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    UK Hand dryer install

    I have hand dryers to install Can these be spurred off a ring main circuit Or do they have to have dedicated circuits They are 10A units and the ring main only supply computers radios so nothing with a heavy load.
  2. A

    Looking to install Schuko power outlet in my Spanish home

    Hey guys, I’m new to the forum and mainly here to seek help on something that is probably basic to most. I have been replacing most of the in my home and it was mainly just 2 blue wires for an outlet. Basically I’ve noticed a few hubcaps around my house with wires inside them, but there are...
  3. R

    Industrial DB’s in a domestic install

    Hi all, Im after a little advice. Got an install with a house attached to a large double 2 story garage. Garage has a Schneider Acti9 DB in for tools, sockets and lights. Wired to the main house DB with 10mm SWA. The garage has various tools with VFD’s that will trip a standard RCD. Garage...
  4. P

    UK Cooker hood

    I've got a cooker hood extractor, it only has a live and neutral cable, I've only got a single socket to install it. Can I put a 13A plug on the end of it?
  5. M

    phase rotation incorrect at origin of install .

    Hi all, What are your views on phase rotation. Whilst doing an eicr for a customer's premises I found that the phase rotation at the origin was anti clockwise . the eicr form is asking for verification of phase sequences , which there is although anticlockwise . What would you do there in the...
  6. S

    Possible cause for light switches no longer turning on after smart dimmer install?

    I installed a smart dimmer switch in my dining room, which worked fine. The next day, I installed the same type of switch in my kitchen. Not only did it not power on, I noticed that the light switch in the dining room no longer turns on, and that the light switch in my foyer no longer works...
  7. C

    Vokera linea 24 Nest install

    Hi all, I have a Nest stat, heatlink mounted and has a 4 way & earth connected with a separate 2 way connected. 2 way to go to wall stat T1 & T2 12v from the heatlink. Earth to earth Heatlink L to L on boiler Heatlink N to N on boiler Question is 2 & 3 on heatlink ( i think are supposed to...
  8. T

    Date of install of Square D split load board

    Hi all and everyone, Newb poster to the site here, So hope I’m not asking a question that’s already been answered. Went to a job this week to survey for a consumer unit upgrade, and The current consumer unit (board) And all the fixed wiring were installed at the same time. (So says the...
  9. D

    UK DIY - Install Cat6 through rigid insulation glued to Drywall

    I'm looking to data points for Cat6 in a couple rooms through out my house. Plan is Patch Panel, though brushed panel, through eaves, terminating in a gang faceplate. I've got easy access to eaves so getting the cables from one wall to another should be easy enough. The walls are...
  10. C

    Tray & basket install

    Been helping on site with a couple of electricians,nice job really,but why use cable tray,surely basket is the way.
  11. J

    Nest (Gen 1) Install - Wiring Help

    Hello! I'm new so go easy! I have a Nest module (Gen 1) that I want to use to replace a Schneider Electric Thermostat TC303-3A2. I'm just not sure if: A - The Nest is even compatible with my current Air Conditioning system B - The wiring pictured below can be modified safely to host a Nest...
  12. C

    Solar Panels DIY Solar Install

    Just wondering if anybody has done a DIY solar install? Not too worried about the export guarantee payments, and part P will be covered by a property rewire. But I’ve read about needing to do building notification for the structural element? Has anybody had any experience doing this? thanks
  13. P

    CT panel install - who’s responsibility

    Hi, just started a brand new install, the building has 160a 3phase service head. Waiting for meter install but N power are requesting CT panel photos and also pictures of main switch. Last job I did from scratch had a 250a 3phase supply and Northern power supplied and fitted the CT panel which...
  14. E

    8.5kw shower install

    Got called out to a shower tripping which has been recently installed by another spark. 8.5kw shower newly installed on existing 6mm2LSF cable not longer than 10m from single phase DB. Protected by a 40A RCBO Type B (shower current Calculated at 36.95A @ 230v) when clamped shower was pulling...
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    UK zanussi 5.5kw hob install

    Hi merry christmas : zanussi hob Zee6942fxb 5.5kw customer bought as a plugin asked if I would install looking through the Installation book did not say one or other being told this she purchased 2.5 TE heat resistant cable and 13amp plug to start cable to large for plug so looking for the safe...
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    What kind of Electric Shower install is possible with my existing consumer unit?

    Hi I am moving into a ground floor flat and would like to have a new electric shower installed above an existing bath tub, unfortunately due to low pressure from the hot water tank a plumber has advised a mixer shower is not an option and neither is a pump. I am rather new to all this sort of...
  17. C

    C Type MCB’s in domestic install.

    Recently completed a new install on an outbuilding using C type MCB’s to supply a lighting circuit for LED spotlights and soffit lights, some existing external decking lights etc and power for 5 sockets using C type MCB’s. A few weeks have passed since I have tested and signed off the job the...
  18. L

    Install new light fittings (two on same switch)

    I’m trying to fit new ceiling lights in my living room that operate on the same switch. There are two sets of cables coming out of the ceiling for the first light fitting (I assume one from the switch and one from the other light). The new light fitting looks like this. Please can you tell me...
  19. D

    Install Light Dimmer

    Hello, I am okay with DIY Canadian Electrical but not Australian. I am trying to install a dimmer in my bedroom. The powerpoint has a ceiling fan control and a switch for the current LED lights. The dimmer I am looking to install for the light has two wires off the back and looking to learn...
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    Can't install smart meter due to not enough space

    Hi recently moved into a house that has solar panels installed and Tesla power wall 2. It would appear some of the equipment is installed in the external meter box. E.on are not able to install smart meter due to not enough space. As the meter is alot bigger that old metet I would like to get...
  21. P

    Install downlights - No CPC

    I have been asked to give a quote to install some downlights in a kitchen, but there is no cpc in the light circuit. I appreciate the response by some is the world would end if I did that, but the circuit is RCD protected and the last IR readings on the ciruit were good when the board was...
  22. bigspark17

    Ec7 meter install DNO

    Just had a customer been refused by dno to change to an ec7 meter/tariff they said they dont do it. Is this right? Cant see how this can be the case?
  23. J

    Outside lighting

    I have 1 external light in my garden and would like to install 5 more, what’s steps would I need to take to do this? Could I spur off my existing light? Would I need junction boxes for each light?
  24. J

    electrical back box install in a kitchen cabinet

    Hello Can please someone tell me if that (see pictures) is safe to do? That will be for the electrical hub. Thank you
  25. K

    Non-standard install advice

    Hello, I am currently in the process of trying to get a charging point fitted to a detached double garage and it is proving to be a bit of nightmare. The existing wiring can only support 16amp and there is also a powered roller shutter door so the one EV charge point installer that has been...
  26. C

    Not So Simple Timer Install Question(s)

    So I am needing some assistance, and hope someone here can help me out. I will do my best to explain what I have and what I am wanting to do. I have a water pump (to my well) which comes on when pressures in my holding tank reach a certain level, that is pretty simple. In addition to this, I...
  27. J

    Smart meter install failed

    I had arranged for a Smart Meter to be installed today. It would not fit due to the size of the isolation switch currently fitted. See photo of the inside of the meter box located outside. Is it necessary to fit such a large fused isolation switch? The SWA cable at the bottom runs to a consumer...
  28. L

    Where to install 32a socket

    I need to install a 32a single phase socket next to a water outlet. I am thinking of putting it roughly 2 foot above and a foot to the left of the outlet. I haven’t got access to my regs to can’t check if this is enough distance? Any help appreciated. Lewis
  29. Z

    Trainee Ring doorbell pro install

    Just trying to research installing the ring doorbell pro. There's a vid on youtube of someone installing it. My question is the way he installed it was it okay? how would you do it? I found some micro trunking for the doorbell wire, but it's pretty expensive, what would you use? Here's the vid:
  30. S

    Hot tub install

    Hey guys This may have being touched on before. I have got to install a 32amp Hot tub for a customer. The installation is a dual RCD board TNCS All bonding in place. I am going to install a 6mm 3core armoured surface cleated to garage wall and the hot tub will be installed behind the garage...
  31. J

    Quality new install

    Fed up with finding rubbish like this in new builds. By a NICEIC Approved Contractor
  32. Hellengeek

    Domestic How to install external wiring for AC ducts

    Hi all i am trying to install AC in my house but i want to supply the power directly from the main supply. but i don't know how to connect the AC breaker with my main switchboard.
  33. B

    Crabtree starbreaker (shower install)

    So further on from my last post regarding shower, not been there yet, it’s for my nan, these star breakers as you can see in picture, the RCD protecting 4 circuits, to protect the shower can I just take the 40A out already and move everything over 1 including RCD I’m sure there the ones that...
  34. 0

    Domestic New exposed brick wall

    Hi, We are in the middle of building our kitchen extension, we have decided to have an exposed internal brick wall constructed as we have some excellent brick spare. The external block wall is up and before we put up the internal brick wall we were going to install the cables for...
  35. PJH2903

    Domestic Recording SPD install on EIC

    Going to be doing my first SPD board next week, single module SPD and 32 amp MCB before the RCD protected circuits. Can I ask how and where you are recording these on the EIC? I would probably record the mcb as a circuit as usual labeled spd but unsure what I need to record about the actual spd...
  36. J

    Domestic install 10 electric shower (8.5kw) in one hotel

    Hi i would like to know if is possible to install 10 electric shower (8.5kw) in one hotel if is possible what changes do I have to make to the general electrical distribution board Thank you
  37. M

    Critical Feedback recent Consumer unit install Please.

    Hi, I would like to know how I could improve on this board. All opinions welcome.
  38. R

    Electrical Install in a Small Office Building

    Morning all, I'm new to the forum but just after some advice. I've been asked to price for an install on a small Office (12 desks over 3 floors of a 150 old building). Its for a firm i've done electrical work for for years so i'm happy to take it on. Its been a while since I did an office...
  39. I

    Refused to install metal light fitting

    Today I had a quick job on the way home which was swap a pendant for. Fancy light fitting , but when I removed the pendant there was a pre 1966 2core twin cable And a separate 2.5 single earth cable fairly new , it looks like someone has gone around every light with the earth from the board to...
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