1. O

    DIY house restoration

    We have bought a house in France and the electrics are shocking? Bet you have never heard that before! Hope you all are helpful and sympathetic to our cause.
  2. D

    House to annexe cabling question

    Hi all. Looking to buy a house where the rear of the house is the rear boundary, onto council owned land (a footpath). I want to build a new garage with living accommodation above around 20m in front of the house. The house consumer unit is right at the back of the house, in the middle of the...
  3. W

    Smallest co alarm for period house

    Hello. Looking for recommendations on a co alarm. Usually use aico but client is not happy with the look of them. Old victorian house probably need 8 of them. A few dead bodies would be preferable to an aico ei208 on the ceiling
  4. K

    TT issues with new house

    We have just moved into a house built in the 90's. So, I'm a retired electrician and was confused by the 4 x TT rods all connected within a metre of each other on one side on the house. I dont have any expensive test kit any more, but when I connected an electric fence energiser to the house...
  5. D

    Vehicle to load - supply a house

    Hi guys I was recently ask by a customer if/how his house could be supplied by his electric car. He wants to charge the car at night on low rate and use the car to power the house during the day. The car has a Vehicle to Load facility and can supply mains voltage a.c. To power any ac device, he...
  6. G

    Advice on upgrading electrical cabling from house to carport/garage?

    Hi All, Newbie to the forum. I am planning to add solar power to my house and would like some advice regarding options with adding and inverter and/or EV charger to the garage/carport. The main switchboard is at the front of the house (townhouse) on the northern side, some 20m from the carport...
  7. P

    Hi I am a house owner in Wales.

    I have a ideal 24 combi in attic. last year during very cold nights the frost stat would kick in and heat the whole house , just because the attic was cold. i had a pipe stst fitted a week or two back by a plumber and every day / night since the CH is coming on / going off. so the pipe stat...
  8. N

    House built in 1961 - rewire needed?

    Hi, we are looking at a house but it needs a significant amount of work. The house was built in 1961 and whilst it's been very well cared for it is also very original. We think that it will need to he rewired, given it had double glazing and central heating we didn't give the electrics a...
  9. MTerzi

    electric on all the copper plumbing in the house

    I wonder if theres any good experienced electrician out there that can help me in enfield EN2 area with a problem. Im getting light electric shocks from all the taps (copper plumbing) in the house when i stand barefoot. even when the the main fuse is switched off. The shocks are very mild. I had...
  10. J

    Fire compartments in a house

    Hi guys I just want some clarity on fire sealing, I know it’s meant to be done where we may need to penattrate a fire barrier to run a cable. My confusion exsists where we have an upstairs ring circuit with a fused spur down stairs. I know firerated downlighters must be used where a habitable...
  11. fourtytwo

    Moved house into a disaster zone

    Whew makes me wonder if a part P inspection should be part of the house move process! The house I have moved into is a nightmare, I thought isolating the lethal external wiring would do the trick but today I was stupid enough to start inspecting some suspicious power sockets around the...
  12. A

    UK PV Off grid setup getting a grid connection

    Just hoping to pick someones brain here: Customer has an existing off grid PV install to a barn He is now building a house on the site (this will include a fast EV charge point) He has a 3 phase grid supply available, with the intention of running/ exporting the barn on one phase. the house on...
  13. U

    Best way of supplying summer house

    Hi guys I am taking on a job of supplying/wiring a summer house which is in the process of being built. Consumer unit has no spare ways so my only option really is splitting the tails in the meter cupboard into a fused isolator to supply the SWA. However as far as I’m aware I am not allowed...
  14. M

    1940 CA house - why is it this way?

    Just bought a 1842 build house in California and wires are fabric insulated and in most junction boxes the input consists of 3 Hot wires and 1 neutral wire, while the same breaker controls all three hots. What is the purpose of brining 3 hots into all the junction boxes ?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. T

    Washing machine is tripping the house RCD

    Hi, Do you know why our washing machine is tripping the RCD? works for a bit, then the RCD trips......the other L-N breaker doesnt trip.
  20. 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...
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