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    Domestic Choc Bloc - Suitable for extending cable to light fitting?

    Hi, I would like to move a light fitting and switch. The switch, about 20cm, the light fitting, about 60cm. I've been looking online and found a product call the choc bloc, would that be suitable for my needs? The cables are in the attic under the insulation material currently. Some previous...
  2. Gavin John Hyde

    sensible price for one of these or suitable sized alternative?

    Customer needs one of these changed for an elderly relative. Found new versions by Mk themselves for the old one but at £30+ hoping to find a more affordable alternative. Anybody know of other makes that fit the dimensions? or better still sensible priced MK ones?
  3. robd

    Looking for spotlight suitable for used fireplace

    Hi all, Got a customer who is having a wood burning stove fitted and wants some kind of light inside the chimney to light it up. I said it will need to be heat proof...am about to start looking but does anyone have any suggestions please?
  4. Jackflash

    suitable cable for catenary

    Hi all, I've been asked to supply a large outbuilding thats to be used as offices via overhead catenary wire. The suspended length is about 50M. Does anyone have experience with this? My plan was to erect a telegraph pole half way and use 25mm 2 core SWA. Would something like split con cable be...
  5. Jackflash

    suitable cable for catenary

    Hi all, I've been asked to supply a large outbuilding thats to be used as offices via overhead catenary wire. The suspended length is about 50M. Does anyone have experience with this? My plan was to erect a telegraph pole half way and use 25mm 2 core SWA. Would something like split con cable be...
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    Suitable RCBO for old GE consumer unit

    Asked to replace a faulty electric shower and found there wasn't a RCD for the shower circuit. Looks like it's GE with a Proteus main switch and one Harok RCBO. Does anyone know if you can get GE RCBOs for this CU or are there any suitable alternatives, I'm not sure if the Harok RCBO is suitable?
  7. littlespark

    Suitable dimmer switch for LED downlights

    I just completed a job for neighbour through an insurance company and main contractor. I was asked at the beginning to put in LED downlights in the kitchen, bathroom and en-suite as an extra. All done. My neighbour is asking now if I can put dimmers on the downlights?. I should be... they are...
  8. Pete999

    Cant find a suitable non electrical forum

    You all saw mypost about a volunteer job I did yesterday, there were two grab rails I was reluctant to fit as the walls were plasterboard and stud work, simple fix you will say, but the rules of the game are "try not to damage the building fabric" and explain to the client why you can't do this...
  9. Marvo

    Suitable replacement for antique switches

    I have a client with a house full of these switches and I need to find a suitable replacement for several of the porcelain switch modules. Any ideas?
  10. Electron

    How do I make antique lights suitable for outside use?

    A Customer has decided to buy a pair of outside lights from a salvage shop. Whilst they look nice I need to find a way to make them suitable for external use. IP44. They want dimmable LED. Also need an earth connection as made from aluminium. Pictures attached. 210mm diameter. 100mm high (top...
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    Newbie Here. Need help With Suitable Training Courses

    Hi All Complete newbie here. I'm about to go to the correct section and ask everyones opinion on which training courses are available to me in my profession, but I'll give you a brief glimpse into what I'm looking for. I'm 42 and for the past ten months have been working as a mechanical field...
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    Driveway Lights

    Hi All, My Customer want electric lights down the drive, approx. 60M. 6 lights in total. Not a problem until I saw the lights, Pillar lights which have a transformer on them with a standard plug. Usually I would put the transformer inside the light column, cut the plug off and hard wire but with...
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    Thanks for the welcome dan alright fellow troops couple of small things to ask. what's best to use for wiring outside lights other than conduit or sea was thinking fp but a friend told me it failed at a job he looked at, thoughts??
  14. J

    240v Fan in zone 1

    Hi folks new to this but have a question . What are the circumstances that have to be met to fit a 240v fan in zone 1 . I have read that it's acceptable if the fan is ipx4 rated and is on a rcd. I've read that if the manufacturer states the fan is suitable for zone 1 and rcd protected then it is...
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    Single Core 230Volt Supply??

    A farmer client has a supply cable going underground from the DNO's kennel to a large barn converted to stables with power and light. The cable is fed from a 30 Amp switch fuse and a preceeding 30 mA RCD. In the barn, I noted that though the power and light were on separate 2.5mm and 1.5 mm...
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    Domestic Replace time clock with double socket.

    A guy asked me to replace a domestic timeclock with a double socket. Is it OK to simply throw the new socket onto that circuit (seeing it is not being used any more and there is only one socket going to be used?
  17. K

    factory rewire help

    hi everyone im currently looking at updating a board in a factory with bs88 fuses in it can anyone reccommend a board and overcurrent protective devices that would be a more suitable replacement? the out going circuits are ok and up to date thanks
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    Domestic 10w tv battery

    Hello, I recently bought a 10w 12v 7" TV, but it doesn't come with its own battery. So would it be possible to connect it to a 12v 7,2ah ups battery without any tv damage? Thanks for your availability regards
  19. R

    6491x Singles in a PVC flexible conduit....

    Gents, Is there a regulation on NOT been able to use singles in a pvc flexible conduit over a short distance i.e 1M. - and your thoughts please. This example would be on a commercial installation. Thanks
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    Dimmer Selection Wisdom

    Hello, I wonder if someone can help me here. My understanding is : Leading edge dimmers are suitable for mains GU10 halogen lamps, but need to be down rated 75 to 50% to cover the load. Leading edge dimmers are not suitable for GU5.3 / Mr16 low voltage lamps. Trailing edge dimmers are...
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