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    Loft light from Boiler FCU

    Hi all, I’ve recently had my boiler moved from the kitchen to the airing cupboard upstairs. (Changed to combi) Prior to this the hot water tank was in the airing cupboard which was being powered from its own circuit on the consumer unit. There was a shower pump powered from an FCU running from...
  2. E

    Replace existing 4 inch centrifugal extractor fan in loft

    Hi my 4 inch centrifugal extractor fan in the loft has stopped working. Looking at doing a like for like replacement, but am confused with existing wiring vs wiring on the new unit and where the current wires would fit into the new unit. I've attached the current wiring set up for the broken...
  3. J

    Fitting sockets in loft

    Afternoon:) Could anyone tell me the best way to get socket mains into the loft , would it be taking the ring main from the bedroom below? Thanks
  4. S

    Car Charger 6mm SWA cable Query - Loft Insulation

    Hi We recently had an 7kW EV charger installed. Due to the consumer unit being situation within the kitchen of our bungalow, the cable needed to be routed across the loft in order to end up next to the drive, The contract was with a well known brand, who has sub-contracted out the...
  5. C

    Assistance re light junction box in loft

    Hi, I recently saw a post on Screwfix forum, but it has not been answered and because I have used the same set up would like to check that everything is ok. Please see below for outline: On installing a new light a few months ago, I made a ceiling rose in the loft using the box and connectors...
  6. westward10

    The dark loft.

    I rewired my loft three or four years ago fitting two twin 58w fluorescents. Been up and down getting Christmas stuff down, about the third time there was a pop from one of the fittings and it stopped working. Back up there today and a bigger pop from the other which took the breaker out now I...
  7. T

    Ring final routing in loft conversion

    Good evening All. Maintenance electrician here moving into domestic installations. What I'm still struggling with is the ring finals routing, especially in loft conversions. I am wiring one at the moment. Can you please have a look at the diagram below. Apologies it's very basic and rooms are...
  8. S

    Permagard loft ventilation:anybody heard of it?

    A customer is thinking of having this system installed,where to quote the blurb"fresh air is drawn in from outside into your loft and delivered throughout your house from a concealed location in your loft space.The units have a number of speeds depending on how many rooms you have."A unit with...
  9. T

    Running ring final cables in loft eaves

    Hi All. I am wiring a loft conversion and want to avoid covering cables in the insulation. I can clip the cables to the studs on the other side of the wall in the zone parallel to the socket outlets. Is this sensible thing to do or would you rather run in the holes through the joists and apply...
  10. P

    No power in the loft

    Hi I am about to have a loft aerial fitted in my loft, via BT, as I did not realise that BT requires one for its BT TV service to get normal / freeview channels. The house is only four years old and every room has a tv point fitted and the tv cables all meet in the loft, but are currently not...
  11. G

    UK Conduit and loft insulation?

    Hi, Iam replacing my loft insulation to a thickness of 270mm, putting 100mm between the joists and then 270 over the top, then flooring it. I’m Putting 175mm loft legs on top of the joists which are 130mm which should give a slight air gap. My question is there is 20mm metal conduit running...
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    Loft conversion advice

    Hello everyone, let me begin by stating I am a homeowner after some advice and will in no way be attempting any electrical work my self. We are considering having our loft converted into a bedroom with en suite bathroom. I would like some advice so when I am getting quotes I can make sure I am...
  13. NellyManjaro

    Smoke alarm in loft but not a loft

    Full rewire job.... Full rewire on fully refurbished and decorated property... Loft has been converted to a room but not heated but is no way classed as a habitble room as building control have clearly stated due to numerous reasons including height being about 5ft at the highest point and the...
  14. B

    Loft conversion Smoke detection

    Hi all, as most people will be aware the building regulations on fire protection for loft conversions are pretty strict. The situation I have on a couple of loft conversions is this. buliding inspector now requires fire doors on all doors leading onto escape route or smoke detection in ALL...
  15. E

    Loft conversion help?

    Looking at wiring a loft conversion , it’s a large loft and there will be a bathroom a bedroom and a walk in wardrobe , The sockets are wired from the loft but are in conduit to a junction box (have only located one junction box just now) I plan on taking my cables for sockets and lights to the...
  16. D

    Bathroom spotlights. loft condensation

    HI we have six spotlights in our bathroom, I went up in the loft today and noticed a lot of condensation on the roof felt i also lifted a couple of the floor boards ( chip board type ) to find them soaked with condensation which appears to be going up into the loft through the spotlights, are...
  17. C

    Connecting 2 Nest cameras to loft plug, possibly lighting circuit

    I have 2 Google Nest Outdoor cameras that I’d like to mount front and back under the eaves and power from the loft. Their power details: “Plugs into a standard household power outlet AC adapter input: 100–240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.2AAC adapter output: 5V DC, 1.4A” This house is a rental, so no...
  18. F

    Burned out loft wiring and overload?

    I could use some help and advice for this setup in a new house. No clue about electrics.. just want to identify if this is safe or a bodge job (I didn't do it). The loft has been converted and has the wiring as follows... It's at the end of wire, which I believe is called a 'spur'. Wire up from...
  19. B

    Recommendation for loft PIV

    Hi, I've had a little search on the forum but can't find anything on this. Basically, live in an old cottage and suffer from some damp and condensation through the winter (property has double glazing). Going to try a positive input ventilation unit in the loft- does anyone have recommendations...
  20. S

    Double Pole Switch for Loft Light

    Hi looking for some expert advice on the following . Am in the process of fitting light in my loft. I have spured off the last light on the end of the radial light circuit using 1mm twin & earth. I would usually utalise a single pole 1 gang switch to switch the live. I believe this is standard...
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