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  1. T

    UK Extension Leads

    I am always extremely cautious with working with anything that involves with electricity. Was wondering if anyone can help and give advice to these with these questions to help calm the anxiety. First is how much load can i put through 1 extension lead? I know each of them can have different...
  2. C

    Shortening Extension Cords / No Earth Wire On lamp? Advice Needed

    Hi there, I have been shortening some leads around my house so they look a bit nicer and tidier. I am about to to the same to my lamp cable but i notice it has no earth. Is it still OK for me to cut the cable and re wire the plug? Also why doesn't this one have an earth? Thank You.
  3. C

    Domestic Wattage from a Power Extension

    Hello, I've damaged 2 power supplies for my computer, these were both new. It may just be a coincidence or I may have a faulty power extension which is an old 2 meter, 13 amp, 6 way, with surge protection (although the led indicator for this has dimmed over the years and is not visible when...
  4. S

    Domestic Water heater wiring extension

    Got red and black type mains wire to water heater switch from fuse box. Mains cable is very short as switch is upside down because cable comes from above the switch and too short to connect otherwise. Water heater switch is in plaster board with back box. Is there a legal way to put some inline...
  5. C

    Extension cabling oh dear oh dear

    Kitchen extension ,usual works,adding a section on. Thing is with the building works,it shows how poor the existing electrics are. Ring main nailed,just taped up in middle of wall where a cupboard was,still working,lights taped at recess lights. Would you advise the client,other areas in the...
  6. M

    Pricing an extension

    Hi guys new to this forums. Recently went self employed and out on my own after working for someone for 7 years, Currently working as a subcontractor and starting to get jobs in to price, Can any one advise what the best way is to price? Ie points or day rate if points is £50 supply & fit...
  7. S

    Extension pricing for a sofa surfee

    Ball park figures ... How much do you reckon for a single storey extension off the back of your house, approx 5 by 5 metres, South Manc, all in?
  8. Radian

    Domestic Question about 'self made' 12V Lighting in new extension

    Straight up, I'm not an electrician. I'm an electronics engineer. I currently have a range of LED products on the market and my commercial lighting designs have been in continuous production since the 1990's. I'm having an extension built and naturally see it as a great way to showcase my latest...
  9. R

    New extension - 2nd fuse box connection

    Hi, We are building a new extension which is the opposite side of the property to where the current mains in and fuse box is located ( which are on the opposite side of an external wall ). The extension will be a new kitchen with an electric oven and hob, utility room with washing machine /...
  10. G

    Extending a lighting circuit to s new extension?

    Hi guys n girls, Building an extension and considering extending the downstairs lighting circuit which is 1.5mm t+e. It is on a 5 amp breaker and I do not know the current length so am unsure if I can extend to the osg maximum of 105m? Also not sure of the osg maximum for bs3871 type mcb...
  11. R

    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...
  12. F

    Domestic New extension to existing wiring

    Just been asked to quote to wire a new kitchen extension. I realise that the new extension must conform to the 18th IEE regs. The existing wiring in the remainder of the building has the sockets lower that the stated 450mm and the light switches are higher than 1200mm. Do these have to be re...
  13. J

    Unsafe extension use? Exploded light bulb

    Hello, experts! My questions are: 1) Most importantly... is this safe to use electronics wired as you see in my image below? 2) Why did my light bulb explode? First of all I have European plugs, not UK ones. As you already can guess my light bulb explode. It happen while switching on a table...
  14. C

    Domestic Bringing ring to regs standard, and other things

    Hi all, new to forum but excited to get in the thick of it. I've done some domestic electrical work in the past as my dad was a HV sparky when he was younger, and I have done a fair bit of LV microelectronics in my line of work. I have just bought my first house and done some things already...
  15. C

    Daisy Chain extension cordk

    Hi, first time here, Can I get some safety advice about plugging 2 x 4 gang power bars into a 2 gang extension cable. I read everywhere that plugging one extension into another is dangerous, but can it be done if the sockets aren't overloaded? In my office, the central heating is broken and...
  16. J

    extending ring and adding smoke alarms to lighting circuit on new extension cert?

    hi i'm going to be having some wiring carried out on my new first floor extension (new bedroom) which just entails extending the ring main, and lighting circuit and adding interlinked mains smoke alarms to the upstairs lighting circuit, including a heat alarm in the kitchen. i've spoke to...
  17. J

    Extension of Washing Machine Power Cable

    Our new washing machine came with a power cable that is not long enough to reach the power socket which has been installed under the kitchen sink (that's where it was when we first moved in.) I called Indesit and they told me they come like that because regulations state that the power socket...
  18. W

    10 Amp Extension Lead

    Hi Is it safe to use a 10 Amp Extension Lead with a 7 Amp Car Battery Charger? Apologies if sounds crass - just need reassurance it's safe please. Thank you.
  19. pe2dave

    "Soft" Extension cable? Sourcing sought.

    Many years ago I came across 'soft' cable. Rubber (perhaps) rather than plastic. Folded up neatly (no kinks). Full 13A capacity. Just the opposite of black and decker orange cable. My extension lead is more than tatty and needs replacing. Visits to 3 electrical outlets have resulted in...
  20. simon77

    How to send data signal from master socket to extension socket?

    Hi, Apologies if a lot of this is pretty obvious, but my knowledge is fairly limited. We just had a Master Socket 5c MK 4 fitted (downstairs) and unknown to us at the time it has filtered out the data signal to the extension socket (upstairs), where the router was previously connected to and...
  21. E

    2 gang converted socket with extension lead

    hi, hopefully this is the right part of the forum. as the title suggests; I recently converted a 1 gang socket into 2 gang with a converter. i then have a TV plugged in one socket and a 5 gang extension lead in the other with 3 items plugged into that. Recently ive been having an issue where my...
  22. telectrix

    hedge trimmer no work. extension lead fuse blown

    wonder why fuse blows as soon as i plug it in (says customer). 3 taped joints in cable. is this why we call it Destroy It Yourself? it'sonly 2 wires, what could possibly go wrong?
  23. J

    Smart plug and extension lead

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice on a smart plug and an extension lead. I want the smart plug in the wall socket the extension lead in the smart plug, reason is to use Amazon alexa to shut down the smart plug. In the extension I have the TV Sky box sky router DVD player and about 3 other...
  24. multimick

    extension leads with surge adaptors

    don't do much pa testing but noticed a couple of times these show reverse polarity on my megger pat 120 ,but test the pins for continuity and its ok on neutral and earth but no continuity on line,they all work ok ,is the electronics causing problems ?
  25. happyhippydad

    CO monitor in extension.

    I am unused to putting in CO monitors and have just realised that one is required as there is going to be a log burner in situ. With smoke alarms these need to be mains and linked. Can I use a battery CO? When I had my chimney fitted, the chap was a registered installer (part J I think) and was...
  26. keniff

    Fibreglass extension ladder

    Hi guys does anyone own a 2 peice fibreglass extension ladder that’s not operated by a pully or rope? I’m struggling to find one and could do with a brand name I only want a little one to keep on top of the van
  27. D

    OMRON PLC Help programming extension

    Looking to see if anyone could help with programming an extension onto the omron cp1l-em40dt1-d. program has already been written however the person who wrote it has left and i have only done work with siemens. any help would be great!
  28. C

    Domestic Extension to outdoor weatherproof sockets

    Hi, I'm looking to have a weatherfproof socket https://www.electricalcounter.co.uk/products/Switches+%26+Sockets/Weatherproof+Accessories/Nexus+Storm+IP66/Outdoor+Weatherproof+Unswitched+Double+Socket+13+Amp+IP66/1977877864 connected via a plug to the mains, it has to go 30 metres to an outdoor...
  29. L

    Extension lead (camping site)

    Hi all, I am going camping in a few months time the camping pitch that I'll be on will have a electrical hook up. Is it safe to buy a standard household extension lead and replace the plug for a camping hook up one ( IP44 industrial plug) ? Like this one
  30. S

    Planning For A Future Extension.......

    = what can I get the National Grid to upgrade for free before I get the plans drawn up and they won't charge me the earth......... The mains cable at the moment comes in through the coal bunker under the stairs an is used as a hand rail for when I go "underground" and to me it seems pre war...
  31. A

    ring or radial and As the Kitchen/living room extension

    Hi guys I’m due to carry out a part rewire for now on my parents 1930s home in the living rooms and bedrooms etc and eventually the kitchen and living room will be knocked through into one room in a few months time. I’m going to update a downstairs socket circuit, upstairs socket circuit...
  32. M

    Connecting led floodlight from new bathroom extension light wiring

    Hi need a bit of help. I connected my floodlight to the existing wiring. I used the blue and brown wire and it worked for like 5 seconds and the floodlight just went off. The floodlight had a yellow wire i didnt connect that because the bathroom wiring is a twin 1.5mm and only blue and brown...
  33. Y

    Domestic Diy extension lead 2.5mm twin &earth?

    Hi guys I'm needing new extension lead to power light and music centre and have plenty excess 6mm & 2.5mm and 6metres 1.5mm grey twin and earth cable, plugs, sockets and grommets etc. Have basic knowledge of electrics just wanting opinions on using 2.5mm twin and earth cable a new 13 amp plug...
  34. S

    Faulty Extension Light Circuit

    I had an extension fitted and a single circuit added for the light. However, the light will only operate from the MCB and not the switch. As soon as I introduce the switch into the circuit and operate it from there it trips the MCB and will not stay on. Any thoughts on what might be causing this?
  35. P

    Electrical Certificates for Extension and Rewire

    I have had an extension and complete rewire of my house. Towards the end of the build the builder declared bankruptcy (long story). He has since disappeared and I have no communication with him. I am now trying gain building regulations completion but I don't have any electrical certificates...
  36. Z

    Adding a spur to a spur

    I have a socket which is connected off the main circuit ring. Just wanted to know if it's possible to add another socket spurring off this second socket? (Please see attached image.) If it's against regulations, then 1) what's the worst that could happen? (Will my circuits blow up?) 2)...
  37. charlie76

    Common story can someone sign off my extension for me

    I have just been messaged on facebook by someone who has had an extension and for one reason or another the spark (probably the builder) has gone AWOL and they cant get the EIC or part p notification. I am advising them that the best they would get now is an EICR unless they can get the original...
  38. leep82

    Pricing a two story extension

    Bear with me on this guys as its a long one and i know these threads have been done to death but im interested in any views any of you may have. I have been asked to price electrical work for a two story extension consisting of kitchen/diner downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs. Although the...
  39. C

    New extension Kitchen appliances

    Hi all I am in the middle of wiring my extension and just after some advice regarding the appliances. I am thinking of running a radial to a double back box for grid switches for four appliances (freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge) and then having a sepearate kitchen ring. Is...
  40. D

    Would an extension lead from old socket and flex be ok to use?

    Hi everybody, Could I use an old socket and some 1.5 mm2 flex to make an extension lead, wired up to a rubber plug top? I love to use old materials up so they don't go to waste, especially old MK sockets, very robust. It could be just light duty portable power, just as and when I need it! The...
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