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    Domestic OTransfer switch for 30A dryer receptacle

    I have a question about adding a second receptacle on a 30A 240 circuit. I have a 10-30 receptacle in my laundry room. Unused since I have a gas dryer. That wall is shared with my garage. I want to put a second 10-30 receptacle in my garage for use with my electric vehicle. I have seen transfer...
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    Domestic Tumble Dryer --------------

    Hi Guys Can someone out there put me straight, I’ve got an old Condenser Hotpoint TDC 60N Tumble Dryer and it keeps blowing the thermostats at the back of the machine where the heating elements are and I'm trying to find out what’s causing them to blow, they are the one shot type. I'm only...
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    Tumble dryer suppressor wire burnt out

    Hi we have had this tumble dryer for around 5 years. Around a year ago the brown wire in the plug going into the wall socket burnt out so i replaced the whole power cable going to the supressor, 6 months later it packed in, I opended it up to find the supressor leaking so replaced it, today I...
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    Domestic Tumble dryer extension plug melted.

    Six years ago, I had a double socket installed in my store room. This was placed next to the fuse box and its purpose was so I could connect my tumble dryer. The socket was too far away from the dryer, so I bought some 1.5mm flex and wired in an extension from the newly installed double...
  5. SteUK

    Washing machine and dishwasher on same double socket - solution?

    Hi, Currently having to plug swap when wanting to use the either appliance (for safety as they both draw appox 10amp each). Looking for advice on what to ask a sparky to fit. Can I ask for a single socket to be spurred off the current double socket, and plug one of the appliances into that...
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    230v hair dryer swimming pool.

    Standard 230 v hairdryers wired into rcbo protected spurs poolside, id say zone 2 but didnt measure. Hair dryer cable is 2 core, the cable had been damaged leaving the neutral snapped and exposed at the hairdryer end, floating neutral... Someone apparently grabbed the cable and received a shock...
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    Food dryer project

    Hi All, With some trepidation I am throwing this one out for comments / advice from members. I have been asked by a customer to provide 3 phase supplies for some 'machines' that are under development by my customer. The machines are basically cabinets for dehydrating food items , that have been...
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    Intermittently-working Hair Dryer

    I'm really scratching my head. My wife's hair dryer has been working intermittently. Very frustrating. At first I thought maybe the main cord was loose somewhere, but it shows continuity in both wires with all sorts of contortions. I then expected maybe the bimetallic strip was open, but not so...
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    Tumble Dryer Drum Earth Strip -- DIY strip OK to use

    The earth strip on our tumble dryer needs replacing as the drum spindle has worn through it. A replacement strip is around £10. As the strip is a thin piece of copper, about 2in long and 1/4in wide, £10 seems way too much to shell out. I've made one from a copper pipe clip (cost 14p). Would it...
  10. J

    Hand dryer off ring final

    HI everyone, Is it acceptable to wire a hand dryer from a ring final in to a 13 amp FCU. The ring main in question has 30MA RCD protection. Or, is it best to wire a new radial circuit for it?? There is a socket I can spur off that is easy to get to. Thanks
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    Condenser Dryer Exhaust pump issue

    Currently experiencing a problem with a Bosch WTL 5400 condenser dryer : the drainage pump is not powerful enough to pump any water up to the internal water tank but is just about enough to get water out the exhaust pipe (you can manually switch which one to use) if the pipe goes vertically...
  12. Electron

    Washing machine and dryer supply

    A washing machine (Hotpoint Aquarius WMAQF 641 P) and a tumble dryer (Candy GCC 590NB-80), which are well used in a hair salon, have a problem that the RCD regularly trips. The machines are plugged into a double socket which is supplied as a spur through 1.5mm flex cable in mini trunking...
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    Tumble dryer problems advise

    Hi hope someone can advise. My tumble dryer keeps tripping the elecrics 15 min into it's cycle. Just need to test the heater components. To check therostats should my multi meter be on high setting or low.
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    Hand dryer recommendations?

    I need to fit some hand dryers at a pre-school. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good reasonably priced dryer to suit? Thanks~~
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    melted plug issue condenser dryer

    Hi guy been using an (Status) extention lead to run are tumble dryer due to the mains socket just being out of reach every time we use the tumble dryer it is plugged into a double socket fully unwound and only has the tumble dryer pluged into it the other spare has a serged protected 4 way...
  16. GMES

    Just For You Marvo

    Just popped in to prove to @Marvo that there is nothing to fear in here so you can now come and explore to your hearts content. Ps If I get hit and killed by a flying fridge freezer today I will come back and haunt you.
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    Domestic Outbuilding appliances

    Hi all, Currently replacing all wiring and the CU in an outbuilding with a new Metal Clad fully wired with SWA. There is currently a tumble dryer and fridge freezer plugged into the same double socket which forms part of a 3 socket ring circuit. My plan was to use a spare way on the CU to have...
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    If You Have A Tumble Dryer Read This

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    If You Have A Tumble Dryer Read This

    TUMBLE DRYER sorry about the title seems they are causing fires with a fluff build up on the heating element and a lot have been affected Creda, Indesit and Hotpoint see link below 'Significant number' of Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda tumble dryers 'pose a fire risk' - ITV News
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    hand dryers

    Hi I am wiring 3 x 1650 w hand dryers would a 4mm radial circuit on a 32 amp mcb be suitable ? Thanks

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