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  1. captaincaveman

    2 way lighting alternative method

    Hi Gents & Ladies, Excuse my ignorance on this. It's just never occurred to me or haven't indeed ever seen it. Normally with two way lighting I have used the loop in at the ceiling rose, 3 core between switches then 2 core from switch to rose for switching method (although looping in at the...
  2. Mike Johnson

    Fluke 1633 alternative mains cord

    I have been asked by a good friend to check out the electrical installation in their French holiday home, whilst I am there (free use for test) what is so special about the Fluke mains lead that they want £40.00 for the EU version? I know it has a special plug into the unit, but c'mon £40.00 for...
  3. Lucien Nunes

    'TA'; Territorial Army, an island in Micronesia or what?

    So I've gone from being 'esteemed' and 'respected' to just 'TA' which I assume means trusted advisor, although I am not sure why we have to be cryptic about it. People who want quick pointers on whose advice to trust are those outside the forum who don't know the contributors, who also won't...
  4. D

    Henley block alternative?

    Hello peoples 🖐 I am installing an additional consumer unit to an installation. I’m going to stack them one above the other, normally I would use the henley blocks but I was wondering if there is an alternate solution to this? Is there any way Split the supply cables within the CU’s? I know...
  5. M

    EasyCert alternative

    I need some software to do my certs on and would like to know what alternatives there are to EasyCert? The software is great but as a sole trader the licensing is a bit of a joke/rip off. What options are there out there? Cheers...
  6. G

    Clipsal 6 gang switch alternative

    Hi all , have a vile 6 gang clipsal switch which I need to change trouble is the 3 5mm pins are top and bottom none on the sides , is there an alternative switch out there that I can fit . Cheers grand
  7. Gavin John Hyde

    Condudisc alternative to a earth rod

    Been having problems of late with hard rocky ground making installing rods on EV chargers next to impossible. This thread might also be of use to people when putting rods in when exporting PME with tricky ground conditions too. Have come across this Looks quite useful. anybody actually used...
  8. Gavin John Hyde

    sensible price for one of these or suitable sized alternative?

    Customer needs one of these changed for an elderly relative. Found new versions by Mk themselves for the old one but at £30+ hoping to find a more affordable alternative. Anybody know of other makes that fit the dimensions? or better still sensible priced MK ones?
  9. E

    I certifi need alternative

    Hi guys been using I certifi for a few years but now moved on from ios does anyone know of a good alternative on android that will work across devices easily without a PhD.
  10. rolyberkin

    Double Flourescent- LED Alternative

    I have commercial client who would like to change double flourescent fittings to a LED alternative. Any suggestions? office environment so needs to look nice.
  11. E

    JCC V50 downlights or alternative

    Customer looking to change 33 JCC old existing downlights ,with JCC V50 downlights.The ceiling height is 60mm only so choices are limited for fire rated downlights. JCC customer service suggested their JCC V50 fitting.Than I found out that manufactory advices no more than 20 fitting per circuit...
  12. the pict

    fibre optic alternative to trailer wiring

    Anyone familiar with fibre optics, while considering a trailer for my van I thought why do we use relays, bypass devices , etc is fibre optics viable bear in mind I know bugger all about the subject Pict
  13. Wilko

    Alternative Captions for Electrical Photos

    I saw this pic today in a popular magazine (always has interesting content). But it did get me thinking how often our work may be misunderstood o_O . "It's safely isolated, there's no voltage on this plastic "
  14. Gavin John Hyde

    Alternative to Armeg Dust collection guard and drive

    I had an Armeg Dust collection and drive shroud but for some reason it decided to split and is now next to useless... Held together with a bit of gorilla tape for a few weeks but has now past the point of no return. Does anybody know of any other makes out there who make similar units or...
  15. Ian1981

    Earthing arrangements of switched alternative generator sets

    Regulation 551.4.3.2.1 suggests that when supplying earthing for a switched alternative generator that fault protection should not rely upon the TN building supply earthing ie an earth electrode would need to be installed for the generator. My question is should the electrode also be connected...
  16. drzsta

    Alternative to generic BS4568 conduit

    Is there any reason why I couldn't install heavy gauge black malleable pipe to bs1387 instead of generic electric conduit to BS4568 where greater impact resistance is required? Assuming of course the pipe was identified as such.
  17. D

    Fan Isolator switch alternative

    Hi. Random question, but in our utility room we have an extraction fan like what is normally found in a bathroom. Currently doesn't come on with the light or anything like the bathroom one. It has its own independent isolator switch which leaves the fan on or off continuously. Does this have to...
  18. A

    GET Mcb Alternative Help

    Hello, My name is Alex, I am new to the forum and would like to know if anyone knows an alternative to a GET Mcb? Thanks.
  19. Sparky_marky2

    Alternative cable to use instead of armoured when running external power circuit

    Hi guys, New to the forum and would much appreciate your opinions, I'm wiring a power radial circuit for one double socket for a customer, however part of the run (2 meters) will run on the outside of the house and then back inside, up from the ground floor to the first floor. The customer has...
  20. J

    Electrical drawing software

    Hi team! At work, when the need arises, I use Eplan for electrical drawings but I am soon to undertake some side projects and need to put some drawings together. I don't have eplan at home, so have been looking at affordable alternatives and have been tinkering with edraw, but for the life of...
  21. G

    Alternative to lightwaveRF

    Hi all, Any alternative to light wave rf switches , they all fail, fail to light LED properly, says soft start, but more like a three level step up in light. Nothing but trouble , customer loves the look of them but they are useless Was wondering if they was an alternative . Cheers Grand
  22. FatallyFlawed

    NHS issues safety alert on socket covers requiring removal from NHS premises!

    The NHS has just published a safety alert about socket covers which requires them to be removed from all NHS premises! It says: "This Alert is issued to highlight how, in certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A (13 amp) electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories) can overcome...
  23. i=p/u

    help with schedule of inspections

    if you can help me along on the tick sheet cheers.. these are the faults i found today.. 1.Cable duct not sealed C3 2. unterminated sy cable laying on floor (not live) C3 3. Rcd for additional protection not tripping in required times C2 4 no discrimination between protective devices...
  24. D

    Dado trunking

    Hi , does anyone know which brand this is ?
  25. polo1

    Wireless light switch; any recommendations?

    Hi all, used a Home Easy set up, switch and receiver, but the on/off part of the switch is not working well, often not appearing to activate the transmitter. So, I'm looking for a suitable, reasonably priced alternative. Only have to switch 150w incandescent load. The switch will be in a...
  26. O

    Underfloor heating mats

    Hi, I'm going to be installing underfloor heating mats (150w) but I'm after some advise on the insulation boards to put down first. They seem expensive I was wondering is there a cheaper alternative? Or am I going to just have to buy the boards they recommend with the mats? Iv never installed...
  27. R

    Commercial EM lighting gear.

    Evening guys, I'm checking a lot of EM lighting for a client, that they have informed me are not working. They are non-maintained and are recessed down lighters with a PL 26W CFL. I only scratched the surface this afternoon. The two I checked today appear to be the EM lighting module which is an...
  28. P

    Domestic Drilling holes in walls

    Hi all I am wanting to fit an extractor fan in a kitchen wall. The spec says it needs a hole 173mm in diameter, but the diamond core drill bit sets I see for sale at the usual places only seem to go up to 152mm. Any advice or alternative suggestions please? Thanks
  29. T

    anyone recomend any software

    anyone recomend any software for schematic diagrams and such, is there any out there? oh and free. just bored and thought i would do a plan of my house with all electrics in and alterations intended and done, maybe it will come in handy for nvq etc. i got to admit this house is electrics are so...
  30. A

    crabtree split load board.

    Hi Does anyone know if rcbo,s available for older starbreaker boards,not the c50,i think its sb6000 range.6a type b req.
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