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  1. W

    Is connector block allowed inside a fuse board?

    Hi all, wondering if someone can clarify this or refer me to a regulation regarding using connector block inside a Consumer Unit, I have some cables that are being moved the the RCD section of the CU but are too short and there is no practical way to get more length without making a mess. I’ve...
  2. L

    New kid on the block.

    Hi folks, Sorry for the late introduction. Joined up about 1mth ago. Had been stocking this site for a while. Background, 16th edition from early 90's (1990 NOT 1890), didn't enjoy the work at the time (didn't get on with my employer - felt like his personal slave - the joys of me being...
  3. M

    Wiring the terminal block on a Login oven

    I'm trying to wire up a new Logik oven and it has a non-standard terminal block, much smaller than that on the oven I just replaced and all the YouTube videos I could find. It looks like you just screw the electrical wires in directly. So, I guess I should remove the connectors and screw the...
  4. Mike Johnson

    Earth terminal block

    Does anyone know where I can get an earth terminal block like this in the UK:
  5. 1Justin

    Hager part KRN190 neutral connecting block

    Who's familiar with Hager KRN190? It's called a "neutral connecting block" by Hager with no further info. This seems a maybe misnomer, but I have never seen one in the flesh.. I'm assuming it would have a lower terminal spaced to fit a standard Hager busbar prong if it were fitted like an MCB...
  6. S

    Help replacing an old pendant to IKEA pendant with connector block

    Hi everyone, new here. Sorry if this may have been posted before but here goes.. I've been asked by a family member to fit a new light fixture from an old ceiling rose pendant to this ikea one.. SKURUP Pendant lamp - black - IKEA -...
  7. dc_8769

    Panel heater wiring in block of flats

    Hi, new poster here so hopefully I've put this in the right place! I live in a large block of flats and have noticed that none of the panel heaters or heating rails in my flat are working. I believe they are all on the same circuit, as my consumer unit has a switch for heaters- this hasn't been...
  8. D

    Henley block alternative?

    Hello peoples 🖐 I am installing an additional consumer unit to an installation. I’m going to stack them one above the other, normally I would use the henley blocks but I was wondering if there is an alternate solution to this? Is there any way Split the supply cables within the CU’s? I know...
  9. E

    Wiring terminal block for induction hob

    Hello...I need to rewire a terminal block for zanussi induction hob zei6840fbv Can someone help please. ImGe attached
  10. C

    School block Swa supply

    What code would you give for a Swa supply 3p/N,95mm. Supplies remote school block,2 storey,no main earth conductor,using sheath,the main earth bonding originates from this Swa,for this block,@ Main Panel board,& is 16 mm The main earth @ origin is 120mm,Main bonding 50mm. Cheers
  11. T

    Pricing a large block of flats

    Any one on here have experience of pricing or working on large blocks of flats? I have a block of 30 to price for an need some advice! Thanks
  12. Barnaby Stedman

    Running under block & beam

    Has anyone had any experience with running rfc's under a block and beam floor on a hardcore base?
  13. C

    PME supply block of flats

    Hello Guys I have a 200a 3-phase supply PME bolted to a large ryefield panel, the ryefiled panel then supplies 14 flats within the same building. Each flat is supplied a 63a from ryefild via meters in the form of a 16mm 3core SWA cable. The furthest away is flat 14 at around 25 meters, seeing...
  14. D

    Domestic Choc Bloc - Suitable for extending cable to light fitting?

    Hi, I would like to move a light fitting and switch. The switch, about 20cm, the light fitting, about 60cm. I've been looking online and found a product call the choc bloc, would that be suitable for my needs? The cables are in the attic under the insulation material currently. Some previous...
  15. B

    2-way 13a block plug for dishwasher and washing machine

    I'm sure its been asked a thousand times but I can't seem to find it. Just moved into new house and plan on installing a compact dishwasher. Unfortunately there is only one socket available which currently has the washing machine plugged in. How awful would it be to plug a 2-way 13A block plug...
  16. B

    Breeze block voltage conundrum.

    Hi all, Was called to a job today with intermittent RCD tripping from the garage. Standard domestic TNS with three core SWA from the house to an (inaccessible) junction box down the side of the garage where it joins to 10mm T&E which then runs on surface plastic trunking to a metal-clad CU on...
  17. E

    Extended main Earth on connector block

    I was doing EICR on Saturday on the rented flat and apart from other issues I found that The Main Earth it has been extended with connector block so to reach the earth bar.(as to short) The main earth it 6mm,and its the DB been upgraded by electrician 3 years ago. What code would you give to...
  18. T

    Electrical riser in block of flats

    Hi, I live in a 5 storey 1920’s private block of 16 flats. I reported a smell of gas in the communal stairwell, and the gas board identified 2 gas leaks in the riser. Whilst they were there, I noticed there is alot of really dodgy looking electrical work in the same riser as the gas main on each...
  19. Doomed

    Gas bonding in block of flats

    Old block of four flats now having gas installed for the first time, all gas meters together just outside front door, main earthing terminal (and earth rosd) just inside front door. Gas pipes run to boiler in kitchen of each flat, less then 1 meter of pipework inside the flat, rest on the...
  20. Grampabill

    Puzzling connector block.

    Here I am again with another (probably!) simple problem for those who are in the know. I'm having problems at my holiday home with clients continually switching off the plug which powers the shower in the bathroom and being phoned by people, at all hours, to complain that the shower does not...
  21. M

    32A MCB feeding 1.5mm & 2.5mm T&E cables via 30A terminal block

    Quickie - Would you say this is ok? 32A MCB feeding 6mm T&E which is then connected to a 2.5mm T&E & 1.5mm T&E cable via a 30A terminal block in plastic terminal block housing buried in stud wall. The 2.5mm feeds a 3kW immersion heater with 13A SFU at the heater end. The 1.5mm feeds gas boiler...
  22. Leesparkykent

    Block of flats mains room location.

    I'm starting a block of 15 flats Wednesday, the building is being converted from an old care home. The original wooden staircase is staying in place throughout in the communal area. I've just received a revised set of drawings which shows the mains room mostly situated under the staircase...
  23. R

    TV distribution for block of flats

    Morning all, I need to split a TV signal for a large block of flats. Does anyone know who might make a large tv amplifier (4g coax)? the largest I've found is 8 ways. I don't mind taking a feed to 3 different 8 ways but I just wondered if there was a larger unit out there?
  24. Guffer

    Full Apprenticeship C&G 5357 Block Release

    Anybody know if someone up in Lancashire offers this course on Block Release ? Seems quite common on day release but when we are working all over UK to get the lad back for one day a week is nigh on impossible. Long time since I did my training and we had centres coming out of your backside...
  25. K

    Cables run in cavity between block and brick of an internal wall

    Hello, I'm currently in the process of building a side extension. I will be putting in 2 new rings and 2 new lighting circuits. To get them from the CU to the extension I wanted to run them in the cavity of the old external wall (now internal because there is an extension on the other side)...
  26. Spunkywads26

    Henley Block with DNO seal

    Looked at a job today and found something which I believe to be odd. TNCS system with tails out of the new smart meter into a small henley block. Then 1 set of tails only from the henley block into an old square d cu. The thing I found odd is that the henley block has what I assume is a DNO...
  27. C

    Block of flats EICR sub main only?

    Hello Guys I have been asked to carry out an EICR on a block of flat that share the free hold. TN-S system supplying x4 flats, i have never tested flats before so i am thinking i am only testing the sub main section as each of the flats are privately owned and the communal areas? Not carried...
  28. Amar

    New kid on the block!

    Hi All, Just a quick introduction as suggested by Lou! My names Amar, I'm an electrician by trade and run/own an NICEIC Approved contractor electrical and building company called VIVID Design and Build Ltd in Birmingham. Just looking for advice now and again to help when I can. Browsed on here a...
  29. Pete999

    More suffering, sad news about the tower block fire in London

    Tower block fire in London, apparently there are many deaths, some saying the smoke/fire alarm didn't work, our thoughts are with the survivors and Family members of the Dead and injured.
  30. R

    Newbie would like to know more about electrics starting with why is my dimmer connected up wrong?

    Hi forum, I do have a genuine interest with electronics and have successfully installed a dimmer and replaced a light fitting or 2 oh and changed multiple light bulbs! My latest project is a big one a dimmer switch and light fitting! the existing light and dimmer has been up for 10 years with...
  31. B

    shower block supply

    Hi Guys, Looking for a little advise regarding installation of new supply to feed a communal shower block at a caravan site. The shower block will have 7x 8.5Kw electric showers, 2x 2Kw over-sink instantaneous water heaters, a couple of frost guard heaters and lighting with a couple of...
  32. 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...
  33. T

    Disabled Alarm at Caravan Park

    Has anyone been involved with the installation of a disabled alarm in a building remote from a occupied building. I'm carrying out electrical works to a remote shower block in a caravan park,as an after thought the owner has decided to install a disabled toilet/wet room in the block. He has...
  34. P

    Can you earth to ground rod with bigger earth cable than the tails ?

    Quick one. Tails are 10mm. Earthing cable from rod to earthing block inside the CU is 16mm. Where i am, we have the tails in, everything RCB protected and then the earthing cables from the circuits/appliances etc into the earthing block. On my CU, the earthing block is a bank of 'quick...
  35. A

    New Electrical Install Question

    Hello, I have an electrician installing a new light and ring circuit for a loft conversation. He has joined the cables using block connectors which are in turn covered with electrical tape. Some of the earth cables are exposed. Could someone please tel me if this meets UK regulations. Kind...
  36. Dan

    Why Not Say Good Morning Before Work?

    Morning lads. What do you have on today?
  37. L

    Schneider ZBE 101 is not working

    Hi guys, I would to say hello to everyone and hope I will be comfortable in this forum!! I am a mechanical engineer and I am in a certain way "forced" to learn also electrical stuffs. At the moment I am trying to understand why my RESET button (ZBE 101) on my machine does not work. I...
  38. trev

    Register with Sparksafe to bid on Council work in Northern Ireland

    No, nothing to do with an American boy band. It appears that there's a new scam surfaced in Northern Ireland, in order to bid on local authority contracts you have to be registered with Sparksafe. I'm waiting for a guy to respond to some questions I've asked him re minimum qualification...
  39. T

    240 volt outside light measuring 180 volts.

    Hi all. Looking for advice here. The mother in law had her house extended and totally rewired by someone that said to her he was a qualified sparks. I've been up the loft and found crimped wires and not even clipped down and a whole host of lovely terminal block connections. One set of these has...
  40. P

    main switch question

    Hi guys, Im installing some main switches in an installation to cover 3 boards. A question i have is, they anything against the regulations or indeed bad practice to fit a single main isolator switch to cover the 3 boards or should they have 3 individual ones. What i got is a single phase...
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