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 PopularAdded 1,986 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 PopularAdded 2,365 Views / 0 Likes
How to use a multi-meter to perform a continuity test.
03:02 PopularAdded 1,601 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 PopularAdded 1,456 Views / 0 Likes
How to check a fuse using a couple of different tools
02:13Added 64 Views / 0 Likes
This video shows How to convert a European plug to a UK plug, this is very easy to do and the convertor plugs only cost about £2 Converting a two-pin plug to three pin plug has never been easier. Remember if you cut off the two pin plug and wire it
02:34 PopularAdded 1,973 Views / 1 Likes
How to cut an electrical screw or machine screw using a pair of electricians pliers.
03:46 PopularAdded 1,740 Views / 0 Likes
How to fit a dry lining back box in a plasterboard wall.
09:54 PopularAdded 12.3k Views / 7 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 PopularAdded 1,433 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 PopularAdded 3,458 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 PopularAdded 2,194 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 aFeatured
09:14 PopularAdded 880 Views / 0 Likes
In this video I replace a standard double switched electrical socket with a British General 922UWR Wi-Fi extender socket, these are a great idea as they allow you to use both socket outlets whilst extending the Wi-Fi network. Visit the British General webFeatured
11:00 PopularAdded 2,597 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 PopularAdded 1,516 Views / 0 Likes
How to measure amperage using a multi-meter
02:06 PopularAdded 2,415 Views / 0 Likes
How to replace a downlighter lamp or a halogen lamp in a spotlight.
12:33 PopularAdded 1,085 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 socketsFeatured