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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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 ableskills level 2 and level 3...
  13. 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...
  14. wirepuller

    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...
  15. G

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. P

    Dimmer switch advise please

    Hello all, I have just had 2x LED down-lighters (ENLITE DE8CX Dimmable, IP65, 8W, integrated LED Fire rated) (from Screwfix) installed, using 1x normal rocker type on/off switch to control both but want to change the switch to a dimmer type. Can you please advise type (preferably Screwfix but...
  20. J

    advise on my 1st commercial/ind quote....

    Afternoon in the middle of doing my 1st quote for a com/ind setup- bit out of my domestic comfort zone etc! it is for additional power in workshop units for material testing of composite structure (whatever thats means!!) see break down of my quote below: Unit 1 Distribution 1x 6way TPN...
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