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by moggy1968
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Protecting freezer from thawing if RCD's trip when away.
Replies: 3
Views: 4447

it does create a problem!! one way is, as you have suggested, to put the freezer on it's own RCBO, which will reduce the likelyhood of nuisance tripping. The other way depends on the rest of your circuit. you could have it not protected by an RCD at all, provided it is just that socket and it is cle...
by moggy1968
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: no earth cable
Replies: 7
Views: 14262

if your lucky the lights are looped up in the ceiling void with just the live and neutral brought down. a bit of digging may reveal the earth. If it won't reach you can connect a length of earth cable to it to bring down to your light. if not, your stuffed. you can't use a fitting that needs to be e...
by moggy1968
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Change surface mounted socket
Replies: 2
Views: 11471

IN effect you are exchanging like for like. you are, as I understand it, not installing any new wiring, just new socket faces which will be flush mounted. As such there is no part P requirement. If however you move any socketsor install new wiring then it is notifiable. to cut the boxes you can dril...
by moggy1968
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Downlighter problems
Replies: 2
Views: 3359

If the number 1 lamp is of the type that reuires a connection with the rail to be made then over time the lamps can lift away from the rail, so breaking the contact. Alternatively could be transformer failure if they are SELV lights, likewise the most likely option with the bathroom light is transfo...
by moggy1968
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: consumer units
Replies: 3
Views: 3524

but bear in mind this work is notifiable under part P and that once installed an installation cert and schedule of test results must be completed.
not having these may lead to problems later with insurance and the sale of the property as they are a legal requirement.
by moggy1968
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Bathroom Bonding
Replies: 5
Views: 3773

your confusing earthing with bonding. the earth in your shower is earthing. the 'earthing' on your pipwork is equipotential bonding. they are difererent
by moggy1968
Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Cooker Hob
Replies: 2
Views: 2342

you also need to make sure the existing cable will take it given that it was probably installed with only the oven in mind
by moggy1968
Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: halogen downlights
Replies: 3
Views: 3244

I find the Ashley maintainance fee JB lovely to use, although not terribly cheap it's worth it for the time and hassel it saves.
by moggy1968
Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: HOW TO INSTALL CABLE FOR NEW COOKER??? Easy when you know
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

have you considered using conduit on the outside wall rather than SWA?
by moggy1968
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: "Fishy" smelling bulb holder
Replies: 3
Views: 3332

thats the wonderful smell of burning bakerlite!!
by moggy1968
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Earth bonding
Replies: 5
Views: 3412

I think one reason for removing equipotential bonding was that it could, under certain circumstances introduce a risk of shock where non previously existed, which would be rather contradictory. As above, the regs don't always make sense. where there is no chance of metalwork becoming live, taking a ...
by moggy1968
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Supply to workshop. Addvice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4607

Two routes I would go would be to split your incommer into a henley block, 1 feeding the main board and one feeding a sub board fitted with a 64amp MCB and time delayed RCD. Alternatively if you have an unprotected way on your main board use that to supply the sub board. this will satisfy the proble...
by moggy1968
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: meter tails
Replies: 2
Views: 2867

I think the only requirement is they have to be protected from hot pipes. the length is open to interpretation as it isn't specified. I have heard from 2M to 5M and everyone swears their interpretation is correct. You can do longer, but there must then be a double pole isolator close to the meter. T...
by moggy1968
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring in stud partition behind a shower
Replies: 9
Views: 11803

you'll be lucky to get a spark to sign off your work. third party verification is not permitted by the providers. Also he is signing to say it conforms, but how does he know if he didn't do the work? Building control will want to look at the whole project. if, for example you split the project into ...
by moggy1968
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Height restrictions on garden sheds
Replies: 6
Views: 20715

would have to disagree with you Sparx on retrospective consents. most authorities take a very dim view of people chucking things up and then trying to present them with a fait accompli
there's every chance if you do this they will make you rip it down before even looking at your application
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