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Hi all, So I’ve been having a strange fault in my house which has just appeared over the past few days. About a month ago I moved my pc set up...
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Yes that one again - been answered a millions times BUT often the answer is do what the MI say. I have the Enlite DLM982x and it doesn't specify...
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Hi Can anyone tell what the latest firmware no is for Megger MFT 1730 Thanks in advance best Tom
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Evening all.... My son is 14, he seems to be taking ultra long baths and showers and the bath/shower room is drenched afterwards. I have just...
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Absolute nowhere else for it to go /be fitted etc . How naughty in reality ??
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I've been told I need to upgrade the main earth bonding to 16mm. The consumer unit is on the wall adjacent to the externally mounted incoming...
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We have this type of "mechanical" timer switch to control our central heating, which is Potterton combi boiler. The switch keeps failing after 2-3...
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Want to install a Ring Floodlight Pro at an angle (say, at almost right angle to wall). Is there a suitable 90 degree bracket that might suit...
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Morning, just checking a lighting circuit on a house, I have the main earth disconnected and still get a zs reading of 2.2 ohms. No evidence of an...
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Hi all, Last month I moved into a flat that is on an economy 9 tariff and meter (it has wet heating). In this scenario, I have one consumer unit...
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Hi folks, it turns out my Friedland chime must be really old (going by mercury switch and white wiring!) and I'm struggling to fit a Ring...
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I have a 3 lamp fitting in bedroom with led lamps which emit a very slight glow even when switched off.When I switch on light in adjacent bedroom...
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With fossil fuel energy on its way out, I have been trying to come up with a way to save the energy we now use. Here is what I came up with. May...
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Hey there, I'm here to ask about receiving some careers advice. Last year I was studying Level 3 Electrical Installation and after completing and...
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I had a faintly funny situation today. At the end of another job, the happy customer said "By the way my outside lamp comes on, and then flashes...
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Does any one have a link or know where I can find the diagram I’ve seen that lays out what rcd devices you can and cannot have up/downstream of...
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Hi all, looking for some matte black accessories for a second fix, can’t seem to find any that make a 1 gang intermediate switch or rj45 data...
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Hi everyone! Wanting to upgrade MFT, looking into the "FLUKE 1664" and the "MEGGER 1845"... Just wondering if anyone has experience with both and...
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Hi all. Just introducing myself, I recently qualified as a domestic installer, after many years of doing basic electrical work. I wanted the...
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Hi all, relatively new to the wireless stuff. looking for a smallish 1 channel 1000W switching unit to put into several individual enclosures to...
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This is more a challenge to myself and why not for some of you as well. I will try to make it myself alone but... it will be easier and faster...
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I'm looking for suggestions, please (as a retired electrician but still active in the voluntary sector). The scenario is a group of 4 log cabins...
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I'm guessing the vast majority of us fall into 3 categories. Those registered with the NIC, those with Napit and those not registered, so this may...
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Hi Absolutely 0 knowledge of this so excuse language / terms / explanation. Electric only ground floor 2 bed flat ( 3 external walls) On peak...
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I'm looking for the best and long lasting cable for my commericial building please suggest me the best brand cable and specification . Thanks...
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We've had a simple solar hot water system for about 6 months now and it was working fine in that time but just recently it's not turning the pump...
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I see in the UK that RCBO's are more becoming a standard installation now. I might be missing something obvious here but I've been wondering why...
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thinking now am2 is all about making money from people right i have left resits 1 swa and sy 2 knowledge exams 3 testing 4 faults passed the...
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A combi is heating 5 ufh zones downstairs and 1 radiator zone upstairs. It has a two port valve for each. My question is, would you fit this with...
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hello. i need to run power to a cabin that is 350 feet from the service pole in our driveway. the problem is voltage drop. the service pole is 150...
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Hi. A client would like undercabinet lights in her new kitchen but there's no way to bring a lighting cable across the large space without...
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Hello Everyone My Name Is Arif Patel, I'M New In This Forum Please Guide Me. I am a 32-year-old travel blogger from Preston, UK. And Dubai UAE is...
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Hi I have a mains wired doorbell with the chime in the hallway. Parents are elderly and dont hear the bell all the time. I want to run two wires...
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Hi All, I have replaced two outside 240V 60 watt halogen bayonet bulbs with two 240V 10 watt LED globes but the LED globes are extremely dull...
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Can I wire two 30 amp inlets into the same bypass circuit panel? I want to have an inside and outside inlet.
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Is it acceptable to run mini trunking as shown in the pic? To my mind it would be safer (and slightly less ugly) to have a drop from each socket...
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Anyone installing ecodan heat pumps? Best cable type for wiring from rotary to heat pump unit? Trying to stay away from swa due to limited space...
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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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ATS For generator to supply warehouse when Mains Failure, a PFC Panel is in place on the Main Supply. Will this need to be Off when generator is...
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What's this all about? Sound deadening? Haven't seen this before,. Apart from that how do you delete a post?
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Very appreciated forum. Washer earth trips RCCB unless it is rocked back & forwards aggressively. This is a struggle. One brush had worn...
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Hi all i have just recently watched the NAPIT webinar on SPD’s and it says a Type 1 SPD device should be installed in premises supplied by...
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Hi We would like to try and remove our fitted wardrobe and the first challenge I can see, being a bit clueless with this sort of thing, is the...
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The room where we’re going to install a Smart TV has an existing cable jack but on the wrong side of the room. I want to convert the cable jack to...
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Just need some advice on this one - i wont be doing the work myself - but wanted to understand what could be done in my situation without chasing...
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I am upgrading an old 100A semi flush outdoor overhead panel to 200A solar ready, panel. Was looking at Square D SC2040M200PF, but this appears...
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Hi Friends, I bought a house and trying to add lamps to the outside. There are cables wires all around my stucco walls and the end of them just...
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Neff oven trips rcd every few weeks at about 5pm…tea time,when oven set to high temp.and temp. rising,..not sure if set temp. has been reached...
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Do you need cross bonding. Main gas and water incoming is plastic and all circuits are on RCBOs
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Hi all, I'm new here but have posted on Hobby-machinist and Practicalmachinist forums. I want to wire up an electrical box for a milling machine...
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Hello, I am on Economy 7 and I have storage heaters and a hot water tank connected to a separate CU for my off-peak usage. The timer that switches...
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Hi All, Kit is Solis RHI 3.6k 5G inverter and two LG Chem RESU 6.5k combined with an LG RESU+ box, which is a CAN comms gateway and busbars. I...
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Hi All, Main issue is as per title: inverter is stuck in Off-Grid mode. I used Self Use over the summer, which worked well, priority PV order...
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Hello gents I'm just after some clarification, I have a kitchen light fitting that uses a 2D 28W compact fluoresent lamp that I'd like to...
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Hi anyone got any advice on the best cable tracer Currently we have a fluke tracer but it seems to pick up everything apart from the cable we are...
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hi guys i'm trying to get my head round the following setup growatt TL3 5kW 3 phase string inverter 14 panels @ 395W Spa3000 TL ac coupled...
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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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Hey guys. So, I'm building a lower consumption pc for a pfsense router. The build is done, tested it last night, went through some configuring and...
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guys i have a question regarding gse in roof trays (portrait) and ja solar 395w all black panels GSE say the 395's fit but they dont according to...
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Checkout the latest case study from RF Solutions: The SWITCHLINK is an RF wireless switching system ideal for outdoor lighting remote control...
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Hi all, I really hope this is the correct place in the forum. tldr; Oven and boiler take turns to trip the breaker, but I don't think it's either...
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Could i get some thoughts pls Podpoint 7KW untethered installed 2 yrs ago, working fine with EQC mercedes. Solar panel installed 3 yrs ago. Last...
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What cell phone technologies use different types of batteries and have been commercialized over the last two years?
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What Electric car technologies use different types of batteries and have been commercialized over the last two years?
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Have been asked by a customer to fit prepayment meters in a house divided into flats. Not seen the job yet,but told each flat has a cu.Have been...
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Hi guys wondering if you could help? I have just installed a new fuseboard with rcbos and spd. During the install I noticed that the lighting...
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Hi, I've just joined as I need some help. I have bought a two bedroom flat that I will be renovating and this is my first time. I'm just trying to...
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I can't find any really up to date threads on whether we have to fit AFDD's. I am specifically talking about in a domestic premise. I can see...
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Hi, I currently have halogen downlighting in bathroom each light with an individual transformer. One of the transformers has gone now and I have...
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Getting out of the game and want to get rid of these as i don't need them anymore. Paid £174 for the BS7671, OSG + GN3 bundle and £22 for the T&I...
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Hi! Career mechanic here- and I have an Electrical Technology certificate from Long Beach City College. Looking for help with upgrade of old...
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Afternoon all. Apologies if this is a stupid question. I'm currently half part way through completing 2391 (second exam tonight) - so may be...
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I’ve been asked if I know anything about lifts. Elevators. A customer of mine has got a job at one of the local country houses and he’s looking...
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Hi We are due to attend a solar and battery storage course next week and we want to get the most out of it is there any advice anyone can give on...
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Hi all, I have booked a date for my compex & I am looking to source material I can use to revise to help me pass. Any relevant material will...
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Recently my RCCB keeps keeps tripping intermittently. It can happen between several hours to few days when a trip will occur. During the trips, no...
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Hello all, hope you're having a good weekend! I'm just doing a bit of CPD. I've just watched the Napit webinar on AFDD's (02/11/22). I'll be...
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Hi Everyone, I am Looking for an opportunity as an electricians mate in Leeds area. I have recently got my Level 2 C&G electrical installations...
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Hello, I’m adding an in-line foot switch for this interesting italian floor lamp. It has 2 bulbs, max 60w each according to sticker on lamp...
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I'm just curious what an independent domestic electrician should be paid daily in the Midlands while being subbed jobs from another domestic...
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Hi All Struggling to install a bog standard light switch due to getting confused by different coloured cables. I'm an avid DIY but never had...
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Average house in California, 1400 square feet, totally rebuilt 14 years ago. Turn on some appliance and watch all the lights in the house flicker...
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Here is my issues. Woke up this am, no power to TV and wall plugs. I used a RT210 Outlet tester and it came back as HOT/GRN REV. I checked all...
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After some advice please, I`m gas safe registered and have to do safe isolation to TB118. It`s a new build site and the fast blow fuses were...
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I've done my research to find the correct components but it kinda messy.. Does anyone have experience with dimming outdoor lights, specifically...
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I recently tore down all the wiring in my grandfather’s garage he wired himself and i’m genuinely surprised it didn’t burn to the ground after 40+...
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We do not have an outlet in the area behind the oven. Our current oven is hard wired. There is an outlet just above the counter near the oven...
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Hello, Currently, I have a chandelier in my dining room. I want replace the lighting with 2 pendant lights in a single 120 volts junction box. Is...
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I've been having problems with a hot water circulation system. It worked last winter and is connected to a wall mounted thermostat for radiant...
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Hello all. I am trying to get 125 amps 3 phase back to a paintball field to power an electric air compressor. I have a 3 phase 120/240v PG and...
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Hello, I need some help with this vie connected up a floodlight camera to a lighting circuit in a garage but when trying to setup the camera it...
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I’m looking to add a new light and with a switch to a old property with older wiring techniques I have not come across. From looking the cables...
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hi guys i'm new toi the forum but hoping someone can shed some light on this issue, my daughter moved into her house last year and all was fine...
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I have absolutely zero experience with MVHR. The issue I have in my own home is as follows. Log fired burner in kitchen supplies hot water and...
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The MDF is holding the tales .The tales are only just offering enough support to stop the Incomer from dropping off ! Proper old school , those...
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I've just started at a new church and the electrics are bit of a shambles. I'm not going to be touching them as I'm not qualified, but one thing I...
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Ever since I was little, I've wanted to be an electrician. Today, I want the same thing, but I've made some educational moves that might be...
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Qualified electrician has installed Zappi car charger outside house. Grid incoming goes to DNO cutout then to SPD then to meter then to henley...
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I know there are many MFT's out there which can test SPD's, but they all cost thousands of pounds, and I personally can't justify that cost which...
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Hi, I bought a car battery charger and plugged it on my car battery to test it (normal battery not AGM). my battery was probably already fully...
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Hi, I'm very new to electrical but I'm ready to learn. For my first project I'm looking to setup 2 shelf racks with four shelves each and about...
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Hi Weird problem. I’m replacing plug sockets. I isolate the circuit for the particular sockets at the fuse board so it is safe to swap out. All...
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Hi all, In July I had a PodPoint Solo installed at my house. It was a secondhand unit from my father in law. I've just recently realised it's...
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Okay, this is probably going to be a really stupid question, but I'm hoping someone can point out my error. We have spotlights all over our...
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Hi All, Newbie to the forum. I am planning to add solar power to my house and would like some advice regarding options with adding and inverter...
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Hi there, Wondered if someone could advise as not good with electrics! I have an expensive Xmas tree which is pre lit. It decided not to light...
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Hi, I have a new Dyno-Glo Garage Heater that I connected to the breaker, and it won't turn on. Multimeter reads 120V going at each node in the...
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I have a 2-gang box in my home, built in 2019. 1st switch controls a ceiling light (flush mount LED). 2nd switch controls a ceiling exhaust fan...
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Hi, The current carrying capacity tables in the BS 7671 for twin and earth cables are only for buildings that have thermal insulation. I'm...
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Hi all, I’m hoping you can shed some light on a problem I found. Please be gentle, I’m an industrial spark, not a domestic spark. I’ve been...
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Hi all Recently we've been having a few issues with smoke and heat detectors.. been fitting them for years and years now mostly without any...
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Evening Sparkies. Does anyone charge their clients for site visits/consultations and/or quote writing?
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Hello wonder if anyone can help. I have installed 6 led downlights that I would like to be controlled from a 2 gang dimmer, 2 banks of 3 . Have...
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Hello, I am living in Belin, Germany I am a qualified Electrcian from New Zealand and am in need of an insulation resistance tester/multi...
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Morning , Just seeing what peoples thoughts are. Been to look at a kitchen extension and there is going to be quite a bit of remedial work. The...
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Pricing up to install 2 22kw car chargers in a garage and possibly 2 more in the future for ev car rentals. Must be lockable and record kw usage...
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I have existing AC cable running from my garage to house which is 10m away, can I use this if I have Solar PV and inverter installed in garage
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Evening all. I got a call from a (potential) client today regarding an EVCP that he’d like fitted. He’s already had a few quotes and said that...
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Just saying hi, amateur diy er with 50 yrs experience of worrying you professionals. I have back up from a time served sparky(big brother) retired !
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Is there anything still available new/off the shelf that is compatible with this? e.g. possibly MEM Memshield 2? Thanks Here's a dusty sample...
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A nice easy one for all the (many) people that are cleverer than me 🙂. Could you please point me in the direction of a wiring diagram for a...
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Hi. I'm having an issue with 'ionisation smoke alarm 1151'. It has started beeping today in the corridor. I have replaced battery 9V, but it's...
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Got my 18th Ed certificate late last year, now doing 2391. Obviously Amendment 2 has come out since then, and I see these courses available to...
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This started about two months ago. I went into my master bathroom, turned on the lights, and they immediately went off. Tried the switch a couple...
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Morning all. I’m sure all you human beings will be quicker and more accurate than google… Can anyone identify this heating controller. Looks...
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I'm having a bit of a brain fog moment (changing medication is such good fun!) and am looking for confirmation that I'm either right or talking...
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hobbyist question: If I'm running a pelton wheel generating x watts, is it enough power to pump out the same amount of water used to create current?
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Please be as honest as you can all, I'm looking for real honest views before I waste thousands of pounds and my few remaining years of working...
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Just taken deilvery of an Electric Car (Mini Electric) and so doing some research into installing a charge point. Supply is a standard Single...
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Hi all, I recently bought a new house and I went to check the installation on my garage. There is a double socket and a fused switch (3A) which...
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Ok, i am new in this forum I am looking for some enlightenment. Today I got a call from my boss, which is now in Venezuela and he is connecting a...
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Today I came across an earth cable from the earth bar in the DB that went directly into the incoming neutral side of the main switch. The DB is...
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I have three outlets (that I can find) that are showing open neutral. I have 80v across hot and neutral, 120v at hot to ground and 28v neutral to...
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Hi guys I'm after some clarification on this, I am a gold car jib electrician but haven't done my testing and inspection but our supervisors are...
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Hi All, First of all apologies for the potentially novice sounding question believe it or not I’ve been a qualified electrician for 10 years but...
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Cannot ever seem to find better than "Powertoolmate". The cheapest and amazing courier .Today I was told delivery will be 12.45pm .This was at 8...
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Hello guys, I have a small problem assigning the correct codes for some visual faults. I am still confused and looking forward to find a good...
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Hello I am hoping to find a definitive answer to this as heard. Socket height regulation of 450mm is for new builds only not for old houses...
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Been asked to price for a job, customer is having attic done out so needs a few new circuits up there. Some more context I'm based in South Wales...
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I have a 50 Amp RCBO by "FuseBox" My device is part number RTO65030B https://lamplec.co.uk/ProductDetails/?code=RT065030B From a layman's point...
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Someone wants me to put a water heater(30 amps), range(40-50 amps) and dryer(30 amps) all on a single 60 amp circuit. I said that's a bad idea...
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Got to a customers house today after a brief discussion recently that they have brought a 2kw hob and it needs fittings. I went through the...
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There is a very active bunch of people offering 300 EICR's in your local postcode. SP in my case. Sky Home Maintenance, clever because if you...
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Hey all, First time posting on here. The reason for my post is to warn others about a company called who call themselves Countrywide Repairs Ltd...
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I'm hoping someone can sanity check or correct my thinking. I have a very old UPS, it's showing a power factor on the front display of 0.1 We put...
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Evening chaps, I've been asked to do a visual inspection, and an insulation resistance test on a fishing boat, which is working off 24v, this is...
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I'm having an extension built and the builder leading the project has said that the electrician will be over in about 4-6 weeks to start his works...
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I am installing a new electrical system on my cottage. I have built the weatherhead from schedule 80 PVC pipe/conduit. I am coming down into a...
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