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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. A

    Fitting an APT timer to Dual Immersion heater

    Hi there, I'm looking for some advice regarding the above, I have a very basic type 'on/off sink/bath' switch on my copper cylinder immersion heater, I want to ad a very basic timer as mentioned above i.e. the mechanical dial types that have push/pull pins etc. the instructions that come with...
  4. A

    Domestic Fitting an 'APT Timer' to a dual Immersion Heater

    Hi there, I'm looking for some advice regarding the above, I have a very basic type 'on/off sink/bath' switch on my copper cylinder immersion heater, I want to ad a very basic timer as mentioned above i.e. the mechanical dial types that have push/pull pins etc. the instructions that come with...
  5. bigspark17

    Water heater instantaneous

    Does anybody have experience on instantaneous water heaters suitable for domestic situations instead of cylinders. Something like this in the link? https://www.fischerfutureheat.com/electric-heaters/aquafficient/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwLm0p7il4wIVQ7HtCh0CTgQsEAAYASAAEgL0VfD_BwE
  6. R

    Domestic Wiring for the Australian market - hot water unit

    I purchased an Ecosmart 8 Instantaneous hot water system from Amazon and its really made for the North American market. The wiring says it need two active wires to make up 240 volt and no Neutral, Customer support have also told us this, however in Australia we have one red active wire and a...
  7. C

    Domestic Wiring for patio heater

    Hello, does an electric patio heater (1.5/2kw) need special wiring/ it’s own circuit etc? Will a two core grey cable with earth be ok?
  8. Distazo

    Bath instant heater

    Constantly tripping the RCB though earthed properly, replaced but same scenario. Your advise !
  9. J

    Water heater safety

    Hi. please can you tell me if i use a 45a 30ma. or 45a 300ma. for an instant water heater 9.8kw. Many thanks
  10. T

    Water heater problem

    Afternoon everyone, May I pick your brains? I have a water heater only a couple of years old, she keeps tripping the fuse. I have fitted a new 1200w heater element, new thermostat, new 25amp fuse unit and new wiring. Yet she still keeps blowing the fuse when the overnight low rate power comes...
  11. J

    9kW 3ph Immersion Type Heater run in Single Phase

    Hi, I received a 9kW 3ph heater from a friend from india, i was hoping to use this in steam production for a distillation project i am working at. I rewired it and made the 3 heating element in parallel connection. Now my problem is the 6 gauge wires i am using are always heating up, also some...
  12. Charlie_

    Storage Heater Recommendations?

    As part of a conversion from a town house to a kind of HMO I have been asked to quote for all electric heating + electric showers (5). Qualifies for ‘comfy heat tariff’. I have put forms in to upgrade from 1 to 3 phase. I’m looking at the Dimplex Quantum range, because it’s a brand with a good...
  13. S

    Domestic Water heater wiring extension

    Got red and black type mains wire to water heater switch from fuse box. Mains cable is very short as switch is upside down because cable comes from above the switch and too short to connect otherwise. Water heater switch is in plaster board with back box. Is there a legal way to put some inline...
  14. S

    Immersion Heater Wire Changing Colour

    Hi, I need some advice please. Last year I bought some grey H05BN4-F cable for my immersion heater. It is 24"/61cm from my wall switch to the timer and 29"/74cm to a toolless Junction Box rated 24A. This connects to the immersion heater wire, I can't change this wire. The heater and wire look...
  15. N

    How would you add more wires to an RV trailer for an electric water heater?

    So, this is my situation, and I'm just wondering what a real electrician would do. I don't have any money right now and can't call anyone, so I'm just living without hot water and using the RV campground's bath house. My propane water heater broke, and I didn't like using propane anyway, so I...
  16. N

    Living in an RV, interested in solar panels and electric water heater

    Hello, I'm here to ask a few questions about how an electrician might do something. I might or might not learn to do things myself, depending on how much free time I have in the future. I'm living full time in an RV and reading a book about wiring from Lowe's Hardware. I just noticed this forum...
  17. P

    Instant water heater

    I would like to remove the gas central heating boiler et al in my house. I'm going to install electrical radiators. Does anyone have any advice on instant water heaters. Ideally i'd like to slot one in the existing combi position and just use it for hot water on demand. Any info on types etc...
  18. N

    Infrared heater tripping RCD on high setting

    I’ve just installed an infrared heater for my conservatory. It’s plugged into a socket. The heater is happily running on the second heat setting (1600W) but when I turn it up to the high setting (2400W) after a while it trips the breaker. Any suggestions on how to solve this please?
  19. T

    Converting Tube Heater Socket into Mains Socket

    We have a working tube heater in a cupboard which we do not use. We would like to put a tumble dryer in the cupboard but there is no mains socket, as the tube heater is wired directly into mains, and controlled by a fused switch on the wall. Is it okay to simply swap the tube heater...
  20. D

    Domestic Burnt out water heater switch

    Hi all, just joined EF hoping to solve a problem. I live in a 3 year old flat in a block and my immersion heater stopped working. I have discovered the problem to be a burnt out switch (photo attached). As you can see it's pretty bad to the extent that the plastic has melted. My question is why...
  21. L

    Storage Heater- ASBESTOS????

    Hi, I’ve been asked to replace some old storage heaters from a flat - they seem very old and I’m a bit worried they contain asbestos. I couldn’t find any make or model numbers on them. I’ve attached photos , it’s a long shot but if any storage rad experts out there and knows please help.
  22. gazdkw82

    Suggestions on wall heater

    Looking at options for a wall mounted electric heater. It's for a conservatory and I'm looking for a vertical heater no wider than 400mm. I remember when I went to the elex show in coventry I seen some really efficient electric heaters but I can't remember the brand. Any suggestions would be...
  23. robbacrap

    Advice on mystery old storage heater

    Hi everyone, we have in our rented flat a quite old storage heater. Up to now we only used it when required without using the "storage" feature, as we are unable to understand how the input/output controls work. It does definitely work when we turn the switch on, but it seem we cannot regulate...
  24. P

    Domestic Tankless water heater upgrade

    Hi, everyone. I have a shower room that currently has hot water provided by a 7kw tankless water heater. The room is plumbed for hot and cold water from the domestic hot water (oil fired), but the pipe is so long (more than 60m) that it's barely warm by the time it gets there, hence the heater...
  25. James Harrison

    Electrician Unidare Storage Heater with Under floor air flow broken

    Hi, I'm trying to help my elderly dad who has a Unidare Storgae system with underfloor air circulation. The motor appears to have stopped working. Can anyone help. I'm in Winchester, Hampshire. Many thanks in advance.
  26. C

    Immersion Heater FCU

    Was called to a job by a reasonably local plumber this morning who was re instating a new 3kW immersion heater in a house. Since the immersion was ripped out 10 years ago the house has been rewired and no circuit remains for the immersion as there was not one in at the time of the rewire. Never...
  27. M

    Domestic Haverland Heater problem

    Hi. I'm not an electrician. I have two Haverland electric panel heaters (RC8DRY 1000w) that are not used very often as they are in a holiday home in Spain. They are a few years old and have worked perfectly until recently when they both developed the exact same problem at the same time. Too...
  28. J

    Wiring Ceramic heater element or bulb to IEC plug. Help needed!

    Hi all, My name is Josh & I'm just starting to get into electronics and working on some projects to further develop my skills however have reached and impasse so seeking your assistance. Nice to meet you all :) I have some basic electronics skills from messing around with breadboards etc to...
  29. J

    Economy 7 heater not charging overnight (but works on day rate)

    I'm having problems with my central storage heater. Its an old 1970s one that does the whole flat. It worked perfectly up to the end of last winter, then just stopped. I woke up one morning to find it was only luke warm from the previous day and hadn't stored any heat so became stone cold over...
  30. happyhippydad

    Night storage heater, how easy to remove bricks?

    I need to get a night storage heater up the stairs. I was planning to get a helper but I just wondered how easy is it to take the bricks out? Is it just a few screws on the front cover or is it more time consuming? Its one of the older types if that's any help at all. I haven't got a picture...
  31. J

    creda storage heater

    have creda bathroom storeage heater last week put in a new thermal fuse it worked for 4 days then stopped checked meter cuboard and nothing tripped please help thanks jim
  32. J

    X3 isolator switches blown for zip inline water heater

    Hi, Got sent to a job today at student halls of residence. They have had 3 45 amp isolator switches blow in the last month for the zip inline water heater. As shown in pictures, the water heater is being fed by a B40MCB and then in to a 45 amp isolation point above the door, then to the heater...
  33. Dengar

    Contactor issues on ceiling heater circuits

    Hi I looked at a contactor schneider ict 4 pole 400v 25a. The fault was a loud knocking noise coming from the electricial riser cupboard. I suspected one of the contactors was pulling in and out rapidly (this known as chattering?) I am hoping you can point me in a direction as I'm not...
  34. A

    imersion heater thermostat fault finding

    Hi all, hoping someone can offer some knowledge/experience of immersion heater fault finding. My parents-in-law's imersion heater stopped working, on inspection I found the time switch had failed open. Also the isolation switch neon indicator was dead. The heater itself had a good resistance...
  35. pirate

    Recommendations please for a good quality immersion heater timer

    Hello all. As the title says, I am looking for a good quality, robust switch/timer to control a 3kw immersion heater. At present it is simply plugged into a socket in the loft, but needs to be controlled from the kitchen below with a decent timer, preferably one that will fit onto a single...
  36. wsoppitt

    Immersion heater element replacement.

    Evening guys and girls, just a quick question. When asked to look at a faulty immersion heater , do you suggest a plumber ( likely to be faulty element) or do you take a look, test then advise that they need a plumber when it is a faulty element and charge a call out for testing or do you take...
  37. E

    Variable Power Heater Coil

    Hello all, I'm new here but have looked around first. I'm hoping for some help on a project I'm trying to create. I want to create a heated element which I can then use a small fan (either PC or small radial, 12/24V) to blow the air around a chamber. I'll be using partly polycarbonate and...
  38. U

    storage heater or not?

    Evening chaps usual Thursday evening dumb question coming up but I would appreciate a little help as Dr Google is not cooperating. An electric boiler (heatrae sadia amptec C900) running wet system radiators(normal rads) Would the radiators be considered to be storage heaters? may be more of a...
  39. M

    13amp socket for old storage heater

    Taking a old storage heater off the wall for my brother who would like a single socket in its place. It has it’s own circuit in the fuse board (b16 breaker) I know a little about electrics but don’t know if a standard 13amp socket will run off the breaker safely. Thanks in advance
  40. happysteve

    What's this, and where can I get one (immersion heater nut/machine screw thing)

    Off a Backer immersion heater element. Unlike others I've seen, rather than having a long threaded rod with a nut on the end to hold the cover in place, the threaded rod does not extend beyond the cover, and relies on this sort of female machine screw thing to hold it in place. Which is missing...
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