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Category Archives: Electrical

Outside Junction Box Full of Water?!

We were called out to this electrical horror recently; a client whose outdoor light had stopped working.
This external junction box was floating in the air and water had filled the inside through the cable entry holes.
Lack of RCD protection on the lighting circuit meant the circuit was still live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To remedy the situation we drained the water out and replaced all the connectors inside the junction box. We also strongly recommended to replace the outside light as it had deteriorated. It’s nice to leave an installation in a better state than you found it, so we made sure to mount the junction box on the wall and installed correct cable glands to prevent water from entering.

Interior Lighting Ideas for 2018

Interior Lighting Ideas for 2018

There are several options for lighting in the home, don’t just stick to traditional ceiling pendants! All of the following can be installed by a Trowbridge Electrician – Chilli Electrical, contact us for a free design consultation. How about controlling or dimming lighting from your smartphone or a sensor? Visit chillihomeautomation.com for a free smart home… Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Heating Bills with Nest

How to Save Money on Heating Bills with Nest

At Chilli Electrial we love installing products that make our customers life easier, and saves them money! Home automation products are becoming increasingly popular and many of them can provide useful features to help make your home comfortable and even reduce your bills too. Nest Learning Thermostat The Nest Learning Thermostat is a smart learning… Continue Reading

New Outdoor Lighting

New Outdoor Lighting

Recently we completed a job in Trowbridge, installing 3 new electrical outdoor/exterior lights. These lights are ideal for most gardens or outdoor spaces as they look aesthetically brilliant and still provide a great amount of light for navigating at night. They also highlight the exterior features of your property very well. The light fittings, known as ‘Up & Down’… Continue Reading

How to wire a UK Plug

How to wire a UK Plug

Have you ever wanted to know what’s inside one of those plugs you use every day? Whether you need to do an emergency repair on your appliance, or just want to know how a UK plug actually works, this tutorial will help. WARNING: The UK mains electricity supply is normally about 230V AC and can easily kill… Continue Reading