External painters caulk is available, if you know where to look. Painters Mate should be suitable for what you intend.
Not recommended to do any...
Any damaged wires?
It's been known for a wire to be broken inside what appears to be an intact piece of insulation. Have a look where the wires...
MOD: one was locked due to bickering, the other because it was 7 years old.
Two threads have recently been locked - one on the subject of Ikea transformers, the other on towel rails.
Other than one being 5 years old, I...
Some people refer to a mist coat as a wash or wash coat, could that be what your guy is referring to?
JCC LED stuff is rubbish, a lot of it fails before it's time.
I think a lot of this type of product isn't under guarantee unless it was...
Another advantage of replacing the consumer unit for a whole new one is that you could have all RCBOs instead of MCBs and two RCDs.
Yes, that's how I would have expected it to be as well.
Out of interest, are the appliances free-standing, or integrated built-in ones?
If you experience any of the new emulsion causing the old paint to lift, tell us.
That is probably the original paint when the place was built. Don't know why you think it's oil-based.
No need to remove that if it's sound.
Ok, it was never made clear if you used the black as the neutral or switched live when you tried it.
When you did this, did the light appear to...
When you wired it this way, how exactly did you do it?
Where did you put the black?
Where did you put the blue?
Where did you put the yellow?
Yes, I realise the light isn't wired.
It's just at the light, I think we decided that the reds and the earths were untouched, and that the black,...
Your electrician should be telling you what size ducting to put in.
You mentioned gate wiring - this may well need it's own separate ducting....
Assuming the reds at the light were together in a block, and that black and blue are neutral, and yellow is the switched live,
if the switch...
That's more or less what I ASSUMED he meant, BUT I would have expected the two looped commons to have been the red wire, rather than yellow.
That description is confusing me.
Can you say which WIRE comes from each CABLE, and which SWITCH is for which room or light.
Send some pictures of the switch so we can be more certain.
Could there be a hidden fused spur connection unit somewhere?
They can be easy to wire up wrong.
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