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    Can anyone recommend an inexpensive good earth leakage clamp meter

    Can anyone recommend an inexpensive good earth leakage clamp meter
  2. S

    UK Fuse link

    Hi folks, Can anyone tell me more about a fuse link (I came across several in a communal cupboard today) . Was not expecting this and immediate thought was Bodget and Scarper had been here. Best described as a brass link similar to a piece of galv pipe inserted in place of a BS88..hence my concern!
  3. M

    Ahoy there! As a former submariner I'm used to working in confined spaces but has anyone successfully fitted 10mm cable, 45A switch, 1gang backbox!

    Switch will be in stud wall; cable currently running horizontally....looks like I may need to pull some slack through to run cables through top and bottom of backbox...or strip back sheath and bring through back of plastic box using a 25mm grommet. The 45A switch wiil be in a kitchen for an...
  4. sythai

    Nest Smokes (heat?)

    Hi Guys Just seeing if anyone knows for definite if Nest have a heat capability or not yet? Have a new build coming up which obviously needs smokes & heat ? And they have specified Nest throughout. I'm thinking not possible yet and doubt very much they'd be a way of linking into an Aico heat...
  5. D

    MK essential range , anyone tried it ?

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osbADF3sOHU JW gives it the low down , anyone fitted any ? Looks a bit naff imo
  6. P

    Anyone worried about working at the moment?

    Hi all Just a quick one, maybe just to share my worries, I need to work to keep money coming in I’m mainly doing faults, outside work or empty property work. I’ve got 3 kids and a wife I need to think of both in terms of feeding them and keeping the rent going but also not to give them corona. I...
  7. B

    Can anyone recommend any good UV protected conduit for running network cable externally?

    Can anyone recommend any good UV protected conduit for runnign network cable externally? I plan on running around 10 cables (7mm diameter each) from the loft to the 2nd floor and ground floor, but the cables are orange and i'd like to hide them in some pvc black conduit. A lot of the stuff i've...
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    I was screwing a lightswitch back into the wall when suddenly a bang and the lights tripped, I assume I hit a live wire? Can anyone shed some light?

    I was screwing a lightswitch back into the wall when suddenly a bang and the lights tripped, I assume I hit a live wire? Can anyone shed some light on what happened?
  9. H

    Hotpoint Aquarius 900 WM61 keeps tripping out the mains can anyone help?

    I just put a wash into my machine 'Hotpoint Aquarius 900 WM61. It started OK then tripped the mains switch. I've checked the fuse in the plug that works.. I'm at a loss as there's a wash inside it with water. I'm just wondering what would be the best course of action? I've not had problems with...
  10. J

    Hi there, Fisher and Paykel dishwasher Dw60FC6X1, has a blown resistor on the control module. Can’t recognise the bands!

    Blown resistor, how do I work out what it was to replace it?
  11. B

    Anyone good on appliances?

    Seem to be having an intermittent fault on my AEG condenser tumble dryer. It occasionally throws up an EH0 code - which states it could be a power supply fault. I use an extension lead (white flex type), which I changed, but it’s still occurring. I’ve been used a plug checker, which states...
  12. Vortigern

    Is anyone else having problems accessing certain areas of the forums?

    Just wondering is it just me or a general problem I encounter. First, I cannot comment on the DIY forum as I have insufficient priveleges. I have raised this a few times with forum admin but nothing has come of it. Secondly today I tried clicking on a thread to the plumbers forum and was told...
  13. M

    I have an old reddifusion switch on a wall which i want to remove but its still live..can anyone advise please

    How can I remove an old reddifusion switch from a wall which is still live..thanks
  14. Pete999

    Anyone been to the Holy Land?

    During this lockdown, with nothing much to do, got me thinking, looking at all my Photos and reports from my travels, with all the troubles in the Middle East Focused on Israel, I recall walking through the local Suk seeing all nationalities getting on together, eating each others national...
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    can anyone tell me what this crimp connector is as I need to get new ones for this stranded wire to enable both cables to fit in a caravan battery con

    can anyone tell me what the four crimp connectors are called, (the lower wire in the picture) as I need to get new ones for upper - just need to know what to search for, they are for a approx 10mm cblestranded wire to enable both cables to fit in a caravan battery connector-as you can see they...
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    UK RCBO intermittent tripping advise??

    Hi Guys Just installed a RCBO board to replace an old Wylex consumer unit that had Bs60898 MCB's fitted and an RCD main switch customer supposedly hadn't had problems in the past (not quite sure thats now true) when I carried out the EICR I found a problem on the outside garden lights, so...
  17. J

    NFPA 70 Expo

    Does anybody plan on going to the NFPA 70 NEC 2020 expo? I am planning on going. Has anyone ever been before? Is it informative or mainly a sales pitch?
  18. M

    Anyone experienced in vent axia twin fans

    Hi all Went a job this morning to check out vent axia Gemini twin fan...the ducting type that sits in loft and takes air from loft and vents it into bathroom as far as I can tell by piping this is all that it does. I tested upto unit on both switch side from light and the permanent supply both...
  19. Vortigern

    Anyone heard of Elldue downlights???

    Trying to find manufacturers instructions to see if they are properly installed at a job I am considering. They appear to be chinese import. It says they are CE but I have doubts about that. They have been installed in a ceiling that is ply with a 75mm space to the roof which is ply and...
  20. happyhippydad

    Does anyone ever fit non-fire rated downlights?

    I have refused to fit customer supplied non fire rated downlights before as there were living quarters above but I'm never too sure of the 'rules' in this case. Approved document B is huge and I cannot find where it relates to this subject? From reading different threads on the net it seems...
  21. Pete999

    Anyone had a strange EMail from some Guy in Burkini Faso

    Wants to meet me at ELEX Coventry goes by the name of David, anyone had an email from him?
  22. gutterball

    nic log on

    anyone else having trouble logging into nic. just getting a holding page
  23. DT1991

    Anyone fitted these?

    Has anyone fitted these if so any issues after installation https://www.geofire.co.uk/agrippa-magnetic-fire-door-holder-closer/ Thanks.
  24. O

    UK Does anyone know of any good venue for the 2391 course in the Newcastle upon Tyne area

    Does anyone know of any good venue for the 2391 course in the Newcastle upon Tyne area
  25. J

    UK Hi guys, just wanted to know if anyone knows of a single outdoor socket that has a removable fuse. I need to put 3amp fuse in it. Cheers

    Hi guys, just wanted to know if anyone knows of a single outdoor socket that has a removable fuse. I need to put 3amp fuse in it. Cheers
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    UK Hi Everyone. An light on What an Electrical Professional Discussion is.

    Hi Everyone . I need advise on my situation. I have C&G 2365 L2 and L3, AM2 certificate and I have 100% on all my mature student L3 EAL Diploma modules . I uploaded my AM2 after passing it and it was approved. Instead of getting the portfolio certificate sent over I have been advised I need to...
  27. L

    PV SYSTEM

    IM TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW TO CALCULATE "ESTIMATED ANNUAL GENERATION" OF PV ISTALATION. 7.2 kW THANK YOU
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    Can anyone tell me what bulb this is?

    There was a spotlight in the back yard when i moved in but for whatever reason it has never worked. Now i want to get it sorted but have no idea what kind of bulb it is. Any ideas? Thanks.
  29. M

    Does anyone know what kind of adapter this is?

    I have a lot of fish tanks but have one in particular with a strange light fixture on it. A while back I lost the power cord for it but not the light, this adaptor is connected to the light and is what connects it to the power brick which plugs into a socket. I’d like to order a replacement of...
  30. Baddegg

    Anyone know what this is....

    Changed a light for a customer and whilst I’m there she asks me what this is on the wall.....
  31. D

    Can anyone help please sockets stopped working and tripping fuse box

    Hi guys just joined as I've got a household emergency. Basically I've lost all plug sockets in 2 of my 3 bedrooms upstairs. I've unplugged everything from all sockets in the 2 affected rooms and have tried plugging one thing in and within a couple of minutes it's tripping the fuse box. I've...
  32. M

    Can anyone identify this part?

    Hi, I'm trying to fix an old battery pack that won't charge and I'm pretty sure this part is the culprit (when testing with a multimeter this part is breaking the circuit). I'm guessing it's a resistor? Could anyone please direct me to a replacement of the correct type? The second picture is...
  33. G

    Can anyone help with wiring a wifi relay module?

    I've got this wifi module that is supposed to be able to be used on a 2 way lighting circuit. I temporarily rigged it up to a mains plug with a 2 way switch and a 1 way as if it were on the stairs.A works well.then when i put it in situ it doesn't work I have a live and neutral to the switch...
  34. S

    Could anyone Tell me the legal distance a induction Hob has to be installed from a sink please my housing association says 12 inches , is this wrong ?

    Can anyone tell me the Legal distance a induction Hob has to be installed from a sink please, my housing association say they are going to install one 12 inches from my sink and I said this is wrong, also it is to be installed under my window which I have to lean over the hob to open the window...
  35. Pete999

    Anyone interested in an EICR in Northampton

    As title reason I can't do it is medical, nice cople contact me VIA PM if interested and I'll pass details on to client
  36. Phil Thompson

    Anyone used Howe Tools

    Keep seeing them on ads on Facebook, some of the items they sell are cheapee than anywhere else, not massively, but enough to make me consider using them. But want to see if anyone else has tried them out yet.
  37. the pict

    Wish anyone bought stuff

    I have just stumbled onto the wish website anyone bought anything any good some of the angling gear looks tempting P
  38. P

    Anyone come across this before?

    The MCPB are heat damaged and breaking down. But theres a white residue also on the cabling in places. Anyone else ever seen this?
  39. i=p/u

    Canada Working in Canada

    Hi, would love to go to Canada and work as electrician. I've only started reading about and was wondering can anyone point me in right direction as they have already been there. #canada #express entry
  40. S

    Does anyone have the accreditation of "SafeContractor"? If so do you get a good amount of work from it. If not do you use any other sites

    Does anyone have the accreditation of "SafeContractor"? If so do you get a good amount of work from it. If not do you use any other sites
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