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 … [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.
I recently received a call from a friend whose electric shower unit in his bathroom had suddenly stopped working correctly, even though the water flowed it was not reaching temperature, and I assumed … [Read more...]
Making your home more secure to deter burglars doesn't have to cost a fortune. Fitting a security light is a great deterrent against burglars and can be very handy as the winter nights draw in. You … [Read more...]
WARNING! - It is important to remember that electricity can kill and even the simplest tasks can have deadly consequences if not carried out correctly. Never attempt any electrical work if you are … [Read more...]
Here are some helpful diagrams that show how lighting operating on a one-way switch can be changed relatively easily for two-way switch operation. Turn off the consumer unit and remove … [Read more...]