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    Venting A Subfloor

    Thanks Bob (?) All photos of the joists are to the front of the house, and the one under the boards is also the front. The air vents in the front wall are connected by missing bricks to the last photo, just an opening in the wall that makes it's way up to the air brick (no cavity obviously)...
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    Venting A Subfloor

    For some reason the forum wouldn't let me upload an image after the first one so apologies for the giant images. Wouldn't even let me add them to my albums separately
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    Venting A Subfloor

    What photos I have on my phone attached - don't have many of the joists. Yes new kitchen units and fully tiled floor. "When the kitchen gets redone" means literally that, when I get sick of it in x years time and rip it out, will give me the opportunity to repair the original salt glazed ducts...
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    Venting A Subfloor

    I have a 1920's terrace which has a wet rot problem in the suspended timber floor in the lounge. The kitchen (to the rear of the lounge) is a concrete floors and have just fitted a new kitchen and kitchen floor (d'oh!). Wet rot is at it's worst on either end of the timber joists (obviously) but...
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    20mm Grommets

    It's not always beef. Can be mutton too. There are obviously synthetic alternatives but they don't stink quite the same
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    20mm Grommets

    Get yerself some tallow. Nobody would pinch that it's disgusting but it gets the job done.
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    New Solar PV System - Connection to Consumer Unit

    It wouldn't self sustain because it requires a small amount of AC from the grid to run just like any other appliance. That's how they're still powered at night. Once the AC drops out so does the inverter
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    New Solar PV System - Connection to Consumer Unit

    1. Yes, you backfeed into the CU via an MCB - this both supplies power to the inverter and allows the inverter to feed into the grid. 2. It does not bypass RCD protection - assuming, like it is in your case, protected by an RCD. An RCD monitors current flow between the two poles, and detects an...
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    Hager mcb type MTN and NCN same bus bar.

    Yea Hager call them Terminal covers screw cap. MZN130 is the PN. Never used them though. At a list price of £32 for 1P, even with heavy wholesaler discount I don’t think I’m likely to either! They also do interpole barriers which are slightly more reasonable at £38 for a pack of 3!
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    Hager mcb type MTN and NCN same bus bar.

    They are, save for some superficial notches around the terminals
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    Switch ‘RCD Controlled Circuits’ tripping after new extension

    Good news but that’s odd. Smokes are powered 24/7 so should have caused the problem consistently but if it’s fixed it’s fixed
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    Intermediate switch

    No, but if the rest of the range is Hager it makes sense to keep it all the same. Contactum mixed in with Hager is hardly MK mixed with Hager, it’s markedly different
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    Intermediate switch

    Hager don’t make a 2G intermediate switch
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    Intermediate switch

    Pro Hager tip. If it's a standard 2G switch, buy a 2G switch and an intermediate switch. Flip them round, there's 2 little Philips screws on each switch mod, remove the switch you want to change and swap it for the intermediate. Job done. A 25mm back box will be fine, they're no deeper than a...
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    Consumer Unit Replacement

    If you’re wiring in singles, chances are you’d use the containment as the CPC and then there’s only one CPC for the whole installation, so essentially the same as what Owain is suggesting
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    Cooling Fan with Thermostat Control

    A Honeywell T6360B has both NO and NC contacts so will work for your application but I assume you’ve bought something a bit more specific. A refridgeration controller would also do what you want with endless amounts of control - overrun, delay, temperature offsets etc. That’s what I’d be...
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    Industrial round plugs (16 A/32 A)

    Mennekes make (and sell in the UK) ALL the plugs and sockets you could ever want. There's a 5-pin blue, 5-pin yellow etc, even do a few 3 pin red. Having said that, they quite clearly categorise the blue 5 pin as being for 230v. I have seen one red 7-pin and one blue 5-pin in use. They were...
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    House For Sale

    Why on earth would you do that?! Well the socket was obviously there first
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    How many Electric Meters can be fitted in to a box

    I agree. Particularly the box on the left! And I hope there's some structural support above the missing third of the wall!
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    Bonding gas meter.

    I’m in the process of buying a 3 storey mid terrace that needs rewiring :whistle:. Don’t think I’d be using the ground floor floor but every room has laminate or tiles :mad:
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