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  1. D

    Replacing Strangely Wired Light Switches

    I attempted to replace three single pole light switches today, in a triple box. I’ve never seen switches wired like this before and I’m wondering if it’s safe. (I also have no idea how this could possibly work, but it’s been this way for 14 years, so it must). They had a single ground wire that...
  2. R

    UK Three Phase wired machine ohms law calculation

    I have a machine which is wired as 3 phase neutral and earth and is 15.1KW, there are no 415v components and all components are 230v, so effectively it is using 3 single phase circuits, however I have always carried out the circuit breaker calculation based on the 415V potential, I.E> 15120W...
  3. S

    UK Alarm

    Hi all, I’ve just wired an alarm system for my house but don’t have a clue which alarm system to fit in terms of brand. Need some recommendations please?
  4. T

    Old lighting wired in singles in conduit

    Looking for some pointers in the right direction if possible. I come from a background of domestic work and general house bashing but I’ve been given the chance to expand my work into more commercial stuff. I will be doing this under guidance from a good friend of mine who is more commercial...
  5. K

    Is it possible for a light to be wired wrong and still work?

    At my father in laws house, for the last 5 years two of the bedrooms lights haven’t worked. The bedrooms that the lights don’t work all seem to wired correctly. apart the landing, which does work. But appears to be wired incorrectly? rather than having a live in, 3 red loops, and black line...
  6. J

    I've wired a rose wrong!

    I hope someone can help. I should have taken a picture of the old fitting but as it was 3 wires I thought it'd be okay. In the picture you can see I have the black and blue together, the connections marked 'loop' are empty, red and brown are together and earth goes to the rose. My problem is...
  7. H

    Problem with contactors wired in parallel

    OK I've got 2 contactors where the coils are wired in parallel. They are sitting right next to each other, One pulls in and holds perfectly well. The other pulls in and drops out. Pulls in again drops out. Ect. Ect. For as long as you are trying to keep the contacts closed. I've tried...
  8. F

    Need help converting solar light to wired DC

    I purchased some solar flicker flame outdoor tiki lights which I really like. The downside to them being solar is that each light does not get equal amounts of sun in my back yard so the length of time they remain on and their brightness can vary somewhat. Also, they have a photosensor and turn...
  9. H

    Replacing 3 wired thermostat with 2 wired digital thermostat

    A 3 wired thermostat is being replaced with a 2 wired digital thermostat powered by batteries. Is it necessary to know how the 3 wired thermostat is connected to the boiler before replacing the thermostat? I have attached images of the 3 wired thermostat and its wiring diagram.
  10. P

    wired switch to remote?

    hi all, i have a garage door wireless remote clipped on my motorbike. it's too large to attach anywhere near the handlebars so i'd like to add a small button on the handlebars that is wired in to said wireless unit to send that signal when pressed and in range of the receiver....does anyone know...
  11. J

    Another coding question

    What code would you suggest for uncovering a power circuit wired in copper cable less than the csa stated in table 52.3 provided the ccc of that cable wasnt effected. Thanks Judd.
  12. P

    Does a 13A plug in oven need to be wired into a cooker switch in rental properties ?

    Hi, a landlord got in touch this weekend as they wanted to change an old gas oven for an electric one in their rental property. It would be a small single oven, under 1.5 kwh, and comes supplied and fitted with a plug from the manufacturer. The plan was simply to plug this into an available...
  13. T

    smoke alarm wiring.

    went to change three smoke alarms today and found they were wired in 1.5 t&e useing the cpc as the interconect link wire. would you class this as a c1 / c2 i was thinking c1, any thoughts
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    Steel conduit used as CPC in flat, can’t find bonding, can’t find ring main CPC at C.U

    I’ve been asked to add a couple of extra points to the single ring main in a flat. Building fabric is concrete, all of the electrical installation is steel conduit buried in the concrete. I opened the consumer unit and could only see one CPC for a radial socket, as well as the main Earth. No...
  15. M

    Domestic LED striplights wired to ring main

    Hello all, I'm new here, first post and no elec qualifications, so a few condescending replies I'm sure are more than deserved. I'm currently looking to add some strip lighting to the back of some shelves in the bathroom (wife thinks it looks fancy). What I really want to do is avoid a second...
  16. J

    Domestic Wireless lighting without wired switches

    Hello, I bought my house last year and had a look in the consumer unit before I bought it and it had a dual RCD board and all PVC cable inside including a periodic inspection report that said it was compliant. However when I came to remove some pendants to replace fittings I realised all the...
  17. T

    New circuits wired into a plastic consumer unit

    Had to install a ring main & cooker circuit for a new kitchen we have been doing. The consumer unit is hager split load but is plastic. There is no room in the cupboard to add another board and the customers dont want to pay for a board change. I guess i could just note on the form saying...
  18. Nelder

    Hard Wired Smart Intruder Alarms

    Hello. Can anyone recommend and fully wired, online / smart intruder alarm system please. Preferably one that can be expanded to include CCTV with DVR. The below would be ideal except for its wireless. Yale Smart home Alarm & 1080p Wired CCTV Kit Bundle | DIY at B&Q -...
  19. B

    Mains wired smoke / heat / CO detector question

    Hi Guys We're having work done to insert an open plan kitchen-diner and snug seating area plus wood burner into already existing extension. One load bearing wall is being knocked through. Electrician just bumped his quote up by £820 to cover replacing this consumer unit and moving it up the...
  20. Huwtdec

    Wired socket. Earth tripping rcd?

    Hi.. If I could get a little advice, that'd be great. Thanks in advance. Yesterday I replaced the surface mounted twin socket in my living room with a flush mounted one. This is the third I have done in my house, the rest of the sockets are already flush and these three looked very ugly! It...
  21. S

    Neff hob with a plug - can it be hard wired?

    Hello, I had a rewire in my kitchen extension weeks ago and the electrician left a spurred hard wire for the hob in the right place before my kitchen was fitted. The kitchen is now fitted, apart from a some appliances, and it seems my Neff induction hob has a plug socket... I just assumed it...
  22. D

    Emergency light won't switch off - correctly wired new lights.

    Hi, here's a good one - replaced 15 E-lights recently, (tube type replaced with Newlec led type), and noticed one of the old outside Thorn 2D E-lights was on when driving past a few days later. The Thorn lights are all up to spec and function as they should. Went to investigate and it seems that...
  23. C

    Advice on the way my house has been wired

    hi, after any advice or ideas if possible. we have just moved into a bungalow built in 1964 and apparently it was rewired a few years back. it has lots of trunking from the ceiling to the sockets and we are looking to chase them into the walls. We have removed a double socket from the wall and...
  24. jimmy gunstone

    please help! wired a 2.5kw ac into a oven circuit and breaker. is this ok?

    I just installed a new hitachi 2.5 kw ac and wired it into an old cooker switch which goes to a breaker of 32amps. the unit Hitachi Summit RAK-25PEB 2.5kW Inverter Split Wall Mounted Air Conditioning System Aircon247.com | discount portable air conditioning, fixed air conditioning, easy install...
  25. P

    Smokes wired to a JB?

    Have a bit of an awkward run at a job and was debating whether it was easier to wire all the interlinked smokes to a Wago box or JB. They are Aiko smoke alarms and wanted to know whether anyone has done this before and would it make any difference?
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    Adding a wired bell (with transformer) to a 2 way intercom

    Hello folks, I'm just your standard 'diy'er! I don't seem to be able to achieve the above, can anybody give me some pointers? We have an existing 2 way intercom which goes to only one part of the house. we want to add a wired doorbell (Byron 766 inc transformer) so the rest of the house gets a...
  27. A

    Car dash camera wired into dome light

    Is there any reason why a car "dashcam" could not be wired into the dome light? This would be a much better method than the usual. The next question is not an electrical one, but people reading this are probably into cars (!) so I include it anyway: Alternatively (or additionally, for a rear...
  28. D

    Operate Wired Switch Remotely?

    Hello. I'm an electric/electronics newbie and would like some advice on what I'm hoping is a fairly simple problem. I have an electrically operated gate that I would like to be able to open and close when I'm away from the house. When the technician fit the gate he left a simple doorbell...
  29. Wez

    Replacing a hard wired oven with a plug in

    Hi. I'm hoping for some advice regarding an oven I want to purchase. I currently have a gas hob that is also connected to the electricity for ignition etc. My oven is hard wired. However, I wondered whether it is possible to blank the hard-wired socket and buy a plug in oven instead. Is this...
  30. C

    Working with wired fused ccu

    Just wanted to get some opinions on the following... Working in a bathroom conversion requiring supply for a shower pump, changing lights to downlight and power to a demister mirror. House currently has an old CCU with wired fuses and no RCD's. And lighting circuit has no cpc. For shower pump...
  31. C

    A wonderfully wired plug

    What about this then
  32. D

    Changing Wireless to Hard wired UFH

    Hi, I have a customer who about 10 years ago had a Wet underfloor heating system put in with Wireless Stats which talk to the wiring centre and opens the actuators when required. The customer has for a while had problems with the wireless stats starting to play up and has asked about biting...
  33. H

    retrofit fire alarm to wired smoke detectors in home

    Hi Is this possible. I have wired in smoke detectors in each room in a 4 bed semi. However they are not loud enough and I worry in the event of a fire they will not wake anyone if they sound during the night. I'd like to retrofit a fire alarm to the system which sounds if any smoke detector...
  34. HoverSPRX

    No Overload Protection on DB wired to Busbar

    Hi all, I recently carried out an EICR on a biolabs, it has a DB in the mains room that was wired direct into the busbar on 25mm tails within 3M. The busbar is on a 200A fuse and the DB in question is a 24 way three phase board. I know that 20 + years ago when this was installed some guy has...
  35. C

    Is my house wired wrongly?

    Hello folks, I hope you don't mind but I've just joined up to ask this question. I just took two adjacent mains sockets off the wall in my bedroom to do some wallpapering, and having switched off at the consumer unit, I also tested with a multimeter to make doubly sure they were off. One of...
  36. H

    Intercom wiring help

    Got an intercom to sort, the pictures speak for themselves I think. What happened was a dog chewed through the cables and some Jack the lad tried to fix it. The ones with orange conductors haven't been touched. The one with a yellow conductor to the terminal has been touched - that is how it is...
  37. simpson93

    Rgb lighting.

    Good evening all, I'm looking for some advice on rgb setups. If I wanted several rgb floods to work simultaneously from the same remote would they be wired in the same way as led strips threw an amplifier if so where could I get a rgb wired fitting. Or would there be some sort of signal which...
  38. C

    Boiler wired from lighting circuit

    Hello. I'm just looking for a bit of advice. I had a new boiler fitted a few months ago. An electrician came and wired it up and left me a Minor Electrical Installation Works certificate. ive just had a plumber round to check the work and he says the electrician has wired the boiler from the...
  39. Soulsurfer

    Old building lighting issues!

    Basically been asked to look into a solution for a customers dwelling / dwellings where they have flats in the same building as they live. At present has old mostly 2 gang switching along ground hallway and up various stairways and between landings and these are junction box wired from two...
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