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    Domestic 559.5.1 18th Ed. p219 Luminaire fixed connections

    Hi 559.5.1. My question is that for any luminare in the UK must be complaint to one of the methods (BS standards) listed in the list, or else we would not be compliment fitting and connecting to? Is that correct? So if the fitting is not supplied with any details in relation to the points...
  2. 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...
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    Fixed Wiring Inspection

    Morning, Is it still permissible to have fixed wiring in a factory inspected by an external company every 5 years? I have the company who we used last time hassling me saying its due, but are very vague on saying what 'due' means.
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    Fixed installation back to a plug or fused spur

    I have been asked to fit a set of electric gates and some garden lighting to a property. I'm working behind the guy doing the indoor electrics. He is talking about me wiring the gates back to a plug and the garden lighting to a fused spur. Question is do I issue a minor works certificate for...
  5. S

    0.75mm2 flex for fixed equipment - reality check.

    Hi Folks I've never thought twice about using 0.75mm2 flex for connecting fixed equipment (e.g. extractor fan in window) to a fused connection unit with 3A fuse where this is sufficient for the load of the equipment. But table 52.3 of BS7671 states minimum csa for copper cable in lighting...
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    Outdoor Heating, Blind Motors, New Circuits - Brain hurts!

    So, with the house job nearly completed, the wife wants some outside heating and the blind man needs to connect his motors for the new outside blinds coming... HEATER She’s found a 2kw infra red heater that, while I’m not keen on trailing cables on the deck will probably do the job if it’s...
  7. K

    Is there a requirement for 3 phase fixed equipment to have RCBO PTOTECTION

    Hi is there a requirement for 3 phase equipment to have RCBO PROTECTION
  8. LeeH

    Aid package for Marvo?...still not fixed the limit then!

    Full on social breakdown possible here as Cape Town runs out of water. Cape Town is warned it faces riots amid water crisis | Daily Mail Online - http://dailym.ai/2GrE6An Looks grim, hope it rains cats and dogs soon.
  9. charlie76

    Flex for fixed wiring

    Would you suggest flex for fixed wiring on an EICR is a C3? The client has basically run flex from one socket to a surface socket (i.e. a glorified extension lead). However I would say this is fixed wiring. What does 521.9.1 mean where it states "only where the the relevant provisions of the...
  10. M

    Fixed wiring for Kitchen Island Unit

    Doing a kitchen refurb' at the moment (for my son actually), which has a kitchen island unit, between the kitchen area & dining area. Its going to have one twin socket, mounted somewhere inside and some led tape lighting around the edge of the work top. The supplies come into the unit via...
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    Minor works, fixed dwelling with commando input.

    Hi gents, I'm working on a container thats is ply lined and has lighting and power inside all run in plastic 20mm surface conduit. Protective device is a garage 2-way consumer unit with 30ma rcd main switch (already installed on arrival). The container is in middle of a field on a mod site -...
  12. 1Justin

    MFT1700 series wandering zero problems fixed.

    Here's a tip for anyone still using an old MFT1700 series tester. Mine dates from 2012. I found about three years in - by 2015 in this case, that the zeroing of the leads on my MFT1720 was becoming increasingly random and the zero would wander about by a fraction of an ohm which became...
  13. S

    Location of switches for fixed kitchen appliances.

    Hi all, Can someone tell me what reg's there are now, that dictate the requirements for, and the positions of, switching for fixed kitchen appliances? For example --- Is it now acceptable or prohibited -- according to the latest reg's --, to fit the cooker switch, the hob switch, and the...
  14. D

    Domestic Fixed Ring in Kitchen - Wanted to check my understanding

    Hi all, I've just been talking with a kitchen fitting company as we're currently looking at (surprise surprise) getting a new kitchen. Anyway, we are wanting to add in a dishwasher, and also replacing the existing freestanding fridge/freezer with two separate under counter ones. I've tried to...
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    Fixed wired testing in situ

    I have got some heaters etc to do and after reading my PAT420 manual it can test fixed wire equipment in situ. It will do continuity test @200mA and touch leakage. Would this be OK or do I need to connect it to my tester? I have read a lot but I would like some opinions from people that have...
  16. M

    Zs Measurement on plug and play lighting

    Hi Everyone, Any advice on the following - Lighting circuit in a commercial installation (shop), Fixed wiring to Junction Box, The new light fittings are wired using 2.5mm plug and play flex's which are fed from the fixed wired jb's. Where shoul Zs be measured ? At the end of the fixed wiring ie...
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    Downlight bulb not fitting properly

    Would appreciate any help. I have a bathroom downlight bulb where the pins are too thin for the holes in the plastic cube attached to the wire of the transformer. The other type of pins would be too thick. Is this "cube" missing a part? When the bulb blew I first noticed the pins of the bulb...
  18. Pat H

    Domestic Cable size less than protective device rating

    Noted today an interesting comment on page 43 of christopher kitchers Practical guide to inspection, testing and certification of Electrical Installations ( a great book ) Under Shower curcuits he states: For this type of circuit it is possible to have a cable which has a current rating of less...
  19. Lou

    DG Electrical

    DG Electrical started in 2012 and has been growing ever since. We work very hard to meet all customer needs and have developed a wide customer base within Pembrokeshire and throughout South Wales. It is our aim to continue to develop excellent working relationships with a wider customer base and...
  20. J

    10w led floodlight /protection

    Hi all Question 1 Is a flood light omitted from over current protection? I normally go a lighting circuit but this job would be a lot easier if coming from the outside socket, which is part of the ring, As this is fixed, would it be okay to wire it in 1mm or 1.5mm flex, without over current...
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