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I am installing a DAB Divertron 1000 water pump in a rainwater harvesting tank and was surprised to discover that the enclosed "Safety Instructions" booklet states "The differential switch protecting the system must be correctly sized and must be of the "Class A" type. It must guarantee...
What is everyone's general procedure for provision of an overall installation main switch isolator where an installation has two DB's - one off peak, one on peak? Is it crucial a linked 4 pole main switch be installed to isolate both sets of tails or can a dispensation be made with some clear...
Anyone got any pictures of jobs they’ve done using a joint box in loft instead of taking all cables back to your switch position? Eg Spots, Fan, Mirror as our next job has all wall paper on walls so may be a better option just curious to see what it’s like.
Apologies for the dumb a***e nature of this question to you guys, but my son was doing some decoration and took off a two gang switch (that switches two different light fittings) but did not record where the wires went so he is not sure how to wire it back up. It has two cables coming into the...
I Recently purchased a Jubilee Line button from the London Transport museum. I was looking to convert this to a light switch. Can one point me in the right direction ? I would be looking to employ an electrical to connect this but wanted to know whether it was possible etc
Opinions appreciated on this one.
Garden in approximately a square, 20 metres pr side
The board is under the stairs and I'll run a 6aRCD protected feed behind the units to the rear wall and into the garden; everything outside in Schneider boxes filled with Ray Tech Gel
Cable will be either Hi...
I could do with some advice/opinions on how to tackle changing 2 gang switch for a 1 gang switch
Basically the Kitchen has two lights on either end wired in a loop
circuit. Currently there is 2 gang switch working the two lights (not wired as a 2 way switch). Thus when you open the switch...
I hope this is the right place.
I am having a house rewire, and the electrician has told us that it's against regulations to have a specific switch for the bathroom extractor fan.
It has an isolator switch, and all switches are outside the bathroom, but at the moment his configuration...
Hi I have been asked to fit a main switch / isolator by my client as they have no means of isolating the full installation by a single means. So I'm planing on fitting a Wylex isolator like the ones meter people fit but my question is what Cert should I be I fill out at the end a minor works or...
I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to light switches but managed to wire a single normal switch a few years back so thought I'd be okay with tackling this job but in truth I can't work out where to start!
The issue is that in our living room we have a double dimmer switch but the...
Eicr today had a 4mm T+E connected into the bottom of a main switch which went to a separate dB with 1 20amp rcbo. Then swa to a hot tub. That part is fine. What I’m unsure about is the reg I can say that the cables are not ok in the bottom of the main switch. The other dB is only about a ft...
I purchased a box of new Mk 20amp switches from eBay , and installed 2 of them today.
One of the switches feels quite ‘slack’ for want of a better word when you switch the switch on/off. Not the normal clunk click I would expect.
It does fully switch on/off.
Possible reasons ? Cheap construction ?
I noticed on my consumer unit that the main switch is rated for 100Amps, however the total load of all the MCBs is over 150Amps!
I appreciate that diversity COULD (?) be applied in that not every circuit would be simultaneously running at full capacity, but is the installation...
Pricing up a consumer unit change in a large industrial unit
When it comes to selecting a 3Pole main switch for a 24 way distribution board, are there any factors that will change the decision between a 125A 3pole or 4pole main switch?
Long story short i had a friend helping me out with some DIY today and I have realised that he left the wiring like pictured. I have and voltage tester so i have worked out that the middle red wire is the live one.
Long story short they are now not working (i have tried some variations based...
(Just reposting, there was some confusion, I was mistaken for a domestic electrician, I'd like to think I have basic understanding, but I'll stick to carpentry!)
There were some great replied on the original thread, but I thought id post again, with the info I posted, you never know...
Would somebody draw a diagram of how they believe a Fused Digital Timer Spur switch should be installed.
A bit of information;
There are 6 floor standing outdoor LEDs.
1.5mm SWA feeding each and routed back to the consumer unit. Shall be protected by a 6amp Wylex RCBO.
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