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  1. W

    Mechanical Engineer £40,000 Urgently Required Central London

    We are urgently looking for a Mechanical Engineer with an 18th Edition Electrical Certificate to work in this exclusive Medical Centre in Central London You will have the following skills: 18th Edition Electric Certificate Experience on how to work with Pumps Minimum of 3 years’ experience in...
  2. S

    JIB Approved elec avaable London central, south east London

    Very experienced JIB sparks , solid all rounder. Including rail and tram signalling . Some Cisco background allied with fire and intruder, door access control installation. Commercial to industrial everything inbetween. British born national with Australian A grade on top of JIB cards
  3. Ian1981

    Overload protection to a central heating pump x2

    Is it a requirement to provide overload protection to a central heating pump rated at 2.77amps? I’m kinda under impression that an almost 3 amp pump jamming will get rather hot. I mentioned this to the heating installer who has requested we just installed 2 x isolators for the pumps through a...
  4. T

    To go central lighting or nnot - thats the question?

    Hi everyone - firstly a happy, and hopefully prosperous new year to all. I thought I would start the year on a thread that that’s been around before but usually leads to more questions than answers - central (and maybe in future) smart lighting. I have a new build to rewire which is a big...
  5. dlt27

    Central Heating help!

    Hi, don't know if anyone can help. A plumber has just moved a hot water tank from one position to another. Originally it was a y plan, but now he has made it an s plan. The existing boiler has got a pump overun on it. All I wanted to know is if there is anyway I can get it temporarily running as...
  6. N

    Zafira b central locking problem

    I have a zafira b 1.7 ecoflex 61 reg. The problem I am having is the central locking stops working with the fob once the car has powered down. I have to open the drivers door using the key and start it up. Once I have turned the the ignition off and got out the fob will work to lock and unlock...
  7. O

    Odd Central Heating Wiring

    I've just moved into a new place and decided to fit a Nest thermostat, but the Central Heating wiring doesn't make any sense. The Cylinder Thermostat Call wire isn't connected to anything, and neither is the 3-Port valve HW Off wire The old programmer is a British Gas UP1, and is configured...
  8. D

    Electricians and Improvers/Mates Required Central london

    Hi all, We are currently looking for Electricians and Mates/Improvers for a large scale commercial office fit out in Central London. Electricians £200 per day Improvers £140 per day 8-430 Saturday 8-1330 full day paid CIS 2 weekly payments PM me for details. Good pipeline of work for the...
  9. M

    Electrician's with mates wanted for Central London sites.

    Afternoon all. I'm currently looking for 2 ECS gold card electricians with mates at the moment for two of our sites. First site is based in Friday Street near st pauls cathedral (ec4m) The job itself is the commercial fit out of the financial times building. Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm...
  10. M

    Qualified Electrical Tester - Central London

    Morning all, We are currently looking for a 2391 gold card certified electrical tester who is available next week for one of our central London sites (EC3A) The project is a 21 storey 3 basement iconic office block in central London Work hours 7.30am - 4.30pm with a 45min break. Around 2...
  11. Dave Walker

    Line voltage central heating to smart controls

    I currently have a 2 zone line voltage controlled central heating system and would like to convert it to use smart controls. I want an open system that I can integrate to openhab, so not Nest or Hive. I'm not sure where to start, any advice?
  12. Paul Dodds

    Central heating programmer cable 3 and earth

    Hi, Hope you're all doing well. I have a customer who needs a 5 core cable to the boiler from the wiring centre. At the moment the feed is coming from a 13a socket in the upstairs cupboard through the programmer into the wiring centre and then 3 and earth under bathroom floor and into the...
  13. M

    Electricians for Central London work

    Morning all. I'm currently looking for 6 ECS gold card electricians at the moment for two of our sites. First site is based in Friday Street near st pauls cathedral (ec4m) The job itself is the commercial fit out of the financial times building. Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm with 45min...
  14. sinistersnipe

    New home... domestic hot water linked to central heating?

    Hello, Moved into a new flat about 6 months ago, and now that the weather is getting warmer and we want to turn our heating off we've discovered a little hitch - it seems like domestic hot water and central heating aren't programmable separately. Specifically, if either the programmer or the...
  15. K

    Maintenance electrician required to work nights in Central London. £35-40K pa. Permenant F/T role

    The successful candidate will work in a large Grade ll listed government building in Westminster. Responsible for the PPM of the building especially emergency lights. The candidate will be working as part of a wider engineering team and so there may be a requirement for them to pick up other...
  16. J

    Hi there - particularly wanting advice on Central Heating wiring

    I'm a plumber wanting to have some training on Central Heating wiring - please can someone point me in the right direction (region is Sunderland).
  17. Soulsurfer

    Faults central at present !

    Been out on a handful of callouts last few days and had some beauties, such as a socket spurred for t.v. and associated sky box, dvd player etc.. spurred from another in a unit which had stopped working and showed up as no neutral ! this was apparently working last week and just stopped working...
  18. Murdoch

    Internet central heating controllers

    Is it me or are they as annoying as all the far eastern spam? Yes we have the option to ignore them, but the rate they are appearing on the site is getting out of hand IMHO Should there be a specific area for these? I don't see why people on here are expected to give away their knowledge and...
  19. S

    Old Council Controlled Central Heating Contactor

    Hi, a friend of mine has moved to what once was a council house, and has a contactor that was apparently used by the council to control the heating. He wants to change over to an economy 7 type meter. The DNO won’t do anything until the contactor is gone, but won’t touch it themselves. It’s not...
  20. poumpouris

    Central heating controlled by raspberry pi and relay switch

    Hey guys, im not a professional electrician, I just have a basic knowledge of some stuff. In order for me to be able to explain what i want to do, I will first explain what is in place at the moment. We have a 3 zone programmer which we never use as a programmer, we just turn on each zone...
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