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    More On Job Help Sorry. Wiring Center/Wolsely RoomStat EHE0200364

    Morning guys. Can anyone clarify this for me? From this schematic, is it asking me to: 1. put in a link between L and L at the incoming side, and 2. put in a link between L and A (to feed the SL out) on the outgoing side? Or is it just showing me the internal volt-free switching between...
  2. Pete999

    Sorry Russian Driving, and the lack of road sense

    Sorry folks lived in The USSR 4 years, never had a road traffic accident, more luck than judgment you may say/ Just been watching Russian driving accidents on youtube, horrendous stuff, take a look when you have 5 or 10 minutes and see for yourself, if you do look what do you think the problem...
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    Sorry to mention stables again but...

    Some of you may remember a discussion I had on this forum some time ago regarding my wiring of a stable. The general opinion was that they would burn down, soon after the horses and anyone within a 10 mile radius was electrocuted. Now so far none of this has happened. Now my point was that as...
  4. Baddegg

    No pics sorry............

    Went to view a kitchen refit this week, new kitchen and new rfc circuit dedicated to the kitchen, have a look at the CU and whilst inspecting I see that the 2 lighting circuits, up & down, are both wired with the same 1mm 3&E cable (pre 2005 cable) Red as line to down mcb, yellow to up mcb...
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    I'm sorry but desperation brought me here!

    Hi to all. My first time on this forum. Background in Telecommunications and now 'happily' retired. As per the title, desperation with a particular issue with an alarm (will post detail seperately) of which I have not been able to solve, has brought me into the forum but, who knows, what a long...
  6. A

    Stupid question, sorry

    Hi guys I hate to ask but I've removed a shaver socket from my bathroom to pvc the walls and for obvious reasons need to reconnect it but I can't remember where it was, will a stud finder show me?
  7. Dan

    Ooops sorry about that!

    That's me again screwing with things. Should be sorted now. :)
  8. buzzlightyear

    16mm twin &earth sub mains separate earth

    been to look at a job , customer needs sub mains and meter moving to the under stairs from main cut out from hallway a new 100 amp cu . 16mm twin earth do I need separate cpc for that according to table 54.7 16 mm cpc any thoughts on this .
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    NICEIC 1st visit

    I have a few jobs put together for my first visit. I just want to see how you guys have played this in the past because 2 of my sample jobs are new circuits and DBs for friends which are notifiable . I will be notifying building control through what will hopefully be my new NICEIC approved...
  10. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Hot

    Not electrical but???
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    Newly retired - Architect / Plans Reviewer / Electrical inspector

    Retired to finalize the repairs to the tornado damaged house here in Rowlett Texas USA. It was hit December 26th (Merry Christmas) 2015. It is nearly complete 98.9%. I am trying to stay involved and continue the Practice of Architecture and my plan review and electrical inspections. I am always...
  12. S

    How much capacity of a labelling machine is good?

    How can we decide that the capacity is good of labelling machine? what should it be?
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    9.5 kW shower on 2.5!!!

    I was doing a eicr today. Came across a shower 9.5 kW Mira ,which had been installed for at least 8years. its was brutally spurred off the bathroom heater which was protected by a 15'amp rewireable fuse. All, done in 2.5 t&e . The client swore he knew nothing about it, and said he did have...
  14. driverman

    Volt drop calcs on ring main

    Hi Guys, I'm not into design etc and never have been really but how do you calculate volt drop on a distribution ring main circuit? Ring circuit say covering a large area supplying various loads/buildings. I was thinking split the ring and work it out as 2 x radial circuits, but 1 radial may...
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    elios4you doing my head in, data logging not working

    ive tried entering the current meter readings into the software, it then 0 the data, but about 15 mins later all hell has broken loose. it recons ive consumed 32000kwh and all sorts of nonsense. am i right in thinking if the page says current meter readings thats what i put in? also the...
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    just got home and found all my doors and windows open

    just got home and found all my doors and windows open they have taken the lot! :greedy::greedy::greedy: what good is an empty advent calendar :santa1::santa1::santa1: well it is december:tree:
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    Megger MFT 1552 Multifunction Tester (Package)

    Due to relocating and some unwanted tools I no longer require, I am offering the following items as a complete set. 1 x Megger MFT1552 multifunctional tester, c/w test leads and hard carry case (good condition). 1 x Brother PT7600 Label Maker c/w manual/cd, charger, and carry case (good...
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    Domestic Wiring garage supply, breaker size recommendations for welder.

    Hi guys, I'm planing on putting some power to my grandparents garage so I can work on my car. I'm going to put in one double socket which will be running a freezer, and my welder too, and then a couple 5ft fluorescents or x2 battenholders.. whatever gives the best spread of light? The thing...
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    main fuse not a bs 1361

    hi can someone tell me what fuse this is please. is it a bs88? thanks
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