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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.

  • 06:21 Popular Cat 5 network cable crimping

    Cat 5 network cable crimping

    by Admin Added 1,733 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

  • 05:07 Popular Continuity test using a multi meter

    Continuity test using a multi meter

    by Admin Added 2,193 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use a multi-meter to perform a continuity test.

  • 03:02 Popular Energy saving Light bulbs

    Energy saving Light bulbs

    by Admin Added 1,375 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 03:42 Popular Fuse Testing

    Fuse Testing

    by Admin Added 1,332 Views / 0 Likes

    How to check a fuse using a couple of different tools

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

    How to cut a socket screw or machine screw

    by Admin Added 1,759 Views / 1 Likes

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

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

    how to fit a back box in plasterboard

    by Admin Added 1,553 Views / 0 Likes

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

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

    How to identify the switched live wire

    by Admin Added 8,539 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

  • 06:26 Popular How to install a dimmer switch

    How to install a dimmer switch

    by Admin Added 1,033 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

  • 11:39 Popular How to install a Fused connection unit | FCU

    How to install a Fused connection unit | FCU

    by Admin Added 3,117 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 07:39 Popular How to install a USB wall socket

    How to install a USB wall socket

    by Admin Added 1,675 Views / 0 Likes

    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 a

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  • 11:00 Popular How to install Trace heating

    How to install Trace heating

    by Admin Added 2,302 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

  • 05:19 Popular How to measure amperage

    How to measure amperage

    by Admin Added 1,296 Views / 0 Likes

    How to measure amperage using a multi-meter

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

    How to replace a lamp in a downlighter

    by Admin Added 2,235 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 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 425 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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  • 10:49 Popular How to replace wall lights | fitting uplighters

    How to replace wall lights | fitting uplighters

    by Admin Added 2,918 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 04:15 Popular How to rewire a fuse

    How to rewire a fuse

    by Admin Added 1,825 Views / 0 Likes

    How to rewire a fuse from a consumer unit, this is useful if you have an older style consumer unit.

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