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  1. wsoppitt

    Insulation resistance issue.

    This is a new 1 on me. Testing a ring final circuit within a timber outbuilding. All clear on insulation resistance with socket fronts connected but not screwed into metal back box lug. As soon as I connect any of the plates to the back box I'm getting around 16megohm between n and cpc. When...
  2. W

    New Zealand should i earth my steel garage work bench to the power point next to the bench.The bench is constructed of timber but has a solid steel top,cheers

    Should i earth my garage steel bench top,it is constructed of timber but has a 3mm steel top,
  3. T

    1st fix time for timber frame

    Evening all Have many of you worked with timber frame buildings? Im pricing 9 houses which are all timber frame and have easy joist so no drilling of joists All houses are 4 bedroom with TV and DATA points in each room, downlights downstairs and a garage with a light and socket How long would...
  4. l4urence

    Timber framed buildings... and the temple of doom

    All. Bear with me. I'm doing some research into electrical installation into timber framed buildings. This is not about a new build in first fix but much later modification. These constructions provide a thin service void which may or not be fit for purpose but I'm specifically interested in any...
  5. A

    Best way to add new sockets in existing stud wall

    hi all, My house is a typical 1930s semi. Seems that the partition walls between each room are stud walls. There is only one single socket in each bedroom which is clearly not ideal therefore i want to add more. The upstairs sockets are fed off a 4mm radial so I am thinking of ripping it out...
  6. Midwest


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  7. David Prosser

    Extractor fan through a timber frame wall.

    Hi any one got some advice on putting a cooker extractor hood discharge through timber frame house wall. Reason I ask is that I use to work (labourer) on timber frame houses a long time ago and think there could be some sort o guide lines related to going through the timber wall and membrane ...
  8. S

    D-light for timber. Recommendations please.

    Evening all, As the title says, I need recommendations for a down-light that can sit in timber. As far as I am aware the light needs to be "F" marked, for flammable surfaces. Ideally the light would be fairly shallow too. Thanks for your replies, James
  9. N

    Passive houses timber frame

    Hi guys Ive been offered an opportunity to wire 12 timber frame passive houses, is there anything I should be doing differently as there passive? Thanks
  10. J

    New build timber framed problem

    Hi everyone, Thought I'd post here to see if any of you have wired new builds single storey, no loft with foil back insulation. Its a high spec new build - downlights, data cables, speakers wires etc I have attached a pic of the ceiling which has just been finished. The problems i've got...
  11. F

    industrial supply question.

    i have been to look at a small timber yard this morning with a small build ajoining the main building to look at some work her wants doing. the owner is looking to lease this ajoining building to a mechanic so a small garage mot center is going to be next door. the timber yard owner , owns the...
  12. O

    Mounting IP sockets in a gardden

    As the title suggests I have a task to "remount" some existing IP sockets in a garden. They were previously mounted on timber posts - is there anything more durable that members can suggest? Thanks
  13. R

    Domestic Installing boxes (and cabling) in Bellrock Plaster walls

    Anyone had any experience with Bellrock Plaster Partitions ? Seemed to be popular with John Lawrence (Glasgow) builders in the mid-late 1950s but I can't find may other examples of them. The entire wall is constructed from a sort of plaster honeycomb (approx 6" wide hexagons made of solid...
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