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  1. D

    1 day re-wire....

  2. Marcus Vaughan

    How Old is Copper Clad Aluminium etc

    Hi All, I'm part way through testing an empty old house with all sorts of older wiring and a 3036 board in order to work out whats needed. First circuit is copper clad aluminium ring final. I measured one of the strands and have it as 7/036. Question - am I wrong to assume is imperial? I do...
  3. P

    Commercial Dating old Bill switch fuses

    Testing a set of offices today and each floor is fed from the switch fuses (?) in the basement. There is a separate set of fuses for each floor in a Ryefield board but I am trying to date the overall installation. The switch fuses are as shown and I suspect contain asbestos - and before anyone...
  4. bigspark17

    Retrofit solution to solar powering an old large lampost

    Could anyone recommend a set up i could use to power an old lampost using pv panel, charge controller, battery and BC led. The system would require some sort of dusk till dawn sensor or timer. The lampost is in a very unaccessible location and cabling it underground is out of the question. Could...
  5. J

    old solar panel

    hello! I have been given and old solar panel and I want to use it to charge up my leisure battery while I'm away in the van. I have no idea about what connections or cable I need for it. Any advice would be great.
  6. haptism

    Are modern storage heaters more efficient than old ones

    Would a brand new storage heater would be any more efficient than an older (circa 1970's) model ? I have not looked at any to compare as yet, but as they both heat up concrete blocks cant really see much difference tbh, anyone know ?
  7. L

    Strange or old

    In my house the lighting circuit is made up of One live and earth in same sheathing. Then 2 separate neutrals. I haven’t seen this arrangement before and I’m wondering what this is.
  8. J

    Old Wyler rewire able board with extra 45a fuse

    Hi all , someone was on the lookout for one of these the other day but I can’t find the thread. I’m removing a mint condition one next week so they are welcome to it if u can find them ?? Help
  9. X

    Domestic Using an old 32A shower circuit for new sockets.

    Nearly fifteen years ago I moved a bathroom in our house, and repurposed the 32A electrical shower circuit to power a pair of double sockets - which then had multiway adaptors powering all my office hardware (i.e. low overall power). Not exactly complex or risky at the time, and the MCB has...
  10. coolsparx

    Old Crabtree Starbeaker MCB Compatibility

    Does anyone know if the current Crabtree 61/B32 Starbreaker 32A SP 6kA Type B MCB will fit the old board pictured?
  11. Lucien Nunes

    What kind of motor is this?

    Interesting old machine still in use. I've talked about similar motors before but not this type AFAIK. To the trained eye, the shape of this one is a giveaway, from which you can identify its maker and the technology it uses, and probably say something about the available electrical supply. In...
  12. EalingBadger

    The hoary old topic of PME, TN-C-S and earthing rods (not TT)

    Somewhere along the line I picked up a suggestion from a forum posting or two that the DNO does not like you to connect an earthing rod to his "earth" - even though it is effectively just creating yet another, local to your installation, earthing point for the multiple ones already assumed to...
  13. B

    When did I get this old, there’s been a mistake?

    Now, I’m only 41 but I just went back on the tools properly last year after 4 years in an office and 9 years before that where I was a supervisor so my time actually fixing stuff was limited. For the first time in a very long time yesterday I was personally responsible for a fairly big repair...
  14. G

    Old git still training

    Hi guys hope everyone is good Wonder if anyone can offer any advice on the 7232 course if use done the course or any advice about it please ? I've got a reasonable amount of experience and can carry out majority of testing and done electrical work for several years of which I normally have...
  15. R

    Testing an Old motor for restoration ?

    I have acquired an old British Thompson Houston 1/3 HP BKS 2410 single phase motor on a pillar drill, it needs new bearings before I can test run it, my question is can I use a multi meter to check the windings and find out if its a go-er at this stage and worth restoring ? If so how ?
  16. G

    The old one still learning

    Hi guys me again still learning at 54. Just doing some testing at home to get my head around things Testing end to end of rfc and getting different readings on end to end of phase and end to end of neutrals. Am I correct to be thinking a bad connection on an outlet somewhere as rfc wired in...
  17. Gavin John Hyde

    Using old cable that has been sleeved

    I have 3 rolls of 1omm twin and earth in old colours, 3 50m rolls to be exact unopened still shrink wrapped. Been lurking in the garage for some time now and having sorted out am unsure what to do. Is there a regulation actually saying the cable can not be used if it has been adequately sleeved...
  18. The Flyinhos

    Old IEE / IET Regs guides wanted 15th 16th

    Hi gals n guys I'm looking for some old copies of regs, namely 15th and early 16th. Others will be considered. If anyone has any and wouldn't mind parting with them would be appreciated. Already have 16th Am2, 17th & Am 1/2/3, 18th. Regards Flyinhos
  19. G

    LED tube from old light

    HI all, have the following light i asked someone to get me when ripping out a room, looks like there was a emergency pack and capacitor etc in a box above the ceiling. so want to Put a LED tube in the fitting but cant seem to find the right one here are some piccy's, tube length is 114mm can...
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