment to test such as amps and extensions leads etc, would this be up to the job? PATADAPTER1 Portable appliance adaptor box | Kewtech -...
  19. B

    House wiring

    Hi All, Advice needed, we had someone round to modify a tumble dryer but first had to do an earth loop test but when plugging in his tester it kept tripping the switch on the CU. We have had occassional nuisance tripping and have had to unplug some things before being able to reset this. I have...
  20. weatherwitch

    Disabled access to a fuse versus non fashionable location?!

    I have a question about plugs behind a freestanding washing machine and lack of disabled access to the plug/fuse. It's going to be a fitted kitchen and is currently bare walls with No integrated or hidden appliances just standard free standing appliances. In the case of the washing machine...
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