1. R

    Help find a part for an old sauna heater

    Afternoon all! In the process of building a sauna in my back garden and I managed to break off the thermocouple for the overheat stat on the wall mounted electric heater. This lockdown has made me very bored..... Anyhow, as I bought it second hand.....the company that made it went out of...
  2. T

    Nodular network of heating sensors/transponders?

    Theoretically, is it possible to utilise/connect to the sensor in a heater, even if the heater is not connected to a power source? Presumably, the sensor has some of antenna which would enable it to sense temperature outside of the circuitry. If so, is it possible to network these sensors with...
  3. A

    Immersion heater not heating

    Hi. Newbie hear. Having problems with immersion heater not heating. Put new St/St tank in loft to replace old square one with lift up lid. Immersion heater worked fine on old one with short heater on 13A fused switch. New one kept blowing fuse so changed to 20A double pole switch. So far so...
  4. J

    Storage heater local timer

    I have 2 storage heaters in the flat I let out (in London). They are 3.5KW As far as I am aware there has never been a separate off peak supply for these heaters. Around 5 years ago the heaters were replaced and one timer was fitted to each heater in place of the switch - the model was Timeguard...
  5. pirate

    Immersion heater controller

    Good afternoon everyone, and I hope you are keeping well? A simple question really. I have to replace the timer for my immersion heater. There's not as much choice out there as I expected, but i am tempted to get one of these: https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/SGPSS.html I really just need...
  6. D

    How to move primary ground at water heater.

    Hello, from North Texas, I am a long time DIYer. I have a question about possibly changing or moving the electrical ground from the electrical load center, breaker box, that is clamped to the cold water copper supply line at the electric water heater. The breaker box is marked "Primary ground...
  7. ETradesmen

    Scratching my head over immersion heater!

    Good evening all, I have a query regarding an immersion tank. I received a call from a new client asking do I fix immersion tanks to which I told her it’s probably best to get a plumber out as he can eliminate the problem and change the element if required which would save her money. I won’t...
  8. A

    3KW Water Heater Wiring

    Hi all! Quick question regarding a "Zip aquapoint 3 (III) water heater" wiring. Problem is the thermostat (part no. AQ0319) has burnt out / melted at spade connections & the power supply never tripped. The 3kw water heater is fed by 2.5mm t+e from a 16a mcb in consumer unit then directly to a...
  9. M

    Needed help to bypass touch switch on personal heater.

    I have a personal heater that has 2 touch switches. One controls power and the other controls rotation. Both don't work. How can I bypass these touch switches? Thanks
  10. C

    Conduit/pullout needed for indoor water heater?

    I have a water heater I installed 14 years ago, and its been working great. I just ran romex from the water heater to the leads coming out of the wall. I never installed a box, nor did i run the wiring in any kind of conduit. Now that Im selling the house I want to make sure it will pass...
  11. M

    Electric panel heater

    Hi, looking for a bit of advice for a DIY’er. I’ve got an electric panel heater to instal in my bathroom - there is a previous entry point for power that I can use for it, but the issue is the space around this point can’t take the heater as it’s meant to be orientated. I can however fit it if I...
  12. B

    Can I use this Time Delay Switch on a panel heater?

    Just a quick one! I believe this time delay switch should work for my old panel heater (1.25kwh) because it handles loads up to 16A. Can anyone confirm this for me? I had someone tell me I needed a fused spur switch but others tell me I don't. FYI: the aim is to ensure the panel heater turns...
  13. F

    UK Dimplex storage heater question.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of the reset switch on the Dimplex XL 12N series A? Thanks.
  14. R

    Broken Immersion heater Element or electrical wiring problem?

    Hi there, DIY'er here I have an immersion heater that is not heating up water during the night on the cheap rate. The booster switch "top element" still works fine, but I can't work out if the bottom element is broken or there is something wrong with the supply of electricity to the element...
  15. R

    How to shut off 120v baseboard heater? Double pole wall mount thermostat? Single pole wall switch before heater with onboard single pole therm?

    I've planned a 20A circuit serving a tiny half-bath in a workshop. The circuit will contain a few LED ceiling lights, a receptacle (not for tools) and a 350 or 400W 120V baseboard heater. So it would not be convenient to shut off the heater via the main panel. When I'm not working during the...
  16. J

    DIY wiring for Wi-Fi water heater switch

    Hey guys! I have another DIY question. I have a water heater switch that I want to replace with a wi-fi enabled one. Below is the back of the switch, together with the current wiring coming out of the wall. The current switch is wired as follows: N1 N2 L1 L2 and 2x Ground. The new wi-fi switch...
  17. C

    How to use a horstmann economy 7 quartz water heater

    Ive recently moved in to a rented property and am unhappy with how high the bills are. Im trying to figure out why - the property is a two-bedroomed flat, two people occupying, everything is electric, storage heaters and horstmann economy 7 quartz water heater. I'm sure we're using the storage...
  18. P

    Shared immersion heater circuit?

    Hello, everyone I want to install a second unvented hot water cylinder. The existing (indirect) dhw cylinder has a backup immersion heater on a dedicated circuit with a timer. The immersion is timed to come on overnight, but usually does nothing as the boiler keeps the water hot enough so the...
  19. P

    URGeNT wiring the disconnect to 3000 watt water heater

    Hi, I'm replacing oil water heater with 3000 watt electric. square d main panel. bi pole 20 amp breaker. 12/2 wire to a eaton dp221ngb 30 amp disconnect. I have 118v on both conductors going in disconnect but no power coming out. two 15amp glass type p fuses are in the disconnect. Why is there...
  20. C

    UK Thermostat in shed to turn on/off 500w plugged heater

    Hi, I would like to put a thermostat in my shed to turn on/off a 500w plugged in electric heater. I would like the thermostat to be remote. I would appreciate any thoughts on solutions from someone who has done something similar? Thanks, Chris
  21. W

    Water heater thermostat

    So i have been having to odd problem when i used my electric boost for the hot water in my own house, sometimes it would not control the temperature correctly and effectively turn into a kettle. I don't use it too often so its never been a priority. My plan was to get a new thermostat tomorrow...
  22. D

    Storage heater not charging

    Hi all, hope someone can help or just shed some light. We recently moved into a property that uses storage heaters in the living room. Now it is getting cold we need to use them, however we discovered faults, electrician replaced a part and assured us everything was in order. Have serviced on...
  23. Zerax

    Weekend Challenge... Heater Controller

    Challenge I need to come up with a way to control an electric convector heater from a simple external on/off switch. I have been given several convector heaters that match the ones I already have, but I've been told that "the thermostats" have broken. I'd like to take the opportunity to re-use...
  24. littlespark

    Feasibility of “reverse” storage heater?

    Ok. Just thinking out loud here. I’ve cut through from my house into the attached garage, and have the laundry machines out there and a spare freezer. Combo boiler already there. We are finding it really cold in there just now. Would it be possibly to connect up a storage heater on a timer...
  25. M

    Advice regarding storage heater

    I am refurbishing a modern flat that I have recently bought and it is all electric. All the old heating, which was a mix of convectors and a large storage heater have been scrapped. The storage heater is located in the lounge/dining area and I wish to replace it with a slightly larger unit to...
  26. L

    Fan heater cutting out due to auto timer

    I recently installed ‘FX20VE Downflow Fan Heater with Pullcord and Timer’ 6 in total and am wondering if there is any way of disabling the auto timer that keeps cutting out after 30 minutes. This is because the heating is intended to be controlled by a wall thermostat.
  27. S

    RCD tripping for bathroom heater

    I've installed an outdoor 2200W IR heater (also rated for bathrooms) in my bathroom which is connected to an outdoor IP66 rated switch and a non-latching RCD plug at the end of a 10m (2.5mm sq) artic flex outdoor cable. The last 2 times i measured, the heater worked for 17 and then 8 minutes...
  28. K

    Storage heater Asbestos?

    Anyone know what model of simplex storage this is. I never got as far as taking the cover off yet to find a number inside. I have a suspicion it may contain asbestos. Hopefully someone on here might recognise it. Was thinking it might be a dsh or dsr model
  29. B

    Replacing switch on a domestic heater - DIY question

    Hi. I want to replace a faulty switch on a heater circuit but need some advice - photo of circuit attached. Heater has 2 simple on/off switches - one turns a 1Kw circuit of heaters on, the other a 1.5kw circuit of heaters on, both can be on separately or together to give a possible 3 levels of...
  30. R

    How to wire sauna heater

    Hi there, not sure to wire this in parallel or series. Also, this seems to pre wired for three phase not for the home, but suppliers say it is for home use. Any help appreciated. Thanks
  31. S

    Electric heater disconnected but still makes “click” noise

    I opened the circuit breaker to my 240vac electric heater. It still makes a “click” noise every so often like it’s trying to turn on. No heat come out. There is no thermostat. I’m confused. Help resolving this issue would be greattt.. thanks
  32. dc_8769

    Panel heater wiring in block of flats

    Hi, new poster here so hopefully I've put this in the right place! I live in a large block of flats and have noticed that none of the panel heaters or heating rails in my flat are working. I believe they are all on the same circuit, as my consumer unit has a switch for heaters- this hasn't been...
  33. F

    UK I replaced the light and now my heater switch won't switch on.

    Hi I replaced few of the lights 4 to be precise 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs and now my heater won't turn on. Is it just the coincidence? Did I make a mistake? All the other socket is working but the switch next to the heater won't turn on. I replaced the fuse.. also, if I am correct, light and...
  34. M

    how to use storage heater without activating the included convector heater?

    Dear all, I have 3 unidare storage heaters that I d like to use minimizing electrical expense and I m struggling to understand how they work. I ve called unidare phone with no success and asked 2 electricians that could not provide help, thus I thought maybe someone from here could help. the...
  35. P

    Storage heater tripping

    I went to a call regarding a dimplex storage heater not coming on during economy 7 hours. I did the basic tests and the storage heater is on an old board with cartridge fuses, and the fuse was fine and the FCU switch was also okay. I connected the heater to a 13 amp plug and every time it was...
  36. linuxthefish

    UK Mechanical plug in timer with electric water cylinder on economy 7?

    I came across a small electric hot water heater under the sink with a moulded plug in my friend's rented flat. He's on economy 7, and wishes to use a mechanical plug in timer to ensure the water is only heated on night rate. The flat is rented so changing the socket to an FCU is out of the...
  37. E

    9.5kw Galaxy unvented heater trips RCD

    When water is turned ON the RCD TRIPS. 10 metres from CU, 40A mcb. 10mm Doncaster Cable. Changed to 50mcb and 25mm meter tails. still RCD trips?
  38. S

    PV Immersion heater question

    Hi I have fitted a PV Immersion heater to heat a single element in my tank when there is daylight. The installation seemed very simple and it appeared to generate some energy when I first fired it up, but a very small amount, since, it has not switched on the heater. The control box is...
  39. P

    Peak Supply for Storage Heater

    Hello, I am replacing my old storage heaters (single supply). I have two choices either buy replacement ones which require only off-peak or buy the more modern type which require peak and off-peak supplies. I am wondering if an electrician will be able to create the new peak supply by running a...
  40. B

    immersion heater

    hello all! really confused here. I have an immersion heater top element gravity feed. The fuse box continued tripping after changing. the spur 1 of 2 is feed by a 3amp fuse dedicated to the boiler. the second spur around 9 inches away was also feed by a 3amp fuse which continued to blow...
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