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    Replace Fuse in Fiat Ducato

    We have a Motorhome There is a starter battery in the Fiat Ducato (prime mover) There are 2 deep cycle House Batteries. The Starter battery is connected to the House batteries via a VSR (Voltage sensitive Relay) which enables the alternator to charge the house batteries when the starter battery...
  2. fatah

    Domestic Newbie who wants to replace bathroom extractor fan

    hey, so im a DIYer and learn most stuff from youtube tutorials. At the moment am doing a bathroom renewal, and want to replace the extractor fan for a stronger one. I've a very basic understanding of house wiring and electricity, however i think i could do something straightforward like...
  3. N

    Domestic Replacing a Legrand grid switch

    I have a bank of DP Legrand grid switches and one has become faulty. Is it easy to replace? Thanks.
  4. 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...
  5. D

    new to this i need help asap

    Hi everyone i am David i need some help please ASAP i have replace a socket put everything keeps tripping has anyone got any ideas please
  6. L

    Replace Menvier M12 with Nest Protect installation

    Hi, I am currently replacing 1 of 4 Menvier M12 with a Nest Protect and need some expert advice on the (old) wiring. I have a Menvier M12 with the following wiring: Black - 0v (neutral) Red - 12v (live) White/Green - tamper zone Blue - zone (interconnect) Yellow - fire As per the Nest Protect...
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    trying to replace a old A1-66 with like

    I've a 54 year old house. It's a grandma unit with a few guests here and there. Thermostat went out so I ordered another one. Apparently this is a line voltage thermostat and the original has four terminals. The 2 top screw terminals say "line", the two bottom screws say "load" In the junction...
  8. S

    wiring new lightswitch to replace old MK 4526 2 way 2 gang

    Hi I am replacing all the lightswitches in a C1950 bungalow. The photo below is of a 2 way 2 gang MK 4526. It has a row of terminals at the top labelled: Common, 2,Common,2. The bottom row is unlabelled. I need to know how to connect a new MK lightswitch. A drawing of the existing wiring is...
  9. K

    Needs to replace my extractor

    Hi, My extractor is failing and i need to replace it. It can take a while to spin up sometimes and can make a high pitched noise while it is doing so. Giving it a tap normally sorts it out. Its a Steeple brand and has a timer. I need to order another one but I'm not sure if its a standard or...
  10. M

    Can I replace inverter for larger unit without informing DNO or FiT

    Hi, Looking on Ebay I can pick up a used inverter for a lot less than what the supplier is asking for a new different unit. Do I need to inform the FiT people or the DNO. when the FiT paperwork was filled in it had the model and serial number of the inverter, which would be different if...
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    Replacing 13A flex outlet with 16A

    Hi, I'm replacing a microwave oven rated at 13A with one rated at 16A. This plus a conventional oven are fed from a 32A MCB in a consumer unit, via a single 6mm2 T&E cable to two 13A fused flex outlet switches. The original installation was professionally done seven years ago. Can I replace...
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    Do I need an Electrician to replace a 30A Hob?

    Hi, so 4am this morning our bedroom fan went off which woke me up - whole upstairs socket ring was out - I went downstairs and the lights ring was out. Checked the C.U and one of those double switches was in the off position - tried to reset but couldn't, decided to go back to bed! So this...
  13. Bob Geldoff1234

    Would you replace a 25 year old fire alarm panel if still working?

    Have there been any major changes in fire alarm systems in the past 25 years? The reason i ask is i have just had a customer on the phone that is saying that the company who service the fire alarm system for a church hall says that the panel must be replaced as it's 25 years old. Now as far as...
  14. D

    Replace kitchen tube lights with LED lights

    Hello, I need some advice for a small DIY project to replace about 8 kitchen tube lights under the cabinets with LED lights. Attached are some photos of the existing tube and power connections. Can you recommend a LED lighting product that would be able to use the existing power connections...
  15. K

    Advice on old style junction box for cooker - need to replace cooker, told box illegal?

    Hi everyone, there is an electrical cooker already in situ and still connected to this junction box. Have been told box is illegal. I have no idea why, box has been checked inside and is earthed. Can anyone tell me what the issue is please so that I know how to install the new cooker? Big thanks...
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    Nest to replace Potterton Programmer and thermostat

    Hi, I have bought a Nest thermostat recently. The quoted price for installation is above 90 pounds in my region. Heard from lots of people that the nest installation might be not difficult, thus, would like to give it a try with your advice. My CH and HW system: Y-Plan (3-port), Potterton...
  17. Sibley14

    Nest Installation Advice to replace Honeywell CM927 / BDR91

    Hi there, i have zero electrical experience, but am looking to replace my wireless honeywell CM927 / BDR91 Control unit with the Nest 3. This is to control a Ferroli combi boiler. I could pay a professional, but It doesn't look to complicated to fit.....but then what do i know :-) Looking at...
  18. Vortigern

    Just had to post this! Western power replace main fuse twice and it popped both times

    Called to inspect power completely off. As title suggests main fuse had popped and DNO said call an electrician. You will not believe this job! The boxes are rotting away. The cables full of verdigree and corrosion. Soaking wet. All at a chinese take away. The cellar has no light. The only way...
  19. D

    Replace garage consumer unit

    Hi I have just moved and have an old garage consumer that I would like to replace. It is fed from the main consumer in the house and rcd protected. I will need to notify labc but am worried that they may have an issue with the feed cable as is old colours and possible not swa. Does this...
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    Domestic Old Junction Box - Replace?

    Hello, While pulling up floor boards for plumbing purposes (1950s semi detached) I came across an old style junction box (black plastic and screwed) attached to a joist. This is for the downstairs lighting circuit from what I can tell (size of wires and disappearing into the ceiling in a...
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