1. D

    Ground connection in house

    Hello, I live in Mauritius (mostly British standard) and I am trying to understand what the electrician did at my home and i think he misunderstood what i wanted him to do. I just need some advice to better comprehend the situation and what i should ask the electrician to do next time to fix...
  2. peter le grand

    Issues and solutions in my house

    I am living in the north of Thailand outside of the big city. That means in the rainy season we have multiple times per week power outages. Originally, I had a solar system / battery (14kwh) setup and grid. The system is kind of separate as I have in the house everywhere for example 2 sets of...
  3. S

    Wiring inside house wall

    I removed my baseboard electrical heaters (1981 installed) due to finishing off the room. When I had a new AC ductwork installed they changed the wires for some reason?(1988) so the wires to the heates are live but they removed the heater control from wall. Now, years later I am wondering what I...
  4. J

    Safely heating a very small well house

    I'm in Raleigh, North Carolina and have a well for my house's water supply. For some reason, pitless adapters, which allow all piping to be run from the well to the house below frost line, are not allowed so I have piping emerging from the top of my well seal, which is exposed to the ambient...
  5. Trevreg

    Correct earthing method for house?

    See attached photo of my new 3 phase supply at my house. Tails supply a Schneider 3ph board. Sparky is in two minds about the correct earthing method as the powergrid haven't supplied an earth. What's the correct method?
  6. gergex

    Losing power to whole house, not tripping circuit breaker?

    Hi, recently moved into 30 year old home. We were renovating it for a few months and didn't notice this issue. 3-4 times over last month the power has gone out to the entire home, without flipping any circuits. When we've been home for it (twice) it has only lasted a few seconds. I'm yet to ask...
  7. T

    House water pump keeps needing a reset

    Hi. I have a single phase water pump which supplies our house. It frequently cuts out and needs to be reset (on pump itself). Because of our location (rural Spain) I suspect it is erratic voltage supply. Is there a power regulator I can use in between pump & outlet to overcome this?
  8. HappyHippyDad

    Lights suddenly get brighter in house

    I was at a customers house changing a socket and they asked me a question about their lights. Some of the lights in the house suddenly get brighter and then go back to normal. This happens a few times every week. Not all the lights in the house do it, only the LED downlights and only the ones...
  9. A

    Live ground wire throughout the house

    I have a live ground throughout the house. Is this dangerous and what are the possible causes? Thank you for your time.
  10. gazisthebest

    What is this box in my house

    I have a box in my bedroom, it's next to the mains which leads outside, u side there are green grounding wires, basically green wires, and there's a big metal plate. I keep getting shocks in my bedroom
  11. J

    Fault with trouser press or house?

    Hi I have a Corby 7700 trouser press it is a 220w model, 3 years 10 month old. On Friday it stopped working, so I took it to the garage ready for the tip. This morning I plugged it in, and it worked. I then Tried it in every socket in the house and nothing, the house has 4 circuits, a...
  12. trey0471

    Possessed house (Electrical flickering/strobing)

    We are having issues with our electrical system. In the garage, dining room, kitchen, one of two bathrooms, master bedroom and the front yard light post the lights and all electrical sockets will go all out Poltergeist on us. Lots of flashing, strobing and very few instances of total power loss...
  13. J

    Rewiring House France

    All sockets wired radial, 2.5mm, lighting 1.5mm. Question 1. Is it ok to have two radials on one CB? No more than 4 outlets on each radial. Question 2. Is it ok to split a DIN rail on consumer unit into two ie, two RCCB on each row with correct labelling.
  14. B

    Potential house purchase - current electrics setup and future plans

    Hi, I'm interested in a house built around the 1980's in Northern Ireland. I took a few photos of the consumer unit etc. which is situated in the garage. The house has a a double electric oven, 2 electric showers, an immersion water heater as well as all our usual electrical sockets spread...
  15. G

    power from kiosk to house

    Hi I have a customer who has a kiosk with 100 amp cut out fuse supplied from UK power, he needs to bring the power 178 meters to his house, He has asked the question if he puts in more kiosks with 100amp switch fuse in then out can he use 25mm SWA as long as there is no volt drop between 1st...
  16. N

    Power to summer house

    Hi all, I recently moved to an older property that had a run down garage. We had this removed and a summer house put up in its place. The old garage had a supply run from the main CU on a 15a circuit. It looks to be run in 2.5mm 2 core SWA. It’s roughly 15m in length from the house CU to the...
  17. RobsRepairs

    Thanks for the welcome .. encountered improper house wiring several times when repairing stairlifts

    This is a great forum! Am a stairlift, electric scooter, electric wheelchair, repair guy. Also fix broken parts. Also use electricity to multiply tree growth and fruit production. Also use currects for my health e.g. heal myself as Dr. Tennant teaches. Also use electrolysis to make my own...
  18. E

    Burying fiber in flexible conduit from house to garage

    Hello, I am burying a fiber optic cable so I have internet in my garage. I have purchased the following flexible conduit to run the fiber optic cable inside: Diameter of the Kabuflex 40 mm. *Inner diameter: 32 mm...
  19. B

    Buying a new house - is this too much for a domestic supply?

    Evening, I’ve just put an offer on a house without thinking too much of the electrics. It currently has 2 electric showers and an electric oven. If we buy it I’d like 2 x 16A commando sockets installed in the garage so I can run my air compressor (2.2kW) and MIG welder. I calculated that the...
  20. T

    Flickering power to half the house

    Hello everyone! I'll start by saying an electrician is going to be called on this one, but I'm so curious as to what might be going on I just wanted to pick some brains. About 6 months ago, we started getting a little flicker in the all the lights in the house. Nothing big, and didn't think much...


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