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Electrical installation and home improvements in and around the Farnham area
Electrical installation and home improvements in and around the Farnham area

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Polystyrene beads were used in the recent past for insulating cavity walls. They flow through any teeny spaces almost like a liquid. Where they also find their way to your electrical wiring, they can dissolve into the PVC sheath of your cables, potentially damaging the insulation.
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As easy as 1 2 3 ?.. Well not quite. Customer needs to make a really small kitchen alteration, but lack of RCD protection precluded that.
A successful consumer-unit upgrade, but also two full-on eleven hour days without breaks, much of which was reverse engineering and testing the extensive old installation.
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I've been working hard creating a new en-suite wc/shower room from scratch by stealing part of an adjacent bedroom. It's been a lot of work, not least because of the solid concrete floor, really tight space requiring extra thin wall, and other necessary compromises. It's just about all there now.
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Many people who have #solar thermal tubes as well as a PV solar diverter such as an Immersun or Solarimmersion might find when the sunny winter days arrive, they are getting no heat into their water tank.
Likely as not, whilst you were being a little eager to make the most of the summer sun for all that lovely free hot water, a slight overheat from the thermal tubes caused the immersion heater backup thermostat to operate. This switches open circuit as a safety condition on the water heater element, and your PV diverter then fails to heat your tank.
Result is no winter free hot water, which is a bit of a shame when there's so much #zerocarbon #freehotwater available in the UK.
Someone who knows what they are doing needs to remove the immersion cover (Care, live conductors!) check the circuit, and if necessary, operate the "RESET" button.
#Solarimmersion #Immersun .
You might fix it by turning down the solar thermal cut-off temperature just a little.
That's better. Operation checked and PV diverter now running again.
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12/12/2017
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Working on kitchen alterations today.
Just because worktops are normally 90 cm high doesn't mean they have to be. I think a very tall builder fitted this one, and with the owner being rather vertically challenged, I aim to drop the height from 94 cm to about 84 cm.
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That was a tight cupboard. My spectacles aren't strong enough for working at two inches, and I'm four feet too tall.
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So the "Narnia" lamp isn't my personal taste, but whatever yours is I'll make it a neat job. Give me a shout for your garden lighting in 2017.
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So this intriguing place needs a full electrical heating system. Fine, work for Circitas Ltd, but more importantly it's a very inefficient solid wall building.

The energy losses will be huge, and my spreadsheet (Degree days, all the relevant U values and air changes), indicate it could still cost > £3000 a year on off-peak, and that's assuming I can find modern heaters (most of which are inadequate), and the supply can take the load.

This is one chilly building. Wow, it's ripe for External Wall Insulation which would knock that down to something affordable. Something I have not previously taken on, but am seriously considering working out a process.

Given the dire state of climate change where the world is heading fast, and the vast hill we all must climb in energy reduction.. to not taking the initiative whilst it's empty is criminal. - Get in touch if you have skills rendering onto EPS and reinforcing mesh.
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08/05/2017
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Following enquiries with Google, I am being "helpfully" advised that since "Circitas" is not a "Dictionary word", that Google searches for my business are not picking up my business URL.

This seems to have become a problem only since 2017 when I guess "improvements" to Google auto-correct must have caused it.

Since "dictionary" company-names are obviously unobtainable as URL, this puts the new small business ate something of a significant disadvantage.

So whilst in 2011 I thought I'd been clever in finding a - vaguely- meaningful word which was completely unique, and that has been a good policy for many years, it seems to have been shot down by Google trying to be too clever.

I'm still looking into this, since a search for "Farnham Electrician" finds me whereas "Circitas Ltd" or just "Circitas" tries to auto-correct the spelling ( which is a bit Spanish).

So in the past Google said "did you mean.." but it ALSO offered my web page.
-- Now it finds NOTHING.-- !

Interestingly, "Circitas" is a "Spanish-y" word,
and if I search "Circitas.es" (which doesn't exist).. Google picks this up immediately and "displays results for Circitas.co.uk." Hey presto. I can find myself so easily it seems ridiculous.

So in the meantime, anyone offering back-links would be appreciated since Google say this would help. I hope Google get their act together, since this is a bad slip which messes up us small business.
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