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  2. Probably bit of all the above really Sharpend. Got a price job coming up 3 bed new build. It's little things like how the heatings done nowadays, heat pumps and recovery systems haven't got foggiest
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  4. Hahaha very funny Andy. Top marks for sarky bxxxxxx award
  5. Andy™

    Complete lighting rewire

    seems decent enough. not really done much with them though
  6. Geoff1946

    Strange wiring to switch

    Just a thought. Red and Blue only exist in old 3 core+Earth, (which is red/blue /yellow). Are you sure there isn't a yellow wire that's perhaps popped out of its terminal as you pulled the unit out? If there was, it would go in with that L1L2 link and would be starting to look like a conventional 2 way, the yellow being live feed for both light circuits.
  7. The question is what brings you too this point? If you have the commercial background then wouldn’t think that the sparking bit is causing you problems? Or is it more technique, customers or ?
  8. kerching

    Big Brother is watching us .

    Dear Kerch we have noticed you have been using a Knocking Shop in Wolverhampton. Would you like to take advantage of their sister establishment in Dudley and receive a 69% discount from Google? yOu think it won't happen?
  9. Afternoon chaps, chapess's Some people probably raise eyebrows to this but just started self employed in London. Things all good been really appreciative of all advice had so far. Joint up with NIC. Touting myself going well getting offers of work but truth be told could really do with a phone number or two for people in the game primarily doing domestics am a bit green in some areas and running things by people every now and again would really be appreciated. Nothing imminently stuck with would just be nice to know had number or two should i get stuck most of my work pals background commercial/industrial and so has mine unfortunately. Who knows might be able to return favour in future someway or maybe pass the help on to someone else.
  10. Mark_e_cook@hotmail.com

    TT RCD problems

    Thanks, will test the rods or mat, and see what I discover.
  11. Bruspark

    TT RCD problems

    Well it’s an essential test (and inspection) before looking for more complicated theories. 4v is plenty to enable N-E leakage to trip RCDs
  12. Mark_e_cook@hotmail.com

    TT RCD problems

    I have looked for the earth rods but cannot find them. I did not have my earth loop tester with me this morning so could not test this. I did notice that there was a 4v difference between L-N reading and L-E, L-N 237v L-N 233v Could a resistance problem with the rods or may cause this? (Mat)
  13. Bruspark

    TT RCD problems

    Have you tested the Earth rods ? And measured any leakage flowing through them ?
  14. Mark_e_cook@hotmail.com

    TT RCD problems

    Hi All, i have been called to a rural property with a TT supply. The property has recently been rewired by another contractor but he refuses to come back to fix the problem. it is a large villa and has 5 rcds protecting various circuits, pool, aircon, sockets, oven, hob, etc etc. Ever since the installation was complete the owner has had nuisance tripping of RCDs. inhave been and tested for crosses neutrals, polarity, insulation resistance, RCD test etc. i have visited the property this morning and three out of the 5 RCDs had tripped. Has anyone had experience of this, can the external supply cause this?, if so what is the solution? Help, advice would be greatly appreciated! Mark
  15. If there ever was an electrician I'm sure they could help by finishing the job properly
  16. joniemaximus

    Strange wiring to switch

    The blocks on the back of the swi tch are distinctly separate so i don't think i'm reading them wrong (although i'm not naive enough to know that for sure) but i will check. Although even if one was the wrong way up it would still go through both switches (i've attached a crude drawing) My thought was the same as Evans, that if i operate the switch on the right it would stop the light working when the switch on the left was in the correct position but it doesnt appear to. I'll take pictures of the ceiling rose and both switch tonight to see if that can shed some light on it. 20191114_121515.tif Thank you for your help (and patience)
  17. ProDave

    Strange wiring to switch

    My guess is you are miss reading the existing switch and what you think is L2 for the left hand switch might be for the right hand switch. some makes of switch put adjacent switches side by side the same way up, and some put one switch one way up and the other the other way up.
  18. binky

    SolarEdge with battery storage retrofit

    Solaredge is a good system, but it has very limited compatibility, and what it will work with is also expensive.
  19. Evans Electric

    Big Brother is watching us .

    Bank with Google Eh!! ...no thanks !!!
  20. Evans Electric

    Strange wiring to switch

    I agree , drawing out the circuit as you describe it it is definitely odd . Taking a guess ...if the 2 way works up & down .... the grey in the R/H switch must be one of the strappers as we call them . I'd guess you could remove the link between the two switches & move the grey to L2 on the L/H switch . R/H switch would be redundant. The 2 way would only work properly while R/H switch was in the correct position at the moment . All guesswork of course.
  21. DomiLee

    SolarEdge with battery storage retrofit

    I will not argue with you. You are right.
  22. joniemaximus

    Strange wiring to switch

    Thanks Geoff, My concern is that i could be leaving a live somewhere without knowing where it is going? But like you say everything is working currently. Also im a stickler for understanding, even if i know i can't fix it. i'd still like to understand whats going on and how this might work.
  23. Geoff1946

    Strange wiring to switch

    It does sound odd, but there are various ways of wiring two way circuits. However if you are just swapping the switch for cosmetic reasons what's the issue? Swap the cores like for like to the new switch and it will still work the same. Be careful. If you mix them up you will need professional help.
  24. I've recently moved into an 80s built house and i have some questions about the wiring i've found. I was looking at replacing the downstairs switch to the upstairs landing (2 gang, 2 way) for a white switch like for like. At this point id say the switches for this light work as expected and i'd assumed the left hand switch operated the upstairs light (it did) and the right hand switch was for a garage light that was no longer used as the garage had been converted and new lights added and the switches moved inside the new room (I'd also found what i thought was the remnants of that switch in a junction box in the loft of the converted room). With new switch in hand, i isolated the supply to the switch, checked that i had, then removed the switch from the wall. The wiring from the switches i found is as follows: Landing light switch (Left hand switch): Com: connected to red cable L1: connected to blue cable L2: connected to L1 of the right hand switch using single core grey cable Mystery switch (Right hand switch): Com: connected to single core grey cable L1: connected to L2 of the left hand switch L2 not connected I thought L2 from the Landing light switch (Left hand switch) would terminate at the switch upstairs for the landing so i don't understand why it would go through the mystery switch first, but to make it worse i can find no combination where the mystery switch does anything. Why someone would do this i have no idea. However if this is the case i have no idea what is connected to the random junction box i found above the switch (albeit on the opposite side of the wall) which i assumed would go to this switch. There is no other electrics even close that would have been part of the pre-conversion build?. Now i'm well aware i'm probably going to have to contact a competent person. Just wondering why anyone would do this or if someone could help me understand what is happening?
  25. Sharpend

    Big Brother is watching us .

    imagine the adverts they’d push on you then, they’ll be tailored to what disposable income you had not just your interests. F That, time to take back control of our own life!
  26. joniemaximus

    Ouside light wiring

    Sorry been buried in automotive wiring and used ground by mistake. I've since found that the cabling was completed pre-2004 but rather than use 4 core they've used 2 sets of 2 core cable (black/red) without identifying the switching cable. I've identified the switching live and labelled everything accordingly. The wiring in this house amazes me and i have another question but i'll post it separately.
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