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  1. J

    Can't install Pushmatic breaker

    I am having difficulty installing a Pushmatic twin 15 amp circuit breaker, part number P1515. The breaker has a tab on the back which bumps into the panel opening preventing insertion of the breaker. I wondering: 1) what is the purpose of the tab? 2) should I not try to use the breaker? and...
  2. C

    Can you help me install a fixture using a screw terminal block?

    I have never installed a fixture that uses a screw terminal block before and could use some guidance. Since the earth wire is connected to I screw the grounding wire in the same terminal and then connect the blue wire to the white and the brown to the black?
  3. S

    How to install downlights in this room

    Hi all, Getting the utility room redone at this project house and the misses is absolutely adamant she wants downlights. Couple of reasons for this, firstly better light spread across the room since its long and narrow, secondly ceiling is very low (only around 2m) so I actually hit the existing...
  4. littlespark

    Overheating EV install

    Had a call from a parent of one of my daughters friends… ” Do you do electric car charge points” “Well, no. Not installation, but I can diagnose faults…. Tell you what’s needed. “ “I’ve already phoned the supplier. Not interested. 3 weeks out of the warranty period. “ So here’s the charge...
  5. O

    Advice on new home EV charge point install.

    Hi all, New ill ( not used yet) of 7.5kw EV charge point. New house consumer unit fitted 6months ago and fitted with 16mm tails as the main fuse was 80amp. Electric company then come to visit to see if the...
  6. bananamonkey

    Troubleshooting Smart Switch Install

    Hello! I'm installing an Aqara smart light switch (with neutral) but nothing is powering on after getting everything wired up. I've attached pictures of the original switch (working) and the smart switch (not working). I've confirmed power was restored at the panel and voltage tester confirms...
  7. G

    Can LSF and grey household T&E be mixed together in a install

    As the question above states can I mix white LSF and standard grey domestic twin and earth together in a new installation. The property is a domestic property being rewired so wouldn’t be any need for the lsf I just have a few drums of 1.5mm on the van and thought of using them instead of...
  8. C

    How to install wiring for recessed lights?

    Hello, I have installed 6 recessed lights in my living room as well as wall boxes. I’m now at a point where to need to run the wiring. I plan to tap in to a 15 amp circuit that’s tied to my master bedroom lighting. I would have a junction box in the attic to split the power. I want these...
  9. W

    What cert is best for a new spd install?

    Brand new spd installed new tails, saying minor works is ok, I don’t believe so as tails are coming from metering supply via Henley blocks
  10. S

    Install smart switch to radiator

    Ahead of the UK winter I plan to replace the fused switches connecting to the radiators with smart switches. The original fused switches look like this: When I source the smart switches, I find that I have options of: (A) Internal devices to be tucked inside the back box (such as below). I...
  11. P

    New Zealand New heat pump install

    When a new heat pump is installed in an existing residential house. Does it have to be on a separate circuit with new mcb, according to recent regulations ASNZS 3000:2018. What about RCD as well.
  12. H

    How far from the house can I install a 7kw EV charger? Would 40m be possible?

    How far from the house can I install a 7kw EV charger? Would 40m be possible?
  13. L

    Do i need to install a DC isolator if theres already one provided on the hybrid inverter?

    Hi, I have nearly finished installing my first solar system for my brother in law. havent installed a DC isolator on the string lines (none in stock locally and didnt order ahead). The sofar inverter he bought has a rotary isolator fitted already. Can I label that isolator and be compliant...
  14. S

    Large electrical ufh install

    Hi all any advice welcome. Long story but at the last moment I have been asked to advise on the possibility of installing electric ufh in a large yoga room as bums are cold on the floor. Room is 90sqm but my thinking for easy install supplier does 12sqm mats so perimeter left out that is 2x...
  15. D

    Install LV Network Switch and Patch panel in outdoor non IP rated enclosure

    Grateful for a kick in the right direction on the following: a telecomms engineer stated out that an outdoor metal cabinet (earthed & bonded) was an unsuitable enclosure for a network switch and patch panel to be installed into, as it was not IP rated. As it happened, the size of the cabinet...
  16. V

    230v install into a caravan

    I've been given a really interesting job to do, and that's to retrofit a vintage caravan with 230v. Another company is doing the renovation work, I'm just tasked with the electrical work. Now, there's a lot in section 7 of BS7671 to do with caravans, but it is vague on the earthing. My...
  17. I

    Can I Install Subpanel From Here

    So I have this mess here in the picture. I have never seen a meter like this and don't know why the buss for spare breakers are before the the disconnect breaker. This is in a mobile home I just bought and the 2 breakers that someone put in, go to an outlet and the 30a 240v goes to a water...
  18. K

    Ideas on how to install SELV LED on wireless switch?

    Hi everyone I am going to install LED lightstrips in the garden which would be on the SELV and obviously it needs to be installed using stepping down transformer however the lights needs to be on wireless switch technology which would require another transformer to feed the stepdown...
  19. J

    Whole House Backup Generator Install

    Getting ready to install a 22KW Generac on my home and just had a question to clear up. I have 400A service running to two 200A main panels. I will be installing two 200A transfer switches, mainly because I had 1 already and the 400A is like $2900.00 vs $700.00 for another 200A one. I know that...
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