1. S

    Need help with outdoor speakers and amp

    Hey guys, I need your help. I bought the following 4 speakers, amp and selector switch: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010U5EGKE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_T9FODbSWNDB8J https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A5S926?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPZM489?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share I had...
  2. J

    USA 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...
  3. 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...
  4. P

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

    see pics (Please enter a message with more than 3 words )
  5. 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 ?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 )...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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 -...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. D

    Electric shock from outdoor security cameras

    Hi there. I just bought this outdoor security camera kit from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00WLJ38DO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 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...
  26. Gaijin

    Outdoor Control Box advice (Earthing and design)

    Hi guys, I'm recently qualified so naturally a bit hesitant on my first jobs so looking for advice as much as possible. I'm working as a junior at a domestic job where the customer has a large garage which has a sub main (run from the main unit in the house via SWA) consumer unit in it...
  27. T

    Outdoor Flex Cable RR-F or RN-F

    Hi All, I have an Halogen Floodlight wired to a 20A JB situated on an external wall with no IP4X protection. I intend on ripping it out and rewiring it and replacing the floodlight with an LED alternative. However the issue I am having right now is regarding the cable. I planned on using...
  28. O

    Being lazy ............. corner outdoor wall light lantern

    Anybody know a supplier with lights like this? thanks
  29. G

    Outdoor Heating, Blind Motors, New Circuits - Brain hurts!

    So, with the house job nearly completed, the wife wants some outside heating and the blind man needs to connect his motors for the new outside blinds coming... HEATER She’s found a 2kw infra red heater that, while I’m not keen on trailing cables on the deck will probably do the job if it’s...
  30. F

    Domestic Advice for outdoor conduit and spare cable storage

    Hi all, I'm looking to install three IP cameras around my house and I already have CAT6 cable run from inside the house to three points on the outside of the house near where I plan to put the cameras. I only need to run the CAT6 cable to the camera locations as it will be used for data and...
  31. M

    Outdoor lighting around sand arena

    Hi everyone, I am a complete noob when it comes to electrical wiring but here we go. I need some advice, we have installed four street lights around our outdoor sand arena for pony riding. The lights are the standard street lights, they have 2.5 wiring in them already so would it be ok to go...
  32. S

    Strange (incorrect) outdoor light wiring

    Hi, I'm no sparky and have very little wiring knowledge, however I know incorrect wiring when I see it. This is the wiring to some front and rear (grey cables lower right) external lights. The black cable is the power in from a 3 pin socket. The white cable I believe is to an outdoor...
  33. C

    Domestic Extension to outdoor weatherproof sockets

    Hi, I'm looking to have a weatherfproof socket https://www.electricalcounter.co.uk/products/Switches+%26+Sockets/Weatherproof+Accessories/Nexus+Storm+IP66/Outdoor+Weatherproof+Unswitched+Double+Socket+13+Amp+IP66/1977877864 connected via a plug to the mains, it has to go 30 metres to an outdoor...
  34. Tom Humphries

    Wiring advice for outdoor supply

    We have a thick cable leading to the pond area in the garden. It has a breaker at the house end. When we moved in it had a standard household socket box on the garden end. After redoing the pond I decided to put a weatherproof junction box on the garden end of the cable to wire my pond pump and...
  35. Midwest

    Outdoor Sockets not MK

    Gotta fit some outdoor sockets for my lad, I'm paying! So which would you fit BG or LAP? Or should I not be so much of a tight arse?
  36. Z

    Is this legally allowed for outdoor lighting?

    Hi, Can anyone advise whether or it this cable can be used for outdoor lighting in a fixed places? Planning to get a 30W outdoor light. Electrical Wire/2 Core Flat Black PVC Mains Electrical Cable Copper Wire High Temperature Resistance 2 x 0.75 mm² Power Cable Twin - 10 metre Cut Length...
  37. B

    Contractor wiring on outdoor lighting

    hi wiring up this single phase contactor for lights which are wired in 3 core, I presume they just terminate Brown 2T1 and Blue 6T3 cheers never has experience with a contactor before and earth to earth bar
  38. Z

    Running two outdoor lights from one FCU.

    Hi, New here so not too sure if I posted in the right area. I’m planning to put two outdoor lights one in the back garden and one in the front. My plan is to use an unused FCU near the garden side of my house (my boiler room), I am going to change it into an RCD FCU and then run a cable...
  39. Dozer 73

    10mm threaded rod for outdoor use ?

    Doing an outdoor installation , heavy duty , hot dipped cable tray as per spec Must admit i’ve Never used threaded rod outdoors , the standard zinc plated stuff for electrical wholesalers , I will research more with our suppliers tommor , has any one else had experience using standard zinc...
  40. R

    ? Installing 2way switches into a outdoor socket circuit.

    As a newcomer here firstly I would like to say Hello to everyone. I currently have a outdoor socket at the bottom of the garden (40ft from house). This is supplied (on a radial) on a 20amp RCBO from the CU in the Garage. I would like to run low voltage garden lights from this socket. So here...
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