<![CDATA[DCS Electrical - Blog]]>Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:56:44 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[New consumer unit fitted today]]>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:44:04 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/new-consumer-unit-fitted-today
<![CDATA[How not to connect up spotlights]]>Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:40:45 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/how-not-to-connect-up-spotlightsFound these in a bathroom today causing problems with rcd tripping some spots do not have the space to loop cable in and out its not acceptable to have single covered wire exposed to touch 
as shown in the pictures 
No wonder there is a problem with these the simple answer to the problem use a small joint box 
​and the job is done properly and looks the part now
<![CDATA[How to replace an alarm battery]]>Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:14:00 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/how-to-replace-an-alarm-batteryIf your alarm battery is over 5 years old the chances are it needs replacing it an easy job to do 
if you find your external siren goes every time the power is removed from the alarm and you can not stop it you battery is dead follow these simple tips to replace it 
open the control panel ( if you have a small keypad the panel is the larger white box)
the alarm will sound enter your code this will silence the alarm locate the battery
Thats the battery remove it and replace it with a new one replace the alarm cover and reset the alarm panel  job done mark on the panel the date for the next replacement if you replace every five years you should have no problems or we can do the job for you 
Battery replacement click here
<![CDATA[SECRET Drinker found underfloor]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:02:42 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/secret-drinker-found-underfloor
When re wiring a house we found this empty bottle under the floor some one has had a crafty
​drink and hid the bottle 
<![CDATA[Standard ring circuit wiring]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:13:16 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/standard-ring-circuit-wiring]]><![CDATA[Another kitchen job 90% done]]>Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:47:46 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/another-kitchen-job-90-done]]><![CDATA[2 way switching new style]]>Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:01:15 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/2-way-switching-new-style]]><![CDATA[shower switch problems]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:07:15 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/shower-switch-problems
The shower switch has failed and has been burning. The only problem has been when it was installed the screws have not been tight enough causing the cables to get hot so always make sure you tighten up all electrical accessories 
<![CDATA[2 Way light switching old style]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:25:52 GMThttp://dcselectrical.com/blog/2-way-light-switching-old-style
This method of wiring was used till about the late 1980 and can be found in many houses  before the use of three core and earth cable. As you can see the live is taken from the ground floor circuit and the neutral from the upstairs circuit this is not good practice at all so make sure you isolate both circuits when working on them