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Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms.. Rules....No Offensive...
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Just setting up a new sticky thread that unlike the dodgy trade pics thread is focused on showing the result of failures in electrical...
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Just a note on behalf of @Electrical2go to say that they are still very much open for business and are giving forum members 5% off your orders...
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I have a 6mm cooker cable in the wall. Perhaps a choc bar connector has been used (don't know for sure). The cable is showing continuity after...
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Guys needvadvice please I was asked to carry out an annual inspction of a DB recently There are 12 in number radial circuits suppling sockets...
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I have had a kitchen extesion built on an old property (c.1810), which has an unusual consumer unit situation. Part of the property has only a...
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I am renting a room and at night, the floor gets searing hot (or feels that way) in places. I have noticed that this is where the ceiling light...
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I am looking for options to monitor a home installation for a day or two to find out what is causing suspiciously high bills. Ideally I would want...
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Just spent 4 hours tracing out a lighting circuit to try and find a fault. I came across a switch that was switching the neutral. This threw me...
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I would like to learn more about solar panel installations, with a view to fitting them. I cant find any in the Gloucester/Stroud area but have...
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The buyer of my house has had an EICR done. I have anonymized and attached. Also the associated quote for remediation. I am wondering: surely...
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I am a fully qualified electrician with level 3 nvq / 18th edition. Are further qualifications required to install an EV charger?
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Doing work in a house the other day, and noticed they didn't have any smoke detectors... (well, one.. and it was a small 9v thing) So ive sent in...
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Hello everyone, I have a goldsmith oven to which I had to change an SSR relay because when it reached 475 degrees centigrade the temperature...
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No label for antisurge mcb on new bg cu.Is this common on other brands,or my fault for buying a cheap unit? S
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I'd like some information on the RCD test features and process please. Firstly, does this only apply to sockets or lighting circuits too? Clearly...
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I have 2 Aiwa speakers of 6 ohms each.. and 3 LG speakers of 3 ohms each.. how to connect to amplifier correctly? I have attached amplifier pic...
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Hi all, Just a electrical student here, and on holiday at a caravan park so, of course, i go snooping about a bit for the electrics. I notice...
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I'm currently doing a rewire in a house that is being renovated with an extension which will be a sun room, but there are large windows all the...
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Hi guys A customer wants a new surface mounted consumer unit installed. Their current unit is recessed. The cables are not long enough to come...
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Thought I'd share with the Forumily....forum family....get it.... Have succeeded in securing a job doing I&T for a compliance outfit, it may not...
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Hi all. i have an issue with my LG 42LG3000 TV. Yesterday I was watching a movie and TV suddenly turned of and there was a strange sound. I have...
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Hi guys/gals Directing this question at you that have transitioned already from sparky to pv insatller. I have my first pv install after getting...
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Does anyone know what size cable to use for a MCG type 2 SPD (3 phase) and what MCB.the manufacturers instructions don’t state any values! also...
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Hi, My electrics keep tripping.. this black box in the picture seems to be the culprit. Slight touch of it and it trips. The electrician suggested...
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Hello, Firstly, I'm aware other people have posted similar topics on this forum, I'm not trying to create a duplicate, but more looking for...
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I had a client who had a poor lateral supply and called out the DNO in 2009, SP Energy Networks attended and marked it as an urgent upgrade. She...
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Hello experts. I have a black cable running from the loft , up the garden, under the garden. Can I move the rod to a different part of the...
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Earth to Neutral 2 ohm with Multimeter on alighting cct. The cable disconnected from the switchboard. I am new here and appreciate everyone...
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Hello there, The job I'm on at the moment will be coming to an end shortly and the company won't have any work close to my home afterwards. I...
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A friend is currently travelling in Norway. He tells me he sees cables run in downpipes everywhere...some are loops, some have leccy tape over the...
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Hi, Any suggestions what this black cable is coming off the supply's incoming cable? Its a TN-S system, I thought it could be the earth conductor...
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What's the easiest explanation for power factor that anyone's come across? To people who understand Volts, Amps and KW's. I often get asked and...
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Hello, We have a project where there are sections where 34.5kVac cables will be laid below 800Vac cables. Conductors are Aluminum. Any chance...
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Hello, I changed a socket over earlier and tested the circuit after. The fault current was 20kA, Am I right in thinking I only need to consider...
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I recently visited a restoration project which is massive in scope, and being carried out mainly by volunteers. During the tour I was intrigued to...
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Hi all, new to posting but been reading for years. I inherited a house from my grandmother who passed in 2021, I intend to renovate and rent out...
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I have a job which is needing a new CU. What would the general view about a new Crabtree loadstar SPN 125A board being used as a domestic consumer...
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Hi I posted recently about a hot tub supply I was needing advice with. One reply I got was directing me to a video by dave savery. Having...
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Hi, I have never come across this before but is it OK to put a DB on the ceiling. We have had some cabins in and the db's are all on the ceiling...
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Hi Guys So I've never installed a hot tub supply before so take it easy on me. I've spent a bit of time researching it myself and its a minefield...
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Not quite as daft as it sounds, this follows from my thread a day ago. I need to find an electrical (ideally, gas could also be an option...) to...
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