1. M

    Electrician Mate or improver around Kingston upon Thames wanted

    Electricians mate or improver looking for work around Kingston upon Thames area please message me. I’m looking for someone reliable, experienced 1st fixing is very useful. Work will be ad hoc to begin with. Own tools and transport advantageous, rates depending on experience and quals. CSCS not...
  2. OnlQQker

    So I Went Around My New Mates House For A Coffee...

    He was in the middle of decorating his new house, I only met him a couple of months ago and he seems like a really nice chap. Anyway in the lounge one of the electrical socket face plates had been unscrewed from the wall for decorating. The house is 1920's and the wiring looked brand new in...
  3. Lister1987

    Wanting to get my head around fire detection and alarm systems...

    Can anyone recommend any good links, books, materials (Aside from bs 5839-1) for getting an understanding and looking into how these systems are devised, wired, maintained and such like? I know there was the IET Electricians Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems - 2nd Edition, however I...
  4. N

    GFI Plug / Place Wire in Hole or Wrap Around Screw ??

    Replacing GFI Plug.. Plug has the option of either sticking bared wire into corresponding hole or wrap around screw.. Which is Better ??
  5. J

    Bonding steel conduit around plastic switch

    Any recommendations? I have 25mm steel conduit going into 20mm reducers feeding a plastic time guard switch and then returning to steel conduit again on the other side. An earthing nut is too chunky. I think I need those smaller flat brass plates you get on SWA cables. 1588093418 Found them -...
  6. W

    Gold card help. Is there a way around this?

    Is there any other way I can get my hands on a gold card? All I have left to do is the portfolio of pictures and its become a right pain to do since I am self-employed. I've done my college, City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & Level 3, and then I worked with my Dad for a few years, then I left my Dad...
  7. P

    Best agency’s around Edinburgh?

    Hi there, I have just passed my apprenticeship and have found out I’ll be getting let go from my company after this Covid-19 has blown over, what are the best recommended agencies around Edinburgh to have a look at? cheers
  8. J

    Advice around testing of mobile units

    Hi All, New poster here!! after some advice surrounding testing of mobile units... I have had to rewire 7 Ice Cream Units (static ones that are used at Theme Parks), as they were originally from Spain, and nothing in them conformed with our current regs (Gotta love them Europeans!) Ive...
  9. D

    Stroma Certification Scheme Is there any way of getting around being registered to sign off work?

    I've bought all the power and hand tools, and am planning to start up on my own doing small electrical jobs for people as a sole trader with small steps, the problem I think i'm going to have is being able to sign off the work when i've done it, my friend at college is working for someone so...
  10. M

    Electrician Looking for Electrical work experience in or around Harlow, Essex

    Hi, Having completed C&G level 3 and AM2, I am looking for ongoing work experience in or around Harlow and am happy to do it unpaid. I do not have a van, only a car, but have my own tools and will buy more as required. I have completed the ECS exam and it is valid until November 2021, but...
  11. W

    Electricians Mate Looking for Employment as Electricians mate around Birmingham (west midlands area)

    Hi there, I recently completed my level 3 diploma in electrical installations and bs7671 18th edition regulations. I am looking to be taken on soon as an electricians mate or trainee. My goal is complete my nvq portfolio and work towards my gold card. Any help/advice would be very much...
  12. S

    1mm single around lighting circuit

    Just carrying out a EICR . Lightning circuit has a separate what looks to be 1mm single around all points. This has no mechanical protection so should be 4mm. Coding this has a C3. installation is still safe for continued use. Bit I’m struggling with is what section the C3 should fall under. If...
  13. S

    Electricians Mate Looking for work around Stoke-on-Trent area

    Hi, I’m currently enrolled in my final year of the City & Guilds 2357 course and I’m looking for some form of employment within the industry. Preferably full time as a mate/trainee but anything will suffice for experience at the moment. I have several months of experience working part time as a...
  14. M

    Electricians Mate Looking for a position as a Trainee/Mate in or around Harlow

    Hi Guys, Following 4 years of study I have completed level 3 2365, 2391, 17th edition, Solar photovoltaic BPEC and recently AM2. I have a full UK driving licence and am currently looking for onsite experience through which to complete the level 3 NVQ. I have the CK Electricians premium toolkit...
  15. P

    Electrician Hi, i am an electrical improver with 8 years on site expereince and currently doing my nvq. I am looking for work in or around the birmingham area.

    Hi, i am an electrical improver with 8 years on site expereince and currently doing my nvq. I am looking for work in or around the birmingham area.
  16. W

    Sealing around cables?

    My consumer unit is in my garage and the cables (approx 12 cables - 10 circuits) go through the ceiling. There is a huge hole where the cables are and the room above suffers from drafts. I'm wondering what I could/should do with these cables. As it's a garage, there should really be fire...
  17. A

    Delay of around 30 second lightswitch?

    I'm trying to find a way to delay the lights coming on after the switch is turned on - this is so I don't disturb my wife when I go to our ensuite bathroom which has the light outside the room. I've thought of 4 ways: 1) Put a pull switch inside the bathroom - it's not our flat, so that would...
  18. Dan

    Toying around with the 'reactions' (likes)

    Would you prefer it how it is now. With Agree and Disagree instead of 'like' which is a bit facebooky?
  19. M

    BC led, around 3500k?

    Got one of those awkward customers. 3000k is too yellow, 4000k is too white. Has anyone seen anything in the middle? To go in standard BC fitting pendants and put out about 800lm, and dimmable. A search round my usual go-to's (CEF, QVS, TLC, Screwfix, Amazon) has been unsuccessful.
  20. Dan Carroll

    Work wanted around Glos/Worcs

    As the title suggests, I'm coming to the end of my level 3 2365 course and want to start putting it into action. Experience is more important to me than money, so if you can spare time to allow me to learn, it'll be worth it for both of us. Many thanks Dan
  21. Amit Saxena

    Is there a way to move around a drilled hole in ceiling without drilling another one

    Hello everyone! Is there a way to move a drilled hole in ceiling slightly to the right without drilling another hole. I need to suspend a light ceiling lamp and want to avoid drilling another hole if possible. I am imagining something like this: So effectively I am looking for a flat...
  22. 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?
  23. H

    Mechanical and Electrical jobs around Aldershot area

    As the title, does any one know of any companies in and around the area potentially taking blokes on or a bloke in this case? Reason for asking is, one of my oppo’s has been dealt a shi’ite hand and is in need. Any help or avenues of approach greatly appreciated.
  24. R

    Looking for a helping hand around Liverpool & North West

    Hello, I am currently looking to gain some experience, whilst I am studying, I am immediately available and can work any hours that are needed. City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Currently studying City & Guilds 2365 Level 3 ECS Labourers Card Own Hand Tools & PPE Own PL & PI Insurance Full Clean...
  25. J

    Figuring Out LED Strips Around Perimetre Of Room

    Hi guys, I recently bought a new place, and it has some old fashioned dado rail around the living room and the first thought that came into my head was RGB LED strips in the dado rail going around the entire room. I've measured the total LED strip length being approx 1306cm. Also the approx...
  26. L

    Electricians Mate Looking for electrician mate job around Derbyshire - travel an hour radius - sunday-thursday

    Hello, back again, looking for some more on site experience with REGULAR work. Most recent experience working with a local napit registered electrician covering domestic and light commercial work. I have my own hand tools, testers, brand new powertools from wall chaser, sds, multitool, impact...
  27. R

    CCTV and Alarms around Liverpool & North West

    Can anyone recommend anywhere that does CCTV and Alarm Course in Liverpool and surrounding areas?
  28. M

    Looking for work around Liverpool/Wirral Area

    Am living on the Wirral and looking for work as a Mate. Have 18th Edition and ECS Card as trainee. Am very practicle, come from a welding/fabrication background, done pneumatics and electrical work on HGV Trailers and not scared of a bit of hard work. Just need a chance, very reliable.
  29. F

    Best cable price around

    Wheres everyone buying t+e cable from. Prices constantly increasing and cannot find a great deal from wholesalers. Would buy in bulk at the right price but not sure where to go
  30. S

    How life goes around to another generation.....

    My son just texted me to say he is off to see Soft Cell as he has a freebie ticket, I saw their last gig back in the day at Hammy Palais....... weird not as weird that he is now 32......
  31. M

    Outdoor lighting around sand arena

    Hi everyone, I am a complete noob when it comes to electrical wiring but here we go. I need some advice, we have installed four street lights around our outdoor sand arena for pony riding. The lights are the standard street lights, they have 2.5 wiring in them already so would it be ok to go...
  32. M

    Domestic Traniee electrian looking for work in or around the oxford area.

    I am currently finishing my level 3 2365 at college. I currently live in London but will be moving to Banbury, Oxfordshire in December. I completed my 17th edition in February and have 3 years experience in domestic electrical work. I’m willing to undertake any aspect of electrical work. Also...
  33. S

    There are some utter scum around,

    I won't post what I would do to them, I hate bullying with a passion. Teenagers arrested over flour and egg attack on woman amid fears of vigilante backlash -...
  34. Stephen Hossack

    New to the forum. Can anyone recommend a electrical agency around the London area

    Hello I’m Steve, new to the forum. I’m looking at getting back into the electical trade. I did c+g 2361, 2362 years ago. I’ve recently got my ECS card. Have done lots of bits and pieces in the past, and am now working as a gas main layer. I’ve had enough, and want to become a electrician. From...
  35. S

    Looking for trainee position in or around Bristol

    I'm 29 years old, I have worked in retail since school, its paid just enough to get by but that's as far as it goes. I have a young family and want to be able to give them much more than I am currently able to. After a lot of saving and sacrificing I paid to do an EAL level 2 evening course back...
  36. S

    Rummaging around in the loft

    and just found my Deed of Apprenticeship and City and Guilds Certs as well as my JIB membership from 1982/85 when I was youthful and good looking with a full head of hair....... Are they still of any use or should I make copies and sell them to Eastern Europeans?
  37. BDave

    Electricians Mate Mate seeking work around Skipton/ Bradford (W.Yorkshire)

    I have recently completed the level 2 and 3 C&G 2365 and the C&G 2382 (17th Ed). I am looking to work with a local electrician to gain experience in the industry - possibly to also start building my NVQ portfolio with. I have 4 years of experience as a skilled labourer with property renovation...
  38. S

    My E30 used for a music video around Kings Cross

    towards the end a couple shots........ £150 about 2 hours work, just like Pimlico........
  39. HumbleWorker 91RT

    Volunteer for experience in or around North West( Warrington,Manchester,Liverpool)

    Hi everyone, Just beginning my training willing to labour and volunteer to gain experience in the industry and just after an opportunity. Regards Robbie.
  40. C

    New around the stars

    I would like to say to everybody here Hello! I work as a store person but want to change my way into electrical profession.