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    whats the best book to buy for motorcycle diy electrics

    whats the best book to buy for motorcycle diy electrics
  2. Lucien Nunes

    DIY access status badge

    Just a quick thought... I don't especially like that professionals who have access to the section to give advice, get a badge that just says 'DIY'. We understand what it means, but the casual reader or Googler might get the wrong impression if they don't work out its significance. The 'Trainee...
  3. J

    DIY custom console flap servo control

    Hi, First time posting here, looking for some advice. Have recently made a custom console for my car to hold the radio and house a few important gauges . Trying to avoid the boy racer look in my interior I have designed a fold back flap to cover the gauges when the ignition is off. I have...
  4. T

    Domestic DIY Stepper motor output reducer

    Hi, Minor time DIYer mostly doing little fun projects, so my skill level is a bit limited. well, I also have a 3d printer. Now, I know all electrical motors generate AC power when freely spinning. Problem is, when there is a need to manually move the head or the build plate, this, of course...
  5. D

    Diy? electrocution...

    Yahoo is now part of Oath - ‘Rcd not working properly’
  6. C

    Those lovely fitting from local DIY store

    You know the ones,bolts attached to the back,fit the front,then fiddle with the dome nuts. Bottom entry,you don’t have achance &1.5 mm cables,I nearly smashed it to bits.
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    float switch diy help please

    hello, im trying to diy a float switch, the switch will turn on a 13.5w submerged water pump on, once tank reaches the level to turn the pump on. I have bought the switch & it comes with a 12v relay board. here's some pictures: can anyone help me wire it please, draw a diagram for me...
  8. Rupert Young

    DIY van racking using Tamstrut slotted channel

    sick of arriving on site only to realize I hadn't foreseen the need for something I hadn't packed the night before, after looking around at products like Bott Smartvan decided to do my own using unistrut, fatmax pro organisers, vanvault slider, euroboxes and Milwaukee Packout, added some LED...
  9. HL82

    DIY Help - Joining 2 halves of a cut power cord

    Hello - I bought a corded hedge trimmer today and started using it. In about 5 minutes I had managed to chop through the cable! Rookie error. Here are the cut cable ends (I am in the UK btw) So I need to repair the cable. Having googled around, I could solder the wires together, but I don't...
  10. Phil Thompson

    Had a call from a guy who was doing a bit of diy.

    Just had a call and text from a new customer. Was putting up a mirror and there was a double socket below.
  11. M

    Domestic Need help with installing a DIY solar system

    Hi, I am planning to move to Hungary later this year & am looking into installing a 12v solar system for powering 12v lights in the outbuildings. I am a complete novice to solar power & have done lots of research but still a bit confused with some things. What I have planned is having a 100w...
  12. Pete999

    Best tool shop / DIY shop you have visited in the UK

    As per title, what in your consideration is the best tool shop in the UK that you have been to. Me in Northampton, tucked away down a un remarkable side street is a small looking DIY shop, well small until you go inside, it's vast a real old style place, parking is a problem thought, good for...
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    Domestic Look at this Beauty Likely DIY job

    Potential customer has sent this photo. It is of a melted ceiling light fitting in a kitchen ! He believes this was done by a previous owner. The good news is that he recognises that he needs an electrician, bad news is that I have no ability to respond quickly. Anyone in near BS15 who would...
  14. T

    Default forum response to DIY enquiries vs. skills shortage

    To the qualified electricians on the forum: The default response to DIY enquiries on how to do stuff seems to be "Get an qualified electrician in, it's too difficult for a DIY'er to do". Given the skills shortage within the industry, is this a reasonable response? Is there another way?
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    Old DIY enthusiast - learning on the job

    such much to learn! Just enrolled at college
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    Convert LR44-powered to AC

    Hi everyone, Sorry, electrical noob here. I know I can probably spend some time googling to piece together a solution (I've tried but haven't yet gotten all the answers I need yet), but I'm eager to do up a lighting display for my kid's room, hence hoping you guys can help me out here. I have...
  17. C

    Keen Diy er and looking to learn

    Hi im carl westwood, live in walsall west mids, thanks for letting me join your forum, hope to learn from the Pros
  18. Pete999

    DIY enthusiasts and electrical work.

    Probably a well thought and commonly discussed subject. I know the Forum has a DIY section, and has a policy of not offering step by step advice on how to do various electrical work, a good policy in my book, and I think many, if not all Electricians would agree with. However this policy does...
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    DIY lighting in garage

    Hi, I am not a qualified electrician, but have been asked to install downlights in a garage by a family friend. There is currently a flouresent tube in there, which be used as the starting point for the series of lights. I just want to know as a non qualified electrician I can carry out this...
  20. littlespark

    Testing a DIY built installation.

    I've been asked to PAT a tortoise house. Basically a glorified rabbit hutch. I've had a quick look at it, but i'm not keen on getting the tester out its box just yet. The electrical part of it, built up by the builder(? assembler? erector?), is a 13A plugtop, white 3 core flex into an IP66 box...