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Hi! We're currently looking into cable routing accessories, and would love to actually hear what the people who use them think! What is your favourite accessory? What is your least favourite accessory? An accessory you wished you had? Something you've been looking at but not bought for...
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CKI:C.K-Tools
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I’m looking to buy a screw holding screwdriver. As I’ve got a huge fire alarm job to do and always find that the m4 brass screws are a pain with a flat head. Has anyone used one? I’ve seen this, but I’m not sure if it’s the right size: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/screwdrivers/0547981/
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I have just got an apprenticeship and I have some tools given to me from a friend but there is still a few that I need to get. Where is the best place to some decent tools. I am happy to get some second hand tools if there is any websites that sell second hand tools.
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Hi everyone, just want to know what are some tools you have that were worth the price tag or some tools that are less common/unusual that you would recommend?
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mattg4321
As above, SDS drill sparking and intermittently down on power. Sparking between brushes and commutator. Brushes and springs seem ok, but have quite a curved surface at point of contact. Loads of meat left on brushes. Will changing brushes fix it or is it dead?!
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timhoward
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I’m loving my new Magnusson Trolley. It’s great. I am now looking for a service bag that I can use, when doing maintenance and breakdowns. Would anyone be able to recommend one?
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telectrix
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Wont mention the company .But they are a general building supplier with semi large electrical sections . So they will sell a lot etc . Maybe not like CEF etc . It was quiet today and got chatting to the section manager about mark up % . I trust him .He was saying on cables its not even...
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nicebutdim
nicebutdim
stef
Hi, I have a Robin Smart PAT 5000 tester, can't find the book, can't remember how to clear the memory. Anyone who can help, please? Thanks.
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Spike1947
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I'm absolutely tired of renting here. I need a drill for driving ground rods and soil is moderately hard one I wanted to know how big/heavy drill I need for ground rods. 10-13 amps, and around 12-15 lbs. Will that be enough? i know demo hammers are usually a bit higher than that Have done...
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Megawatt
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Hi All Saw some of these cutters advertised on the TLC site. Anybody tried them? Thanks in advance
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ginger_tim93
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So rather sad but from time to time I find myself watching a tool bag or tool review on youtube , like this one... But one thing I have noticed is that nearly always the tools and bag are immaculate clean , like brand new almost. do these youtube celebrity sparks not actually use their tools...
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nicebutdim
nicebutdim
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I’m looking to buy a hoover for work. As I am not a fan of using customers due to them being rather expensive. Any recommendations as to what to buy?
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RDB85
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I see Fusebox etc do them. Any other ideas? Also who is that small one man band that sells good Consumers??
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Simon47
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I'm doing a major reorganization ATM So I've a box of about 30 unused breakers which I threw under the bed and they've gathered dust. Is the dust a concern or can I just blow it off with the vac ? Thanks
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Marvo
Marvo
suffolkspark
Anybody had any success with cable toners? I've got a job which is full of MI cable, but a lot runs In untraceable voids and there are a multitude of metal boxes joining them to singles and other MI cables, I can see in a loft space a large adaptable box with 9 in, there's a couple of those...
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suffolkspark
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As a contractor, what sort of things you generally look for in a cordless drill? What will be the factors to pick the cordless drill in this case? which brand will be most reliable? Would greatly appreciate any advice from you guys…Thanks
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I’ve decided that I need a storage system as my bag is becoming overloaded. I have a Packout box currently which holds my 12v SDS, Combi, Impact and Saw. I know you can get the trolley system but it’s so expensive. Is it really worth the price? I have seen a Magnusson Storage which including an...
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littlespark
Looking for a cheapo bathroom light for rental properties, BESA box in ceiling so looking for something with central cable entry. I got ones from screwfix, but the cable hole is to the side These ones: https://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-amazon-led-bathroom-ceiling-light-white-16w-1200lm/10959 If...
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Dave OCD
Dave OCD
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Hi All, I bought a 6mm SWA cable from CEF and realised the external diameter is 15.1mm however on the website it says the external diameter is 16.6mm? Have I been given an incorrect cable size? They are no markings on the armoured cable to state the size. I also purchased a 2.5mm SWA cable and...
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timbobelfast
timbobelfast
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My old Stanley Backpack has given up after 2 years. The zips broken, and no way of fixing it. I am now tempted to buy a Veto, but as there are so many I’m not sure which model to go for.. I also thought I would ask and see if anyone is selling one on here?
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RDB85
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I'm sorting out a load of stuff and have about 6 Stanley deep organizers Is there any dust cyclone you can make up to separate the dust and dirt Otherwise I've got some mesh and I'll use it to shake the dust out of a bucket or something ?
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I’m looking to get a new set of VDE Screwdrivers. I’ve had Wiha and Wera currently. But I’ve found the grip on the Wera a little slippy in the hand when in the cold. I’ve seen both ITL and Boddingtons are highly rated. If anyone has used them or has any recommendations that would be great.
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telectrix
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I am very confused by this charger. The yellow LED in on, Battery Conditioning. What does that mean? Battery is fully charged, I think after 30 minutes. The yellow LED is still on. Makita needs to provide better documentation. Their lead blower runs out of juice on high after about 15...
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Matthewd29
Matthewd29
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Maybe a little odd but i’m so sick of wearing thick work trousers in hot weather, or worse people who have the heating on max. If anyone’s got any they would recommend that would be great, ideally they would have the hanging waist side pockets, the thinner material the better, id rather...
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Timbo
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Hi everyone, Any suggestion for an Earth Leakage Clamp Meter within a reasonable price?
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mydigitalhome
mydigitalhome
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Hi my names Adam and in wondering which are the best gland pliers (water pump pliers) and reasonably priced as my old one are in three pieces Kind regards Adam
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Matthewd29
Matthewd29
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Which is the better cordless drill between Milwaukee M18 4.0AH brushless cordless combi drill and Dewalt DCD778M2T-SFGB 18V 4.0AH brushless cordless combi drill?
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Matthewd29
Matthewd29
Dan
Just wondering which multifunctional testers you guys have, and how long have they lasted? Hoping this becomes a handy thread for you all. There seems to be a massive price difference between them all. But then I guess some do things others don't? Not sure. :) Let us know which multifunctional...
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Just bought 20 holders for a 12v-GU10 conversion job. Are they making the leads shorter now ? ! By the time they are enclosed in a Wago box .There is not a lot of cable left !
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nicebutdim
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Dave Appleby
Bit of a fun one. What non standard tools do you have that you find invaluable? For me a 1.5" paintbrush is my go to for mucky old sockets etc... Also, not sure if it's allowed. Got one of the below after a customer showed me one Bloody fantastic. Especially for oven element changes. NEBO...
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littlespark
littlespark
timhoward
Complete mental blank....Please someone tell me what are those hole cutters called.....you drill a small pilot hole, attach cutter either side like a nut and bolt, then with spanner or socket on top rotate the cutter and you get a near perfect burr free hole. I have a distant memory of using...
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Hello all, Can anyone a decent tool bag? I’ve found the quality seems to get poorer and poorer and nothing lasts! The threads break and bits fall off, straps break, zips break.... tried Stanley, CK.... Thanks! Dave
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domsta72
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I want to talk about the context to this first, I'm in my first year at college studying level 2 electrical installation and for Christmas my family got me a toolkit which had some tools , multimeter and a soldering iron. They didn't really know much about things like that and they wanted it to...
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Taylortwocities
Taylortwocities
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Came across this tiny old light meter tucked away in stores. There's a side button to change readings to X5. Shame the input glass is broken...but it still gives reading. It's getting on a bit......gives a light source factor for 'gas light'.
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Lucien Nunes
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Hello, Is it just me or is it harder to find external vents for extractor fans that come with fly screens? What has changed, is there some building regulation I am not aware off. The thought if a bare louvred grill just seems to be asking for bugs and creatures to come in.
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Electrical2go
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This is not me :) and no I am not Delroy either :) but saw this lad whom used to be a spraks and now going into tool retail so thought I would give a fellow celebrity sparks a bit of a forum shout out and wish him well in his new business up start ... https://loadout.shop/
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mattg4321
Anyone know if the reduced height, switched neutral Wylex RCBO's will fit in this enclosure? Planning to rip the all the devices out and start again with all RCBO, but don't want to change the enclosure. I seem to remember the newer Wylex boards have a different shaped flap on the lid? Maybe...
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Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson
mattg4321
Anyone had much luck with these? I fitted 2x to the same circuit that had been working fine for weeks with the standard Quinetic switch QUR303. First one gave disco effect and wouldn't turn off. Button on receiver turned red led indicator on and off but no effect on output Second one never...
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mattg4321
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Hi, We are installing electrical equipment into domestic houses. This equipment needs to be monitored 24/7 by an internet connection, back to our office. An ethernet port on the equipment allows this internet connection to be made. The equipment is not usually installed near the household...
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snowhead
snowhead
littlespark
Ive got a customer asking me about an LED strip around the perimeter of a bedroom. There is an existing coving which will be removed, and a new one fitted a little lower, with the LED tape hidden above the coving. She has mentioned that there is going to be a mural painted onto the ceiling and...
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forsythan
forsythan
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Well known TOOL TART asking a question , where can I get Elliot Lucas pliers insulated of course tried mast site , just wondering as I'm old School TIA
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telectrix
telectrix
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just wondering if anyone can recommend an MFT that doesn't suffer (much) from RCD uplift? my megger 1710 is definitely not on the list :angry:
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richy3333
richy3333
Algarve Sparky
Anyone had experience of this company and their cu fire suppression tubes ? https://www.------------/watch/?v=1778333502225904
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Algarve Sparky
Algarve Sparky
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Which is the best affordable cable cutter for at least up to 25mm2 copper conductor?
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ToonSparky
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Hi, the below says a washing machine is 800W.... https://unboundsolar.com/solar-information/power-table ...is that the average power over the whole thing including spin? How much power does one typically draw during the spin phase?
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telectrix
telectrix
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Hi everyone, Is there a preferring invoicing app which you use? I am a programmer and wondered if there are features which you would like on an invoicing app. For example, instead of having to type the job description each time, there could be pre loaded common jobs which you select from. I...
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JasonB
Just started on my Level 2 & 3 courses for 2365 but i am slowly looking to build up my tools ready.. I was looking for recommendations on screwdrivers and side cutters etc. to start with. I know Wera & Knipex brands are popular But i was looking to get maybe C.K cutters etc. to start with...
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JasonB
JasonB
bigspark17
Looking at purchasing a wall chaser and hoover set and wondered what brands were being used with members and if you were happy with the kit. happy to buy good quality would prefer a bagless hoover if this is an option would like blades that last and dont cost the earth to replace Thanks :)
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