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  1. madman41

    siren battery

    Replace that bell ! I had a few go 'bang' on me when they got the sun on them!
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    Changing the location of my phone line

    BT Use this method of joining anyway and would be hard to notice aslong as it's done neatly, know a few engineers.
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    Changing the location of my phone line

    Use a outdoor 'Sausage' and buy some CW1308 and extend to convenient place downstairs, join the cable in the external box using some 3M jelly crimps. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WATERPROOF-EXTERNAL-TELEPHONE-CABLE-REPAIR-KIT-/261298650317?pt=UK_Phones_PhoneLeads_RL&hash=item3cd69cfccd
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    wiring a Ventcroft compact bell box to an Optima xm panel

    hi there, list the connections at the panel, and the ones you have in the new bell box and i'll tell you what to connect . Regards Dyson
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    I thought the same thing? Wonder how the MCB managed to detect a Neutral CPC reverse?
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    I'm not entirely sure if we do or not. IMO They should of left old colors in. But that's my own opinion.
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    Hi folks, sorry about the low input from me, but i bring you all amusement, yes the circuit breaker was an MCB not a RCBO or any other breaking device, to my surprise when i lifted the lid of the house C/U i found the cable crudely shoved threw a gouged hole in the back of the C/u , With the SWA...
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    Brilliant thanks, Its a volex MCB and CU , will an NSB20 Wylex fit ?
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    Hahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: Im guessing your the chairman of the representatives ?
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    Any appliance i plug in, such a drill chargers, plug in lantern , mobile phone chargers all trip , ONLY when plugged in and then socket switch is turned on it trips. MCB in consumer in house was spare, therefor used to feed the swa to shed, , all CU in shed and SWA is new.
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    Added a picture hope this helps. and no test button on trip switch in house as its an MCB
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    Spaces for 3 MCB's or 1MCB and a RCD and no lights atall, just three sockets wired radial to the shed's Mini consumer unit, Shed consumer unit consists of 16A MCB feeding the radial circuit as mentioned above, And an RCD taking the SWA feed into the shed, the SWA cable runs back a MCB in the...
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    He's not coming back anytime soon from what my parents have told me, To be honest i'd rather rectify the problem myself, if i could be advised on what tests to carry out, inspecting etc, also why would the MCB in the house's C/U Trip and not the one in the shed, if i am plugging appliances into...
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    exactly my first thought, although, he lives down in plymouth and not answering his phone, so we eventually gave up with him and i'd like to rectify myself. I'd just like pointer in how to rectify. Thanks for your reply.
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    if you could suggest what i can do to test or inspect to see where the problem lies. Thanks
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    I cant get a picture atm , as im not home till sunday, (girfirend :evil: ) I know a little about electrics eg ring final circuit wiring, R1+R2 testing, radials, lighting radial etc, as im currently doing a course at college. Its defianatley the MCB In the houses consumer unit, as its on the buzz...
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    New fuseboard in shed.

    Afternoon Folks. Just come back from a bike rally to find my shed had been fitted with a 3 Way C/U and a radial socket circuit, ( 3 Double sockets, ) as i had mentioned this to my parents that it needed doing months ago, to cut a long story short, its been fitted, tested apparently, but the...
  18. madman41

    British Gas External Sounder

    I know, sorry guys, had a few things going on in 2013. Should be on here a bit more, loaded with knowledge and enthusiasm :P
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    British Gas External Sounder

    Meaning ? :P
  20. madman41

    British Gas External Sounder

    BELL MEANING PANEL WIRING St - STROBE NEGATIVE TRIGGER STROBE - S- Sounder/siren negative trigger B 0v 0v / 12v- Bell hold off A 12v + 12v /12v+ bell hold off...
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