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Monday, 06 February 2017 12:39

Electrical Cable Explained

31st March 2004 saw the introduction of a new colour code (harmonised across the EU) for power cables . Until 31st March 2006, either the old colours or new colours may be used (but not mixed). Below we give both the old and new cable colours. 

 

The standard UK domestic electricity supply is 230 volts AC.

 

Solid core cables should never be reused - although they can be bent into shape, they are not designed to be flexed and repeated movement can weaken the cores causing then to become weak, overheat or fail.

 

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:40

How To Change A Tap Washer

If you're tap has started to drip after use or you're finding it takes increasingly more work to turn it off, then chances are the tap's washer has worn out. The washer is a small coin shaped piece of rubber with a hole in the middle of it that compresses to form a tight seal when a tap is turned off. However over time, the rubber will begin to disintegrate and lose it's elasticity and this will cause your tap to drip.

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Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:59

Decking Installation Guide

Decking can easily be installed on a DIY basis — our step-by-step guide explains how

Decking really is a multipurpose outdoor surface. You can either build your deck as a stand-alone feature to take advantage of the garden's sunniest spot, or extend your internal floor space by attaching a deck to the front, side or back of your house. This arrangement looks fantastic when the deck is linked to the house by a set of French or folding sliding doors.

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