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FIXRADIO - Tunes Request Thread - The ElectriciansForums.net official unofficial tunes request and shout-out thread. This isn't something we've organised with FIXRADIO officially. So it's the unofficial official tunes request thread. If you really really want a tune on, use the usual...
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ElectriciansForums.net was launched 2007-ish. Under the domain ElectriciansForums.co.uk. We changed our domain to suit the traffic we were getting in 2019, and this is the same for TilersForums.com and PlumbersForums.net. Members get access to the forum for free. You just sign up an account...
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FIXRADIO are looking for 20 nominations for their Electricians Category So please do nominate yourself (we can't nominate on your behalf, we haven't the time, and love you all the same we couldn't pick just 20 ;) but I'm sure other people can nominate on your behalf if you want to nominate each...
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Please add your electrical business to our directory, it's free, and should get you calls coming in @Lou and I have been working on the electricians directory for a week or so now. And we're pretty much complete. We now need you guys and gals to add your businesses to it for us to tweak it some...
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The government published their response to the RHI consultation today, and generally its good news for small systems ASHP - capped at 20,000 kWh gross tariff to rise to 10.02p/kWh GSHP - capped at 30,000 kWh gross tariff to rise to 19.55p/kWh Biomass - capped at 25,000 kWh gross tariff to rise...
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Hi all I have a viridian solar clearline v200 controller which has failed. The warranty on the unit is 2 years and it's 2.5 years old. Having spoken to them they aren't willing to help me at all and no longer stock the controller so I can't replace it. Honestly Viridian Solar are just useless...
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I'm going to make a solar power control system, I haven't decided the hardware platform yet, I hope someone can give me some advice.
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I have a solar iboost and the main box has no display, voltage going in is fine but nothing coming out, it's 3-4 years old. Water is heating through the boiler but not through the iboost, do I need a new unit
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The iBoost diverting Solar power to the immersion heater in the water tank is not working properly. I have: Successfully paired the sender (with new batteries) to the meter. Switched the meter off and on again to reconfigure the system: This has resulted in a message which reads: "iBoost...
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Apparently solarplicity have gone bust today. Anyone seen this coming? I heard some bad feedback from them
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Any advice, id like an off grid set up something that could handle 500w-1kw 230v ac load. If any1 knows of a website that could design and supply materials that would be great :)
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Hi Guys, We are working with a client who has for a number of years used a 10Kw Bergy wind turbine for household power...with lead-acid batteries( which did extremely well) plus a 10Kw generator as a auto backup service. The new power system will see a proper micro grid in place with a new...
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Hi All I’m new to the group and not actually an electrician. But please don’t hold that against me! I’m after some advice please. I’ve come to a point in my building renovation where we are about to install a heat pump. Stiebel Elton WPL 25AS the forms for the pump had been filled in and sent...
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Hello solar forum, I don't often post in here! My shed has had solar power for the last 2 years. It has a 120W solar panel, PWM charge controller (see pic below) and a 105aH non-sealed deep cycle battery. I have not been looking after the battery properly and let the levels get too low for too...
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I have had a Sunnyboy 4000-TL 20 for 7 years now and I am getting an error every few minutes which is PE connection missing (9) I have a Sunny Beam monitor which shows the power going up in a nice curve on a very sunny day but the power seems to drop when the system is generating more than...
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My NIBE F2015 air source heat pump which is only 7 years old has an apparent fan motor failure. The fan turns freely and the motor starter capacitor has been replaced but the unit will still not run. Any suggestions for a fix?
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I have had a solar PV system for 7 years now and the 4kw Sunny Boy 4000Tl-200 inverter is coming up with errors. My SunnyBeam logger is showing the inverter cutting out whenever it goes above 2kw on a sunny day. I got an electrician out who says that my Inverter needs replacing however as my MCS...
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Hi all, Has anyone installed this air source heat pump. I found it on ebay 12000 BTU HEAT PUMP INVERTER SPLIT AIR CONDITIONING CONDITIONER WALL MOUNT UNIT | eBay -...
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Hi , anyone have a good background in using inverters in off grid system or possible mains & off grid with changeover switch.? After some info on working out sizing/fusing of inverter, preferably 12vdc-230v ac or maybe 24v dc-230v ac depending on cost and performance differences. Hope for some...
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Hi, I'm looking at installing a solar water system for a friend. He runs a B&B so has much higher hot water needs during the summer, and also a very high annual bill for heating and water. So it seems like he's ideally suited for a solar thermal system to at least reduce the costs. We live in...
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During the summer months I'm sure solar thermal performances are pretty decent, but what about the winter months?
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I'm only asking out of curiosity I am not an electrician or PV specialist I'm just a consumer and I have panels on my roof and and inverter in the loft and something else in the consumer unit. (Noob) I know nothing about them The landlord got some government funding a few years back and put...
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Hello, I can see this forum is not very well attended - understandably in the UK given our woeful tariff scheme! Just thought I would post that I have joined these forums recently and I have 15 years worth of experience in solar thermal so if anyone has any Qs they haven't asked because of the...
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Hi Guys, I have installed an Airflow BV400 mechanical ventilation heat recovery unit for a builder I do work for. It was installed with the boost function being activated from the no voltage contact. This time I am installing an Airflow Adroit system but he wants it switching from the switched...
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looking at replacing this unit anyone recommend an upgrade or direct replacement ?
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What is the vat rate when you purchase materials for solar. Is it 5% or 20%. I have been told that the rate to the customer for the job is 5%. Is this correct?? Obviously the vat is claimed back weather its 5 or 20 on materials. Any help would be great
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What is a normal specification for a 12v screened 'control' cable for a heat pump please?
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Just got an email from Euroheat saying that they have closed their doors. One of the best, knowledgeable distributors supplying HDG and SHT log and pellet boilers. Sad to see them go. Victim of the RHI mess (similar to the FiT Mess)
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Some interesting advances in solar thermal fluid, graphene-based thermal fluid. Anybody come across this yet?
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Hi Chaps Starting 3 new builds shortly. Had brief chat with plumber today over phone, mentioned that an air source heat pump will be part of the set up. Pressurised system with buffer tank, UFH ground floor & rads first floor. It's a first but never had anything to do with air source heat...
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How do modern digital power meters respond to 'burst fire' or PWM controlled loads , ie Immersun etc, feeding export power to immersion heaters? Taking for example a 3kW load, and 2kW export surplus. With the 'burst fire' system, switching blocks of full wave power, the meter would register...
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Having long thought of Combi boilers as the work of the Devil, Im finally coming around to the thought that they might not be quite so bad. I still have my elderly Baxi Solo at home feeding a gravity hot water set up and primatic tank but in my static caravan I have a Morco Combi that produces...
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Hi guys, Does anybody know what the rules are concerning new builds and heating systems. Currently going through planning application for a new build and I have heard that gas central heating systems are no longer allowed by a guy from the council and that we need to have a heat pump system...
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This has been rumbling on for several months. DECC finally announced a consultation yesterday which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-renewable-heat-incentive-a-reformed-and-refocused-scheme Biomass will also take a hit. The strategic thinking behind this is...
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As we are approaching the deadline for 2014/15 income tax returns I was wondering whether RHI income in a domestic scenario should be declared on a tax return? The Government introduced specific legislation to make FIT income tax free, but has not made similar provision for RHI income as...
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Can anyone tell me if there are grants for air to air source heat pumps. I have an community hall to price for and customer wants to go for air conditioning. I want to go for ASHP with fan assist heaters. Any ideas Thanks
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Worcester has got me interested in finding out more about an air-water heat pump. Needs to be suitable for a property with 200m2 total floor area. Does anyone out there have any good experiences or recommendations?
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Despite saving of £700m out of the total budget - by restructuring the scheme, the recent spending review gave confirmation that based on current best estimates (i.e they'll be wildy off) the Domestic RHI scheme will run until 2021, it will be significantly restructured during late 2016. See...
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Hi So I've a project coming up where I need to Move a Fuseboard which is Split On peak with One rcd for The Flat ring and off peak Storage heaters . no rcd . Its Dated 2001 so the fuseboard will need to be replaced With a split board with 2 rcd's for on peak Power and lights etc . I've a few...
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On hols in southern Italy and aircon has just gone down when 28 degrees indoors and all apertures shut to keep out mosquitos. Multiple indoor units with one outdoor unit which is Ferroli showing error code 41. Repair man cannot be got on Sunday night. By any chance does anyone know what error 41 is?
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I think I have bumped into a small disconnect between the two schemes. Architect designed new-build / self-build. I install and commission ASHP and solar thermal. Client moves in a few days later. Client applies for domestic RHI a few days after that. Solar thermal application going through...
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Hi all, tomorrow morning I'm going with a plumber to check over a solar thermal install, all I know us there's error 1 flashing and a red light. Apparently resetting no longer works. I'm guessing there'll be a dual stat setup so will make sure these are chatting as they should anyone got any...
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Just wondering if anyone has fitted many and what you thought would be the better make to go for? Heatsava, vent axia, kair. Cheers
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Happy New year all. Just wondering what your thoughts are on this. We've been doing a bit of biomass and have been gearing up for a big year but with the current oil price we're not too sure what to expect. The RHI still makes the transition worthwhile and plenty of customers want to get off...
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has come across this type of situation. I have had an inquiry from a client with a converted house which is now 4 flats all have had individual ASHPs installed, but each flat is on a sub-meter from the original MPAN meter. I understand that the MPAN is recorded...
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Talking to guy yesterday who cancelled his biomass boiler due to the pellets giving of carbon monoxide. Anyone heard of this.
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Hi fellas, Anyone any experience of wiring the biomass boiler in the following link? ETA Heiztechnik GmbH - ETA PC 20, 25 and 32 kW I've wired loads of standard S Plan, Y plan, multi zone anf UFH systems but never a biomass. The existing gas boiler system has two heating zone valves and a dhw...
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I am a little lost with this one. New build with solar PV and ASHP. My GDA says he cannot issue me an EPCbecause its a new build and he not qualified. My standard EPC assessor cannot do it because he not qualified for heat pumps, who does? Confused
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Hope OK to post here New build project. Property having detached double garage with an all electric studio flat above. The garage will be wired via u/g SWA sub-main. The AHSP for the house will be sited by the detached garage. At this point in time I'm proposing to wire the ASHP from the...
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Hi folks, I know this is the Electricians forum and this may be more relevant to a plumbers forum, but I wondered if I could get some advice or suggestions from you guys. We`ve recently had a 3.5KW solar PV system fitted and it's working a treat, and I spent a considerable amount of time...
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Over a year ago I started an Infra Red heating business but because of something else taking up all my time I have decide to sell it on . I'm not asking for a lot , just enough to re-cope my investment. If your interested then please have a look at .www.iglooheat.co.uk...
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Hopefully the children have all gone to bed and there can be serious discussion of this. The rules on sustainability and registration of supply will have quite a number of implications. It may also deter some of those I have had heresay of. There have already been bad experiences with the...
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Just wondering how you rate pellet suppliers, just looking at bagged palletised options at the moment. I'm looking for one with a helpful delivery driver, ideally with one of those mini forklifts on the back of the lorry, bit of an uphill run for a pallet jack...
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