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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How to fit a dry lining back box in a plasterboard wall.
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How to check a fuse using a couple of different tools
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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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Twin core and earth cable can easily be striped ready for termination using this method
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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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How to use a multi-meter to perform a continuity test.
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How to rewire a fuse from a consumer unit, this is useful if you have an older style consumer unit.
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Wago lighting connector make replacing a light fitting much easier
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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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How to use a multi-meter to measure voltage
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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 web
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How to wire a standard 3 pin plug
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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 measure amperage using a multi-meter
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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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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).