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  1. impish15

    Running lights across scaffolding

    Hi, I have run some outside lighting for a customer in Hi-tuff cable. He now wants 2 additional lights run across scaffolding which has been put up. Slightly hesitant running the cable across the scaffolding using the Hi-tuff as I feel it can easily get damaged with the other trades using the...
  2. S

    Running electric to island.

    Hi all. I'm currently building an island in my kitchen which will contain a gas hob. I've cut a trench about 60mm wide from the edge wall to where I want everything popping up. Plumber will be fitting a 22mm gas pipe wrapped in Denso tape before it is filled in with screed and then tiled...
  3. Rockingit

    Boiler running for DHW when not called

    I generally consider myself pretty up on heating systems but this has me slightly stumped… An otherwise very simple system boiler on what I assume is an bog standard S plan. What could make it call for DHW (tank stat registering cold after a full draw) OUTSIDE of the programmed hours and...
  4. C

    Running a 16 amp socket

    Good morning, Ive a dry covered area by the side of the house where I’m wanting to some welding art, I bought a 200 amp tig welder , that says it should be run off a 16 amp supply, my Main fuse box inside the house is about 6 feet from where I’m wanting to set up the welder , could l run a...
  5. B

    Electricity running through water pipe?

    Hey all :-) Hope its chill that I'm here asking questions, I just inherited this old decrepit place in NSW (Australia) and went to wash my hands in the up stairs bathroom sink n got an electric shock. I went and flicked off all the switches, I checked with a voltage tester (the kind that glows...
  6. C

    New upright freezer running frequently?

    Just purchased a new Beko FFP3579W Upright Freezer. It's been running for three days now and I believe the freezer maybe faulty. The freezer seems to be running too frequently. It runs for 22 minutes and then turns off for 24 minutes and then it's back on again doing this on/off cycle. This is...
  7. L

    GU10 downlights running dim

    Hi All, I have just installed 8x GU10 downlights in our kitchen with a 2 way setup using the 2 cable method, when I turned the light on they are running dim. I also found that if I turn another light on in the house they then go to full brightness and remain that way even if the other light is...
  8. L

    Could a failed HW valve cause boiler to keep running?

    (Or that might be should a failed HW valve keep boiler running) Woke up this morning to find the boiler still running even though all timers off (HW and CH). We have a simple S-plan CH/HW system with oil-fired boiler and a 2-port zone valve for CH and a 2-port zone valve for HW. Various...
  9. E

    Continously running pump

    Friend asked me to wire in a hive on a conventional 1 zone heating system. So I fitted it tested the HIVE and all was working. I then said to him after about 20 minutes your pump is still running even though water and heat were turned off. Response it's always been like it. So me been fussy...
  10. B

    DIY - Trailer AC Continuously Running

    First time DIY post here…. My wife and I bought an old, run down 70’s lake trailer and ran into an AC wiring issue. Our thermostat is wired with white wire to W2, Red to RC, and jumper from RC to RH. There are two wires hanging by the furnace (old gas furnace that is out of commission due to...
  11. S

    Running 2 phase in swa

    Due to an increase in load for a subman, I now need 2 phases for an outbuilding. Original design was 63a supply, but now an electric shower and another ac unit has been added due to a design error. Questions are, can you get a 2phase mcb to fit a schnider PoN board? Are you allowed to supply 2...
  12. I

    Running Cables in Purlins

    Hello Couldn’t find anything in the forums on this and thought I would have… Large warehouse, minimal power circuits, two or three lighting circuits, max of 5 three phase circuits. Would it be acceptable to run these within the metal purlins at roof level and tied in place or would tray hung...
  13. Scott smit

    UK Running a couple new sockets from mains

    Hi everyone Just looking for a little advise on if my plan to run this spur is okay I’ve drawn a diagram in hopes to make my expiation simpler The MS square is the main socket which has not been tampered with The F is a 13 amp fuse spur And the S are the additional sockets which I plan to...
  14. C

    How are 300 LED curtains running on only 5V USB?

    How is it that you can run 300 LEDs on only 5V? Any videos?
  15. SolarCity

    Specialist firm for running cables in underground?

    As the title says, I wonder if anyone has any knowledge of specialists firm who run in armoured cables underground? I have a 250m run of two cables, possibly around 4core 150mm across a field that I'm looking at. I wouldn't even know where to start in pricing something like this so I'd like to...
  16. Jarvo273

    Does running aerial cables come under wiring regs?

    Hi, I'm doing DIY and need to run some coaxial cables from the roof space into the house through the stud wall. Can anyone advise if this requires to be installed by a professional to wiring regs? Does anyone know about regulations around fire protection of you have several coaxial cables going...
  17. S

    Heating electric controls running hot/ burning, oil heating

    Hi all Happy Christmas to you and yours. I need some expert advice I made the temporary leap to a off grid Mobile home a few months ago while I build my house. All works ok, generator during the day and batteries and a 1 to 2 kw 220v inverter at night. However, there is a slight problem, I...
  18. T

    Running ring final cables in loft eaves

    Hi All. I am wiring a loft conversion and want to avoid covering cables in the insulation. I can clip the cables to the studs on the other side of the wall in the zone parallel to the socket outlets. Is this sensible thing to do or would you rather run in the holes through the joists and apply...
  19. N

    running wire under drive way to garage for sub panel?

    2ga is what i think i need for the runs. ill have 220v out there so ill do 3 runs for hot/hot/neutral and then ground. reading the current code it seems i need grounding rods out there as well as a dedicated ground from house to garage? is that right? can i sleeve cables for wire color change...
  20. E

    Motor FLC, Rated current, running current and nominal current.

    Good evening, 1) Is the motor current on the nameplate always the full load current: the maximum current the motor can draw without there being damage to its winding insulation. 2) Often in motor books, I see the term nominal current? is this the current that the motor draws under normal...
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