The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

 

Electricity - how it works 1

Guide to explain how electricity works in home wiring.

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Electricity - how it works 2

Guide to explain how fuses and the earthing works in home wiring.

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Electricity - the mains supply

Guide to how electricity is supplied to homes via the service head to the electric meter. With details of the consumer unit (fuse board).

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Extending Electrical Flex

How to extend a flex used in home wiring and electrics. Step by step guide to disconnecting, extending and joining flex.

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Flex - connecting

Step by step guide to connecting flex used in home wiring and electrics. How to connect the conductors at flex switches and terminals.

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Flex types

Guide to types of flex used in home electrics and wiring. Table of appliance rating and suitable flex conductor sizes.

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Fuse - changing 1

Guide to changing fuses in home wiring covering plugs and fuseboards or consumer units with rewireable fuses or circuit breakers.

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Fuse - changing 2

Guide to changing fuses in home wiring, covering consumer units (fuseboards) with rewireable fuses, circuit breakers, mcb and cartridge fuse carriers.

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Fused Connection Unit

How to connect appliances using a fused connection unit in home electrics and wiring covering the cable from the ring main or a spur as well as the flex or cable used for the appliance

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Installing a Fluorescent Tube Fitting and Switch

Instructions on fixing and wiring a fluorescent light or tube fitting. How to mount the unit and connect the lighting cable with details on using a junction box to connect to the lighting circuit.

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Installing a New Light Fitting

How to install a new light fitting by replacing the ceiling rose with a suitable junction box to accommodate all the connections including the switch cable.

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Junction Box

Junction boxes can be used to connect cable in wiring installations. This guide explains how and when maintenance free junction boxes or screw terminal junction boxes may be used.

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Electics Safety warning

box alertThis material is for information purposes only. Strict rules govern what electrical work can be done without notification and inspection.
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