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  1. UKMeterman

    Surface flourcesent fitting wanted 4x 36W 1250mm by 625 mm

    I am looking to replace an existing surface flourcesent fitting 4 x 36W ft tubes with an external dimentsion of 1250mm by 625mm or nearest offer. Thanks
  2. C

    Confused DIY'er needs advice on Chandelier fitting

    I have recently been given a chandelier that I would like in my bedroom, to replace the existing ceiling rose. However, I do not have the bracket that fits to the ceiling & I'm not sure what type/size bracket I need. Can anyone advise me please? If anyone can send pic's of what I need, I'd be...
  3. N

    Retro fitting reversing camera T5

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help with fitting a rearview camera to my T5.1 Highline. I have come to a standstill fitting a Kenwood Universal Rear View Camera CMOS-230 to a Kenwood DNX518DABS stereo on a 2015 VW T5. The camera installation is complete apart from joining the negative...
  4. W

    240v light fitting with 24v bulb and supply?

    Hi, If i had a 240v rated garden post light, powered it with 24v and used an e27 24v bulb, would it work? I want 5 garden posts, and there's a nice one for 14 quid but it's 240v. thanks if you can help :)
  5. U

    How to tell if a metal halide fitting is pulse or probe start?

    Hi, I recently bought a metal halide fitting but I have no idea how to tell if its a pulse or probe start unit. I have what I believe are both types of bulb and the fitting will start both, would that indicate its a pulse start? With the bulb which I believe is a pulse start bulb (has just a...
  6. M

    12v conversion of 230v light fitting.

    Hello, I am wondering if this is allowed, I dont have a big need to do such a thing, just would like to know how it would stand up with the law and regs etc If you have a class 1 (or class 2 for that matter) light fitting and you wanted to convert it to 12v to make it PELV, for use in an old...
  7. Z

    Bulb staying on

    I have a 6 bulb ceiling light. Just recently when i switch it off at the wall only 5 bulbs go out. Is this more likely to be a faulty light fitting or switch?
  8. G

    Old Loop Circuit wiring to new light fitting

    I have a loop circuit in a 70's house and i am trying to fit a new light fitting to the old circit, i have wired it up so far so that the lights on the rest of the circuit work, but the one i am replacing doesnt work, please help, i have attached a image of the wires so far.
  9. K

    Fitting a WiFi smart dimmer

    Hi, I’m new here. I’m in the UK. I bought this: Smart Touch Switch No Neutral Line 1/2/3 Gang Wifi RF 433Mhz Light Switch with Garage Door Remote Control Wireless Panel Switch...
  10. J

    Fitting a new Cooker Hood, moving the supply socket, and chased cables

    We have had a new cooker hood delivered, we needed to unbox it and get it hung to free up space. The new hood is a different design to the old one, and when mounted at the min. height above the hob, it covers the existing supply socket (hidden behind the hood's chimney). So, the supply socket...
  11. C

    Changing bathroom light fitting like for like

    I supply bathrooms and wondering where my fitters stand with changing a bathroom light. They are competent in electrical work however they aren’t electricians. Are they ok in simply changing the bathroom light like for like?
  12. M

    Fitting a dual coin meter

    Hi I am new to this forum and just have a quick question. I have a domestic washing machine and a domestic separate tumble dryer both new in a new rewired house. The house has been converted into a hmo and now want to install a coin metered machine to the machines. There is a company that does...
  13. C

    Replace MR16 with GU10 LED - Help with Lamp fitting??

    I'm about to change 40 x MR16/G5.3 fittings, do away with transformers and replace with mains GU10 Lamp holders double insulated and GU10 LEDs. I hoped to keep the existing Lamp fittings but was concerned as label states G5.3 12v 50w max.Is it safe to use GU10 LED in these fittings?
  14. B

    New switch? Or new light fitting? Or neither?

    Hello. I have an electrical issue. In my living room, there are two sets of wall lights, each with two bulbs. Along with the ceiling lights and the sidelights dotted around (it's a big room!), they are controlled by a three-gang dimmer switch. The problem is with one of the wall lights...
  15. L

    Can anybody identify what bulb i need for this fitting?

    Sorry if this isn't what this forums for but I'm at a loss and any help would be greatly appreciated, can anybody identify what bulb i need for this fitting? It's an outdoor light if that's any help,
  16. D

    Problems fitting Fused Timer Spur Switch

    I purchased a 7 day timer fused spur switch to replace a standard fused spur on a downstairs wc electric towel radiator. It seemed like it would be a simply swap out. However, it looks like the water supply earth bonding is connected into here and uses a thicker earth cable than the new spur...
  17. A

    Can anyone help in tracking down this plug in fitting.

    Can anyone help in tracking down this plug used on a Salton hot tray power lead and cooking hot pot (1970's era). In a recent move the leads have been lost. It's made by 'Nettle'. I managed to borrow a lead for Christmas from a friend but need to buy 2. Have searched web without success.
  18. J

    Light fitting.

    Hey guys. I've fitted 3 LED chandeliers with no issues. Doing the 4th and having a big issue. Everytime I switch it off, the breaker trips. This one has 2 mains connections coming into the light as opposed to just one with the others. Any ideas?
  19. M

    Help ! New light fitting wont switch off !

    Hi just fitted a 2nd hand light fitting to an older light I removed , now the wires a from the ceiling are 3 red 1 black and earth wire . I connected the 3 red wires together to one wire of the light fitting and the black one to the other and the earths together, now unfortunately the wires on...
  20. J

    UK Can someone help me wire a new light fitting into an old house with old wiring systems.

    I’m a junior electrician, fresh out of college. I did some minor electrical work for a friend buI tried to put up a new chandelier I came across: Two Line wires (RED), going into one connector block Two Neutrals (BLACK), separated into different connector blocks - Two CPC wires, going into...
  21. C

    LED fitting blowing after several days???

    Hi, i recently fitted 2 Searchlight LED globe pendant fittings in a property, straight forward job just a switch wire, neutral and earth in the fitting. Each controlled by a separate switch A day after fitting them both the customer told me that one of the fittings had blown and tripped the...
  22. Q

    Fixing a Light fitting to plasterboard

    Hi all, looking for some advice please. DIY and me are not the best of friends but needs must some times! I have to fit a light fitting to plasterboard ceiling. The light fitting comes with the fixings(picture attached) but i am not sure if they will do for plasterboard? I know there are other...
  23. Zerax

    Fitting back box to crumbly blocks

    I had one of those horrible walls the other day... just a couple of back boxes to sink in but behind the plaster was like a nasty course textured block that just fell apart. No fixings were possible... even knocking a little wooden wedge in behind to give something to screw to didn't work...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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?
  28. 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...
  29. 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?
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
  39. 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...
  40. 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
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