The Happy Builder's Recent Activity

  1. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Advice Needed On New Electrical Consumer Unit & System Please!.

    I would guess the electrician asked the customer to supply the consumer unit because it could easily cost over a thousand pounds

    Oct 15, 2021 at 9:09 PM
  2. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Advice Needed On New Electrical Consumer Unit & System Please!.

    Twenty three circuits is rather a lot, if it’s a 100 amp supply you’re only looking at being able to draw around four amps on each...

    Oct 15, 2021 at 4:26 PM
  3. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Downlights + Sockets Quote - Am I Getting Ripped Off?.

    “It doesn't make sense to me that I'd get charged the near the same PER light for 3 downlights in one room vs 9 downlights in one room.”...

    Oct 15, 2021 at 8:39 AM
  4. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Why don't electricians clean up their mess ?.

    Several times I have been threated with the sack (threatened with being dismissed) for sweeping up instead of leaving the labourers to...

    Oct 15, 2021 at 8:07 AM
  5. The Happy Builder liked FlyByNight's post in the thread Virtually impossible 2 gang 2 way switch.

    And that is why my first question is can the OP run cables from switch to rose ...

    Oct 13, 2021 at 11:04 PM
  6. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Virtually impossible 2 gang 2 way switch.

    None of us actually knows how the existing lights are wired :rolleyes:

    Oct 13, 2021 at 10:44 PM
  7. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Ethernet cables down unused chimney channel!.

    Really?

    Oct 13, 2021 at 9:08 PM
  8. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Downlights + Sockets Quote - Am I Getting Ripped Off?.

    Why would an electrician want this job? There’s furniture to move, carpets and underlay to take up, traps to cut in floors, flooring...

    Oct 13, 2021 at 9:07 PM
  9. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Immersion Element.

    Why is there a timer for the bottom element? Is it supplied from a dedicated off peak supply?

    Oct 12, 2021 at 1:25 PM
  10. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Indian Sandstone Patio Fall.

    1 in 60 is the fall required for a smooth bore storm water drain such as 100mm clay pipe work, it seems excessive for a patio. Even...

    Oct 10, 2021 at 9:13 PM
  11. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Can I save this concrete fence post?.

    The issue isn’t the price of the post, it’s how much concrete there is surrounding it to smash out underground.

    Oct 10, 2021 at 9:01 PM
  12. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Bell transformer for 2 bells.

    Must be someone at the back door, the front door goes ding **** when the Avon lady calls. Edit- doesn’t work for me!

    Oct 10, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  13. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Calculating volt drop.

    SP Energy guidance: https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/voltage_changes.aspx

    Oct 10, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  14. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Calculating volt drop.

    I would not say you can accurately measure voltage drop by taking readings at the intake and at an appliance or light fitting, but you...

    Oct 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  15. The Happy Builder replied to the thread Looking for an adapter for a strange-looking male connectable plug.

    Take it back to Costco and ask for the adapter or a refund.

    Oct 9, 2021 at 7:31 PM