juat changed the outside light(pir) on my house today .on removing the old
one(fitted by previous owner)it was interesting to see 4 diff sections of
lighting flex and a fair amount of block connectors had been used
just goes to show that there ARE worse than me out there
A friend had to rewire father's efforts that had been in place for many
The father thought he knew electrics because he did something with aircraft
That probably accounted for an extension being wired with a combination of
lighting flex for power and bell wire for the lights!
Funny you should say that, there was a bloke at our church did all the
electrics because he had been an "electrician" in the RAF. On later
investigation we found some nasty things like earth cores being used for
switched live, 5A lighting cable running water heaters from 32A trips
Actually, "lighting cable" is usually 1mm T&E, which is just marginal
running a 3kW immersion heater on a 13A fuse. 1.5mm T&E would be good for a
16A radial with plenty in reserve. The only issue is the 32A trip, which is
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