Aico 3000 Range
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members


  1. M

    Outdoor pir lights

    I have one outdoor light with a pir, can I just add another pir light to the same switch and run the cable to that one ?
  2. R

    Outdoor t&e - EICR fault code?

    Hi all The subject says it all - there's a lot of outside exposed clipped t&e out there with all the attendant physical protection and UV issues. Question is - should it have a fault code on a report? I guess it would be a C3 at most, but should it feature at all? Cheers
  3. Pinners27

    fused spur to garage and outdoor socket

    i had an electrician out and they fitted a switched fused spur on to an existing double gang socket in my kitchen to run power out to my garage. At a later date another electrician then ran another outdoor socket off of the double gang socket. I'm now having some new patio doors installed and...
  4. M

    Outdoor Receptacles not working

    Bought this house in August 2019. Home inspector noted that the outdoor receptacles are connected to the GFI in one of the bathrooms. Not ideal, but both were working at the time. Over the winter, I replaced every receptacle and light switch in my home. It is legal in my town for the home owner...
  5. T

    Another outdoor power thread... seems the time for it!

    As usual – I preface this with the fact that I will be engaging the work of an electrician to do this.. however, I like to get my head around the works beforehand. This will NOT be a DIY job – I’m nowhere near skilled enough to contemplate such a thing… but with that caveat in mind – humour me...
  6. M

    UK Advice on outdoor circuit please

    Hi All, Appreciate some advice on an outdoor socket and lighting circuit please. I currently have an outdoor socket on my house, that i believe to be a spur from a 32A ring. I would like to extend this out to decking for some lights and sockets, and onward to a shed for a couple of lights and...
  7. O

    Outdoor Outlet Placement/Install

    Hello, We are making changes to our backyard and needed to move an existing 2 gang outlet. We have existing outlet at the other end of the yard. We are wiring the existing outlet to the 2 gang outlet, but need help on where to mount the 2 gang. As you can see from the attached pictures, we...
  8. G

    Outdoor Circuit?

    Firstly, please excuse the volume of posts. I’m finally getting round to all the jobs I’ve been promising the wife for in some cases years. i purchased a Knightsbridge IP663g outdoor switching box with the idea to run 2 small lighting circuits in my Bbq area approx 15 m from the house. The...
  9. J

    outdoor light cable

    Hi i had an seperate circuit put around the house for outside wall lights with its own mcb. I told him where i wanted to eventually fit the lights (wall lanterns around 3 meter of ground level) he drilled the holes for the cable to pass through to the outside on each light location and also ran...
  10. naylorpd

    Connector for outdoor floodlight

    I have some outdoor floodlights at home in Azerbaijan, which need replacing. The way they are connected is in the photos - cable through the stone base then up into a waterproof box through a gland. The problem is that the newer model floodlights that I can buy have much shorter cables -...
  11. M

    Installing outdoor socket

    Hi My aim is to have an outdoor socket sited near a new garden structure approximately 5 metres from the back of the house. SWA will be used for the entire run. I have an existing external socket (IP66 without RCD) on the back of my house fitted by an electrician during a kitchen refit. It is...
  12. N

    Adding outdoor light to existing circuit

    Hi, I simply want to add an outside light to an existing circuit in the garage. There is a single switch operating a ceiling light in the garage, would it be ok to change the single switch to a double switch to connect the outside light or is there a better way of doing that? Please let me...
  13. J

    UK Hi guys, just wanted to know if anyone knows of a single outdoor socket that has a removable fuse. I need to put 3amp fuse in it. Cheers

    Hi guys, just wanted to know if anyone knows of a single outdoor socket that has a removable fuse. I need to put 3amp fuse in it. Cheers
  14. J

    Outdoor lighting pir

    Hi, I recently replaced one of three outdoor pir lights which worked fine. today I installed the second one, which didn’t go so well. It’s not working and now neither is the first one I installed. does anyone have an idea of what could cause this? I am by no means an electrician and my...
  15. S

    Timed outdoor socket supply

    Hi I’ve got a standard double outdoor socket that has been installed for some time, and I’d like to make the supply to it timed to run some lights in the garden in autumn/winter only. I’m planning on using a greenbrook mechanical timer, which is rated at 16a resistive and 2a inductive. I will...
  16. S

    Need help with outdoor speakers and amp

    Hey guys, I need your help. I bought the following 4 speakers, amp and selector switch: I had...
  17. J

    Outdoor TV antenna grounding question

    Ok Hello all and thanks for having me. I need some advice and joined this forum hoping to be pointed in the right direction. First off I am not an electrician and dont know the first thing about grounding or wiring. I will try to explain it the best I can. I recently moved to Middle Tennessee...
  18. S

    Outdoor lighting install

    Hi everyone, first post and novice DIY currently installing outdoor lamps. Had new extension built, builders have left twin and earth cables taped off at the ends. All except in one position where it's looped back into the wall (see pic). Directly behind the wall on the inside is the three way...
  19. P

    How do I mount an outdoor electrical box to line in mast?

    see pics (Please enter a message with more than 3 words )
  20. Ashley-Joseph

    Outdoor socket

    If I install an outdoor socket does it have to be notified to the local authority and can I test it with a multimeter with out opening the cu ?
  21. Y

    UK Outdoor Consumer Unit

    Hi all, I'm looking for advice on fitting an outdoor consumer unit, which will be run from the consumer unit in my house.(1)(2) I am then installing an outdoor socket (2) from the outdoor CU and also running cable to my shed (1)(2), where I will be fitting another CU - to run a light and double...
  22. Midwest

    Opinions on outdoor socket

    I’m building a man cave/BBQ area. It has a substantial roof, a weather proof back wall, but open to the elements on the other three sides. It’s large enough so the back wall won’t be susceptible to rain etc. In the rest of the garden, I’ve used MK Masterseal sockets. However, they are a bit of...
  23. 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...
  24. Rocboni

    Outdoor building/stable

    Hi all, Pricing for a supply to a 25x 10M steel frame shed around 100M from a bungalow, one section is going to be partitioned to create a stable area. Is there any requirement for a 300ma S type RCD?, I wouldn’t really class it as agriculture. Only 2 double sockets well away from the stable...
  25. K

    Installing outdoor garden lighting

    Hi all, After some advise. I have recently built a retaining wall with steps out of concrete blocks laid flat. Around 700mm tall The wall will hold back around 500mm or so of ground, leaving a nice 180mm ish of wall above ground level. My plan is to install lights ( brick lights I assume )...
  26. B

    Wireless outdoor controller

    Hi all, Trying to wire in some lights in the garden in multiple positions but all activated by one microwave sensor at the top of the garden. I cannot wire the lights straight to the sensor as landscaping ECT and I do not want them on independent sensors either. So I'm looking for a transmitor...
  27. N

    Need help with donestic outdoor light switch wiring

    Hello, I am new to this forum- is my first time posting so I'd like say hi to everyone. Im stuck with extending an outdoor socket, so I need help please. I currently have working duo ( socket and switch) outside my home. I want to extend it to a ne2 oitdoor socket few metres away I ha e...
  28. S

    Outdoor Lighting Specialist

    Hi I am a landscaper and I am looking for a S*** hot electrician I can call on to carryout landscape lighting quotations to run alongside our works. Obviously take on the works when contracts come in (some of these contracts do not start for 6 months after quotation issued) We are in Harrow...
  29. Midwest

    Domestic Outdoor IP68 Joint Boxes

    I'm installing some outdoor lighting (in my garden). Run some swa to Wiska boxes. I intend to go from there with some TRS flex close to each light. The lights I've have are sealed, with 1.5m of flex, so I will have to extend the flexes. Was going to use some small Wiska boxes etc to do this, but...
  30. J

    Domestic Extending Outdoor Power with 2 double sockets

    Hello, would appreciate a steer please for extending power further into the garden. Fuse box has a dedicated fuse (see pic) for Garden providing 16amp. Had an electrician that has previously connected armoured cable from existing double socket in garage into new shed providing a double socket...
  31. D

    IP67 Push Switch to replace plastic outdoor light switch and bell

    Hi Guys, Please can I have some advice on IP67 switches. I would like to use outside to replace bulky plastic switch boxes available on the market. One will be used for a light switch and another for a door bell. I plan to use a stainless steel push switch mounted on the face of a small sealed...
  32. Midwest

    Outdoor Lighting recommendations

    I'm doing my garden in me new build; well I'm paying someone to do the hard it 'landscaping' (it ain't that big). Obviously I'm gonna do my little bit and add some lighting. When someone else has asked for lighting products, I've always said try Collingwood Lighting. Now I always knew they...
  33. L

    Domestic What type of switch to use for outdoor lighting

    I am looking to install lights in my garden. The cable will be run from the garage from the main fuse box. I want to be able to switch the lights on and off without having to go into the garage. I was thinking of maybe Bluetooth via mobile or a remote. Can you give me some advise on the best...
  34. C

    Advice needed regarding P.I.R Outdoor security Light.

    Hi there, i currently have a outdoor light that comes on only when i flick the switch. i would like to install a motion sensor light instead. my question is can i use the existing wiring setup and switch, and just keep the switch in the on position so the light will come on when it senses...
  35. M

    Outdoor socket to internal switch

    Hi folks, I wonder if someone could enlighten me as to whether or not I could install an outdoor double RCD socket and wire it to a a pre existing internal switch? The switch itself would have been intended to be connected to an outdoor PIR and its in a new build house. The switch is wired...
  36. A

    Jumping current on outdoor 12v lighting circuit

    Hello, I have two almost identical circuits of outdoor 12v lighting setup in my garden, each running off a separate 20W 240v-12v transformers (12v Waterproof Transformer (Various Wattages) | 240v - 12v | 10W - 150W -...
  37. R

    Outdoor Cabin Feed Help

    Hi We are having a new log cabin installed at my work place and after some advice. Will be getting electrician to come and quote etc but would like to know what it entails first if possible. Currently we have one cabin (with lights, sockets, heater) this is fed via a 2 way garage DB - 40A, 63A...
  38. H

    Help for wiring an outdoor floodlight.

    Hi I need some advice/help as complete Novice. I have just purchased a new build and on this i have an outside light that is powered by a switch indoors. However I would like to install a flood light above it using the power that is supplying the existing light. There is a power block on the...
  39. S

    Domestic Garden Room Consumer Unit in IP65 Meter Box on outside wall

    Hi guys, quick introduction, I am only qualified as a domestic installer, not a full sparky. My company builds bespoke garden rooms. We have been asked to supply an outdoor dining room for a client and they are extremely keen on having the consumer unit and under floor heating controls on the...
  40. D

    Electric shock from outdoor security cameras

    Hi there. I just bought this outdoor security camera kit from Amazon. When wiring it up, I noticed that I got a small sharp shock when touching the small screws on the metal casing around the cameras. I...
Top Bottom