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 Post subject: Extension leads in kitchen installs
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:28 pm 
Hi everyone. Not sure if this has been covered before, but I couldn't find any mention of it.

My niece is having a new kitchen fitted and was asking about sockets for a built in dishwasher and built in washing machine.
My advice was to have a new socket installed behind each unit, fed from a fused/switched spur above the worktop for isolation under fault conditions. I also recognise that it is reportable work as ...

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 Post subject: Crimping 2.5mm T&E
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:01 pm 
Ok I need to extend a 2.5mm T&E tomorrow and just had a question about crimping. So it looks like I ....

1) slide the heatshrink down the cable first
2) stagger the joints so the butt connectors are not bunched up.
3) Use 3 blue Butt connectors, no copper poking out
4) Ratchet Crimpers
5) apply the heatshrink
6) have a coffee and kitkat

I am curious about something
Q) is the earth part ...

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 Post subject: MR16 to LED
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:53 pm 
Afternoon all

I have 6 x 12v downlighters in my bathroom - each runs off its own transformer (60W) - can I replace the 12v MR16 with the equivalent LED's without having to change the transformers?

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 Post subject: socket with no power, wire directly into fuse box
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:55 pm 

i have a socket in my basement - but there's no power coming to it. It's wired directly into the fuze box.

I'm not going to touch it... but before I get an electrician in just wondered is there a simple fix... that won't involve me electrocuting myself. Which I try to avoid doing at all cost :)

Here's a pic of the box - the grey lead is the one that runs to ...

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 Post subject: DIY Hydropower Waterproof Generator
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:22 pm 
Hi there

So for a university project i'm wanting to produce a working prototype of a portable hydro kinetic turbine. For this I need a small waterproof generator / gearbox. The generator can be ether AC or DC and the gearbox should be a ratio of around 1:10. I'm struggling to find a component which is fully sealed. :dunno: Is it better to attempt sealing / waterproofing ...

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 Post subject: Running Burglar Alarm cable next to power cable ok?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:11 pm 
Hi Guys, does anyone know if it's possible to run 6-core burglar alarm cable to a bellbox, next to a power cord - IE. in trunking?
I'm just wondering because in the Texecom Odyssey External Siren manual it suggests not to. For Interference reasons.
The way I am installing my burglar alarm makes it untidy if I run them seperately.

Does anyone have any knowledge or tips on this.

The way I am wiring the ...

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 Post subject: Help me fix an old style doorbell please!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:10 pm 
So we bought this lovely looking doorbell from a boot sale.

It is powered by 6v battery pack.

I managed to get it to work (most of the wires were missing) by trial and error but it now doesn't work at all.

If I apply battery power direct to the motor, the bell swings but pretty fast so I assume that the gubbins shown in the second photo (which sits between the battery and motor)slows ...

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 Post subject: Texecom Alarm IR Installation
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:34 pm 
Hi Guys,
I am planning on installing my own alarm system using the Texecom Premier Elite Panel, IR's etc. I have been trying to read up as much as I can about the installation however I cannot get my head around the IR installation. On the Elite 24 Panel there are 2 Zone connections for Alarm (8 zones in total) I understand that these get wired to the alarm connectors on the IR however im ...

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 Post subject: 13 amp socket
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:26 am 
I've got a 13 amp switched double socket in my hallway, it's behind a Welsh dresser, one half has my main land-line phone permanently plugged into it and the other has a short diy extension lead leading to a surface mounted double socket which is accessible just to the side of the dresser. The diy extension has a paper shredder permanently plugged into it and the other half gets used for the Hoover when necessary. ...

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 Post subject: Cooker not switching on
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:36 am 
Hi all, I have an issue with my electric cooker and electric hob. I switched both off at the mains on the wall and now both are not working when I try to switch it on. I have checked the main electric box under the stairs which has not tripped. I was wondering if it may require a new MCB in the cooker slot on the box under the stairs or if it may be ...

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