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by Mr White
Sun Jul 14, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: 3 Gang Light Switch upgrade help
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: 3 Gang Light Switch upgrade help

Hello, you mean can you swap a conventional switch to a smart switch? Unless it was rewired in the last few years, the answer is NO, you can not swap the switches over. 🤨 The main reason is most smart switches require a Neutral (as does yours as denoted by the letter N. on the proposed switch) UK ho...
by Mr White
Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Dry Verges
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Dry Verges

Get another person to come round and look at the job, make sure they quote to do the same thing. Compare the two.
by Mr White
Tue May 21, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Removing old toilet seat and screw fixings
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Removing old toilet seat and screw fixings

Since they can not go through the hole as they are too big, you will have to make them smaller. I would suggest you cut through the bolt with a hacksaw, or better still a small angle grinder.
by Mr White
Sun May 05, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Earth bonding a double insulated device?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Earth bonding a double insulated device?

Why would you want to do such a thing?
by Mr White
Sun Mar 03, 2024 11:00 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Replacing a 13 amp single socket with a fused connection unit
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Replacing a 13 amp single socket with a fused connection unit

You can not spur from a spur.
However, you could (as you said) change the socket to a fused connection unit, then supply any further sockets from the fused side of this FCU this would be ok. I will leave testing it up to you.
by Mr White
Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Installing Touch light switches on 3-way and 4-way circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Installing Touch light switches on 3-way and 4-way circuit

will these meet my requirements and would I simple purchase 4 of them for the 4-way requirement for my electrician to fit? My guess would be they will be no use to you. The "problem" I have is there is no technical drawing for them, so it is not possible to be precise. I also note they wo...
by Mr White
Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:22 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Smart Switch Wiring in Old House
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Smart Switch Wiring in Old House

The reason you have 6 wires (and earth) is because it is 2 way switching. That means you can turn a light on here, go elsewhere and turn the same light off (Upstairs and downstairs?) It needs that number of wires to work. If you are going to have a smart switch have you considered that you should ha...
by Mr White
Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: 3 gang switch headache
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: 3 gang switch headache

In the U.K. There is no colour code for wiring lights, so it is not possible to say "This colour wire goes here, and that colour wire goes there" you are going to have to call an electrician, look at your previous photo or trial and error
by Mr White
Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Shower Waste Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Shower Waste Pump

The choice of pump depends upon what it is to be pumped, how far away it is to pump it to, and what the voltage available is. You do not say.
by Mr White
Sat Jan 20, 2024 11:24 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Plastering a 12ft x 12ft room (3.65m x 3.65m)
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Plastering a 12ft x 12ft room (3.65m x 3.65m)

At the end of the day, you would still have to find a plasterer to do the job, so why not ask them first. (There are no full time plasterers on this forum.)
by Mr White
Wed Jan 17, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Unusual wall socket
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Unusual wall socket

The socket you have is one of, if not the safest socket you can have, no, not joking.
by Mr White
Tue Jan 16, 2024 10:32 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Which light switch should I buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Which light switch should I buy?

If you have a true smart switch you do not need a 2nd switch since you can either ask your voice assistant to adjust the light or you can use your mobile phone to adjust the light. Ideally you should change the first switch of the two way switching, this way you can then remove the cables going to t...
by Mr White
Sun Jan 07, 2024 4:59 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Tips sought on aligning the two screws of a simple switch wallplate with the hard-to-see screwholes in the receptacle.
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Tips sought on aligning the two screws of a simple switch wallplate with the hard-to-see screwholes in the receptacl

Don't screw the first one in so far. (works every time)
by Mr White
Wed Jan 03, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Unable to clean WC area under water
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Unable to clean WC area under water

The water is there to stop "sewer gas" coming into your property. The water collects there by design every time you flush the toilet. Living in a block of flats has nothing to do with it. You have several choices. Pour a whole bottle of bleach down the toilet before you go to bed, and flus...
by Mr White
Mon Jan 01, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Changing a ceiling light
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Changing a ceiling light

It does not work how you think. The probability is you do not have 3 lives, 3 neutrals and 3 earths, what you have is called 3 plate wiring method. This forum has an indepth explanation, Click here
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