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  1. D

    Whiska type boxes seals

    if the box is wall mounted Does anyone poke the cable directly through the membrane hole and accept this is a good seal? or do you generally fit a stuffing gland ?
  2. G

    What are these boxes in my garage for?

    House was built in 1959. These are located in the garage.
  3. wheeto

    Mounting DIN rail in boxes

    Hello, I'm looking for a bit of advice: does anyone have a satisfactory way of mounting DIN rail in adaptable boxes? I normally end up mounting the box, then drilling through the box into the wall behind and mounting the DIN rail that way, but it feels a bit wrong ... does anyone have a good...
  4. J

    SWA termination into WISKA boxes

    Do the item number 'EC308' WISKA earthing kits fit into the WISKA combi 208 boxes (10109571)? I've only ever used them in 308 junction boxes thank you very much in advanced
  5. M

    Antique Electrical Sockets, Switches, Joint boxes fuses boxes

    Good afternoon As my username implies I'm a mad collecter I collect vintage electric items such as Sockets, Switches, joint boxes and fuseboxes, especially from the 1930s and 1940s Please could any electrician help me Instead of throwing them into a skip, please could you throw them in my...
  6. B

    Wiska boxes (below ground)

    Hi all, used the wiska boxes many times but not with the magic gel, have some outside lights to do and customer doesn’t want SWA to be seen has anyone used the boxes before filled with the gel and put underground, can’t see it lasting too long to be honest as moisture and wet always find a way...
  7. B

    UK Running conduit in walls to knockout boxes for low voltage cables?

    Background I'm running some low voltage cable (e.g. CAT6A data cable; coax cable; HDMI cable and speaker cable) to a number of rooms of the house and would like advice on the best way to do this to avoid plastering the cables into the walls - to give me flexibility to remove / pull new cables...
  8. lozarus

    UK When did back boxes "standardize"?

    Apologies if this is a bit of a boring one. It's purely "out of interest" as I have rather an obsession with old consumables etc (and I'm sure @Lucien Nunes will be along to tell me!) The time finally came to replace 2x Britmac sockets. Not a problem - simply covered the existing backbox with a...
  9. D

    Using recess k/o boxes for surface wiring

    Was in an office the other day (recently refurbished) and noticed who ever did the new wiring used standard 35mm recess k/o back boxes...
  10. MarkRibbands

    Bonding metallic back boxes. Best practice?

    Something about the way this box is bonded feels wrong. I prefer the box to remain bonded even with the accessory removed. Is this method compliant? What do others think? (Ignore missing grommet) (Taylor Wimpey new build)
  11. N

    Questions regarding metal gang boxes

    Hi everyone! I am an industrial designer working from Israel, currently working on a product that will be installed in american homes and needs to fit into a one-gang box. I'm having trouble figuring out how common are the metal boxes out of all the home-installed electricity box...
  12. F

    Junction boxes size

    Good morning, i'm trying to find information about how to calculate junction boxes sizing by uk regulations. Can anyone help, please? Best regards
  13. T

    Outside boxes letting in water

    We have had a few threads on the forum where after installing an IP box with an IP gland it still lets in the water I have just watched the latest efix youtube video with a good IP SWA gland so that you don't get the ingress of water between the two IP components of the gland and the box worth a...
  14. C

    External junction boxes

    Quite like these,for various connections,hate the connectors inside though. Wondering would you use compression glands on entry for flexes or pierce through the sealing membrane../neoprene to seal/hold the cable.
  15. happyhippydad

    Is there any asbestos in meter boxes?

    I was contemplating cutting a hole in the bottom of a meter box and I decided to have a quick check on line. I have now used an existing hole albeit a harder route. How common are meter boxes with asbestos in them? Is there any way of knowing if it contains white asbestos?
  16. A

    MK Egatube boxes

    Hi all, A question that I’ve seen come up a few times on here & other forums is can you get plastic flush boxes? Usually to replace rusted galv boxes in damp walls. Has anybody used the MK Egatube conduit system? They have plastic flush boxes as part of the range & I’m on the look out for...
  17. R

    25mm Knockout Metal Clad Boxes.

    I’m looking for some metal clad sockets. But I need 25mm knockouts. Does anyone know any surface mounted metal clad sockets that have them? MK do some nice ones but they are only 20mm knockouts.
  18. U

    Junction boxes too deep for wall

    Hi all, I have two 35mm deep junction boxes above two doors in our hall and the boxes protrude out from the wall. It's not a big deal but it does bug me. After investigation the boxes are screwed to a stud in the wall but the wall's are lathe and plaster and this is determining how deep the box...
  19. Fitzy

    Junction boxes, other than Wiska

    Hi guys As the title says, other than Wiska junction boxes, what are the alternative junction boxes you use that are of equal quality and price?
  20. Spike1947

    Junction Boxes , boxing in !!

    Hi Have just been to see a old sand stone house ( about 100 years ) than my mate has bought , he has removed all the latted ceiling to revile the joists , and the wiring , now he wants box in the cabling about 1/4 of the way down the joists . Now the question is , there is a couple of junction...
  21. V

    Domestic Line junction boxes Where are they now ?

    Line junction boxes whatever happend to these ? I haven’t been here in a long time and used to love the simplicity of theses for certain areas and just wondered if they are still on the go ?
  22. happyhippydad

    Can anyone beat £1.34 (inc VAT) for wago boxes?

    As in the title. I was about to order 100 of them but thought why not ask the forum and see if I can save a bit! I'm usually pretty good at finding a lower price though, so I don't think anyone can beat £1.34 (inc VAT) :) Standard wago box
  23. Midwest

    Domestic Outdoor IP68 Joint Boxes

    I'm installing some outdoor lighting (in my garden). Run some swa to Wiska boxes. I intend to go from there with some TRS flex close to each light. The lights I've have are sealed, with 1.5m of flex, so I will have to extend the flexes. Was going to use some small Wiska boxes etc to do this, but...
  24. 123

    Line Junction Boxes (aka Black Eggs, Hand Grenades)

    Did anyone ever find out what happened with the Line Junction Boxes? Was back at a job today where I did some work for the customer 2-3 years ago and spotted one of them. Great little product, loved them.
  25. J

    Back Boxes for 57.5mm Dab n Dot Insulated Plaster Board

    Hi all, About to begin my first fix rewire. Due to regs, and the house being a 1908 solid wall construction, I need to include 57.5mm Kingspan to all external walls. To try and save some room, I will be Dab and Dotting the plaster board to the exposed brick. I will be installing the...
  26. S

    Powerline adapters across junction boxes

    Hello I found this thread whilst searching the internet for solutions to my problem: Network Powerline Adapters with Dual Split Consumer Unit - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/network-powerline-adapters-with-dual-split-consumer-unit.136153/ I read more of the forum and saw it...
  27. Steve93

    "Arena" floor boxes.

    Need to install extra datas into empty floor boxes. they are arena? printed on the front. anyone know where I can source data modules and sockets for these?
  28. J

    CPC Terminal in plastic surface mounted back boxes...

    Hoping someone can help me clarify something. For plastic surface mounted back boxes, why do some have a small metal terminal for connecting the CPC, whereas others don't? Is it just a differemce in quality, or would you generally use the ones with the terminal for sockets, and the ones without...
  29. SparkySupplier

    For Sale - Wago's Various Boxes

    I've got the following boxes of Wago's for sale, all new in box: 2 x Boxes of 50 222-413 3 x Boxes of 100 221-412 1 x Box of 100 222-412 4 x Boxes of 25 221-415 5 x Boxes of 50 221-413 Offers welcome. Postage £5 Cheers.
  30. T

    Van secure boxes (van vaults)

    We are seriously looking at getting one of these for drills etc. in the van not a site one I think that you can bolt them down. Welcome opinions on them and tips from members.
  31. 1Justin

    Black PVC/conduit back boxes. - Source?

    I need black surface back boxes. PVC or ABS conduit boxes would be fine, as would metalclad, but not the crunchy ones. - There will be some conduits involved. I can find only Wickes (who sell a single outlet black box only, no doubles), same at CPC. Occasional Ebay sellers do have some with...
  32. 123

    Forget screws, this is the new way to secure back boxes to walls

    Silicone! And lots of it. Not a screw in sight.
  33. S

    1st fix boxes in old brickwork

    hi guys. First post here so any help would be appreciated. Simply. Has anyone got any ideas or recommendations for mounting metal knockout boxes into old brickwork? I’m thinking of using expanding foam to get the box level, flush and secure as the old brickwork and mortor is crumbling away on...
  34. J

    32mm Black PVC Conduit & Terminal Boxes Stockist West Midlands.

    Hi All Firstly, Wishing you everyone a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year. Can someone please advise me where I can purchase 32mm Black PVC conduit, saddles/clips and round terminal boxes, with rubber gaskets, as opposed to rectangular/square terminal boxes, ideally in the Birmingham/West...
  35. W

    Maintance free /junction boxes

    hello a customer has bought procelin connector blocks for lighting connections above the ceilings. I know you should use maintance free or junction boxes but can’t quite explain why is there a regulation or safety reason why to do this .
  36. O

    Ideally I need some 2G white surface boxes in PVC with 20mm knockouts

    OK. Ideally I need some 2G white surface boxes in PVC with 20mm knockouts on both sides ....... Centaur do some with a 20mm knock out on 1 side Other manufacturers seem to do them on the top and / or bottom Any suggestions chaps & chapesses Thanks
  37. B

    Advice sought on Wiska Boxes for new lights...

    I want 5 mains lights fitted in the garden (by Part P sparkie). He said Wiska Boxes have to be fitted before each light - that is, SWA into Wiska, SWA out of Wiska to new light. I can't see the point in this. If SWA's are connecting into the light, why does it need a Wiska box? I don't want...
  38. B

    Casting Resin vs Encapsulating Resin for filling outdoor junction boxes

    I have a repair job coming up - a garden has had 240V lights fitted, with which the junction boxes have been filled with magic gel - they haven't been filled correctly and there are problems with the outdoor lights (the 240V doesn't help with the sensitivity to moisture). I have an idea that...
  39. S

    Solid plaster partition walls with straw inside:fixing boxes?

    Came across these yesterday and wondered if anyone on here has seen them.Solid plaster with horizontal strands of straw inside.I finished up cutting the holes with a multisaw then driving 75mm screws thro the sides of the twin metal boxes,since plastic plugs were useless.Never seen these walls...
  40. P

    Thoughts on maintenance free junction boxes?

    Hi guys, Are the maintenance free junction boxes any good? Thanks
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