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Connection of Protective Earth for EV charging

I am reading about the EV charging at J1772, where a connector image is displayed. The connector has a PE terminal. I read that the Protective Earth is connected to a earth rod on the charging station ...
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What is the name of lead or connector I need to connect up this Actuator valve head?

I have a ESI ZV-222/W valve I need to connect into my central heating system in order to replace a faulty valve. The ESI ZV-222/W is a spare I have, and I do not have a lead or connector for it. What ...
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Embed rocker switch in desk - Safety/Fire Hazard? [closed]

I've just bought a few of these (photo below) rocker switches (rated 16A/250VAC) with the intent of embedding them directly in a plywood desk. They'll be soldered inline between the wall socket and a ...
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Will my combi gas boiler still produce heat with mains water off?

I am responsible for a vacant house with a natural gas combi boiler (Ideal Logic range). I need to keep the house heated to a minimum temperature, but would like to switch off mains water (pipe ...
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MVHR ventilation in a UK flat (apartment)

I'm interested in getting MVHR (mechanical ventilation heat recovery) or some similar system in a small flat (apartment) in the UK. I see all sorts of products advertised, which seem quite varied in ...
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Calculating heating specification in a new extension (UK)

I am calculating the required specification of the heating components in a single-story extension @ 31m² in the South-East of England (in-land). I've used several online "BTU" radiator ...
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Why might my ceiling light be flickering?

I have two lights in my bedroom on the same circuit with a single switch. One of them (always the same one) will sometimes flicker to the point that it's strobing. It doesn't do it all of the time, ...
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Changing a ceiling light and there seem to be wrong coloured wires

I'm changing a ceiling light and am a bit confused (hence why I'm here!) There are four cables coming out of the ceiling. Two cables with red/black/yellow&green wires, one cable with just red/...
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How close does rod diameter have to be for a thread die?

I'm looking to create an (external) thread for M5 nuts at the end of 6063T6 aluminium bar using a hand die of the traditional circular kind from a tap-and-die set. Sadly while the nuts and tools are ...
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Merge or keep two electricity meters for one property? [closed]

I’m merging my two adjacent properties therefore decided to merge the electricity supply coming into the property and only have one bill (currently different suppliers). My electrician has linked all ...
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