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    Painting or wall papering a basement

    Thanks for the replies. I was going to go for johnmat as its breathable but was advised to go for flatmatt as that is more durable but is still breathable. Can anyone confirm that? I have asked Johnstones advice page but have yet to have a response!!
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    Painting or wall papering a basement

    Just as an update / asking more advice I am now in the process of stripping back the wall to bare plaster and now want some advice on the paint to use. I have read all the posts on the internet abut FB limewash and distemper but what I really want is the Holy Grail of paints A breathable ...
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    Adding addition light and switch. Lamp only receiving 80v

    Hi Chaps sorry for the delay in replying but its been a bit hectic. So an update on my problems. I have confirmed that the lightwave dimmers only output 170-180v at 100% so that's solved that problem. I was scratching my head on the additional light going dim and it running in series. I...
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    Adding addition light and switch. Lamp only receiving 80v

    http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk/forums/topic/lightwaverf-dimmer-for-bathroom/ if you look at post 5 I will be contacting lightwave direct to confirm this, also I will do my own little test of wiring a temporary test wire a direct live in(measured at 240v) and then a live out and I will...
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    Adding addition light and switch. Lamp only receiving 80v

    so I have a couple of pics taken this are not changes I have made but are the junctions as I found them. The 1st one The one with the nailclippers in the edge shows the grey cable going to the switch and the white cable that goes under the floor to another room. The 2nd picture shows a white...
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    Adding addition light and switch. Lamp only receiving 80v

    Sorry that was a typo I did mean take the neutral from the live circuit and join that to the neutral of the lamp. as I see it you effectively T off the light circuit but put a switch on the live. But that does make me think! looking at it as if it was a choc bloc instead of a ceiling rose I had...
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    Adding addition light and switch. Lamp only receiving 80v

    I have discovered the answer to one of the issues!! it appears that Lightwave dimmers only output around 180v even when running at 100% so that's the reason for the first batch of problems. Not sure if you chaps were kindly answering the first or the 2nd problem. I will have a go at photos but...
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    Adding addition light and switch. Lamp only receiving 80v

    Hi all I have read the page https://www.diynot.com/pages/el/el032.php as I wanted to add a separately controlled ceiling light in the bathroom. Firist I changed the switch (well a lightwave dimmer) to a 2 gang. fed a new 1.5mm twin and earth to the ceiling. Then I located the existing...
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    Overloading a lighting circuit

    ban all shed Nothing is ever that simple. The kitchen to us is not just a food prep area, its where we have our fire, its where we sit, its also a very odd shape. We want direct lighting over the food prep area and the washing up area. It has very low ceiling with beams so most modern lighting...
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    Overloading a lighting circuit

    Thanks for the replies chaps. Although it is a 3 bedroom house it is very large (4 levels). The reason we don't have any LED is that the Lightwave system we have doesn't work very well with them. Actually looking at it in the cold light of the day (geddit) I have the following Loft bedroom...
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    Painting or wall papering a basement

    Footprints it may be just your opinion but its well received, so many thanks I think we may have to go with the first option as the budget for tanking repair is too much at the moment and painting doesn't prevent the tanking at a later date? many thanks
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    Overloading a lighting circuit

    Hi all, we are upgrading the lighting in our kitchen, at the moment it has 6 40w(downlighters) which are far too dim (like me) so I thought I had better check on how many lights I could have on a circuit. The breaker is 6a for the whole house 7 rooms + bathroom. the loft bed room has 6...
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    Painting or wall papering a basement

    Many thanks for the replies. Having looked at the price of Farrow and Ball paints I know what you mean!!! A bit more info, we are in a semi detached - 1865 build in a flood zone. Both houses were Tanked about 10 years ago. The neighbour who has lived in her house about 15 years said that when...
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    Painting or wall papering a basement

    Hi all We are about to decorate our dining room which is a basement. It was tanked about 10 years ago. The previous owners painted over the wall with standard Homebase emulsion which is starting to peel off in patches . It has been suggested that I need to special emulsion made by farrow and...
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