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  • Question
It just seems like it’s blocking access for maintance. Seems crazy to me to put it there.
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I want to get an EICR on my house, the cost seems to be based on how many circuits I have - what do I do to find out how many circuits I have?
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Hi Guys Any advice/ pointers would be appreciated 😉 Have ‘pretty big’ new build house we’re wiring from scratch. New supply in from DNO is PME...
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So, I can’t turn off the board, can’t really turn off circuits except the one I am replacing with an RCBO. It’s all singles in trunking no sheaths...
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A relative in West Cheshire sent me this pic. He is contemplating having an EV charger and other electrical appliances fitted. He asked me if he...
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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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Hi 46 year old here with a long background in IT and networking; plus a little Police work. Looking to train initially to be able to so some...
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Hello, I have recently designed a system including a pump. It is only 4amp and it is controlled using a crompton DOL. An external twist to reset...
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Hi all, newbie here and hope everyone will be fine here. I found this forum really affective for discussion. I'm looking forward to learn some...
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Hi all I have a bench saw which is tripping a 100amp breaker on a workshop spread. The question i have is how does a D curve breaker work? I...
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  • Question
I have a 230 Volt single-phase circuit with a 100 Amp cutout fuse and a 100 Amp MCB switch, so the supply is rated at 23 kVA. Only about 13% of...
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Hi there Just after some experts opinions of this wiring of my consumer unit (image attached). It was installed by one electrician who installed...
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  • Question
Existing circuit diagram attached. I opened all detectors to establish how they were supplied. Dedicated circuit off board and appears to be a...
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  • Question
I have old & new BT wires that I am in need of help with please. The old wiring coming directly into the house hidden inside a grey plastic box...
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I have a customer who lives in a grand old house which suffers from damp. The ground floor sockets (2 different circuits) IR test at around...
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Taped a cracked light socket and it worked but was dim thought tightening the tape would help but it started rapidly flickering with a buzzing...
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I have new two new wall light fittings to mount and have three cables coming out of the wall. Earth, live and neutral. The light fitting only has...
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My energy supplier igloo folded in oct and we've been with eon since. I keep getting emails and letters about upgrading to a smart meter. What's...
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I will try to explain this as best as I can, Wired 18 downlights in two rows of 9, The downlights were wired in 3core and earth cable so two...
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I have some projects on my hand and it involves driving into concrete. Therefore, I thought it would be sensible to invest in a hammer drill I am...
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  • Article
Happy New Year everybody. Our Joke Friday for 2022 thread starts here! Leave your jokes and replies below, we will be replying to this every...
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I have a servo drive that is rated 10AMP. It then has a second rating refered to as it's Peak current : 30AMP 1) Do you size a MCB using the Peak...
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  • Question
Hello all My house is built 2005. I was trying to install ge smart switch which has 4 wire load ground neutral and line. Ge says it’s simple diy...
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Help Needed !! The wife has just purchased a hot tub off eBay! I am a spark but not a bright one!! I was just looking into what's required for the...
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Hello people. I'm a gold card holding spark with a commercial background (metal munchin'). Recently I've got a job 2nd fixing flats, no problems...
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  • Question
I have four can lights in my kitchen that are controlled by two switches on opposite sides of the room. Recently, when you try to turn those...
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I installed a new GFI outlet in our bathroom for our new electric toilet. To do this I cut wires to the exhaust fan and added new wires to the...
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Hi All, Need advise on something. I have seen a diagrem somewhere showing that we cant have any electrical socket near the washbasin/tub etc...
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Getting around to bedroom lighting, what I would like to achieve is: Circuit 1: pendant light (centre of main ceiling) Circuit 2: LED tape and...
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So, This is the Main disconnect for a Panel that provides Heat to units. I shut off the Main. Worked on the panel. Went back to energize the Main...
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HELLO, I AM IN MY SECOND YEAR OF DOING MY LEVEL 3 AND AM CURRENTLY DOING MY DESIGN ASSIGMENT. I AM ON THE LAST QUESTION AND SEEM TO EITHER...
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Hi all, let me start by saying in no way am I a qualified electrician but do have some basic knowledge from having worked as an apprentice in the...
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Evening all, Went round to a clients house and did some tests on an outdoor socket. At the junction (in an IP rated wiska box) between the cable...
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Trying to post a thread with normal terms like "switch" and get error message that I can only post three tags and 5 tags in total. I don't...
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Hello All, Apologies if this is the wrong forum or has been posted already (I have searched). Does anyone have a blank, electronic copy of the...
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Required to join the Street Lighting & Traffic signal team, based at Beverley Depot for 37 hours per week, plus 2 hours contractual overtime and...
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Question I have is, is it ok to have x2 ring main circuits on one 32amp type B MCB?? If so does this meet the current regs. TIA.
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I wire my basement and I have a room where the lights come on but are dim, they eventually get to full strength. Any thoughts on why this one room...
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Mate/Labourer required Newcastle on Tyne ONE WEEK to start (31Jan - 4 Feb) but we are travelling from Oswestry so accommodation & transport...
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Hi all, I'm new to the site and am just about to start my training to become an electrician. Problem i have is I'm currently a supervisor in a...
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Looking for work in Newcastle upon Tyne if anyone can help me thanks ??
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I am looking for some buying advise. I wish to change all the existing incandescent lamp fittings in my house to LEDs. Each of the bedrooms will...
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Despite all my interests, I love photography since childhood. This is the beautiful art of capturing the moment. Here are some of my shots that...
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  • Question
Dear All, The back story is too boring to tell !!! Could someone please tell me if this PCB in the photograph has an adjustable time function ...
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Megger lrcd210 for sale. Barely been used. No current calibration as haven't needed it but will have no problems. Open to sensible offers
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Hi All, I am looking for an installer to install 1. JA 455W PV panel X10 (Approx £1800) 2. GivEnergy 5kW inverter + 8.2kWh battery (Approx...
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Keeping it brief. We recently had a utility room put in the back of our garage including new wiring and a new mini fusebox in the garage by...
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I have two goldfish at the moment named Goldfish 1 and Goldfish 2. They did have names but I can't remember what me and my daughter ended up...
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  • Question
Backstory: Installing a new ceiling fan in a 45 y.o. house, rewiring to an existing switch. The leg was for a switched outlet, which was wired in...
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Hello all, Ran into a curious issue last night with my basement light circuit - here are the details of the circuit (diagram also attached): 15a...
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  • Question
I have a mapole 12/24v battery charger 2014 model approx.it will not charge it switches on and lights up the transformer is buzzing but no life...
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This is getting embarrassing - I've been looking for a sub-main consumer unit in a church for an hour now. I've found the incomer. There's a nice...
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Can you use metal staples to secure an earth bond cable to skirting
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I'm not an electrician, just a hobbyist trying to build a small sculpture which incorporates LEDs, but they keep burning out. I am using a 8w/24v...
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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...
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I thought that I would try and do something to reduce my carbon footprint and get solar panels and a storage battery installed in my house. (5kw...
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  • Suggestion
On connecting battery, the Right hand side indicator globes light up and remain on. Indicating Left activates buzzer, indicating Right no buzzer.
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  • Question
Guys, which of you is engaged in programming? How did you come to this and what teaching aids did you use? I would like to hear advice from...
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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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NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC online form confusion
I am constantly confused by the online installation form and what they refer to as "main switch", and "installation worked on". If I have the...
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I had to pop into town on Monday to pick up something my wife ordered and I passed a new charity shop so thought I would pop in to see if they had...
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I have just had my house fully rewired. I lifted a few of the loose floorboards to clean and noticed at junctions there is a lot of exposed...
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Which code would you give to a Wylex board populated with Hagar mcbs ,Wylex main switch and Wylex rcd. Wylex once told me that nsb and nh breakers...
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  • Question
I have a single phase system that uses 320 amps and 240 volts and I rewire the circuits for 3 phase what size generator would I need and how many...
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  • Question
I have a wardrobe with no lights or mains socket in it, I would like to put an LED light strip in there and somehow connect it to a pull cord...
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  • Question
Our neighbours oven knob has sheered off when the builders were replacing the kitchen ceiling... Anyway does anyone know where they can find a...
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Hi new member here looking for a bit of advice. I recently undertook a condition report of a building where the measured Zs at the distribution...
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  • Question
Hello all My initial post was too long. If you had an email saying something like "Electrical Maintenance TS Postcode" Please read my reply...
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  • Question
Hi all, Bit of a boring one for you!! I had been working for the same company since i qualified 15 odd years ago. I have now left and set up my...
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Hi all I am booked to go on the city and guilds 2919 EV charging course. i have bought the book as required. I generally like to be well...
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  • Suggestion
Has anyone got any good stories /recommendations of a small domestic turbine . I have read a lot , and it seems its not always viable . I do have...
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Customer thinks it was installed in 1964 when the house was built! Thanks
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What are the regulations around old DZ fuseboards, Do they have to be removed (no exceptions) or can they be left in place? My own thought was...
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Hi First post so please be gentle ! I'm a 46 year old who is looking to start with IP based CCTV installations working for myself. I don't have...
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Hi all, I have been asked to install new electrics to a wooden lodge / chalet. It is a single storey very large building with a flat roof. I have...
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Hi guys. We have been asked to price for some floodlighting and this will involve a substantial amount of trench work through a field and then six...
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Hi, Having a new kitchen fitted and was hoping for some advice please. How many LED downlights do I need? Will likely be using these linked below...
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Hi all, We've been asked to upgrade 450+ 6ft single fluorescent battens to LED. The client had requested for each fitting to be connected into...
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The Forum seems to keep changing its format, very difficult to navigate now, lots of text in the dropdown box's and the top banner scrolls up with...
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We are going to fit outdoor soffit lighting IP65 with top and bottom set controlled separately. Are there any light brands that are recommended...
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My customer wants a meter for the small garage CU I am fitting. The CU will have 2 circuits, 16A sockets and 6a lights. My question is, do the...
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Hey guys! I really like the game "The Last of Us". Do you know something similar and similar in theme? I will be grateful for feedback.
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Hi all, I'm hoping someone on here can shed some light on an issue I currently have with a bedroom light switch. Yesterday evening, I attempted...
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  • Question
Hello. I have a new oven. I understand completely that I need to get it installed by an electrician and will definitely do so but for my own...
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  • Question
Hi. I wanted to run a 5amp fused spur from a nearby socket but find its already a spur ( only one cable in). Help please.
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Just stumbled across this on YouTube and I have to say I agree with this guy... how can this fitting be suitable for outdoor use?? I had a quick...
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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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Long time lurker so this may be my first question. I am a qualified electrical engineer, but in aeronautics not domestic installations, and I may...
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Just was handed an this assigment two days ago. Anyone else had the same ??? Should have been handed out in the beginning of term.
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hi all need a bit of help! i have a neff oven that has been working fine for 3 years. top oven all works fine. bottom oven I can choose from fan...
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New (EDF) installation. Issue 2 meter. Installed both gas and electric. Meter only shows electricity consumption, nothing at all on gas? Any idea...
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  • Question
I have installed a new Cat5e cable (about 10m) between my network hub and a new office outlet. The cable does not light up with my cable tester...
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Hi, I'm after some advice, I've got space on my south facing roof for between 18-20 panels, but every installer I've been too is recommending...
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Am I on the right lines, I ask? I've just recently moved into this house which is nicely equipped with a large 15 circuit CU unit with a split...
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Just introducing myself, been a lurker on a few electrician forums and thought I'd give back and help out with my experience where I can, cheers.
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Hello everyone, A homeowner here, with some basic understanding of all things electrical. Will try to soak up as much knowledge as possible.
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Well i dont know about your views but i cannot wait for the release of the new game out november 3rd. It looks like they are going back to proper...
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So I recently changed my light switch and thought it was OK but in the evening the lights started flickers and when I switched on one light it...
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I want to add indicator lamp for ON,STOP, and trip , which terminal should i connect? And what about terminal no 1 and 2? Please help
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Seeing a lot of ads for Motex, another fake electricity-bill-saver. I had four on one page just now, including pics of dangerous foreign...
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Hello, I am a qualified Electrical Engineer from outside UK who has a lot of experience working in domestic and industrial electrical projects as...
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Evening All...I've not posted in a while which is a good thing as I can now work most things out myself!! Just a bit of help needed with this one...
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Hello my name is Hanson and I am new to these forums, I am a retired plumber. I recently purchased a freehold ex local authority 3 bed property...
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  • Question
Hello hope someone can help. I’ve read a few posts on the forum of people in similar situations as myself but never given me the answers I was...
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Hi All I am a seeking help and advice from you lovely sparkis, I have removed a old flood light which was fitted 25 years ago by a friend of a...
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I need to drill holes in the tile wall for some household tasks. Therefore, I want to know exactly what type of drill bit will suit best our...
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  • Poll
Was contacted by a local paper last week and asked about the Scottish Government smoke alarm requirements coming in on February. Was mentioned in...
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  • Sticky
We have this thread on TilersForums.com and it's just been restarted because the old thread had 20,000 replies and 500,000 views. And there were...
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Hi all, Apologies if I am not posting in the correct place I am new to using forums - I'm looking for some advise on my campervan conversion...
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Wondering if anyone else has had this, getting 24v between live and neutral at pendant when dimmer is off, which means the light isn’t fully going...
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Hi, I've just landed a job as an electrical tester and need a new MFT (mainly light industrial). As I'm going to be spending considerable time...
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Hi, I need to replace an old extractor fan in a house I rent out. The bathroom has a lot of black mould on the ceiling and I'm wanting to prevent...
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Don‘t be left out in the cold this Winter. Get yourself a Testo to enter our van giveaway! Offer Valid on the following models, testo 300, 300LL...
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I would like to have 6 x 10w security lights down my 60 metre drive with a pir at the top and bottom of the drive. I have a wiring diagram and...
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Seeking advice. My neutral wire from the transformer fell during a storm. This is at a cottage and luckily I was there when it happened. The...
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Bought a house a few months ago and would like to have access to electrical outlets in the garage. There is already an electric cable running to...
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Just seen that FuseBox are offering AFDD Combined RCBO but cost on-line is £115+VAT so not exactly affordable yet...
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Hi was just wondering if anyone has been doing/has done the city & guilds fault finding unit in the portfolio they could send me please?
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What is the oldest dimmer switch you have seen in use recently? When did you install your first dimmer? (Veteran sparks only) I ask because a...
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Hi all, I'm looking for some help & advice understanding addressable fire systems. I'm helping a small team out pulling in enhanced FP for a fire...
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I have got to install a switched fuse isolator with 25mm tails and a 3 core 25mm armoured. Any recommendations on an isolator? Always struggle...
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Hello cable junkies, need to replace 40 of these fittings, what would you be fitting is the question...
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Upcoming job to install lighting and sockets in a shipping container. Supply is PME to a metal clad steel framed building and the container is...
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Hi, Not quite a central heating system but the same kind of pump used I believe. It is used to increase the pressure of the water system when...
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  • Question
Hello, What happens if we use disconnect switch over its operating curent Ie? For ex. If our circuit is motor circuit and current range is...
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My RCD began to trip several months ago. I narrowed it down to a fridge/freezer in the garage. However, after turning this off, its now started to...
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I have a dead circuit in my kitchen that I am trying to fix. it seems to be a simple run from the panel to on outlet using BX cable to a first...
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Have a 3a FSU that feeds an adjacent WC light and fan, wired from a socket that is a spur. Even though we all know that it's safe (no different...
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There is a very active bunch of Scammers offering 300 EICR's in your local postcode. SP in my case. Sky Home Maintenance, clever because if you...
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  • Question
HI, I have these LED lights which require 9W https://www.helestra.de/en/datasheet/helestra_PALA_15162907_long.pdf It uses the LED Driver in the...
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Hi, We have recently installed column radiators (stelrad regal) pretty much throughout our house during renovation/extension work. We choose steel...
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Hi. We just removed a broken washing machine and saw it and a dryer had been wired together to the same wall box. The appliance wires had been...
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This is more an 80's question: A friend of mine come to me with a bizarre problem that perplexed me. I don't know what to think. And I need some...
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I am pretty sure I know the answer to these questions, but because this isn’t my own panel, I wanted to double-check. I am installing a single...
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Hi all, just wondered if there is any specific guidance in the regs with relation to socket outlets in toilets? Just in the process of doing a...
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As the title says, I wonder if anyone has any knowledge of specialists firm who run in armoured cables underground? I have a 250m run of two...
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Seeing that the scams are already peddling pre-orders, does anyone know when Ammendment 2 is being published?
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Hi, Do you know why our washing machine is tripping the RCD?......it works for a bit, then the RCD trips......the other L-N breaker doesnt trip.
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So I am trying to help a family that was given a 240v electric dryer. They live in an apartment complex and unfortunately cannot modify the walls...
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Hi I’m getting very frustrated have a 4 slice swan Nordic toaster the elements in the middle will not heat have done a continuity test and would...
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Hey All! Living here is Sunny SW Florida and loving it. Getting ready to do some kitchen remodeling, which will have us upgrading our electrical...
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Don't think I've seen this on here already. If it is then sorry for the duplicate. Fluke have issued a safety notice on the 83, 87 and 88 series...
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Hi guys I installed this unit protecting a shed for a customer a while back and he’s text me with images showing the fuse burnt and it’s holder...
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Hello all, first post but have enjoyed the forum for a while.. I am in Bristol and recently had an electrician do some work on my house - I want...
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Have any of you had your megger come up with UL exceed. I can’t work out what the issue is? Was trying to take a measurement on a sub main for ZDB...
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Hi all, I have a double light switch that I attempted to fit a double dimmer switch by switching the wires over exactly as they were on the...
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