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  1. S

    New Outside Light - connections different

    hi all I have just bought two new spotlights and the existing has live, live 1, earth and neutral, but the new lights have live, earth and neutral. Can the 4 connections go into 3? Two spotlights, sensor triggered and switch in kitchen (mains connected.)
  2. G

    Earth connections into new controller board

    Hi All, I have 3 separate Earth wires connected into an existing controller board. These 3 wires all have ring terminals and were hooked to a single brass earth bolt connector on the board. Now, As I'm replacing this board, I realised the new replacement board only has one Earth screw terminal...
  3. rolyberkin

    Joint between 16mm &1.5mm!

    A donut of a builder has helpfully run a piece of swa two core 16mm to a small feature fountain fitted with 1.5mm flex, suggestions on best way to join, couldn’t get the 16mm in a wago!
  4. Barnaby Stedman

    SWA connections................

    What would be a recommended way of creating a 3-way connection in 4mm SWA? I have had a look at Hylec Tee connectors and other such things but what would people recommend? I am a bit limited for space as I am running the swa in a trunking which is shared with an MDPE pipe.
  5. J

    Domestic 559.5.1 18th Ed. p219 Luminaire fixed connections

    Hi 559.5.1. My question is that for any luminare in the UK must be complaint to one of the methods (BS standards) listed in the list, or else we would not be compliment fitting and connecting to? Is that correct? So if the fitting is not supplied with any details in relation to the points...
  6. G

    Wago advice needed about type and maintenance free connections

    Hi guys, Currently have some 221 wago connectors and looking at the 222 connectors around the same price. Am I right in saying that the 222 connectors would be classed as maintenance free in a wago box but not the 221's? Thanks
  7. P

    Confusing light switch connections

    I am replacing an old 2 gang switch with a new one (photo attached). I know this is going to be a very simple question to answer, but; There are no screw terminals that I can see and I am trying to work out how I connect wiring. I have never come across a switch like this before. Anybody help?
  8. alasdairp

    A Russian way of making multiple connections!

    Watch from about 1m50 Gas-tight effectively melted (solid) connections What do people think about this?
  9. C

    Cat 6 connections by a sparky

    Had to cable some cat 6 cabling,while putting in ours,usual thing. Just use what you have,which was external cat 6. Can you 2nd fix them too. Bit of a nightmare really,with my glasses on it was hard to see connections,also in awkward places to connect. Also the quality of these data points can...
  10. M

    Hive single channel connections

    I have an existing Siemens wireless thermostat and receiver. I wish to replace with a Hive without hopefully having to replace, add or alter any wiring. The receiver has a live, neutral and a switch wire, the common would appear to be linked from the live. I am thinking that this would be a...
  11. Gavin John Hyde

    NICEIC connections magazine

    For people who are not members of NICEIC or Elecsa's various schemes, the current issue of connections magazine has some useful info in it about the changes in the 18th edition. Some useful bits on how the certificates are changing and other useful sections. The bit on chasing up non payers...
  12. J

    Light fitting connections

    Hi all, just moved into a new house have zero experience in replacing light fittings so any advise world be great thanks. All pictures attached. 1. The first part is that I have bought this light fitting, as it was too long I cut the wire length it was copper on the top and as you can now see...
  13. A

    Testing connections from lcm

    When carrying out maintenance work on luminaries i.e replacing, upgrading existing fittings to the end of the supplied flex coming from an lcm port. How would we classify the test procedure for all purposes as it can plugged in and unplugged by anyone and contains a fuse should it really be...
  14. L

    Gas Safe- Electrical Connections

    I follow a few plumbers on youtube throughout their daily job tasks etc etc, just watched a video and the bloke claimed you had to be gas safe to remove a boiler cover. I never knew this and i have connected and carried out PCB fault finding on a fair few, i must be a rule breaker.
  15. bigspark17

    Water pump connections

    hi any pointers on which terminals to connect to this water pump motor, delivered with no wiring diagrams, its 230v, ok with the earth terminal just scratching head about L & N. Thanks
  16. N

    Hive receiver connections to Vaillant boiler

    I have a Vaillant EcoTec Pro 28 boiler and a Vaillant mechanical thermostat (unsure of the precise model) and I’m thinking about installing hive to be able to access the remote switching feature and also to able to place the thermostat where I want it rather than where the installer thought it...
  17. M

    Help with light connections

    Hi i have some ceiling lights with strange connections would anyone know what these are called or where i might find some. They are two different types i think Thx
  18. kevyn

    Heatmiser UH8 Heat Enable/Boiler Enable Connections

    Hi This may have already been answered previously but here goes..... I am currently working on a heating system which has 3 loops of underfloor heating controlled by thermostats and through a Heatmiser UH8 panel. It also has a separate zone for radiators although this is not through the panel...
  19. Murdoch

    CAT 5 cable and connections tester suggestions...

    So I borrowed one of these recently when I was connecting up my hard wired CAT 5 connections in our place: Which worked OK, but I found I had to look at both "devices" when checking each connection... so I'm interested in buying one, but preferably one which you can connect at both ends of...
  20. M

    pool pump connections terminals help

    I accidently removed power supply cables from my pool pump Advise please on what terminals to connect to. Red, Black , Earth- Any help greatly appreciated
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