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terlg

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Oct 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    my friendly electrician did that for me and it's only the grey which is bad. I didn't want to make him feel uncomfortable with these sorts of questions so thought i'd rely on the anonymity of a forum instead...

    i could run a new cable - but it would mean cutting a section of the ceiing out and then running again in the same holes (the cable runs perpendicular to the joists). probably my only option if we want a fan to run without being a stupid risk.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah - i remember when pulling the cable through holes in the roof joists that i pinched it - i was too lazy/fucked off with life at the time to properly check so i'm assuming i broke the outer insulation and the grey cables insulation which means its now touching the earth.

    @Nef - my worry is yours - the cable is looped under PIR insulation sandwiched between it and the ceiling - so my mind thinks fire risk?

    I really can't bring myself to re-do the ceiling though

    there is a lesson here somewhere

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    To the sparks on here - i managed to damage the bathroom fan three-core and earth cable when redoing our bathroom. So when i came to wire in the fan it the moment you turn on the light it shorts. Theres continuity between the grey (used as a neutral and the earth) so assumed i pinched it.

    The fan works with no issue just on the humidistat (so without a switched line triggered from the light) but ideally we'd have both.

    Is there an issue using the earth as the neutral if the fan doesn't need to be earthed (class II) - i'm sure it's not allowed, but pragmatically whats the risk? I'm not keen on ripping down the ceiling and insulation to recable...

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Some pictures of the wood - first is it currently - second is a room where we didn't rip out the floor (so what the boards could look like), third is the boards halfway through being lifted

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    No - Arkoses make everything better.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've a bunch of victtorian pine floorboards available in the classifieds. around 18m2 i think - thinking £150 collected from highbury?

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I have c.18-20m2 (i think) of boards. All around 6in (some less, some more) and around the 3m length mark (some closer to 4, some less than 3).

    All in fairly good condition (been under a tarp outside over the summer) - mostly denailed but will need a good sand once laid.

    Not sure on price so maybe £150 collected from highbury?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Think we paid c.£1k for two walls - one with a cranked beam. Just one site visit and then a lot of faff to deal with our incompetent builders.

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