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  1. H

    Neff oven 2 year and two months old,and out of John Lewis warranty,no help either.

    Today the mains tripped, after doing so twice, and checked voltage supply, ie the clock was flashing, but no oven heat. I had previously removed the bulb and changed it first, however, the fault remained. Finally, I removed the bulb and glass cover. The oven has been working ever since and...
  2. Fitzy

    Domestic SWA outer armour not earthed at either end.

    A friend at work asked me to take a look at the electrics in his shed, RCD would occasionally trip out, turned out to be a very loose neutral going in to the RCD. One thing I did notice though was that the 10MM2 SWA entered through the back entry point of both the shed & house CU and neither...
  3. happyhippydad

    How to fit either a single or double socket?

    Evening everyone. I have had a very fulfilling day after finding a nail through a cable on a ring which was touching neutral and earth... however... I also have to fit either a single or double socket to a difficult area. Previously there were 2 single sockets in seperate dry lining boxes side...
  4. F

    LED Bulbs won't work together on same circuit.

    I have two lights on same circuit served by a single switch. Two filament bulbs work fine. One filament bulb plus one LED work fine in either position. Two LEDs will not light up (normally). If I switch on they momentarily light up, then go out, with one bulb nearest the switch going on and off...
  5. S

    Advice required

    Currently working as a Qualifed Supervior under the NICEIC Approved Contractors scheme, been on the tools for 11 years and work mostly on domestic and commercial. However I haven't got my NVQ3 or am2, was always told I didn't need them. What courses are available for me to compete these or...
  6. FatAlan

    Adding sockets to RFC

    Want to add two double sockets to one of my ground floor RFCs. Was initially thinking that it would have to be a FCU to a spur. Would it be better practice to just incorporate them as part of the ring? Sockets will be running a TV and either PS4 or Xbox depending on what FA junior is in to. Not...
  7. Pete999

    Trump / Farage

    I see Donald Trump would like to see Nigel Farage as UK Ambassador to Washington, an idiot trying to get another idiot into positions of power. What's your opinion?
  8. ses

    Domestic Tns?

    Seen a few of these 3 phase supplies with this earthing Cant quite tell if the earth bar is going into the neutral or just being held in place by the cover Seperate 16mm earth comea in with the supply cable no lead sheathing
  9. E

    38A mcb?!

    Anyone else come across one of these? 38 amp MCB. It's an old proteus centaur. Looks very similar to old crab tree breakers. But I've never seen or heard of that rating before.
  10. S

    Domestic Halers or JCC LED

    Looking at changing the lighting in my kitchen to downlighters and narrowed it down to either Halers H2 pro or JCC FGLED6, what is people's opinions on either? its a large kitchen/dinner and will be warm white. Don't need to be dimmable.
  11. B

    Ring Main Breaker Size

    Hi Guys, Recently I had an issue with a ring main in my flat either the circuit was over loaded or the connection at the breaker was poor. Either way it ended up with a burnt out breaker with black scorch marks on the top and melted cables by the breaker. As the flat is rented i'm...
  12. T

    Earth on flat plate light switch

    I need to fit a 2 way flat plate light switch. When unscrew the old light switch, I can see the Earth cable connected to the metal box that sits in the wall. The Flat plate switch also has a space for an Earth wire. So, where should the Earth wire go? Thanks in advance
  13. Pete999

    Domestic Installer

    I have my flak jacket, Kevlar hat on so fire away, as most of you old timers are aware, I'm an old timer also, maybe it's my age, but I'm confused.com. The confusion arises over the title of this post, and probably I ought to know the answer, but would be grateful if someone could clear up my...
  14. skamuk

    Touch/Remote Master/Slave dimmers 2-way wiring

    Hello all, in need of some advice. I have just installed 14 downlights (two circuits of 6 and 8) in what used to be a living room and dining room - the wall has been knocked down in between the two and rsj put in. I have wired for 2 gang two way switching at either end, so either side of the...
  15. B

    Switch spur by a sink

    Just a quick one, I've had a look and can't find a definitive answer! Is their a minimum distance between a sink and spur for a boiler. I've just wired it all up and they have changed the kitchen and fit the sink below the boiler and spur. All I can find is 300mm distance but not sure if theirs...
  16. P

    Voltage Optimisers

    Hi I've been asked about intalling VO4 single and 3 phase optimisers but I have also been looking at the Marshall Tufflex voltis and just wondering if anyone has discovered any pros or cons with either. The voltis seems to be a bit better as it reduces it by a percentage rather than a set...
  17. N

    Domestic 3C&E at ceiling rose.

    Hi All I've been to do it second fix at the house where the 1st fix has already been done, all cable runs are visible so I've no problem completing it. 1st fix was done about 2 years ago, it's an unlived in project, the electrician at the time has wired 2 way switches for the hall and landing...
  18. K

    Corridor 2way switching

    Morning everybody, Im new to the forum so please be aware if I don't post in the correct protocol. What I would like to know is can you use two PIR detectors at either end of a corridor as per a 2way switching set up as is now the case ?
  19. J

    rcbo tripping intermittantly

    new installation, RCBO on one socket ring tripping intermittantly, can last 20mins to 1 hour. not worried, I will find the problem just wondering where the rest of you would start
  20. O

    Domestic 2 way and intermediate with a dimmer.

    Hi all, Putting in a a hallway lighting circuit on a new dwelling controlled from 4 points, client wants a dimmer but is happy to incorporate just a 2 way dimmer to save getting involved in master and slave units. Just want to check before the 1st fix that the dimmer could be either the 1st or...
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