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  1. gazdkw82

    Linked main switch

    I'm just going through the schedule of inspections in preparation for my testing day tomorrow for my AM2. I'm stuck with "presence of a linked main switch" is that a switch that disconnects line and neutral? Or a switch that disconnects more than one pole? So, would a 3 pole (3 phase) isolator...
  2. happyhippydad

    Can radio linked smoke alarms be on different circuits, including a ring?

    I have just been to look at a job were the builder has started the first fix as I was unable to be there. He has forgotten to put in a cable to the heat detector in the kitchen, partly my responsibility as I should have reminded him more fully. My plan is to have it radio linked to the hallway...
  3. R

    does this count as a Main Linked Switch in a CU?

    does this count as a Main Linked Switch in a CU?
  4. sinistersnipe

    New home... domestic hot water linked to central heating?

    Hello, Moved into a new flat about 6 months ago, and now that the weather is getting warmer and we want to turn our heating off we've discovered a little hitch - it seems like domestic hot water and central heating aren't programmable separately. Specifically, if either the programmer or the...
  5. haptism

    Smoke/heat alarms, linked or not

    Ive been looking at Approved document B (Fire safety), cause im not sure if a smoke alarm in recent extension needs to be linked to a additional heat alarm in the existing adjacent kitchen. The new extension is adjacent to the old kitchen and no doors separate the two rooms. Approved document B...
  6. S

    Van Proximty Alarm

    Hi Guys, I've been looking for an alarm for my work van that will chirp out an audible alarm if someone walks up to it. I want to prevent someone trying to break in, rather than fit extra dead locks, etc... I need it to be: - separate to my standard alarm - on its own separate fob - I'll...
  7. Dan

    What Are Your Solar Pv's Generating?

    What are your solar PV's generating?
  8. D

    Domestic Light switch change advice

    Hi, I'm currently updating some light switches, I all one gang switches, two of which are two way, and the third is a one way switch. i have purchased some one gang intermediate switches, am I ok using these? As they are different to the switches I have at present..... The ones I have now have...
  9. L

    intruder alarm problems

    Hi I have been doing my first intruder alarm its a honywell accenta gen4 mini. I am only using 2x pir sensors 1 panic alarm, 1 key pad, and 1 sounder. The first pir is above the entry/exit door so I am not using any door contacts. once I set the system the pir's are picking up movement but not...
  10. yellowvanman

    Wireless switches

    Planning a re-wire of a very old thatched property. All lighting will be via 2A sockets (except bathrooms) and some of the walls are just wooden planks (building control are very protective about them) and it wouldn't look nice clipping cables on the surface to a switch on a surface pattress...
  11. S

    accenta intruder alarm problem

    Hi guys hope you can help me Have just swapped my old alarm panel for a shiny new accenta panel. Havingcarefully noted all wiring and swapping it from old to new . How disappointed was I when powering up nothing happened except the power LED on the front lit up !! No tones from the keys , no...
  12. D

    smoke alarms

    I'm in the process of pricing up a job wiring for a new annex added onto the side of an existing 3 bed house. I'll be installing interlinked smokes/heat alarms in annex but was unsure whether the existing property would need to be linked to these also? There will be an internal door that...
  13. C

    Immersion tripping RCD

    HIi guys, Had a call out to a property today and looking for a bit of advice. As stated the RCD trips whenever the immersion heater kicks in. I have disconnected the incoming cables and Insulation Resistance tested them and they come out >200MOhms which is all good. The element is a Theeta...
  14. F

    Smoke alarms

    I've always put smokes off local lighting circuit do in new builds the smokes have to be inter linked
  15. S

    aico optical smoke alarms, sensitivity, and hairdressers

    Hi fitted 3 radio linked smokes a few years back, one ionising in a communal hallway above two shops (these got radio linked, mains free optical AICO's, the expensive ones - mains free as wiring was shot at time so refused to connect anything to it!). Only option at time was the optical...
  16. infinity

    New mains smoke heads...

    Hi, got a job to put some lighting/ power into part loft conversion, Customer needs smoke head to be installed in loft and would like the one in the handing below to be changed for mains. Do the HAVE to be linked together? Ive not done much on fire alarm side unfortunately. I would like to...
  17. S

    PIR question

    First of all I'm not even sure if this needs to be marked down or not! I'm about to do a PIR on a friends property and whilst checking out another bit of work needing done I noticed that the main water service has just been bonded with a 10mm earth linked off the gas pipe and linked between all...
  18. M

    Smoke alarms

    Hi need some help. I have been asked to install interlinked smoke alarms on two floors plus a loft conversion.They require 3 alarms on each storey. In the past I have installed hard wire linked alarms in a single storey.I have also installed in another premises radio linked alarms.I have not...
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