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Electrical Videos


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.

  • 13:35 Popular How to wire a two way light switch | two way switching

    How to wire a two way light switch | two way switching

    by Admin Added 10.5k Views / 6 Likes

    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,

  • 09:54 Popular How to identify the switched live wire

    How to identify the switched live wire

    by Admin Added 8,971 Views / 4 Likes

    Identifying the switched live wire at a ceiling rose can be difficult especially if the old ceiling rose has been removed, this video shows how to identify it using a multi meter

  • 08:20 Popular How to wire a ceiling light

    How to wire a ceiling light

    by Admin Added 7,030 Views / 3 Likes

    Fitting a new ceiling light is never as easy as people think, this videos shows how to do it

  • 07:03 Popular Two way light switching explained

    Two way light switching explained

    by Admin Added 4,335 Views / 2 Likes

    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 an

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  • 06:21 Popular Cat 5 network cable crimping

    Cat 5 network cable crimping

    by Admin Added 1,755 Views / 2 Likes

    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

  • 12:33 Popular How to replace a single socket with a double socket

    How to replace a single socket with a double socket

    by Admin Added 585 Views / 1 Likes

    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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  • 05:17 Popular Security light fitting | Guardcam

    Security light fitting | Guardcam

    by Admin Added 2,503 Views / 1 Likes

    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.

  • 04:35 Popular wago compact connectors

    wago compact connectors

    by Admin Added 2,199 Views / 1 Likes

    Wago compact connectors can make DIY electrics and professional installation work much easier, this video shows how to use them.

  • 11:00 Popular How to install Trace heating

    How to install Trace heating

    by Admin Added 2,335 Views / 1 Likes

    Trace heating is useful for preventing pipes freezing in winter months. This kit is connected to a thermostat so that the trace heater only switches on when the temperature drops below 5 degrees C. If you constantly get frozen pipes in winter then a trace

  • 02:34 Popular How to cut a socket screw or machine screw

    How to cut a socket screw or machine screw

    by Admin Added 1,789 Views / 1 Likes

    How to cut an electrical screw or machine screw using a pair of electricians pliers.

  • 06:26 Popular How to install a dimmer switch

    How to install a dimmer switch

    by Admin Added 1,088 Views / 1 Likes

    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

  • 04:35 Popular Wagobox

    Wagobox

    by Admin Added 1,700 Views / 0 Likes

    The wagobox is very handy when joining cables as it can be used in dificult to reach locations as long as wago connectors are used

  • 02:46 Popular In-Line wire connectors- Spliceline

    In-Line wire connectors- Spliceline

    by Admin Added 2,506 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 02:06 Popular How to replace a lamp in a downlighter

    How to replace a lamp in a downlighter

    by Admin Added 2,260 Views / 0 Likes

    How to replace a downlighter lamp or a halogen lamp in a spotlight.

  • 03:46 Popular how to fit a back box in plasterboard

    how to fit a back box in plasterboard

    by Admin Added 1,575 Views / 0 Likes

    How to fit a dry lining back box in a plasterboard wall.

  • 03:42 Popular Fuse Testing

    Fuse Testing

    by Admin Added 1,343 Views / 0 Likes

    How to check a fuse using a couple of different tools

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