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 Post subject: 4" Kitchen extractor fan
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:57 am 
Hi,

I'm looking to replace a wall mounted pull cord kitchen extractor fan for a 4" duct.

Is there any reason as to why a 4" bathroom extractor fan would not be suitable? It seems that 4" fans are classified as bathroom and 6" are classified as kitchen. Is that the only difference?

Also, are there any that people in the trade recommend with a good lifetime and flow rate?


Thanks.

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 Post subject: welding transformer keeps blowing house fuse
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:25 pm 
I hired a transformer to do some welding but the fuse blows,I thought it was because the current consumed was too much for the fuse but in the past I have had two different peope use the same power socket without blowing the fuse. They must have used the same kind of transformer that I used.

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 Post subject: Fluorescent tube starters and ballasts.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:46 pm 
Specifically my flykiller device.

The existing arrangement is 2xT5 tubes wired in series (two starters, single ballast) and I had to replace the tubes. As a precaution I ordered starters too but these came as 240V devices, not the marked 130V that the device currently uses.

Purchasing the 130V starters is pointless given a new fly killer is only £23 (the two starters are £12 and same again for tubes).

Looking inside the killer I ...

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 Post subject: Should I earth my wooden wall lights?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:22 pm 
Hi all

I've got a couple of wooden wall lights... I've just had them off the wall and I see that they are not earthed.

There is an earth on the lights. And there is an earth on the mains feed. So I'm presuming that it would be a good idea to connect them. But at the same time I'm wondering why they weren't connected before.

So in case I'm missing anything, I thought I'd ...

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 Post subject: Converting old projector power cord socket to flex lead
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:29 pm 
Hi all

I have an old cine projector which has a specialist power cord socket (a circular one with 2 pins) sadly this has been lost and I have been unable to track down a new one on ebay.

I was wondering whether this could be converted to a flex using a block connector?

After unscrewing the lead - one pin has a red, blue and black lead soldered on to it, the other has ...

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 Post subject: TESTING FLOURECENT STARTERS
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:16 am 
We are having a clear-out of my father in laws house and came across boxes and boxes and boxes of fluorescent light starters.
They all look new but knowing my father in law they could be old/not working, he had a habit of buying stuff he didn't need/want or holding onto cr*p .
Is there any way of testing these with a multimeter ?
We don't have any fluorescent light fittings at home and neither ...

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 Post subject: what grommets do I need?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:37 pm 
I purchased this surface mounted socket:
https://www.screwfix.com/p/13a-2-gang-s ... clad/69127

It does not come with grommets, but note that the knockouts on these are 20mm. I plan to wire it with this cable:

PRYSMIAN 6242Y TWIN & EARTH CABLE 2.5MM
https://www.screwfix.com/p/prysmian-624 ... tid=268718

As it will just have the one cable going to it, most of the grommets I have ...

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 Post subject: Checking home voltage with multimeter
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:31 am 
Can someone please explain how I check a 240v socket using a multimeter? Where do the red and black leads go in the meter and where do I put the leads in the socket?

There's a few videos on YouTube but they are in the US.

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 Post subject: Can someone check this wiring for me?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:10 pm 
Hi guys, I've recently had a failed motor on a kingspan biodisc septic tank. The new motors wire colouring differs from the original. Could someone please confirm that the below is correct for me please?

The first image is how the old motor was wired and the second is how 'I' think it should be wired to turn in a clockwise direction?

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 Post subject: Fuse Constantly Tripping
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:51 pm 
Please help!

A fuse keeps tripping over and over again. I have 100% narrowed it down to being on the "kitchen sockets" circuit and definitely not to do with overloading or any particular appliance being used.

Believe me, I have unplugged everything in the entire house and it still goes, had one thing plugged in at a time and it still goes, etc. It is not down to one particular socket or thing that's plugged ...

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