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  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. L

    Trainee 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...
  11. R

    CCTV and Alarms around Liverpool & North West

    Can anyone recommend anywhere that does CCTV and Alarm Course in Liverpool and surrounding areas?
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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......
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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 -...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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?
  21. BDave

    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...
  22. 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........
  23. 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.
  24. cezary

    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.
  25. D

    Magnetic Contactor Over/Under Voltage

    What voltage should be used in the UK for a magnetic contactor? 240V, 230V or 220V I know over voltage and under voltage can lead to the coils being burnt out over time. From the wall I am drawing in around 235V but when being used it drops around 225V-230V. Is it still wise to buy the 240V...
  26. A

    **HEATING GURUS** Help!! Ferroli boiler issues

    **HEATING GURUS** Swapped a wireless stat to a wired one due to connectivity issues the customer was having. The boiler is a ferroli domicompact f24d and the new Stat is a select thermsave, bog standard room stat. Now ever since the boiler is showing a F9 fault and producing no hot water, which...
  27. P

    Adding house extension(kitchen)& renovation - any tips?

    Hello all 1st post here. Just bought a house which is to be extended, and renovated. Based in Ireland, and unfortunately have no friends or family with expertise in this area. I have uploaded the house plan. The extension to the rear is a kitchen, and we will make no major alterations to the...
  28. S

    Solar PV Module characteristics

    Hi Guys, do you know what is/are the implications if their is a mismatch of Nameplate Isc and the actual Isc from string that you will be testing. say, Module Isc : 9.08A and by site testing you only get around 3A ? TIA
  29. darkwood

    VR - sets

    So thinking of getting the Sony VR kit for my PS4, from what I have heard it's a game changer for the way your feel immersed in your gaming to the extent its scares the hell out of you, so anyone else thinking of getting one or has and can give us some feedback?
  30. W

    Where can I buy trendy looking 4 gang floor socket box?

    Looking to move our TV and the myriad of accompanying boxes and cables that comes with it from the corner of our lounge, as that's where the sockets are now, into the area around the middle of the our bay window. I'm looking for a, trendy brushed whatever, 4 gang socket box. Any idea as to...
  31. J

    Turning 1 flat into 2- metering etc

    Afternoon chaps, Just looked at a job customer owns/works in a small office/shop- also owns the flat above- currently 1 flat over 1st and 2nd floors. He is turning the flat into 1 studio flat and another flat. so total renovation and me to rewire. current metering arrangement as follows...
  32. Sintra

    Welcome Erny to ElectriciansForums.co.uk The Electrician Talk Forum.

    This is an automatically generated notification, @Erny has registered to ElectriciansForums.co.uk Welcome to the forum! Be sure to have a click around and let us know what you think. If you could let us know what brings you here that would be cool. :-)
  33. S

    Apprenticeship/mate or improver

    Looking for an apprenticeship or as an improver/mate around oldham, manchester or rochdale areas. I have L3 certificate but no cscs and am willing to get that.
  34. N

    Domestic New Build Development Pricing?

    I'm looking for some help/guidance with the prices I've put together for a new build development of 30 houses, I've not yet submitted my bid as I'm looking for some constructive feedback from anyone who has experience pricing this type of work. Job is based in Scotland. I've not had much...
  35. C

    Domestic Water heating

    Hi all, was looking some advice on using a solar panel to heat water through summer months. Instead of a large PV arrangement I was hoping to buy a single panel that could output max 250w, and connect it directly to water heater via change over switch. My immersion heater is rated at 2500w and...
  36. D

    Part P Visit/assessment

    Dear all, I've got my Competent Persons Scheme assessment with Stroma coming up and I wondered if anyone could give me some advice on what their hot topics are. I'm flapping a bit because this will be the first time I've been through this as I've always worked with someone else.
  37. R

    Thick plasterboard wall?

    Not stricly an electrical question so apologies if this is the wrong place to ask... Has anyone ever come accross a dividing wall which appears to be solid/thick plasterboard? Drilling in for fixing trying to feel for the cavity and drill bit emerged in room next door. Wall seems to be...
  38. F

    Downstream meter for outbuilding

    Hi folks, I have a new garden office and need to measure leccy used to charge back to the company. All I need is another downstream meter to tell me the kWh, so would a Landis & Gyr A5235B (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Landis-Gyr-Solar-PV-Meters/dp/B00SRDQ5DS/) or maybe this one -...
  39. D

    Cheap EICR prices

    Hi I wanted some feedback from you guys and some advice and opinions. I am starting to get a lot of domestic EICR requests but when I send a quote I never hear back from them. I am quoting around £350 for a 3-4 bedroom house. Most don't have not had prior PIRs so I recommend a 50 - 100% on...
  40. Brighton sparky

    Help needed to keep working after knees gave out

    Hi guys Looking for any advice, ideas or suggestions to help me out of my predicament My knees have given up on me - have been off work for two years now following a couple of knee ops and recovery times. Unfortunately it looks like I'm off the tools permanently as unable to do any low level...
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