1. K

    USA Connection above or below terminal screw plate

    Does a wire attaching to a screw terminal on a standard receptacle outlet go over or under the little brass movable plate, please? Thanks
  2. Nightmer

    UK Earthing a vintage brass lamp to the lamp base

    I have a couple of old metal/brass lamps to which adding an earthed lampholder would be tricky (either the entry for 3 wires is VERY small or the lamp holder is integral to the lamp and is original). All of these lamps have a screw within the base which appear to be for an earth wire - is this...
  3. robd

    Brass door bell push any recommendations?

    Hi all, Need a brass bell push for a job, can anyone recommend one that they've used and has held up for a length of time. I'm still haunted by the old round byron ones that used to get fitted on site when I used to do all the snagging when I was on the books. Was forever going back tweaking...
  4. A

    Brushed brass switch

    Hi all, I’m trying to identify the brand of accessories in the attached pic please. It’s brushed brass with the brush lines going horizontally... I’ve only found ones with vertical brushed lines so far. Cheers Andy
  5. S

    Brass 45A DP switch recommendation please

    I need a 1 gang 45A DP switch in brass finish but the rocker switch needs to be brass not red like most seem to be. Anyone know who does these? thanks
  6. Wilko

    How to modernise an old brass table lamp ?

    Hi All, the story so far : Customer has asked me to make her old brass table lamp work. How hard could it be? No earth, so first step was some new 3 core flex and a brass lamp holder that's got an earth point. An inline switch and I'm away. But no, the new flex won't fit up the stem of the lamp...
  7. J

    Brass ip65 adjustable downlight

    anybody know if you can get these and if so where can i get them ?
  8. D

    Make of socket??

    Hi there,I am in need of a bit of assistance with trying to trace a make for these sockets. They are flatplate antique brass I think but no idea of who makes them. I need to source one as they have a faulty one. Many thanks in anticipation, Dave.
  9. Simon-0116

    2 gang 2 way 500w dimmer rope edge brass

    Looked at a favour for my auntie, dimmer switch smelling burnt. 10 x 35 / 50 w on each gang, and switch rated at 250 w. Her electrican can' t see the problem says its cheap switches. Need a 500 w dimmer for safety sakes. Wholesalers only got 400w 2 gang or 1000 w single. Dosnt want to...
  10. O

    Domestic Advice Please on Chandelier wiring fault

    My electrician is currently working at my home doing some general rewiring in an extension room. I had asked to also rewire two brass wall lights and a brass chandelier. They are old pices of equipment from 1970 and they have been in store here for eight years. He found that one of the wall...
  11. L

    Where can I source switches like this, please

    Hello I need to find some of these brass switches, they are three ganged brass toggle switches with a brass rope edge. The also have a bevelled round brass nut fitting to hold the front on. I am working on a restoration project and they want to keep these type of switches. Any help would be...
  12. S

    Brass Style "Plastic" Light Switches

    Hi All Are there plastic faced imitation brass light switches availible on the market? So basically a plastic faced socket that looks like brass. Thanks
  13. Amp David

    Antique ceiling rose and pendant

    Looked at a job today in an old house. Customer want to do away with the standard white rose and pendant and for something more in keeping with the house. I've seen old style switches advertised before but can't for the life of me remember. Anyone else fitted these before?
  14. Had8Lives

    Galvanised Conduit screws

    Hi, Anyone know where you can buy M4 Galvanized screws for conduit box lids? Brass ones rust outside.
  15. J

    Imperial Conduit

    Working on a flat which has the ring run in old imperial sized metal conduit. The earth is via the conduit but at some point the single sockets have been changed to doubles and the male brass bushes have not been replaced hence no earth on the ring. Anyway, a long way of asking if anyone knows...
  16. P

    Customers should know when to give up!

    Been to a job this morning, when the lady rang me last week it was the usual thing, moving into a flat soon, tried to put up a new light and 2 brass switches, now the lights dont work, oh and by the way a couple of the sockets are not working. Bread and butter stuff for the one man band sparky...
  17. BigSi

    Tip’s & Trick’s of the Trade

    Just thought it would be fun to start a thread with all your ‘Tips of the Trade’. I’ve worked with a few ‘Old School’ guys over the years, and they always have a few tricks to make life easier. Unfortunately, as these guys either leave the trade or retire, we start to loose their knowledge...