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  1. J

    Looking for electricians mate work in Derbyshire

    I am currently studying one night a week C&G Level 2 Installations. Got my CSCS card, currently going down the route of ECS as well, I work one day a week at a lighting company with a maintenance electrician and, from the one day a week, I am learning a little bit from them and I enjoy iy. I...
  2. stuarth

    Max demand & diversity advice needed

    I have been asked to do some work on a large 25 room mini mansion spread over 3 old properties made in to 1 with 6 consumer units on a single phase 100amp supply. The total loading of the breakers is 452 amps if I apply diversity at 40% I arrive at 180.8amps demand but this dose not take in to...
  3. C

    I have recently moved to Bulgaria.

    I have recently moved to Bulgaria to live. I want to work to help fund my small holding. I have found a country with little regulations. My electrical experience was on trains air conditioning. I’ve always done my own homes electrical stuff, I’m not a complete novice. It has been over 20 years...
  4. R

    Advice on wiring into an existing single light, 2 switch circuit

    Good evening guys, New to this forum but seeking some advice if possible. I am in the process on installing downlight in my bedroom as the single light is just not enough to cover the room, and am hoping to daisy chain them together. My current set up is a single light fitting with 2 switches...
  5. C

    UK Some advice regarding exterior lighting.

    Hi forum, I'm after some advice regarding exterior lighting. We have installed some plug and play 12v lighting into a clients garden via the ecisting external sockets. In the same garden in a different area the client has a ground level floodlight which is wired via an external switch on an...
  6. K

    Advice on pat testing

    Hi Experts I would like some advise on pat testing. i am converting old Bakelite radios, taking out all the original electrics and valves and installing bought 12V amp/Bluetooth board, speaker and 12V power adaptor. Some wiring and soldiering is involved, but very basic My question is, as i...
  7. K

    Non-standard install advice

    Hello, I am currently in the process of trying to get a charging point fitted to a detached double garage and it is proving to be a bit of nightmare. The existing wiring can only support 16amp and there is also a powered roller shutter door so the one EV charge point installer that has been...
  8. Dan

    DIY Looking for DIY Advice on ElectriciansForums.net - Also, we're looking for professional electricians to help out in there

    DIY Looking for DIY Advice on ElectriciansForums.net - Also, we're looking for professional electricians to help out in there. I know this is a touchy subject. We also run PlumbersForums.net, and that has Gas and Oil Engineers on, and that's clearly not just a regulated industry, but it has...
  9. J

    Wet UFH overheating - advice please

    We have a wet UFH system in an extension that has installed 10 years and we have had no issues with till now, there are 2 separate UFH systems and manifolds for upstairs and downstairs. We have gas CH with radiators in the rest of the house. Suddenly the UFH in the upstairs part is running...
  10. sythai

    Need some advice please... cable pull

    Evening All Not done many bigger cable pulls for yonks (mainly domestic for last 10years.) Just after a few pointers please 😉 We’ve got to get couple of SWA from DB and up the garden: 1x16mm 3core and 1x2.5mm 12core. Builders put in 100mm corrigated duct, around 30 metres. Duct finishes...
  11. S

    Domestic Laos - no earths, no RCDs... advice please

    Hi everyone! :) I've just recently moved to Laos PDR and was shocked (no pun intended) to find that the whole house has no earth wire (i.e only Live and Neutral) going to all sockets and appliances... to top it all off also no RCD's... its completely ridiculous. I am not an electrician and...
  12. R

    Advice on current path

    Morning gentlemen I am looking for some solid advice from fellow sparks on best route to go. I have been an electrician for 13 years. I started off in the domestic and commercial installations side of the industry. Completed my apprenticeship etc etc. 2009 hit and I was made redundant so I...
  13. M

    Advice needed taking on helper

    Evening people I'm a sole trader & need help with some unskilled tasks (cleaning solar panels) which require working on a flat roof in a harness tethered to a fall restraint system to prevent getting too close to the edge. What is the best way to take on an unskilled worker (or perhaps self...
  14. B

    Advice needed With Oven tripping Fuse

    Hi, its a bit of a long one, but i really can't figure out whats up? I had a ex-display built in double oven for a while and though the fan oven part worked perfectly, as soon as you tried to use the upper oven/grill the fuse would trip out every time. I finally decided to replace the double...
  15. M

    UK Advice on this old CU?.

    Guys Came across this Old CU, can anyone explain or shed some light on what the hell is going on with this. Cant figure out whats the deal with the 2 24 way connection blocks above the CU and how they have managed to get all the circuits coming into the 2 connection blocks down to 5 old style...
  16. A

    UK Advice required on behalf of elderley mother

    My elderley dad recently passed away leaving my elderley mother to update the house theyve shared for decades in the Birmingham area. She thought she was doing the right thing by speaking to a long retired electrician if he knew of anyone who could install a few new plugs she needed for a new...
  17. T

    Imperial pyro advice

    Can anyone identify what this is and what its current carrying capacity should be? Being a sprightly 41 imperial sizes aren't my thing and I can't find anything on the net. 2 core pyro about 13mm diameter, gland marked 465, seems to be about 10mm-ish equivalent. Backstory if you want it is...
  18. B

    advice on getting work

    hi peeps, ive been asked to quote for a job that the insurance company has said they are giving to one of there team (nfu mutual) it turns out they are using a local firm who do not have the best reputation locally poor work standards etc ive been on call outs after they have rewired to repair...
  19. R

    Domestic Automatic Transfer Switch and earthing system installation advice

    Hi, I am planning to install a hybrid solar/wind power system. When it comes to 230V AC, I'd like to supply power to a home circuit with mainly LED lighting, It will draw probably never more than a few hundred watts. This circuit is connected on the main breaker panel to a 10A breaker,one pole...
  20. R

    Newbie looking for electrical advice

    Hi everyone. First-time poster trying to get opinions. I'm by no means educated with the lingo and will try to explain everything to the best of my knowledge. I currently do maintenance at a drink restaurant and well been having issues with our ice machine GFI outlet. Before I replace the part...
  21. Dan

    ELECSA Certification Scheme ELECSA Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK

    ELECSA Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK This area of the forum isn't for flaming. Or moaning because they've increased their price on you. But for constructive criticism. If they increased their price, what is it that you get less of...
  22. Dan

    BECSA Competent Person Scheme (CPS) BECSA Competent Person Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK

    BECSA Competent Person Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK This area of the forum isn't for flaming. Or moaning because they've increased their price on you. But for constructive criticism. If they increased their price, what is it that you get less...
  23. Dan

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK

    JIB Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK This area of the forum isn't for flaming. Or moaning because they've increased their price on you. But for constructive criticism. If they increased their price, what is it that you get less of as...
  24. Paul Whybrow

    Advice on where to find experience

    Good Morning All, I wonder if any of you more accomplished Electricians could help with this?, I have completed 2365 level 2 and 3, 18th BS7671 have IPAF 3a and 3b plus asbestos awareness,. whilst looking for work and experience I seem to be struggling and was looking for additional ideas of...
  25. J

    Electric heating advice

    Hi folks, A relative of mine has recently brought a small flat and needs some heaters installed. There is no gas supply to the property so electrical heating is the only solution however I am a little out of touch with what's currently available as I moved away from install work some time ago...
  26. R

    Advice on wiring 4 gang switch

    Hi, looking to change my 4 gang switch, what I have is 4 grey wires, each with a red and black wire, I've been told by local sparky that each red wire goes into COM, and each black wire(with small red sleeve If that's relevant) goes into L1. However at the moment only the 1st and 3rd switches...
  27. Weezy

    Customer Demanding We Pay For Her Blinds ££££££ Need Serious Advice.

    Im seeking advice from a job we have done with the most difficult customer of my whole career. We're a family business of 50+ years and take pride in our work and after today have been left debating whether its all worth it. I will explain the best i can: We was called to a job to remove 3 old...
  28. Dan

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum :D Post a new thread rather than replying to this thread if you'd like to ask a question in the Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum. :)
  29. Dan

    Advice provided to and sought after with regards to Electric Vehicles in this forum :)

    Advice provided to and sought after with regards to Electric Vehicles in this forum :) Please post a new thread, so the electrical vehicle advice has a thread of its own. Rather than replying to this electrical vehicle advice thread.
  30. J

    Advice needed on outside lighting please.

    Hi, I’m looking at doing some outside lighting around the garden. I will have SWA running 4m underground from the garage to a weatherproof box on my fencepost. Could I use hi tuff cable from that weatherproof box to the lights clipped direct along the back of the fence? How hard is it to...
  31. S

    Earth wire loose under sink - advice

    Hopefully a very quick question. Whilst looking under my sink this morning I noticed the Earth wire between the hot and cold pipes is no longer connected. I can't recall if it ever has been but I'm assuming this has come loose and I should reconnect it? If I do connect it should I take any...
  32. N

    I need an advice about Economy 7

    Hi guys, I have a question about economy 7. I have a water heater The Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz. However, my meter reading is single rate. How should I use the water? Is still economy 7 available for me when I don’t have two rate meter reading? The second question about water heater. There is...
  33. naylorpd

    Wireless smoke detectors - advice needed

    My rented out house (in UK) currently has basic battery smoke detectors in hall and landing, CO detector in utility room (boiler is there) and can't remember the kitchen. My agent is pushing me to provide white goods and, post-Grenfell, I'm nervous about some of these, especially the tumble...
  34. D

    Advice required regarding finding a suitable "certifier" when not personally registered

    I am an old "spark" who is looking to re-enter the industry working self-employed in domestic premises. Can any of you kind folk help with the following. I am City and Guilds qualified (A and B ) and also have the 17th edition certificate. However due to working in other fields / abroad for...
  35. S

    Technical advice required - metal socket or plastic? / Trunking?

    Hi all Recently my company (I'm just an employee) moved into a new unit and have installed some shelving, the BigDug kind. We've had plug sockets located above (2) each unit to provide power. This was done by the electrician so that's all good. I need a plug socket on each shelf (5 in total)...
  36. Dan

    Sharing and providing electrical (or Gas Plumbing) advice online - Discussion thread

    So this has been posted in the following forum categories:- American Electrical Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/american-electrical-forum.169/ Canadian Electrical Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/canadian-electrical-forum.170/ Australian Electrical Forum -...
  37. Dan

    Australian Electricians Sharing Electrical Advice?

    IMPORTANT: Please note that nobody on this forum should be seeking or providing advice to people who are not competent in their field. If you live in a country where electrical advice is only to be shared between professional qualified electricians, then clearly you need to abide by those laws...
  38. Dan

    Providing and Seeking Electricians Advice in Canada?

    IMPORTANT: Please note that nobody on this forum should be seeking or providing advice to people who are not competent in their field. If you live in a country where electrical advice is only to be shared between professional qualified electricians, then clearly you need to abide by those laws...
  39. Dan

    Providing and Sharing Electrical Advice in the USA

    IMPORTANT: Please note that nobody on this forum should be seeking or providing advice to people who are not competent in their field. If you live in a country where electrical advice is only to be shared between professional qualified electricians, then clearly you need to abide by those laws...
  40. D

    UK hmo wiring advice

    Hi My mate has purchased a house which is being converted into multiple occupancy (8 rooms). Unfortunately the spark passed away halfway through the job. each room has been fitted with a 2 way CU with 16a+6 breaker fed via a 4mm cable. He installed double stacked hager board with 2 main 100a...
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