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  1. sparkwright replied to the thread 5m tails from meter, and is isolator required?.

    If you discuss the work with your electrician first, and he's happy for you to do the donkey work to his specification (and I'm sure he...

    23 Feb 2020 at 8:25 PM
  2. sparkwright replied to the thread 5m tails from meter, and is isolator required?.

    Yes, I thought there was talk about concealing them...

    23 Feb 2020 at 8:15 PM
  3. sparkwright replied to the thread 5m tails from meter, and is isolator required?.

    If you can make a boxing with the cables more than 50mm from the surface I can't see any major issues.

    23 Feb 2020 at 7:58 PM
  4. sparkwright replied to the thread 5m tails from meter, and is isolator required?.

    In new houses, they tend to put the consumer unit back to back with the meter kiosk. This way the tails can be minimal length, running...

    23 Feb 2020 at 7:48 PM
  5. sparkwright replied to the thread Newly plastered wall dry?.

    Light pink plaster, and no dark damp patches.

    23 Feb 2020 at 6:56 PM
  6. sparkwright replied to the thread Newly plastered wall dry?.

    Be certain to dilute your emulsion to the correct ratio for the mist coat. If you don't, it can peel off and you will NOT like it....

    23 Feb 2020 at 6:54 PM
  7. sparkwright replied to the thread 5m tails from meter, and is isolator required?.

    When you say clipped to the internal blockwork, I take it the blockwork won't be plastered over?

    23 Feb 2020 at 6:49 PM
  8. sparkwright replied to the thread External 2-gang socket, one side not working..

    It's unlikely, but some of the early outside double sockets consisted of two small single socket modules, if you have that particular...

    23 Feb 2020 at 6:18 PM
  9. sparkwright replied to the thread Wiring new 2-way light switch into old code wiring.

    Same arrangement A = com A1 = 1 A2 = 2 not used B = other com B1 = other 1 B2 = other 2 not used

    23 Feb 2020 at 1:28 PM
  10. sparkwright replied to the thread 9kw electric shower upgrade to 9.5... cable size?.

    Agreed, that wiring is buggered, probably caused by loose terminals. The box looks plastered in, so hopefully there is a way to gain...

    23 Feb 2020 at 1:23 PM
  11. sparkwright replied to the thread Wood filler hardener.

    I think it's something like a golfball of filler to a pea of hardener. It's quite rare to use all the hardener up, on a hot day I find...

    23 Feb 2020 at 1:19 PM
  12. sparkwright replied to the thread Rewire specifications.

    No, no requirement to do so, as it's an old property. Worth considering to make it modern and future proof or whatever. But it's up to...

    23 Feb 2020 at 11:51 AM
  13. sparkwright replied to the thread Wiring new 2-way light switch into old code wiring.

    Observe each individual switch has three terminals. A = com A1 = 1 A2 = 2 B = other com B1 = other 1 B2 = other 2

    22 Feb 2020 at 9:51 PM
  14. sparkwright replied to the thread Woodwork - paint going 'rubbery' when sanded.

    Since you have a whole hallway to do, it may be worth using an electric sander with rough sandpaper. If that gets most or all of it...

    22 Feb 2020 at 8:45 PM
  15. sparkwright replied to the thread Wind up Doorbell - how to get it off?.

    Post this to the uk electrics forum for advice.

    22 Feb 2020 at 2:31 PM