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Power in shed keeps going out

Trisha_shelling27's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Trisha_shelling27 in  Energy » Electrical » Wiring 

My sheds power is some how connected to my garage outlet and almost constantly goes out during storms and when you try to  ... read more »

240v Transformer/Converter

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

I need to run a unit at 12v DC. So I need to step down from 240v AC to an AC voltage which I can then convert to DC and  ... read more »

RCCB fixed now the other side trips

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

RCCB was tripping at least 3 times a day I couldn't find a fault so I replaced and it seemed to have solved the issues but  ... read more »

Low voltage lighting

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

Okay so last year I wired twelve 1.2watt hardscape lights on a 60watt 12v transformer. The run is approximately 100 feet  ... read more »

bringing expensive light fixtures to asia which uses 220V

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

hello everyobe. I purchased this expensive chandelier with the thought of installing it on our ancestral home in East Asia.  ... read more »

MINI SPLIT supply

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

I recently bought a 18 000btu mini split unit. Compressor load is 12.3A minimum ampacity is 18A and max fuse is 25A. My  ... read more »

New sockets

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

Hello I want to add more sockets in a bedroom and notice on the existing socket there are two sets of cabling going into  ... read more »

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 »

New range/oven installation - old, big gas pressure regulator sticking out of floor - unnecessary, redundant?

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

House built late 80's old pressure regulator (redundant?) from original range/oven sticks out so I can't put new range/oven  ... read more »

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