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  1. N

    Running cables horizontally along the 150mm top of wall

    Top of the wall – where the wall meets the ceiling there is a 150mm zone where cables should be run. It is at the top of the wall and runs horizontally around the whole wall House is made of concrete floors. So I'm planning on using the top 150mm of wall (safe zone) by ceiling, to run cables...
  2. M

    Solar Edge inverter installed along with pvdc monitor & growatt voltage optimiser?

    Bit out of my area but hopefully a quick one for someone with the right experience. Central Oxford domestic installation done by reputable company for elderly lady. Single property has installed: Solar Edge single phase inverter Growatt voltage optimiser VO60 PVDC Voltage monitor? 3kw battery...
  3. Flux

    First post

    Hi all, New to the forum, hope to get some help along the way and share advice etc. Thanks Adam
  4. robman29

    Allo

    Hi, I'm a sparks working in the Essex and Herts area and (unfortunately) London sometimes (always a long drive with lots of traffic, or early in and out), pretty much use the forum for reference, most questions I want to ask have already been answered and I'm very greatful for that, a lot of...
  5. mack3rs

    NEW MEMBER

    hi ppl on here to tap into the knowledge and hopefully provide some. :)
  6. M

    Don't shoot me, I need some clarification.

    I'm not an electrician, I'm a chemist, and although I think I know the answer I need a clarified clear answer from someone who knows what they are on about. Its not strictly electrical but my MS (multiple Sclerosis) nurse told me what MS was using this analogy. Imagine you have a lamp... and a...
  7. P

    Howdy

    New member just saying hello!
  8. S

    Old man a spark, his old man a spark, and now me. be a spark they said, Be fun!

    Hello all. Just taken over the family business. Im noot green having grown up with it, but there are going to be time i ain got a clue. thank in advance.. oh and where to i post my first issue? i have a simple "what the hell is going on here question!
  9. Monkey Nuts

    Hi all :)

    hello everyone i'm chris from east yorkshire although i'm DEI, part p and BS7671 qual, i have limited experience, so go easy on me ! :D hoping to learn lots from you all stay safe chris
  10. JOURNEYMAN

    New Member

    Hi all, Thank you for the welcome Dan. I'm 52, self employed domestic sparks and look forward to reading and contributing on here with everyone. All the best to everyone.
  11. D

    Just Joined - Hello

    Hi there, Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I've been a Sparks since 1999 carrying out all different types of works. For the last 4 yrs I have been working on the DNO side of things, Live cable jointing,OHL's etc for all networks across the UK.
  12. R

    Minimum Height Of Conduit

    I have just finished a job for a customer part of which entailed running 20mm conduit horizontally at 1.75 metres above ground along a vertical railway sleeper type wall at the end of a parking area for their two cars. I have just had an email from the customer saying that they want the conduit...
  13. telectrix

    Baffled

    As title, this morning I am totally confused. Been out to a call-out and observed the following: several peoples, both male and female, out in the sun, actually running along the pavements or at the side of the road. sometimes singly, occasionally in pairs. there are no bush fires; no...
  14. D

    Steel trunking

    Hi guys Been asked to perform some remedial works on site....lot of which is Missing 100mm galvanised trunking lids missing. Can they be bought alone ? ( as i cant find them ) or will the whole trunking section needs to be replaced ? does anybody have any better ideas ? ta
  15. G

    Domestic Mains replacement help needed!

    Hello, I am a non-electrician and not planning on doing this myself but was wondering if anyone could offer any advice... I live in a leasehold property. I came home one day to find no mains supply. We have had our provider (British gas) in who said the main fuse outside is fine and the...
  16. Clark3169

    Domestic RCD's tripping with no current?

    Hi guys, I am helping a friend with extending the ring main and adding some lights etc... in his new bedroom. I have put in a few new sockets & some two way lighting etc... I have isolated the circuits by turning off the appropriate MCB's at the CU which is split and both sides are protected by...
  17. E

    large junction box or enclosure wanted

    i've got to replace a board, it's in a stupid location (behind a garage door frame) and wants moved about 4 foot to the left. half of the circuits come throught the back of the board along with the tails and the other half are clipped to the black wall and go up. ideally i want an enclosure...
  18. K

    Voltage droop

    Hi guys and girls I'm new to the forum and it's probably on here somewhere but could someone please tell me a simple way of calculating volt drop as I'm not having much joy with the Maths side of things and I've got my 2391-10 in two weeks as easy as possible plse
  19. T

    New Trainee for Hemel Hempstead

    Hello everyone, My name is Alan and I have recently decided on a career change, I have just starting studying the Train 4 trade skills course for Domestic and commercial Electrician. Hope to pick your brains sometime in the future. Regards Alan
  20. J

    stairway lighting circuits

    Hi been working abroad for a few years and now back in the uk , question i have is in a stairwell in a sheltered housing scheme do the lights in the stairwell still have to be wired on the 1 circuit under the 17th edition ? stairs cover 5 floors thanks in advance (17th edition course booked...
  21. A

    Intro ( before my account is closed)

    Hi there, thought I'd better say my hello. I'm from Lincoln, just started in the business and whilst I might have the exams sorted, I think I'm going to be asking loads of practical advice. I look forward to taking part in discussions as time goes by. Thanks, Ade.
  22. Goody

    Domestic How many years of trading to become a Domestic Installer?

    Hi, How long should a self-employed person or a company be trading before registering to become a Domestic Installer? Thanks
  23. S

    hi from london

    hi guys, joined up just because i was checking a few things up i wasnt 100% on to help a mate finish some certificates. Great site!
  24. T

    Hi there, teecee from NW London

    Hi there peeps - new joiner here. Might be taking on a new home that needs re-wire (by tradesman), but thought I'd join in case I find anything interesting that could be shared, and also glean any help from members. Oh, I'm also considering wiring up with CAT6 network cable at the same...
  25. T

    Hi from leeds

    Hi, decided to sign upto this forum after my Dad pointed it out to me, help me gain some more knowledge on my trade. Im 21 years old and i am JIB qualified electrician having served a 4 year on site apprenticeship working on domestic, commercial and insdustrial maintenance and installation...
  26. Scratch Music

    Scratch Music & Installation Ltd

    Based in Doncaster and run by Alan Drabble, Martin Pearman and Matt Brown (yes Matt Brown!!). 30 years of experience in designing, supplying, installing, maintaining all types of audio and visual systems. Induction loops, environmental noise control, LED lighting, Anytronics and Mode...
  27. P

    Hello, newbie (cheshire)

    Hello, my name is Peter i am 25 years old and live in cheshire, i started the 2330 in september and am really enjoying it. I am very daunted by the lack of work around but like the rest of you hope this will change soon. Any advise anyone can give me of things to look out for or things to note...
  28. G

    Another New Member On Board

    Hi All, Just to introduce myself, i am an apprenticed served electrician, way back in 1980, i was a JIB registered, approved electrician, with a C+G certificates in electrical installations 236 course, parts 1 + 2. in London. The shopfitting company that i had worked for, wen`t into liquidation...
  29. N

    work

    hi every one, i am looking for work, i have 5 years exprience. if any work you have or know about. please let me know.please,please,please help me...................................................
  30. P

    Hi from Greater Manchester

    Hi ! my name is John White , please be gentle, I am a newbie not only to this sight but also to this Industry. I live in Leigh nr Wigan / Bolton and work as a Mobile Dj however I am just starting a new business In - Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, but prefer PAT Testing...
  31. P

    Just wanted to say hi

    Hello everyone, What a great forum this is! Just wanted to say hi and welcome any industry news you may have. Best wishes Theresa
  32. K

    ice breaker

    hello to all.. ive just joined, so i thought id do the right thing, and say bonjour! I have been in the scaffold game for the past ten years, and for the last 3 years i have attended college (after work) to get my CG2330 level 3. Ive passed my 17th edition also and then im going for my 2391 in...
  33. B

    Hello from Leeds!

    Hi All. I'm currently studying for the C&G 2330 in Leeds. I'm 28 and I've been unemployed for longer than I care to admit. Saw this course and jumped at the change. Really enjoying it. I'm looking forward to being qualified in a few years so I can actually get out there and WORK WORK...
  34. J

    Looking for a job

    Alright people, i am a 21year old looking for work as a electrician within the merseyside area. I am from southport, got a full clean driving liencse so i am willing to travel. At the moment i am at college studying eletrical and installation level 2 three days a week, but i like to work and...
  35. B

    Domestic Use of SY 3 core in outdoor domestic lighting

    I have just been on a site inspection which produced burnt out cables (Sheathing melted or burnt away), within some ground recessed fittings. I have not seen this used before and can only find reference to this cable (SY Cable) being used for Air-con, IT and food processing as a 'control' cable...
  36. J

    Well..... that should`ve worked!!!!!!

    Hi all, I`m hoping that`s a phrase I wont be using very often. Anyway, about me, I`m 34 from Anglesey. Ex forces, then a delivery driver, but decided to 'invest in my future' by enrolling on OLCI`s become an electrician course. Fingers crossed I`ll have finished my Level 2 by the end of...
  37. C

    100amp 3 Phase isolater blew up in my face today...

    So here's what happened....... Was in a main intake room for a school comprising several outbuildings, and in the process of upgrading the entire switch room. The installation was ancient, and had rows of switch fuses all unlabelled. Had to identify them for the upgrade so turned one off...
  38. M

    Making a circuit live prior to final fix

    Hi I have been asked to make a circuit live before the work has been completed. The situation is that the boiler has been moved into an extension. The extension is at the very early stages and i will be running the cable from the C/U (No ring to spur from yet) under a floor in the house...
  39. P

    Looking for work

    I am 39 years old and have retrained as an electrician from an engineering background.I have C+G 2330 level 2 and 3, BS 7671 wiring regs and C+G 2391 insp+testing qualifications. I have some domestic and dental surgery experiance but not a great deal, I feel i need to work along side an...
  40. A

    RCD Protection

    Hiya People I am installing some sockets in a room using dado trunking but in order to get the ring from the CCU to the trunking i have had to pass through a wall, im aware that cables buried at less than 50mm require to be RCD protected. The ring willl be suppling computer equiptment and will...
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