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  1. C

    External junction boxes

    Quite like these,for various connections,hate the connectors inside though. Wondering would you use compression glands on entry for flexes or pierce through the sealing membrane../neoprene to seal/hold the cable.
  2. Gavin John Hyde

    Using a rubber glove as a junction box!

    Came across an old lighting cable on top some cupboard wall units. cable was live, wrapped in tape then stuffed in an old rubber glove! Got to love the things you find house bashing. I sent it in to professional electrician magazine for the caught on camera as it made me chuckle too! Anybody...
  3. R

    DIY Junction Box

    Hi everyone. I'm looking to replace the old light fixure in my conservatory that the previous owner had installed. After removing old light fixture, I don't have enough of the old electrical cabling to extend to new light fixture. So I'm thinking of using a junction box to extend the...
  4. Henry_

    Outdoor socket used as junction box

    Hi, I am currently building a new outbuilding in my garden to be used as an office which will end up having a reasonable amount of power usage (Heating, multiple computers, lighting and a few other bits and bobs) and I am looking at reusing a power feed that previously ran to a shed which was...
  5. Gavin John Hyde

    Old Junction box - How old?

    At a house today to install a new electric shower, When in the loft by the hatch I come across a metal box with wires coming and going, open it up and find this. Has a mix of very old wiring which surprisingly tests out okay on IR testing all >60 Mohms on the old metal braided sheathed cables...
  6. U

    Junction boxes too deep for wall

    Hi all, I have two 35mm deep junction boxes above two doors in our hall and the boxes protrude out from the wall. It's not a big deal but it does bug me. After investigation the boxes are screwed to a stud in the wall but the wall's are lathe and plaster and this is determining how deep the box...
  7. gazdkw82

    Ring floodlight cctv junction box

    I fitted one of the ring floodlight cameras to a 4" round junction box that I got from amazon around 8 months ago. Customer has phoned to say the bracket holding the junction box to the wall has snapped. Amazon don't offer this box anymore. Has anyone else found a 4" round waterproof junction...
  8. Fitzy

    Junction boxes, other than Wiska

    Hi guys As the title says, other than Wiska junction boxes, what are the alternative junction boxes you use that are of equal quality and price?
  9. D

    Domestic Choc Bloc - Suitable for extending cable to light fitting?

    Hi, I would like to move a light fitting and switch. The switch, about 20cm, the light fitting, about 60cm. I've been looking online and found a product call the choc bloc, would that be suitable for my needs? The cables are in the attic under the insulation material currently. Some previous...
  10. Spike1947

    Junction Boxes , boxing in !!

    Hi Have just been to see a old sand stone house ( about 100 years ) than my mate has bought , he has removed all the latted ceiling to revile the joists , and the wiring , now he wants box in the cabling about 1/4 of the way down the joists . Now the question is , there is a couple of junction...
  11. V

    Domestic Line junction boxes Where are they now ?

    Line junction boxes whatever happend to these ? I haven’t been here in a long time and used to love the simplicity of theses for certain areas and just wondered if they are still on the go ?
  12. 123

    Line Junction Boxes (aka Black Eggs, Hand Grenades)

    Did anyone ever find out what happened with the Line Junction Boxes? Was back at a job today where I did some work for the customer 2-3 years ago and spotted one of them. Great little product, loved them.
  13. W

    Junction Box For New Outside Lights

    I’ve installed several outside lights I need to make another cable join in a junction box and then fix it to the wall outside the problem I have is i’ve run out of the junction boxes I was using I do have a standard one the plan is to use the standard junction box I have in stock and insulate...
  14. A

    Lighting circuit junction box

    Hi guys I’m looking on carrying out a rewire in my property in the next coming weeks and I am currently sussing out the existing cable routes etc. I noticed both the upstairs and downstairs lighting circuits are fed from the consumer unit to a junction box. from this junction box there’s is a...
  15. S

    Powerline adapters across junction boxes

    Hello I found this thread whilst searching the internet for solutions to my problem: Network Powerline Adapters with Dual Split Consumer Unit - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/network-powerline-adapters-with-dual-split-consumer-unit.136153/ I read more of the forum and saw it...
  16. E

    .75mm flex used from junction box to downlights

    Hi Everyone. I'd really appreciate some advice. I have a little cafe which was all wired up by someone qualified. The issue is that someone put in a few 50w halogen bulbs and they didn't check the positioning of the wires after a ceiling skim. There had been no issues for over 4 years whilst...
  17. D

    Junction box- 3 core & earth conundrum

    Hello. Fingers crossed the attached file is view-able. I've never met this arrangement before, and I'm hoping some kind soul can explain to which terminal the loose black wire should be connected. Kind regards, Denise
  18. Paul Langham

    Wiring 2 lighting circuits using one 6 terminal junction box

    Hi there, my name is Paul and I'm currently studying towards a city and guilds level 2 electrical installation, we are currently on lighting circuits for our practical, we have been given a task to wire up 2 lighting circuits using a 6 terminal hager junction box, I'm ok with wiring one circuit...
  19. M

    2 spurs from a Junction Box....worried?

    Hi folks. I cut one of the cables on my ring circuit, attached the 2 now separate ends to a new 30a junction box, and then run 2 additional spurs from the same junction box, using 32a twin and earth, on the end of each of these new spurs is a twin plug socket with usb. I did the work with my...
  20. sham

    Why prices for different colour junction box

    Ordering some junction boxes and the white 30A is cheaper than the Black one. Why ?. They are same brand and both three way. https://www.screwfix.com/search?search=30A+Junction+box+
  21. G

    "Line products" junction enclosures

    Hi just wanted to know if there are many members who have used "Line Products" junction enclosures, as my mate colloquially calls them grenades, as they have a certain resemblance to a grenade shape. These are an excellent product to be used with wago, ideal, helicon connectors, I was hoping to...
  22. happyhippydad

    How to fit a junction box to a round metal pole?

    Evening all. I may have to fit a weatherproof junction box to a hollow, round metal pole. The junction box will be around 20-30cm from the ground and 2 x SWA will enter from the bottom (CW20). 1 x rubber flex will leave through the back of the JB into the pole and up to the top where the light...
  23. S

    Installing garden spike light

    Hi I’ve bought a 230v garden spike light from Screwfix, and it comes with 5 metres of HO5RN-F 3 core flex pre installed. There is already some garden lighting installed outside. I’d like to install it in the garden, but the flex would have to run along the ground for about 2 metres before it...
  24. T

    I can now do a junction "box" mf in 20 secs, switch loop and feed

    So, although as you know, I am not a tool tart I have invested in this little time saver. As you can see from the piccy you have two splitters and two switch JB and stripper (up to 2.5mm² T&E) but the jb only take 1mm/1.5mm². This is a wise investment not just a tool for a week and then gets...
  25. D

    Junction Box Instructions

    Found this under the floorboards of a house. Was wondering what year it was and if anyone remembers installing the Tenby R.M.1?
  26. K

    earthing a metal junction box?

    my father recently bought a house and it has an ancient consumer unit fitted, next to the unit is a metal junction box which all the cables pass into and they are joined what i assume is the original wiring, all i can assume is that the consumer unit has been moved over and so the wires have...
  27. S

    Bathroom junction box lighting

    Hi, im trying to fit spot lights in a bathroom.. the main is currently out of a wall with a small amount of cable on it, can I use block connector with black tape and sink it so I can extend the wire to run further from the bath? If not can I use an ip65 rated jb sitting about 170mm away from...
  28. K

    Advice on old style junction box for cooker - need to replace cooker, told box illegal?

    Hi everyone, there is an electrical cooker already in situ and still connected to this junction box. Have been told box is illegal. I have no idea why, box has been checked inside and is earthed. Can anyone tell me what the issue is please so that I know how to install the new cooker? Big thanks...
  29. B

    Casting Resin vs Encapsulating Resin for filling outdoor junction boxes

    I have a repair job coming up - a garden has had 240V lights fitted, with which the junction boxes have been filled with magic gel - they haven't been filled correctly and there are problems with the outdoor lights (the 240V doesn't help with the sensitivity to moisture). I have an idea that...
  30. D

    Outdoor Junction Box with wire from back

    Hello, I am looking for an outdoor junction box for a night flood light. Most boxes I see have openings from sides of the box only. I would like the junction box to be installed on top of the wire coming out from the wall and have one wire going out from the top to light. Any ideas which box...
  31. P

    Thoughts on maintenance free junction boxes?

    Hi guys, Are the maintenance free junction boxes any good? Thanks
  32. M

    Domestic Chase junction box in wall

    Hi Guys, I'm tweaking the layout to my garage and I'd like to put a cabinet against the wall right where my conservatory sockets are fed from. Due to this I need to recess a junction. I had planned to mount an adaptable box in the wall and chase a channel out for some conduit, however I'm not...
  33. R

    Outdoor lighting - no waterproof junction boxes

    Hi, could someone please let me know whether the attached pictures is safe for step lighting? From what I can see, the contractor has cut away the insulation from the cabling that was suplied by the manufacturer and used standard junction boxes wrapped with electrical tape. This doesn't feel...
  34. G

    Push fit junction box

    Hi all, Was just wondering what you guys and girls use as junction boxes for installing downlights. I have used wago lightbox's along with Scolmore click connector blocks but was hoping there was something that kinda combined the two. I love the 2 part design of the Scolmore but hate the screw...
  35. JK-Electrical

    Quickwire Prewired Junction Box

    I was kindly given a sample box containing twenty of these Quickwire pre-wired junction boxes by the manufacturer for me to install and assess on-site. I have to say that I was most impressed by the ease and quickness of installation. I'll certainly be using them again. Has anyone else tried...
  36. J

    Should I call an electrician (novice and broken junction box)?

    I moved into a new house today and whilst moving the sofa I broke the blanking plate off what I think is a junction box near the electric meter (it has two wires in one way and one the other way). I'm tempted to have a go at it myself or even just superglue it back on as it is just the box that...
  37. L

    Outdoor junction box for armoured cable

    Hello all, Got a bit of a situation with my new garage, I've got a 2.5mm cable coming out of the house consumer unit for supplying mains to the garage, there is an armoured cable inside a conduit that goes underground and comes out in the garage. Inside the garage, it goes into its own consumer...
  38. Spike1947

    Domestic Sealing Junction Boxes with Silicone !

    Hi I have a couple of 30A JB in a garage that I have had to replace because some crappy ones from Screwfix were fitted awile back and they were showing some signs of corrosion products on the Terminals (coated steel) should be banned !!!! . Ive changed them out , now I am wanting to seal them...
  39. L

    Wagos vs Crimps vs junction boxes?

    Whats your thoughts on Wago's? Always preferred a JB or crimps myself. Wago's just don't seem right to me. There a lot quicker but don't seem so secure. Whats your guys thoughts?
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