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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    It's a Wylex. We've had no paperwork yet (I assume an EIC is paperwork?) As for the supply, it comes in down a wire from a pole - sorry if you needed something more technical than that :)
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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    He did this, and I believe found that the spur to the garage was about 6 megohms I think. Does that sound the right sort of figure? - he said it was still 'legal' I wouldn't have thought that resistance would allow enough milliamps to pass would it? I put the garage back on today as I needed to...
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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    Softus - many thanks for your ideas to date. The problem continues with random tripping. The only consistent cause of tripping seemed to be turning a particular (fluorescent) light off. I've replaced both the switch and the whole fluorescent light fitting. Still it triggers a trip, though...
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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    Good morning A quiet night with just upstairs and downstairs power on and no events. Just turned the kitchen back on to re-cool the fridge again and all well so far. He tested the original RCD and found it to be faulty, triggering at minimal mA at 0 volts and on the up half of the cycle...
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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    It's just tripped again and yet again kitchen power MCB can't be reset without tripping the RCD. Nothing on bar 1 computer and the TV, nothing in the kitchen plugged in bar the fridge (which of course wasn't when it last tripped earlier - at least it was plugged in then but the kitchen RCD was...
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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    Curiouser and curiouser We had a fairly uneventful day with only downstairs and upstairs power MCBs on. No problem until I turned off a downstairs fluorescent light (on the lighting circuit, not controlled by the 30mA RCD, but covered by the main (far right) whole house 100mA RCD. This...
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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    The original box was an old conventional fuse box which had various extensions added over the years so needed to be replaced. Each 'addition' now has its own MCB, which seems sensible. To the far right of the board is a 100A 100ma Wylex RCD WEMT 100/2. To the left of that are 4 MCBs for the...
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    New Consumer Unit RCD tripping at random

    We've just had a new CU fitted and the electrician who fitted it is stumped. It's a 15 way box with 4 lighting circuits and freezer running from the main 100mA RCD and the rest running from a 30mA RDC. It's been in a month and initially tripped several times a day or night with no pattern to...
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    Glow worm Swiftflow losing pressure fast

    Isolated the rads, pressure still lost, so definitely no need to lift the floor, thank goodness. (And yes, as predicted, one of the valve is now weeping. Didn't think to check if the loss occurred when somebody opened a tap. Will try that next... Thanks for the advice so far.
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    Glow worm Swiftflow losing pressure fast

    This morning, the thing loses pressure within an hour!! Still no sign of a leak anywhere. Is there really no possibilty that something inside the boiler could be leaking invisibly between different parts of the system? Could I pergaps isolate the rads from the boiler and then see if it...
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    Glow worm Swiftflow losing pressure fast

    There are 8 rooms, none any more humid than the rest :-( Is there anyway of perhaps disconnecting individaul rads and doing some sort of pressure testing on individual runs?. I suppose I'd need to know the layout of the pipes to be able to make sense of it though :-( Steth
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    Glow worm Swiftflow losing pressure fast

    Hi All We have a Glow Worm Swiftflow which has always slowly lost pressure and I assumed this was normal. Over the last few months it's come down to every few days and now loses pressure within hours. It is regularly serviced and the chap who came out last week fitted a new ? air vent...
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    How do you heat a pool room?

    Hi All I need to provide background heat to an endless pool (6 x 3m) in a 10 x 4m wooden, very well insulated pool house. What I think I want is to be able to rapidly heat it (the space, not the pool) when it's going to be used rather than keep it continuously up to temperature, unless...
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    Electrics and pools

    We are in the planning stages of building a small wooden building to enclose an endless pool (where you swim against a current). Whilst the electrics will doubtless need to be installed by a pro, does anybody have any internet links to sites that might assist me in at least planning the...
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    How can I waterproof my asbestos Nissen Hut?

    Our asbestos Nissen hut is permanaently damp. I'm going to address the rising damp problem by laying a DPM and a couple of inches of screed to at least dry, level and flatten the floor. There are some obvious holes and gaps between panels, which I will be fixing, but is there any way to...
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    How we got a £145 refund from British Gas

    The bottom line is that we have had a refund from British Gas of £145 for successfully challenging our faulty electricity meter. The story is a bit convoluted, but if you are interested in the details – read on. We suspected that our meter was over-reading and decided to check it. We bought...
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    House Meter over-reading

    I'm not quite sure what you mean here. I plugged the tumble dryer in via the energy monitor and compared the reading it gave after two hours with the change in readings of the house meter. Surely any problem with the tumble dryer would have affected both readings equally?
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    House Meter over-reading

    We're £20 up so far :-) The man from Siemans didn't turn up to test the meter at the appointed time and date. When BG phoned to see how it went and were told that he didn't show, they were very cross and said they'd send us a cheque for £20. Next appointment November 3rd...
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    House Meter over-reading

    That's an option I hadn't considered. After about an hour in total hanging on for British Gas, Energy Watch and Trading Standards, a man is coming to test the meter next week. If it's OK, I pay them £60, if it isn't they'll pay me what they owe me. We shall see...
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    House Meter over-reading

    We appear to burn enormous amounts of electricity - 30 to 35 units per day (Three adults- CH, hot water and cooking all with oil. I've bought a power and energy monitor from Maplins, pulled all fuses bar that to the tumble dryer, run it for 2 hours and it suggests the house meter is...
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