Whenever you have a bath or shower, the steam generated from the hot water in your bathroom will eventually cause the moisture in the air to linger around and form a mist. And if you stay in the bathroom long enough your walls will start to “sweat” – even if you have a window or door in your … [Read more...]
A few words about safety
Before you carry out any electrical work in the home check out the building regulations on the Government or local authority website, specifically the Part P regulations and Electrical safety in the home. Although I am aware of the current rules it is worth reading the latest regulations as they have been updated in the past.
This post is all about warning DIYers against the idea of fitting an electrical supply in your garden for a pond or water feature. Any electrical work carried out in the garden should be done by a suitably qualified electrician. Check out this site to find one in your area. The installation of … [Read more...]
Tools required Side cutters (snips), a medium posi and flat screwdriver depending on the plug top, a Stanley knife and if you have them a pair of wire strippers. Remove approximately 5cm of outer sheath from the flex, to do this score around the flex with your knife taking care not to cut into the … [Read more...]
All electrical items in the home should have a plug top fitted with the appropriate fuse rating, the load (amps) of electrical equipment and appliances can be calculated thus :- WATTS ÷ VOLTS = AMPS 1 KILOWATT = 1000 WATTS … [Read more...]
Replacing a damaged or faulty socket outlet should be a fairly straightforward task, but if you aren't completely confident in your ability then you should use the services of a qualified electrician. You must switch off the consumer unit and remove the appropriate circuit fuse / miniature … [Read more...]