1. M

    DIY Help! Damaged Quick Connect 2 same color wires one side, Black & White the other

    A quick connect on the bottom of my farm tractor was snagged by a limb and one side of the connectors wires were pulled free from the housing. The good side with the wires still connected has a black wire (hot?) and a white wire (neutral?) but the 2 wires that were pulled free from the other end...
  2. D

    UK DIY Shocker!!!

    Hi guys, I hope everyone is well. So to detail my experience, I had a loose wire behind my electric cooker mains plug, so I tested the plug after sorting the wire forgot to turn off the mains at the box and yes as you can guess as I went to push the socket into the wall to screw in, two...
  3. G

    DIY upgrade lights to LED in room converted to office

    I rent an old property so need to minimise any changes to it. My office is a large room (6m x 7m) with a single bayonet pendant light socket which eats thru 100W bulbs and as I get older I'm finding that there is insufficient light. So I purchased some LED light panels to install over my desk...
  4. S

    DIY Question: Romex routing

    I am adding two additional 20A circuits to an upstairs bonus room. From the breaker box in the garage I can route the Romex up and across the garage ceiling with no problems. Once across the garage I need to route the 2 cables approximately 4' over to the point where I can punch thru the...
  5. A

    DIY Overdrive button replacement for Kia Cerato 2006

    Good day all, I'm looking for some advice about changing my overdrive button in my car. A little backstory into the situation. I had to replace my slider indicator for my automatic shifter and to accomplish this I had to cut the 3 wires of the overdrive button to disassemble the shifter...
  6. D

    How comfortable should I be with my DIY wiring?

    I've added some soffit lights (upstairs and downstairs), and I've added a fused spur in my back room. It all works and, to the best of my ability, it's as safe as possible - but (simply put) I'm not an electrician. I've been regularly consulting a mate of mine for bits I'm confused about so I...
  7. S

    UK DIY- advice on extending wiring into new shed

    Hi all, DIY here :) First off let me just say it is advice I am after as I am fully aware that I will probably need an electrician to complete the job. My question is how much I can do myself up to a point. So many years ago I built a shed at the top of the garden ( approx 30m away from garage)...
  8. M

    DIY garage suite

    I am having a garage suite built out for my agin inlaws and parents when they visit. 400sgft, 4500w h20, 1 appliance outlet (2-3 others in "kitchen area), 1 bathroom, 7 others, 6 regular recepitcal, and 10 light fixtures. I have the load at about 60A and was going to place a 100a and feed it...
  9. T

    Is my light socket safe for a diy wood kiln?

    Good morning everyone, I need help determining safety / use of my light socket for use in a refridgerator wood bowl kiln. Im a wood turner and I need a quicker turn around time on my pieces so I built two kilns each powered by a 40w incandescent light bulb. The ambience will be humid and the...
  10. J

    (DIY) Help with connected fire alarms

    Morning all :) I hope this question isn't too basic...I think I'm sure but thought it would be wise to check. I've fitted a couple of fire alarms that are wired, one at the top of the stairs one at the bottom. First one I fit was downstairs, all was fine. When I fitted the upstairs one the...
  11. T

    Electrical Pump Advise sought for DIY

    Hi guys, newbie here, please go easy! I've got a query regarding an existing installation on a pumping station pump issue, which I'm hoping you can help with. Our house is off mains sewage, and as such we have a sewage treatment plant, and a pumping station. In the pumping station we have 2...
  12. D

    UK DIY - Install Cat6 through rigid insulation glued to Drywall

    I'm looking to data points for Cat6 in a couple rooms through out my house. Plan is Patch Panel, though brushed panel, through eaves, terminating in a gang faceplate. I've got easy access to eaves so getting the cables from one wall to another should be easy enough. The walls are...
  13. B

    USA Need Advice on a 15 Amp Circuit

    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on an existing 15 AMP circuit in my house. When I built in 2007, this circuit contained an outlet for the electronic ignition on my gas water heater, a single GFCI outlet in my basement, and it powered all the light fixtures in my basement (8 simple...
  14. J

    DIY wiring for Wi-Fi water heater switch

    Hey guys! I have another DIY question. I have a water heater switch that I want to replace with a wi-fi enabled one. Below is the back of the switch, together with the current wiring coming out of the wall. The current switch is wired as follows: N1 N2 L1 L2 and 2x Ground. The new wi-fi switch...
  15. G

    Making a DIY electric burner and stove

    Hey guys! Very amateurish electrician here. I just finished watching a video of a guy making an electric burner and stove, using just a can, screws and wires: View: He plugged the thing to a 12V battery to heat the setup, however, since most...
  16. R

    DIY socket ring - is this allowed?

    Hi all I’m new here and need some advice :) We’ve got an old Victorian house with a suspended ground floor. We’ve had a rat problem (Sorted now!) and they’ve chewed through part of the ring main downstairs. I was thinking of replacing the line of cable they’ve chewed through myself (It’s red and...
  17. Christopher Parkinson

    How to test for correct voltage (diy)

    (DIY) Hi, I suspect that I'm not getting the correct 230v in my premises. How likely is it that voltage supply could be less than 230v? What equipment would I need to test it?
  18. Z

    What electrical DIY work is currently Allowed

    Hi just moved into a new house and need to replace the mains sockets, but would also like to add new ones. Have had difficulty on the internet ( trawling through so many American sites ) getting an answer to this question. Can I 1-replace existing ring mains sockets 2-install new ones to the...
  19. C

    Solar Panels DIY Solar Install

    Just wondering if anybody has done a DIY solar install? Not too worried about the export guarantee payments, and part P will be covered by a property rewire. But I’ve read about needing to do building notification for the structural element? Has anybody had any experience doing this? thanks
  20. PeakSteve

    Sonoff Wi Fi DIY MINI smart switch issue.

    Has anyone had an intermittency issue with a Sonoff DIY MINI smart switch? This switch takes a voltage-free switch circuit (i.e. your old switch cable(s), separated from the mains) across it's inputs S1 and S2. Any change of state of the light switch(es) will change the output of the device...
  21. D

    Light switch popped and stopped working ( DIY )

    Hi, I replaced my old light switch to the smart light switch today. After the job is done it worked perfectly until the new light switch sparked when one of the cable tightening screws touched the metal housing and circuit breaker tripped. I lifted up the circuit breaker, all lights come back...
  22. John Brown

    sharing the DIY LED light bottle

    My wife bought some long and short LED fairy string lights for Christmas decorations. We will decorate them on curtains and Christmas trees. Yesterday, my wife did a DIY handicraft with LED string lights, a baby bottle, and cotton. It is very easy to do. She is very happy to share the steps...
  23. T

    (Wrong category I know) Need advice on plumbing my own house?

    Firstly I know I’ve posted this in the wrong category, I couldn’t find the right one for some reason. I’m a industrial/domestic electrician, I’m doing a rear extension and loft conversion on my bungalow myself. I’m of course doing the electrics myself and I’m looking at plumbing the CH and...
  24. C

    DIY Advice - Bathroom lights

    I have 3 LED lights in my bathroom ceiling, and when the cord is pulled these flicker and stay off, or occasionally turn on normally (10% of the time). Having spoken to an electrician I know, I replaced the lamps, however this hasn't helped. Each lamp is attached to it's own transformer - see...
  25. A

    How do I ask a question in the DIY forum?

    That's the question.
  26. B

    Replacing switch on a domestic heater - DIY question

    Hi. I want to replace a faulty switch on a heater circuit but need some advice - photo of circuit attached. Heater has 2 simple on/off switches - one turns a 1Kw circuit of heaters on, the other a 1.5kw circuit of heaters on, both can be on separately or together to give a possible 3 levels of...
  27. D

    DIY led strip glasses - Need some help!

    Hello forum. I am new here and seeking some expert advice. I am trying to make some DIY led light strips that will be controlled via DMX. The lights are these: 20/30/100 LED Battery Micro Rice Wire Copper Fairy String Lights Party white/rgb | eBay -...
  28. pirate

    Why can't I post to the DIY forum?

    I have insufficient privileges, apparently...
  29. Dan

    DIY Looking for DIY Advice on - Also, we're looking for professional electricians to help out in there

    DIY Looking for DIY Advice on - Also, we're looking for professional electricians to help out in there. I know this is a touchy subject. We also run, and that has Gas and Oil Engineers on, and that's clearly not just a regulated industry, but it has...
  30. Monty101

    DIY help required for newby - pull cord LED light fitting to old wiring 🙏

    Hi there 👋, Apols in advance if this has been done to death😳!!! (I know it has but I can't seem to fathom out a similar set-up having searched through this forum and others). I have an old wiring system in my house and wanted to fit a new LED light in the downstairs loo. I have attached pics...
  31. J

    DIY Pump motor repair

    On this pump motor the yellow wire (next to the 3) broke off. I am unfamiliar with the connection. Do I need a special tool to reattach this (after I strip the wire)
  32. littlespark

    Any DIY joiners on here?

    After 12 years, ive decided to refloor the kitchen in our house. The cabinets are ok... so just a new floor. I'm going with laminate that looks like concrete slabs... but my style and taste aside, whats the best way to edge the flooring? Tight to the skirting board? instructions say to leave a...
  33. Dan

    Want a laugh at some tiling done by DIY? Had this thread going since 2012. Some terrible and sometimes dangerous (heavy tiles falling off from a height whilst in the bath could maim your pidge!! or worse!) tiling done by DIY...
  34. S

    Mechanical timer

    Hello. I got an old venner mechanical timer and need some advice. I need to connect it to a unit, how would one do that? It is a, b and c outputs. Wich to use? Thanks for help.
  35. Dan

    DIY Forum for DIY Electricians? - Doing It Yourself? Electrical Advice This Way

    Should I create a DIY forum to direct people away from this forum who are doing DIY jobs? I could then make our three main forums (tilers, plumbers and electricians) all for professionals and trainees only. I think that's how most networks are doing it. So perhaps we do the same? Your thoughts?
  36. 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...
  37. E

    Iam a DIY' ER!

    I have an old American lamp & am being told different reasons why I can't just change the plug & bulb! I have always understood that the wiring has to be changed as UK is greater than US! because the lamp has metal tubing to attach to the main lamp it needs to be earthed! I have new 3 core,but...
  38. R

    Domestic DIY Very Big Bang

    I am not a professional electrician and am posting this partly for your general amusement and partly to get some background advice. My son who has recently moved into a rented flat in Nottingham having got his first job there, decided to put up some coat hooks. He seems to have taken...
  39. K

    Motor connection to 220v

    I have a two value capacitor motor from china photos will includes i believe there country runs 220 standard single phase and I am in USA Sn: it did spark accidently when i hit black wire on another wire and kinda started Thank you
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