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  1. K

    Storage heater Asbestos?

    Anyone know what model of simplex storage this is. I never got as far as taking the cover off yet to find a number inside. I have a suspicion it may contain asbestos. Hopefully someone on here might recognise it. Was thinking it might be a dsh or dsr model
  2. M

    how to use storage heater without activating the included convector heater?

    Dear all, I have 3 unidare storage heaters that I d like to use minimizing electrical expense and I m struggling to understand how they work. I ve called unidare phone with no success and asked 2 electricians that could not provide help, thus I thought maybe someone from here could help. the...
  3. P

    Storage heater tripping

    I went to a call regarding a dimplex storage heater not coming on during economy 7 hours. I did the basic tests and the storage heater is on an old board with cartridge fuses, and the fuse was fine and the FCU switch was also okay. I connected the heater to a 13 amp plug and every time it was...
  4. Energy Storage Train - A new kind of energy storage

    Energy Storage Train - A new kind of energy storage

    Frank Sesno reports on ARES, a new technology that uses weighted rail cars and gravity to try create an efficient solution to the intermittency of solar and ...
  5. P

    Peak Supply for Storage Heater

    Hello, I am replacing my old storage heaters (single supply). I have two choices either buy replacement ones which require only off-peak or buy the more modern type which require peak and off-peak supplies. I am wondering if an electrician will be able to create the new peak supply by running a...
  6. E

    Storage heaters

    Got a question regarding storage heaters and economy 7. Customer wants 7x storage heaters (Elnur Ecombi High Retention) installed in a HMO. Each room has its own 4 way consumer unit per room (basically small studio flats) the only thing is the storage heaters require a 24hour supply and economy...
  7. bigspark17

    De stratification fans in storage building.

    Any one familiar with these and fitted any recently.? Looking for reputable brands and ideas on there control. Warehouse is used for individual self contained storage units.
  8. haptism

    Are modern storage heaters more efficient than old ones

    Would a brand new storage heater would be any more efficient than an older (circa 1970's) model ? I have not looked at any to compare as yet, but as they both heat up concrete blocks cant really see much difference tbh, anyone know ?
  9. Charlie_

    Storage Heater Recommendations?

    As part of a conversion from a town house to a kind of HMO I have been asked to quote for all electric heating + electric showers (5). Qualifies for ‘comfy heat tariff’. I have put forms in to upgrade from 1 to 3 phase. I’m looking at the Dimplex Quantum range, because it’s a brand with a good...
  10. J

    SSE DNO 4kw Solar Panels with battery storage, zero export

    Hi, I'm looking to expand our current grid-tied solar from 2kw to 4kw, add some battery storage and do zero export. Has anyone done this? Did SSE accept it? Any advice on equipment? Thanks all
  11. rolyberkin

    Replacement for Storage Heaters

    After some recommendations for a replacement for a 2.5kw storage heater, was thinking along the lines of an oil filled rad, any recommendations?
  12. Rupert Young

    DIY van racking using Tamstrut slotted channel

    sick of arriving on site only to realize I hadn't foreseen the need for something I hadn't packed the night before, after looking around at products like Bott Smartvan decided to do my own using unistrut, fatmax pro organisers, vanvault slider, euroboxes and Milwaukee Packout, added some LED...
  13. L

    Storage Heater- ASBESTOS????

    Hi, I’ve been asked to replace some old storage heaters from a flat - they seem very old and I’m a bit worried they contain asbestos. I couldn’t find any make or model numbers on them. I’ve attached photos , it’s a long shot but if any storage rad experts out there and knows please help.
  14. robbacrap

    Advice on mystery old storage heater

    Hi everyone, we have in our rented flat a quite old storage heater. Up to now we only used it when required without using the "storage" feature, as we are unable to understand how the input/output controls work. It does definitely work when we turn the switch on, but it seem we cannot regulate...
  15. Barnaby Stedman

    Tool storage?..............................................

    Hello all I have a very comprehensive kit of electrical tools, including brands such as knipex, wera and wiha, and all different size tools. However, my storage seems very muddled and split up. What do the pros do to store their tools? any suggestions?
  16. James Harrison

    Electrician Unidare Storage Heater with Under floor air flow broken

    Hi, I'm trying to help my elderly dad who has a Unidare Storgae system with underfloor air circulation. The motor appears to have stopped working. Can anyone help. I'm in Winchester, Hampshire. Many thanks in advance.
  17. UKMeterman

    Electrician 2x Storage heaters supply and fit didcot

    Hi, I am looking for either replacement front covers for a dimplex CLX24 C series or supply and fit of a new storage heater and a similar smaller one. 1 st floor flat didcot, also swap over a few socket outlets to look modern. Any interest?
  18. D

    Dimplex Quantum storage heaters

    Hi all, Does anyone have experience with working on this model ? Had a job today to inspect one that wasn’t heating up. Ive worked on hundreds of storage heaters over last few years and never had problem fault finding and repairing, but this one got the better of me today ! Never worked on this...
  19. S

    Storage Heaters input timer

    Hi Any Storage heater experts out there? I have been asked to identify suitable storage heaters for a single metered supply but with night discount. I've identified two possibles; Elnur HHR & Dimplex Quantum. Interested to know your opinions and help me out with a related question; Elnur gives...
  20. happyhippydad

    Night storage heater, how easy to remove bricks?

    I need to get a night storage heater up the stairs. I was planning to get a helper but I just wondered how easy is it to take the bricks out? Is it just a few screws on the front cover or is it more time consuming? Its one of the older types if that's any help at all. I haven't got a picture...
  21. J

    creda storage heater

    have creda bathroom storeage heater last week put in a new thermal fuse it worked for 4 days then stopped checked meter cuboard and nothing tripped please help thanks jim
  22. Michael Russell

    Should I get Electric Storage Heaters?

    I have just bought a 1 bedroom flat in Cambridge. It's all electric, gas is not an option for me - no gas to building at all. The flat comes with an economy 7 meter and old storage heaters that I will need to replace as they smell and look awful. So do I stick and buy modern storage heaters or...
  23. G

    logging the electrical supply to my storage radiators

    I have recently moved into the house with storage radiators, economy 10 and dynamic teleswitching (DTS) My supplier is nPower (!) I am trying to assertain switch on and off times for the heaters, especially for the extra 3hr boost. Apart from staying up and watching the heaters, is there a...
  24. F

    Domestic Advice for outdoor conduit and spare cable storage

    Hi all, I'm looking to install three IP cameras around my house and I already have CAT6 cable run from inside the house to three points on the outside of the house near where I plan to put the cameras. I only need to run the CAT6 cable to the camera locations as it will be used for data and...
  25. M

    Caught out with new storage heaters...

    During a flat renovation i removed and skipped a very old and battered storage heater and ordered one of the new super expensive (customer nearly had a heart attack) storage heaters, assuming it would go right in place. Only discovered earlier they need a dual ----ing feed!! Its not really...
  26. 123

    Power Tool Battery Storage - Stealthmounts

    Has anyone used anything like this? They look quite handy for storing battery's safely in the van.
  27. Dan

    10% Off Filplastic Van Storage Tilt Bins for your Vans - Discount / Voucher Code: Forum18

    Van Tilt Bins 10% off Discount Code for Filplastic. :)
  28. U

    storage heater or not?

    Evening chaps usual Thursday evening dumb question coming up but I would appreciate a little help as Dr Google is not cooperating. An electric boiler (heatrae sadia amptec C900) running wet system radiators(normal rads) Would the radiators be considered to be storage heaters? may be more of a...
  29. M

    13amp socket for old storage heater

    Taking a old storage heater off the wall for my brother who would like a single socket in its place. It has it’s own circuit in the fuse board (b16 breaker) I know a little about electrics but don’t know if a standard 13amp socket will run off the breaker safely. Thanks in advance
  30. codger

    Replacing storage heater

    Good morning chaps. Needing some guidance if poss. Looking to replace an existing storage heater in a living room with a panel heater, but looking for something which will give max heat but with max efficiency too. The room is 5m x 5m x 2.5m. Thinking 2.5/3kW possibly, or equivalent. Can anyone...
  31. S

    Totally stumped. Night Storage Heater tripping out MCB, but ok on daytime circuit.

    Please help. I have a basic understanding of electirics, but 5 Electricians are stumped and I don't know where to go next. My mother in law heats her house by 4 Night Storage Heaters, all of which are wired to a Economy 7 supply/fuse board, with no RCD just MCB. The largest of the Night...
  32. E

    Why are all storage heater replacements on the top floor?

    can anyone answer me this riddle?
  33. R

    Ficher Storage Heaters

    Hi all. Does anyone know anything about Fischer Storage Heaters? Someone asked me if a quote from them seemed ok, its to remove 2 Storage heaters and install 4 of these heaters in a top floor flat and it came to £6000+VAT. Obviously haven't seen the job, have been told loft is empty so access...
  34. Scottish Scientist

    Wind, storage and back-up system designer

    Wind, storage and back-up system designer Peak demand, wind and back-up power / energy usage and storage capacity calculator For the specification and design of renewable energy electricity generation systems which successfully smooth intermittent wind generation to serve customer demand, 24...
  35. R

    Storage Heater Recommendations

    Hi Guys, Been asked by a family friend for advice about what storage heaters to go for. They've got 4 in total in the house and have said only ones working properly so want them all changing. What are people recommending when being asked by customers to change all storage heaters? I'm currently...
  36. L

    Storage heater / Oil filled radiator / Ceramic radiator?????

    I’ve just bought a 1 bed apartment with storage heaters from the early 1980’s with no thermostat. The apartment is electric only and I’m trying to work out what is the best replacement for the old storage heaters. I have economy 7 What I can’t work out is am I best to go for: 1. Storage...
  37. LWS_Electrical

    Off peak tariff battery storage charging

    Customer has battery storage charged from solar panels and off peak supply. Should I be getting a 230v shock from the off peak cable when it's disconnected from the off peak DB? I would of thought there would be a diode to prevent 230v from the battery or solar panels from interacting with the...
  38. Sparky_marky2

    Storage Heater with 4 wires

    My mum bought some storage heaters with in built thermostat and I noticed there were 4 wires, live, neutral, earth and a black cable. I've wired storage heaters before and they didn't have this 4th black cable. How is this 4th cable wired? She has Economy 10 in the house is it possible to wire...
  39. T

    Storage Yard Lighting - Supplier Reccomendations

    Hi guys, I've been asked to change an existing lighting setup in a large storage yard. Basically at the moment there are a number of lamp posts with a mixture of 250w and 400w metal halide lights (1 or 2 lights per post). I've been told from the main building contractor that the columns aren't...
  40. S

    Query on Storage Heaters

    From these photos can anyone tell me if these storage heaters are manual or automatic charge and are they fan assisted ??
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