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    1.5 SWA for socket?

    Quick question... In the garden there is an outdoor socket. From that 2.5mm SWA to an outside fused spur. From the spur 1.5mm SWA to a junction box that powers a couple of outside lights. The junction box is next to a greenhouse. I want to install a socket in the greenhouse to power 2 x 17.5w...
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    Please help identify this gutter type...

    Hi, Im trying to identify the brand/manufacturer of this type of gutter. It is a deep flow, and the only identifiable thing is that the gutter is clipped into the unions/elbows etc using the clips circled in the picture. These clips can be removed they are not part of the moulded plastic. It is...
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    CU labelling

    Hi, a year or so ago, an electrician friend of mine changed my CU. He didnt label the MCBs at the time but was meant to come and do it, however he passed away about 6 months ago. I keep meaning to do this so next week Im going to get this done. Just wondering if anyone has advice on the easiest...
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    Dimmer wiring

    Took the switch off while I scratched my head, photos attached. Thanks so far.
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    Dimmer wiring

    Hi, looking for some help please. Looking to change an old light switch for a 1 way varilight dimmer. In the switch are 2 x 1.5mm 2+E core cables. One incoming live and one going to the pendant. According to the wiring diagram I connect the incoming live to L, the outgoing live to Load. I...
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Yes I changed the junction box as it was just a terminal block wrapped in tape. All the browns, blues and earths are all together
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Yes, Im pretty sure, I will check that tomorrow though just in case. Thanks to everyone for the help so far.
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    Recommendations for generator for emergency use

    Some years ago we had a very bad storm up here in the Highlands. The power was knocked out for 4 days. It was quite a difficult time but what I didnt think about was there was no power going to our treatment plant's internal pump. It caused a major problem so afterwards I decided to install a...
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Fan isolator wiring Light switch
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Ok, so i bypassed the fan isolator and it made no difference. But, looking at how everything works, it appears that with the fan isolator off, the fan doesnt work as expected and the light works normally. When the fan isolator is turned on, it brings the light on and the fan without pulling the...
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Fan switch is connected as per instructions. L1 = switched live, L2 perm live, L3/N = Neutral. I did wonder if the switch was faulty but seems unlikely. Dont have the old fan but it was connected the same way just without the isolator switch. Yes I have a multimeter in the garage somewhere. That...
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Yes thats correct
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Fan is timer only. When i disconnect the wiring to the isolator the light switches on/off correctly. This is essentially how it is all connected
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    New fan but something wrong....

    Evening, Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. Replaced the cloakroom extractor time fan today and added an isolator. All other wiring is existing and nothing else was changed but something is wrong. Light switch ON + fan ON - works ok Light switch off fan stays on timer, but...
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    Garage wiring - advice

    Ok, thanks for the replies. I will extend the SWA cable and take it through to the CU in the house. As the SWA cable terminates in the garage currently, I assume I could take it to a junction box in the garage and then use PVC cable to the consumer unit inside the house?
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    Garage wiring - advice

    Yes, its not integrated but it is attached. The existing cable comes straight from the consumer unit through into the garage. It is on its own circuit. The problem I have, given your comment, is that the 4mm SWA cable stops within the garage. It is not long enough to connect to the consumer unit...
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    Garage wiring - advice

    The existing consumer unit in the house is not RCD protected. At some point I intend to replace this too.
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    Garage wiring - advice

    Hi, looking for some advice. I have a garage with existing wiring from my consumer unit to the garage. A single 2.5mm T&E to a fused light switch and a single socket. Last year I built a summer house and installed the cabling for 2 double sockets and a pendant light switch. I ran 4mm armoured...
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    What to use for outdoor sign?

    I used a trade external primer from a local mechant who advised me it would withstand the weather. I put on 3 coats quite liberally, then a light sanding and 2 top coats of a Farrow & Ball gloss. We have used the same gloss elsewhere, such as the soffits and fascias and they are still looking...
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