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    Rewiring Bungalow and circuit design for Kitchen.

    Hello, I am getting a bit bogged down with detail as I always try my best to meet every best practice but I am very out of practice as I have been working outside the industry for 15yrs. All help appreciated. I am refurbishing my small 2 bed bungalow and have some questions for all the experts...
  2. T

    Breaker tripping and rewiring question

    Hey guys new DIY user here. I am doing an evening course on Domestic Electrical Installatons but it is on hold now because of Covid. We got through some theory and just started with the fun part when the SHTF. Now in lockdown, I have time and a project on my hand but it is not going great so...
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    I bought a mortgage the electrician have been paid completely and he refused to come and fix the fan extractors also certificate for rewiring of the

    The electrician that renovated my house mortgage rewiring of the whole house (3 bedrooms semi detached) have refused to come complete the work (fan extractors uncompleted ) and the certificate for heating system inclusive of new boiler fixed. He says it takes 8 weeks for it to come through the...
  4. M

    House Rewiring - Telephone Line

    Hi All, I need some advice please. I am getting the whole house rewired/plastered and at the same time, i would like to put in a telephone cable in certain room in the house. I am bit confused on what i should buy and install. I reviewed forums and they seem a bit old, so could be...
  5. L

    Help! Rewiring 3 way switch, cannot get it to work again.

    Long story short, I tried to replace my existing 3 way switch with a new 3 way switch, but I had to pretty much take everything out and my attempt at putting everything back as it was failed because now the ceiling lights controlled by the new switch don't work. The other 3 way switch is located...
  6. S

    Rewiring fuel resistor relay

    hey :) i have a fuel resistor relay that a bloody melomy has chewed, it also chewed a hole in my battery and made it leak. i have attatched photos, just wondering if anyone could help me out with which black wires go where to attach the plug back onto the relay? much appreciated if anyone can...
  7. C

    Separating lamp holder to rewire

    I'm looking to replace the cable on a lamp I bought but I am unable to separate the holder to access the connections. I have tried pushing in the black tabs to release the top but I haven't had any luck. Any advice on the best approach would be appreciated.
  8. S

    rewiring existing ceiling fan with light on a 4way & 3way(separate?)

    existing fan w/light;2switches(3&4way);can i put fan one 1 switch and light on the other switch? So I want to be able to turn off the light and keep the fan going. I currently have to unscrew the light bulb in order to have the fan running without light. Can I have the light on one switch and...
  9. J

    USA Needs rewiring? Asbestos?

    Hello, thinking of buying a 1968 home. It has what looks like an old fuse box and a small electrical panel. Nephew (electrician) saw the pic and thought asbestos and needs all new wiring. It is a 1600 sq ft house. Any thoughts? We live out if state and can’t view it.
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    UK rewiring a house

    is it normal to rewire an entire house and use the existing sockets and light switches, or would it be better practice to use the new regs 450mm and 1200? also is it normal to chase the wiring for sockets all the way up the wall rather than chase below and under the flooring, even if it means...
  11. J

    UK Do I need to change to an 18th edition board when rewiring a house?

    Hi We are having a complete rewire of our house and also new wiring to the two-story extension that is being built. The Sparky has said we need to change our board to a metal cased 18th edition board. Our board is only 7 years old and has plenty of headroom for adding more devices. See...
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    Rewiring - Some questions, don't want to get done again...

    Hi, after having a somewhat bad experience with a previous sparky and having to get the work fixed I'm after some advice with regards to some additional work I'd like done. I don't want to have similar issues. I'm not an electrician, I can wire a dash-cam and that is as far as I want to go, that...
  13. mattg4321

    Rewiring a 2 bed house to be rented out - SPD required?

    As per the title, if you were rewiring a small house to be rented out would you, or should you fit an SPD? Doing one soon and been screwed down on price a bit further than we would like ideally. However we have a quiet few weeks until a couple of bigger jobs start and it's local and empty...
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    Domestic REWIRING Small 3 bed house.

    My grandson is confused by conflicting information given by contractors quoting to rewire his house, which is a small 3 bed semi. The incoming mains and meter are located at the front of the property (external meter cupboard). The consumer unit is located in the kitchen at the rear of the...
  15. Mojo

    Trainee Hello! Decorator takes on (all the safe bits of) rewiring his garage

    Hello, I don’t usually introduce myself in forums, but just fancied it here. I’m not a trainee (though I’m considering it), I’m a 45 year old decorator who has a garage without power, so in conjunction with an electrician friend, I’m studying and researching how to wire it. NOT connecting to...
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    Rewiring fridge to bypass thermostat (for external control)

    Hi, I'm attempting to adapt a fridge into a homebrew fermentation chamber with a digital thermometer controlling the compressor via an arduino and relays. Initially, all I need to do is take out the thermostat and rewire so that the compressor always runs when the power is on, ideally with the...
  17. S

    Re-wire preference - under floorboards or removed ceiling

    Hi! I'm new to the forum - thanks for having me. I have a question for a domestic rewire - I just bought my first property and want to know the prefered method for a rewire and if it really matters or is a personal preference. I'm going to rip down the thin chipboard ceiling and have it...
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    Rewiring 40-50 year old wiring

    Hi all, As the title, just after a couple of pointers. Basically I've just bought a house, the existing wiring is the old colours but the CPC has a dark green sleeve, on top of that there is only 3 circuits for the house, a power a lighting and a 16a radial feed to the kitchen? I've had a face...
  19. Rincewindwiz

    Rewiring Ceiling Light

    OK so I screwed up! Went to replace my daughters ceiling fitment (old one yellow and paint spattered) expecting to detach the lamp, remove the old cable, attach the new cable and screw the rose into the existing ceiling fitment. Good plan which failed miserably when the new rose failed to screw...
  20. R

    Replacing US plug with UK one

    Hi, I've bought several table lamps that each power a 7w E12 bulb. They have US plugs and were sold to me with very dubious looking US>UK adapters. (I ordered online from Thailand and was promised UK fittings. I know, I know...) The connections are poor and the bulbs often go when switched on...
  21. butchtaylor909

    Rewiring to a garage

    Hi everyone, I have been asked to look at someones Garage for them as they want to be able to have more "stuff" in there. currently it is powered by a 2.5 t&e run from the house CU straight to a 2g pattress. But they want a separate CU in the garage. my initial idea was to henley block and...
  22. J

    House Rewiring Compliance

    Hi I have recently purchased a 1970s semi detached house and had a full rewire and new central heating system installed by separate companies. There were a few things I was concerned with and am hoping to check with some qualified electricians before I bring it up with the electrician - I have...
  23. R

    When do you decide.... It needs rewiring.

    The last 3 jobs I quoted all had previous quotes and all were told they needed rewires and they didn't.. Except 1 of them that needed lighting rewired due to no earth's and the customer wanted metal fascias. The others needed a day hunting jbs to rectify low IR and several other issues. The...
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    Quick question about rewiring a plug

    Hi I'm in the uk. My dog has chewed the plug off our tv upstairs during the night. The earth pin is plastic. When I'm rewiring a new plug into it, am I okay to use a plug that had a metal earth pin but obviously don't attach anything to it? Thanks..
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    Rewiring Vintage Lamps

    Hi all, As you may know I've recently joined the forum and have an avid interest in all things vintage - in particular the restoration of vintage items. More recently i have taken an interest in electrical items. I'm looking to re-wire two vintage spot/desk lamps that date from the 1960s/70s...
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    Self Employed Work Available in Tower Hamlets

    Domestic Kitchen Rewiring for Better Homes. If you have experience in 'better homes' it helps, Includes rewiring kitchens, changing CCU's and minor works in bathrooms. Work is situated in Tower Hamlets E2, London. I'm aware this isn't a site for job hunting and i apologize if breaking any site...
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    Use an old cable for lighting circuit?

    Hi We are rewiring a house, and know that we'll need a Part P inspection after the work is complete. I wonder if we can use the exisitng feed for the upstairs lights (it runs nicely in the walls to the loft space through a long conduit run, so won't be trivial to replace. The cable is 1960s...
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