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  1. B

    I bought a mortgage the electrician have been paid completely and he refused to come and fix the fan extractors also certificate for rewiring of the

    The electrician that renovated my house mortgage rewiring of the whole house (3 bedrooms semi detached) have refused to come complete the work (fan extractors uncompleted ) and the certificate for heating system inclusive of new boiler fixed. He says it takes 8 weeks for it to come through the...
  2. M

    Solar Panels Bought a house with panels but no information.Help needed how to get contracts

    Hello, I have bought a house with panels with NO contract and the previous owner died leaving little or no information. My electricity supplier is Green star Energy. I have panels on both sides of the roof and according to paperwork I have they generate 2.884kw and I am been fobbed of by some...
  3. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody bought one of those cable tongues? if so thoughts...

    I havent purchased one myself yet but has anybody bought one of those cable pulling tongues yet.. A couple of the premium tool brands have them out such as super rod, ck etc... some glow in the dark. What were your thoughts? I am unsure how useful it really is? how flexible is it? I use the...
  4. 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
  5. K

    Cooker

    Hi I have just bought a new cooker and it has a cable and plug on it but my old one doesn't. Can I put a socket on the existing cable (6mm I think) and then just plug it in.
  6. A

    I have bought led truck rear lights, the brake/parking light have 4 wires blue,green, black and red

    The led parking/brake light have 4 wires, black for earth, red for parking, blue for brake and green for flash light. The two lights brake and flash wont work if red wire not connected, so you must switch on park light to get brake light or flash light. What would be the solution to make brake...
  7. samsingh

    UK Am2 - Ring final circuit

    Hi, I've sat my am2 practical today. I have a question about the ring final circuit hopefully there is someone who can relate. Is it crucial to wire the ring final a certain way? Ive bought 2 legs out, one goes into my closest socket which went down a bit of conduit and the other leg goes to...
  8. J

    Sidelight problem

    Good morning, ive just bought a Suzuki carry, which has a problem, the side,rear and panel lights only come on when the right hand indicator is activated any thoughts would be helpful.
  9. S

    Damn, gone and bought another tool.........

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/festool-ctl-midi-mk2-62ltr-sec-electric-dust-extractor-240v/903gx#_=p Discounted and Festool are offering a £50 Cashback...... so works out at £300 Oh well,
  10. W

    What is this please its in the house i have just bought

    Can anyone please tell me what this Is? One wire runs a light, the other runs a forget extension, one looks to run to the box in the wall which I presume maybe earth, one is blank and it is all plugged into the wall. Can this just be unplugged,the box removed from the wall
  11. T

    Retail Therapy during a long weeks work bought a new laser level

    Been humming and hawing about this new laser as my dewalt SW80 sometimes does not switch on and getting unreliable (justification justification) so got this. Bosch GCL2-50CG Cross Line Laser Green Line Laser - https://www.powertoolsuk.co.uk/bosch-gcl2-50cg-cross-line-laser-level.html Just did a...
  12. S

    Damn, bought myself a new toy.......

    Weller Solder Station
  13. T

    Bought a dud off ebay, first time for me, just a word to the wise.

    Bought a Van radio with satnav and dvd bluetooth etc. etc. Turns out the sat nav software was playing up so got on to the people who sell it (sat nav software, not the radio) and they checked my version and told me it is pirated software. I suppose I should know better at my age. But Erisin are...
  14. T

    Bought a megger and selling Kewtech 65dl

    So at last I have decided to buy a megger. Therefore I will sell my Kewtech 65dl. It is calibrated recently (first calibration). It has been very well looked after. I am very careful with all my equipment. It comes with the PAT tester attachment. R2 socket tester small crocs for shorting at CU...
  15. GMES

    Bought myself an early xmas present

    Merry Xmas to me, Thought I would treat myself the weekend just gone so got myself a Samsung 55" Ultra Hd Hdr smart tv and I have to say it is a great improvement on my last one. Planet earth was very impressive on it on Sunday. Anyone else buying themselves a present.
  16. B

    Oldest electrical appliance or gadget you still use.

    Must be on a plug top and you must have used it in the last year. Mine is a weller soldering gun think I got this for my 12th birthday in 1972. 2 heats and instant warm up trigger action. This is a pic from the net and the pins on the plug are not shielded :oops:
  17. A

    **Help needed for wiring a power 8 pin plug** :(

    Hi all, I have recently bought a tv bed and when i was putting it together i accidentally kicked the cable which was plugged into the side of the bed pulling out all eight wires from the connector. It is an 8-pin block shaped connector with 4 colored wires (red,black,white and green) on either...
  18. Midwest

    On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2008 Wiring Regulations, incorporating Amendment 3:2015)

    Boring thread. I decided to give in and purchase a copy of the above publication. Give in, in that I understand there are a couple of errors in it, rectified by errata sheets etc. I see the IET site has the ISBN as 978-1-84919-887-5. Does anyone know if this is the latest print? I understand...
  19. E

    Hello to all

    Hi I am 65 yrs old, semi retired, an part time self employed Computer technician. based in Tamworth. I have just bought a Motor Home, & thought it would be a good to have access to the experts in case of help or advice needed on the auto electrical side. :) Kind regards
  20. dansk

    Laptop at Argos

    Seen this today - cant buy local maybe online - seems good. Buy Toshiba Satellite W30D 13.3 Inch Touch Detachable Laptop at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Laptops and netbooks. - http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1649941.htm
  21. telectrix

    amd 3 or not.

    so tempted to stick 2 fingers up. fully loads BG dual RCD CU ( plastic) £30. from sel direct. bargain .
  22. N

    Inspection Cameras

    Hi all. Just a quick post - Aldi's are doing inspection cameras for £39.99. I've had mine a couple of years and used it loads. Good camera for the price.
  23. P

    25mm SWA for sale Glasgow

    Hi, I've got a 20m drum of 25mm 3 core SWA for sale. Bought for a job but now not needed. Bought for £95 will sell for £60, Glasgow area.
  24. E

    Core Drill

    I need to get a core drill. I was looking at the Dewalt 21570K - has anyone got one? Are they any good? Or should I spend a bit more and get a Marcrist DDM1? I'll mainly be using it to cut holes for 100mm ducting. I've seen a post on here extolling the virtues of the Marcrist DDM2 but they don't...
  25. R

    LED Head Torch

    Hi, I bought myself the LED Lenser H7.2 as I got a pretty good deal. I noticed they sell rechargeable power packs with charging cables, if i bought myself the pack and cable would this work the same as the H7r.2? I may be being stupid i know its not the same but i was wondering if it work the...
  26. S

    Funry Smart Switch ST 2

    Hi Folks I've been asked to quote for installing a "Funry Smart Switch ST 2", which the customer bought from Amazon or Ebay (I forget which). Both he and I are a bit concerned about the product in terms of whether it is manufactured and tested to appropriate standards and is safe. It is CE...
  27. A

    I would need help for wiring a push dimmer

    Hello! I just bought a 1 gang 2 way 400W push dimmer. I thought that would be dead simple to wire but it is not working. I really don't understand how I could get it wrong! I uploaded a photo of the instructions and a photo of what I've done. What did I miss? I checked that the bulb was...
  28. T

    Cert software

    I have used easy cert for 5 years. But I now have macs and the software is only compatible with Windows. Anyone use amtech? Does that run on Mac?
  29. R

    Domestic Battery Not Charging

    Hi guys I have Nissan N15 SSS 1995 model and recently my car started to have battery issues where it won't charge so I went and bought a new battery and as it happened it wasn't the battery that was faulty it was the alternator. So I bought a new alternator and installed it properly but now the...
  30. the pict

    Wanted senator parts

    A mate bought a Range senator 12KW flw boiler on ebay but whenit was opened the mainpower board was missing I have tried everywhere I can think of anyone have one or a source I can try P
  31. Dan

    Summer deals on Screwfix - Worth checking out?

    http://fave.co/1q4eoUb Seem to have a fair few deals on at the moment. Anything of interest?
  32. M

    Hilti or dewalt laser level

    I'm thinking of getting a laser level and have narrowed it down to either the hilti pm 2-l or the dewalt dwo88k. the hilti is more expensive but i see a lot of the dewalts on site ,any opinions
  33. A

    Milwaukee drill messed up

    My Milwaukee has messed up since owning it December I am fuming it still works but not properly, you let go of the trigger the drill used to stop straight away now when you let go of the trigger it spins slowly until it stops question is who do I contact to get a replacement milwaukee or...
  34. M

    LED Bulbs not dimming

    Hi All I have 6 GU10 downlighters that are on a single gang dimmer and works fine with normal 50w lamps. However I recently changed these to 3x3w LED dimmable lamps. But now if you turn the power down the lamps just flicker on and off ! I went to my local retailer and bought an LED dimmer but...
  35. A

    What makes a good drill

    I need to buy a drill does not know what is good. Last year bought a useless seriously damaged a few months.
  36. N

    fluke t5 1000 ?

    Hi all thinking of buying a fluke t5 1000 anyone bought one lately, if so where from and how much ? many thanks
  37. T

    Domestic My Mercedes C Class runs battery down while parked

    I bought brand new battery and put it into the car, didnt drive the car for 3 weeks as use a company car and was away from home for about week and half. When i went to take the car for a drive and enjoy her, the battery was as dead as dodo. Got battery replaced and have now taken to leaving the...
  38. H

    Problem with DALI & Led's

    Hi all, I have a customer who already bought all the lights for his home. He has bought 7W 12Vac dimmable Leds. I have been searching and all the dali controllers i have found for Led's work with a PWM controller and are for 12Vdc Leds. Does anyone of you know which model of controller I could...
  39. G

    core drill set

    can someone recommend me a decent core drill set ? thanks !
  40. A

    socket and see pdl 310

    hi here I have a socket and see pdl 310 has calibration until april 2014 was only bought new 2013 and needed calibration cert for part p assessment, I have just bought a multifunction tester, this tester is great and never trips rcd on loop, the tests it performs are loop, pfc, voltage, polarity...
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