1. S

    Buying my first tester...

    I'm coming towards the end of my level 3 training and in the market for my first MFT.. There's a ton of different brands and each brand has various products so it's all a bit confusing. Can anybody recommend a good "first" tester? Also is it worth buying second hand? Since money is a bit tight...
  2. C

    Buying a new van,tax allowance?

    Hi, I am looking at getting myself a new van on a hire purchase agreement, payments will be £230 a month for 4 years. Will i be able to claim this back off the tax each year? So 230 x 12 per year? or can i only claim back the initial cost in this tax year? Thanks
  3. T

    Help needed for buying the right 16a plug please!

    Hello, I'm putting a PA system in a pub and the mains trips easily so I need to use the blue 16a wall socket. Last time I bought a 13a socket-to-16a plug but it was slightly too small and didn't fit - the end of the plug is 41 mm in diameter, and the socket diameter of the inner ring where the...
  4. J

    Domestic Detectors and testers worth buying?

    Hi guys, I'm starting to do a bit of DIY in our house - initially just replacing light fittings but am keen to do more and am looking for tools to check that the area I want to work on is safe. As this is just for DIY I don't want to spend a fortune but want stuff that's safe and good enough...
  5. S

    Problem Building my own electric skateboard

    Hello, I bought a motor for the skateboard and a ESC to control the speed , so i found this (80A) and bought it . someone told me that the motor and the ESC do not fit together and it won't work for me , is it correct ? and if so what cheap ESC do you recommend? thank you :)
  6. A

    need to purchase a tester, opinions on buying second hand.

    what tester do people generally use/recommend? should i avoid second hand generally? seen some decent ones but wondering is it worth risk? the tester would be for domestic use.
  7. diyterry

    On site guide, to buy or not to buy

    Is it worth me buying a copy of the on site guide and will I understand it?
  8. Iain Kay

    Buying IET Regulation books

    Hi all, I was wondering if anybody knows how much a copy of the IET Wiring Regulations Amendment 3 or 18th edition should cost? It looks like the RRP for 18th edition, paperback, is £95! Found a copy delivered for £81 on Amazon. Is this really the case for an essential publication? Or should...
  9. Vortigern

    So I may be buying a house with P.V. installed....

    It looks suspiciously like I am buying a house soon. It has a 2kw PV array and sunny boy inverter install about four years ago. I know little about PV from an installation viewpoint and even less as a potential end user. Anyone know any crash courses for dummies in PV? For instance the vendor...
  10. LisaHamilton

    Am I buying from a reliable seller of towel rail elements?

    I just purchased a towel radiator for my newly renovated bathroom last week, and I’m now interested in buying a towel rail element with thermostat from this online seller. But before I decide to avail anything, I want to ensure first that I’m buying from a good seller. Is there anyone here who...
  11. happyhippydad

    Considering buying a new MFT.

    Morning.. I'm happyish with my Metrel MI3000, but the loop test is playing up which means having to use the non trip function at times even when there's no RCD which apart from being time consuming is also not as accurate. Quoted price to fix £375!!!!! Ridiculous! So.. I was reading through PE...
  12. Andy78

    Best deals for Wago

    Where is everyone buying their wagos from at the minute ? I'm after a bulk order to stock up for a bit so the cheapest the best really. My local wholesaler is about the same price as screwfix but I'm sure there must be better deals out there somewhere......
  13. P

    Megger 1730 - Buy or not in 2016

    I am after some advice from anyone who has used the megger 1730 in 2016. I am close to buying one and shipping it to Australia. I have read bad reviews about the older software it used now it seems to have better reviews.would I be making a mistake in buying one and shipping it to Australia?
  14. P

    Megger MFT1730 2016

    I am thinking about buying the Megger MFT1730, I have read bad reviews (before 2014) on the no trip test and z readings being off. Does anyone know what the 1730 is like now in 2016? is it worth buying? has there been any software upgrades to fix the issues? any info is appreciated
  15. DuaneMHunt1976

    Book Prices

    How much things come down in price over time and some just seem to go up and up Buying Choices: Requirements for Electrical Installations, Iet Wiring Regulations, BS 7671:2008+A3:2015 (Electrical Regulations) Regs I think at the start of this month i paid £70 and now its dropped...
  16. sjhall

    All things Renewable

    Ground source heat pumps, solar panels, inverters, LEDs & more. Question for you lads in this part of the industry- do you buy off a wholesaler, or do you go direct to the manufacture. Brief background- I've just finished wiring a large factory and part of the deal was that I got one of the...
  17. G

    Where is the best place to pick up LED GU10's?

    Can anyone recommend anywhere to pick up up LED gu10's, i know where to get the cheap rubbish ones. I mean something middle of the road that is half decent with no comebacks ie breaking after a week. Sort of new to buying LED lamps as most customers are not happy to pay the prices for this...
  18. S

    Led 4/5 Watt gu10

    I'm looking to purchase quite a few led lamps I've looked on eBay they are around £3 each from china direct anyone else got them cheaper! They will last there duration but buying from a wholesaler they want £7 each I've got 2 sites on the go both with 10 houses and each house takes 30 ish lamps...
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    Can anyone offer any advice on what to look out for when buying a second hand generator that I intend to buy to supply a house in Spain. Like how do you load test or if a generator gives the power it states on the label. Cheers
  20. E

    Best Core cutting drill

    Evening all, Looking to buy a core cutting drill that will last a fair few years. thinking about buying the bosch one as its got a 3 year garuntee with it to. And do you reccommend going for the most expensive hole cutter?? I bought a sparky core drill and decided im taking it back as it...