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    Mounting a sconce that requires a smaller than standard junction box

    I'm looking to purchase this sconce, though to my dismay it appears to need a smaller outlet box than standard: Bryant Sconce - https://www.circalighting.com/bryant-sconce-tob2022/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsZj7xduq6AIViJOzCh188Q4DEAkYASABEgL8mvD_BwE Installation Instructions The electrician...
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    Water Pump requires Type A differential switch (RCD?)!

    I am installing a DAB Divertron 1000 water pump in a rainwater harvesting tank and was surprised to discover that the enclosed "Safety Instructions" booklet states "The differential switch protecting the system must be correctly sized and must be of the "Class A" type. It must guarantee...
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    Lighting Transformer - requires earthing?

    Hi E.F. I am replacing 3 lighting transformers in my kitchen. The existing ones plug into 3 x main sockets which are on the AC mains circuit via a light switch and are earthed. The replacement transformers have no earth connection - do I need to earth the new transformers? If so, how? It's a DIY...
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    No such thing as "IT CANT BE DONE". Dimmer not working as requires in my lighting controls :(

    Hi everyone, I've come here in frustration and would be so very grateful to who ever can help me.. The lighting controls are required to: Dim hallway lighting (9 x GU10 LED) after 10pm untill 6am to 50%. The rest of the time NO dimming is required. To complicate this, these lights are...
  5. Marcus Vaughan

    Power to an Outside Office - Spur from Ring Final?

    Hi All, Just looking for some reassurance on a job I've looked at today. My status is that I am trying to stay within the realms of 'Minor Works' until I get a bit of experience under my belt. Conscientious decision - but everywhere I go it seems that notifiable work is needed as well...
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    Code question PIR?

    A PVC cable that runs from the house to a shed clipped on a wall to a metel clad socket in shed? No conduit. Thanks
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    C3 on EICR....

    Evening all. I have a thought that I'd like to discuss. Using the current PIR certs, the absence of brown indicator sleeving on the blue S/W of a twin & earth cable used as a switch cable for a light for example, currently warrants a code 4 as it doesn't comply with BS 7671. Code 4's, are...
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    Welder Installation

    I've been asked to install and American TIG welder in a workshop at a site where i do some more normal commercial works. The Welder requires a 400v Supply (no problem as TP supply nearby) but the current DB is a Hager unit for whichi can only find max MCB's of 63A. this welder requires...
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    Code for board chage

    Hi Alll, Anybody suggest code for board change from old rewirable. Thanks
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    periodic inspection report

    i have just carried out a pir to a pb 1 bed flat thats 15 yrs old the ccts are protected by type1 mcbs no rcd protection to shower or bath room htr. ceiling light is a batton lampholder extractor fan ip rated supplementry bonding ok the socket cct has rcd protection can you tell me if this is...
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    Immersion heater circuit

    Just wanting to check and get advice on immersion heaters. I have wired up them before but on the job that i'm on, the house is needing 2 3kw heaters for 2 cylinders. The consumer unit is less than 10m way from the airing cupboard, so would a radial circuit with 4mm cable and a 32mcb be okay...
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    Smoke Alarm Certification

    Hi, when you do a complete/full rewire on a domestic property which must have smoke and heat alarms installed is it a requirement of BS 7671 that a certificate must be completed for the new smoke and heat alarms as well as the new installation certificate. Typical properties are 2 up 2 down...
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