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  1. P

    URGeNT wiring the disconnect to 3000 watt water heater

    Hi, I'm replacing oil water heater with 3000 watt electric. square d main panel. bi pole 20 amp breaker. 12/2 wire to a eaton dp221ngb 30 amp disconnect. I have 118v on both conductors going in disconnect but no power coming out. two 15amp glass type p fuses are in the disconnect. Why is there...
  2. T

    Light Switch Wiring

    Hi, I’m trying to replace a broken light switch in the downstairs toilet. There is only one switch that controls the light and also the fan. Here is a photo of the current switch and how it’s wired: (Electricity is turned off) I purchased a 10 Amp Single 1 way Switch to replace it and noticed...
  3. G

    Temp pole 100-amp disconnect to original 100-amp main panel wiring.

    Good morning, I'm hoping that a crusty retired construction super is welcome here. I'm remodeling a cabin that has the old 2-wire electrical system panel, so all the neutrals and grounds are attached at the same ground strip and the cabin service drop is 2-wire URD. I already updated all the...
  4. R

    UK Wiring 2 Gang Switch - Sonoff WiFi Switch

    Hi All, I have recently purchased a 2 Gang Sonoff WiFi Switch to replace my old 2 gang switch. My old switch controls 2 set of lights, one is outside house and one is inside in the hall. I have read online that in UK one needs to have an Neutral to be able to successfully use these Smart...
  5. S

    Wiring Regs 18 edition

    Hi Guys and Girls currently studying level 3 in college just want to know once I complete my NVQ and Am2 will I get the gold card or do I need to complete wiring regs aswell as I plan on moving to another country
  6. S

    Wiring question re new outside light

    Hi I'm replacing a PIR outside light with a new Dusk till Dawn light but have wiring questions. The new light has 2 connections, i.e. blue(neutral) and brown(live) but no earth. As can be seen in my image, for the existing light, there are 3 wires so I think the wires go: 1) black(old) goes to...
  7. N

    Wiring a single ballast

    I am wanting to wire in a new single ballast. Unfortunately (as you will see from the photo) the old broken ballast does not have the contacts exposed. There are two pairs of wires (one pair for each end of the light tube) but I have no idea which of the numbered contacts (1,2,3,4) to use for...
  8. A

    12v wiring question

    Was just wondering is there any reason I can’t wire 4 18w led lights onto a trailer, it will be running off the lights that’s already on it off a 12v battery through the 7 pin light cable.Anything stopping me wiring them into the side lights? planing on putting a switch in so that i can turn...
  9. R

    Wiring sky tv in domeatic property

    Good afternoon I was looking for some advice on wiring sky tv in a domestic rewire job. Im inexperienced when it comes to aerial work as it was never covered in my apprenticeship but the client has specified tv points throughtout the home. Ive seen some wiring diagrams online but was hoping...
  10. L

    Switching maintained emg lights

    How do i go about wiring maintained emgs that switch on with lighting controlled by a sensor ? There will also be a test kit.
  11. B

    Old wiring in light switch

    Hi there, i am trying to fit a new 10a 2 gang 2 way light switch. I have removed the old switch to reveal this... the new switch doesn’t have the same number as holes as the old one so I don’t know which wire goes where. Please can someone help. The new switch looks like this... Thank you for...
  12. L

    Outside light wiring

    Hi, excuse the ignorance here but I am currently replacing an existing switch with a 2 gang to wire up a new outside light. The current switch has a live, neutral and earth feed as does the new outside light. How/can I wire this correctly? I presume I should bridge between the COM port but how...
  13. RapsterUK

    Kitchen under cupboard lighting wiring

    Hi all, we recently moved into a house that has a recently fitted new kitchen. One thing that was never finished was the under cupboard lighting (under the top cupboards to light the worktops) We were told the wiring was already there and connected to an existing switch. There is indeed wiring...
  14. R

    Generator Wiring Main Panel and Sub Panel

    I purchased a portable generator and I need to wire up the transfer switches. I am using two Reliance manual switches so I can individually control breakers that will be fed by the generator (and manage load). This is the type of switch: 306A Pro/Tran 2 - Reliance Controls Corporation -...
  15. J

    BX in commercial buildings

    Hey so I am renting a large office space in NJ that used to be a school. The space is about 13k sq ft, with drop ceilings and there are fluorescent units throughout. I am slowly replacing all of the units with either pendant or led panels. What I’ve realized is that 98% of the wiring for these...
  16. P

    Wiring a Reason 8 bell box to a Galaxy dimensions alarm panel

    Hi chaps I have a Reason 8 bell box and I want to wore it to my galaxy dimensions alarm panel . Can anyone help me as the alarm panel has 4 connections - a picture of a bell ?and a Aux and a GND ? The Readin 8 has 5 connections. Can anyone advise me where to wire what . Thanks in advance guys ...
  17. K

    Smart Light Switch Wiring

    Hi, I've bought a smart light switch to replace a GET dimmer switch and I'm having some issues. My spark wired in the original dimmer and I have a live, switched live and earth cable to the socket, which is wired to a live and 'switched' terminal. The new smart switch has a standard layout of...
  18. J

    UK Can someone help me wire a new light fitting into an old house with old wiring systems.

    I’m a junior electrician, fresh out of college. I did some minor electrical work for a friend buI tried to put up a new chandelier I came across: Two Line wires (RED), going into one connector block Two Neutrals (BLACK), separated into different connector blocks - Two CPC wires, going into...
  19. S

    Wiring a Barn in France

    I plan to run radial circuits for lighting and power in 20mm diameter round pvc conduit. Does anyone know if individual sheathed wires for L, N and E are acceptable under French regulations, or must the wiring be in a normal sheathed 3 core cable ? Thanks.
  20. Andy5678

    25 year old boiler wiring

    Been looking at changing a faulty timer on an oil boiler. the current timer switches between DHW or DHW and HTG. I cannot find any motorised valves, it looks like it’s just controlled with a room stat connected to a pump for heating and some other stat I can’t find for the water. had a look...
  21. W

    Wiring newer Lutron style 3-way light switch

    Hi guys I'd like to switch out the old rocker light switches with Lutron style. The 3-way ones have terminals X, Y, Z in the picture all on one side. The Newer style has two on the right, one on the left, A, B, C (ignoring the earth). Could any kind person please tell me the map from X, Y, Z...
  22. R

    UK Please check my logic for upgrade lights project wiring!

    Hi all, I have some outdoor lights, and I want to update the circuit to add a bit more functionality. I have drawn a little picture of what I have now: When we walk past the Outdoor PIR sensor 1, all lights come on, and then go off. This works fine! Now the behaviour I want: Add another...
  23. M

    Advice for wiring in walls with damp

    Hi all, Was called to a house with a tripping RCD this week, traced it to the basement socket ring. The house is a ground and basement floors, with the basement excavated and converted into the living room and is about 5 years old, DB is up on ground level. Very low IR readings across the main...
  24. S

    Duo 500i wiring

    Help! I’ve recently bought a second hand Dimplex DUO 500i storage heater. Can anyone tell me where the three wires in the picture are wired to? This board is on the front panel convection heater.
  25. S

    what do these 380v wiring colours mean, I want to use with a 220v vfd. it may have had speed control

    Hello, I am a woodworker who has got a large old power feed, its 380v and i want someone to rewire to a 220v vfd for me, can someone please tell me what these old colour codes mean. I bought the machine in Scotland.I can't find any easy diagrams online.I think its a good few years old.Thank you...
  26. littlespark

    Haygain wiring diagram

    I’m looking for a wiring diagram for a Haygain hay bale steamer. Wondered if any of you fine people have worked on one before. I’ve emailed the haygain company, but nothing back yet. My customer replaced the heating element himself, but didn’t take any notice of the wires on the switches when...
  27. peeko

    Portable cabin wiring

    Does anybody know if there's a minimum csa for final circuits in a portakabin type unit? They're static, used as a site office & canteen - I've got something in my head about 2.5mm2 tri-rated but not got my books with me, am I getting confused with trailers? These have been done in 1.5 & 2.5 t&e.
  28. E

    Attempting to future-proofing my in-home wiring

    Hi, I'm having to re-wire almost my entire 3 bedroom house, which I know will be extremely disruptive (I'll be moving as much stuff out the house as possible, and hopefully moving out entirely for a week or so whilst a professional does the actual re-wire). I have very little money to spend on...
  29. D

    Does any old wiring contain asbestos?

    Hi all, not an electrician by any means & know very little about it, hence why I’m asking for help if possible. Came across lots of old/dead wiring on a property recently and was wondering if it could possibly contain any form of asbestos? Was this something that was commonly used in wiring in...
  30. L

    Cross Wiring 2 Ceiling Fixtures

    I am just a bit more experienced than your basic DIY homeowner. In our bedroom walk in closet I put up 2 LED fixtures to replace the fluorescents that were there when we bought the house. They work fine. Each is on its own switch. The switch for the really powerful fixture - which I love and my...
  31. R

    What wiring will be required for Solar, ev charger and powerwall in external garage

    Hi All I am buying a new house soon and plan to get quite a bit of work done to it - but not all at once. Initially I am planning a kitchen extension and moving around some internal walls. Eventually I would to add solar panels, EV charger and power wall to the garage which is a separate...
  32. M

    Nest heat link wiring

    So I’ve bought a nest 3rd gen to add to my old valiant boiler.My brother is quite handy with electrical stuff and such so I asked his advice for wiring. He said this . From what I can tell the Nest Heat Link (controller) has identical wiring, so you’d just need to replicate the wiring that...
  33. R

    Wiring a 2 port valve on a hive system

    Good afternoon Im in need of some assistance on a job. A new central heating system is being installed (previously storage heating) and the customer has purchased a hive multizone kit. She wants to control her heating up stairs and downstairs seperate so would need zones valves installed. I...
  34. M

    Thermostat wiring

    Can anyone advice how to connect thermostat for el. Underfloor heating if the slots for wires are only : N, L and OUT? Does it mean I should put both neutrals in N and live from mains into L and live from heating mat into OUT? Thank you
  35. Z

    Wiring diagram??

    Any help for wiring diagram ???
  36. J

    Looking for books that’s go into detail on heating systems especially S Plan and also wiring on commercial plots such as communial flats etc

    Looking for books that go into detail on heating systems especially S Plan and also wiring on commercial plots such as communial flats etc thanks in advance !
  37. P

    Changing old triple 2 way light switch to New triple 2 way wiring set up problem

    The switch operates an outside light ,Hallway Light and two way landing light I want to change to new socket but the set up is different in the old switch . I was hoping to copy from the old switch but am stuck any help on what wires go where on new switch would be helpful I attach three pics...
  38. D

    Using recess k/o boxes for surface wiring

    Was in an office the other day (recently refurbished) and noticed who ever did the new wiring used standard 35mm recess k/o back boxes...
  39. K

    Wiring a wall light

    Hi all. I’m trying to wire the attached wall light in which has a switch. All I have is one wire coming out of the wall with a live and neutral. How do I wire the light fitting and the switch to form a circuit? There are two wires coming from the switch and two from the unit itself. Any help...
  40. R

    Help with wiring

    Can anyone help with some advice with the below wiring. I am wanting to change an outdoor light from its current rather old looking lamp to a dusk till dawn light. Nothing fancy the wiring for this just a live/neg no earth. However when I have taken the casing off for the current light the...
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