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    smoke alarm wiring.

    went to change three smoke alarms today and found they were wired in 1.5 t&e useing the cpc as the interconect link wire. would you class this as a c1 / c2 i was thinking c1, any thoughts
  2. Bobby34

    EIC Consumer unit change

    Hi guys and girls, Changed over my first CU today (didn't go bang so I'm classing it a success), with regards to the EIC do I list every circuit and fill it in as if they were new circuits, I've had a look at the best practice guide for CU's and the way i'm reading it it would suggest yes as...
  3. Gary Moore

    Career change

    Has anyone on here changed careers? Come off the tools, moved into a different field? I’m still mulling things over like I have been for past year or so and I really would like some advice on this. I don’t feel that setting up on my own is an option for me and I’m not financially set up for it...
  4. B

    Testing with a CU change

    Working with a spark, now when we change a CU no new circuits just old for new, We do all end to ends on rings, IR tests and Zs making sure all the new protective devices that disconnection times are met, would you do R1+R2? If we do a CU change and add new circuits we do R1+R2 on the new...
  5. Jason94

    Trainee Looking to change careers.

    Hello all, I'm currently a HGV driver but it's not something I want to continue to do. I enjoy learning new things and expanding my knowledge which my current job doesn't have. I have always been interested in becoming a electrician and now at 25 I feel like it's now or never to actually...
  6. T

    Testing after a consumer unit change

    Had to change 40 consumer units the other day in a hostel/hotel/b&b and it come to the testing stage I spoke to the NICEIC who said you need to test circuits for " safety only ". He said doing a global IR test (testing each individual circuit if less than 1M), and earth fault loop, RCD and...
  7. S

    New member looking for career change

    hi there just introducing myself. I’m 28 and currently looking for a career change to become an electrician. Going to get access to the trainee forum. I’m based in Glasgow any advice on where to start would be very much appreciated Thanks Steven
  8. C

    ABS and Brake Light on after battery change

    Hi, I drive a 1999 Toyota Corolla. I bought a new battery 2 weeks ago which was flat this morning. The battery warning light came on on my way home from work last night. I jump started it and took it to the place I bought the battery. They changed the battery I had bought for a new one...
  9. R

    Looking for advice, want to change career.

    Hi All. So i am 30 years old and thinking to change my career. At this moment i am working for a builders merchant as a manager and earning 28k, but I really want to change my career. Thinking to lear electrician trade, but not sure how to start and where to start. I have a family and i need...
  10. D

    Domestic Seeking advice re oven change - double socket to fused spur

    Hi, I'm looking to replace my electric single fan oven. It is plugged into a double socket, the other socket having the gas hob plugged into it, and this double socket is wired to a 13a switched fused spur. Looking at the ovens in my price range I can see some that include a plug and can be...
  11. B

    Fuseboard change advice

    Don’t do many fuse board changes, but what’s everyone’s preferred method, as I see people without labelling the old cables swap boards connect up neutrals and earths then leave line conductors last but how do they make sure each correspond to each other so you can identify the circuit like the...
  12. P

    EICR requirement prior to CU change?

    I agree that it's best to do an EICR before a CU replacement, but is there an actual regs that dictates that an EICR 'must' be conducted prior to a CU change?
  13. HRM-ELEC


    How do I go about changing my username cheers
  14. S

    Consumer unit change

    I’m only an apprentice and of course, I’ve curios about a lot of things. I was in my friends house recently, who is getting an electrician to upgrade there, rather old, consumer unit up to 18th edition standards. I had a look, out of curiosity and seen this (uploaded a photo) and I was curious...
  15. C

    2007 Nissan Pathfinder change Xenon to halogen headlights

    I have a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder Aventura (R51) it is fitted with Xenon headlights. I want to fit european headlights as I am exporting the car to France but am unable to find the xenon headlights. Is it possible to change the existing headlights to Halogen? If so how technical is the change?
  16. S

    Testing Required for consumer unit change

    Hello If i carry out a full electrical inspection and test on a domestic property, and then replace the consumer immediately after, do i then have to re do a full electrical inspection after the board change ? i have been told i need to do a full electrical check before and after a consumer...
  17. Moley

    How to change a Seaward Supernova backup battery

    My Supernova wasn't keeping the time/date so it looked like it was time for a replacement backup battery. After a search on the net I couldn't find any info on it's type or location so, after a quick chat to the guy who calibrates my Supernova, I was fully armed and ready to go into battle. The...
  18. A

    How to change spotlight bulb with short cable

    Hi I have been trying to change an led gu10 bulb in a recessed spotlight in my hallway. On others there has been enough cable to hold the bulb and twist it to change, but this is too short, so I cant hold the connector still to twist the bulb. I have tried pulled it with pliers, and also...
  19. L

    Just tried to change outside light ..Help please

    Newbie here I have just bought a sensor led light that i wanted to replace outside light. There is a 1 way switch on internal wall I've just tried to do it today and ...... And cannot get it to work 1. Old fitting worked with neutral, live and earth connected with a connecting block 2 Took...
  20. M

    Downgraded from a 9.5Kw shower to an 8.5kw one. Need to change wires/fuse/switch as well?

    Hello there! So we had a Triton Cara 9.5 Kw which was working OK for a couple of years and then the switch started burning a few times. Once we changed the solenoid coil and it was fine for a couple of months. But now the fuse tripped bc the switch burned and there is smoke after using the...
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