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 Post subject: extra socket installed. Got a minor works certificate only
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:19 pm 

I recently had my house rewired by someone registered with niecic. They gave me a installation certificate and certificate of compliance. But then I realised I needed 1 extra socket installed quickly (before the plasterers came) and had to get a different electrician in to do it at short notice.

He installed a spur from a double socket in the kitchen to the cupboard underneath the stairs.

He said he would provide me with ...

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 Post subject: bathroom extractor fan always running
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:29 pm 
Hi there,

I've been having an issue with my bathroom extractor fan - quite sure I know what the issue is but thought I'd check with you good folks before electrocuting myself!

To sum up:
* Fan always runs, whether lights are on or off
* Definitely a switched fan - there's a live and a switched live input for wiring, both are connected
* There's a LED power light on fan. It goes off ...

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 Post subject: rcd randomly tripping
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:30 pm 
Hi chaps.
A few weeks ago i had a new consumer unit installed along with a new kitchen ring circuit and a new circuit for the range cooker. The reason for this is that I've swapped the lounge with the kitchen.
The range is all electric and is 6 years old but has been in storage for 4.
The rcd for the circuits that include the cooker (there are 2 rcds on the board) keeps ...

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 Post subject: Star Shower Laser Lights
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 pm 

I bought a Star Shower Laser Lights from Dude Gadgets, Although I love the device the 3m of cable is not long enough, can I extend this with in mind its being used outside.

The cable is 2x0.519mm2, I searched google and the only cable i can find is .75mm from screwfix.
I also found these:

Another suggestions on cables/junction boxes etc?


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 Post subject: Door Bell saga
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:28 pm 
We had a battery powered wireless doorbell. The batteries were always running out (weeks) and it was a nuisance as people had to thump on the door which is a bit alarming at times. Also the bloody thing has to go through twenty different sounds before we get to the simple ding dong we want after new batteries were installed.

I had a look at replacements but they were all unsuitable. I did not like ...

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 Post subject: AEG 6000 condencer tumble dryer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:14 pm 
I have just bought 2 of these and neither are working. Im sure I must. E doing something wrong but I cannot think what. I have put both on cotton dry, highest setting but it only blows out cold air and clothes are damp and wet inside after it cuts out before it's time. As it's the 2 machines im thinking its ma as if it was only the one i'd be assuming a fault. ...

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 Post subject: Small Electric Motor question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:23 pm 

I've got a cheap oscillating office fan that has stopped working, but the electric motor (brushless I think) still tries, it hums.

I've took it apart and the bushes on the shaft have disintegrated. They are all sticky, just like black squidgy mush rather than anything recognisable

Would this stop the fan working? What kind of material are these bushes? Can they be replaced?


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 Post subject: Charging caravan battery
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:05 pm 
I have tried relays and split chargers over the years and the only way I got them to work was with second battery in the car not caravan and taking three phase from the alternator. Since then things have moved on, with cars which switch off the alternator when accelerating for example.

So today it would seem DC/DC inverters are the answer, Ring do one at £200 with 30 amp output which is likely bigger ...

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 Post subject: Connector for TV antenna
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:50 am 
I want to connect an indoor aerial to my TV. Sounds simple.
However, the plug on the back of the TV is so flush to the back of the TV case that there is no space to plug in the connector that came with the indoor aerial. I need a short male/female extension, ether flexible or with a right angle.
I don't know what it would be called, to search for one, assuming there is ...

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 Post subject: Consumer Unit Replacement
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:45 pm 
Hi Folks,

I realise this is a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" question, however how much does it cost to replace a domestic consumer unit ballpark? Our current one isn't that old - within 10 years however I'm not 100 perecnt with the quality of the install and would like a new one fitted.

Any suggestions and help appreciated.

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