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    230v Garden spike lights with gland fitting

    Looking to track down garden spike lights for an electrician to install for my parents. Without getting into a debate about ELV install etc, does anyone know if any garden spike lights come with the ability to take a gland connection such that SWA could be connected directly to the light...
  2. P

    Double float switch fitting.

    I have just obtained a double float switch , with a HH54P Relay 14 pin, 24V DC , can anyone give me a wiring diagram ? TIA
  3. I

    Fitting bolt in fitting

    Hi all I have an outdoor wall light which is bolted from behind. Then a decorative nut threaded on the front. As I push the plate on the bolt goes through leaving nothing for the bolt to grab on to one side as the wall is hollow on the back. Such an easy job turned annoying lol. Anyone have...
  4. LaidBackNinja

    New light fitting fault

    Morning Needing help regarding Ansell AARDRINA/DD1/SM3. I’ve installed 6 in one room, one being an emergency light fitting. All 5 standard fittings work fine. The green led flashes on the emergency fitting and when switched on the main light flashes on and off twice then stays off. Any advice...
  5. mainline

    UK Fitting a timer to an electric aga so it can't be used in the night

    A few months ago I fitted a change over switch to an electric oven/hob and a converted to electric aga stove, stopping them being used at the same time. I've now been asked to fit a timer so that the Aga can't be left on overnight. I'm not happy to do this for various reasons, but can anyone...
  6. D

    Issues with old light fitting replacement

    Hi all. Removed an ancient light fitting, replaced with a newer one, the light comes on but can't be turned off with the switch. It was working before. Any idea where I'm going wrong? The old light fitting had all neutral and all live to the wrapped and inserted into the corresponding terminals...
  7. HappyHippyDad

    Fitting your own air con unit?

    I have a large gym in the garden and it gets ridiculously hot in the summer. I have utilised pretty much every inch of space and do not want to put a plug in air con unit that sits on the floor as it would just be in the way. What puts me off a wall unit is the fact you have to get an F-gas...
  8. D

    Fitting Weather Compensation

    I am looking to retrofit weather compensation to my Worcester Bosh System boiler running an S Plan. Looked at the Worcester Greenstar Sense II Weather Compensation unit but its a bit expensive at over £200. Was looking for recommendations from others who had fitted weather compensation on...
  9. A

    Fitting wall lights with side cable access

    Hi all, I am planning to install wall lights such as these ones (LAP Bronx Outdoor Up & Down Wall Light Black - Screwfix - https://www.NoLinkingToThis/p/lap-bronx-outdoor-up-down-wall-light-black/8627r) off an existing wall light by connecting them with a SWA cable clipped on the wall. However, I...
  10. P

    Should this fitting be bonded to earth

    I have had these lights installed by a contractor whose work is normally very good. He has not connected the earth in each fitting as there is a class 2 sticker on the metal back plate. He argues that it does not need to be earthed. The manufacture did not supply a bolt for the Earth terminal...
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    Will LED Bulbs have a shorter Lifespan in a Light fitting designed for Halogen

    Hi we are replacing light fittings in our home. Im confident with the fitting aspect, but have run into doubt in making the right choice of fitting.The one we like says it recommends G9 Halogen bulbs Buy Clear Drizzle 3 Light Flush Ceiling Light from the Next UK online shop -...
  12. K

    No flex earth only fly earth in metal light fitting

    Hi, I do basic electrical DIY like changing light fittings and have got a light to put up that only has a fly earth and no flex earth (see pic). I’ll be buying a junction box but just wondering why I’ve no flex earth? Do I just use the fly in the junction box alone? TIA
  13. O

    Wylex 3 phase board fitting.

    Do I need any more than this to fit the above board, does it need a fitting kit for the switch or anything extra to get it up and running (tails excluded obviously)
  14. O

    What method do you use for fitting consumer units

    I was just googling for skeleton boards after reading the last thread and various pictures of consumer units popped up, some wired terribly and others that look like a work of art. But for me to get it looking even half neat I have to strip everything out of it so its just an empty box, strip...
  15. B

    Fitting new Cooker hood

    Hi My Kitchen has never had a cooker hood installed. Where the new hood is going to be situated is some distance from any of the outlets in the kitchen ring main. However there is a cable coming out of the wall near where the hood is going that was originally intended for one of a pair of wall...
  16. Sparksflyallover

    Light fitting question

    Hi What do you call the black bit on this picture please. And where can I order one from. Thanks in advance.
  17. T

    Fitting an LED Spot into a loft hatch?

    I'm looking to consider asking my electrician to fit one extra LED flush-fit spot in loft hatch so it matches the rows in the ceiling to a total of 9 (3 rows of 3). He's concerned that it won't be safe and I totally get this, but is there a way to install this with some form of strong, flexible...
  18. N

    S15 light fitting replacement

    Hi, does anyone know where I can buy a replacement light fitting like the one in the picture? It takes a s15 bulb 284mm and the length can be no longer than 32cm x 6cm wide and 5cm depth, I was wondering if I could just buy the end caps and replace them but can't find anywhere that sells them...
  19. H

    Class II fitting modified by Electrician

    Hi all, Disclaimer: I'm not an electrician and have very basic knowledge of electrical installation. We've been putting in a new kitchen into an apartment over the last couple of weeks and had a bit of a nightmare with the electrician. The firm is well rated and the guy we initially spoke to...
  20. S

    Help fitting a new ceiling light

    Just replacing a ceiling light and could do with some guidance on sorting out all the wiring. This is how it was: And the light is expecting just the 3 wires: Wondering what's the best way to tackle it. I could do with removing that block in the ceiling altogether and somehow having just 3...


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