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Simon47

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Why use a proprietary wiring centre joint box for your heating when there’s a perfectly good one gang box......
At least they tiled round the box. This was from a mate's house, took some effort fishing that choc block out :
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For good measure, we also had the old "number of cables & core colours here are different to what we find at the other end" trick - when we ripped out the odl kitchen units we found the JB where the old boiler had been.
Found today while on a job, upfront RCD protecting the whole installation. Anyone for reverse polarity? 🤦‍♂️
Does that actually matter (much) ? They haven't actually swapped it round at this device, and the RCD won't care.
 

Simon47

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I don't know how much is my monitor and how much is my eyesight, but it looks like at the top there's brown in the right hand terminal, and green in the left. At the bottom I really can't see what is in the right hand terminal, but it looks like black on the left. So I'd assumed it was L on the right and N on the left - i.e. the opposite of the markings on the RCD.
Ah, turned f.lux* off, I see the top-left is now blue. Ah again, I can now see what you mean on the bottom.

* For those that don't know it, f.lux is a package that dims the screen (especially the blues) based on time of day. So you get less blue light telling your brain that it's mid day when working on a screen in the evening. Have to say, regardless of whether it's right or not about the effect of blue light on sleep patterns, it's a lot easier to work with when all around is going dark - this full brightness mode I'm on now is hard on the eyes.
 

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