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  1. ebee

    What type of circuit in my kitchen?

    Well it quite possibly is feaseable either ring or radial. If you have adequate knowledge to do it safely you could trace the connections in order to establish the equivalent circuit on paper and make decisions accordingly but might be advisable to have an EICR (Periodic) inspection done by...
  2. ebee

    'Safe Zone' created by 'current using equipment' ??

    Well in my opinion, example, electric shower, the "safe zone" should be horizontal or vertical in alignment with the whole of tge width or height of that shower heater case it self. The ordinary person can not be expected to remove the cover to see where the actual conductors enter the back of...
  3. ebee

    Garage supply

    I think that some regard safety devices such as fuses, MCBs and RCDs with high esteem if designed and installed in accordance with BS7671 and OK I am prepared to go along with that so long as we only view such safety as being relatively safe and not as absolutely intrinsically safe. There is...
  4. ebee

    Garage supply

    If I am still around in 10 to 20 years time then I might be persuaded tgat AFDDs are a good idea. I, already, do think that surge protection devices might have their merits
  5. ebee

    Garage supply

    True we always base OPD short circuit and earth fault protection to be with "bolted faults" (negliable impedance) where we know that real world we might well be faced with lightly touching rusty parts of higher impedance and this RCD action might actually be the device that is saving us from...
  6. ebee

    Garage supply

    I dont disagree with you John, i am just quoting the three basic considerations we must cover by one means or another and these are the initial considerations we are taught 1 or 2 or all 3 of them might be covered by the same OPD or indeed by seperate devices or also by the nature of the load...
  7. ebee

    Electrics to Garden Cabin/Office.

    Is it robust and identifiable and will it remain so throughout its lifetime? (Trees grow!)
  8. ebee

    Garage supply

    So long as 1/ Overload, 2/ Short circuit & 3/ Earth fault are dealt with in an appropriate manner for the cables as installed we might just decide on the most readily available/cheapest Over current protective device.
  9. ebee

    Wheres best place to put (sockets) for washing machine and dishwasher? (Ed.)

    Well just because lots of people refer to it as PAT Testing does not make it tge correct term to use, does it? TUC Congress, PIN Number. Just two more of the many examples! In the electrical world we have Live, Ring Main and Spur used incorrectly amongst others.
  10. ebee

    Wheres best place to put (sockets) for washing machine and dishwasher? (Ed.)

    PAT Testing ? Portable Appliance Testing Testing?
  11. ebee

    Garage supply

    Well it could be. However you need to consider that a trip of that RCD for another reason will also trip out the garage (including lighting) and vice versa. How would that cause inconvenience/safety issues? Putting it on its own RCBO from the consumer unit or a standalone switchfuse is an...
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    Wheres best place to put (sockets) for washing machine and dishwasher? (Ed.)

    I absolutely agree agree with what flameport has said. However twin sockets and single sockets are often same or similar price, in fact single sockets are sometimes more expensive than twin sockets (it is down to manufactures production runs and wholesale discounts). I would normally pretty...
  13. ebee

    Wall light 3 core cable with no earth

    Yes absolutely. A few years back I was doing multiple zone heating and HW for boiler heating systems via hardwiring stats and valves and the plumbing/heating bods were describing to me how each particular system was required to work, sometimes I would devise a little electronic circuit or ready...
  14. ebee

    EICR QUESTION?

    Yes. I think why the old coding was dropped is because many had a mindset that the old codes 1 were viewed as immediate attention whereas 2 sooner or later which resulted in just the code 1s being important and the code 2s being left forever in practice, which was totally the wrong attitude. I...
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    Wall light 3 core cable with no earth

    Actually, whilst I was ok with Green for Earth I am more than happy for it to be Green/Yellow. It’s the Ls an N changes I am not too happy about
  16. ebee

    Wall light 3 core cable with no earth

    Aye, quite a lot of control logic got done by relays years ago
  17. ebee

    Wall light 3 core cable with no earth

    Correct, that is the normal set of 2 off 3 primary colours. However there are other, far less common, combinations that may be used as primary colours too. Therefore our beloved "old colours" are made with 2 primary colours from one set and 1 of the other set. PS - at school for art, which were...
  18. ebee

    Junction box/fused spur/socket

    Yes "Ring Main" is often used when "Ring Final" is actually the correct term, for ring main there are two types 1/ wiring out under our roads/streets and 2/ at a generating plant etc. But so long as we know what is actually meant then fair enough. Spur is another one often ill used. Live is...
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    Wall light 3 core cable with no earth

    Well said that man! Agreed yes three of the six common used primary colours, to me they stand out pretty well ands that`s why I like `em. The "New" Killer colours I do not like, I think wishy washy and do not stand out. Folks I`ve asked (including colour blind and not colour blind) seem to feel...
  20. ebee

    Wall light 3 core cable with no earth

    It is not that long ago that 5 core flex sold here (probably with the European market in mind though) had Brown, Blue, G/Y for E, and two blacks originally for phase 2 and phase 3 in some countries. So if used like that rather than the two blacks being for control purposes for stats or overrun...
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