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economy 7 heater

Ladylupo's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Ladylupo in  Energy » Electrical 

We have lived in our flat for 10 years which has economy 7 storage heaters and a hot water heater which all charge overnight.  ... read more »

Hall & Landing Lighting

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Lighting »

Hi can we please ask for help with changing existing 1 switch hall and 2 switch landing. We have uploaded an attachment  ... read more »

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Where to earth Type 90 Anglepoise Lamp

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Wiring »

I hope you can help I am rewiring my type 90 anglepoise lamp using a new plastic lamp holder new switch and new 3 cord  ... read more »

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Smart light switch issues

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Lighting »

I have 3 switches. 1 controls flood lights 1 controls uplights & other one controls chandelier. I recently bought  ... read more »

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Hot water wiring and thermostats

Steve Atkins's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Steve Atkins in  Energy » Electrical » Installation »

I cleaned the lime out of my electric water heater and installed new elements and thermostats. I followed the wiring diagram  ... read more »

Burnt Rubber Smell

Fabsol's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Fabsol in  Energy » Electrical » Ceiling Fans »

A few minutes ago there was a loud noise and something that looked like dust but smelled like burnt rubber floated down from  ... read more »

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Generator Transfer switch to subpanel instead of main house panel?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Installation »

Installing a manual transfer switch for our generator to run some lights/outlets in our house. Nothing major. We have  ... read more »

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ceiling fan

helpme's Avatar (by Gravatar) by helpme in  Energy » Electrical » Ceiling Fans »

trying to put up.a ceiling fan..only copper and black wires from ceiling...what do I do withe the white neutral wire from  ... read more »

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Ceiling Fan Canopy won't come off

Sheriboberry's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Sheriboberry in  Energy » Electrical » Ceiling Fans »

I'm replacing an old outdated ceiling fan from 1987. It was here when we bought the house 6 years ago. On the canopy  ... read more »

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Ceiling Fan light kit issue

Robin's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Robin in  Energy » Electrical » Ceiling Fans »

I just purchased a new ceiling fan with light kit to replace a ceiling fan that didn't have a light. This is an old house  ... read more »

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Light switch sparked

Dillonlabrune 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Dillonlabrune in  Energy » Electrical » Lighting »

I made the mistake of working on a light switch live a hot wire touched the switch for the fan and sparked and now half  ... read more »

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Battery pack ES5000 not charging after 1yr but holding charge

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical 

I bought a Motomaster car battery pack es5000 2 yrs ago. After 1yr the charge light does not light up when I plug it in for  ... read more »

outside motion light sometimes not working

Dustin's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Dustin in  Energy » Electrical » Installation »

i have a outside garage motion light 100watt bulb...it keeps intermittently not working.. it is brand new. there was a metal  ... read more »

other ways to run electric over concrete with out busting it up

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Wiring »

i want an electric or solar sliding gate but in order to get electric there i have to bust up concrete or find another way  ... read more »

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Cannot change spotlight blub

Raj's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Raj in  Energy » Electrical » Lighting »

Hi guys. Haveing trouble with changing a spotlight blub. Had these spotlights installed around 6years ago in my bedroom and  ... read more »

House Fan Repairs and Troubleshootongs

Ross's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Ross in  Energy » Electrical » Motors »

I have a Fan that started to Squeak it seamed was the bearing. Pulled the motor apart cleaned and greased the bearings  ... read more »

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Baseboard heaters

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical 

I am looking into installing 5 1000 watt baseboard heaters on the second floor of my house. Would it be ok to run one feed  ... read more »

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Turning stove on high resets breaker -- but it goes out again randomly. Why?

Steve R's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Steve R in  Energy » Electrical » Wiring »

Our house (built 1913 but my guess is rewired in 1950s) has the usual 110-220 service. Seemingly randomly the even-numbered  ... read more »

How to replace wall switch to garbage disposal also connected to dishwasher.

Gary's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Gary in  Energy » Electrical 

I've already replaced the switch. There are 3 black wires & a ground coming out of the box in the wall. I have it wired  ... read more »

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