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  1. Neptune

    Garage electrics from main house

    We have a garage attached to the property and are having it converted to an office with a small toilet. Electrics will include, internal lights, an external light, a few sockets and a extractor fan. There is a cable coming into the garage currently from the house and is connected into the main...
  2. A

    Want to ad sub panel to outside house main disconnect panel

    m new here and want to learn. I have a project I want to tackle but if it is above my means I will call an electrician. I have a main disconnect panel on the outside of my house. I want to add from it a sub panel to feed my pool and shed and also an outlet. I did some searching but still not...
  3. J

    Do I have to fit RCD's in my 1930's house ?

    I recently bought a new gas cooker which has turned out to have 2 faults within the first 3 days. An engineer from the supplier was summoned to fix it but would not deal with it as my Distribution Board does not have any RCD's. There was no requirement of this when buying the cooker and now they...
  4. littlespark

    Generator back up for house

    Not so much an electrical question, but physically. Got a customer out in the sticks who’s suffered with powercuts frequently during the recent storms. Now, easy enough to fit a changeover switch, but in this case, the mains comes in in the centre of the house. Not a handy place to drill a hole...
  5. T

    Washing machine is tripping the house RCD

    Hi, Do you know why our washing machine is tripping the RCD?......it works for a bit, then the RCD trips......the other L-N breaker doesnt trip.
  6. T

    Garage supply runs from my neighbours house.....

    Hi, looking for some advice please, My garage electricity supply runs from my neighbours house, the supply has its own metre which i pay for ...recently he has threatened to turn the supply off.... I need to know, a) is this legal and b) how do i reroute the power from his house to a mains...
  7. G

    Main fuse re-locating from house to garage, what cable to take supply back into house

    Firstly, just to re-assure professionals here, all tie-in and testing on this project will be undertaken by a qualified electrician. This post is just to improve my understanding. We are preparing to have solar and wind power generation facilities at our home and the first phase of this is to...
  8. Y

    Need to update main line through house.

    I have a new combo meter box and 200A main shut off installed outside professionally. It has 4/0 service line coming into it and I have confirmation from the electric company that I am good for 200A service supplied to the house. Previously, there had been no main shut off. The new...
  9. T

    Radial or RFC for Summer house

    Hi. I will soon be wiring up my summer house. My plan is to run 10mm2 SWA from spare 50A breaker on my house consumer unit (approx 20m) to a 40A garage consumer unit with 6A MCB for 1.5mm2 lighting circuit and 32A for 2.5mm2 RFC. I plan to have 5 double sockets which will have heater, TV and...
  10. C

    Re wire estimate 4 bed house

    Hi, Thanks to anyone who reads this and offers any advice. Sold my house and the buyer requested an electrical inspection report which they paid for. House was built in the 1960s. In average condition but I felt the price reflected this. Report recommends a full new re wire (which I agree...
  11. B

    Neutral wire to the house fell

    Seeking advice. My neutral wire from the transformer fell during a storm. This is at a cottage and luckily I was there when it happened. The surge move around the house and popped light bulbs and the GFI's in the kitchen and bath basically exploded and popped a breaker in the panel. I turned...
  12. J

    Pricing Advice for House

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and sort of new to pricing my own work. Bit of background on me, I've been working as an electrician for a company based in Newcastle for about 5 years now, doing mainly commercial/industrial jobs. I have been asked numerous times by many people over the years to price...
  13. A

    3 phase supply in a 3 bed detached rural house

    If I install a new TPN system at home can I run x3 100amp Supplies from It, so I have x3 100amp Consumer units, 1 existing & 2 new ?.
  14. D

    Advice needed - half of house out just in time for Xmas

    Hi, I'm not an electrician, but a competent DIYer. The obvious answer to my situation is to get an electrician in, and believe me I have tried. But everyone seems to be unavailable to help until the New Year, even for emergencies, so it looks like DIY is going to happen, or no Christmas. We...
  15. O

    Power to a Garage, with RCD at Garage and in the House?

    Hello, I'm no Electrician, but I think I have a understanding of the basics. Few years ago We had our Garage supplied with power by and "electrician". This was done by my Wife's family friend, and he never finished it in my eyes. I've attached a diagram of what's going on...
  16. R

    Losing a leg? What to replace in the house to justify to the landlord....

    Hey there, not totally new to electrical stuff but always stayed away from anything of a higher shock rating! :) So in a nutshell, a mid 90's mobile home, interior copper wiring, hooked via aluminum underground cables to a 1970's pedestal, aluminum wire again to the poco transformer. Over the...
  17. S

    Confusion over right generator for house.

    A customer has a 7kva open frame site generator.The 230v output is floating neutral which would have to be earthed. In an article titled invertor v conventional gennys,it says the site gennys can damage laptops and other electronics in the home,but then goes on to say invertor gennys give a...
  18. L

    New house lights issue

    Hi, i'm hoping someone might be able to help with this before I call an electrician out for advice. I moved into my house last month and have found that certain lights don't work when other lights are switched on. For example, if the kitchen light is on, then the landing light doens't work. But...
  19. BanksyElectric

    House alarm question

    I've bought a new house and I'm basically starting again on it I want to have a go at wiring the house alarm Do I take it as a radial circuit to the detectors and split up stairs with down stairs then wire the key pad and the outside box separate Any advice would be appreciated
  20. G

    Outdoor extension cord for under house wiring?

    I want to add a 30 amp RV outlet to one end of my house. My Breaker panel is at the other end of my house (about 75 feet away) 10/3 wire has gotten ridiculously expensive (10/3 romex is over $4/ft). Is there any reason I shouldn't use a 10 gauge 3 wire outdoor extension cord for the run under...
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