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  1. A

    Hi guys new to electrical but I was wondering how can I feed off a jacuzzi to supply lighting and sockets for a summer house

    Hi guys New to electrical but I was wondering how to feed off a jacuzzi to supply lighting and sockets for a summer house, has a outside rotary isolator switch thanks
  2. N


    HELLO I would like to know if i install summer house ,then i would put earth spike next to the house! in this case can i use the main supply earthing (tn-s or tncs) to connected to summer house fuseboard? if i put earth rod then can i connect that earth tail to the summer house fuseboard aslo...
  3. M

    UK Rewire

    How much to retire a 3 bed house on a homer?
  4. M

    House Earthing TN-S or TT....

    ....TN-S appears outside, butt TT employed inside. Good Evening Everybody (This is my first post) Overview: The supply to my parent's cottage consist of an overhead line of three individual cables. Originally, the supply drop from the final pole to the house also consisted of three cables...
  5. D

    Normal for a house alarm to be on upstairs lighting circuit?

    For a few weeks I've had my upstairs lighting circuit on and off at the board, not noticed anything. Last week my decorator buried some of the cables coming out of the alarm box (just above my fuse box/consumer unit). When I now switch on the upstairs lighting circuit, there's a red light on my...
  6. L

    Having issues with this wiring set up that is in an older house.

    I have a 2 gang box in my dining room one of them is part of a three way switch to the main light. I also have three recessed lights in that room that I was trying to run to the other switch. With all of that going on I realized the switch also had more wires all tied in together. I removed a...
  7. B

    Ten plug sockets broken on front slice of the house

    My house is Victorian and spread over three floors. The plug sockets through the front slice of the house across all floors don't work from this afternoon. The fuse box situation is pictured. None of the buttons has tripped - I switched each one off and on in turn to confirm they are still...
  8. H

    UK Please advise on connecting electricity from a house to a barn.

    I want to supply power from a let property to a nearby Barn (30 metres away). I will have a meter and separate fuse box in the house to supply the barn, but how can I ensure that the fuse box I fit in the barn will trip before the one in the house, so I don't need to disturb the tenants in case...
  9. Dilwyn

    Can. I run 3 phase motor off single phase 4 wiresABC

    Can I run a 3 phase motor. Off single. Phase 3 Black wires ABC 1 earth wire. Any info. Would be great thank you.
  10. haptism

    Hard wired internet in house to replace wifi

    Please can someone give me some pointers. In my house atm Im using wifi. For a project while on corona lockdown I want to hardwire connection points in most of the rooms and get rid of the wifi. Ive never installed such a setup and Ive got a few questions. Whats the best cable to use, thinking...
  11. A

    Domestic Dno supply running through house

    Hi all, have been to a bungalow (well half bungalow half building site at the moment) and the main supply is in the middle of the basement. The dno supply is coming from above so is hidden in a wall and then I can see it going through the loft to outside. It's a good 8 meter run. Has anyone come...
  12. A

    RCDs in series in domestic house

    Hi folks, just a query about having two RCDs in series. I want to have installed three new external 2 gang 13 amp SSO to IP66. I currently have a 100 amp BG CCU installed by an electrician in 2016 with split load and 2 BG 63amp 30mA RCDs labelled ICE/EN 61008. The supply is what we used to...
  13. S

    UK Driveway light

    Ive got a driveway light on armoured cable. The cable comes into the house under the stairs. Can I put a plug on this cable and plug into a RCD socket.
  14. J

    Daughters house

    Hi i am new to the forum i am a industrial electrician in the water industry with 35 years experience I have my 18th editition and considering getting my part p , i want to rewire my daughters house would i be allowed to if i had my part p ? i am not a member of any professional organisations...
  15. S

    wiring a new three-bed house costs?

    Been given quotes and wondered if reasonable. One is for wiring a new three-bed house as around £2,500. Is this a standard cost?
  16. Paul228

    Got an ex council house to rewire

    Got an ex council house to rewire. Sockets are straight forward and will be doing it in T&E But the lighting is done in singles 6241y. And I want to do the same. I have rolls of conduit wiring on the van, but not sure if this is suitable for slotting down plasterboard soothing walls or popping...
  17. M

    House Rewiring - Telephone Line

    Hi All, I need some advice please. I am getting the whole house rewired/plastered and at the same time, i would like to put in a telephone cable in certain room in the house. I am bit confused on what i should buy and install. I reviewed forums and they seem a bit old, so could be...
  18. DJSheridan

    Old House - horizontal wiring behind skirting

    Hello all, Just some advice... I am fitting insulating boards on an external wall in a bedroom (50mm thick with plasterboard) as the end terrace wall is solid brick with no cavity... I am wanting to spur off an existing single socket in a bedroom (two cables going to it) to an additional double...
  19. F

    Dimming lights in entire house

    Hi! DIY electrical guy here. I am hoping someone can point me in some direction on this. I live in Ohio if that helps. We bought this house a year ago and it has always been a problem. The general inspector didn't note anything really out of the ordinary with our setup, but he was not an...
  20. S

    House Load in Kw

    Looking at a self build and I've approached the local DNO. They've asked what my Kw load is likely to be. It's a 2 floor 4 bed detached with a gas central heating system. I'm looking to run a rainwater harvesting pump. Various lighting about the property, shed, garage and some powerful...
  21. M

    Solar Panels Bought a house with panels but no information.Help needed how to get contracts

    Hello, I have bought a house with panels with NO contract and the previous owner died leaving little or no information. My electricity supplier is Green star Energy. I have panels on both sides of the roof and according to paperwork I have they generate 2.884kw and I am been fobbed of by some...
  22. S

    UK Alarm

    Hi all, I’ve just wired an alarm system for my house but don’t have a clue which alarm system to fit in terms of brand. Need some recommendations please?
  23. D

    New house unknown circuits

    Hi - I just moved into a new house. The box has a circuit labeled "Central Vac" and 2 labeled "Septic." The house does not have a central vacuum. I do have a septic system that as far as I know does not use a pump or any electrical power. Any idea why these circuits would be there?
  24. telectrix

    house of turds.

    apparently the house of lords want to scrap free bus passes and tv licences for pensioners. OK for them when they grub hundreds of quids for turning up and sleeping. i say keep the free passes and scrap them lords. make the buggers sign on the dole. see how they manage their mistresses then.
  25. N

    UK Non electrician - house rewire advice

    Hi, I hope I have posted this in the right place and the questions I have you don't get asked too often. I have tried searching but didn't find anything. I have just moved into a new 4 bed detached house, prior to doing so I had an EICR report done that recommended a full rewire. I have got...
  26. S

    offgrid electrical connection using generators and battery to run a house

    I have a chance that I might be able to purchase a rural site for my home(self-build). The problem is my limited budget and timeline( full house completion) does not allow for an over 2k euro connection for a basic electrical connection to run a household for parents and kids aged 2,6,8 I...
  27. Pretty Mouth

    70s house, aluminium conductors

    I visited a client about a week ago, an elderly couple complaining that their lounge, hall and landing lights were all flickering simultaneously with a noticeable buzzing noise. When I arrived the lights appeared to be working ok (I asked them to switch them off until I could attend), so an...
  28. J

    UK Can someone help me wire a new light fitting into an old house with old wiring systems.

    I’m a junior electrician, fresh out of college. I did some minor electrical work for a friend buI tried to put up a new chandelier I came across: Two Line wires (RED), going into one connector block Two Neutrals (BLACK), separated into different connector blocks - Two CPC wires, going into...
  29. G

    Summer house electrics

    Hi I am a DIYer and have been looking for an electrician to complete work. I want to run electrics to my summer house which is going to be used as an office/ entertainment room (Man Cave). I discussed going from the hous cu with armoured cable - but this required updated my house cu box which...
  30. T

    (Wrong category I know) Need advice on plumbing my own house?

    Firstly I know I’ve posted this in the wrong category, I couldn’t find the right one for some reason. I’m a industrial/domestic electrician, I’m doing a rear extension and loft conversion on my bungalow myself. I’m of course doing the electrics myself and I’m looking at plumbing the CH and...
  31. J

    whole house fan wiring to switch

    I recently installed a whole house fan (Master Flow # WHFS24M) as well as a thermostat to control it (Master Flow #PT6). I also wired it to a switch to be able to cut power to it as well. The switch is a dual rocker 3-way switch. I've broken off the terminal fin to effectively make it 2...
  32. D

    UK rewiring a house

    is it normal to rewire an entire house and use the existing sockets and light switches, or would it be better practice to use the new regs 450mm and 1200? also is it normal to chase the wiring for sockets all the way up the wall rather than chase below and under the flooring, even if it means...
  33. JK-Electrical

    UK Five-bed £1.3m home for sale plastered in plug sockets leaves house hunters feeling ‘ill’

    :eek: WTF? Bizarre to say the least.
  34. J

    UK Do I need to change to an 18th edition board when rewiring a house?

    Hi We are having a complete rewire of our house and also new wiring to the two-story extension that is being built. The Sparky has said we need to change our board to a metal cased 18th edition board. Our board is only 7 years old and has plenty of headroom for adding more devices. See...
  35. A

    Rose circuit bedroom wiring mayhem, 3 blacks dosnt work!!!

    After purchace of three debanhams lights and sucessfull fitting of 2 the third has caused me some unrest due to an ensuite bathroom within the circuit. 1) Presented with three reds and three blacks i wired the three reds togther. Wire 2 blacks into a sucessfull bedroom switch leaving one...
  36. Jordansenior

    UK One light working in the whole house

    Hi, I tried to put a dimmer switch in. There was a little crackling and the light was flickering. I put the old light fighting back on and now the light I was working on is the only one that works in the whole house. I have checked the fuse box and all the other electric things are working...
  37. W

    What is this please its in the house i have just bought

    Can anyone please tell me what this Is? One wire runs a light, the other runs a forget extension, one looks to run to the box in the wall which I presume maybe earth, one is blank and it is all plugged into the wall. Can this just be unplugged,the box removed from the wall
  38. Pete999

    My Mums house had these jobbies

  39. S

    House has PV & batteries - how much to add extra battery?

    Hello. Sis has just looked at a house with a possible view to purchase. It has just had 30 PV panels fitted along with one battery, and this is used to run the fully electric CH 'wet' system. (This has only been installed for 1 month, so owners have little idea of how effective it is going to...
  40. JanCDav

    Purchased a house with PV

    Hi all I'm after a bit of advice I've recently purchased a house with a PV Array which was installed in 2015 and I have a copy of the MCS certificate. it is owned by me outright without any FIT connected to it. How can i maximise the utilisation of the electricity it generates as I really don't...
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