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  1. S

    Bosch GMS 120 Cable Detector

    Hi Everybody Has anybody on here any experience of using a Bosch GMS 120 cable detector? The scenario I have is that I am working on a stone built cottage ,plastered with sand and cement which I guess was rewired 30 + years ago where all the cables have been plastered into the walls and not...
  2. D

    Commercial Hi there I’ve just purchased a Megger pat 150r and a fault code of err 8000 2030 has appeared can anybody help as nowhere open to get it looked at reg

    Hi there all I’ve got a Megger 150r pat tester and it’s stuck on an error code err 8000 2030 And no we’re is open to get it looked at Can anybody help as can’t seem to find fault codes on net Regards Dave
  3. Gavin John Hyde

    Wd40 and fuse boards.... Anybody tried it?

    Had the WD40 out earlier cleaning my fiancees bike up. Saw on the side they suggest it can be sprayed into mcbs on a fuse board. Can't say I have ever thought of that. I know it can be used on contacts but it somehow seems wrong to be spraying a liquid into a fuse board as shown on the can!
  4. D

    Hello everyone, anybody know how to apply for the Birmingham nightingale hospital jobs

    They must need electrician to wire it all up
  5. T

    anybody know what this old vintage electrical item is ?

    does anyone know what this is ? info on tag seems to say : amalgamated -------- ( australia ) sydney nsw .. and the number seems to be , maybe : b54392 ?
  6. OnlQQker

    Electrical Cable, Buying And Testing..Does Anybody Else...

    Test the rolls of cable before they use them? It all started a good few years ago now when I ran some lighting cable and the electrician came in to connect it up on the first house I had purchased in 1986. The cable had a short in it and I then spent the next few hours having to run it all...
  7. bigspark17

    Long shot anybody got any of these?

    Wylex mccb. I need a single pole 25/63A and a triple pole 125/100 amp. they seem to have discontinued. if by any chance someone does, please pm me :) https://willrose-electrical.co.uk/product-category/mccbs/wylex-mccbs/
  8. Gavin John Hyde

    This made me laugh... Anybody had this offer

    Just had this sent me, a link to an article... Anybody want to own up to being offered a bit of nookie in lieu of payment? Haven't myself but have had a few go change into very revealing clothes...
  9. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody bought one of those cable tongues? if so thoughts...

    I havent purchased one myself yet but has anybody bought one of those cable pulling tongues yet.. A couple of the premium tool brands have them out such as super rod, ck etc... some glow in the dark. What were your thoughts? I am unsure how useful it really is? how flexible is it? I use the...
  10. M

    delta transfomer current

    Hi All, anybody know the formula to find current on delta transformer?
  11. L

    Can anybody identify what bulb i need for this fitting?

    Sorry if this isn't what this forums for but I'm at a loss and any help would be greatly appreciated, can anybody identify what bulb i need for this fitting? It's an outdoor light if that's any help,
  12. saucyjack

    Obsolete Fuse Carrier

    Hi all; could anybody please advise me where I might obtain a "Bill" 100 amp fuse carrier? (basically a 100A version of the carrier below). Any help would be very much appreciated!
  13. V

    Can anybody shed some light on these dynamos as to what they fit?

    Part numbers are as follows: C45NV2 228069 6V, C45N 228183 6V, C45 12v but we don't have number for that one as they have been rusted off, and the other one is a C45A 224042 12v. thanks in advance.
  14. F

    Anybody looking for work in Wiltshire??

    Work available in Wiltshire please contact us via this thread.
  15. T

    Anybody know where I can find a free disclaimer Template.

    Hi folks.. I was hired by a company to replace some Light pole Heads to LED. upon working this I saw a few things that are not up to Standards with Local and NEC Code. I have verbally spoken to the people involved and have advised them of what they need to repair . They aint doing it ...
  16. D

    NVQ3 2357 books

    I am just starting my NVQ3 2357. Can anybody recommend any good books that complement this course. Thanks for your help.
  17. bonjovi

    have you ever sacked anybody ,or seen them sacked for something shocking

    I was running a large 3 story L shaped office building in brum some years back and we employed several agency guys some really good from what I remember and some Houdini would be proud of , well this day was site meeting day when all the bosses came round patted each other on the back and...
  18. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody done the G39 course?

    i am currently tendering for some work installing ev chargers. Company has come back and asked if i have completed the G39 course for working in vicinity of DNO equipment, they take view ev chargers on street or car park is much like street furniture. From what i can tell the G39 course covers...
  19. P

    Anybody got any work going in and around the birmingham area i am an improver

    Anbody got any work going for an impover in and around the birmingham area?
  20. V

    Does anybody know what this fits??

    earth return C40A 12v for lister or petter engine for a boat we think, we could do with a specific application, thank you in advance.
  21. J

    Can anybody tell me what these are?

    DA6524-E7-AE6-D-48-E2-A4-CC-753579821-B99 - https://ibb.co/rGNzZsn 734-D371-A-9566-4-A70-BEC7-2551811-C5-A69 - https://ibb.co/bgc60mS 156-B9-D62-FBB4-49-EA-A69-A-0-A3-AD6-DD0033 - https://ibb.co/0FxkqVB I was called to a job as some entrance lighting wasn’t working. No power to the 6 lights all...
  22. Michael J

    Domestic Green neutral anybody seen this before?

    Haven’t seen this before
  23. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody heard of voltcraft testers?

    Dropped some old clothes and bits in charity shop this morning. Saw this on the shelf. Bargain price of £2 brand new in box. Not sure as to how accurate it is. But its only a phase sequence tester and seems reasonably safe.( I hope) It seems a German make given the packaging! Instructions also...
  24. S

    Anybody make a 3 phase oblong board ?

    As above,I do work for a fabricator of hot food counters and they need a 3ph db to fit in a cupboard about 500wide x 300high.I have found a proteus unit,but would prefere another brand.In the past a din rail box has been used with mcb,s hard wired to a main switch,but I believe there is no...
  25. KEV 1 N

    Lovely old Isolator found in Cellar

    Found this in the cellar of an old house in Durham... The neutral is fused so I’m guessing it’s “really old” Any body know roughly the era it would be?
  26. V

    Anybody know what this starter motor fits??

    Any ideas would be appreciated
  27. A

    Fed up with ECS, can anybody help?

    Hi all, Since leaving the Army on medical grounds I have been unsuccessful in finding work in the electrical industry. I was an electrician (so to speak) in the Royal Engineers and gained various quals whilst in service. I have been on here a couple of times to seek advice and followed it, but...
  28. Jay 1987

    Currently studying level 2 dip elec anybody in wales that can help with work experience ?

    Hey guys New to this forum. Is there anybody in wales or surrounding areas willing to show me some basics? I’m studying my level 2 dip and would really appreciate a veteran to show me a rookie the ropes ?
  29. sham

    Does anybody know of this new regulation that omits the ZS test.

    On another forum about an high ZS reading about a fused spur feeding a boiler, someone replied that in the new 18th regs if the RCD breaks the circuit within time under test you do not need to check ZS, just R2 continuity test for CPC continuity would be good enough. You just put N/A on the...
  30. A

    Anybody familiar with this sign on a tester.

    It showing a “noise” sign when live testing sockets for some reason. Sometimes it does it and sometimes it doesn’t just think it’s weird. Never knew tester could pick up signals from cables
  31. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody else had this email from subbynetwork

    Just had an email arrive from 'subbynetwork' Seems they are another of the websites linking people together but appears its trade to trade this time... can submit one quote per month free then its £179 per year. Doubt i will be signing up, but if people have any experiences good or bad, please...
  32. R

    RCD tripping has anybody any Ideas?

    Been to a customers home today,Reported fault was when he turned the kitchen light off the RCD tripped Problem is its a split-load board and the lights are not on RCD side The light switch in question controls 3 pelmet lights wired feed+N to switch and twin out I couldnt get this fault to happen...
  33. sham

    Does anybody care to sign this partition ?, Please

    It's to do with umbrella companies and agencies. Petition: Change employee benefits/deductions calculation in relation to umbrella company - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/220272
  34. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody recognise this tool thief from West Midlands?

    Was sent this video showing a van tool thief in the Midlands area. Somebody will recognise him... hopefully they catch the scum. cant upload just the video for some reason so shared a link to the page its on. Shameless thief busts open van with 'screwdriver' to steal £2,000 of tools -...
  35. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody ever taken tramadol?

    Right now I am coming down from a complete high courtesy of the NHS! Had a small procedure today to look at a long standing issue from a old leg injury. They sedated me and took a couple of bone biopsies due to regular pain in my legs. Thankfully the scans have all been clear so not looking at...
  36. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody know who makes these ??

    Been working in a old property. Wiring is getting on a bit but one of the breakers has failed. Not a major problem as the lights are split between numerous circuits and i can take an old one out of the now redundant and unused eco7 board that used to power the old lights in laundry/maids room...
  37. GMES

    Anybody Seen it and what did you think

    I watched the new Ricky Gervais Stand up show ( Humanity ) on Netflix on Wednesday and personally think it is the best one so far. I know he can divide people with being a bit like Mar-mite but I personally think he is one of the cleverest comedians of our time. It is obvious he is a very...
  38. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody been to the toolfair recently?

    A mate has asked if I want to go to the Toolfair... Anybody been to them recently? Are they worth a day out to go to and are the freebies/discounts anygood at this one? I find a lot of these trade fairs get a bit like deja vu and the discounts aren't all that anymore. Although the Milwaukee...
  39. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody got the danger notice forms as a pdf?

    Need to issue a danger notice to a customer. They have a new electric shower without a earth conductor, very low IR readings and to top it off the cable has signs of burning on the damaged earth cable in the back of the isolator. that has been cut off short and is covered in melted green/yellow...
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