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    found a live wire disconnected behind a double socket.

    i've fitted the new double and put both live wires in the terminal. it appears to be all working fine again. i'm a little concerned after some of the comments though, should i disconnect it again incase it was meant to be like that? up close the end of the copper did look like it had been...
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    found a live wire disconnected behind a double socket.

    great thanks for the speedy replies :) the socket appeared to operate fine, think i may go round a few and take a look at a few others. another quality new build home :?
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    found a live wire disconnected behind a double socket.

    hi :) have just removed the front of a double socket to replace it, as it had been damaged by a falling peice of wood. (click on pics to enlarge) when i pulled it open a little i noticed one of the live wires was just sitting there not connected to anything. at first i thought i may...
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    add external light and double socket to garage questions

    ok no probs, will have to take it tomorrow when i get home as away with work at the min there seem to be quite a few methods of achieving what i'm after, but to be honest its also quite confusing :? i'm looking for the simplest method if poss as i'm just a diyer :oops: thanks again...
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    add external light and double socket to garage questions

    many thanks for the replies :) the light switch is fused, the flash on my camera phone has blanked it out for some reason. i will spur off the socket and use a fcu as advised then.
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    add external light and double socket to garage questions

    great many thanks for the help:) socket location wise it will be easier to connect to the existing double socket, so i can run a spur off that then? any opinion on the best method to connect the external light?
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    add external light and double socket to garage questions

    any other pointers guys? :D
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    add external light and double socket to garage questions

    many thanks for all the replies everybody. i've taken some more pics of the arrangement showing some of the wiring and the consumer unit. the lighting is switched on and off via the upper switch in the original pictures, the lower isolates everything. i will definitely use a...
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    add external light and double socket to garage questions

    hi:) i want to add an external pir controlled light to my garage and also add another double socket on a different wall to save me using extension leads all the time. the garage is new build 2.5 years old, it has power coming in from the house using its own seperate slot in the consumer...
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    attaching shower screen to dot dab wall.

    great, many thanks for the advice guys :D
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    attaching shower screen to dot dab wall.

    hi:) i'm looking to fit an over bath glass shower screen onto a dot dab wall with aircrete blocks behind them. i've read up on drilling tiles etc and think i know what i'm doing there. the fixings that have come with the screen say solid wall only, any recommendations on what would be a...
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    can anybody please confirm what i'm about to do is right?

    any final advice guys? going to do it tomorrow morning :D
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    can anybody please confirm what i'm about to do is right?

    right, firstly thanks guys for all the replies they are very much appreciated :D but i'm now more than a little confused :oops: obviously i want the least hassle/safest method being a diyer, so are you saying that its possible to change the rad without draining the system down...
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    can anybody please confirm what i'm about to do is right?

    great, many thanks for the advice :D
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    can anybody please confirm what i'm about to do is right?

    hi :) i've had a read of the faq and i think i know what to do but would appreciate someone with a bit more knowledge checking if poss:oops: changing a radiator and moving it about 6 inches to the left. its plastic speedfit type 15mm pipe and its coming from the left so all i'll have to...
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    adding to existing path of slabs to create paved area.

    hi:) my sister wants an area down the side of her house paved so that she can have a shed and smallish play area for her daughter. looks like i'm going to be doing it, i have done some paving before but that involved grouting between the slabs. there is a path of slabs there at the min...
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    shower not draining quick enough. can't get the trap out/off

    to be honest i think it has never really drained properly but the wife reckons it was fine when we moved in. one thing i can do is to try and simplify the pipework as you have suggested Nige. would it need to be glued? or could i get an elbow with unions at both end? or is this a no no? i...
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    shower not draining quick enough. can't get the trap out/off

    great thanks for that, i did try knocking it round with a screwdriver but it wasn't doing it any good so didn't go too far. does the pipework look sufficient for it to drain ok? also the way its setup would that cause any probs draining, would it be better to go directly from the trap down...
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    shower not draining quick enough. can't get the trap out/off

    by the looks of it it just sits on the legs, it feels very secure anyway.
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