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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. D

    New cooker dp switch, existing wires won't reach terminals..

    Evening all, Not a qualified spark so I thought it better to ask than make assumptions. Swapping all switches/sockets in our house to screwless ones, all going fine until I went to swap the cooker isolator switch. The old one has feed top, load bottom. The new one has load top, feed bottom. As...
  4. G

    Help! VW Golf GTE Car Horn won't shut up

    Hi all, new to the forum so apologies if this one is covered in a separate thread please feel free to redirect me :) I have a 2017 (67 plate) GTE and 4 times in the past month the car horn sounds constantly for over 10 seconds, pauses for a second or two then sounds again constantly when I...
  5. Timbo

    MK Masterseal RCD sockets - won't reset.

    Hello everyone I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with these sockets not resetting. I have a client with three of them for the purpose of servicing air handling units. Rarely used but just will not reset. Installed 5 years ago. Regards, Tim.
  6. J

    Led bathroom mirror won't turn off !!

    Hi guys. I have a led bathroom mirror the other day it was turning on and off on its own now it won't turn off. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks in advance.
  7. Dan

    Floating floor will you or won't you

    Floating floor will you or won't you advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi all. My first floating floor to tile so seeking advice as read quite a few threads where some will and some won't tile on them. The work in question is a new extension on a property consisting... Floating floor will you...
  8. L

    Notching the side of a joist?

    I know the regs for the regular notching of joists, but I can find nothing about notching up the side of a joist. I need to route my cables up past a large wooden beam 4500mm x 400mm, 115mm thick. Do the normal rules apply? 0.07-0.25 of the length and 0.125 of the depth? Or is it a no go? Cheers
  9. Spoon

    Turkey protest

    This has to some sort of sick joke. Who would think of such a bill..... Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law - BBC News - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38041510
  10. S

    Wiring & fuses required for new Neff hob & double oven ?

    Hi guys, A little bit of advice would be most appreciated: I have just purchased a Neff 4 ring ceramic electric hob with a total load rating of 6.6 KW & Neff double built in electric stainless steel oven (going into tall cabinet) both oven consumption of 0.79 KW each with a total load rating...
  11. A

    Domestic horstmann economy 7 timer not working

    hi, yesterday I just noticed my horstmann economy 7 timer not working... I tried the boost (1 hour) button, it still can light up on the indicator and heat up the water tank. However, when I used the Timed dial to set the time, I turned the dial a whole circle it won't heat up the water also...
  12. T

    Accountancy question

    I'm in the process of setting up on my own, and I'm looking into getting a van on finance. My question is having set up a ltd company if I get the finance on the van in my name can I claim the vat back and tax through the company or would the loan have to be under the company name (think I will...
  13. GMES

    Off to work shortly

    It should be bloody banned on God's day. Hopefully be back on here for lunchtime, Just got a couple of supplies to get in and some Dol starters ready for some extractor fans going in next week. I know it won't be the same on here this morning without me but it won't be forever, so stay strong...
  14. J

    Domestic Notifiable works.

    I am building a small timber frame extension for a client and am planning to wire it myself , I have a part P domestic installers qualification with the 17th C&G. I want to check whether this is notifiable work. As the plan is to extend the existing ring final circuit and lighting circuit only...
  15. D Skelton

    Elex Manchester

    Who's going, and on what date?
  16. D

    main fuse/ tails upgrade

    am now working on a property ( installing a second shower) due to the load change . 2 x 8.5 kw showers = 74 A And the main income only being 63A main fuse , 16mm tails. I need these upgraded . Do i need western power + the suppliers out to do both sides ? ( ie after /before the meter ? )...
  17. B

    Rcd Requirement

    hi all nice to be here im looking for help would be handy to get some definitive clarification on this. regarding regs over when an RCD is required. What if I have a CCU that has sockets and cooker protected but not any other circuits and the install is 20 years plus older. What if there is no...
  18. Redvanman

    Signing off others work

    Does any one know, now that they have dumbed down Part P, if you have to register to sign off someone else's work or if you are already a member of a scheme you can just do it. Plus what certificate do you use because if you haven't installed it surely you can't use a EIC. Maybe a EICR? thanks chaps
  19. R

    Third party Part P inspections

    Does anyone know what is happening with the new 3rd party inspection system that is coming in with the changes to Part P. E.g. how do I find someone that is allowed and insured to do the inspections?
  20. B

    changed a light and now it doesn't work????

    Had an email from my wife, one of her friends husbands changed a light over and now it doesn't work. Dunno what people think sometimes, I can almost guarantee he mixed a neutral with sw/wire! I wonder if people think, how hard can it be, electricians can do it?? lol Anybody else get this?
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