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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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?
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    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?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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