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 Post subject: Live Neutral reverse Fault
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm 
Hi Guys,
I could do with some advice from you fine people. Today I was spurring off a socket in the lounge of my house that I’m renovating. After adding the new socket I tested it with a plug in socket tester. And it came up with a ‘Live Neutral reverse’ fault. I checked the socket and it was wired up correctly. So I went around testing more sockets and found all the ones in ...

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 Post subject: Moving a double socket higher
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:26 am 
So at the moment this double socket (which I'm pretty sure is really a single with an adapter faceplate) is sitting too low and I want to move it higher and in maybe a slightly different location. Potentially the wires may need extending to do this. Is it just a case of using crimps then insulated tape to join? Image

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 Post subject: New 50 amp induction wirring help
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:24 pm 
Hi there
I’ve just bought new induction hob but unlike oven there are 2 cables that come out the back,one large one,one smaller a bit miffed on connecting these up.any help would be appreciated. :dunno:

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 Post subject: Repairing split electric cable on gas oven
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:15 pm 
Hi, little bit of help needed please?

I've got a freestanding gas oven and hob cooker with an electric plug for the ignition and clock/timer.

The cable has been caught in something and split and tripped out the sockets, which are all now ok and working. I've obviously unplugged the cooker but I now need to repair the cable. I've got spliceline inline wire connectors and insulation tape so I can cut the cable and ...

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 Post subject: Power to my shed - help needed
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:40 pm 
I have installed a small garage consumer RCD box to my shed and run 2 double sockets and a light from this, as you would do a house via the 2 trips (1 for lights 1 for mains)
From the house I have a double socket in my front room that I have spured off from using armoured cable to the shed consumer unit RCD

The problem I have is that about once a day ...

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 Post subject: Garage cable size help
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:39 am 
Hi folks,was just wondering if someone can help me size the swa cable for my garage.looked at sizing charts online but confusing really as it’s asking questions I don’t know answers to.anyway the run is 17m,buried underground in plastic conduit,and gonna have a couple of sockets in there,striplights and will need a supply for welder and compresser( not using both at the same time).appreciate any help with this.

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 Post subject: Coax cable & aerial wall plate query
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:49 pm 

My setup: I have a loft mounted aerial with a 10m length of coax cable coming down the cavity wall & outputting into the room with a wall plate socket. I have one device connected to it ATM (TV) but may have others in the future. I'm 15 miles from the Mendip transmitter. TV says signal strength is about 40-50% but picture quality is good.

I've a reception problem which I've isolated to the ...

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 Post subject: Garage swa cable
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:13 pm 
Hi folks I’m about to run the cable up to the garage,and was a bit concerned about poking it up through the damp proof membrane as I’m ready to concrete the floor.will this introduce damp into the garage.

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 Post subject: Wiring a relay
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:55 pm 
I am planning the installation of a 65" television that will be mounted on the wall inside a fireplace recess (the fireplace has been removed) and am looking for ways to hide this big black beast when it is not in use. I have already bought a motorised wall bracket that will retract the TV to the back of this recess, but I am also thinking about using a roller blind to cover the TV ...

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 Post subject: Understanding the electricity supply to my house...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:40 pm 
Partly cos I like to know everything... Partly because I'm a geek... And partly because we're going to have some electrical work done on the house which has made me curious.... I'd like to know more about the feed to my house...

The power lines come to us through the garden and reach a pole with transformer. From there the supply comes to us underground. Because the ground is lower at the back of the ...

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