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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    Sorry, really showing my ignorance here, but with a "no-neutral" switch, as in my case, what do you mean by "it would go at the light fitting"? Do you mean somehow attached to the ceiling pendant? Does this mean that you have to wire it up in the wires above the plasterboard of the ceiling? Or...
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    I went and had a look at that site. I'm a bit puzzled what those illustrated little devices actually do. Do they sit inside an existing light switch? So do they contain a battery? How do they in fact interact with the switch itself? The site really doesn't illustrate how these devices work. Bear...
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    Pretty lazy comment. You obviously didn't bother reading the next post after Harry Bloomfield reminded me of the (obvious) situation in a light switch. More likely you **did** read it but are determined to rant anyway to show what a saddo you are.
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    Thanks, this is helpful. The answer to this question is: 1) There should be a simpler "shoe-in" "no-neutral" programmable timer of the kind I've described. 2) I'm violently hostile to all this Alexa carp. But I've done a bit of searching and it seems like I may have to bite the bullet and go...
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    Original post "I'm not talking about timers which control floor-standing lights which plug into the mains: I have these already". And there's an added complication with these things: 2 of my plugged-in lights are "touch-switch" controlled. So in fact a bog standard mains timer device doesn't...
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    @Taylortwocities Yes, several of the 1-star Amazon reviews are fuming about the inability to cope with low-energy bulbs... when most bulbs in UK are now low-energy. Including mine. Also, this is "programmable" only in the sense that you designate for how many hours (between 2 and 8, seemingly)...
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    @Mottie yes, that's my understanding, even if I didn't express it clearly enough. ... and... any views about how the device on the linked page in fact works?
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    Thanks... just to clarify, in view of Harry Bloomfield's point: does this work with just "switch wire going in and switch wire going out?" I.e. is it really just a drop-in for a standard switch? Obviously if that is the case, it must have the ability to cut off its own power supply ... so to...
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    I'm not quite sure what the point of that "lesson" might be. Maybe you should re-read my question. I know the difference between neutral and earth.
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    replace ordinary light switch with one with 7-day timer?

    Dear all, Having been hunting on this subject for about 4 hours now and beginning to get a bit frazzled. There's a question here dating from 2009. First points: the is about security, warding off potential burglars when I'm away. This is in the UK. It is an ordinary 1-gang lighting circuit...
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    25 mm outlet connector to 40 mm waste pipe?

    @just pumps seriously? with no fitting at all? Isn't there a risk that the hose might just jump out one day and flood everywhere? NB this is in a flat with another flat below it.
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    25 mm outlet connector to 40 mm waste pipe?

    Thanks. The waste pipe is just a vertical pipe a couple of cm off the wall . It is not near the kitchen sink. On the floor under it there is a small u-bend which then drains off somewhere below the floor. So I think I need something like your middle picture. I just spent some time searching...
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    25 mm outlet connector to 40 mm waste pipe?

    I bought a new washing machine and just tried to connect it up. But the waste pipe is 40 mm diam. and the machine's waste connector is 25 mm diam. Could anyone tell me what I do in a case like this? I had a look on screwfix for a suitable connector but couldn't find anything obvious.
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    solid oak floor on pine floorboards - expansion question

    Dear all, Thinking of using secret nailing to attach solid oak floor to pine floorboards. The boards are in good condition and very flat, so I'm thinking of using only wax back paper as the underlay. My question is about expansion: obviously you allow gaps round the outside of the new...
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