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by ericmark
Sun Jan 28, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: 3 gang switch headache
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: 3 gang switch headache

As said no fixed colour code, clearly left hand switch in picture short of a wire, but no way to see which one. You may get more of an idea by looking at cables, but a sketch tells us nothing as no idea where cables go.
by ericmark
Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Usage Meter for Oil Central Heating
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Usage Meter for Oil Central Heating

I would also like to see how much oil is used, and likely best option would be to connect an old electric clock to the little light which says it's running. However not too keen going inside boiler to connect it up. If the boiler plugged in it would be easy, a simple energy monitor, but it does not,...
by ericmark
Sat Jan 20, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Which light switch should I buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Which light switch should I buy?

Energenie do a smart switch pair that has a master and slave, so work like two way switches, but I had 5 Energenie light switches, now down to 2, where they have failed, OK some were 5 years old, and not had any other make that long, but they default off, so if a bulb blows they switch off, and any ...
by ericmark
Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:50 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Single gang, Dual voltage, Shaver socket
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Single gang, Dual voltage, Shaver socket

I have never seen one with a transformer in a single socket box.
by ericmark
Tue Jan 02, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Changing a ceiling light
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Changing a ceiling light

The standard UK method is to use the ceiling rose as a junction box, in some other countries they use the switch back box as a junction box, there are pros and cons with each method. So standard was three cables, two were red, black and earth, one was two reds and earth, so feed in, feed out to next...
by ericmark
Tue Dec 26, 2023 1:20 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Lighting re-wiring solution
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Lighting re-wiring solution

Have you looked at smart relays, switches, and bulbs. I have given some examples in the other forum where you have asked same question.
by ericmark
Sun Dec 10, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Adapter plug replacement for drill?
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Adapter plug replacement for drill?

A battery may have the electronics to charge it built into the battery or the charger, batteries can go on fire if over charged, and I can't read the details on the charger shown. But I have same problem myself, I have one odd drill which takes a different battery to the rest, if either the battery ...
by ericmark
Sun Dec 10, 2023 12:43 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Wiring

I would agree, but would ask do you have RCD protection?
by ericmark
Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Two boilers or one?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Two boilers or one?

My house three stories, bottom is a granny flat 4 rooms, upper two are main house with a further 4 bedrooms so three bathrooms, two kitchens, five bedrooms, two living rooms, dinning room, three normal outside doors, and three double patio doors, all heated with a single 20 kW oil boiler, which also...
by ericmark
Sun Nov 12, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Running socket off heating spur
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Running socket off heating spur

No real way to know, in theroy anyone installing electrics should follow rules which will stop a dangerous over load, if overloaded a fuse should blow or another overload device should trip.

But you simply don't know if the rules were followed or not, so can't give an answer.
by ericmark
Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Storage heater wiring across threshold
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Storage heater wiring across threshold

As said there is a list of installation methods and not seen one which says under carpet. If you go to Batt cables web site they do list with each cable type the current carrying capacity with diffrent installion methods. Burying steel wire armoured under a carpet would be reasonably safe, but not s...
by ericmark
Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Advice on adding under cabinet kitchen lights
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Advice on adding under cabinet kitchen lights

I have moved to smart lights due to the problem getting the wiring in, and having three switches in different locations the lights never get used. So hey google turn on living room lights turns them all on, hey google turn on living room main turns just the main one on. I use Nest Mini speakers. In ...
by ericmark
Sat Oct 28, 2023 12:51 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Radiator making buzzing noise
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Radiator making buzzing noise

I am not a plumber, so limited to my own houses for experience, old TRV heads seem to be larger thread to new ones, M30 x 1.5 mm seems to be the standard now, replacement heads also come with adaptors for RA, RAV, and RAVL heads what ever they are, and with a M30 x 1.5 mm thread it is easy to swap h...
by ericmark
Wed Oct 25, 2023 12:41 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Timed extractor fan and bathroom led lights
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Timed extractor fan and bathroom led lights

@Mr white is right, I have used a multi-meter for years, but moved the the clamp-on type as it does not have a wired amp range, so can't make an error that causes a direct short. Mine also has a non contact volts range. [attachment=0]Clamp-meter-small.jpg[/attachment] this shows my old yellow and ne...
by ericmark
Mon Oct 23, 2023 12:04 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Switch problems on Union Graduate wood lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Switch problems on Union Graduate wood lathe

The start relay often has a hold on contact, I will guess this has welded contacts, but so many methods are used, would need photos of inside the starter or some thing which gives us a clue what's inside it.
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