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  1. K

    Help replacing these switches?

    I’m looking to swap out these switches and I’m not sure what I need. They turn on/off a bathroom light, fan and heater in the ceiling. I’m a beginner so please explain. See pics. Thank you!
  2. M

    Replacing old 4-way light switches

    I can't figure out the light switches in my hallway. I thought it would be an easy job to replace them and now I've spent all weekend and still failing. The old switches (built in 1959) have terminals on the top and bottom and all screws are brass where the new rocker switches have them on the...
  3. L

    UK HELP - Downlights staying on after replacing one with Switched live

    As title - had one downlight that transformer had gone so took out light,fixing,transformer and replaced. Had 3 wires coming in. 1x Red,Blue,Yellow and Green 1x Red, Black, Yellow and Green 1x Red, Black with Red coating added on end, Yellow and Green Wired up with Switched live (black wire...
  4. P

    Replacing steeple RCD

    Good Morning, The RCD that protects half of our split steeple board is showing signs of overheating. The connection was loose and i've tightened it. ive contacted Denmans (who i believe bought steeple) asking for a replacement rcd. they've said that they don't make the series e anymore but...
  5. M

    Need help replacing fuse

    Hello my fuse has blown and iv looked at the fuse box but iv never seen a fuse like this would anyone know if i can buy replacements and fit them myself.
  6. A

    Replacing a dual tariff supply consumer unit

    Afternoon all, I have been asked to change a consumer unit with a dual supply. I have a common supply, an off peak supply and one neutral, all 16mm double insulated tails. The current set up has the neutral running to the first isolator and then looping from there to the off peak isolator (2...
  7. S

    Replacing a C5 plug

    I have an AquaSurge Pro 2000-4000 pump by AquaScape. The pump is about 8 years old and is in good condition. The cord from the pump has C5 connector which plugs into a control box for a remote to control on/off and volume from 2000 to 4000 GPH. The control box also has a manual on/off switch...
  8. W

    LightwaveRF replacing Double Pole Switch

    Hi guys, new member to forum here. I recently bought a new build and I'm slowly replacing the light switches with smart LightwaveRF ones. Most of them I've been able to work out myself and some googling. However there's a 2 gang switch on each of my bathrooms where one of the switches is a...
  9. A

    Replacing old ceiling light

    Hi I would greatly appreciate some guidance. I am replacing a standard ceiling light with an LED one. To explain. 2 cored wires in to ceiling rose: earths together. 2 red together and isolated on separate 'clamp', not attached. 2 blacks as the 2 contacts for the hanging light unit. The wall...
  10. C

    Replacing pool pump: wiring from breaker box through timer to pump acting strange.

    New member, DIY homeowner here. I bought a new in-ground 1HP 120v Harris pool pump (online) and had it installed by my pool maintenance company. A few weeks later it appears blown -- it hums when the power goes on -- but I removed the back and the shaft turns easily so I suspect wiring issues...
  11. A

    Replacing Ceiling Rose with Remote Controlled Fan

    Hi, Could you please offer a bit of advice regarding the following: We currently have a ceiling rose which is connected to a wall switch and Pull switch i.e. 2 way switching in the old colours. I understand how everything is connected, but, we are replacing the ceiling rose with a remote...
  12. S

    Replacing lights in a 2009 d22 navara instrument cluster

    I have no idea if its possible to replace the lights in my i strument cluster
  13. L

    Replacing ceiling rose with new lighting

    Bought a new light fitting from amazon to replace an old hanging single bulb from a ceiling rose, but I cant get my head around how to wire it for the switch. Looking at the old fitting it appears to be the last in the chain so there's no loop out, but the new fitting just has a simple...
  14. A

    Replacing Drayton Thermostat with Digital - Wiring Check

    My drayton thermostat (3-wire) stopped clicking so decided to buy a wifi digital thermostat. Digital thermostat dry contact is not wired to the live within the unit unlike the drayton. Can someone confirm my jumper cable position is correct? (i.e. does it matter which side of the dry contact...
  15. K

    Replacing oven element help

    Hi just wanted some advice on replacing oven element . I've ordered one of ebay that stated it was for my oven but when i got it , it is 2100w 230v and my old one is 2800w 240v. Would this be ok to use? Ive connected it all up and it fits fine but as the voltage is higher on my old one but my...
  16. T

    Replacing FX-360 PIR

    Hi, I am a retired electrical engineer but know little about home security systems. I have to remove or replace aged OPTEX FX-360 PIRs connected to a TS510 domestic intruder alarm control unit. As far as I can gather, each PIR has a 4-wire connection to a particular zone input on the control...
  17. D

    Replacing 2 Wire Doorbell Transformer W/ 3 Wire... Questions.

    Hello, I had a 2 wire doorbell transformer that I needed to upgrade in order for my Ring Pro to work correctly. The old transformer had 2 black wires and one was connected to a black wire and the other was connected to a bare copper wire. The new transformer has 3 wires (black, white and...
  18. I

    Replacing downlights cost?

    Hi, would really appreciate some thoughts on this. Customer has asked me to change all 40 downlights in his flat (yes, 40) from ELV halogen to LED. Some transformers had failed so agreed to change over to GU10. I said I could either change the lamp holders and keep the existing fittings or...
  19. sythai

    Replacing 250w Sodium wall lights

    Hi Guys After bit of help on this one please.... pricing to replace some church lighting. Currently have in place 250watt sodium wall lights, curved up/ down style (I'll try an attach a picture of something similar.) Ceiling height is around 8 metres, lights mounted at around 5 metres from...
  20. G

    Solar PV Inverter

    I am replacing my Solar Inverter which is a Power One PVI 3.6 OUTD, and changing to a solaX X1 3.0T boost or 3.6T Boost. Any advice which to use
  21. D

    Replacing Strangely Wired Light Switches

    I attempted to replace three single pole light switches today, in a triple box. I’ve never seen switches wired like this before and I’m wondering if it’s safe. (I also have no idea how this could possibly work, but it’s been this way for 14 years, so it must). They had a single ground wire that...
  22. Y

    Replacing old light ballast

    The lights in my game room started not working recently so i took the cover off to replace the bulbs. Replaced them and realized its actually the 2 ballast causing the problem. I looked on amazon to order replacement ones but i am not seeing any that have the same wiring diagram on them. They...
  23. B

    Replacing underfloor heating stat with no floor sensor.

    Hi, I've not really got involved in underfloor heating before, but a customer asked me to replace her OJ Microline manual stat for her bedroom heating which had packed up with a replacement generic version she got from Amazon. I assumed it'd be a straight swap so said yes and wired it up, the...
  24. L

    Replacing 500mA STD universal dimmer RCD

    Hi, The attached photo will show you the current RCD which is connected to 5 LED lights. There are around 12 of these in total, which controls the commercial shops lighting, with a single switch for each lighting circuit. The RCD from ABB costs up to £500 and also apparently needs someone...
  25. G

    UK Help replacing a garage light.

    Hello, I am considering replacing my garage light with a regular bayonet LED light. The current light doesnt work and it isnt the bulb as I have changed that. Is this something that can be done by a hobby DIY'er? Picture attached of the current light.
  26. S

    Replacing bayonet fittings with E27 fittings (UK).

    A friend of mine is German and is used to using E27 light fittings rather than the standard Bayonet B22 fittings that are used in the United Kingdom she uses an adapter to convert B22 to E27 for her fixed ceiling lights as very few installations in the United Kingdom have E27. She has asked me...
  27. L

    Will replacing my solar meter fix things?

    I would be really grateful for some advice please. I have solar panels with an Elster A100C meter. It is flashing 00000 on the screen. The red light is also flashing. We have obviously turned off and on the main AC isolator and the fuses are ok. It is out of warranty and the installer has...
  28. J

    UK Replacing underfloor thermostat with warmup 4ie thermostat

    Hi All This is my first post. I am very novice around home diy electrical work. I can replace sockets and light switches and hold degree in computer science. I recently purchased a new thermostat for my underfloor heating in the kitchen (warmup 4ie). It is to replace an old thermostat. I...
  29. R

    Replacing Light Switches/Socket

    Hi Newbie here looking for expert advice as wanting to replace all white light switches/sockets in our flat with brushed silver All stud walls so assume 35mm dry lined back box but for double gang socket can I fit 25mm as most state 25mm looking at getting a couple with USB sockets. Are these...
  30. C

    Replacing lighting

    Helped @ office building,changing light fitting,old Fluor to new led,not a bad job really. The actual cabling consists of flexes & joint boxes,we are just reconnecting,I’ve asked the sparky,shouldn’t we be rewiring to klicks, & testing. Is answer was no,whats your remit on this.
  31. S

    Replacing 2 gang light switch - has 1 Intermediate module

    Hello - thanks for opening my post :-) I'm asking for help with finding what and where to buy a replacement light switch / or just the module This light switch controls 2 hallway lights downstairs and 1 light on the upstairs landing. The problem currently is that the 2 light downstairs are not...
  32. B

    Replacing Orluna lights for GU10 fittings

    Hi, I'm looking for help finding the right product to replace our existing light setup. What I have is pretty much this unit: ORLUNA Detail Mini Recessed Fixed Low Glare downlighter | eBay - I've got some Philips Hue GU10 bulbs and so looking to replace...
  33. B

    Replacing NeoStat with Nest

    Hi, I'm just looking for some advice and info about how to replace our thermostats with Nest ones. My current setup is (images attached): 5 NeoStat v2 for 5 separate rooms in a small flat Underfloor heating from a district system Heatmiser UH8-N I'm not looking to do this work myself but...
  34. S

    Help replacing an old pendant to IKEA pendant with connector block

    Hi everyone, new here. Sorry if this may have been posted before but here goes.. I've been asked by a family member to fit a new light fixture from an old ceiling rose pendant to this ikea one.. SKURUP Pendant lamp - black - IKEA -...
  35. B

    Replacing switch on a domestic heater - DIY question

    Hi. I want to replace a faulty switch on a heater circuit but need some advice - photo of circuit attached. Heater has 2 simple on/off switches - one turns a 1Kw circuit of heaters on, the other a 1.5kw circuit of heaters on, both can be on separately or together to give a possible 3 levels of...
  36. jj2005

    Neff Oven Overheating after replacing fan element which initially tripped

    I have a 12 year old Neff Oven b1442n0gb who's fan element stopped working. I bought a generic element from amazon (NEFF Fan Oven COOKER ELEMENT 2400w eq2 499003 spares: Large Appliances -...
  37. littlespark

    Replacing a 12v bathroom extract fan

    The situation is, customer has a rather old wall mounted 12v extrtactor fan, with pullcord, humidistat and timer. Make is Johnson & Stanley "Dryflow" Its wired through a transformer with PL, SL and N at the fan... Transformer is in the attic. The problem is the fan runs constantly. I think the...
  38. M

    Oven thermostat & temperature

    Hi, looking for some advice. The wife recently said the oven doesn't cook food the same way it used to (recently a chicken pie came out cold in the middle). So I bought a oven thermometer, put the oven on 200c and after about 7 minutes the light went out. I checked the oven thermometer but it...
  39. R

    Ordered new breaker and want to make sure it matches the current breaker in the breaker box that needs replacing.

    I ordered the exact breaker that is in the breaker box and they sent me this one. I want to verify that it is compatible with one in the breaker box. I took a picture of each. Thanks in advanced the company won't answer their phone so I'm kind of stuck until I find out!
  40. S

    Ceiling grid panels which drop below the ceiling grid

    I am replacing in ceiling grid lights with LED panels, but the metal tiles drop below the grid rather than inside it, so the LED panels will be semi-recessed I don't think the client is going to be happy about this so I was wondering if there is a light which drops below the grid by 10mm to keep...
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