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    Appliances tripping sockets

    Hi all, I'm hoping someone has an idea what this could be as I've had two electricians round and they've not been able to sort it out. Various things are causing the sockets in my house to trip, from the fridge door and cooker hood, to the on/off button on the coffee machine and reading lamp...
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    Washing Machine and Dishwasher turning off and on when both switched on at the same time

    I have a Dishwasher and Washing Machine (both several years old) both plugged into a 4 way gang. They are on a 16Amp RCD with other appliances also on the same circuit. When both are turned on at about the same time, about 5 mins after turning on they will both turn off completely, as if they...
  3. T

    Kitchen appliances - grid or switched sockets

    Currently pricing up new electrics for a new kitchen. I am not a spark nor do I intend on doing the work - I am simply saving some time and money by speccing exactly what I want prior to getting quotes. I have the following appliances on dedicated circuits: Fridge freezer (fed from B20 MCB on...
  4. J

    Strange fault, can’t work it out

    hi there, first post. I’m having a very strange problem affecting my entire board. I’ve just qualified but not that experienced in faults. My home electrics have been having problems lately, every time we use the kettle/ toaster/ hairdryer, the lights dim. If we have the toaster on and use...
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    Outdoor Heating, Blind Motors, New Circuits - Brain hurts!

    So, with the house job nearly completed, the wife wants some outside heating and the blind man needs to connect his motors for the new outside blinds coming... HEATER She’s found a 2kw infra red heater that, while I’m not keen on trailing cables on the deck will probably do the job if it’s...
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    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...
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    Radial circuit for appliances

    Refurbishing a kitchen and was looking to put the appliances on a radial circuit as they are all very close together for spurring off the ring main. Had originally planned 2.5mm t&e and 16 or 20 amp fuse for Fridge freezer, dishwasher and hob with fuse spurs in the cupboard. Client now wants to...
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    Omission Of Tests On Inaccessible Kitchen Appliances

    Other than the testing of the usual kitchen appliances that landlords supply as part of the tenancy agreement, I very rarely do any other PA testing. I will be carrying-out an EICR later this week on a property that will soon be made available to let. All appliances bar one are enclosed within...
  9. Gavin John Hyde

    When appliances were built to last!

    Have been at a house today to do a quote to install an alarm system as an old lady is moving in with her daughter and will in due course be selling the house to another relative. so want it secure when empty. She moved into this house in 1974 when she and her husband came over from India. They...
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    Using appliances from USA on a 110v transformer

    Got asked today by someone one site regarding a friend who has come over from America and wanted to know if he could use his appliances /equipment in a 110v site transformer110v 55v to earth.Couldn't give him an exact answer as unsure , can anyone give me an answer.
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    New extension Kitchen appliances

    Hi all I am in the middle of wiring my extension and just after some advice regarding the appliances. I am thinking of running a radial to a double back box for grid switches for four appliances (freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge) and then having a sepearate kitchen ring. Is...
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    Quick Question - Sockets for appliances

    Hi All, Looking to change all appliances in my house (which is approx 20 years old) and I was wondering if I could change these fuse sockets for normal plug in sockets. Saves me from cutting off the plug on the appliance. I have a switch grid on the splashback near the hob to switch on/off all...
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    disconnecting kitchen appliances from fused socket by removing fuse.

    I have removed the fuse from a fused socket and then cut off the cable to the washing machine and tumble dryer - the appliances will be used again in the future but the sockets etc will be all replaced when the house is rewired and kitchen refitted. I would just be happy for confirmation that...
  14. Soulsurfer

    Multiple cooking appliances.

    Hi all, Just looking into a kitchen refit where the customer has gone a bit excitable with the cooking side of things ! Have done lots of installs with two appliances on the one circuit but anyone know of any issue with feeding three rather than run a new circuit for say the new hob alone ...
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    New kitchen wiring & appliances

    Hi all, just looking for a little bit of advice from you very knowledgeable people. A new kitchen going in, bench top sockets, integrated dish washer & fridge freezer, gas hob with extractor and a double oven. The customer doesn't want any FCU at bench height or in the units so i was going to...
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    Location of switches for fixed kitchen appliances.

    Hi all, Can someone tell me what reg's there are now, that dictate the requirements for, and the positions of, switching for fixed kitchen appliances? For example --- Is it now acceptable or prohibited -- according to the latest reg's --, to fit the cooker switch, the hob switch, and the...
  17. Jay Sparks

    Bit of a moan about appliances

    Hi Guys & Gals Iv'e done a bit of work in a kitchen, extending sockets, adding FCUS etc. I went down there the other day to speak with the kitchen fitter and show him where I wanted him to bring my cable through the back of the units (cooker switch, FCU for built in appliances). Anyway, he was...
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    Extension leads - advice needed

    Hi all, I'm not sure if I'm posting on a forum specifically for electricians? or if this is also a forum for the general public looking for advice from electricians? Either way I'm the latter and hoping someone can point me in the right direction. After a serious house fire last summer, as a...
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    20amp switches off the kitchen ring

    Hi All What's your views on a bank of say 3 x 20amp DP grid switches wired on the kitchen ring and feeding single appliances through the switchs - we always fit a fuse modul for each appliance as well as the 20amp switch - is it ok to leave the fuse module out and just fit the 20amp switch...
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    Powering a hot tub off a 13A socket..

    Hi, I have recently been given a hot tub which is powered from a standard 13A plug. The manual says to connect it to a 13A IP66 socket which I currently don't have. I have been told I could just run a spur off the downstairs ring main to a IP66 socket outside, is this correct? I mean i'm no...
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