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 Post subject: Static electricity
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:48 pm 
I've had a couple of vehicles over the years which have given me a mild zap every now and again on exiting, so I know what this feels like.

I sometimes get this from the hot water at the kitchen sink. It doesn't happen often, but if I run the tap to allow the hot water to come through and then stick my finger into the stream of water to check the temperature I sometimes ...

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 Post subject: Combi Boiler Supply
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:09 pm 
My consumer unit isn't labelled so I've gone thru each MCB separately to see what does/doesn't have power when switched off. I expected that one of them would have switched off the power to the combi but none did ? Is this usual please ?

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 Post subject: Consumer Unit Question - RCD
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:30 am 
My (about 25 year old) consumer unit in the garage has RCD protection on four MCB (up sockets, down sockets inc cooker and the combi I'm guessing ? (plus two blanks). And no RCD protection for three MCB for the upstairs/downstairs lights and the burglar alarm. That's how it looks to me. I'm going to hire an electrician to replace it shortly but I was wondering why the lighting circuit wouldn't have RCD protection ? ...

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 Post subject: How far can fuse box be from meter?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:27 pm 
my daughters 1978 house needs rewiring.
How far can the new fuse box be from the electric meter?
We want it to be perhaps 3 or 4 meters away so it is out of the way whilst still being easily accessible.

thank you glassescase

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 Post subject: Extractor fan
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:14 pm 
Hey guys

I’m attaching a picture of my bathroom extractor fan. It’s located in my wardrobe in its own box and is halfway between the bathroom and outside.

This is a Manrose MF100 and as you can see doesn’t fit well at all. I’m guessing this is why it doesn’t work very well to clear steam from the bathroom. :dunno: :dunno: ...

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 Post subject: Can I use an old SKY dish as a TV ariel?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:06 pm 
Good afternoon,

I have an old SKY dish on the back wall of my house with a twin cable coming into the lounge . I don't have a roof or loft ariel. I have an indoor One-For-All 45db booster ariel which works brilliantly. Can I use the SKY dish and cables with some sort of connector as my TV ariel please?

I don't have SKY, Virgin, or BT TV. My TV has FREEVIEW ...

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 Post subject: What amp choc block / terminal strip is this?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:55 pm 

I've got some choc block I want to use but it doesn't say what amps it is rated for... It does say 450V, and 2.5 square. It's white. And a strip of 12 measures 94mm X 17mm. Any ideas?


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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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