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  1. B

    Installing and wiring new ceiling light fitting

    Hi All, Just looking for a bit of guidance for installing a new ceiling light fitting. I'm usually pretty confident installing new lighting/sockets etc but this one has me stumped. The ceiling wiring has a lot more wires than the wiring block on the new fitting accommodates. I've attached...
  2. I

    Fitting an outside socket for a hot tub. Notifiable?

    Hi all, I have a job booked to fit outside socket which will be used to power portable hot tub. The socket will be waterproof fed from existing circuit via fused spur which I also going to fit. RCD protected at the fuse board (hot tub has got its own RCD device rated at 10mA) The question I...
  3. K

    UK Fitting new ceramic hob

    Hi, I’m after a bit of advice please, my ceramic hob has cracked so I’ve bought a new one with the intention of fitting it myself. The new hob has now arrived but it’s got a cable already fitted which has 4 wires, L1, L2, N and E. The cable fitted to my old hob has only three wires, is it...
  4. A

    Can you put a150w bulb into a 250w floodlight fitting please?

    I know the 250w halogen bulb is bigger. But can you buy a longer 150w one to fit please?
  5. S

    UK Fitting an spd random question

    Morning all, I’m hoping someone could give me some advice on what’s the correct way or the done thing when fitting an spd. I’ll be fitting a new Hager 40 way consumer unit to my house following an extension and I’ve been out the loop a bit with the domestic side of things over the past few years...
  6. S

    RCBO fitting

    Hi guys, ive got some work to do on a domestic lighting circuit and I need to provide RCD protection to the circuit, can I fit an RCBO int the existing insulated consumer unit and issue a minor works certificate or do I need to price for replacing with an 18th edition consumer unit?
  7. 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...
  8. O

    LED lights have stopped working in filament fitting but have not blown

    Hi there, I've had LED bulbs in a filament fitting for the last year where they've worked fine. Suddenly they've stopped working but the bulbs themselves have not blown and filament light bulbs work in the filament fitting. I would rather use LEDs so can anyone suggest what the issue might be...
  9. P

    Fitting a SPD to MK Consumer unit

    The consumer unit was only installed last year to 17th edition Amd 3 & now the customer wants a SPD fitted after a friends £2k TV got fried by a lightning strike. As MK do not make SPD, can you fit another brand of SPD in the consumer unit. I know the rule about mixing brands of MCB/RCBO in a...
  10. T

    Fitting SPD as standard

    Evening all Is anyone fitting surge as standard in domestic property’s? We are based down in Dorset which has 3 different flash density’s!! So I always base is on worse case with most of our stuff being in urban areas and always unable to confirm length of supply cable! My calc is usually...
  11. O

    Wiring Kitchen Flush Ceiling Fitting to Looped in Double Switched Rose

    Hello DIY Electrical Forum I am at a bit of a loss to proceed any further than I have done so already with wiring a flush ceiling fitting in my kitchen to an existing twin switched rose. I have basic DIY experience and will proceed only as far as my ability allows and all work will be carried...
  12. A

    Fitting an APT timer to Dual Immersion heater

    Hi there, I'm looking for some advice regarding the above, I have a very basic type 'on/off sink/bath' switch on my copper cylinder immersion heater, I want to ad a very basic timer as mentioned above i.e. the mechanical dial types that have push/pull pins etc. the instructions that come with...
  13. A

    Domestic Fitting an 'APT Timer' to a dual Immersion Heater

    Hi there, I'm looking for some advice regarding the above, I have a very basic type 'on/off sink/bath' switch on my copper cylinder immersion heater, I want to ad a very basic timer as mentioned above i.e. the mechanical dial types that have push/pull pins etc. the instructions that come with...
  14. C

    Plastic light fitting

    Hi to anyone who could help please, In the below light fitting I have connected a single (red) wire to one side and a single neutral(black) wire on opposite side. There’s a spare black wire and three earth wires which I’ve connected to wago connectors. There are three spare reds which are...
  15. C

    Domestic central light fitting

    Hi HELP please I have bought a central light for living room it has 6 bulbs in it , wired in turn on , bulb s flash on / off once and stay off does not throw fuse ?? any advice please
  16. S

    Fitting tracker to vehicle.

    Hi all. I’m looking at buying a PAYG tracker with ---- off option. I need to wire the unit to live, neutral, the ignition and then to a relay which can shut off the power to the starter motor. I have just bought a Range Rove Evoque 2013 and wondered the best way to pick up the starter...
  17. A

    Domestic 3 pin cable for fluorescent fitting

    Hi Does anyone know the name of this 3 pin connection and where I can find one. It’s for a t5 fluorescent fitting but can’t seem to find the cable anywhere online. Thanks
  18. buzzlightyear

    any body seen those fitting on the rounds

    those where fitted by a another spark and did not tell the customer where he got them from .any body got any idea .
  19. L

    Fitting lights

    I have some light fittings to put up in a kitchen replacing the existing fluorescent lights. The new fittings are 3 light ceiling spotlights that come with a centre bracket the fitting fixes to and sits flush to the ceiling. The issue I have is that it is an old cottage with open beam ceilings...
  20. S

    Fixing light fitting to metal cladding

    Hi guys Got a job to replace some external lights to an industrial unit.(mostly 150w LED floodlights around 12kg) All lights are currently fixed via nut and bolt with no access from inside as they have now converted to offices so unable utilise existing fixings. What do you guys recommend using...
  21. D

    Domestic Induction hob and oven fitting

    HI I want to fit an induction hob and separate oven. The supplier says the hob (7.35kw) needs a 30A supply and the oven (3kw) needs a SEPARATE 13A supply However a stand alone cooker with induction hob is specified as 11.3kw (which is approx 45A) and it states that it needs a 30A fuse. My...
  22. C

    Commercial What Cert got fitting main switch

    Hi I have been asked to fit a main switch / isolator by my client as they have no means of isolating the full installation by a single means. So I'm planing on fitting a Wylex isolator like the ones meter people fit but my question is what Cert should I be I fill out at the end a minor works or...
  23. I

    Refused to install metal light fitting

    Today I had a quick job on the way home which was swap a pendant for. Fancy light fitting , but when I removed the pendant there was a pre 1966 2core twin cable And a separate 2.5 single earth cable fairly new , it looks like someone has gone around every light with the earth from the board to...
  24. D

    Fitting a new WiFi thermostat

    Hi I'm not a plumber but a DIY'r, so wondering if any of you could help me out please. I have bought a static caravan and it has a 'Ariston E-Combi Evo - 24EU' boiler in it but this has a thermostat which is fitted to the boiler itself. I wuld like to change it for a WiFi one so I could put it...
  25. M

    Very Heavy chandelier fitting

    I've been asked to fit a massive chandelier, 3ft across and weighing 50kg. It comes with an metal eye fitting to go over a hook but i want to make sure i get something substantial. I was thinking of a hook on the end of a long threaded rod that i can bolt into a new brace that ill be fitting in...
  26. D

    Help with fitting an LED commercial ceiling strip light

    Morning all I'm hoping for some help and hopefully not too much abuse I have a strip light that went down at the bakery so bought a replacement...different brand but assumed it was fine. All except I am an idiot and didn't check whether it was an emergency light or not (the one I am replacing...
  27. B

    Domestic Fitting 2nd consumer unit

    Hi All... Obviously new to site... Very interesting and informative .. Quick question... I'm installing a new garage unit and was wondering whether its advisable to 'piggy back' off the existing or would new meter tails need to be installed using a 'Henley block'... If piggy back then can I...
  28. rolyberkin

    Meter Fitting Legal Position?

    My sister has bought a building plot and I have fitted a temp supply, Western Power have fitted the head but Scottish Power cocked up didn’t turn up. They are now saying they will be fitting the meter earliest on the 3rd May? They move into the caravan on site next Wednesday! Anyone know the...
  29. C

    Those lovely fitting from local DIY store

    You know the ones,bolts attached to the back,fit the front,then fiddle with the dome nuts. Bottom entry,you don’t have achance &1.5 mm cables,I nearly smashed it to bits.
  30. Bobby34

    Tests prior to RCD fitting

    Apologies I know theres been a few threads about this and IR tests, but I'm still somewhat confused. The way I understood how an RCD works is it measures the current flowing through the Line and the current flowing through the neutral on the return. If there is an imbalance of more than 0.03...
  31. Gavin Lewis

    Light fitting for extractor hood

    Hi, I'm looking for a replacement for this light fitting from my cooker extractor hood (see pic). Unfortunately, neither the hood or part have any brand markings on them. Anyone recognise it, or have any ideas where or how I could go about getting a replacement for it? Many thanks!
  32. L

    New light fitting 2 live 2 neutral

    Hi everyone There are 2 light fittings to change in the living room I've changed the one at the back that was just twin and earth These light closest to the. Switch has two brown and 2 blue Can I put these in together in each block for the New fitting
  33. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting video for smart meter fitting

    Came across this video online, its one of the training videos they give to smart meter fitters at the training shed. not sure about the way they go about polarity testing, testing a couple sockets can give a mixed outcome, 2 sockets doesn't mean the rest is okay. what about other circuits?
  34. T

    Class 2 metal fitting

    Bought 2 metal wall lights arrived today and just opened them. They are completely metal in construction states on the fitting they are class 2 and have no earth connection. The cables leaving the chocbox inside to the lampholder are single cores. How can this be class 2?
  35. J

    What’s this switch?

    Hi all! Random one, moving into a new house and have done the general walk around. The house is about 5 years old. Noticed in the master bedroom the attached switch/button fitment (image) Does anyone has any idea what it could possibly be for....? I’ve asked the wstate agent as the previous...
  36. S

    What to do with two additional red wires when using newer light fitting?

    I am changing a light fitting and have excess wires. I’ve matched up the three core wires for the feeds I have but have two additional red wires left (pic included). What do I do with these? Just tape them off separately? Or should they be inserted somewhere? Thanks in advance for any help! (I...
  37. S

    Flush fitting bathroom light fitting question

    I'm new to this forum and am not sure on etiquette about asking questions, so please excuse me if this isn't the way to do it... I've recently fitted a flush fitting ceiling light in my bathroom. The light works fine but there is a 1mm gap around parts of the fitting between the top and the...
  38. D

    Fitting air blower as fixed appliance in dog grooming room

    My wife is planning to have a dog grooming business in a spare room in our house. It is 2.6m x 2.8m. It will have a dog bath in one corner with an electric shower fitted to the wall nearby. Much like this... I know if I have a shower in this room that I cannot have any socket outlets due to...
  39. multimick

    fitting a pir near roadside

    got a job fitting a pir near side of road (4 metres away) to contol 2 led floods any tips to avoid cars or pushbikes setting it off ,i can point it down and buy one with sensitivity control but any other tips please
  40. M

    Domestic Leave existing ceiling rose within new metal light fitting??

    I'm your average DIYer and after advice about replacing a pendant light with a new flush metal fitting. I can fix the new light to the ceiling and the existing rose sits within the void of the new fitting without any clearance issues. Is it OK to leave it in place and wire the new fitting into...
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