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...] about Electric Shower too Hot or too Cold?
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.
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...] about How to Fit Security Lights to Protect Your Home
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...] about How to Wire a 13 Amp Plug (UK)
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...] about One-Way Lighting Circuit Modified for Two-Way Switching
Replacing a ceiling rose is a job that can be carried out by a competent DIYer, but as always, if you're not confident working with electricity you should use the services of a reliable … [Read more...] about How to Replace a Ceiling Rose