• Welcome to the new forum. We're now hosted on ElectriciansForums.net rather than ElectriciansForums.co.uk - Chat about the forum upgrade by CLICKING HERE

Welcome to our Electrical Forum - We started out providing electrical advice just for the UK - But now we have specific advice for the USA too! - Register for free and share American Electrical Advice.

after

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. E

    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
Electrical Insurance
ElectriciansForums.net (formerly known as ElectriciansForums.co.uk) was setup in April 2006 to provide free electrical advice to both professional and DIY electricians. Whether seeking advice for auto electrics, trying to find electrical installation condition reports (EICR) form downloads, or whether you're here just to talk to other electricians; we've been a first-choice website for tens of thousands of sparkies for well over a decade.
Top