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  1. Chewbacca

    What size trip should have been fitted?

    If fitted properly they can be immersed in a puddle to a depth of 1m. However, many installers seem to lack MC4 spanners needed to do them up properly, or overtigten and cross thread them. Some factory fitted connectors aren't always great, and a favourite of any seal leaking is getting dirt on...
  2. Chewbacca

    Bathroom fan signal live wire on a dimmer - okay or not?

    I don't think he's right about that, or the fan would not work when you switch the light on. Either way it's probably looking for a 240V pulse.
  3. Chewbacca

    Plastic Consumer units

    And in addition to that, there was no enforcement of the plastics used to be fire retardent, as per appropriate standards
  4. Chewbacca

    Heat source pump dryer tripping the rcd.

    Ok , play nicely now, tis the season of good will to all, except stormtroopers of course 😃 I seriously doubt the op has any form of test gear to do a more effective investigation, in which case it's a valid suggestion to at least minimise the impact of nuisance tripping until they can get an...
  5. Chewbacca

    Heat source pump dryer tripping the rcd.

    Random tripping is usually a fridge or freezer, but it may be a faulty RCD, or a build up of earth leakage from various appliances, one of which is becoming faulty.
  6. Chewbacca


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  7. Chewbacca

    Luminaire assistance

    Any room for a transformer or does it need to be self contained? I'm thinking the led version of the old G20 cabinet lights might be suitable.
  8. Chewbacca

    Off grid inverter issue

    Change the MCBs for RCBOs, your issue is earth leakage across shared circuits. Currently you have 30mA earth leakage max, whereas RCBOs give 30mA per circuit. It also sounds like the new inverter has higher earth leakage than the old unit. You also shouldn't be sharing RCDs with solar inverters...
  9. Chewbacca


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  10. Chewbacca

    Induction cooker installation

    I'm intrigued by the tape on the main fuse. I think you need to contact your local DNO to report a potentially dangerous fuse carrier - it won't cost you anything to do so, or any repairs.
  11. Chewbacca

    Strange G10 downlight fitting - stuck

    try 2 panel pins in a bit of wood
  12. Chewbacca

    Faulty Electric shower

    I have a Triton remote shower unit, it was significantly cheeper than the Mira version at £500ish, it's been fine for 8 years, but generally I fit Mira and nothing else.
  13. Chewbacca

    Air Source Heat Pump - Efficient or Not - real data

    because someone told them too, and to cover there bums!
  14. Chewbacca

    Extending Ring Main

    I would check your terminations for clamping on the cable insulation
  15. Chewbacca

    How are BG light switches perceived among electricians?

    I would say Crabtree is the choice for many schools I've worked in.
  16. Chewbacca

    Conductive goo

    They are dirty little barstewards 🤣
  17. Chewbacca

    Conductive goo

    Mice wee where ever they go, so I suspect they have weeed a lot on it. Hope you washed your hands before eating lunch 😃
  18. Chewbacca

    Eicr copper showing as it enters pendant comnection

    Causing a rucus here too😀. No one should be accessing a light fitting who isn't competent, and safe isolation is a major part of our yearly assessments. You need tools to open a light fitting, so have a look about compliance of such things in BS7671, but ponder the consumer unit, lots of nasty...
  19. Chewbacca

    P.V panels tripping house DC circuit breaker

    Sounds more like a possible fault with the inverter. Nothing from the panels should get to the AC side. Your solar shouldn't be sharing a RCD with any other circuit either. It's also possible it's nothing to do with the solar, and a.n.other appliance is faulty.