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    Covid 19 - New hospital being built Manchester 40 electricians need

    Doctor friend sent me this, can anyone help? Hi Everyone, 40 FULLY QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS needed for Monday start at Excel to build the new Nightingale hospital, £20ph, min 9rs per day, spread the word and give [email protected] or [email protected]
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    Can I ground a turntable to a receiver with no built in ground wire?

    I just bought a used Ion Profile Pro turntable with no ground wire. I'm getting hum, and based on my research I think I need to ground it to the receiver. Any suggestions on where to attach the ground wire to the turntable?
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    Testing portable welfare units with built in generator

    Hi I’ve recently tested a unit and rcd times are fine and R1R2 but Ze and Zs are High values and are not within bs7671 for a tns supply , I don’t really know what ze I should be getting to start with and would it be better treating it as a TT ,I will admit I’ve never done one before and only...
  4. M

    Plug availability behind built in fridge freezer

    Hello. We’ve moved into a relatively new house (4 years), and want to get a water softener fitted. However, it needs to go in a cupboard next to a built in fridge freezer. The softener will need a power supply. The fridge freezer has an isolation switch above the counter. My question is, is...
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    Fuse blows randomly

    Hello, thank you. I am DYI. Our daughter has home built in the 60s with fused service panel. One fuse has started blowing ; when a new fuse is put in, it will not blow right away, it can go for hours sometimes without blowing. It is a 20- amp fuse/circuit. On the circuit is a microwave and...
  6. willsie01

    Built in oven (grill) tripping breaker

    Our built in oven works fault free with all functions except for the grill which trips a breaker when switched off. Not while being used but when being switched off. There does not appear to be any visible breakdown of the element. Is it worthwhile pulling the unit out and swapping out the...
  7. T

    My house was built in 1873 ish, what are the chances of asbestos being used.

    So especially on the covings. I ask because I am getting an en suite shower installed and the guys came through the coving and suggested I get rid of the mat at the front door as some dust came down on it. Is there any credence in this? Was asbestos invented then?
  8. littlespark

    Testing a DIY built installation.

    I've been asked to PAT a tortoise house. Basically a glorified rabbit hutch. I've had a quick look at it, but i'm not keen on getting the tester out its box just yet. The electrical part of it, built up by the builder(? assembler? erector?), is a 13A plugtop, white 3 core flex into an IP66 box...
  9. Gavin John Hyde

    When appliances were built to last!

    Have been at a house today to do a quote to install an alarm system as an old lady is moving in with her daughter and will in due course be selling the house to another relative. so want it secure when empty. She moved into this house in 1974 when she and her husband came over from India. They...
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    Does such a relay exist? Or be built?

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the following relay exists, or can be easily built using off the shelf parts? I need to monitor 3 x 240V inputs and switch 1 x 240V output. However, every time one of the inputs is activated, I need the output to disengage for a period of time before...
  11. Loki

    wifi extender + usb port now built in double sockets

    Hi, As the title says I've just seen on screwfix wifi extender / usb port now built in double sockets British General 922UWR 13A 2G Single Pole Wi-Fi Extender Socket & 2.1A 1-Outlet USB Charger White -...
  12. D

    2015 built nursery building with no RCD protection to undersink water heaters

    Evening all, I was doing some repairs to emergency lights in a school and when I went into the switch room to find the fuses for the lights I found the heating board by mistake, reading down the chart I soon realised my error but then saw that there was no RCD protection to the 15 or so heaters...
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    Identify this wire from 1960 semi-detached house

    Hi All, Just brought a 1960 semi-detached house, and the front bedroom has this wire running along the wall. Does anybody know what it could be? Electrics are still original 1960.
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    Does House built in 1960 Need Rewire?

    Hi All, We are about to buy a 1960 built 3-bed semi-detached. The upstairs bathroom was completely renovated in 2016 with new electrical installation (including isolation box just outside of bathroom) and a small Schnieder Easy 9 consumer unit placed by existing fusebox understairs (see...
  15. Spoon

    Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console

    I think this is cool but then again I'm a big Minecraft fan.... Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console - BBC News - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38252232
  16. drzsta

    Building own shed?

    Hi all, I want a 18x10 shed/workshop to keep the bike and general stuff in however the sheds on the market are either overpriced or clad in wafer-thin timber. Anybody built their own and how did you go about it? Cheers :smile:
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    Why is a cooker circuit generally 6mm and 32a

    As above why is this as I have had a thought and a 20a 2.5 mm cable would be sufficient? Even in my new built it has an oven and hob both 32a radials for each on 6mm cable? Each with a 13a plug on the appliance as diversity shows around 10a max. so even with an upgraded appliance I don't see...
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    Domestic Security cameras

    Hey does anyone know of any god security cameras that operate of batteries? i need it putting up ASAP and dont have a power source in at the minute. Any other information regarding recording, HD, etc etc is welcome. thanks guys!
  19. GMES

    Can you just tidy my panel up a bit!!!!

    Got asked if I could just tidy up a customers panel up a bit, he said his previous guy used to be able to get the Machine running all the time but wasn't the tidiest of guys. within 2 minutes of looking at this mess I had cost the customer quite a lot of money. The isolator you see does...
  20. D

    Domestic sockets on external wall

    Hi everyone. Can a domestic socket be located in for example a bedroom on the external wall. My father was a spark back in the 60's and 70's and taught me his trade and I can distinctly remember him saying you never put a socket on the external wall. Now I'm planning a rewire of my house on...
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    USB Sockets

    Guys, Looking at getting couple of these new Double socket outlet with built in USB device, Has anyone used them or can recommend a decent one. Also what size back box do you need will it fit easily into a 25mm box, Cheers guys
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    First fix in a OMB (Sterling Board) House

    Hi All , wonder if anyone can shed some light on this ? , we've just landed a job on a massive 4 bed house that's entirely built from sterling board , outside walls , inside walls , roof the lot , so conventional wiring methods are not an option in some areas as we have no joists to run...
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    Corridor Lighting with in-built PIR

    Looking to find a recommendation for a good internal light with in-built PIR for corridor lighting in flats. Landlord want to upgrade for lights without switches -- tenants are breaking the switches! Can find lots of the typical external ones but not internal ones with PIR's .....
  24. SolarCity

    All new homes to have PV panels as standard?

    A Tory MP speaking sense? Now there is a thing. Carlisle MP calls for all new homes to be solar-powered - Solar Power Portal
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    Toughbook laptop

    One for any computer gurus on here, just got my hands on a second hand Panasonic toughbook cf-28 laptop ex aa £113 delivered bargain considering retail price of these things brilliant bit of kit for carrying on site pretty much indestructible etc anyway it's got the built in sim card slot to...
  26. M

    cooker isolator switch

    can anyone please tell me if a cooker isolator has to be at a minimum hight over a cooker. what it is the custormer wants a new cooker installing and the old switch is over the cooker but at around half a meter above cooker. thanks :coolgleamA:
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    Brand new website by Gary Greenwood @ Mediamash

    Hi guys, a couple of weeks back i posted a thread regarding my website at the time. since then i have had the whole site rebuilt and desgined and am very happy with the end result. If your looking to have a website built for your own company but are not sure how to approach it or how to do it, i...
  28. dansk

    Bonding to Thermal Panels?

    Hi - Got a job coming up in the next week or so were we are installing PV panels either side of Thermal Panels - Do we need to cross bond to the Thermal?
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    Van security - Whats best?

    After news of a local van breaking near me, we are looking to step-up security in our work vans. At the moment im taking expensive items out of the van at night and keeping them in the house. (drills, testers, etc..) pain in the ass but at the mo better safe than sorry. Any suggestions...
  30. cbw

    Weeping sockets

    Now we have all heard of weeping statues/religious relics etc...... This was the house that John Wayne built, New build (<1yr), builders done a bunk, electrician has gone bust! 1g non switchable, behind built in, infact massively wedged/no more nailsed in fridge freezer with NO...
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    i came across a shower fed from what looks like a 1.0mm flex going into a fused spur, is this a pump type shower? and what fuse should it have:confused: and apart from the setup, how can you tell the difference between the showers?
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