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    How would you add more wires to an RV trailer for an electric water heater?

    So, this is my situation, and I'm just wondering what a real electrician would do. I don't have any money right now and can't call anyone, so I'm just living without hot water and using the RV campground's bath house. My propane water heater broke, and I didn't like using propane anyway, so I...
  2. C

    Removed alarm, confused by wires!!

    Hi all, I’ve removed the antiquated burglar alarm from the wall in my understates toilet. It’s on the circuit marked as ‘downstairs lights’. I had expected to be able to simply joint the corresponding wires that went in and out, but they’re not the same colours! Any advice on how I should...
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    All three neutral wires needed for a smart single gang light switch?

    Hi all, I'm wiring one of those smart switches which is a single gang and I have three live wires (x2 com) (x1 L1) and three neutral wires that are currently in a block. The original switch just use live (com and L1). I've wired up the new switch with the live wires but I am trying to attach...
  4. StevenA

    Domestic Lightswitch wiring from 4 wires to 2 wires?

    Hi I am trying to wire, what I thought was a simple, light switch. The problem is there are a lot of wires from the previous fitting going into a new one. Can someone help me to sort out wiring for the new switch. I have attached two images one for the old wiring and one for the new one.
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    Need some advice on safe wires?

    Can anyone tell me whether these wires are suitable for a non experienced individual to be near or exposed too if they have no knowledge. We were told by our landlord to access the thermostat shown but the wires surrounding it are live and need insulating (nothing about insulating wires was...
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    Domestic Unable to separate wires on ring circuit

    Hi folks, I'm in the process of adding some more sockets into my "Socket" ring circuit. My plan was to open up the existing socket, cut 1 twin and earth higher up and add a socket there, leave the other twin and earth where it is then do a small ring of 4 sockets, starting at the existing socket...
  7. S

    Clear chandelier wires

    We have got a chandelier but the wires are clear it has 2 clear wires and a earth wire but one of the wires has a S on it what colour does this go to on the ceiling rose thank you for reading
  8. J

    Melting wires on kitchen lights

    hi there Looking for advice. I have string lights in my kitchen and twice now, where the wires connect to the transformer they melt! I have the transformer connected to the mains which comes from the wall switch. Any idea why the wires are melting?
  9. M

    Domestic Gauge Speaker Wires: Clueless

    Hi Sorry if I’m posting in the wrong forum I had a look on the search tool but couldn’t find a definitive answer to my query. A relative of mine has 4 speakers inbuilt into their ceiling (see pic) and 6 gauge speaker wires (see pic) coming out of a wall panel. None of us know exactly how to...
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    Help with changing a light switch...no "plate" just wires coming out of the wall....

    Hi Everyone!! As you can probably tell by the question I am definitely no electrician :) I wanted to change my light switch as I broke the old one...I purchased a new light switch but it was flat whereas the old one was more of a box. I tried to attach the wires following a youtube video but...
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    Rear lights wires came out of block

    Hi all, I have a problem with the wiring regarding the back (drivers side) light. On taking the light cluster out to change a bulb the top of the white plastic box came off and some wires fell out. I know its a long shot, but does anyone know which position these wires should be put back? I...
  12. J

    Bathroom pull switch with three sets of wires conundrum - help required!

    Hello! I’m looking to solve a problem that’s been bugging me for a few days now (and a few fuses!). So the switch broke on my bathroom pull switch and I attempted to replace it which is when the trouble began - there're three sets of wires for a start… IMG-3777 - https://ibb.co/TKs4n1c So...
  13. M

    WiFi switch won't work. Two lights two wires. One switch

    Hey guys So I tried to change my light switch today to a WiFi on When I took the switch out there were two live wires. One brown and one blue with a brown casing on it I hooked up the wires as stated and that were similar to what the origin Al switch was set up to The power came on the...
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    What to do with two additional red wires when using newer light fitting?

    I am changing a light fitting and have excess wires. I’ve matched up the three core wires for the feeds I have but have two additional red wires left (pic included). What do I do with these? Just tape them off separately? Or should they be inserted somewhere? Thanks in advance for any help! (I...
  15. jonoaskew

    Domestic Air Vent Removal (Electrical wires removed or capped?)

    Hi folks, First post here and needing some help if that's ok? I'm looking to remove an electric air vent from our downstairs toilet. The previous owners stated they used to have a shower in there, but this was removed by them and we have no need for one. We are looking to renovate it though...
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    Are these wires neutral?

    I'm currently in the process of running neutral wires around my house to all the light switches so that i can install some of these new wifi smart switches to control all of my lighting. One of my light switches has a black and a blue wire connected together separately from the switch shown in...
  17. J

    Wiring for New Electric Hob - 4 wires

    Brought a new hob Russell Hobbs (RH60EH402B) because the old one was cracked. New one seems to have four wires, but the old one only had 3. I think I need to pull out the oven to get access to the box that the wires feed into. Do you think I will I be able to connect the new hobs wires easily...
  18. naylorpd

    Voltmeter on 3P CU - connecting very small wires

    I'm in Azerbaijan so UK regs don't apply but safety and common sense do. My house has a 3 phase supply to the main CU, which then feeds 6 other CUs around the house - one on each floor, one for aircon and one for garden. The incomer is 3P+N, no earth. I have two earth rods in the garden. We...
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    Advice on wires and switches

    Hi I've moved into a house recently the past owner is no longer alive to assist with my query. I have attached pics of a box of wires in one bedroom which is attached to the pic of switches and two grey boxes which also have switches on. On the white switches there is text which...
  20. M

    Advice on joining UFH wires

    Hi all, I'm attempting a repair on a comfort zone underfloor heating mat. The customer lifted a floor tile and in doing so cut through the cable. Fortunately there is enough slack to complete a join but I have one shot left at this having already tried with butt connectors and heat shrink...
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