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

 

Lampholder - Fitting and Connecting

Guide to lamp holder types and how to connect the flex conductors to the fitting including earthing requirements.

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Light Switch - Replacing

How to change or replace a light switch used in home lighting circuits. Identifying the cables or wires and connecting to the new one or two way switch.

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Light Switches

Guide to the terms used for light switches - one way, two way, single gang and double gang.

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Lighting Circuits

Guide to the type of circuits used for lights and home lighting. Details of the wiring of loop or junction box circuits for operating and switching lights.

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Lights - connecting a close mounted fitting

Instructions on fitting and wiring a close mounted light. How to connect the light using heat resistant cable and details on using a besa box where there is no back plate.

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Lights - connecting a track fitting

Instructions on fixing and wiring a track light or spotlight 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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Main & Supplementary Bonding

This basic guide covers the main earth at the consumer unit as well as main bonding of metal service pipes and supplementary bonding of metal items such as pipes and towel radiators in bathrooms.  Plus, information on the use of earth clamps.

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Power circuits 1

Guide to ring mains used for power circuits in home electrics and wiring. Including details of spur wiring to supply an electric socket outlet.

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Power circuits 2

Guide to radial circuits used for power supply and house electrics and wiring. Including details of spur wiring to supply an electric socket outlet.

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Replacing a Ceiling Rose

Guide to replacing a ceiling rose detailing how to identify and label all the wires so that the new rose can be correctly connected and the pendant refitted

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Socket Outlets - Connecting and Wiring

How to connect and wire up a socket outlet for power supply from a ring main, radial circuit or spur in home electrics and wiring

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Socket Outlets - Extending the Ring Main

Extending the ring main to provide electrical power for a new socket outlet. Removing the old wires and adding new cable to feed the socket

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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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