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    Alternator wiring

    I am changing the alternator on an old tractor. The old alternator has one D+ terminal that receives power only when the key is on. The new alternator I am retrofitting has an S (sensor) and L (lamp?) terminal. From what I can understand, the wiring for the new alternator is as such; S terminal...
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    Outside wall light wiring

    Hi all, new to the site and need some advice for an outside wall light I’m installing. It’s a garage light where one switch controls 2 lights, this is the first light, 2 cables (6 wires) coming out of the wall and new light only has 3 wires in a chocky block. What goes where? Pics included ( I...
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    wiring help

    Hello. I have a set of power folding mirrors that I'm trying to install. I have figured out there's two wires for the folding, one wire makes it fold in, one wire makes it fold out but, my problem is one wire has to be grounded in order for the other wire to work.. how would I be able to wire...
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    Industrial light fixture wiring

    I am trying to create a custom light/chandelier to hang above a kitchen island. The roof above this island is irregular (see image 1) and I have 2 points to connect to (the larger one actually has a double cable). I don't necessarily need to use all the points, I can just use one then...
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    Need some basic electrical wiring help

    Have recently purchased a glass display stand in which the centre shelfs rotate. There are also 3 bulbs at the top. The display stand wasn't in the best condition and some wiring was missing and overall wasn't working. I'm hoping for some help and advice to fix this. I've attached some images to...
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    100AMP Main Panel Wiring - Advice wanted!

    Hello! Photo of panel to be attached and linked (below). I have taken on the task to wire a new 100AMP main electrical panel. I live in Canada. Have the permits from ESA (electrical regulatory). Want to make sure it's top shape. Change out is from an old 100AMP Fuse box. I have the two...
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    Customer wiring own electrics

    Hey guys Went to a customer today who wanted some electrical work looking at. Turned up and he showed me a granny annexe he had wired himself. (He has assured me he has 30years experience in the industry) he now wants it testing and certifying and a part p certificate issuing. I’m not...
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    New Texecom alarm box wiring help

    Hi, first time poster here, been on the plumbers forum for years but have a question about an alarm box that I need a pro to help with :) Got home yesterday and the alarm was going off, I hadn't armed it, got in and the tamper light was flashing, so reset the alarm, and the panel stopped...
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    Wiring an office 35 meters uo the garden

    Hi all I was just inquiring about the correct swa cable size for a office around 40 meter run, 15meters of which will be buried, this is to power 9 double sockets, 24 led spot lights and 3 dimplex heaters. Would it be possible to install a 16mm swa from a new sub board in the house ran from a...
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    What should i expect when wiring new build housing?

    So I start a new job tomorrow and my first job is first fixing a load of new builds, the thing is, os that I've never worked on new builds before, so what should I expect, I.e, are boxes going to need chasing in? Am I going to have to drill through the joists for cable routes etc, I know every...
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    Wiring TV and DATA on a new build

    Evening all Starting two new builds tomorrow and just wanted to check what other people do with regards the TV and DATA Its a new builder who i am working for and they have specified dual coax cable for the TV points, can dual coax be used for SKY TV in each room? They have an engineer who...
  12. sparks1234

    Wiring down under

    I did have a little chuckle when I was in New Zealand and managed to find this in my hotel room, shut the door quick on it though
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    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
  14. rolyberkin

    Switch Plate Wiring?

    What's this all about, keep coming across deep boxes packed to fault inducing capacity with cables, looks a complete cluster f*** to me, or am I just getting old?
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    Domestic 2 Gang Switch Wiring

    Apologies for the dumb a***e nature of this question to you guys, but my son was doing some decoration and took off a two gang switch (that switches two different light fittings) but did not record where the wires went so he is not sure how to wire it back up. It has two cables coming into the...
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    Domestic Garage wiring

    Hi all. Quick question for any pro sparks - all the cabling in my garage (separate from house) is run through metal conduit. I need to move and replace the light fitting, sockets, and switches, and rather than cut and try to bend the metal conduit, I'd like to replace it all with plastic stuff...
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    Domestic Water heater wiring extension

    Got red and black type mains wire to water heater switch from fuse box. Mains cable is very short as switch is upside down because cable comes from above the switch and too short to connect otherwise. Water heater switch is in plaster board with back box. Is there a legal way to put some inline...
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    New job wiring new builds, however I've never worked on new builds

    So I'm sick of my current employer and went out searching for a new job last week, the same day that I applied for a job, I was asked by a company to come in for an interview, today I get a call offering me the job. It's for almost double what I earn now, however, a large portion of their work...
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    Domestic Induction Hob - Safe to use existing cooker circuit

    Hello Forum, I need to replace the hob in the kitchen as it is faulty. I would like to be able to use an induction hob, so I need to make sure that the wiring and mcb on the cooker circuit is the right specification. The combination Oven (1 small / 1 Large ) has a Max load of 4.1Kw. The...
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    Wiring a fiat starter motor

    Hi all Newby here in dire need of advice I have managed to lose the wiring order on my fiat fiorino van starter motor I have 3 wires 1 Goes to alternator 1 goes to battery and 1 goes to either ECU or ignition Battery has 12.97 volts (its Fine) The battery definitely connects to the empty...
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