1. D

    Maestro plug in ceiling rose

    Does anyone know where you could purchase one of these from nowadays? Need to replace one but not had much luck finding anywhere that has them in stock anymore.
  2. P

    adding a dryer plug

    I am moving my dryer to a different room and need to add a 220 plug. Can I tap off the existing plug to add a 2nd plug in a different room? Here is what I have in mind.
  3. HappyHippyDad

    What is a 'plug in' solar panel system?

    My best mate has been medically retired from the prison service at the young age of 52 and has time on his hands :D He's looking at a 'plug in' solar panel system. I've a read through it and with my limited experience of solar it looks like is is no different to a normal solar panel system...
  4. P

    New oven has a plug, old oven is hard wired

    Hi, My current oven is hardwired to a fused connection plate with a 13Amp fuse inside and power switch. That is then connected to the MCB labelled kitchen. The MCB switch labelled cooker is actually connected to the hob. Could I cut the hardwired cable and connect an unfused plug socket, which...
  5. J

    Christmas lights battery ..change to plug

    have a set of lights that i would like to use plug over battery. have a few plugs and old sets with cables could Frankenstein together if doable. this is the set if anyone has any suggestions on how/what min transformer plug would be required. its a 20m set and i have another 20m set so...
  6. R

    RV plug using existing power run, will this work?

    we just replaced our hot water tank with hot water on demand (natural gas) and still have the old power run for the tank which is 30a 240v. I would like to use that power run to put a plug in for my RV ( 30a 120v). currently the run has a ground and 2 hot wires so I wanted to know that if I...
  7. K

    Tumble Dryer Help. Overheating and melting plug and socket.

    Hi, I have a Prima Tumble Dryer which I have had for 5 years. Just recently, the plug and socket melted. I replaced both and it melted again. I replaced again and again it's getting hot. I measured the temp with a laser thermometer which said it was 42.5oc. I drilled a couple of holes in the...
  8. G

    UK Upside Down UK Plug Socket - Is This Normal/Ok?

    Hi all, Just recently moved into a renovated house in the UK where a desk is quite high, so the plug socket above it has had to be put in upside down! Other than a bad case of OCD, is this normal/ok? Please see attached photo. Cheers, Will
  9. A

    Rewiring old plug - red, blue and black

    Hi, I'm trying to rewire an old plug. I've rewired a few in my time, but all have been with the post-2006 wire colours. I have this old welder, not really sure how old it is (I got it from a friend who got it from the dad of one of the guys he works with) but safe to say it is definitely...
  10. D

    I need to move a double plug forward to allow for tiles but wires are too short

    Hi all , I know that you are allowed to do like for like in your own home Ie change a wall light etc. I have an issue with one double plug thats on a ring main. The wires are very short and after tiler tiled the wall I can not get plug back on as the wires are now too short. Ive been told to...
  11. tonuorak

    Movement on Plug Pins

    Hi all, Just looking at starting some testing since newly qualified, don't know if this is a stupid question or not. Is there an allowed tolerance for movement on the pins of a plug? Obviously if they move a lot that's no good but what if they move a little when you wiggle them? Just curious...
  12. L

    Return the plug to a Generator Hookup vs car charger

    My house had previously been wired for a generator (probably not by code to this day) but previous homeowner disconnected and instead hooked up car charger to that circuit. I would like to place it back to a generator hook up plug for emergency power. I have included labeled pictures of outside...
  13. sythai

    Which country this plug socket from ?

    Hi Guys Got Client asking me to fit these floors sockets…. Got my doubts, looks like cheap piece of tat !! Just sent me photo from what they’ve seen on Amazon. Which county you reckon this is for ? Cheers Sy
  14. 9

    Conversion of wall light to plug in lamp

    Hello, I have acquired two FOGLIO wall lamps that I want to convert from wall lights into lamps. I'm not familiar with wall lighting so first I wanted to know if this is possible and if there are any risks I should be aware of. Secondly, if it is possible, what would be the best way to go about...
  15. ak247fox

    Can i use 6mm twin and earth with wago 5 way to wire up a double plug

    I had to replace a surface plug socket box after the plasterer destroyed the old stuff. It has black, red and earth wire, 3 of each and look quite thick (the earth wire looks like it should be used for barb wire abd isn't covered) Sticking all of that into a new faceplate isn't working so well...
  16. K

    iRoyce Pressure Washer - Going from a GFCI plug to a normal 2 plug.

    I have a small power washer with a two-wire cord and GFCI plug. My outdoor and garage receptacles are on a "house GFCI" circuit, wired in series to one GFCI receptacle. I tried to use the power washer and the plug GFCI would instantly trip when plugged-in and instantly re-trip when reset. I have...
  17. oceanearth

    Which Narva 7 Pin Flat Trailer Socket W/Reed Switch?

    Want to swap my trailer plug over with one that has a reed switch to deactivate the reverse sensors when I'm backing in the boat. They come in open and closed circuit models. How do I test my plug on the car to work out which kind I need?
  18. S

    Single plug socket stopped working.

    Have a single plug socket which has been working fine for years. It is behind a unit so nothing has hit it. I looked at the socket and can seen no discolouration or anything on the outside to indicate a problem. Took the socket out of the wall and again nothing to indicate a problem and all the...
  19. W

    Can I just plug it in?

    Hi, I have purchased a piece of equipment from China and we are required to finish the final wiring. They have supplied a length of 3 core 6m cable, which seems excessive. The unit has a power consumption of 1kw - 2.5kw Rated voltage - 220v Rated power - 3.42kw Rated current 20a Would it be...
  20. S

    Gas cooker plug and socket

    I have just had my kitchen redone and the kitchen rewired with a new 6mm cable installed for an electric cooker. However I have changed my mind and now will be installing an all gas cooker instead of an electric cooker. The gas cooker comes with a plug for the hob lighter and oven light...


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