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    UK Wiring emergency lights

    Hi Guys, how would you wire three gang two way switch for emergency lights so you have 3 feeds coming to the switch aswell as 3, 3 core and earth going to the light aswell as 3, 3 core and earth being strappers to the others 3 gang two way switch new to electrics so help would be appreciated cheers
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    Electrical Wiring vs Plumbing

    Thanks to everyone for help with my last question - here's the next one!! Having our 1930's flat re-wired and re-plumbed. Floors and ceilings are concrete - so wires and pipes are all being chased into walls! Radiators are currently set very high and have asked for them to be lowered to a...
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    Wiring to replace old room thermostat to new digital

    I’m replacing a tatty old mechanical Drayton room thermostat with a sleek digital Flomasta 7635G. Could a wise wizard please help decipher the code known as the wiring diagram in the pictures attached. Theoretically, given the ‘standard’ wallplate, I should just remove the old and pop on the...
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    UK Need help with wiring a celing fan

    Been up since 5am trying to figure this out. Can anykne give me some advice on what colour goes where?
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    Advice on wiring 4 gang switch

    Hi, looking to change my 4 gang switch, what I have is 4 grey wires, each with a red and black wire, I've been told by local sparky that each red wire goes into COM, and each black wire(with small red sleeve If that's relevant) goes into L1. However at the moment only the 1st and 3rd switches...
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    Shower Wiring in Granny Annexe

    Hi All, I am Faraz, I'm a Mechanical Project Engineer by trade. This is my first post on these forums. I am looking for some insight into a problem I'm having. I currently have a 6mm Cable running from the main RCD to a 9.8kW shower in a Granny Annexe. the wire currently runs about 25m long...
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    TV wiring for 9x new build flats

    Afternoon Just so I can agree with the builder- can I get advise on following. What wiring I need per flat to allow for sky and standard tv aerial So per TV position in each flat (average flat 3x TV positions- 2x WF100 cables to flats utility cupboard- so if 3x TVs- there will be 6x WF100S...
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    Canada laundry tub pump wiring

    Hello all, New to the forum. Homeowner/DIYer. I do have ESA permit for the work I'm doing. ie, this will be inspected. Update - I'm unable to post as I keep getting a message stating "Oops! We ran into some problems." I attached a text file, my_post.txt, of what I had written in this...
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    USA T5 ballast wiring

    Hi guys first time posting. I have a spare 28 watt 2 bulb T5 ballast. I purchased the wrong single bulb T5 fixture and cant return it as it was a clearance item. Can I take my spare double bulb ballast and somehow wire it for my single bulb fixture so instead of running at 28watts, it would run...
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    UK Nest e thermostat wiring question

    Hi just bought a nest e thermostat . Ive included a picture of the wiring for the old thermostat and the connections for the new nest thermostat. I just want to make sure it’s compatible before I get someone to install it. Which wire goes to which connector for want of a better question ?
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    Smart Switch wiring help

    Hi , I want to install a smart switch 2 gang 2 way switch in kitchen to replace the one already there which operates the lights and under cupboard lights. What wires would go into what connections on the smart switch.
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    Need help wiring up hive receiver

    I have wired up my Hive receiver to the boiler and have also signed up to the app. On my app when i turn on the central heating the light on the hive receiver for central heating comes on showing green solid, however the heating does not turn on although the light for the receiver is on...
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    Help with wiring a light fixture please!

    Hey guys would appreciate some help wiring a new light fixture. It has two separate switches that control it. The way the wires are exactly lt how it looked when I took down the old fixture. Please see the attached picture. Thank you!
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    Relay wiring for van AC

    Hi, I’ve been trying to retrofit AC to my Mercedes sprinter motorhome, I have most of the kit but some of the wiring is missing. I have managed to find a decent wiring diagram for the entire van but having trouble with this section. I know the symbols (ringed in blue) are called...
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    High and Low Voltage Wiring

    Hello, I recently had my flat rewired and requested that all wires be chased into the walls. Because my walls are made of a very hard brick and to save on mess and noise, some of the power cables for plug sockets were run along the bottom surface of the walls, to be hidden by skirting boards...
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    UK hmo wiring advice

    Hi My mate has purchased a house which is being converted into multiple occupancy (8 rooms). Unfortunately the spark passed away halfway through the job. each room has been fitted with a 2 way CU with 16a+6 breaker fed via a 4mm cable. He installed double stacked hager board with 2 main 100a...
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    Wiring terminal block for induction hob

    Hello...I need to rewire a terminal block for zanussi induction hob zei6840fbv Can someone help please. ImGe attached
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    Wiring Kitchen Flush Ceiling Fitting to Looped in Double Switched Rose

    Hello DIY Electrical Forum I am at a bit of a loss to proceed any further than I have done so already with wiring a flush ceiling fitting in my kitchen to an existing twin switched rose. I have basic DIY experience and will proceed only as far as my ability allows and all work will be carried...
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    IET 18th Ed. Wiring Regs Course - Best Option to Learn

    Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips or knowledge on where to take the 18th Ed Wiring Regs Course/Exam? I've been quote £450 for a 10 weeks course at my local college but wasn't sure what the going price for this was, and if there is a more economical way of doing it? I took the 17th...
  20. Hellengeek

    Domestic How to install external wiring for AC ducts

    Hi all i am trying to install AC in my house but i want to supply the power directly from the main supply. but i don't know how to connect the AC breaker with my main switchboard.
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    Wiring up my shed 240v

    I am going to get an electrician to hook the wire up to my fuse box but I was wondering what cable I will need. I am planning on running the cable myself to be hooked up later I am after a cable to withstand 60 amps. What cable will I need
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    3 gang 2 way smart switch wiring HELP

    Hi there. I've recently had an extension and want to change all of my switches to smart switches. I've ordered the correct smart switches from Amazon. I have a few different 2 way circuits and a few 1 way. So my issue is, on the new 2 way switches there doesnt seem to be anywhere for the L2...
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    Domestic Vintage display cabinet lighting

    Can someone please advise how I can get this plug to work into a UK power socket? We have just bought a Vintage 1970s display unit which has lighting built in and this very small plug attached. Can someone please advise what I can do or need to get this working? Do I need an adapter?
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    Kitchen light fixture wiring

    Hello, I'm after some advice about how to wire in a new light fixture in my kitchen please. The attached pictures show the current fixture wired up, and also the new fixture. Thank you! Rory
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    Light wiring

    I'm beginner and trying to relook my house how do I wiring this?
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    help with wiring of timer

    Sorry for being such a simple question but just need help attaching wires in correct location. Right now have a simple off/on switch and want to replace with a timer. The switch now controls a light and it is the only one connected for it. so somewhat simple but.....I am just not sure on...
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    Modern wiring help rcd trip

    Hi all. Newbie please be gentle... My daughter in law moved into a new [2007] build. All socket circuits 20A radial MCB. One socket circuit trips rcd intermittently when the Wi-Fi router psu plugged in. Psu is double insulated and pat tests ok. Radial tests out ok with 50M ohm at 500v. Nothing...
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    Garage door wiring kit

    Hi, after some advice on garage door wiring, know someone who’s having an electric garage door fitted, I presume it’s just fitting a switched spur and then garage lads will do the rest?
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    Current Transducer Wiring

    Hi All, i'm new to the forum and looking for a solution to measure the operating current across the point machine. Hence selected the current transducer(to read in 4-20mA) as per attached schemtic. The required wiring terminal nos of the transducer is shown in the model diagram. i want to wire...
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    Help wiring a ceiling rose

    In the room there is two holes in the ceiling Below is a picture of the first hole It only has two wires The second hole has one wire I think I am missing a wire for the switch? Is it possible that this old house only has 2 wires? When I turn on the electric, the light doesn't turn on There...
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    Timer and contactor wiring help

    I’m installing 5 downlights and 20 x 6W garden spike lights and I haven’t done much timer/ contactor wiring and I was wondering if this diagram was correct. The lights will only come on from 5:00pm until 10:00pm Cheers.
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    Domestic How to locate earth leakage wiring fault [Home wiring].

    Hello Everyone, I am from India. Things were good [seemed to be good] with temporary electric connection [single phase, 230v] to our new house. Now when we are organizing electrical wiring, dividing phases, installing ELCB, the problem started occuring. Now the electricity connection is of 3...
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    Three way wiring to single pole switch

    I tried to put in a smart switch, which should be simple enough but when I took the plate off I was surprised at what I saw. There are two lights controlled by the switch, but still single pole switch. The feed wire is three way with one hot going to one light and the other hot going to the...
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    Domestic Wiring for the Australian market - hot water unit

    I purchased an Ecosmart 8 Instantaneous hot water system from Amazon and its really made for the North American market. The wiring says it need two active wires to make up 240 volt and no Neutral, Customer support have also told us this, however in Australia we have one red active wire and a...
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    Extractor Fan Wiring Query

    Hello All, I have just purchased an extractor fan to fit in my Utility Room and trying to understand the accompanying wiring diagrams. The unit has an integral Humidistat and Timer. The 2x wiring options they show are as per drawings attached but I can't understand why, in Diag A, it shows the...
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    Ring Doorbell Pro wiring

    Hi all, I am looking to install a ring doorbell pro. It comes with a 24v Transformer which should be installed on a DIN rail. As there are no space left on a CU, I am planning to get it installed on a enclosure with a DIN rail and connected from a FCU with 3A fuse spurred from a socket. the...
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    Wiring a led tombstone

    How do i wire a led tombstone for a single bulb led fixture. The tombstone have space for 4 wires. Does it matter which I put the wires into?
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    Domestic Wiring for patio heater

    Hello, does an electric patio heater (1.5/2kw) need special wiring/ it’s own circuit etc? Will a two core grey cable with earth be ok?
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    Wiring for domestic electric vehicle charging point

    Hi there I’m unsure of what wiring I need to run for an EV charging point and have read that there were new requirements launched in January 2019. Please advise. Thanks
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    Domestic Help! Is this wiring correct?

    I’m having my house extended and they have run a grey 2 core cable with black and red wires coming out of it ( but no apparent earth) to all the downlights and I think the same or similar to the sockets and light switches. Is this correct wiring? I read something about red and black being old...
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