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  1. P

    Grid plate customer request

    I have had a customer ask me about installing a grid plate in their kitchen as part of the quotation for a rewire of said kitchen. It wil need to include a 16A oven, washing machine, dishwasher,extractor hood and microwave oven. I have not used one of these before so thought i would ask people...
  2. rolyberkin

    Switch Plate Wiring?

    What's this all about, keep coming across deep boxes packed to fault inducing capacity with cables, looks a complete cluster f*** to me, or am I just getting old?
  3. Marti

    Domestic Garden lights best in "3 Plate" or at switch

    Opinions appreciated on this one. Garden in approximately a square, 20 metres pr side The board is under the stairs and I'll run a 6aRCD protected feed behind the units to the rear wall and into the garden; everything outside in Schneider boxes filled with Ray Tech Gel Cable will be either Hi...
  4. M

    Back box depth for LAP flat plate light switch

    Following great advice on here about wiring my ceiling light I've now moved onto replacing the plastic light switches. Does anyone know if a 16mm back box will be OK to accommodate this switch...
  5. N

    Help with changing a light switch...no "plate" just wires coming out of the wall....

    Hi Everyone!! As you can probably tell by the question I am definitely no electrician :) I wanted to change my light switch as I broke the old one...I purchased a new light switch but it was flat whereas the old one was more of a box. I tried to attach the wires following a youtube video but...
  6. K

    HELP. Back plate wiring to smart heating hub HELP

    Trying to install Drayton wiser hub r... The backplate has previously been wired and is as in picture. Attached. The diagram is in instructions as how it needs to be. Attached. Which wired need to go where.. Please help
  7. Marti

    If you're selling your private number plate I might be interested.

    Just on the chance that anyone fancies selling their private number plate in the future , I might be interested if it electrical or electrician related. I realise they are not to everyone's taste and I'm compensating / having a crisis / shallow / infantile / got better things to do with limited...
  8. M

    Cooker outlet plate converted to double socket

    Hi everyone found this today cooker outlet converted to a double socket which the cooker is plugged into it then a extension lead plugged into other socket which runs the gas hob ignition and garden sockets and garden light's all on 33amp mcb with 6mm from board to cooker then 1.5mm to outside...
  9. A

    4 gang kitchen socket plate

    looking to put 4 sockets in a drywall box in the kitchen, it's not wide enough for four in a row. Is there a square type like the attached one but without the module slots?
  10. M

    Ford PATS Flash Code 16 55 Plate Ford Fiesta

    Hi, Long term guest viewer but could do with some advice if that's ok. As above, 55 plate fiesta 1.4 Style that wont crank. Immobiliser flashing red led doesnt phase out after ignition turned on. Flash Code 16 (CAN link error between PCM and Instrument Cluster). Battery is 13v. Fuses...
  11. J

    Brushed Steel Screwless plate - which Brand?

    I have to install roughly 150 points at a large property. The client is style conscious and wants to install Brushed Steel / Chrome / Nickel Flat plate sockets and switches. Is BG Nexus a good and sturdy brand? Not shoddy quality like LAP which keep falling off / failing. Mainly worked with MK...
  12. J

    Switch plate earthing advice

    I had reason to unscrew a metal 4-gang switch-plate to investigate a noise. I discovered that the earth terminal on the switch does not have a wire to the metal back box, or anywhere else. The lighting cable earths are terminated in the earthing point in the back box. The wiring to this...
  13. S

    cover plate for downlights

    hello i want to remove some down lights from a room before i remove the fittings and reskim ceiling etc i was hoping to take out the bulbs and find some blanking plates to fill the holes do these exist as i cant find them ? i suppose the market for this product is pretty small ! cheers
  14. Murdoch

    The number plate thread ...............yes really

    Spotted this today: Feel free to add ones you see!
  15. H

    For Sale [North]: '11 Plate Fiat Doblo 80k miles

    No longer needed after next week, so looking to sell. Opening up on here before it gets listed on Auto Trader next Friday. If anyone is interested drop me a PM, but I feel the price is usually enough to whittle out those that are interested or not. Will be looking for £3500 on Auto Trader...
  16. Leesparkykent

    Flate plate accessories

    I hate the stuff and haven't fitted it for years.......but have a customer that wont be persuaded and wants brushed steel screw less flat plate accessories. The job is huge (in the region of 600 points altogether) so want to find something that's not going to be a PITA. Any recommendations...
  17. DPG

    UPS spec - help required.

    Morning all, and happy Friday! I've been asked my advice on what UPS would be suitable to run an ICT machine (ICT=In Circuit Test, it's machine that tests electronic PCB assemblies). Now it is fed from a standard 3 phase supply, but I am confused a little by the rating plate - I've attached a...
  18. Dan

    Grab Your New 17 Plate Van Now with Vansdirect!

    Grab Your New 17 Plate Van Now with Vansdirect! advice reviews and feedback 2017 If you have any questions on the offers... Grab Your New 17 Plate Van Now with Vansdirect! Are you a DIYer? find a free diy advice websitehere. Plumber in the making? find a plumbing advice website for the UK...
  19. H

    Advice needed on poor junction installation

    I discovered this whilst removing tiles in my daughters kitchen. It disintegrated when i touched it with the sds drill No enclosure just a backing plate rawl plugged to the wall and plastic terminal blocks behind. As its unsafe and exposed I need to repair it as quickly as possible. There isn't...
  20. G

    Floodlights and SWA cable.

    Hi all. I have been asked to put two lights on two 30ft floodlight pylons. (one on each) They need to be at around 6-8ft high. It will be a new circuit and run in SWA. Is it 'correct' or acceptable to run the cable up the pylon to that height? (on the outside) Also, any ideas on cable fixings...
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