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The 're-used' cables are on an external wall light, which I can see has not been moved or replaced with the one we discussed. The other area is the cooker socket which has the cable surface mounted in a conduit box on the wall feeding from floor to box; I thought this cable had to be 'in the wall' with a feed from ceiling downwards.
Any thoughts / comments?
- Yf1ng3rs 13th Feb, 2012 Electrical
- Ypeter_unsworth 28th Feb, 2011 Electrical
- Ycarbs123 12th Jan, 2012 Electrical
I am having a kitchen refitted and the hob has been put in. (electical hob). The existing double plug socket however is exactly in line with the end of the hob.is this a problem? Obviously not ideal to have sockets so close to where you will be boiling after water etc but don't really want to have to pay to move it. If dangerous I will do. Any advice would be gratefully received.
- Ybjpuk86 21st Mar, 2012 Electrical
I'm buying a house which has an old fuse box. This was noted on the survey I had done and it was suggested I update it. Is this really necessary? There's nothing actually wrong with the fuse box - it's just old fashioned? Are there any safety concerns with these old ones or is this just something they tend to note on such surveys.
- Yangelahelvin 1st Sep, 2011 Electrical
I am currently modernising a 1904 3 bedroom terrace property in South West London. The last time any major changes to wiring were made would have been 40 years ago.
I am having most walls and ceilings replastered and floors repaired as necessary (only loose floorboards). I need to reposition tone boiler and one radiator and install a new kitchen which will mean relocating the cooker to the opposite wall and the addition of an extractor hood.
I have been given a quote which seems quite high given that all of the structural work (chasing etc) associated with a re-wire would be done in parallel and the price for the consumer board installation has also been given separately. Surely this is the main beast for a total re-wire. I am also being quoted separately for existing sockets, isn't it the additional sockets that would be extra? Is security lighting and interlinked smoke alarms not also included?
I would be looking at two security lights (one back and one front), two interlinked smoke alarms, 10 downlighters for the kitchen, four wall lights and 12 additional double sockets and 6 TV/SAT/Aerial and 5 additional telephone sockets.
Grateful for some advice as to what total re-wire actually means and an estimate of what one would realistically expect to pay an electrician for the re-wiring element of the modernisation.
- Ysuperdry 10th Sep, 2011 Electrical
My consumer unit has no "spare" to accomoate my new hot tub,do I need to replace it?
- Yseychelles_48 4th Apr, 2012 Electrical
- Ymebeingadam 18th Jan, 2012 Electrical
i've had an outside light installed recently. However i used a 40 watt light bulb and hence it's not that bright. Is there a wattage that is recommended for an outside light? I was thinking of replacing it with a 100 watt bulb. I've looked at the manual and the maximum wattage is 100 watts.
- Ykojof 22nd Jan, 2012 Electrical
How much would it cost to re wire a 2 bedroom house in Dagenham essex please
- Yfozzybear_53 13th May, 2011 Electrical
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