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  1. H

    Boiler comes on after time clock has been removed from wall

    Hi just looking peoples thoughts on this one. I went to check out a 3 channel hortsmann time clock. I found it to be faulty as the display came and went. It’s about 12 years old and apparently when the internal battery fails it time to change the clock as you can’t access the battery. Anyway, I...
  2. S

    Help finding fault after a short Circuit( Com with Neutral )

    Hi there Im reaching out here as I have given up trying and couldn't find a local electrician to help today . so the issue . after painting the wall I was try to fit the light switch back into the wall and somehow the com cable touched the metal surround on the wall. the lighting RCBO...
  3. N

    How to find work after obtaining Level 3 Diploma?

    Hey guys, Sorry to bother you all and any information you give me will be greatly appreciated. I have recently completed my Level 3 diploma in electrical installations. I now wish to find work as an electrician's mate. However, I did not realize you needed an employer reference to get an ECS...
  4. 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.
  5. JayKay70

    Dimmers keep failing after 4-5 weeks

    Hi all, The dimmer push button still works but the dimmer stopped working when i turn the button, i heard a pop noise and it was then when it stopped working. This is the second dimmer now and it has happened to both of them, not straight away, each one lasted about 4-5 weeks. I wonder if...
  6. A

    Commercial Fridge tripping

    Hi My name is Allen Brauteseth from Cape Town South Africa. I am a Qualified electrician and am sitting with a problem being I have a commercial fridge for cold drinks that trips out the earth leakage after running for 10 minutes please could someone help me as the supplier says there isn't...
  7. M

    Domestic What is a good start after getting level 2 and 3

    I am about to finish my level 3 city and guild 2365 qualification that I did for resettlement from the army, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I should expect for pay and what kind of job I should be going for with no experience.
  8. C

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done
  9. J

    Switch before or after transformer?

    Hello- I'm planning to install a bunch of LED lights in my kitchen cabinets. The idea is to have a small LED strip turn on automatically when opening the cabinet door. I've found a 12v LED strip that can be cut into 30cm long sections that will be perfect for my application, along with some...
  10. M

    Nuisance tripping after splitting a ring main

    Evening everyone Had to re post as I started a post within a post:grimacing: here's hoping I'm posting in the right part or I have started off on the wrong foot. Long story Asked by a friend to look at his friends electrics as the kitchen ring was tripping the RCD. New colours cable on 32amp...
  11. littlespark

    Employment. Taking a day off AFTER giving notice.

    Does anyone know about employment rules, other than electrician/construction? My wife works for local council as an early years practitioner…. old title, nursery teacher. Now, due to various reasons, she has given 4 weeks notice to leave. She has a new job starting, but they have asked if she...
  12. T

    Testing after a consumer unit change

    Had to change 40 consumer units the other day in a hostel/hotel/b&b and it come to the testing stage I spoke to the NICEIC who said you need to test circuits for " safety only ". He said doing a global IR test (testing each individual circuit if less than 1M), and earth fault loop, RCD and...
  13. F

    Domestic Hapless new member hoping what I'm after is even possible ...

    Hi all New to these forums ... I have no electrical experience, my brother-in-law is a qualified electrician who kindly does most work we need for us. As I imagine will be only too well known to a lot of you though, as someone with no electrical experience I have ideas as to what I'd like to...
  14. S

    CHINT RCD MAIN SWITCH MALFUNCTION AFTER TEST

    Installed a new radial circuit in a garage from an existing CHINT garage unit. All functioning well (tests fine) until after the RCD test. Then everything, lights etc stops working. On investigation, while I've got 244V at the incoming side of the main switch I'm getting a reading of...
  15. C

    ABS and Brake Light on after battery change

    Hi, I drive a 1999 Toyota Corolla. I bought a new battery 2 weeks ago which was flat this morning. The battery warning light came on on my way home from work last night. I jump started it and took it to the place I bought the battery. They changed the battery I had bought for a new one...
  16. sham

    Hello, I'm after advice regarding accounting for my LTD company.

    I am considering doing my accounts using an online service as in Sage, Quickbook or other. Reason being that I feel I can be on top of my spending and earnings whist I'm updating information online on their software instead of just saving receipts and relevant information and handing it to an...
  17. ETradesmen

    Advise on a time clock

    Good afternoon fellow engineers. Just wanted to see if someone could advise me on a certain time clock. I installed a particular one a while ago in a house which had 4 pins / built in contactor which fitted inside a single PVC box. A photocell was also incorporated in the circuit. I haven’t...
  18. P

    Domestic Ceiling lights short circuited when a bulb blew

    Just the ceiling lights (3 rooms + bathroom), all wall sockets working fine & no circuit breakers popped out. Any ideas why? Someone said it could be rodents chewing the cables & my upstairs neighbour has had a few infestations recently:mad:. I'm in a Victorian terrace ground floor flat. Does it...
  19. S

    Expat back to the UK after 18 years

    Hi Guys. Just hoping someone can give me some advice on what to expect after coming back to the UK (now in Cornwall) was in Australia for 18 years. I`m fully qualified but understand I now have to take the 18th edition regs , construction card etc . I have a JIB registration card but its...
  20. nathonic52

    Back on site after a break

    First day on site after 4 years in the office. Enjoyed it very much! great to get your hands dirty.
  21. B

    Domestic Friendly advice after some quotes...

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum so go easy whilst i adjust to your ways :) If this post is in the wrong section, do let me know! I need some advice. I've recently bought a doer-upper in need of some general DIY and as a first point of call i've got to get the consumer board replaced. The...
  22. G

    Breaker trip after screwing light fitting back to freshly painted ceiling

    Hi, This afternoon, finished re-emulsioning a plasterboard ceiling in a 25-y-o house (so the electrics are modern enough). I had removed a circular metal light fitting - the swivel 3-spotlight type of thing - but it uses modern LED bulbs. Never ever had a problem with it. The wiring is solidly...
  23. V

    Domestic Shower tripping mcb after being used

    Hello. Can anybody please help. I've been in my house for 5 years and had no trouble with shower at all. A couple of weeks ago the wife says that shower wasn't working. I looked at circuit board and mcb had tripped. Flicked switch back on and everything was ok. Went for a shower later and its...
  24. G

    Newbie after advice how to install dimmer switch

    Hello peepz Im new so howdi to all sparkies and experts in ere, keep up the good work. I want to tackle swapping a single light switch in my kids bedroom from standard switch to dimmer switch. I bought a dimmer switch, 25m back box and a dimmer led light bulb. All the videos ive seen and...
  25. anthonyleeds

    Quickest way to gain qualification after lots of experience

    Hello, I worked as an electrical apprentice from age 16 - 23. I feel I'm very competent when it comes to domestic installations. Unfortunately, through my own fault, I never gained all my qualifications at college (I only completed part one of my course). I am now 33 and after a number of...
  26. sythai

    After some help ..... SKY Q hard wire

    Hi All Hopefully a simple answer I can relay back to Client. My TV engineer is away on hols at mo, so after bit of advice from others please :-) Have wired a new build property for SKY Q, fair size place so have hard wired as precaution and Client wants to go with hard wired set up...
  27. Paul Haynes

    Advice Needed - Lights blown after fitting

    First off I'll say I'm not an electrician at all, I'm just a guy who bought a house and tried to fit new lights in the hallway. So I found that out of the two light sockets, one had the usual three wires (blue, brown and yellow/green) whilst the other had two of each of those wires, so 6 in...
  28. M

    Domestic Aerial cable not working after new faceplate added to existing cable

    Hi all, Just had a complete rewire done (excellent job) but after they added a new faceplate to the aerial cable, I get no signal on the TV. Sadly the old faceplate is gone in the trash so I can't put it back. I've reconnected the cable several times to ensure no shorts and I've continuity...
  29. K

    Hello and after some advice please on temporary lighting circuit

    Hi, I am just setting up as a general handyman, and I'm planning to get qualified for domestic electrical work in the new year. My daughter has some problems with her lighting circuit, and the other wiring all needs replacing. I have the skills and experience, having done a few house rewires...
  30. 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...
  31. P

    Back on the tools after many years....

    Just a quick hello.... Been out of the game for some years, 16th edition last time I was on the tools.... Have a lot to catch up on, lots has changed over those long years.. Will be taking my 18th as I'm now working in the NHS, and they will will put me through the course etc. Will probably...
  32. Spoon

    Anger after 'hardcore huntress' shoots goat on Scottish island

    Anger after 'hardcore huntress' shoots goat - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-45967845 Now I've never been into hunting, but personally I don't see the problem with the this American actress hunting in Scotland. It's not an endangered species or anything. Now there is...
  33. Stephen

    New electric cooker causing power to trip at fuse. The fuse is reluctant to flick back on after.

    Hi all. Thank you all in advance for your help and advice. I was hoping to get some help and advice on a cooker issue I'm experiencing. My cooker is "brand new" and I recently had it installed by my father inlaw (competent tradesman although not an electrician) The cooker is brand new but...
  34. H

    After having an electrical rewire - certificates?

    Hi, After having a partial electrical rewire of a domestic property and existing electrical installation tested which certificates should I receive from the electrician and should I receive something from the council, also are they uploaded somewhere so they can be downloaded in the future...
  35. Pete999

    Something forgotten after a long layoff

    An HV question, I use to be an AP (Authorised Person for several HV distributions) but having not touched it for many years, I was just mulling over things last night, and I recall, when phasing out a 11KV ring main, I seem to remember that when doing this, if you phased across 2 cores on...
  36. O

    EICR's after 1st Jan 2019 ....

    So you are doing an EICR next year and you are inspecting a consumer unit with these 2 "makes" of RCBO's in it ... So is it:
  37. Michaelwgroves

    Spark gone missing after EICR and no report

    I've been called by a client to fix a problem exposed by EICR. Spark put new light and fan in shower, also moved shower switch above bathroom door. Customer wanted EICR, but spark got his mate to do as he can't do EICR. So I'm suspicious he's not part of CPS, below might make you think the same...
  38. R

    Looking for full-time electrical work - Advice needed after redundancy

    Hello, So Friday I was told that I no longer had a job, and was finished up with immediate effect. So I have decided as I am nearly finished with my Level 2 C&G Electrical Course, that I would pursue a career in the electrical industry as a trainee or mate if possible. Rather than get another...
  39. Pete999

    Not agreeing with it, just after some thoughts from fellow sparks

    Been watching an American documentary on the IBEW Electician's Union, realise it's an American idea, but do you think this sort of thing would work in the UK? just asking for opinions please. Do you think it would upset the Schemes much? would it take far to long to organise and Police, if...
  40. J

    Advice after drilling through electrical cable above plug socket

    Hi all, I have stupidly drilled through the same electrical cable TWICE 1 inch apart. This is above a twin plug socket which obviously now doesn’t work. The holes are about 1m above the socket. As a temporary measure I was going to connect the wires individually with Wago connectors but the 2...
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