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    Domestic Outside PIR light circuit board fix.

    I have a set of six matching PIR outside lights. They are all the same style and are no longer available. On two of them the circuit board has developed a fault whereby the light level at which they become active works fine but once activated, the time for which they stay on has become infinite...
  2. G

    Domestic Outside light mystery

    Hello, new member here with little elec knowledge and a mystery regarding our outside light. Our house is quite old and the wiring is, shall we say, non-standard. We replaced the old light a few weeks ago. It worked fine but was old. There was an indoor switch for it just inside the back door...
  3. G

    Outside light off an already used spur in 2.5t&e

    Hi guys Wanting to put an 8 watt led light fitting outside , Only place I can get a supply from is kitchen ring main got a radial approx 4th long. now issue is the radial is already feeding combination boiler and a single socket for washing machine. If I put additional spur in for outside...
  4. S

    New Outside Light - connections different

    hi all I have just bought two new spotlights and the existing has live, live 1, earth and neutral, but the new lights have live, earth and neutral. Can the 4 connections go into 3? Two spotlights, sensor triggered and switch in kitchen (mains connected.)
  5. S

    Running outside lighting cables in render

    Hello, I'm looking to extend my lighting circuit outside of my house before I have the house re-rendered. some of the wiring routes will need to go up and over windows etc so some of the cable routes will be outside the permitted cable zones. I was planning to chase t/e into the wall and to...
  6. FoxySparky

    Csa of cable for Outside shed CCU

    Lads and ladies! Clear up something for me please. The old man has asked me to provide some power for his outside wooden shed, by means of a CCU and breakers for the lighting and power. He will be running various power tools for fixing bits and pieces, and mowing the garden, while also having a...
  7. AlmondSauce

    Outside power - shallow depth

    So today's job was going to be to run power to the shed. Dig down a couple of foot, line with sand, lay SWA, bury in sand, add topsoil, lay warning tape, rest of top soil, job done. The actual list of events turned out to be "Dig down half a foot, hit solid chalk, swear a bit, dig the rest of...
  8. S

    Hob cable outside then in

    Evening All another odd question (I love my customers) There’s no 10mm or 6mm cable in their kitchen, apparently when it was wired there were all 13amp eco appliances. Anyway a new couple have bought it and want a 5 ring hob installed but the kitchen is done to a high standard so they don’t...
  9. S

    Outside Socket Question

    Hi folks, We are looking at a new property and noticed there was an outside Socket, which is great. However, the cable that powers it has a 3-pin plug on the end and is plugged into a socket in the living room. (See pics). To turn the outside Socket on, you need to turn the socket in the...
  10. KevinH

    Caravan outside socket

    This may be a daft question, but I have been asked to install an outside socket on a static caravan. As is the norm on a holiday park, the supply is via a 16A 30mA RCBO installed with a meter in a weatherproof enclosure and feeds the van via 2.5mm flex on a 16A 3 pin plug. Usually the norm would...
  11. AlmondSauce

    Bonding outside copper pipe

    We have a copper pipe running along a wall outside in the garden - it's used to supply a sprinkler system. (Inside the house it's plastic, there's a join to copper just before it comes outside.) Should it be bonded? It's not at present. All my knowledge of bonding comes from pipework running...
  12. AlmondSauce

    Bulkheads on wooden fence post

    Hi all, after some guidance about whether it's a) legal and/or b) frowned upon to install 240V bulkheads fixed to a wooden fence post? I've heard conflicting advice over the years, with some saying no problem as long as it's secured to the post, not the panel, and others saying that since a...
  13. M

    Problem with mains outside light, any help please?

    Hello! I've put up a mains outside light, Been working fine for about 2 weeks, Now it's not working! When I turn it on and off at the mains, the bulb flashes once like a camera, and doesn't light up. I've checked all wiring connections in the light and the plug, Everything is connected. Left it...
  14. S

    Outside lights Part P with outside socket ?

    Hi I’m new to this forum, hope I can get some good advice. I want to install 2 outside lights on a wall. They will be the highest IP rated I can get. I was going to use 3 core armoured cable or conduit to run the cable to an RCD protected outside socket on a plug. My question is this, because...
  15. W

    Junction Box For New Outside Lights

    I’ve installed several outside lights I need to make another cable join in a junction box and then fix it to the wall outside the problem I have is i’ve run out of the junction boxes I was using I do have a standard one the plan is to use the standard junction box I have in stock and insulate...
  16. L

    Just tried to change outside light ..Help please

    Newbie here I have just bought a sensor led light that i wanted to replace outside light. There is a 1 way switch on internal wall I've just tried to do it today and ...... And cannot get it to work 1. Old fitting worked with neutral, live and earth connected with a connecting block 2 Took...
  17. C

    New build outside light

    Hi, is it a requirement to run an earth wire to outside light(although its double insulated) or is it probably just best practice ? I was replacing my son,s existing outside light on a new build house with a pir security light but found there was no earth to his existing light. Thanks
  18. K

    Changing an outside PIR light to a standard one

    As the title says changing light because my PIR one stopped working. On my new light I have a terminal for brown a blue an yellow and green. The wires coming out from switch is briwb , black, yellow and green and a gray one. They go to a double switch inside ,one for the light and one for...
  19. M

    Outside Led flood light has started to have a strobe effect when switched on

    Hi I have an led flood light just above the door on my shed. I went out to the shed tonight and as I switched on the LED flood light I noticed that it was acting out a strobe light effect. I switched it off then on again and it was strobing again... Anyone ever experienced this before and if so...
  20. 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...
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