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  1. Wirejerker

    Water tank suction?

    Check the air vent is not blocked and the tank under vacuum. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Underground cable for new house

    What’s the depth cables are buried in the LOS. As a comparison in Aus under traffic areas it’s 750mm Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Underground cable for new house

    Drop in a couple extra tubes and bury the ends at your fence line to be recovered later for electric gate, security camera and lights etc Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    light circuit 2kohm live-earth

    To test a circuit insulation to earth first you must disconnect the neutral of that circuit in the consumer unit as the neutral is grounded upstream. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    RCBO installed - issues

    You need to get your polarity checked Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Advice on proper circuit breakers

    There is a bit of misconception here that a rcd or RCBO limits the shock to 30 mA. That’s not the case, the 30 mA is the threshold current that it will trip. To be in spec an rcd with 30 mA test current should trip within 300 ms and test current of 150 mA trip within 40ms. You are not safe with an RCD orRCBO ...just safer. You can’t protect stupid. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Portable generator not producing electric

    I had that problem with an alternator and I disconnected the field wires red and white and connected a battery to the terminals (positive to the terminal with the red wire) for 3 to 5 sec. I did not start the generator at that stage. I reconnected the wires, cover back on then I started the generator. This was enough to put the residual ack into the field pole. I read with interest using an electric drill to energise the field and I can see you need the right type of drill. One with permanent magnets and no speed control. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Flexible hose

    Have you tried refrigeration fittings Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    RCBO found not connected

    Curiosity got the better of me about shared neutrals in AS3000 and yes they allow it but there is a few things you must do 1 All circuit breakers or isolation switches must be linked so all actives are isolated 2 The neutral conductor must be clearly marked and the actives identified 3 the neutral cannot be looped in switches,lights,power points or appliances. It’s a lot simpler to run a neutral for each active and be done with it Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Gov incoming connection.

    If you are putting a box and a switch there you can put a changeover switch in so it’s ready to take a generator at a later date. If there is a blackout you can drop a generator there and have it up and running in less than an hour. Use a larger box then required so you can change to automatic switch over setup, a few control wires back to the CU and a 6mm earth wire back to CU earth bus. If you still got access run a conduit from the box to where you may put the generator.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Capacitors in fluorescent fixtures

    The Phillips S2 starter is designed for the lower wattage lamps. 4-22 Watts it gives you a better/faster start. The S10 starter range is 4-65 watts and it preforms better in the high range eg 36 Watts. The diag shows 2x18 Watt lamps on a 36 Watt ballast and normal starters. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Generator power?

    I hope no one is using a lead with a plug on each end (suicide lead) to connect their genset. Your wall mounted plug should look similar to this. https://www.lazada.co.th/products/pce-16a-230v-3pin-2pe-i7515343-s9383748.html And connected through a correctly wired change over switch Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    I’ve done a ruff drawing from what you explained. There is a few different ways to wire these elements and it all works identical so if yours is wired different it not necessary wrong. eg the TOL is wired often on either side of the coil so it can be between the coil and the neutral or between the timer contact and the coil as drawn. I hope this helps. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    The thermal overload trip is on terminals 95 to 96 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    Sorry. I did not understand why anyone would set the OL under the motor rating. [emoji99]
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