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    Understaning 'Active at ground' (D+)

    In another thread I asked for advice on identifying +KEY in a Fiat Tyco connector socket. I notice that the circuit diagram for the connector also shows a pin for "Active at ground D+" Does that mean at that pin there is 12v present when the engine is running 0v when not running. OR does does...
  2. B

    Caravan electric box from ground

    Is there a reg for how high a caravan box should be from the ground?
  3. B

    Ground floor lighting trips out mcb

    Hi everyone, My first post but straight in with a couple of issues. I'll start with a 6amp MCB that keeps tripping out relating to ground floor lights. For your info: There is 10 x 3w led recessed lights in Kitchen, 8 x 3w led recessed lights ,plus a main central Led light (approx 100watt...
  4. happysteve

    Low IR to earth (with no CPC)

    Here's an interesting one... :) Amongst other things, was asked to replace a 1G exterior socket with a 2G. Did some basic checks before I started, including IR (L+N to E) on the RCBO-protected socket RFC. ~0.26MΩ, uh oh. Sigh theatrically, ponders a day of unplugging everything then splitting...
  5. O

    MF smoke detector installation for ground floor

    Hi All, Moving inappropriate ground floor smoke detector installation from hall corner to middle of ceiling. Original wiring is OMGrade under flooring above (currently lifted); JB (not MF) feeding mains and interlink via even nastier chocbox housing plastic screw connector box. Just about...
  6. robd

    Cable duct for under ground SWA

    Afternoon all, On an extension job, customer wants a cable run to a pond which is 70m from the house, for oxygenation and some lights. There are quite a bit of groundworks going in including all the drains which will be running downhill to said pond and are being dug currently. Builders want...
  7. M

    Ground Lights in paving / tiling

    Hi team, I'm after some installation advice. I am a spark, city & guilds 2365 L2 & L3, AM2 next month and just starting out on my own over the last few months. I've been asked by a customer to install some uplighters / walk over lights in a conservatory. The floor hasn't been laid yet, but is...
  8. L

    Capping ducting above ground?

    Hi all, long time lurker first time poster. I'm running a new supply to my garage, 6mm2 armoured over a 14m run. Most of this will be underground, and will be in 50mm ducting. I can't find much information on how best to cap/terminate/seal the end of the ducting once it emerges above ground...
  9. J

    Can incoming mains run above ground under suspended floor?

    Hi all. I'm looking for some expert advice on the above. I am having an extension built and the footings are a raft slab which can be built/poured under the existing incoming mains cable (it's in a black pipe approx 50mm dia). There will be a suspended floor approximately 100mm above the...
  10. C

    208Y/120 3P 4 wire 200 amp service ground/ neutral help

    I'm installing my own 208Y/120 3P 4 wire 200 amp service for my shop in lake ariel, PA. I have a few questions regarding the Neutral and the ground. So let me get things up to speed. This is a Brand new service installation. My poco is installing a new pole and a transformer for me after I pass...
  11. M

    Outdoor ground level footpath lights

    I've been asked to install some ground level footpath lights for 150 metres in a recreation ground. Anyone know a source of suitable lights? It seems that LV is out of the question and I've seen some dome shaped rubberised lights somewhere. Grateful for any information from experienced fitters...
  12. M

    Domestic mild tingling in certain scenarios

    Maybe I can pick the brains of some of you who actually understand electrical stuff - this is over my head and I am keen to identify the problem asap. I initially thought I'd identified a problem with my guitar amp. Last night, when plugged in and playing through the amp connected to the mains...
  13. Amar

    2 Bed Ground floor maisonette

    Hi folks, I have been asked to rewire a couples ground floor 2 bed maisonette, purely because they want a load of extra sockets, new 10mm shower supply, mains smokes/heat, new kitchen layout and spot lights etc. Which is fine but all the ceilings and floor and walls are concrete. My idea was...
  14. J

    reasonable priced ground lights

    had a look at collingwood- but there 130quid online UK Electrical Supplies - https://www.ukelectricalsupplies.com/collingwood-gl038a-f-ww-straight-to-mains-warm-white-led-ground-light-6w.htm something closer to this but dimmerable: Mini Recessed Walk-Over LED Light IP65 - White -...
  15. N

    Outdoor socket flush with the ground in the garden

    Is there a problem with installing an outdoor IP65 socket flush with the ground, fed via SWA cable? Are there any regs or issues I should be aware of besides the usual when installing outdoor socket on a wall? Of course, I have to make sure it's in a location where it may not easily be...
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    the house i am due to rewire has floorboards on the ground floor, can i rewire the sockets from underneath the same as you would the first floor ? are we permitted to drill out as normal ? tia
  17. loz

    Checking a borrowed neutral

    changing a fuse board today, house wired in the 60s with the landing light on the ground floor lighting circuit. Tested at 250v ins res between the neutral of the 1st floor lights and the neutral of the ground floor lights. Result was 0.04meg ohm. Flick switch for landing light and the reading...
  18. G

    Man cave earthing

    hi all I've got a man cave to get a supply to the earthing at the house is TNS, the man cave is steel frame, no spare ways in the house cu, it's a 30m run from meter to man cave, would you suggest a tt install or can I use the TNS, tt would be a pain to get the rods in ground as walls are...
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