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    Domestic Unable to separate wires on ring circuit

    Hi folks, I'm in the process of adding some more sockets into my "Socket" ring circuit. My plan was to open up the existing socket, cut 1 twin and earth higher up and add a socket there, leave the other twin and earth where it is then do a small ring of 4 sockets, starting at the existing socket...
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    Domestic One main electrical feed and two separate meters

    Hi All and thank you for allowing me to join the forum. I am hoping that someone can help. I refurbish property but have never had to deal with this situation before. I have bought a house that was converted to 2 flats and I am now putting it back to one dwelling. It has one main electric feed...
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    Help with installing 3 way switch to control lights on three separate floors

    First and foremost I would like to introduce myself. My name is Faysal and I reside in East London. By profession I am a Operation Manager within the NHS but have a patient to do home electrical DIY project. I picked up basic electrical skills from a young age, tagging along my uncle who was a...
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    Shower on Ceiling Light Flickers - advice needed please

    Hello, I am not an electrician. I don't normally post on forums but I'm at breaking point with this situation and require some advice please. Our new shower was installed earlier this year. Since it was installed when you press the new shower on the ceiling light in the bathroom flickers...
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    Microwave tripping circuits on two separate CUs

    Hi All Bit of a strange one... My mother in law decided to poach an egg in the microwave, and whatever she did, the egg went bang and knocked out the kitchen sockets. Strange thing is, it looks like this also tripped circuits on a separate CU which feeds external sockets & lights etc. It...
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    shower supplies

    We have been asked to supply 2 new 10.5 kw showers off a memshield 2 3 phase DB. Looking at prices for rcbos we are looking at 90 a piece for mcb and pod. Anyone got any cheaper suggestions? With the highest mcb being 63a sph I cant run an rcd main switch db off for these./
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    Tanking a separate shower

    Tanking a separate shower advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi, I'm looking for some advice on tanking a shower. I have a 1400x900 resin shower tray in an enclosure with three plastered walls - one wall is stone and two are studwork. I've bought the... Tanking a separate shower Are you a DIYer...
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    Supply to static permanent residence caravan

    Hi, looking for some advice for supply to static permanent caravan at bottom of garden. My House supply is TT. From what I can gather from previous thread s, is this acceptable. House end, SWA terminated into plastic ad.box and l+n tails into non RCD side of cu, from suitably rated MCB. Armour...
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    Installation test following rewire

    I've recently carried out a full rewire of a domestic property which had a supply to a garage by use of an armoured in ducting run underground. I have taken a new feed to the adaptable box that said armoured is terminated into and have tested the armoured itself and all is ok. My question is, as...
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    Van Proximty Alarm

    Hi Guys, I've been looking for an alarm for my work van that will chirp out an audible alarm if someone walks up to it. I want to prevent someone trying to break in, rather than fit extra dead locks, etc... I need it to be: - separate to my standard alarm - on its own separate fob - I'll...
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    Two, yes two 13A cookers off 6mm

    Hello All The wife wants not one, but two, yes, two of those NEFF slide n hide ovens you see on Great British Bake-Off. Not cheap at well over £500 each. Anyway...can I run two off the 6mm cable coming from the consumer unit currently with a 16A breaker. I was thinking of changing breaker to a...
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    Consumer Unit Changes, options for Customers

    Hi all, does anyone have any fact sheets, flyers or the like for Customers...Explaining the benefits of an RCBO Board over a Dual RCD Board?
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    4 submains with one common CPC

    I have a query. 4 distribution boards, each fed by 25mm2 double insulated tails (approx 30m away) in a roof void. Only 1 16mm2 earthing conductor for all 4 submains. The earthing conductor is then connected at the first board and looped to the other three boards. Is this acceptable? I thought BS...
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    Ring circuits one per floor pre mcb

    I am rewiring a house and I am running through just one socket on the ground floor to access the first floor ring. So the first floor ring circuit would include a socket on the ground floor. Is this wrong as I have read I the building regs separate floors, separate circuits, with their own mcb
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    Domestic Cooker and Hob Installation

    I am currently renovating my kitchen and am considering swapping my standalone cooker for a hob/single oven combination. Would it be possible to use a dual appliance output plate on a 32A ring? The hob = 4.6Kw The oven = 3.65Kw or would they need to be on separate circuits? Thanks
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    RCBO keeps tripping - without explanation

    The wiring in the house is split into separate circuits each with their own RCBO for 3 for lighting (separate for ground floor; upper floor; and basement) 3 for power (again as above) 1 for cooker 1 for shower 2 for fridge/freezers The problem exists only on the ground floor power circuit...
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    Five days without solar power

    Five days without solar but guess I haven’t missed too much yet, thanks to the grotty weather. I’ve had my solar installation since June 2011, SMA SB4000TL inverter and 16 sanyo HIT panels, total 3.67 kWp. We have been really pleased with the installation and the installer, recommending them...
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    3phase breaker made of 3 single phase breakers

    Hi guys, Is there a difference between 3 single phase breakers next to each other (with a linking bar) and 1 3 phase breaker? Does the 3 phase breaker have anything special in it or is it just 3 single phase breakers stuck together with a bar in the switches? Cheers, Tim
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    3 phase help please

    My mate has just taken over a a small garage that's attached to a shop. At the moment the supply to the garage is fed from the shop but the tenant in the shop won't switch it on because he will get billed. The shop has a 3 phase supply and a big 3 phase board. At the moment there's only a single...
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    Query Regarding 2 Systems On 1 Building

    We've been approached to install 2 small systems on a new build development - 2 flats contained within 1 building, but independent supplies. The available roof space is limited and the builders are asking if we can install the 2 systems in a continuous run - eg so they appear to be one system...
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