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  1. S

    something wrong with breaker box

    I've lived in this house for the past 8 years, never had a problem. until a few months ago the lights in the living room, oven, fridge and central air all started to stop working sporadically. checked the breakers and they don't get thrown. noticed that the light is actually getting enough power...
  2. D

    UK Dummy Bell Box required

    Hi Guys, I'm after a realistic outside dummy alarm bell box to cover Sky cable. It's a new house that's wired for Sky, but not used. I'm thinking of an empty bell box to house the Sky cable in case required for later use. Thanks
  3. Gavin John Hyde

    Using a rubber glove as a junction box!

    Came across an old lighting cable on top some cupboard wall units. cable was live, wrapped in tape then stuffed in an old rubber glove! Got to love the things you find house bashing. I sent it in to professional electrician magazine for the caught on camera as it made me chuckle too! Anybody...
  4. Pete999

    1st fix metal back box fixing, how do you do it?

    Like the title says, I think it may have been posted before many moons ago. 1st fixing bac, boxes I used to bed all my boxes in with bricklayers compo ( the stuff they lay bricks with) wait until it sets, if you have time, and then drill and fix with rawlplugs and screws, how or what method is...
  5. D

    Back lit bell box

    Hi all can a bell box be made back lit thanks
  6. R

    DIY Junction Box

    Hi everyone. I'm looking to replace the old light fixure in my conservatory that the previous owner had installed. After removing old light fixture, I don't have enough of the old electrical cabling to extend to new light fixture. So I'm thinking of using a junction box to extend the...
  7. D

    Alarm box decal

    Wanted bell box decal for my box any help guys please
  8. D

    Abacus control panel. To bell box

    Hi all I have a abacus panel I want to put new bell box in It’s a Texecom premier odyssey 1e. Can anyone please help has anyone got instructions for wiring please. Also. 2nd question can I use any keypad with the abacus panel. I have a Texecom panel is it ok to use if so looking...
  9. Henry_

    Outdoor socket used as junction box

    Hi, I am currently building a new outbuilding in my garden to be used as an office which will end up having a reasonable amount of power usage (Heating, multiple computers, lighting and a few other bits and bobs) and I am looking at reusing a power feed that previously ran to a shed which was...
  10. M

    Back box earthing

    Probably a bit of a noddy question but I am bringing my TV aerial cable into the house which I have already done. Now I want to fit a TV socket to the wall to tidy it all up. I have purchased a metal back box with a plastic TV coaxial faceplate. On the metal back box there is an adjustable lug...
  11. Gavin John Hyde

    Old Junction box - How old?

    At a house today to install a new electric shower, When in the loft by the hatch I come across a metal box with wires coming and going, open it up and find this. Has a mix of very old wiring which surprisingly tests out okay on IR testing all >60 Mohms on the old metal braided sheathed cables...
  12. J

    External wire box

    Hi all, We recently moved into our flat and I am looking to tidy up the maze of cables we have on external walls. We have a box with quite a bit of wiring (see picture) and I am wondering if there is any possibility to figure out if it is used for anything or if it is not in use and can be...
  13. G

    Domestic 415v electricity box outside of my flat

    Hello, I live in a building of flats. On my floor there is one 415v electricity box (here the pic: SAVE-20190801-194948 - https://ibb.co/Njzjj9k) I'm wondering if it is dangerous, mainly from a health point of view. Can it cause headaches or any other discomfort? Thanks.
  14. J

    EXOR intelligent lighting Box

    This might be daft but i am currently doing remedial work on a commercial site and there are lights being served from a EXOR lighting box. Undertaking a continuity R1 and R2 at the incoming on the box i have continuity but at the light fittings nothing, i have changed the plug and the flex still...
  15. B

    Distance between Gas and Electric box caravan site

    Can anyone tell me where to find distance between Gas box and Electric box on caravan site I know it’s 600mm, now on new install someone’s connected the boxes now between the edge of gas to edge of electric box is around 630mm but this isn’t taking in to account a socket which will be plugged in...
  16. stuarth

    Domestic Check box forms

    Anyone able to point me in the direction of a check box spread sheet I could download, I did create one from scratch a few weeks ago but Mac drive died and the back up failed as well ffs and can not face creating it again:(
  17. R

    Fuse box question

    Can someone tell me what the middle white fuse would be used for? We have an issue where we lose power to everything to the left of it (downstairs lights, upstairs sockets, heating, downstairs sockets) and we think everything to the right works, I know oven and upstairs lights do. Nothing...
  18. J

    New Texecom alarm box wiring help

    Hi, first time poster here, been on the plumbers forum for years but have a question about an alarm box that I need a pro to help with :) Got home yesterday and the alarm was going off, I hadn't armed it, got in and the tamper light was flashing, so reset the alarm, and the panel stopped...
  19. B

    Joint box in loft or back to switch

    Anyone got any pictures of jobs they’ve done using a joint box in loft instead of taking all cables back to your switch position? Eg Spots, Fan, Mirror as our next job has all wall paper on walls so may be a better option just curious to see what it’s like.
  20. gazdkw82

    Ring floodlight cctv junction box

    I fitted one of the ring floodlight cameras to a 4" round junction box that I got from amazon around 8 months ago. Customer has phoned to say the bracket holding the junction box to the wall has snapped. Amazon don't offer this box anymore. Has anyone else found a 4" round waterproof junction...
  21. B

    Back box size for sockets

    Afternoon one and all, Just wondering if anyone has any experience with fitting chrome 2 gang sockets to 25mm back boxes. I bought a pack of 5 LAP chrome double sockets from screwfix but noticed that the listing online says a 35mm back box is required. I have measured mine and they are only...
  22. Tony Reidy

    What back box should I use

  23. D

    Domestic Choc Bloc - Suitable for extending cable to light fitting?

    Hi, I would like to move a light fitting and switch. The switch, about 20cm, the light fitting, about 60cm. I've been looking online and found a product call the choc bloc, would that be suitable for my needs? The cables are in the attic under the insulation material currently. Some previous...
  24. C

    Domestic Any one used CP Fuse Box????

    Hi just wounding has anyone fit anything by CP fuse box? They seem to be a cheap make of consumer units. I ended up fitting a CP fuse box SPD main switch unit as I was struggling to find a manufacturer that was reasonably priced. However I must it admit felt really well made and even had a...
  25. Andy Hunt

    Most widely used socket electrical back box in the UK?

    Morning, can anyone tell me which is the most widely used brand name/type or best known manufacturer of electrical backbox's (plastic and/or metal) in the UK market? Thanks v much! Andy
  26. B

    Caravan electric box from ground

    Is there a reg for how high a caravan box should be from the ground?
  27. A

    Thermostat/Control box help

    Hi all. I'm trying to fit some smart thermostats but they require a mains connection. I have the wiring in place from the existing set up (battery powered thermostats), but they have no mains voltage going through them. The wiring goes to a Danfoss WC4/B wiring Centre as the central heating is...
  28. Pete999

    Need a new tool box? try this

    unless of course you want to smack him in the gob
  29. M

    Back box depth for LAP flat plate light switch

    Following great advice on here about wiring my ceiling light I've now moved onto replacing the plastic light switches. Does anyone know if a 16mm back box will be OK to accommodate this switch...
  30. M

    New Fuse Box Needed for 110v Electrics

    Hello Guys, I have a strange, yet accurate title: I am the Vintage Member for the WBCCI. That is the club for people who own Airstreams. (the aluminium bodied, curved caravan, or as we call them: A Travel Trailer) In my case, the Euro branch. This means that members who have problems come...
  31. M

    60A Fuse box - is (typical) over 60A max load OK?

    This relates to one of those old 60A Wylex Fuse boxes that has been upgraded with MCBs - I know it would be a very good idea to upgrade, but the question is, how does the "Max 60A" rating moulded on the box apply? The main fuse is 60A and the load after diversity calcs is 89A. I am aware that...
  32. R

    New extension - 2nd fuse box connection

    Hi, We are building a new extension which is the opposite side of the property to where the current mains in and fuse box is located ( which are on the opposite side of an external wall ). The extension will be a new kitchen with an electric oven and hob, utility room with washing machine /...
  33. M

    Understanding the electricity supply to my house (pole, underground cable, meter box, etc...)

    Partly cos I like to know everything... Partly because I'm a geek... And partly because we're going to have some electrical work done on the house which has made me curious.... I'd like to know more about the feed to my house... The power lines come to us through the garden and reach a pole...
  34. J

    Which box to use please

    Having a slight argument with a supposed electrician Now I always thought when flush fitting an internal double socket to to an external wall. It's safer to use the metal boxes Now the guys is going to use a plastic box (I actually thought these were for stud walls. I asked if it would be...
  35. W

    Junction Box For New Outside Lights

    I’ve installed several outside lights I need to make another cable join in a junction box and then fix it to the wall outside the problem I have is i’ve run out of the junction boxes I was using I do have a standard one the plan is to use the standard junction box I have in stock and insulate...
  36. F

    Conversion of phone box for defibrillator

    Has anyone undertaken the conversion of an adopted phone box to house a defib? Our village has adopted the phone box and if we apply through Community Heart Trust, we can continue to use the electrical supply. This is purely for a light and small fan/heater to keep the AED at an ambient...
  37. A

    Lighting circuit junction box

    Hi guys I’m looking on carrying out a rewire in my property in the next coming weeks and I am currently sussing out the existing cable routes etc. I noticed both the upstairs and downstairs lighting circuits are fed from the consumer unit to a junction box. from this junction box there’s is a...
  38. M

    Solar charging nest box camera & battery

    Hi Apologies if this is dealt with elsewhere, but I haven't seen anything. I'm fitting a new bird nesting box which contains a wireless camera. It will be attached to a battery which will in turn be attached to a solar panel. I'm hoping to avoid the need to constantly bring the battery in to...
  39. J

    Best first step to remedy bypassed domestic RCD box?

    Moved into 60's semi and had work done to renew kitchen, including new induction hob, cooker etc. 3 qualified electricians came to quote and each mentioned that someone had bypassed one of the RCDs (?) in the main box (Branded GET/Schupa), so that circuits to the right of the attached photo are...
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