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    Rewiring fridge to bypass thermostat (for external control)

    Hi, I'm attempting to adapt a fridge into a homebrew fermentation chamber with a digital thermometer controlling the compressor via an arduino and relays. Initially, all I need to do is take out the thermostat and rewire so that the compressor always runs when the power is on, ideally with the...
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    Only 1 Fridge door tripping electrics help please

    Hi all Hotpoint American style fridge freezer model FFA40X keeps tripping the electrics not the lights when the left hand door is opened. It doesn’t do it if the ugh hand side door is opened. It trips if both doors are opened at the same time too. The fridge has been tested and all good. What...
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    Mini Fridge causing TV to black out !

    Hi all, My apologies in advance if this is posted in the wrong category, there were a few options it could've potentially fallen under. We have just completed our garage to home cinema conversion, but having a small (major!) issue. In the Cinema we have all the usual tech you'd expect, a...
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    Running a 240v fridge in a vehicle, unusual situation

    Hello Folks, I have a query regarding running a 240v fridge in vehicle. Any advice would be welcome. I have a catering business and I'm fitting out my vehicle. It is a single cab chassis with a large square steel canopy. I want to be able to carry hot and cold food, so getting a standard...
  5. littlespark

    Fridge Freezer died. Recommendations?

    Ok guys, I'm sure not your usual points of interest. The fridge freezer?. It lives in the kitchen and the beer is stored inside it. Well, ours packed in while we on holiday. 15 year old hotpoint, so not a bad run. Looking at a Beko, as its in our price range. What are peoples thoughts? We know...
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    I'm sure there is an easy answer!

    All I want to do is sell coffee!! In short ... I've had a mid life crisis and bought a catering van. It has a full size domestic fridge onboard. I need to keep milk cold from home to event site. I'll hook up at home and chill fridge till I leave. Am planning on using an inverter to keep fridge...
  7. gazdkw82

    Fluorescent tube spares - fridge

    went to the shop up the road and was approached by the owner. He asked if I could help fix the lighting on his open beer fridge. Basically is 2x 58w 5ft tubes but one of them has burnt out at the end and has stopped working. Iv took the tube out but it will need a new connection at the end. Is...
  8. plodder1

    New fridge keeps tripping circuit.

    We recently purchased a new fridge and connected it to a different circuit to the one the old fridge used. It keeps tripping the circuit, can anyone advise what may be causing it please?
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    Fridge Lamp 120V Replacment Anyone?

    Hi There. I've got a customer with an American huge fridge freezer. The interior lamp has gone and she can't find a replacment. It's a 120V 40W lamp, but the cap looks like something in between SES and ES. Has anyone got any idea of where to get one? I've googled it for hours with no luck...
  10. SparkyChick

    Under counter fridge earthing - Quick sanity check

    Morning all, Did an EICR a couple of weeks ago and one of the things I commented on was the fact that the metal work of an undercounter fridge (the door hinge/skin mounting arrangements) did not have any continuity to the CPC of the circuit supplying it. I can find no indication of it being a...
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    3ph fridge problem.

    Hello Guys. Got a situation here. Installed a 3 phase circuit for a commercial fridge. Bang a 20 amps 3ph Type C MCB at C.U and wired in the fridge via a comando 16a socket. switched on fridge and we rolling. After a week Fridge people turned up to do some more work. Something went wrong and...
  12. vini

    Medical Centre

    I had a customer (doctors) whose DB has an ELCB main switch which tripped over night causeing a fridge which is plugged into the ring main to be off and ruined various vaccines. Is there any way to have the fridge isolated from the ring main and ELCB other than install a garage unit RCD for the...
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    007 Electricians Coventry

    007 Electricians are a fully certified and insured electricians providing professional and reliable electrical services and testing in Coventry, Rugby, Southam, Daventry, Warwick. We make a significant effort in quality management and are well recognised across Warwickshire. From a simple new...
  14. telectrix

    Tidy Work Bench... Not.

    just feeling lazy, can't be arsed at the mo.
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    Blown Fuse

    My UK fridge of 5 yrs stopped working. I was told the fridge had blown a fuse so I replaced it myself with a 13A fuse. The fridge started working again from a different socket but when I connected the plug back to the original socket per the photo attached it doesn’t work. Seems like something...
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    Generator Vs Combi Fridge/freezer

    Hi I am currently out in Africa experiencing horrendous power outages. I therefore have the need to hook up my DEFY combi fridge/freezer (model DEFY DAC512) to a small standalone backup generator from time to time. It is important to have the backup power option as the fridge houses livestock...
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    Sockets for built in Fridge

    My question is about regulations for installation of sockets for built in fridges. I believe that the regulation states that the socket should be accessible and that the common interpretation of this is that the socket is normally placed directly behind the fridge mounted on the the wall with a...
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    fuse rating moulded plug

    I PAT tested a Hotpoint Iced Diamond fridge freezer RFAA52. The CE plate on the back said 150W but the moulded plug said 13Amp. I looked up the instruction book on the Hotpoint web site and it said 13amp. I left the 13 amp fuse in the plug but it just seemed to be wrong. I sent an email to...
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    Fixed Appliance Testing Problems

    Hi Guys I had the joy of testing the kitchen appliances in a new rental. The fridge, freezer and washing machine were all free standing under the worktops and couldn't be moved on account of the floor tiling laid down in front of them. Only way to test was at the individual FCUs. I could only...
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    rcbo leakage tripping

    Hi guys I have a client whos rcbo keeps tripping, never when I am there and at all times day and night.i have stripped circuit down insulation readings all over 200meg ramp test on rcbo is 21ma . should this be higher or is it ok thanks paul
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