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    3 Phase to single phase

    Thanks for all the posts and information, interesting reading! I will get more information about current setup and will report back on the questions asked. Only suggested single phase installation, as it appears to be alot cheaper, for example 3 phase meter is over £130, where as single phase...
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    3 Phase to single phase

    Yes exactly what I need (y)
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    3 Phase to single phase

    Thanks, yes of course this a job for a qualified person, I was just looking for info/advice on the cheapest option I guess. I probably won't use more than 9-10kW at full load as you suggest! There is already a few twin sockets there (Type G), so I assume these sockets are on single phase...
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    3 Phase to single phase

    Thanks, yes I will be getting someone in to sort it out, won't be touching anything
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    3 Phase to single phase

    Hi, looking for some advice I've just rented a small workshop which has 3 phase electricity, it is a shared unit. None of my work requires 3 phase, single phase is all I need but I would like a meter installed as we would share electric costs. I was thinking of getting an electrician to...
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    Hybrid shed build - Damp Proof Course

    Hi domdee, sounds like a good idea, thanks for the post! Good idea with the DPC and breathable membrane, I will follow your plan too. I don't think I'll bother with DPC underneath blockwork... If water ingress becomes an issue then I will just tank the floor and walls with 2k epoxy paint. But...
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    Hybrid shed build - Damp Proof Course

    Thanks woody, I haven't poured the base yet so trying to get it right before I do anything. Plan was to pour a 90mm thick concrete base with a DPM underneath, this base would be approx 70mm above current ground level. This base would also be the shed floor. Then the blocks would be laid on...
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    Hybrid shed build - Damp Proof Course

    Ok thanks woody The wooden frame starts on top of the 2nd course of brickwork, so are you suggesting the dpc is laid between brickwork and timber? And not use any dpc under first course of brickwork, cheers for any help
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    Hybrid shed build - Damp Proof Course

    Hi guys, looking for some guidance! I plan to build a small hybrid shed (blockwork/timber frame) approx 2m x 3m 2 Courses of blockwork directly onto the 90mm concrete base, I know normally you would use DPC 150mm above ground but do you think it wil be ok 80-90mm above ground or shall I not...
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    Downlights / Fan & Switch

    Thank you very much EFL, that makes sense to get a DP switch, cheers (y)
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    Downlights / Fan & Switch

    the main light, fan and pull switch are an existing circuit, but the downlights and PIR will be newly added. thanks
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    Downlights / Fan & Switch

    Hi, looking for some guidance, I am trying to work out how to do the following: 1. PIR to activate all lights but not the fan. 2. Switch to activate all lights and the fan. It's 230v mains circuit, can I use a diode for what I am trying to achieve? Or relay? Or is it best to just use another...
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    Magnetic door contact failure

    Thanks for the post :) I'll keep an eye on them, cheers
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    Magnetic door contact failure

    Hi guys, is it common for them to fail? I got these 10 contacts from TLC, 2 have failed so far. Now I'm worried about the others. The worse thing is that they have failed/stuck in the NC position, which would mean if a door was breached the alarm would not go off... And the alarm panel would...
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    Accenta G4 Mini

    Yeah lol learn something new everyday - thanks for all the help and support. So are you a fan of the older G3 key switch? Or is it a flawed design compared to the newer panels? I wonder why the new ones don't have them.
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    Accenta G4 Mini

    I see your point now sparkymarka regarding the entry roller shutter contact, I now get it - It does not matter if they ajar shutter... Because the conditions of the alarm is set to the following: Roller shutter door contact 1... It will set off the 30 sec entry time. or 2... They somehow bypass...
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    Accenta G4 Mini

    So at the moment I am setting alarm with roller shutter door open, overriding code to set alarm, leave premises, close roller shutter door - Alarm set. Would it be better to extend the exit time to 45-60 sec... That would allow me to set alarm with roller shutter door closed, set alarm (no...
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    Accenta G4 Mini

    I see what your saying, thanks, yes I do have PIR's sensors inside the building that instantly set off alarm. I'm still learning how to set it up at the moment, Cheers
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    Accenta G4 Mini

    I know you are trying to humor me, but that was my point earlier, if you can ajar roller shutter and get access to the contact without setting off alarm, then whats the point of having one?
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    Accenta G4 Mini

    I would say that the alarm will not set if any of the contacts was open after the 30 secs exit time, but during the 30 set-time it allows it (only by overriding code 2-3 times). Good point though, I will have to test the above conditions tomorrow. I know I can set alarm with a contact open and...
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