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  1. D

    External socket advise.

    Hi, I'm currently putting up my lazy spa jaccuzi. It will be positioned up the garden so I will need a socket located away from the house. I have spoke over the phone to several electriction but had several different options. One has recommended spuring of a nearby socket and another has...
  2. 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...
  3. sythai

    JIB card... after some advise please

    Hi Guys Thought I'd update my ECS Jib Gold card (not that I really need it these days), only expired in 2015! Looks like I'll have to do new application. Sorry if been asked before (and also being lazy, had quick scan of JIB website with no joy!) All I'd like to know is: I currently have...
  4. H

    UK Please advise on connecting electricity from a house to a barn.

    I want to supply power from a let property to a nearby Barn (30 metres away). I will have a meter and separate fuse box in the house to supply the barn, but how can I ensure that the fuse box I fit in the barn will trip before the one in the house, so I don't need to disturb the tenants in case...
  5. M

    I have an old reddifusion switch on a wall which i want to remove but its still live..can anyone advise please

    How can I remove an old reddifusion switch from a wall which is still live..thanks
  6. P

    Advise please on a new re-wire

    Hi all, I would appreciate some proffessional advise on a recent re-wire my friend has had. Im not 100% up on regs for domestic property and also sure about workmanship practices but I know this is a bad job. I want to go back to the contractor but Im gathering some 'truths' first before I...
  7. L

    UK RCBO intermittent tripping advise??

    Hi Guys Just installed a RCBO board to replace an old Wylex consumer unit that had Bs60898 MCB's fitted and an RCD main switch customer supposedly hadn't had problems in the past (not quite sure thats now true) when I carried out the EICR I found a problem on the outside garden lights, so...
  8. T

    Electrical Pump Advise sought for DIY

    Hi guys, newbie here, please go easy! I've got a query regarding an existing installation on a pumping station pump issue, which I'm hoping you can help with. Our house is off mains sewage, and as such we have a sewage treatment plant, and a pumping station. In the pumping station we have 2...
  9. D

    6 Inch Can Light Retrofit Bulb Wattage Advise

    Hello, We would like to update the lighting in our Great Room that measures 28' x 18'. The ceiling has two 6 inch can lights on a sloped ceiling above the fireplace that is 13 feet high. We are considering retrofit LED Gimbal replacements but are unsure about the bulb wattage. Does anyone...
  10. M

    Advise on 3 day 18th edition course

    Hello. First post to forum so hi all. I have just finished my 2365 l2 and am looking at doing some domestic stuff whilst studying for my l3 and nvq. I have spoken to NICEIC who advised I need to do my 18th edition at which point with my l2 I can register as a Domestic Installer on their scheme...
  11. B

    Can someone advise what’s going on here please

    Hello, I am tiling our kitchen and needed to replace some plasterboard near 2 double sockets. The builders were a little enthusiastic with the plaster adhesive, resulting in a large bulge and wonky sockets 🤣. Anyway, lots of hacking later and I found the setup on the photo. I was expecting one...
  12. S

    After some advise about getting back into electrical work.

    Hi there, I’m looking & hoping to get back into electrical work after nearly 15 years doing something else. I’m 44 now, have I left it too late in life now ? Is my age likely to put potential employers off ? I went back to college in 2004/05 to retrain as an electrician, completed the NVQ...
  13. J

    stud finder finds cable but need advise

    Hi I have a wall where i know that there are some wires inside, as the electric installation of the thermostat is placed there. I need to drill a hole in that area and obviously i want to avoid hitting those cables. I have bought a stud finder to see where can i drill the hole, but it...
  14. K

    Roller shutters UPS advise

    Good morning , My name is Martin and I hope someone can help. I am planning to install domestic roller shutter onto our home. At first , I was going to appoint an electrician to run the wiring from the shutter motors to the lighting circuit, but then I realized that I need an emergency power...
  15. saucyjack

    Obsolete Fuse Carrier

    Hi all; could anybody please advise me where I might obtain a "Bill" 100 amp fuse carrier? (basically a 100A version of the carrier below). Any help would be very much appreciated!
  16. S

    can someone please advise on this type of light?

    Hey electricians forum, my grandparents are knocking on 90 and the main light in their living room has packed up... by packed up i mean that when they switch on the light it does nothing but fire up (try to light but keeps flashing and never catches... you know what i mean right every...
  17. T

    Need Advise!! Help me with this wiring. NPN sensor/Solid State Relay

    Is this the correct way of wiring npn sensor 4 wire with solid state relay and solenoid valve?
  18. P

    Need Advice on Single LED Purchase

    Hello, absolute noob in LEDs and plugs/connectors. I need to buy a single, small LED that connects to the connector shown in the picture below. A 3.3V battery powers that plug. I'm looking for the brightest LED available that can be connected to this connector, or maybe two small LEDs if they...
  19. T

    Any LED Experts Here?

    Hi all, it is some time since I visited this site, but here I am looking for some guidance. When I last worked seriously on electronics they were all glass valves, so I know nothing. I tried to convert a LED work light to infra-red by removing the bright white lights and fitting IR lights at...
  20. N

    Advise on a new 4 wire ceramic cooker hob

    I have just bought a new cooker hob which has 4 wires however my connection points only has 3 connectors do I connect 2 of these wires together in order for it to function properly or would I need to buy a new connection point with 4 pins on. I will more than likely have to get an electrician in...
  21. W

    Domestic What would you advise here?

    Hi, long time lurker, first time poster. Friend has asked me to help him upgrade his garden outhouse wiring to make it safer. Without seeing the job I said that an 18th ed-complaint RCD garage consumer unit should do the trick. However, I went round to the house tonight and had a quick look at...
  22. pirate

    Can someone advise me what type of gland this is?

    Here is a pic of a sign at my local reservoir, front thereof: Probably won't be flashing anytime soon... And here is a pic of the back of that sign, and I would like to know what you call the gland where the big cable exits from the metal post supporting the sign Thanks in advance!
  23. G

    Advise on whether outbuilding should be TT’d

    Hi all first post so please go easy on me. Just to give a bit of background on myself I have been qualified for 12 years and have recently completed my 18th edition and 2391. I’ve recently been carrying out an EICR on a MOD industrial waste water treatment site. The question I have is about a...
  24. R

    Troubleshooting advise please

    Having replaced a single socket with a double and added a second double in the same room by extending the ring, by chance I found that there was no continuity in what I assumed was a ring final circuit. Checked my connections and all were good. Just in case I was looking at a spur on spur...
  25. Kjb Electrical

    Commercial Anyone one experienced in large scale cctv systems I Need cctv advise

    Hi guys & girls, I have a client who wants a new cctv system on his business, He sells cars so has a lot of ground to cover. Doesn’t need any fancy extras just a dvr that can take around 30 cameras, and the cameras image to be clear enough to recognise faces and number plates at a distance of...
  26. A

    Help and advice needed on new switch

    Hello, I’m a DIYer and am adding some fire rated spot lights to my kitchen ceiling amongst some other alterations to the various electrical sockets and switches. I’m also installing the kitchen myself to keep costs down. Before I carry on I know that the kitchen is a safe zone and so building...
  27. N

    Starting on my own & where to start?

    hi I’m after some advise... I’m a qualified electrician & have 15 years experience. I’m currently employed & work nights as a sparks & would like to start my own thing during the day. Is there anything I should & shouldn’t do? I’m a bit confused on where to start & what to do. I want to be...
  28. J

    Just joined Hello . Need some advise.

    Hello Everyone, Need some advise. My fuse meter switch tripped . Upon inspection I realized that it trips the 'wall sockets' part only as the ceiling lights work fine on their own. I removed all the plugs from the appliance and reset the fuse box but after a minute or so it trips the socket...
  29. S

    Domestic Outside lights.Advise needed

    Hi all. New to the site and hoping you can help. I've been asked to fit some outside lights (x3). Having trouble getting a supply without chasing cables etc. Is it possible to use an existing fused spur for the supply? I'm thinking fused spur to new switch then out to lights! Do I need an rcd or...
  30. Nuno Gomes

    New on trade - Looking for advise

    Hi I finished my 2365 level 2 and 3 recently and I´m trying to find a work/trainee program as a Mate or improver. However, and after applying dozens of jobs (part time, full time, Temp, in my area, all country), I´m getting not even an answer. Can anyone give me any advise ? Tia Nuno Gomes
  31. M

    First MFT advise please

    Evening all... Looking for some advice buying my first MFT - got my inspect amd test after Xmas. Looking at the usual 2nd hand auction sites (cant afford new) and looking at under 300. Think i have narrowed it down to- Kewtech KT64. Fluke 1653 Metrel MI3000. Not really looked at megger. Any...
  32. S

    Please advise me on safety of loose plug

    Hi, I'm not an electrician or anything of the sort but I'm hoping to just get some quick advice. In moving my bed I accidentally somehow pulled the faceplate of a plug socket loose so now it's at an angle. I won't be able to get in touch with my landlord until the morning so I'm hoping someone...
  33. J

    After some advise please- Tn-s earth arrangement

    Evening all, Just after some info on the photo attached. It’s a tn-s system with an Earth going to the cu met from under the floor boards. After lifting the boards I found the earth attached as so... I was expecting to see a clamp around the supply cable, not a choc block with legs of unknown...
  34. H

    First step to becoming electrician

    Hi there everyone, first of all I would like to say what a good and helpful website this is, I’m Huseyin, I would like to know what do I need to do to become a electrician, for example to start work immediately ?(construction site or firm). So far Iv looked at Not A Chance level 2 and level 3...
  35. the pict

    Who do I advise tenant or dno

    A friend who has a retail shop was concerned about her electricity consumption, I had a look and I found the supply comes from an adjoining domestic property and is fed via an isolater within the same but has had a new meter fitted by the sse again its in the other property, so I ffitted a meter...
  36. D

    Door entry system advice

    Doing a job at the moment and the client has asked as an extra whether I can fit a second phone handset in another room from the existing. The current setup is a speaker/mike outside, door release, and handset inside to talk/open door release. Handset has 5 wires connected. Is it ok to just loop...
  37. GBDamo

    Looped Supplys...Black flat T&E..............

    Been asked to advise on a rewire. I think on age alone it's advisable but the following points add to the argument. Installation age approx 60 years. This is a "forever Home" so although it may test ok how long will it stay so? Black T&E throughout. Not a reason to condemn alone but adds to...
  38. Andy

    Solar Power advise needed please

    Hi Folks I've just been asked to install an outside socket at a customers house, thats no problem. My problem is they've got Solar Panels and I've not had the pleasure of working around the extra systems involved. Can / Should I be able to turn them off whilst I work on the house wiring, do my...
  39. MikeM3

    Any LED Experts Here? Please Read and Advise.

    Hi all, it is some time since I visited this site, but here I am looking for some guidance. When I last worked seriously on electronics they were all glass valves, so I know nothing. I tried to convert a LED work light to infra-red by removing the bright white lights and fitting IR lights at...
  40. D

    Contactor control advise

    hi guys could you help me out please. I have been asked to put a contactor on a 100 amp supply to a dB on a food stand. The contactor needs to shut off on fire through a firetrace system already installed. 1st I was thinking of coming of the dB with a 2a breaker to feed the pressure switch...
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