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  1. G

    What Code for this one?

    What code would you attach to this gem, I gave it C2. These terminals are contained within steel trunking but are also part of a live 3 phase cct. See picture. It is installed as a 100 Amp 3 phase ring with these terminals every few metres. Distribution boards are connected from these terminals...
  2. D

    UK How to attach ceiling light clear wires

    How do attach this ceiling light? The wires are all identical, clear, no colours, numbers or codes. Please see pic. Thanks
  3. Amit Saxena

    Sweden-How do I get these wires out to attach to my ceiling light

    Hello all! Probably a noob question, but really appreciate your help with this. I am trying to fit a ceiling light and need to get out the existing electrical fitting to be able to screw in the base plate of the ceiling light I bought. Below are the pictures of the existing electrical fitting...
  4. P

    Attach 1 double socket to CU

    Hi, my Consumer Unit is in a cupboard in my hall. I would like to install 1 double socket only in this cupboard. I was wondering if I could run the cable to feed this socket from an already occupied 16amp mcb or 32amp mcb from within my CU?
  5. diyterry

    The big question, teabreaks

    Sitting here having a cup of tea and a chocolate hopnob or two set me thinking, what do people do in their teabreak, assuming they have one that is.
  6. J

    Bathroom mirror wiring wrong?

    I have a new bathroom mirror with lights which works ok but makes a constant buzzing noise whether it is turned on or off. It wasn’t installed by me, but when I remove the front I was surprised to see that it has been wired using 2 electric wires - see attached photo. As a complete novice I...
  7. M

    Help! Absolute novice doesn’t know what he is doing

    I am not an electrician but fitted a few light fittings and thought it was pretty straight forward but that is the extent of my knowledge. This one, however, wont turn off. Just moved into a new build and took previous light fitting from my other house. When i have fitted it, the light wont turn...
  8. O

    Which Publication is this?

    This picture was sent to me by a plumber - so I'm guessing its some form of plumbing or gas safe regs He was saying the bond HAD to be within 600mm and that my regs (BS 7671 AMD3 were wrong!) So I was wondering is this is the document above that needs changing to reflect the proper description!
  9. S

    Pink cars, would you consider one?

    Tempted to test this out......
  10. S

    Old Storage Heater

    Hi, Can anyone identify this storage heater manufacturer. It has a small label DA83 series C. Dark Brown in colour size is 960mm x 670mm. Cheers
  11. M

    solar controller

    looking at replacing this unit anyone recommend an upgrade or direct replacement ?
  12. D

    Ceiling Wiring Confusion (4 wires)

    Hello forum, I'm stumped about how to correctly and safely wire up a new light fitting and stupidly didn't take a picture of the existing ceiling rose set up before removing it. I was wondering if someone here could help me out! I've attached a picture of the four wires that are coming out of...
  13. Pete999

    Earthing, no problem

  14. T

    Culina track lighting, anybody used it? From LEDHUT

    I recieved Culina track lighting today and don't feel it is safe to install. I have shown the manufacturers instructions with a detail from the page which seems to only refer to the track lighting. Not the light fittings that I ordered. As you can see from pics the bulb holder is floating around...
  15. S

    Wonder how much this would cost to install nowadays using modern Panel Equipment

    Have been working in a building installing emergency lighting. Was taken back by the size of the Main Intake Room. Biggest Intake Room I've ever been in! Like to see other people's pics and experiences of any other interesting buildings etc. Thanks Sam
  16. N

    Domestic Stuck on light fixture! Help!

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and I know little about electricals apart from wiring a plug! It's something I've wanted to always learn even just the basics so I am grateful for any advice. I've had a 3 bulb ceiling light fixture for a few weeks now. I cannot for the life of me figure it out. It's...
  17. Short Circuit

    Query with a couple regs

    Hi - sorry, I haven't been on the forum for ages! Its that long I cant see how to attach photos now! I have a couple of queries following some work carried out by another contractor and would appreciate a second opinion ( or as many as possible ) One of my customers has just purchased some...
  18. DPG

    'Modern Electric Wiring'

    Evening all. Does anyone want to buy a copy of 'Modern Electric Wiring'? Have ended up with some duplicate books in my collection. Published by Caxton, hardback, 1950 (66 years old). Was after a tenner but that would include postage. Mods - if this isn't allowed let me know, cheers. Daz
  19. S

    High EFLI on TN-S, DNO won't fix

    Hi all Firstly, I'm not an electrician but have found these forums extremely helpful reading over the last couple of weeks due to a running battle I've been having with UK Power Networks. Hoping some of the experts on here might be able to shed some light on the below... I recently arranged...
  20. Andy-1960

    What we have to compete with!

    My daughter works for a fashion company and one of the factories she deals with in a Pakistan is having an extension. Note the attention paid to health and safety! Love the fact they are mixing the concrete on the floor and pouring it into the shuttering with a bucket! Hope to get more pics as...
  21. M

    light switch metal faceplate to plastic casing

    Hi Guys, First time here so sorry for posting the most basic of questions. I have just moved into an old central London building and want to replace my ancient single plastic light switches with modern nickel metal ones from B&Q. I isolated the power to the flat and opened up the switch and...
  22. J

    Understanding led & lowering energy cost

    Would it be fair to say there are two types of recess lights: Halogen and LED, I am trying ti replace the Halogen recess light with an LED recess light. The electrician tells me there is no transformer attached to the Halogen lights, he said the Halogen fitting constitute 9w and 50w within...
  23. happyhippydad

    Cut out questions?

    Hello all.. I have 2 questions about the picture below. I carried out an EICR and you can see that part of the cover is missing near where the CPC enters the cut out enclosure. I realise that this is not in my remit to code, is it simply a matter of informing the DNO? Also, usually I see a...
  24. C

    Phase down...

    Good job last week... old soldered lug on some 150mm tails come loose...likely age. Arcing/heat caused solder to leak from lug joint and blow a 300 amp fuse in an old switch fuse which welded shut. Tried to upload images but struggling on my phone.
  25. telectrix

    Midwifery at my age !

    just a couple of hours ago, 5 pups born with a little bit of help/whelp.
  26. S

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Consumer Unit Installation Up to Scratch??? NICEIC approved Installer.

    Hi. I'm newly qualified as a domestic installer so well aware I've got a lot to learn about the real world but... I looked over a friends consumer unit today. It was recently installed by a NICEIC approved spark. I noticed lots that didn't seem right to me, and I'd appreciate some feedback on...
  27. DPG


    Funny but not funny: Cat charity shop sells electrician's £200 tools for £1 - BBC News -
  28. B

    Strange earthing arrangement.

    Hello all. Had a job today putting in a new kitchen circuit. Plan was to put in a new CU just for the kitchen sockets and lights. When I looked at the cut out, found a Seeboard PME label and the neutral came out of the cut-out into a Henley block then onwards to the meter. So far so good but...
  29. S

    Redland DuoPlain tile

    could anyone recommend a roof anchor for this tile please? Thanks
  30. stidge

    Nice Work!!

    Came across this today and thought it might raise a few smiles . How rough can someone be ! They had wired a new ring main right around the house exterior, diving in and out to each socket !!!! Rough as a badgers arse !
  31. D

    No MET at TN-S supply?

    Been asked to carry out a fuseboard change and various other remedial works in a house that is to be rented out. Everything seems pretty straight forward however there is not a main earth terminal to speak of, just 3 earth cables conected to the SWA - see pic. Is this a common occurrence in...
  32. W

    Light switch wiring help

    Hi, I hope someone may be able to assist. we've taken off a light switch that has 2 switches, one controls the outside porch light, the other controls the hallway light which also has another switch at the end of the hallway. I purchased a replacement switch -2 gang, 2way. However this doesn't...
  33. A


    Hello i am in the process of fitting three downlights but there is no earth connection on the lamps,i have run the switched live neutral and earth into a junction box in the loft and than fed x3 1.5mm twin earth to each lamp but not sure if it is alright to terminate the earth wires in choc box...
  34. D

    single phase into 3phase trip switches/contactors etc

    Can I wire single phase into 220-240V 3phase trip switches/contactors etc. What I am trying to do is protect a 220v-230v encoder but want the earth wires to look neat. professional looking. Please see picture below
  35. Pete999


    Could be useful what do you all think??:sunglasses:
  36. O

    Underfloor heating

    Hi all I've recently fitted a underfloor heating system using heatmiser controls and a Worcester Bosch oil system boiler boiler. On the heatmiser wiring center I have an in and out boiler enable volt free, and at the boiler I have L N E . Please see attached photos. Thanks James
  37. O

    Heatmiser uh1

    Hi all I've recently fitted a underfloor heating system using heatmiser controls and a Worcester Bosch oil system boiler but I'm a bit unsure as to what connection to make to the boiler. On the heatmiser wiring center I have an in and out boiler enable volt free, and at the boiler I have L N E...
  38. Z

    Cat S60 Smartphone

    Hi guys not been on in a while.... work work work!!! Just wondered if anyone has had the opportunity to try the Cat S60 Smartphone and if so how the Thermal Imaging camera compares to the Flir C2 which is what I currently use for my reports, also is it any good as a smart phone...
  39. W

    New to this

    Hi just getting to grips with this, I will find my feet eventually .......bare with me
  40. J

    EN standards of neon scredrivers

    Hello people, Not an electrician, but more of a quality controller. I've got to check for the compliance one those horrible neon screwdrivers for a company but I'm pretty stumped. Some people say they should conform to EN 61010-031 and some say EN 61423-3. RAPEX has many of these listed with...