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  1. littlespark

    Is this the right advice?

    I know I’m not qualified in the PV installation side of things, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t the correct advice to be telling a homeowner... (I was there on another matter, but this made me giggle) “remove the DNO fuse“.... really? The invertor is powered from an mcb in a split rcd board...
  2. J

    Advice

    Hi, Looking for advice any UK based electricians. I am wanting to fit a new ceiling fan light. The wiring is 3 blacks, 3 reds and 1 earth. The live switch black wire obviously hasn't been marked with a red sleeve. What route do i take with this? The ceiling fan light fitting has 3...
  3. A

    Change of career - looking for advice

    Hi, I'm early 30s and had enough of working in project management and am considering options to change career. Friends in the trades rave about the 'own boss' aspect of their jobs and being on sites really appeals to me after being tied to desks for years. I have no electrical qualifications...
  4. U

    Advice needed - reconnect power supply

    Hello, I am new here and looking for your advice for my poor friend. He owns a 3 bedroom apartment, which has been turned to a cannabis farm by his 'tenant'. It's a big mess to sort out but since police have asked SSE to cut the electricity supply of the property, how to reconnect the power...
  5. S

    Hole saw advice

    Hi, when using a hole saw for downlights etc., I use the DADE. The problem I have is that the arbour is very short so my drill only just bites down. What does everyone else use with the DADE? I’ve seen videos where the arbour seems quite long and plenty of length for the drill but wondered which...
  6. J

    Got a long way to go, need all the advice i can get

    Hi, Ive started a city & guilds in electrical installation (bet youve heard it all before) ive got a long way to go, but am highly motived. Due to the current situation ive had to start the course behind a computer screen, which made following the course a bit difficult however i kept at it...
  7. M

    Consumer unit Cable entry advice ??

    Hi all, I am installing an additional consumer unit in a garage to supply a pool pump, pool lights and garage sockets. Customer wants cables to be clipped direct. Could I use a 25mm Rubber packed gland at each board for a 10mm T&E? Would rather use trunking but customer does not want.
  8. M

    UK Kitchen Wiring Advice

    Hi folks, This is my first post, I hope you're all well and surviving the lockdown. Long story short, I had an electrician who was going to do the skilled work while I did the grunt work of chasing and laying cable runs based on his advice. I did my part but he never returned, only fitted a...
  9. N

    A bit of advice (12 years since doing level 2 course)

    Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe? I'm after a bit of advice. I carried out my level 1 and then Level 2 qualifications and passed 12 years ago now!! Unfortunately (And my biggest regret) is that I took a job on and never finished my level 3. I would love to gain a full...
  10. C

    Looking advice on fixing laserlevel battery

    Hello, first time poster. I am here looking advice on how to connect my batteries in my laser level. I dropped it and it stopped working. Opened it up and the attachments to each battery have broken. I tried to.solder it but it doesn't seem to have taken to it..any tips or advice on how to join...
  11. W

    Lighting circuit advice

    Hi. A customer would like an outdoor light fitted with no cables showing (usual thing!) Close to the location of the light is an extractor fan in the kitchen dinner. At first I thought great! I can come off the supply side of the isolator, boarded walls, fish some cables in job done. But...
  12. C

    Need some advice

    am looking on doing the level 2 + 3 diploma 2365 course it is 16 weeks. I have spoken to trade skills 4 u and they have said that I’d need to do the NVQ part which obviously comes after the level 2 + 3 but they said the NVQ part has to be done working in the industry. Would it be a struggle...
  13. A

    cooker hood lamp advice

    Hi, The three 20watt 12V G11 lights on our Falcon cooker hood failed recently, first one went out then the other two. The original lamps that came with it are tungsten, I see that two of the 3 lamps look identical but have LED on them, the light coming out of it was identical to the non LED...
  14. S

    Bit of advice for someone looking for a career change.

    Hi all just joined because at 37 I'm after a career change. Been thinking about sparks for a while, and more recently feeling the need for a more stable career. I want to do it the right way, and get the right certs. I've been looking at the tradeskills4u course, which savings and a generous...
  15. C

    Confused DIY'er needs advice on Chandelier fitting

    I have recently been given a chandelier that I would like in my bedroom, to replace the existing ceiling rose. However, I do not have the bracket that fits to the ceiling & I'm not sure what type/size bracket I need. Can anyone advise me please? If anyone can send pic's of what I need, I'd be...
  16. DannyJS

    Job interview for prison spark. Advice please?

    Morning, I have an interview for a local prison, position is maintenance spark (mate/supporting the electrician). Anyone on here worked on electrics in a prison before? I am after any last minute advice on what types of electrics are involved? Any nuggets of knowledge that would help me...
  17. T

    Would really appreciate some advice on faulty wall socket in loft

    I have a double wall socket in the loft that isn't working, its directly above the control panel and switch for the underfloor heating in the bathroom on the floor below. It doesnt work whether this is switched on or off. When inspected the socket I noticed it looked like the black wire on the...
  18. R

    Domestic Simple screw up, need advice on wiring

    Hi folks! new to the posting forum but was a lurker. I am hoping mind is simple and just not simple to me. i have a solarium. Outside we’re 2 motion detector lights that didn’t work. One on the side, one on the front. Inside the solarium are floor outlets. They used to work. but, when I decided...
  19. E

    I would appreciate some advice on my little BT speaker project

    Hi, I'm new to this, and I need some advice with my first Bluetooth speaker project. I'm not sure if my plans on doing a portable Bluetooth speaker are correct (is it going to work?). I have 4 18650 batteries (one battery has 3.7V 30A) that I'm going to use for the project. Also I'm going to use...
  20. M

    UK Advice on outdoor circuit please

    Hi All, Appreciate some advice on an outdoor socket and lighting circuit please. I currently have an outdoor socket on my house, that i believe to be a spur from a 32A ring. I would like to extend this out to decking for some lights and sockets, and onward to a shed for a couple of lights and...
  21. DannyJS

    Quick intro...

    Hi All, Quick intro as i've read a lot from a distance but now I am looking to get involved, ask questions and get some advice. Thanks everyone up to this point :thumbsup: I am 33 in Greater Manchester area, completed C&G 2365 L2 & 3 at Trafford college a couple of years ago, recently updated...
  22. R

    Stairway LED advice please

    Hi Guys, I was wondering if I can get some advice on some stairway LED lights. These lights are approx 5 years ago and has all except for one has been failing. Upon closer inspection, I realise the entire housing is wired and the LED component is solder on. I was wondering if its possible to...
  23. K

    Looking For Advice

    Hello, I am looking for help on this issue I encountered today: I removed an existing living room wall to open up the room. That required relocating the existing receptacle to a different wall. I shut off living room breaker in panel box and cut the wire shorter by three feet to fit. I then...
  24. C

    Advice for using Future Skills International when applying for Australian Electrical Licence

    Hi Can anyone who is currently going through the process of getting their electrical licence with future skills international or anyone has already done it please advise me. I am currently at the stage of writing out the description of what work i have done for each employer and i have...
  25. C

    Advice for using Future Skills International when applying for Australian Electrical Licence

    Hi Can anyone who is currently going through the process of getting their electrical licence with future skills international or anyone has already done it please advise me. I am currently at the stage of writing out the description of what work i have done for each employer and i have...
  26. C

    Boarding attic, wires over joists, advice needed.

    Hi there I’m boarding my attic and the wires are going over the joists, I know I can chisel a grove in the chipboard board or take the wires out of light fixture. I was just wondering would it be a bad idea just to made a grove in the top of the joist with a round rasp just big enough for the...
  27. M

    Hi there, and am hoping someone can help

    Hi there. This is my first post ever on here so please point me in the right direction I am looking at some advice on 6mm squared armoured cable? Source URL: The Welcome Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/the-welcome-forum.19/
  28. P

    UK Can I ask for some career advice

    I am wanting some advice as someone looking to get in to the industry. Hopefully a couple of you don't mind sparing a bit of time helping me get my head straight. I currently work in IT, and whilst it's a decent career, I'm finding more and more that it's not for me. So I am looking at options...
  29. S

    Advice needed for best course of action

    Hi new to the forum... I am a electrical maintenance engineer... But recently I have been asked if I could rewire a 2 bed bungalow for a friend.. (mates rates)... My question is as an electrical maintenance engineer I am more than competent to do the physical work... But what legislation do I...
  30. T

    Advice for getting into BMS and automation engineering

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice. I’m currently an electrician working in commercial and industrial offices/factories etc butI’m looking to move forward and do something a bit more involved and test myself. I’ve been doing a bit of research and I like the look of...
  31. P

    Advice needed | evaluate the correctness of wiring

    Advice needed | evaluate the correctness of wiring of the electrical distrbution board. Advice needed if the second grounding is done correctly.
  32. Electrokids

    The Principle Work of Electrodynamometer ( Revision advice needed if some information are wrong)

    Electrodynamometer Electrodynamometer is a device that we can use for measuring volts, current, and power. But mostly this used for measuring power in the circuit. For the construction of electrodynamometer wattmeter we gonna need some important part for this stuff to work. Moving coil...
  33. J

    Career change at 23, electrician advice (Glasgow)?

    Hi everyone I have been reading threads on this site for a while now and thought I would get my bit in. I'm 23 years old and with the time off work due to the current situation it's gave me time to think of my career and where I actually want to be in years to come iv not long got a mortgage and...
  34. S

    UK DIY- advice on extending wiring into new shed

    Hi all, DIY here :) First off let me just say it is advice I am after as I am fully aware that I will probably need an electrician to complete the job. My question is how much I can do myself up to a point. So many years ago I built a shed at the top of the garden ( approx 30m away from garage)...
  35. L

    Earthing am2 advice

    Hi guys can someone tell me what the triangle symbols mean on the earth bar as i terminated my water and gas 10mm bonding conductors into them and failed my am2 because of it ? Thanks
  36. G

    Need electrician advice - Replaced light switch successfully, but no power in other areas connected to same breaker panel switch

    Yesterday, I replaced a light switch (as I've done several times before). When I turned the breaker panel back on, the light was working - but now the other lights connected to that same breaker panel do not work. I re-checked all connections and reset the GFI (the outlet works) but no luck with...
  37. O

    Is it worth getting into the Electricians game in 2020?

    Hi guys Thanks for taking the time to read this. Apologies in advance if this is the wrong forum for this sort of topic, please point me in the right direction if that's the case. I'm looking for advice and opinions from people working as electricians or sparkies mates on whether or not in...
  38. O

    Other Is the electricians game worth getting into in 2020

    Hi guys Thanks for taking the time to read this. Apologies in advance if this is the wrong forum for this sort of topic, please point me in the right direction if that's the case. I'm looking for advice and opinions from people working as electricians or sparkies mates on whether or not in the...
  39. M

    UK Homeowner - advice on my electrician's status, with regards to Part P regulations

    We have had a rear extension built on our home, and our builder arranged the electrician for the electric work required. I have established that the Electrician and his helper (apprentice/junior) are from a country to the east of Europe and are not currently registered as UK electricians and do...
  40. J

    Advice around testing of mobile units

    Hi All, New poster here!! after some advice surrounding testing of mobile units... I have had to rewire 7 Ice Cream Units (static ones that are used at Theme Parks), as they were originally from Spain, and nothing in them conformed with our current regs (Gotta love them Europeans!) Ive...
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