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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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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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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 have a new LiFePo4 battery arriving. It has the BMS a built in, however the means of communication is via this pig tail. I could not copy 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’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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Hi there. Recently our bathroom extractor fan broke, so I got a new one but I'm having difficulty wiring it (homeowner DIY guy here). So... there...
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Any recommendations on good quality flush mounted PIR sensor that work well? Need to install one in a upper market property, and had some poor...
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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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Good Morning all, I am a new member, initially drawn to the forums by the technical help given by you guys and any potential help I may be able...
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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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Morning Ive been asked to help out with recruitment of electricians at work and Im having trouble with some of the CVs we are getting. My...
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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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Hi, I wish to solder in a room that hs no windows going externally...their are windows but only to internal. But it also has a ~12cm diam metal...
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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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WE ARE LOOKING TO PURCHASE ANY MERLIN OR SCHNEIDER 4 POLE MCCB'S FROM 100 AMPS TO 1600 AMPS CASH PURCHASE - COLLECTION ARRANGED - WE LOOK FORWARD...
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I'm looking at getting a cheap laser level, anybody use the heupar or tacklife ones? are they up to the job or not?
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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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I'm revamping the kitchen electrics, 1980's property. Majority of the sockets have a couple of cables going in/out of them, with the only...
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I purchased a no neutral smart switch to replace my current light switch, but I’m not sure if I’m able to wire it up safely... The existing...
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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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Good morning knowledge base. I have a project involving auto electrical (so 12V DC, or 13.8V on a good day) and LED lighting. I have a pair LED...
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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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Current Situation: I have three 20amp breakers with 12 AWG in the main panel. Each wire ends in a 3x2.5” metal box along with one neutral wire...
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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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Earlier I unplugged my outdoor camara and noticed a bunch of rust on both pins of the plug.. The rust is mainly at the base of the pins closest to...
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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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Hi all, I hope you can help me please. I had solar system installed nearly 2 months ago and my installer turned out to be cowboy despite having...
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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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Existing double gang socket in the corner of a kitchen on a dedicated 12m length above ceiling 2.5 final circuit to CU, was used for a WM and a...
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Recently bought a none contact voltage tester and decided to use it on a few things around the house but a metal bedroom light is lighting up red...
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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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So I decided to do my 18th edition after needing to renew my ecs card and they wouldn’t until I Did it. My company decided to put me on the 4 day...
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Hi! What is the best way to connect an RGB wire to a RGB connector. I mean, are there quick connectors to attach to a RGB cable without solding...
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I’m running an EV charging system in a garage it’s a 50 amp circuit 6 gauge wire can be Romax or in conduit Romax is cheaper but not an issue...
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Hi guys, this is my first post here. So I'm 31 years old. Been in the same dead end job for 8 years now, which pays the bills and can go out once...
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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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Gold card spark who has now switched to an office role and I'm looking to progress my career by gaining knowledge of related systems etc and Fire...
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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 Everyone, I am just about to start my NVQ soon. I have a problem I need to work on a site doing electrics to pass my NVQ. If anyone can help or...
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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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Hi, started my 305 design project and just wondering do I need to pick out luminaries for inside the pool aswell?
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So I’ve recently started my level 3 course and I’m doing electrical system designs the one with the hotel extension and pool and cafe block I’ve...
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Hi I’m just in the process of my L3 and have come around to doing the C&G Unit 104 Design Project. Does anybody have any recommendations of design...
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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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Installing a small above ground pool with a 1/2HP 120v pool pump. The house is older and has no grounding system that I can tell. Outlets are...
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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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I’ve completed 2365 Level 2. Im booked to do my 18th edition. How important would it be to do testing & inspecting before the EV course? I...
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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 to all, I have got dual pump set Grandfos Magna1 installed. Those pumps can be constantly running when paired wirelessly. However, I would...
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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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I have a light switch where the CPC has been used for a lighting circuit and sleeved. Previously I would give this a C3 (411.3.1.1) and leave a...
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Good morning, I make my CV I apply for couple jobs but not answer, because I’m not have experience and I’m from different Nationalities.. I’m...
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Can I please check my understanding on the following. My ring is wired in 2.5mm T&E. It is on a 32 amp MCB and protected by an RCD. I am now...
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Good morning I have just purchased a Hammond Organ On inspecting the plug I see the mains Lead is just twin core In order to get the organ pat...
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About to re sit testing section of am2. Am I required to test phase rotation at the incoming switch and also the 3 phase socket and motor. Just...
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I need to run electrical conduit through an existing foundation. here is the catch. The exterior of the foundation is clad in fieldstone and has...
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Hi, I've recently done a Level 2&3 Electrical Installation course, and since come to the quick conclusion it's not worth the paper it's printed...
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Hi All I represent MK Electric, based in Basildon. We are looking to engage with a small group of local electricians, so those happy to travel to...
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Hello, We moved into our house 2 years ago and until recently the kitchen lights worked fine. The LED strip lights are on a dimmer switch, when...
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I've seen similar questions but not one that specifically answers my question. I have a Moixa battery system in my house that uses a clamp...
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Hey hey, never been much of a full on handybkan tho wires and cables always been pretty good at but I don't think I've ever failed at anything I...
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Hi all and please forgive me if this has been asked many times before, I'm trying to purchase and get installed by one of the national...
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just wondering what are people’s recommendation on labelling machines? I’ve been looking at the following from screwfix...
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Hi All Whilst carrying out some testing today I had the following messages on my Kewtech KT64DL. L - N >20ohms - this was on the ring on only...
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My customer wants to fit round sockets and switches. He has sent me a link to the back boxes that are required. A few questions.. 1. Has anyone...
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I've got a large USA artist music tour starting soon across Europe so we're having to sort out lots of reducer transformers etc, no big deal. But...
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Here’s an interesting one: Plastic bath tub, full of water, being heated by a submersible element, plugged into a mains extension (so a plug...
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We're moving to Ireland this fall from the US and wondering about wiring a few outlets in some rooms for US outlets. I have a KitchenAid mixer I'd...
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My customer wants to fit a large 12V chiller at her farm. The supplier has said it is 12V and 80A. A couple of questions.. 1. What sort of...
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With rising energy costs small differences in cost, are getting larger. So assuming a well insulated tank & not much water being used during the...
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Hi all new here and hoping for some advice. I had added a new room to my house and want to add new spotlights and a new switch to the lighting...
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Ok so live in 89 mobile home ugh I really need lots of work but I'm on disability and I cannot afford electrician but I've been working with all...
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Hello all. First post. DIYer. Know enough to be dangerous (LOL). It seems "standard" blue PVC boxes here in the US are 2.25" wide and depth can...
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Just wondered what others think about this one. From my pov at least incoming meter tails need changing. Single insulated and probably under sized.
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I am planning to replace battery powered door bell with one of these mains powered sets...
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Hello All, first time posting to the site. I am electrical engineering for a design firm that specializes in moveable bridge inspections and...
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Im an apprentice spark and have been sent to look at some bonding work at a restaurant as apparently staff have occasionally been getting shocks...
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Just a quick question. This might sound like a stupid question so apologises. I'm slightly confused with the regs 18th edition when it comes to...
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Hello! I want to replace this very old looking 2 Gang Switch (all one way). The left switch is for an exhaust fan and the right a light. I...
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Hello all.. I have been considering CCTV for a while. We have had a few break ins recently, so it's time to actually do it! I'd like to try and...
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First post and Newly qualified, been asked to complete an EIC/EICR on a property after previous electrician carried out the work but never gave a...
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Want to sell some ladders. Pics below. They are all EN131. Good condition. The large yellow one is 8 step with a platform. The red one is a three...
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Just had one this morning..... Very nice part of North London. I'm outside stripping out / re installing terrible installed security lights etc...
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Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. Several years ago I purchased an older 1971 home (aluminum wiring that has since been fixed with al/cu...
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Hi! I am self-installing some 8' LED rope-like lighting in my basement on the ceiling. I have 3 of these 8' lights, which will be joined by 2...
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Every time oven gets to temperature it trips the RCD. Thought the oven must be knackered so got a new one. That does the exact same thing. Any...
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Anyone aware of an Inverter with export limitation with wireless CT's? My tails are in the cupboard under the staris and cannot easily have cables...
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Hi there, I'm looking for advice on getting into the solar industry. I will soon be completing my NVQ 3 and aim to get my testing and inspection...
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So after reading through some of the threads on here, I think its worth mentioning why you all pay so much at CEF.....I'm a former employee who...
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Hi. Looked at a job this morning for remedial work on an EICR. The inspection has noted the plastic consumer unit within the hallway cupboard and...
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Hi all, Hoping for a little advice. I work in the Asbestos industry and we manufacture mobile decontamination units we follow the HSE 247 that...
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Hi, Thought i'd join the forum and maybe help those that need it. I'm an 18th Edition Electrical Technician working in the commercial/industrial...
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hi guys looking to start working into commercial sites as a electrcian mate /trainee /apprentice after i have finished my level 2,3 and 18...
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Well I'm confused ! 🤔 Just went to isolate some kind of antique shower pump thingy in a bathroom for a plumber mate but the switch to it in the...
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At my board everything is RCD protected. I have built a shed off the side of the house, I was going to drill through into the house in order to...
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Hi All, I have few Heaters need to be operated with one switch. But every time when I turend on, heates go to standby, then I...
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I have two 40A swa cables from my main house consumer unit. This consumer unit serves the whole house and the two swa cables serve two consumer...
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Hi All, I have been having an odd issue with My Horstmann Electronic 7. It had been working normally and then I found that the display had turned...
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If you were wiring 8 gangs of 2 way light switches. Would you wire 8 independent circuits, so 8 no. 3 core between switches. Or would you run a...
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Hi, I hope that someone here might be able to put my mind at rest. I have an engineering mind and a reasonable understanding of electical work...
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Im considering installing a Digital Shower (not pumped, just controlled) during my Bathroom Refit. Im looking for the best option for powering the...
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Note i am not affiliated with this site at all, get no kickbacks for recommending it etc. This site has loads of practice exams for the 18th...
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Hi All I’m looking to get into the electrical industry. I’m 41 years old and after a 17 year career in IT (and a huge change in personal...
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Hi guys. Been to look at a job today to replace old wylex board. Feed to unit seen in pictures fed from garage. It 16mm twin and earth. I’m...
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SNMP or Modbus TCP/RTU Protocols to connect the PLC to external HMI LCD HMI LCD with graphical representation & ability of issue control commmands...
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Hi there. I'm a DIYer. Just bought a house with a double garage that has just one socket in it; and it seems to be just a single spur direct from...
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Hi all. My downstairs lights are taking very long to light up after I switch them on….can take 20+ secs for the light to actually light up after...
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Hi all, while working on the bonding task of the L2 G&G I assumed the supplementary bonding CPC should be 4mm2 due to the table in the OSG...
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Select (Scottish) Certification Scheme Question on volt drop from 2391
Hi all, I have worked out the volt drop on other questions using the formula mVxAxM. had no issues, but this question below has just fried whats...
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NAPIT Certification Scheme 18th edition training
18th edition qualification. Hi NAPIT have suspended my registration until I get the 18th edition exam. Whats the easiest/cheapest way to do...
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Any one know the size of the old imperial conduit box screws ?? I don't have callipers. They look to me like 5/16" screws any help appreciated
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What kind of earthing system do you think this is? Strikes me as TNS (Paper lead incommer) but the earth coming out of the head makes it look like...
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Hi. I have a UK customer that has an agricultural building that will have a Diesel TPN generator supplying a corn dryer electrical installation...
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I am trying to add additional exterior lights to me car. The battery is located to the rear of the car, rather than trailing wires right through...
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Hi I’m hoping to find some good advice from those experienced in the electrical industry. I’m 23 and from Birmingham, I completed my level 2 and...
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How to Apply to gain access to trainee forum - reason - I am studying C&G level 3 through trade skills 4 U. I want to discuss / get help with my...
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I've just moved into a new flat and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the underfloor heating turned on. The thermostats are the...
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I am looking on behalf of one of my customers they would like a regular 1 day a week visit from a spark to do fairly normal stuff. new sockets...
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hi there can anybody help ive brought a house in spain and need a bolletin to say the electrics are ok the fact is there not if i remove the 2...
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Hello ladies and gents , Simple question , where in the regs book would It discuss or what does it say about clipping direct 1.5mm t&e in the...
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The other night, neighbour knocked my door. She said she'd gone to use their outdoor tap, and she thought she'd got a shock. Went and had a look...
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Am I certified to sign off/do certs for a fuse board if I've completed my Level 2 and level 3 city and guilds (2365) electrical installation...
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Hi All I have an issue with my shower and I suspect it's the solenoid. The original fault is that the shower either wouldn't switch on at all, or...
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I have a recessed can light (Halo H7ICT) that recently stopped working. I checked the breaker, tried a new bulb, and ended up replacing the socket...
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My central heating is working fine and if I demand water, then I get a small supply of hot water within an hour. The problem is my water does not...
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Hi there, I'm trying to wire an extractor fan (Manrose 4" / 100mmm with timer) I don't have too much knowledge about Electricity but I'm very keen...
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Hi, I'm designing a wireless switching system for a cattle water trough. I'm looking for a float switch which would send a wireless signal to a...
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I'm a homeowner and looking for some advice. We have taken on a house renovation and had an electrician do a rewire. The second fix has just been...
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