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 Post subject: Electric to mancave (shed)
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:05 am 
Hi. Im wanting to put electric into a summerhouse which is approx 15m from my mains board. There will be max 4 plug sockets and 2 lights. Sockets will prob have tv, phone chargers, pond pump and pos a heater for winter connected. I am going to use armoured cable in plastic conduit. I need to know the size of cable and a explanation of the fittings ie seperate fuse, spurs etc within the summerhouse. ...

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 Post subject: Electric on double decker bus
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm 

Just helping some friends conver a double decker bus into a restaurant.

Electris seem to be an issue, just wondering if I could get some advice.

With all the equipment it seems we may need 400amp, this to me seems excessive. Obvisoulsy we are going to get a professional to deal with but we'd like to know everything before we instruct someone.

What are other peoples thoughts?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Twin & earth melting into polystyrene insulation
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:36 am 
Anyone come across this before? This is/was in the ceiling of a single story annex that I am currently extending. It appears the twin & earth cable has melted into the polystyrene insulation.

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 Post subject: Help with speed controller please
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:49 am 
Hi I'm having some trouble with the speed controller on a backpack type water pump (window cleaning) the controller seems to have stopped working all together and I was hoping someone here could point me in the direction of a wireless one to replace it with?

It's running off a 12v battery and needs the ability to go up in steps from 0 to full power.

That's what I want to replace with a ...

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 Post subject: Power to kitchen island
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:33 am 
I have a solid (bitumen / asphalt) floor which I don't want to hack in to but would like a kitchen island.
Is it the done thing to run cables (32A feed for induction hob) from above in some sort of conduit?
Thank you

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 Post subject: Solar charging for a water feature
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:44 am 
Hi guys,the Mrs asked last night for a small water feature in the garden,I’ve read up on solar water pumps but the consensus is they aren’t that good due to the British weather
I have a 12v car battery and was thinking if I bought a solar charger with a 12v pump would this work
Mains power isn’t an option as I live in a rented property plus the cable run would be about 70ft ...

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 Post subject: New socket
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:15 pm 
Hi can I spur off of any of these to fit a single socket to power a shower pump ? Top one if for immersion heater that we dont ever use and bottom is for the boiler I believe Image

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 Post subject: garden pump trips RCDs. How can I diagnose the fault?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 pm 
Hi, I have a fairly new garden rainwater tank surface mounted pump.
I cover it with a plastic sheet, but last week there was wet windy weather and the pump no longer works.
If I press the switch it trips the plug-in RCD and sometimes the consumer unit RCD as well.
There is nothing wrong with the circuit itself, and I can run other electrical equipment off it without any problems.
So it's the pump ...

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:59 pm 
I have tried searching but can seem to find the answer....
In the house that I have just purchased, are 3x 3 round pin sockets in the lounge. I assumed that it was a lighting circuit & bought the following plug.

But the plug is far too big for the socket, does anyone know which plug I need to buy?
Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Installing armoured cable to the bottom of my garden.
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:31 am 
I need to install armoured cable to my new work shop at the bottom of my garden. My garden is two tiered and 60 feet long. It would be a nightmare digging in armoured cable. So I've thought about installing it above ground.

My method would be to install a 20 foot scaffolding pole two feet in the ground and have the armoured cable coming out the top across the garden in to the back ...

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