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  1. M

    Disconnection Times Again! Fig 3A4

    Looking at Fig 3A4 Type B 60898 unless I'm getting it wrong once we In*5 our device there is no way of telling if our disconnection is 10s or 0.1s unless im missing something although this seems quite important??? as our Disconnection time needs to be at least 0.4 seconds and for doing our...
  2. Dan

    Catching up again - Ads and Advent Wins mostly

    Morning all, Apologies for the delay in posting this. I've moved house and we had to wait for the internet to get connected from VM as nobody in the property had it before, and they needed to dig up some street for us (at our cost the lovely bar stewards). I realise the ads have been crazy...
  3. L

    Help! Rewiring 3 way switch, cannot get it to work again.

    Long story short, I tried to replace my existing 3 way switch with a new 3 way switch, but I had to pretty much take everything out and my attempt at putting everything back as it was failed because now the ceiling lights controlled by the new switch don't work. The other 3 way switch is located...
  4. KeenPensioner

    Borrowed neutral - again!

    As I've said before, I'm not a qualified electrician but have worked as a mate a few times. I'm retired now and as a hobby I study all things electrical (domestic). I know this has been asked before on this forum but as an amateur I still can't understand how the wiring for "borrowed neutrals"...
  5. Smart sparks

    I've had 2 honywell programer freeze up I replaced the first one now it's happened again any ideas

    I've had 2 honywell programer freeze up I replaced the first one now it's happened again any ideas
  6. S

    Doorbells again - volt drop / max bell wire length

    Hi Folks I've been trying to work out whether a doorbell will work with approximately 16m run of bell wire. I've tried to find out volt drop, resistance (to calculate volt drop), or even CSA of typical bell wire. But no luck. I tested an approx. 3m length with my MFT and got 0.87 Ohms. That...
  7. Dan

    TilersForums.com Job Of The Month Competition has started again

    https://www.tilersforums.com/forums/jotm/ Checkout the September jobs on TilersForums.com. Had 10 entries for the first month it has been back in around 10 months. That's not bad to be fair. :) So, for those who don't know, this is where a tiler will whack pictures of his job in a thread, and...
  8. FatAlan

    This old chestnut again .

    Customer with house full of MR16 halogens. Anyone recommend an LED replacement that will work off these?
  9. Dan

    Ads have gone nuts again - my bad

    I'm trying to show ads on a usergroup basis. So unregistered see most, registered less, arms even less, staff nearly none, subscribed none at all. Google has setup auto-ads for plebs who don't know what they're doing (or because they just want MAX ads everywhere - even though they've literally...
  10. D

    Builder makes the headlines again....

    For all the wrong reasons... https://uk.news.yahoo.com/cowboy-builders-botch-34000-extension-and-hold-parties-in-owners-house-141040839.html
  11. D

    Rewiring - Some questions, don't want to get done again...

    Hi, after having a somewhat bad experience with a previous sparky and having to get the work fixed I'm after some advice with regards to some additional work I'd like done. I don't want to have similar issues. I'm not an electrician, I can wire a dash-cam and that is as far as I want to go, that...
  12. richy3333

    Wet Pants strikes again

    We had to inspect and test a tenanted property this week. We did it last time - 5 years ago. The property had electric storage heating and this was converted over to Rointe type heating. In the interim the present tenant has moved in. He's supposedly a heating engineer and is 'Gas Safe'...
  13. S

    Becoming an Electrician - Starting Over Again - Advice?

    Hi, I've recently been thinking about my current career within the world of IT and have decided to change direction. I've been working with computers for nearly 10 years and don't have the job satisfaction I thought I would have. I'm only 30 and think its the right time to change. Office work...
  14. pirate

    Stuck in a lift, again...

    I am bored tonight, so i would love to hear from you all. You are stuck in a lift. The engineers are working on it. You will be there for 2 hours. Who would you choose as your companion for that duration? And why? And...there is no CCTV in there! To narrow the field a bit, you cannot choose...
  15. A

    Getting part p registered again

    Hi guys, Just wondering if I can pick some brains. I am looking at getting part pee registered again. I was registered but lost it as I took work on with a company and didn’t have any work of my own to show and as I was working for company full time and didn’t see the need to renew. I am now...
  16. FatAlan

    At it again - Nationwide Homeserve Ltd

    Received unsolicited email from Nationwide Homeserve Ltd after contractors to work on numerous rental properties in my area. (Obviously a targeted emai). As before phone links back to Glasgow. Company incorporated in March this year with copyright on website dated 2014. Steer clear as this...
  17. telectrix

    bloody ads again

    now the ads are hiding the x button behind the right side, so i can no longer tell them i don't want their pesky ad. come on dan, get a grip.almost every post has an advert attached.
  18. Edtwozeronine

    Domestic Treadmill problems again...

    I first had issues about 6 months ago with my second hand treadmill tripping the ring part of the way into a session, since then I've sent off my controller board to treadmill doctor co uk. He repaired the board and sent it back after approximately a month. Since then I've had the a dedicated...
  19. buzzlightyear

    cant wait to see me friends again .

    and its not you lots LOL.
  20. O

    BG Incompetence strikes again

    Got called out yesterday, wife's friend has no power (since Thursday night) and their 2nd BG call for Saturday had been cancelled and re-scheduled for Sunday Family of 5, no power So I turn up to find they have 1 extension lead running the fridge freezer from their neighbour ............. So...
  21. S

    The fun and stress starts again, planning application submited.

    Next project, this time the house as it looooooong overdue, let the ---- taking start, evens its Tel........ ;o)))) 3 bed converting to 5 bed, may or may not do the rear extension depends on costings, shed to be built in a Shu Sugi Ban way with a living roof.
  22. the pict

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC site down again !!!!!

    I was going to go off on one but what's the use so sod them let them have their bank holiday week end and sort it on Tuesday poor things must be cream crackered I mean a 35 hour week must be exhausting with at least 10 weeks between holiday week ends lasting from Friday to Mondays, maybe one...
  23. michaelw6

    Again the dreaded 18th edition additions...AFDDs

    Ive search the forums and cannot find a conclusive answer. I have been reading my New Regs Book today (Thank you sam400) and the IET BSI changes within BS7671:2018. Now it says 'chapter 42 protection against thermal effects:- New regulation 421.1.7 recommending installation of arc fault devices...
  24. P

    new member-dreaded assesment again tomorrow!!

    Hi all, what a great forum! got the dreaded elecsa man round again tomorrow, doesn't matter how many times I do it.... still gives me the shivers! im member 177 so youd think I would have done it enough times now to be used to it, but another new bloke, another unknown, whish they would stick to...
  25. buzzlightyear

    it comes round again like xmas.

    you know what it like the dreaded mot ,need to take the van in for the mot . I need to strip the thing ,just in case you dont pass ,one hour to strip ,throw every thing in the garage just in case the van does not come back on the same day ,I has taken me 3 hours just to put all the gear back...
  26. O

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC at it yet again

    Just completed my first 18th edition certificate online Took me about an hour to work my way through the new overly complicated forms Lo and behold half of the fields are blank and none of the test results/circuit details have saved and are blank Why the ---- are they continually trying to...
  27. pirate

    Train fares increased again...

    I see a lot of chat about the recent fares increases. I seldom use trains, and due to my location and my concession card, I never pay full rate anyway. I checked today's fare from Glasgow to Edinburgh, £13.10. Last night I bought a plane ticket from Gatwick to Menorca, £20.16...
  28. buzzlightyear

    another wet pants strikes again.

    called to a job to day where a customer says their emersion heater not working ,gets to the job ,open the cupboard and a nice unvented cylinder . now this unvented cylinder has not one but two elements feed from a 2.5 cable the old emersion switch ,but wait on why is there two 3kw on.. now...
  29. C

    Escape routes again & again

    Just done our 18th,hey ok,tutor mentioned metal fixings etc,we were in a classroom with normal T bar false ceiling,I asked if these cables above needed proper metallic supporting,he said no ceiling is fire rated. Not really getting that,looks so flimsy ,what do you guys reckon.
  30. P

    Sorry to mention stables again but...

    Some of you may remember a discussion I had on this forum some time ago regarding my wiring of a stable. The general opinion was that they would burn down, soon after the horses and anyone within a 10 mile radius was electrocuted. Now so far none of this has happened. Now my point was that as...
  31. S

    Well its that time of year again,

    nope not the once a year treat of a leg over, I am blessed but........ A Level Results with students jumping for joy before they depart to Uni for a 3 year bender and a £35k debt for media studies which lets them to a job in a call centre in Swansea.......... Bring back on the job training...
  32. M

    Father in law strikes again

    As many have seen from past posts of mine...my father in law fancies himself as a dab hand with electrics. "Its not rocket science" "its just live netrual and earth" being some of his favoured qoutes. Had to help him with a two way switch he had tried doing himself couldnt understand why it...
  33. P

    Newbie again ! Need some honest advice please!

    Hello All, I currently work in the hospitality trade mainly front of house, I am pretty happy with my current job but I have always wanted to learn a trade such as this but never got round to it and if I can make a new career out of it then that would be amazing. I am 25 and have a house...
  34. JK-Electrical

    Wetpants Strikes Yet Again ....... GRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Thank you Mr. Wetpants. Not only have you stolen my wiring space by threading your radiator pipes through holes that were drilled for cables I was planning on installing on Friday morning, but you have installed hot-water pipes right on top of existing cables. I can't decide whether the ----wits...
  35. sham

    Pat Testing question, again

    I started having an discussion with my NICEIC assessor about correct fuses in appliances, telling him that the previous PAT tester did not replace the plug fuses to match that of the rating of the appliance. He said that it was OK and that many electricians do not understand how PAT testing is...
  36. Howard Thomason

    Induction hob and electric oven running from same 32 questions... Again

    HI Guys, so looking for some advice I've had a re-wire for our new kitchen all was going to plan until yesterday when I realised that my changing of appliance could be a issue.. I told the electrician I was getting a range style cooker so he wired up for this, I changed my mind after seeing the...
  37. A

    Checkatrade,Mybuilder, Myhammer ratedpeople etc etc.. Your views?

    Are they amu good as I am thinking if joining and one of their reps is coming next week!! Keep the cash and have xmas or spend it and have a bonanza Xmas next year?!?!!?
  38. I

    Starting from scratch again

    Hi everyone I've just registered today & looking for some good advice, I'm thinking I want to restart doing more electrical work, I have qualifications 2330 level 2 & 3 city & guilds 17th edition, I have worked on site a few years ago when the recession hit us back in n 2012 & now I work in a...
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