1. SDMarshall

    New to forum - Im looking to change careers

    Just a quick introduction from me - I'm a 49 year old living in Essex - I have no electrical qualifications but Im looking into training options and wanted some advice on what route to take. Im looking to get into renewable installations in some shape or form but Im not rigid in my goals. I just...
  2. F

    Consumer unit change

    Hi everyone. I currently have a level 2 diploma, Part P and 18th edition. Can I carry out a consumer unit change if I work for myself privately?
  3. S

    Sufficient cable to change outlet

    Is there enough cable in a 3 pin socket box to change the socket to a freestanding cooker outlet. The cable is on it's own 32 amp circuit and is adequate for a freestanding cooker. I was originally going to have a gas hob and electric oven. I would post a photo, but the thread doesn't allow. Too...
  4. J

    Trainee voltage experiment - Will it remain the same or change?

    If we have a single 100V Live coming in from the AC Transformer, at any point we measure its 100V If however we introduce loops, does this have any effect on voltage? What would be the voltage reading at the following points on the image Purple Pink Green Im wondering does it have any...
  5. sythai

    TP Change over switch

    Hi Guys Just doing new house and Client wants us to put in a change over switch in case ever needs to run off genny. Not put one in before but looks straight forward enough. Was going put commando socket next to the meter box for hook up point along with earth stake (current supply coming in...
  6. S

    MWC for changing socket or light

    If changing a socket front front or light is a minor works required and would you test the circuit
  7. S

    Career change at 39 - am I wasting my time

    Hi All, I am looking to retrain at the age of 39. What are the chances of an employer taking me on and giving me a chance? I do have my electrical installation qualifications NVQ levels 2 and 3. All I need is the practical training that will lead me to my AM2. Does anyone know of any...
  8. NellyManjaro

    Hard wired smokes with CU change?

    Hopefully an easy one without much debate but I've just had spoke to someone who has had an electrician go to his rental property and say it needs a new CU which I'd agree, all sockets to be replaced as they don't have switches which I would personally but didn't think this was actually a...
  9. M

    Type A rcd in series or change at the board

    I am to install a car charger that states a type A RVD is to be installed. Can this be put in the garage from the non rcd side of the board or is it better to change the RCD on the board and use that side. I assume it makes no difference
  10. Binda69

    Consumer Change - Should I be Concerned?

    Greetings all, just had a consumer unit upgraded and wanted your opinion before I have words with the electrician. Some stuff is obvious like the gland strip not fitted properly, you can’t just about make it ou, but others not sure off ie should the the meter tails have been fed separately from...
  11. groston

    Can I change this switch?

    I recently had reason to look at the switch in my garage that controls the outdoor garage lights. This picture shows how the switch is wired and I haven't the foggiest idea of why a neutral wire runs to the switch. Note that this wiring was done by the house's builder about 20 years ago. (Note...
  12. A

    Career change at 39 - am I being realistic?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to... everything around here. I am 39, working as an engineer in big tech, and I hate it. I have got really into DIY over the past couple of years, mostly carpentry, plumbing, bit of demolition :)s) etc. I have a healthy respect for electrics, so I've not touched them so...
  13. bigspark17

    Pay as you go meter change

    A customer has a pay as you go ec7 meter, the need for ec7 is no longer but they want to keep the pay as you go (wont be talked onto a DD) am i right in thinking they dont need to change the meter just inform there energy supplier that they want to go on standard tariff? Thanks :)
  14. T

    Cu change in a flat earth size

    In my flat the main earth is the cable pictured below it has 7 strands any idea what size this is? And if it would need to be upgraded for a cu change The bonding is in 6mm but is easy to change to 10mm but I guess that's irelavent if the earth is 6mm? The conduit system the 16mm tails come...
  15. W

    UK Different test results after DB change

    Is it common to get different test results when upgrading a db? Basically I done an EICR in November and came back to upgrade the db and done live tests on all the circuits, but my results were quite different. Like 0.30 ohms out on one circuit
  16. M

    can I change a dimension of a fuse

    I could find the fuse on the top right of the image which measures less than 1.7 inches in length from end to end and has 150 amps. (grey color). The fuse is inside a SAM module in a Mercedes. None of the auto part stores have it and the dealer do not carry more than 100 amps. They want to sell...
  17. W

    Cost to change a fuseboard.

    Hi guys. Just wondering what everybody is charging these days for a board change? I've got a customer who wants theirs changed, all of it apart from the lighting is already rcd protected so hopefully no nasty surprises. I'm going to install a split load RCD board (probably Fusebox if supplier...
  18. M

    Wiring a New Oven after change in ampage

    My old hard wired 30 amp oven blew just before Christmas. I bought a new 13 amp one. In order to get it up and running for Christmas I hard wired it into the 30amp circuit. All kitchen wiring and consumer unit were renewed just under 30 years ago. There is a 13 amp single socket next to the...
  19. W

    Electrician Need a change in my career. What other jobs can an electrician do?

    I'm 27 and been on the tools since I was 16. I’ve become really fed up with site work and doing the same thing day in, day out. I was wondering what other avenues I could go down with the qualifications I have, Level 2 & 3 in college, AM2 and 18th edition. I was even considering heading into M&E...
  20. D

    Help to change Honeywell Thermostat Back

    Hello I need to put back a Honeywell Thermostat. There is 3 wires and a earth I have placed the current thermostat wiring in image one and in image to is the new Honeywell thermostat that i want to put back in place. Please could some one tell me where the three wires go on the second...
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