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  1. M

    External metering enclosure

    Folks Could you suggest an fused isolator of choice, to install in a recessed external metering cubicle, in a domestic installation, this will be required to terminate a 25mm SWA I am unsure of how much space I can utilise of the standard enclosure, not to encroach on the DNO cut-out and meter...
  2. I

    Rewiring fridge to bypass thermostat (for external control)

    Hi, I'm attempting to adapt a fridge into a homebrew fermentation chamber with a digital thermometer controlling the compressor via an arduino and relays. Initially, all I need to do is take out the thermostat and rewire so that the compressor always runs when the power is on, ideally with the...
  3. Savdar1810

    External Lighting Circuit

    Good morning guys, looking for a bit if advice.... I have 3 external spots lights (single phase) that are ran off contactor and timer... there was no diagrams or existing circuit to follow... could one of yous maybe tell me if this circuit I quickly drew up would do? Thanks a lot
  4. bigspark17

    Earth bond to external oil boiler....

    External oil boiler, (just outside kitchen) oil pipe buried through garden to tank. Plumber says it doesnt need bonding as its outside? Am i missing something?? Copper pipes entering house from boiler. Thoughts
  5. buzzlightyear

    tip of the day on some external light fittings

    any body fitting out side lights with dome nuts on the front , and the bolt keeps going back to the wall on some light fittings .a tip for you rip a piece of carboard off the box that it came in, stuff behind the bolt head at the back and hay presto .the head will not move back .
  6. F

    External socket for sewage plant - Earth Rod?

    Hi all, I have been asked by a company that installs sewage systems to have a look at some recommendations from another sparks who has looked at one of their jobs. I haven't visited the job, but I have seen a few of their installations in the past and he has me at a bit of a loss. The plant is...
  7. O

    External Floodlights - Warehouse

    Hi, I have leased a warehouse for about a year now and have had an issue with the external floodlights. There are about 12 in total that come on when its dark. Each one turns on, warms up, then at their full brightness turn off. This happens every 5 minutes or so. Each light does this but...
  8. cprfenom

    2 external lighting circuits fed through 1 SWA cable

    Evening, Although I cannot see a specific regulation can anyone come up with a reason why someone could not run 2 line and 2 neutrals with both circuits fed from the steel wire? To verify this would feed 2 number lighting circuits down one path, but I.e 1No 5 core swa. From a cost point of...
  9. P

    How to earth SWA to external EV charge point

    I am looking at section 722 of 18th edition for EV charge points. Section 722.411.4 imposes restrictions on the earthing arrangements for TN systems. For an external chargepoint connected to a domestic PME supply the accepted solution to avoiding the restrictions of 722.411.4.1 seems to be to...
  10. B

    Enclosure advice for external cables

    Hi All Have a friend who has had a CCTV system installed but they have installed cables on external wall which could quite easily be cut. Put my foot in it and have said it should be in a conduit or it would be easy to vandalize. Guy who done it doesnt want to know. Now he's asked me if I...
  11. Soulcraft Electric

    Alterations to an installation with a 1980s (?) Wylex board protected by a single external RCD

    Just carried out a pre-work survey (older property and I wanted to check it over) for a client that wants a few extra sockets and other bits and bobs. The installation has a 5-way Wylex board (I’m guessing 1980s - white/cream plastic) which has had RCD protection added externally at some point -...
  12. SWD

    CSU Mounted or DIN Rail External 24V Bell Transformer

    Any recommendations?
  13. J

    Domestic Connecting outside socket to internal supply

    Hi, I am installing an outside socket but had a question about how I can connect it to the internal supply. I have tried to represent my options/plan in the attached image. Are there issues with either of these approaches? Additionally, does this work need to be approved/signed off in anyway...
  14. R

    Bonded external wiring to gas- should this be boxed in

    Besides finding a slug in my bathroom this morning- via the hole in the wall for the bonding.. should this earth bonding wire connecting my gas box be boxed in or is it ok outside as it is? Many thanks
  15. B

    Domestic From External Socket to Shed

    I have recently had my garden fully wired (radial system ... unsure that means) in each corner by a profession electrician. I have been informed that I can run electric heaters, kettle, etc. with no issue and it runs from the consumer unit in my garage which I think is connected to a 65 amp RCD...
  16. R

    External HDMI options for splitting tv box

    Hi, I’ve got my virgin media box in one room with a TV (lounge) and would like to able to watch it on another tv (Kitchen) Is it possible to split the HDMI signal to watch on both TVS simultaneously? If possible I will need to run the cable outside along the wall (5m) then pop back behind...
  17. Gavin John Hyde

    external fcu question

    Got a job coming up need to install a fcu coming of a RFC in an adjoining office room to power a light circuit. the light circuit will be in a large greenhouse with lots of water being sprayed for the plants and flowers so need suitable IP rating, albeit the FCU will be out of direct contact...
  18. P

    Recommended Installation for Downlights when Cable is side entry

    Hi, What sort of installation method would you recommend for installing up/down lights on a house when the cable entry is from the side? The lights only have rear entry available so I assume I would have to mount them on a low profile Junction Box. The cable I'm using is 1.5mm SWA 3 core...
  19. L

    External Emergency lighting

    There is high level emergency lighting where I work. It keeps switching itself on and off whether the sensor is activated or not - its on timer so shouldn't be changeable like this. Anyone have an idea of the problem?
  20. rolyberkin

    External Socket Post

    Anyone know of or fitted an off the shelf 'concrete in' external socket post or have any ideas on siting an external socket in the middle of a large garden/park, will be fed by swa and used infrequently to power plug in external lights. Been looking and there doesn't seem to be anything out...
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