1. marconi

    Davesparks - good to see you again

    You have been missed. I guess I speak for many when I write it is good to have you back contributing your great expertise. I hope in your absence you have been well. :)
  2. D

    Oops I did it again...

    I had an Amazon gift voucher for me and just simply could not resist so ordered a set of Bahco Ergo Slim Vde Screwdrivers Seem quite nice but only time...
  3. J

    TNC-S Supply but combined again at DB?

    Took a look at a block of flats today that has a TNC-S supply. Each flat is fed by a 2-core mineral insulated cable. The earth and neutral are then combined again using a henley block prior to entering the consumer unit. Has anyone come across this before?
  4. littlespark

    Smoke detectors and Scotland (again!)

    Lots of threads already about the new legislation, and February ain’t far away… so I’d just like to post a few queries for discussion. Not that I’ve come across anything myself. Customers are usually happy with the bare minimum, but just things I’ve heard. Smoke detector fitted in attic where...
  5. Lucien Nunes

    Questionable ads again

    Seeing a lot of ads for Motex, another fake electricity-bill-saver. I had four on one page just now, including pics of dangerous foreign electrical demos with bare live connections, I think these were from India or Pakistan. So two unrelated kinds of electrical bad practice being displayed...
  6. Moley

    It's that time of year again

  7. Dave Appleby

    Cooker switch plates again

    Just been asked to reinstate a cooker point. Existing feed is checking out perfectly. However, the existing back box has top and bottom lugs ~135mm apart. I'm assuming that this is an old imperial box. Can anyone suggest what faceplate is appropriate? Yes, yes, next time I take a photo...
  8. Gavin John Hyde

    Copper prices going up up and up again

    Went to scrap yard today, had a large sack, just shy of 20KG of stripped copper cables. Was shocked when he said £6 per KG... nice Brucy bonus for me there... Copper has gone up again after a little fall. from a job point of view it means the price of cables is going to go up even further. Did...
  9. pirate

    EV again...

    Just sharing this personal experience. I am in Spain. Daughter had to fly home early cos not double jabbed. Wife, in Glasgow, says she will pick up daughter in Manchester (the only flight she could get). It's a long way. Glasgow to manchester airport...plain sailing... Return journey? 3 hour...
  10. S

    Pme question again

    Am carrying out a job soon a sub main to a out building in someone’s garden. The house is tncs earthing so was planning on doing tt at the shed. There’s no extraneous metal work, but it is a concrete base and they are planning on putting some fridges or freezers in there. Would others do the...
  11. GBDamo

    Wet pants strikes again.....

    I was on the Wirral so my gaffer asked if I could swing by a pub as the landlord doesn't think the water tank is properly supported. So I goes into the abandoned flat and ogle the surface conduit, bakerlite switches and wooden pattresses. Then remembered the water tank. Stuck my head...
  12. L

    Starting again which strippers and side cutters would you buy for a small "grab bag style set up"

    No armoured etc .Just a basic 1-6mm . I am getting sick of carrying large bags around and want to form a new tote setup
  13. P

    Smart meter push, again.

    Today I got a note by postcard from SSE saying: "We recently contacted you about your new smart meter, which can be delivered and installed for you from 10 May" Now I am not aware of being contacted, certainly not by phone, so it seems a bit disingenuous to tell me this. Also I have a fairly...
  14. old man sparky

    Here we go again, 6mm cable x 10kw shower x whack a 40A mcb in.

    Just been to another one of those !! Plumber replaces shower for upgraded version. 40A mcb replaces 32A. No problem mate !! that will work fine. So 12 months later the owners girlfriend moves in with him. So that poor old 6mm that was just starting to break a sweat for 12 months, suddenly...
  15. L

    iBoost goes dead and then a few days later, comes to life again

    For the last few weeks, my iboost seems to completely switch off and even if you push any of the buttons or turn the switch to the mains on or off, it does not work. And then suddenly, out of the blue it starts working again. If it works during daylight, it will start to heat the water properly...
  16. T

    Can't get overload circuit in house working again

    A circuit in my house quit working when a toaster oven and portable electric heater where both running on it. Normally the simple fix would be resetting the tripped breaker. However, the breaker did not appear to be tripped. I turned it off and on just to make sure and still no luck. Next...
  17. multimick

    Rcd again

    Hi guys. dolls split load board protec. Rcd wont reset took all neutrals out board both sides all breakers off and all lines disconnected even took all earths out one by one it won't reset unless main switch is off soon as main switch is on it trips again .. IR readings spot...
  18. P

    halogen bulbs in kitchen ceiling keep going of then on again a while later

    I have 9 x halogen lights in kitchen ceiling 3 in each transformer wired into the main ring. the centre set come on then go off, then come back on again a while later, repeating this process. is it the bulbs or is the transformer on its way out ?
  19. Dan

    Welcome to Electricians Forums, again? But this time the, again? - Blog Feed

    Welcome to Electricians Forums, again? But this time the, again?[/] Okay, so we’ve had some confusing changes over the years. Usually just smilies on the forum changing. Or the automatic post merging system that wound up a few dozen big burly blokes and some even burlier women also. Our...
  20. Dan

    I've been messing with the forums again

    I've been messing with the forums again. So some things might look different here and there. Mainly, the forum homepage layout has had the "Latest Post" and the Statistics columns removed. Reason being most users now view the forum on a mobile, so it looked too busy really for the amount of...