In this section you will find videos to help you when doing home electrics.
If you are not 100% certain what you are doing please consult a professional electrician.
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This video shows how to replace a standard UK single domestic socket with a double socket. Single sockets are often not suitable for today’s power hungry households which mean that some people buy unsafe adaptors that put undue stress on the sockets
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This video shows how to wire a two way switching circuit, or a two way lighting circuit. I believe this is called a three way switching circuit in some countries. This video shows how to change a one way lighting circuit into a two way lighting circuit anFeatured
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This video shows how to replace a standard light switch with a dimmer switch. Dimmer switches are popular because the light in the room can be dimmed to make the room lighting less bright. Before installing a dimmer switch you have to be certain that the
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More and more electrical items can now be charged using a USB lead, which often means plugging an adapter into a standard electrical socket. This can mean that your socket soon becomes busy with items that are trying to use the power outlets. Installing aFeatured
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If you are installing a home network or simply want to make up your own patch leads this video will show how to crimp an RJ45 plug on to the end of a CAT 5 network cable There are two standards when wiring up network cables, T568A and T568B this requires
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This video shows how to replcae a standard security light with a Guardcam. The Guardcam looks like a traditional security light but it has a camera built in which can record video or take still pictures.
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This video shows a DIY'er how to install a fused connection unit, often called a FCU. Useful links-http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/routing_a_cable.htm#The latest requirements for running cables is below-http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/diy-elect
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SpliceLine™ in-line connectors are one of the easiest ways of joining two wires together without an specialised tools such as crimping pliers. SpliceLine™ In-Line connectors are very compact and are probably theeasiest way of joining two wires
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This video shows how to convert a typical one way light switch into a two way switching arrangement. This means that a light (or lights) can be switched off from two locations. You can also add a third light switch if you use an intermediate light switch,
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Year on year electricity bills increase at a much higher rate than inflation. By installing low energy light bulbs you can make a substantial saving on your energy bills in a quick time. Typically payback is after 12 months, by that time you have paid for
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How to fit an electrical double back box onto a solid brick wall that has been wallpapered. Fitting a back box is normally done before the wall is papered but if you wanted to add an extra socket in your home and the wall has been papered then this video
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This video shows how to safely replace wall lights and has some good tips on collecting the dust when drilling as well as how to ensure the fixing bracket is completely level.
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This video is useful if you are having problems with a light that either will not switch off or will not switch on (assuming the lamp has been checked).
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Replacing an electrical socket
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How to measure amperage using a multi-meter
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How to use a multi-meter to measure voltage