Recent content by phb10186

  1. phb10186

    Old British Standard back boxes incompatible with new electrical screws

    Thanks very much John, Ben these look like they will do: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plated-Countersunk-Slotted-Machine-Screws/dp/B07J2HY6XN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548539638&sr=8-1&keywords=4ba+screws
  2. phb10186

    Old British Standard back boxes incompatible with new electrical screws

    I cant seem to find them all at the moment, but other than that, no issue. I need about 6 of them... they don't seem to hard to find. That's excellent help... i'll let you know if they do the job.
  3. phb10186

    Old British Standard back boxes incompatible with new electrical screws

    Hi, I'm at the tail end of redecorating my flat, and I have replaced most of the wall plates for power and light switching to new MK Logic plus stuff. The metal wall boxes for the power outlets were fine, but I have noticed that the light switch plates use an old (British Standard?) metal wall...
  4. phb10186

    Boss for plastic waste into cast iron 2.5" soil pipe

    I have a 30's house with the original hopper and 2.5" (I believe) cast iron waste down pipe servicing the bath and sink waste from the bathroom on the 1st floor. I now need to run two new plastic wastes from the ground floor in to this cast iron down pipe. I either remove the old cast iron...
  5. phb10186

    Flat roofing options

    Hi, I am having a single storey rear extension built with a part flat roof and part pitched. The flat roof extends about 1.75m from the existing rear elevation, and is about 6.2m wide. The roof is falling to one side where there is a run-off to a traditional open gutter. As far as...
  6. phb10186

    Mains door bell wiring...

    I had a search also on DIYN, and yes, I think it will go on the light ring, thanks for your help
  7. phb10186

    Mains door bell wiring...

    Hi All, I am renovating my house, and would like to fit a new wired door bell. I was going to use a wireless one, but most of the bell buttons look like like a 99p fare - and you have to replace the batteries all the time too. -Also If I fit a mains wired one, I can always use a wireless...
  8. phb10186

    Bathroom project advice

    Hi I knocked the separate toilet and bathroom in to one room and now plan to re-fit. It's about 2.5m x 2.5m or so, and there is an existing bathroom cupboard in one corner that must stay in place (contains new plumbing and electrics), and there are now two windows there. I took the old...
  9. phb10186

    Wireless CH room stat with programmer?

    Yes that makes sense. I will probably go with a standard honeywell programmer and fixed stat, putting the stat in the downstairs hall where there is a rad without a trv... thatnks for the advice
  10. phb10186

    Wireless CH room stat with programmer?

    I am renovating my home at the moment and require a central heating programmer and thermostat. I have always has hard wired stats with a standard programmer, but I have been toying with the idea of a wireless one, as I can move it around easily to find the best location for overall home...
  11. phb10186

    Smoke and heat alarms for regs

    Could you recommend a good some/heat alarm for the kitchen, and smoke detectors for the upper and 1st fl landings that are hard wired, and cmmunicate with eachother/ base station? Many thanks
  12. phb10186

    Smoke and heat alarms for regs

    I believe that I will need a hard wired heat/ smoke alarm for my kitchen for regs purposes, the question is, will they allow my wireless ones in the lower and upper landings that pair with my Yale wireless alarm, or do all the smole detectors need to be hard wired? Many thanks
  13. phb10186

    LED spotlights

    yes, the link was just for an example, there are many of these available - I assume there are the required electrics in the LED bulb housing themselves... so no transformer required, and just the low wattage dimmer then?
  14. phb10186

    Stained stainless steel on dishwasher door

    I had a quote for the door for over £200 +vat... a white one is £80! Ill try the suggestions, many thanks
  15. phb10186

    LED spotlights

    I am adding these to various rooms in my home. For example, the link below, rather than the older cluster LED type: http://www.wholesaleledlights.co.uk/gu10-3-led-6w-led-60w-halogen-380-lumens-2-colours-available.html Do these have integrated transformers, or do I need a single...
Top