1. edwardcasbon

    Running 2 radials off a spur. Is this possible?

    Hi all, I've a double socket in the loft running off a spur from a bedroom socket. I'd love to add lighting into the loft, and wondering if I can run a socket radial and lights off the spur using a junction box and 2 fused connection units? Please see the attached diagram for a description of...
  2. G

    running CAT 6 , splitting or multiple cables

    HI all, in my house i want to run as much CAT6 everywhere as i can, i have a old cabinet with 24 way strip in so im putting that in the garage, i wanted 6 upstairs for each bedroom and ubiquity on the landing. trouble is i can only get two up the cavity and its a nightmare to get any others up...
  3. J

    Running Coffee Machine off Generator

    Hi I run a mobile coffee hut and have just bought a new coffee machine and new 7.5 KW Generator. The coffee machine is on 13 amp plug but requires 32 amp feed. I used it on weekend on 16 amp feed off Genny. My question is can I connect machine direct to Genny (ie not through hits fuse box) and...
  4. tinkering

    Running Cable to Garage

    We are going to run Teck90 or ACWU cable underground from house to garage. There will be just a 60A breaker in the house and garage for now but want to lay a large enough cable to carry 100A in the future. We have approximately 60 ft of ACWU #3/0 aluminum to make the run. It is about 2" in...
  5. I

    TIPS? Running Neutral Wire in Old Conduit NYC Building approx 1950

    Hello! I am setting up a smart home system and will need a neutral wire for the application. Some of the existing switches to be replaced only have 2 wires. I believe I will need to run my own neutral line through the existing conduit. I have done so before and just used a stiff wire with...
  6. N

    Running cables horizontally along the 150mm top of wall

    Top of the wall – where the wall meets the ceiling there is a 150mm zone where cables should be run. It is at the top of the wall and runs horizontally around the whole wall House is made of concrete floors. So I'm planning on using the top 150mm of wall (safe zone) by ceiling, to run cables...
  7. Barnaby Stedman

    Running cable in void???????

    Yesterday was working below a mansard roof and to avoid drilling through steels I ran some 1mm cable along the top of the joists in the ceiling void created by the mansard. however, i was running the cable perpendicular to the joists which were 400mm apart. Is this mechanical support or not...
  8. Barnaby Stedman

    Running under block & beam

    Has anyone had any experience with running rfc's under a block and beam floor on a hardcore base?
  9. S

    Running outside lighting cables in render

    Hello, I'm looking to extend my lighting circuit outside of my house before I have the house re-rendered. some of the wiring routes will need to go up and over windows etc so some of the cable routes will be outside the permitted cable zones. I was planning to chase t/e into the wall and to...
  10. N

    pump running continuously

    anyone any dealings with British Gas wireless receiver WR1 ? pump on heating system seems to be running constantly ,boiler seems to switch off but come back on very quickly two zone valves seem to be operating as normal. pump is running even with programmer switched to off position,I'm just...
  11. alban moffitt

    Running cable beneath sub floor?

    A customer has asked for a complete rewire for their house that they are doing work on. he has had to put in a new floor everywhere downstairs as it was wooden joists and he wants it solid. He is building it up with hardcore then a concrete subfloor on top of that (about 4 inches). on top of...
  12. Gary Moore

    Running Submains with general lighting and power???

    Hi everyone I have an issue that I need some advice with. I have been asked to fit a panel board in a basement to some offices. From this I need to feed another distribution board. This board is feeding some general lighting and power. My plan was to link everything with a 100x100mm metal...
  13. Skippi

    Vehicle trailer running light one one side only.

    Hello Here's a conundrum. .. I have a trailer with working lights and two vehicles (one british one french) The lights work with both vehicles, EXCEPT FOR ONE RIGHT HAND RUNNING LIGHT - off the FRENCH vehicle(citroen dispatch 2001). The lights on the french vehicle are not connected through...
  14. D

    Daytime Running Lights wiring questions

    Hello Wishing to retro fit some DRL into a vehicle. Instructions, among other wires, state to: White wire to headlight Blue wire to ACC [accessories] [+ve wire is fused just in case any readers ask] Had a chat to auto electrician and he said best and easiest way is: White wire to park light...
  15. T

    Commercial Running cables to an island

    Could use a few ideas, have this room and I need to get some more PCs in there. Best way I'm thinking is island bench to replace the white freestanding desks. That will be least desk installation work, but I need ideas for getting the cables to that island. Some facts: 1st floor, concrete, no...
  16. alban moffitt

    Running Cable under floor with UFH?

    hello all, seeking some advice on how to run cables underfloor with ufh as well. i am quoting for a complete house rewire as they are doing some substantial works and the electrics are in poor condition the floors consist of hardcore then sand then dpm sheeting, celotex on top of that with wet...
  17. Z

    Advice needed on running a 2.5mm cable in kitchen.

    Hi guys, I just needed some advice on running a 2.5mm cable. As I'm still a trainee doing my college course, I thought I'd ask the experienced guys on how I can do this. I have made the video on youtube to explain exactly where the cable needs running. Here is the link. Any advice is...
  18. Barnaby Stedman

    Running cable in cavity

    A quick question - would 25mm oval conduit be sufficient mechanical protection to run cable in an internal cavity wall?
  19. D

    Domestic Pump running indicator

    Hello I have a submersible pump in a small well under my floorboards. Access to the pump area is very difficult but after making many improvements to drainage etc. I now need to know if it ever switches on. I have access to the electrical feed for the pump is there any simple device i can fit to...
  20. Gary Moore

    Only classed as a good spark if I can run jobs???

    Im looking for some general opinions on this. Im very good as an Electrician on the tools and have Lots if experience. I’m very conscientious and like to do thing properly. I have Ran some decent sized jobs in the past and got them over the line successfully. But as I have recently said to a...
  21. B

    Domestic Running 10mm T&E externally?

    I’ve done some labouring support work for sparks in the past (joiner by trade) and have a qualified spark installing an electric shower for me. To save him time I’m going to run the cable. Using 10mm. Walls and floors not easily accessible and shower is about 25m of wire from consumer unit...
  22. D

    Running 10mm T+E under celler joists.

    Hello, Whilst doing some building works I have access to the inside of the stud wall to which the consumer unit is fitted, so full and easy access to all the cabling there. This wall is soon to be tiled. In the future I will want to put power into a garage at the end of the garden. I happen...
  23. Gavin John Hyde

    The joys of running a van

    Last week or so found shifting gear really hard in the little bipper van. Took it in the nearest garage as could barely get it out of 2nd. Turns out after 92k the clutch packed up. Wasnt disengaging correctly. Was expecting a massive bill. Needn't have worried as it only cost 387.00 including...
  24. L

    Running a 240v fridge in a vehicle, unusual situation

    Hello Folks, I have a query regarding running a 240v fridge in vehicle. Any advice would be welcome. I have a catering business and I'm fitting out my vehicle. It is a single cab chassis with a large square steel canopy. I want to be able to carry hot and cold food, so getting a standard...
  25. R

    Inverters running freezer

    I have a large 240v freezer running off a 12 v solar battery bank via an inverter, I would like to have a small backup inverter for the freezer that will cut in if the main one fails, and save all my food. Any one tell me how to do this please ?
  26. R

    Regulations on running electrical cable to power garden

    Hi all, I'm looking at electrifying my garden buildings: a garage a couple of metres from the house with concrete ground inbetween, then a workshop/office 20m away at the bottom of the garden, plus a couple of sockets/lights on the way. I will absolutely have a registered electrician in to do...
  27. Daniel Wilson

    Powering a Brushless DC Blower

    Hi All, I have a DC brushless motor that is attached to a blower. The motor has 4 wires, I have tried various configurations but havn't been able to get it to spin! I want the motor to spin at full speed for an outside project. Here are the labels on the motor DR-8538-805 DTJ 11893G DC43v...
  28. D

    Running cable over steel beams below chipboard floor

    My builders have left a 20mm gap above the steel beams supporting the new first floor by setting the timber joists 20mm above them. Is it acceptable to run cables through the gap and over the beams? Cheers Dave
  29. HVManiac

    How much current is drawn by an 18,600 BTU A/C compressor while running at atmospheric pressure

    Hi folks, I recently got a 26 year old hermetic A/C compressor. I plan to use this as a vacuum pump mostly for some of my hobby projects after adding an air filter and a moisture removal setup to it. The specs on the label on the A/C said that it power draw is 2450 Watts, 11.5Amps. Does it...
  30. kkkkk

    Solar pv removed and reinstalled - now running at less power

    Hi all - an outbuilding with solar panels - they have been removed to replace the roof, and replaced 4 months later with the system isolated and now reactivated. Previously the system was running at about 1.8kw but now it is running at round about 2A 500w - with occasional leaps to 1.6kw and...
  31. Paula

    Electric Cable running across Garden

    Hello Looking for a bit of advice. I live in a flat and the upstairs neighbours had an unarmoured electric cable running from their house down the property wall and across my pathway. I asked them to look at it as live and unarmoured and they got someone in who has put armoured cabling in...
  32. Howard Thomason

    Induction hob and electric oven running from same 32 questions... Again

    HI Guys, so looking for some advice I've had a re-wire for our new kitchen all was going to plan until yesterday when I realised that my changing of appliance could be a issue.. I told the electrician I was getting a range style cooker so he wired up for this, I changed my mind after seeing the...
  33. D

    Running main bonding outside

    Had a CU upgrade just over a year ago but the electrician didn't upgrade the main bonding to the water from 6mm to 10mm. I don't know his reasoning, wasn't there for the work and never chased it up. I'm having my garage converted so access to the CU is going to be restricted after the ceiling...
  34. JamesM10

    Running power to my shed

    Hello, I'm fairly novice at electrics, but know the basics and realise what will happen and how to prevent blowing myself up. I'm hoping to run power to my shed at the bottom of the garden which will require around 35 - 40 meters of cable. We bought our house 2 years ago and there evidently...
  35. ellie

    running a house from car batteries for the electrical idiot

    i live in the middle of nowhere and sometimes have no electricity. instead of being at the mercy of EDF i have decided to run a 12v lighting system alongside the 230v mains system. to test if a bulb would light from a battery i wired a 12v halogen car bulb to a battery with a switch. i kept...
  36. J

    Domestic load and running home office question

    Hi hope you can advise. I've just purchased a 2500w, 230-240v, fitted with 12.4 amp fuse heat press for my small business which came with a 13amp plug. I've been advised it's safe to plug into its own domestic wall socket. However it's a double wall socket and normally in the other socket i have...
  37. B


    Hey all, I'm a qualified electrician and have been for 20 years now (Although not on tools right now). I'm in the process of putting together a course that guides/helps/coaches and provides systems for people to conquer their pain points. I've experienced the long days, then getting home and...
  38. I

    a strange Slow running Manrose MFT100T

    A strange one :- replaced an inline mixed flow timer fan like for like yesterday. When powered on at the 3 pole isolator switch the fan was running at 25% speed and the shower light 12v halogen bulb was lit but very dim (note the pull switch for bathroom lights was off) All other bathroom...
  39. Pete999

    Cables running through accessories to feed another circuit.

    There was a post yesterday, can't recall the exact one. I'll start by saying I wouldn't do it and never have, there were several reasons and answers that, although they provided some sort of response, there was never any definitive proof as to whether it was against the BS 7671. Now I don't know...
  40. happyhippydad

    Sticky line running up wall from sockets and switches?

    A customer has asked me to add some sockets. Whilst there she asked if I new what the lines running up the wall from her light switches and sockets were. They are slightly sticky to the touch and this is not recent work it has been in situ for some time. The picture with the light switch to the...
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