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I have bought a flat that has electric heaters for each room, most have thermostats but none have timers. Each are wired into a wall switch.
What's the best way to add timer functions to this system, can you add a timer switch into the consumer unit or is it better to have separate timers for each heater?
Edit. They are wall mounted panel heaters
- Yjoshlee 4th Oct, 2012 Electrical
We bought a house a few months back with 3 low voltage fire protection downlights in the bathroom ceiling. One was already not working when we moved in, one went a couple of weeks later after winking and waning a lot. The third has just stopped working. We have no idea how to change these. The bulb seems entirely encased in the light fitting. The front bit doesn't seem to detach. Would we actually need an electrician to change these bulbs? (seems ridiculous!) I have attached a photo which I hope shows the kind of lights they are. Any help appreciated.
- Ypmb1 18th Dec, 2011 Electrical
hi there. Looking for general advice on converting a two bed flat into two 1 bed flats. I would like them to have there own separate meters etc. What's the easiest and most economic way of doing this? Can i split the incoming supply to two new metres with the suppliers permission? How would i supply the second flat if this isn't an option? What is the proceedure i should take to get this type of work done (the stuff i need to get sorted before listing a job on mybuilder to get a sparky in)
Gratefull for all responses!
- Yjwcanx 16th Dec, 2011 Electrical
Hi,When replacing an ordinary plastic 13a double socket in my kitchen and even after I activated the trip switch to cut off the power to whole of the downstairs power circuit which includes the kitchen,(I left all the other trip switches on)I noticed that when the neutral wire within the socket touched the earth wire,the whole power to the whole of the house tripped.I found this very worrying but wondered if there is an explanation for it?
Thanks very much for all the replies.Wow!! thats a really first class service.I can rest easy now!!!
- Ykendo 28th Nov, 2012 Electrical
How do you wire a intermediate switch iv got 3 door ways 2 enter a room, all with I switch at each door way all to operate the same light.
- Ycmcelectrical_43 6th Jul, 2012 Electrical
THanks very much for the responses.
I have a 1920s house with the electrical supply company fuse, supply meter, 2 consumer units and a bell transformer all mounted on a wooden board fixed to the brickwork in the corner of the hallway. The circuit wiring is chased into the plaster and the wooden board is covered by a cupboard that is built around it and fixed to the walls that form the corner. Clearly the board is rather unsightly, but the cupboard is too, its a fairly old and tatty contiboard construction. The Electric installation was checked two years ago and was satisfactory.
My question is what regulations if any now apply to the cupboard itself? If I removed it (which would not require any electtical disconnections) and reinstalled a better cupboard attached to the walls as before would I have to use particular materials, construction etc.
As a supplementary are there any prefabricated cupboards I can buy that are designed to fit a corner in this way?
- Ybobq 20th Dec, 2011 Electrical
I have just had my downlights installed in my living room on a 4 gang dimmer switch with 4 low volts lights on each switch, but the switch buzzes a lot when ever any of the lights is switched on. Is there anything that can be done to stop the buzzing. The switch was bought in screw fix (LAP 250W Dimmer)
- Yanita79 17th Nov, 2011 Electrical
We are in the process of purchasing a 1930's three bed, three reception house that will require a rewire. We are intending to do it before we move in, so there will be no furniture (except fitted kitchen etc). As we will need to stay with family and we have a 2 yr old, the quicker we can be in the better.
So my question is, can you rewire a house like this in under a week, with say 4-6 double sockets in every room (some to replace old, some to be new altogether), new downlights in the kitchen (there are some already there but they need to be replaced), extractor fan in bathroom, extractor hood in kitchen. Lighting in all the other rooms are okay, but i assume they would need rewiring to the same location? There is pendant and wall lights in all three receptions. All wiring to be in the walls and made good.
It looks as though the consumer unit was changed but the wiring wasn't.
Also, there is a detached garage on the property that currently has a power cable running to it from the house, can that be made a bit safer by going underground or is the overhanging wire normal?
Is it possible?
Is there anything else we should mention when we get to the stage of posting for quotes?
- Yelainer03 15th May, 2012 Electrical
I just want to make sure as a homeowner/landlord that electrician i hire will have all qualifications,Certified,Registered to government legislated governing bodies
or what i should ask electrician??? Please advice.
Do i have to notify Council or what first steps i should do before doing that job? Or qualified/registered electrician will do that as a proffesional? So at the end i have to ask for Periodic Inspection Report?
Thank you all for your advice
- Ypeter_378 15th Aug, 2011 Electrical
We need an extractor as severe condensation is causing damp in the ceiling (small bathroom with shower, windows double glazed). Is it possible to fit the exterior part of an extractor fan by leaning out of the window perhaps, i.e. without having to pay for scaffolding? How much would this cost? Thanks
- Ybronnie_c 4th Apr, 2011 Electrical
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