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 Post subject: LED downlight from 3 pin plug
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:54 am 
So hoping someone can give me some advice before I crack on, recently moved and have a garage with no power but want to install 10 led downlights in the plasterboard ceiling, however the only power I have is a 4 plug 25 metre extension reel running from am outdoor socket on side of house through a armoured conduit around perimeter of garden and into back of garage into the 4 plug reel , would ...

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 Post subject: MCB and Dishwasher
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:12 am 
We inherited an old but still working perfectly dishwasher when we moved to our current house. When it eventually expired, I plumbed in a practically brand new Bosch dishwasher we had brought with us. Has worked fine for some years only requiring attention when occasionally during the in and out of the hoover from under the stairs the MCB (which serves only the dishwasher)gets tripped accidentally. However we reset the MCB and all is good. ...

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 Post subject: Power to summer house.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:14 am 
Hi chaps.
I have built a summer house circa 30m away from my CU in the garage. I need to run 6mm swa cable to it so I can have lights, tv etc in it.
What am I allowed to do?
Can I bury the cable myself and get a spark to wire it up both ends as that would save some labour cost.


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 Post subject: Continuity/insulation meter settings in ohms?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:57 pm 
My meter has an additional Mohm setting of 20,200 or 200 and continuity on it has 20,200 and 2000 ohm setting.
Which setting do I need for each test respectively? Any help appreciated, testing exam tomorrow and unsure, and cant find info anywhere and been ages since used as been on install, any help greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Armoured Cable Markings
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:55 pm 
Just some advice please. Looking at the markings on the sheathing of the armoured cable which runs into my garage and into my fuse box. It is marked up with “3 x 6 SO MM”

Now I’m guessing the “3 x 6” means 3 core 6 millimetre. However I was just wondering what the “SO” part meant? (I’ve tried to add a photo of it)

I’ve tried doing the old google search but no joy! ...

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 Post subject: Terminal Blocks for an electrical installation
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm 
Hi, I've created my own socket circuits (3x radial) for my flat here in Spain. Following local regs I've gone for 3x 2,5mm individual cables (no T+E here) and mostly looped the sockets. However I have three tree branches where for each I've needed a 3 way junction box. So I've bought proper JBs and chased them into the brick and then used appropriate rated terminal blocks to connect the stranded wires (ensuring they are ...

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 Post subject: Kitchen Extractor Hood Motor
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:45 pm 
Hi everyone,

My extractor hood in the kitchen stopped working properly. It was making a loud noise and the fan would start spinning for a few seconds and then stop, but the noise would continue.

So instead of replacing the whole motor for now, I decided to take apart the extractor fan. However one of the components got broken in the process I wanted to find out what that component actually is so that I ...

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 Post subject: spurs
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:03 pm 
Hi all
Put a spur on an existing double 13amp socket, TV plugged into original socket and a table lamp plugged into the new spur, both working ok until I unplug the lamp the TV goes off then starts up after a couple of seconds. Have checked all connections in both sockets and all are tight. Not sure what I'v done wrong. Anybody any ideas? :dunno:

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 Post subject: hawk 50l compressor blowing my 6 amp fuse
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:49 pm 
hi pepes..and im new :-)

i have recently bought a 50l compressor...on start up its blowing my 6 amp fuse in my 20 amp main im not sure what size fuse i need to run my 50l compressor i assume with a 20amp breaker i cant go over a 20 amp fuse...but im not quite sure even what size fuse i need to run my compressor ...

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 Post subject: 40amp to 16amp
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:28 am 
I’m busy refurbing my kitchen and noticed that there is a 40amp (6mm) cable that used to feed an old cooker.

Can I spur off this and have a fused switch at 16amp using 1.5mm cable into oven?

Thanks in advance

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