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  1. M

    Help with hall wiring

    Hi I moved into my new flat and have had to decorate and repair so much, it had a tube light fixture in the kitchen (open plan living room and kitchen) fitted a ceiling rose no issue and have changed the 3 light switches to brushed stainless steel no issue I have changed all the plug sockets to...
  2. Leeroy

    Help with swimming pool

    Hi All Have a job where i need to reconnect the electrics associated with heating the swimming pool , sounds easy enough but all previous equipment has been ripped out and misplaced . Im left with a conventional gas boiler and a pump ant thats it ! What I'm planning is to control the boiler...
  3. Paul92688

    Help identifying part needed. Box missing lid.

    I am getting my dads house ready for sale. I need to fix a few things before it is listed. This piece needs a cover and I am not sure where to turn. No one at the hardware store to be found for help. Possibly you can help Thanks!!! Paul
  4. dlt27

    Faulty external lights Help Needed

    Hi All, thanks for any advice. I fitted some spike lights about 12 months ago in a customers garden and also some in my own (14 in total). Last October customer phoned to say lights were tripping RCD and when I investigated it turned into a nightmare. It was my fault partly because I...
  5. T

    Need help matching power supply to LED project.

    Hello, I am an artist in Portland Oregon and I need to power an array of 3 watt cob leds (9-12vdc 260-280ma) They need to be strung in strands of 8 (12 total strands) 96 total leds. I would like to run them a little underpowered to reduce the heat and...
  6. M

    DIY Help! Damaged Quick Connect 2 same color wires one side, Black & White the other

    A quick connect on the bottom of my farm tractor was snagged by a limb and one side of the connectors wires were pulled free from the housing. The good side with the wires still connected has a black wire (hot?) and a white wire (neutral?) but the 2 wires that were pulled free from the other end...
  7. D

    Hi from New York! Dpelito here. Hope to learn and input help as well.

    Hi from New York! Dpelito here. Hope to learn and input help as well. Source URL: The Welcome Forum -
  8. Z

    3 Way Switch/Dimmer Installation Help

    Hey There, I am trying to install a new wall dimmer to replace my old one. (I needed something LED compatible.) [Pictures at link below for reference to following description] On the old dimmer, there were 2 wires coming off it. One wire joined to 3 wires coming out of the wall. (2 black, 1...
  9. F

    Help with hall/landing lights

    Hi all, I have a 2 gang switch in the hallway and landing. The hall switch turns on/off hall and landing lights. The landing switch only turns on/off landing light. Hall switch has 2 wires, 2 core n 3 core. Landing switch has 3 wires, 2 x 2 core and a 3 core. Hall rose has one 2 core wire...
  10. N

    Help wiring a homemade Ghostbusters Containment Unit prop

    Hi everyone. I'm hoping that I can find some help, I currently only know enough to get myself into trouble. I'm creating a prop for my son, and we want it to have lights and sounds. I have three 5 pin lighted push buttons and I want to attach a sound file to each one. I have looked into...
  11. F

    Double switch wiring help needed. NOOB!

    I need some wiring help. I have been putting new switches on throughout the house & have had no issues with the Y block backed ones. Just copied & swapped how they previously were. But this lastest switch doesn't have a Y block it has one big block with L1-1 & L1-2 on the left hand side of the...
  12. E

    I would appreciate some advice on my little BT speaker project

    Hi, I'm new to this, and I need some advice with my first Bluetooth speaker project. I'm not sure if my plans on doing a portable Bluetooth speaker are correct (is it going to work?). I have 4 18650 batteries (one battery has 3.7V 30A) that I'm going to use for the project. Also I'm going to use...
  13. C

    I was screwing a lightswitch back into the wall when suddenly a bang and the lights tripped, I assume I hit a live wire? Can anyone shed some light?

    I was screwing a lightswitch back into the wall when suddenly a bang and the lights tripped, I assume I hit a live wire? Can anyone shed some light on what happened?
  14. S

    Splitiing signal help

    Hi, I'm splitiing a signal from my main TV Aerial using an 8 way booster which is located in the loft The Tv's on the longest cable run from the booster picks up all channels per the Freeview site. However my bedroom TV stuggle to pickup the BBC channels all other channels seem fine and the...
  15. J

    Help with swa armouring as suitability as c.p.c

    Hello all Am trying to calculate suitability of using swa armouring as c.p.c. It is a 6mm 2c supplying a log cabin. From table 54.7 the calculation I need to use to find min csa of armouring is (k1/k2) x S Taking value from table 43.1 for 90c cable I have k1 = 100 and K2 = 46 (Table 54.4) So...
  16. L

    UK Tape light receiver/driver help

    Hi I’m going to add some strip lighting (tape lights) into a walk in wardrobe and hopefully this should be straight forward and I’d like to do this task myself, I already have a socket in the area but no switches so I’ve bought a Quinetic receiver and wireless switch and a Ansell driver and...
  17. H

    Hotpoint Aquarius 900 WM61 keeps tripping out the mains can anyone help?

    I just put a wash into my machine 'Hotpoint Aquarius 900 WM61. It started OK then tripped the mains switch. I've checked the fuse in the plug that works.. I'm at a loss as there's a wash inside it with water. I'm just wondering what would be the best course of action? I've not had problems with...
  18. M

    UK Question for Experts - Step up / Step down transformer?

    Hi everybody, I am writing to ask your expert opinion. I bought online a disc repairing device (JFJ easy pro) to be used on my music cd collection. Unfortunately I made a mistake and didn't notice it was a US version (110 v) and it came with a US 3-pin plug as well. I live in the UK and I notice...
  19. P

    Ceiling light wiring help

    Hi all, moved into a house a few years ago and they left a really nice ceiling light. However it made a buzzing noise when on and kept cutting out. Presumably overheating. Can anyone talk me through rewiring it as I'd like to get it working. Pics to follow. Thanks 1588182941
  20. James

    tank stat help

    I have a customer, a butchers who have a hot water tank to run taps for washing hands and equipment etc. normal domestic cylinder with an immersion heater. stat keeps tripping on over temp and needs to be manually reset. they are using lots of hot water all through the working day...
  21. K

    Electrical Apprenticeship Stoke-On-Trent

    I am looking for an Electrical Apprenticeship in Stoke-On-Trent. I have completed level 1 & 2 Electrical Installation. Any help would be appreciated?
  22. G

    Electrical system design 615 level 3 help!!!

    Hello everyone I am doing my level 3 electrical system design project 615 and I need some help with design current etc. at the moment all the colleges are closed so i am unable to find any help from teachers. i would really appreciate if someone show me the right path how to calculate it.
  23. A

    Hi guys hope you can help me , i have a large greenhouse , and only one side shuts, control unit? Cheers

    Hi guys hope you can help me, I have a large greenhouse and only one side shuts, control unit? Cheers
  24. A

    4 way switch help!

    Trying to wire a series of switches (2) 3 way and (1) 4 way to my kitchen light. I know it can be done because it was at one point. We had our kitchen re-modeled and I decided to replace the light and switches to match the back solace, however I didn’t take any pictures of the wiring before I...
  25. IKETBeD

    Greetings from Michigan (not Detroit), thank you all for the help you generously give.

    Big Lou advised that I introduce myself here. I'm a big fan of Premier League. I marvel at the courage of your NHS workers! Let's all pray for a swift recovery from the China Virus plague.
  26. R

    Help required please re PRT-E thermostat wiring symbol (difference between models and compatibility)

    Hi all, firstly I’m not in anyway qualified to do any electrical work but was just hoping for a quick piece of help In regard to trying to find a replacement for my non-functioning Uponor PRT-E digital thermostat which controls our underfloor heating. The model in question, the PRT-E is generic...
  27. K

    Can anyway help with Radial circuit maximum floor area help?

    Hi everyone I am doing level3 design andI have a circuit to design but I have confusion with radia circuit maximum floor area to understand? I have a socket to feed on the design and floor area according to my knowledge is Length multiply width so in that case it exceeds 75 m square so I am...
  28. Pete999

    NHS PPE why can't PPE manufacturers help

    Just been watching a news flash regarding the lack of sufficient PPE for the under pressure NHS staff, is it petty Red Tape causing the hold up, do we need someone like Thatcher to kick some butts, remember the Falklands? Thoughts on the situation would be interesting, masks for example the...
  29. J

    Wiring a van converted into a catering van? Help.

    Hello, I went to go and check some electrics on a friends catering van they have purchased. It's not a towable van, it's a long wheel base with the back converted into a catering van. Everything was wired in twin and earth, no cpc sleeving, holes in the C/U typical bodge job so I'm going to...
  30. I

    Need help with power outlet wiring

    Hey there i hope someone can give me hand here So i have a light on/off switch which i want to change into a power outlet switch, the thing is i'm a bit confused with the wiring. The Light switch has - 2x red wires, 1x green wire, 1x white wire, can i even change it into a power outlet...
  31. R

    Outside light wiring help

    Can someone offer some advice please? I would like to remove an old outside light fitting on a switch, currently wired as attached photo: home - outside light blue - blue yellow/green - yellow/green blue with brown sleeve - brown three brown wires from home into their own terminal with no...
  32. G

    UK Help with AM2 assessment resit

    I recently finished my AM2 and unfortunately failed. The only thing I failed on was the earth fault loop impedance. I’m booking a resit but don’t want to fail it again, the procedure I carried out was. Isolate and lock of the main switch. Remove the main earth from terminal. Set tester to L-PE...
  33. O

    Help with Smart Switch

    Hi all! So I’ve recently moved and in my old place I installed smart switches as the wiring was pretty simple. However this new house was a flip and they remodeled the kitchen and redid all the lights and switches and made the wiring a little complicated for my liking. If it weren’t for the...
  34. M

    Hi I have to draw a lighting circuit that has a time clock in.... I cannot find the official symbol for the drawing anywhere . Can you help please ?

    Hi I have to draw a lighting circuit that has a time clock in.... I cannot find the official symbol for the drawing anywhere . Can you help please ? Source URL: Lighting Forum -
  35. U

    UK Need help with cable size and breaker size

    I’m still an apprentice electrician so the whole thing around diversity is still a bit confusing to me A family member has moved into a new flat. The existing cooker circuit is 6mm on a 32A MCB. She has bought a cooker which pulls 9.6Kw. I know you do 9600/230 = 41.7 This is telling me that...
  36. W

    Gold card help. Is there a way around this?

    Is there any other way I can get my hands on a gold card? All I have left to do is the portfolio of pictures and its become a right pain to do since I am self-employed. I've done my college, City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & Level 3, and then I worked with my Dad for a few years, then I left my Dad...
  37. 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
  38. M

    Help with capacitor replacement please

    Hello ive registered for some advice. My extractor for my workshop stopped and hummed When I turn it off and on it worked... Also when I tip it sideways it wont start but tilt it the right way again and it wil start. So I opened it up and I found this.. I guess the capacitor is on its way out...
  39. D

    Please please help me.

    I would like this 3 way switch wired up but have no idea how I took off a 2 way switch and fitted a 3 way switch in its place I have ran a new cable for the two down lights I'm trying to power. The other two old cables are powering a downstairs light and a top of the stairs light.
  40. S

    Generator switch wiring help

    Hello all. I have been asked by a customer to install a generator changeover switch so he is protected in the event on a power cut. He is proposing a 4kva generator. Just to offer enough power for his fishpond and the odd socket for a fridge etc. I have seen lewden sell a 125amp switch which...
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