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I know there are few out now that look ok, like the nest models, but still smoke/heat/CO detectors are very unslightly. One of the biggest complaints from customers, can rouine the look of a nice kitchen. Usually don't agree with customers but they are right in this case!
Well the dreaded day came this week with my annual visit, all was going along nicely, paper work in order, meters all calibrated, regs book and other guidance notes in place etc.
Then when he asked to see my completed certificates and what installations we are going to see, it all fell apart at...
We do lots of testing on social housing and came across this yesterday.
Someone has recently replaced the consumer unit with an AMD3 wylex unit. They have taken the main tails and earth through three separate 20mm stuffing glands. What code should we be giving it, C2?
How would you code for circuits not protected by RCD in HMOs, the circuits being, lighting, water heaters and storage heating?
I'm thinking code 3, my main concern is the switch drops having no protection, just wondered if others agree.
Ive been analysing my work over the last 2 years and have confirmed what i have suspected for a while now;
it seems that in this game everyone is always brainwashed into the mentality of getting the big jobs in, large contracts are good!
well i have personally found the big jobs are up to 45%...
Do you agree that we only should be working dead when establishing the Zs for final circuits other than socket outlet circuits? That is, don't use the line, neutral and earth probes of the E/L tester except for Ze and Ipsc. Simply add R1+R2 to Ze.
I have a sub board which is supplied by a 2.5mm 2 core SWA with a 30m run from the origin. The sub board is in a garage and has sockets and lights wired to this board. Am i right to assume that the volt drop from the origin to the sub board will not exceed my g83 voltage parameters...
Morning all. I'm about to set off to a cellar conversion. The gas, water and electric incomers are all in opposite corners of the cellar. In the next few days it's all going to be plasterboarded, which will conceal the bonding conductors permanently, although the actual earth clamps (i.e. the...
Just checked domestic property today to see if main bonding present and ok. I was thinking does everyone check bonding even for smallest job. Personally i do even for like for like but i know some that dont. Honest answers please.
i have never installed a buglar alarm before and wanted to do one in my own home. could anyone give some advise on installing and reccomend a good make, i was looking for the one that can be programmed with my phone number in it so it alerts me when it goes off.
I have been asked to test my friends renovated property, fully rewired, and said i'd do it for £100. He is a qualified spark but i did check his 1st fix work to verify his workmanship and all seemed ok to me. It has if i remember - 3 rings, 2 lighting circuits, cooker, smoke alarms, 2nd small...
I am currently looking around for the best way to train to be an electrician. There are two obvious way apprentership and training courses. I have applied for several apprentership places and am waiting for a reply. There are many training courses that are provided like the ones below:
Got called to a job yesterday to check 8 double sockets in a bedroom that had been installed by a bloke he knows a couple of months ago. As the room is going to be used for work and is going to have a couple of people working in there he wanted to make sure its safe.
To cut a long story short...
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