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by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: What Size Armoured Cable for Shed Electrics?
Replies: 2
Views: 34076

Re: What Size Armoured Cable for Shed Electrics?

If your coming from the fuse board there is a handy calculator here. [url]https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Technical/Charts/VoltageDrop.html[/url] But for the sake of the price of the cable, go the next size up. IE: 2.5mm £1.26 a met or 4mm at £1.76 a meter all + vat. It will give you a little more flex...
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Socket Burn't and Cracked but Fuse Didn't Trip?
Replies: 6
Views: 7402

Re: Socket Burn't and Cracked but Fuse Didn't Trip?

Ditto with the last 2 comments. You can often find older washing machines can put more strain on a socket & plug as they had larger heating elements & higher wattage motors that can push a 13amp plug/socket unless good quality.
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: This paint stinks!!!!
Replies: 392
Views: 460413

Re: This paint stinks!!!!

Personally, the last person i would get in touch with is Crown. They won't admit to anything. I would spend rime searching as many forums as possible for others that have this problem & cut & paste the URL/address for these pages as a list to give to the environmental agency & really bad...
by collectors
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Home Automation and Cinema Forum
Topic: Smart Technology - Are you Getting any use From it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3396

Re: Smart Technology - Are you Getting any use From it?

Totally agree we ericmark there are lots of things that wont work with each other. There are also a lot of dangers with switching things remotely. IE: many things will tell you that it has sent the signal to switch an item on or off, but you dont get any conformation/feed back that tells you it is a...
by collectors
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Same Halogen Bulb Keeps Blowing in Same Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: Same Halogen Bulb Keeps Blowing in Same Fitting

Ditto with ericmark, a very common problem. Next time you change a bulb look at the 2 pins carefully on the bulb & see if one has discoloured. If it has, change the lamp holder before putting a new bulb in. The lamp holders are easily available from eBay or local electrical shop/wholesalers.
by collectors
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: When is a Kitchen Classed as a Kitchen?
Replies: 1
Views: 2899

Re: When is a Kitchen Classed as a Kitchen?

Best to contact your local council & building control department. I would also check if you might be eligible for any grant. I got a £12k grant for my mothers downstairs bathroom. But seeing as your not extending or knocking down walls, it should all be ok as long as the trades you are using are...
by collectors
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Adding Timer Switch to Megaflo Cylinder Immersion Heater Circuit
Replies: 1
Views: 4395

Re: Adding Timer Switch to Megaflo Cylinder Immersion Heater Circuit

1st thing to check is the heater element is going in the bottom of the tank as a top emersion won't / struggle to heat the whole of the tank. 2nd thing to check is whether all of your house is on E7 or if it was for Night storage heaters fitted in the house in the past. Also, remember that Emersions...
by collectors
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Tumble Dryer air Duct and how to Cover Without Building Works
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

Re: Tumble Dryer air Duct and how to Cover Without Building Works

If you measure it carefully, there might be more chance at a local Wickes or plumbers merchant using a 4" blank for a soil pipe.
by collectors
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Can you Render Over Pebbledash?
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Re: Can you Render Over Pebbledash?

The best bet i have seen is to wire mesh the walls & then render. Takes quite a bit more time, but really helps to stop any cracking. You can get this in stainless or plastic.
by collectors
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Oddity in Drywall Found Curing Damp Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Re: Oddity in Drywall Found Curing Damp Issue

Looks like a very old tap. I would gently remove a bit more plaster & investigate. But go gently.
by collectors
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Removal of Thumb Turn Euro Cylinder Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 19392

Re: Removal of Thumb Turn Euro Cylinder Lock

These locks come in many different variants. But all very quick to sort out. 1st Open the door & look at the lock from the side of the door. Put the key in the lock & then remove the screw in the side of the door. When the screw is removed turn the key about a centimetre to the left & pu...
by collectors
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Fuse Constantly Tripping Due to Kitchen Socket Fault
Replies: 3
Views: 2440

Re: Fuse Constantly Tripping Due to Kitchen Socket Fault

Can be worth looking at alternatives to the problem. Is the kitchen in an extension with a flat roof? Or has it got a void under the floor as mice, rats & squires can absolutely destroy wireing? Also, is there any appliances that are hard-wired to a wall outlet, IE: with no plug top
by collectors
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Bad Roof Repair After Replacing all Tiles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1843

Re: Bad Roof Repair After Replacing all Tiles?

Unfortunately a catch 22. What did the roofer say & what guarantees has he given. The picture only shows a few in one area.
by collectors
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Bath Trap Connection to Waste Outlet
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Bath Trap Connection to Waste Outlet

Difficult without a photo, but possibly a shower trap might help.
by collectors
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Advice on Replacing A Sink and Basin and Taps
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: Advice on Replacing A Sink and Basin and Taps

There are too many variables. You would be better getting the plumber around & let him get the new parts. The sinks " especially the kitchen one" has only a 5-8 mm lip & needs to be measured very carefully. Taps will depend on what hot & cold water system you have in the house ...
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