This is why wire coat hangers were invented.
Another solution is to stuff a loop of earth sleeving through the hole, then drop the chain onto it.
That's more to do with building work, I think.
If the cables are too short, and you decide to move the switch, you could consider cutting a recessed box into the ceiling, to allow your hand in...
I've been told the only problem with using cavities is that the cable is not properly secured.
Don't see it matters for vertical drops,...
Of course, there is a chance the wires are burnt and need shortening.
Shower pull switches have a tendency of burning out, and as a result the...
If there is a loft space, or floorboards, above, you could see if the crack is on a joist, or it may be at a right angle to the joists.
The best answer I suppose would be as long as the earth clamp is removed, the power should be fully turned off.
Although plumbers don't seem to...
If it were me, I wouldn't have used any tape.
I would have got one of those so-called choc boxes, discarded the connector block, and clamped the...
One solution (a bit of a bodge but better than nothing) is to join the short wires together with 60amp connectors, and fit a blanking plate...
Firstly, the cable will be thick and stiff, so are you CERTAIN you can't bend the wires down further, or pull any slack from above?
(Sorry to ask...
Hang on a minute, you're doing this for a customer?
A 2.5mm2 flex suggests the cooker will be greater than 13 amp.
Valspar is not the good paint it was 50 years ago.
There are a lot of bad reviews on line regarding Valspar emulsion peeling off - too many -...
Dig it out.
They used the caulk as a bodge.
Was the white silk or matt emulsion?
Is the blue silk or matt emulsion?
Still need the power rating of the cooker in kW or W, for a sensible answer.
Fitting a 13amp FCU may be not big enough.
Changing the fuse or MCB...
Before chiselling, you could drill some 5.5mm (approx) holes in the mortar around the box.
About 10mm apart.
This will make the...
I've read this, and read it again.
And would say yes.
If the cable is horizontal and in line with the wall lights, then that's fine.
How exactly can you overload just one leg of a ring, when the ring is fed from two ways?
Is there any way of re-routing the cable into the loft without resorting to a joint being inside the wall?
TIP: When paint has started to dry, apply some washing up liquid to the door edges - stops the sticking.
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