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by prbaxter
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: oven plugged in to socket
Replies: 2
Views: 2701

oven plugged in to socket

whilst I'm on the subject of our oven I thought I should just ask this to be on the safe side. Our oven is plugged in to a normal kitchen socket with a 13A plug. I've done the maths and the current rating is ok for the fuse. However, the plug only accommodates live and neutral and no earth. Should t...
by prbaxter
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: oven not getting hot
Replies: 0
Views: 2460

oven not getting hot

our smeg oven SC371MFX doesnt seem to be getting hot after a short that tripped the circuits.

The oven clock, cooling fan and interior light are still working, but it doesnt heat up.

Is this fixable DIY or do I need to buy a new oven?
by prbaxter
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: ColdMac
Replies: 0
Views: 2909

ColdMac

Hello, We had a small wall built next to our main path at the side of our house, and this meant digging down for the footings of the wall. The wall is finished however the tarmac path is now damaged near the wall where the digging took place. I've seen something called ColdMac, which I presume is a ...
by prbaxter
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: Distribution using Baluns
Replies: 0
Views: 5131

Distribution using Baluns

Are these any good? Google "cyberselect.co.uk/product/797" can they be used for composite too? I'll need to connect my old tv's up until I manage to get some LCD tv's with component. And as i have 2 or 3 tv's around the house, and 2 or 3 inputs... do i require some sort of splitter or swit...
by prbaxter
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: AV around the house?
Replies: 0
Views: 5382

AV around the house?

in my living room, i have VirginMedia V+ which goes to the telly. we have AV transmitters and receivers around the house which feeds the scart signal to our other CRT tellies. Now, under our house is a deep void which you can walk around in (almost) so I can get right under the living room, and righ...
by prbaxter
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: loft conversions and building regs
Replies: 1
Views: 3625

loft conversions and building regs

so... what exactly can i do with our loft that doesnt involve building regs? or... what can i do with our loft that doesn't involve having any major structural work, such as having RSJs installed? what can i do? ideally, i want the loft space to be a clean space that we can use as a home cinema room...
by prbaxter
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Gas and Gas Fitting Forum
Topic: Disconnection of a Gas appliance?
Replies: 1
Views: 3358

Disconnection of a Gas appliance?

Quick question... I am getting a new gas hob for the kitchen. It's basically a case of take the old one out and put the new one in. My question is, am I able to disconnect the old hob and remove it? There is an isolation valve on the feed pipe below the hob which I will shut off, before disconnectin...
by prbaxter
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Single electric oven... plug in to a 13a plug - or hardwire?
Replies: 6
Views: 56908

I managed to get hold of a sales catalogue for the ovens we are interested in and most of them say they require a 13A power supply required. sorted. thanks guys. although, still a bit confused by the number in the specs.. eg: nominal power = 3kW Conventional = 0.91kW/h 13 Amp power supplu required w...
by prbaxter
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Single electric oven... plug in to a 13a plug - or hardwire?
Replies: 6
Views: 56908

so... based on P=IV...

assuming Voltage is 230V, then anything less than 2990 should be ok on a 13 amp plug?

I mean, the worst that should happen is the fuse would keep blowing, right?
by prbaxter
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Single electric oven... plug in to a 13a plug - or hardwire?
Replies: 6
Views: 56908

Single electric oven... plug in to a 13a plug - or hardwire?

our oven just broke, and it's plugged in via a 13A plug. we're looking for a new oven, but dont have a 30A box to connect to the new oven to, so... what is the maximum wattage oven we can buy that we can connect a plug to? there's some ovens in curry's that appear to be low wattage (2400kw) but appe...
by prbaxter
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Plumbing Showers in to a wall
Replies: 6
Views: 4237

as it turned out, there was a stud in exactly the right place where the shower was to be fitted.

so i just used a couple of wood screws to fix the back plate to the wall and hey presto!
by prbaxter
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Is it possible to DIY Tarmac a path
Replies: 2
Views: 14948

bump
by prbaxter
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Tiling on to plywood?
Replies: 3
Views: 5854

i coated the 12 inch square ply with PVC.

then tiled over it.

sorted.
by prbaxter
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: wall plugs in to wood? or just plain old wood screws?
Replies: 3
Views: 42940

many thanks.... worked a treat!
by prbaxter
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Old cast iron air ventilation grille?
Replies: 3
Views: 6273

it just fell out in my hands. behind the grill was a brick tunnel throught he cavity. I installed in its place, a square piece of 9mm ply with a hole in the centre. On the back was a piece of waste pipe with a small grill on the end to stop bugs climbing in. On the front, I installed a low voltage e...
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