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  1. A

    Replacing Drayton Thermostat with Digital - Wiring Check

    My drayton thermostat (3-wire) stopped clicking so decided to buy a wifi digital thermostat. Digital thermostat dry contact is not wired to the live within the unit unlike the drayton. Can someone confirm my jumper cable position is correct? (i.e. does it matter which side of the dry contact...
  2. E

    Insulation resistance check on LED fittings

    Hi, Do I need to disconnect LED fluorescent fittings when doing an insulation resistance check? Thanks
  3. J

    Omnik Inverter throwing Relay Check Fail Fault

    Have a fault reading; Relay check fail. Done some research and replaced the x2 check relays with quality components. Still have the same fault sadly. Any thoughts ?
  4. Lister1987

    Check Understanding; Minimum alarm requirements for private rent sector

    Just want someone to sanity check me here; my understanding is that battery powered detectors are not permitted in the private rent sector - they're fine if you own/live in the property yourself but the minute it becomes private rent then the minimum requirement is LD3 - Mains Powered (with or...
  5. S

    How to check voltage on heat press.

    My heat press stopped working and have been quoted £130 for a new control board but obviously they can't be sure this is the issue. How do I check that the press is receiving power. I have a multimeter available but its knowing where to take the readings. I have changed the fuse and cable...
  6. Vortigern

    Portsmouth spark needed to check electric boiler out

    Ex has flat in portsmouth with electric boiler. Packed in quoted 3k for replacement. Need someone to check element to see if it needs replacement rather than replace whole boiler. Anyone up for that?
  7. R

    UK Please check my logic for upgrade lights project wiring!

    Hi all, I have some outdoor lights, and I want to update the circuit to add a bit more functionality. I have drawn a little picture of what I have now: When we walk past the Outdoor PIR sensor 1, all lights come on, and then go off. This works fine! Now the behaviour I want: Add another...
  8. A

    Asbestos check before fixed wire test

    Hello all. I'm starting to do more fixed wire testing at my company and wondering about asbestos checks. The last company I worked for (was an apprentice at the time) didn't check any asbestos register before starting the test so just wondering where to stand with it. These will be commercial...
  9. N

    Solar Health Check?

    Hi All, Looking for some advice, got a cold call today from someone who informed me the company who put up my panels have ceased trading. The new company is contacting their old customers and offering to help with any warranty issues. They need to do a health check to validate the system health...
  10. R

    Insulation resistance check

    Hi - I have a Warm-up underfloor heating system. And it's stopped working. I did a basic resistance check - and clearly there's a problem (shows just 18ohms when it should be nearer 200). Warmup have said they can send an engineer around to lift a tile after doing a thermo heat check...
  11. L

    Connecting 2 12v fans

    Hello, I need some help with this: I have a Xbox one S where I connected 2 Fans (there is usually just 1 ) parallel to the 12v sourve from the motherboard. Fan 1 has 22mA and Fan 2 has 29mA. My Question now is, if there is any risk to burn something. I dont know how much amp is delivered by...
  12. stuarth

    Domestic Check box forms

    Anyone able to point me in the direction of a check box spread sheet I could download, I did create one from scratch a few weeks ago but Mac drive died and the back up failed as well ffs and can not face creating it again:(
  13. Cupa

    Domestic Wiring up an induction hob - wanted to sense check if what I'm doing is correct

    Hi guys, I have a new induction hob which I'd like to wire in. I have already wired in the oven and grill into the kitchen using a length of 4mm 3 core heat resistant flex and that is working fine. Back of the hob shows the following diagram: Based on the above schematic, I plan to wire in...
  14. Bobby34

    First Job estimate price check

    I am in the process of doing my first quote and wanted to see what people thought in regards to my price as this is my first one since becoming registered so it would be great to see if I am in and around the right lines or whether I am way off the mark. The job is as follows: -Fitting three...
  15. J

    1 head, 2x properties- check meter

    Afternoon Looked at a rewire/ rear extension job today They are turning the one property into 2- the ground floor side annex will consist of 1x dining/kitchen area and bedroom with en-suite (gas heated) So electrical load will not be a issue They do not want a new head and meter for the 2nd...
  16. D

    Lighting Circuit Diagram Check

    Hi, I want to know if this wiring diagram makes sense. The circles are lights and the switches are indicated. I want the 4 lights on the left to be controlled by switch 1 and the 6 lights on the right to be controlled by switch 2. The power is indicated and will go to a light first. I am reusing...
  17. GBDamo

    Sanity check regarding electric underfloor heating.

    Been asked to look at an electric UF heating system. As yet it is laid but no connected and no supply is present. There are two mats at 1600w so total 3200w, 14A. My intention is to run a feed off a 20A RCBO via a 20 DP isolator to the thermostat. Run in 2.5 T&E, clipped direct total <10m...
  18. C

    Fire Alarm annual check

    Hi, I have a customer who is wanting an annual fire alarm inspection on a small commercial premises. Is there a specific certificate/form I can use that I could get online?
  19. Baddegg

    Diversity calls check please........

    15.2kw range cooker has already been installed and a 10mm t&e run back to the Cu via this switch,(havnt seen cable route yet but I’m told on the phone it’s all in trunking and doesn’t pass through any insulation but will check this)apparently the previous spark that won’t connect it to the Cu...
  20. S

    0.75mm2 flex for fixed equipment - reality check.

    Hi Folks I've never thought twice about using 0.75mm2 flex for connecting fixed equipment (e.g. extractor fan in window) to a fused connection unit with 3A fuse where this is sufficient for the load of the equipment. But table 52.3 of BS7671 states minimum csa for copper cable in lighting...
  21. telectrix

    calculation check before i rip the flat to bits.

    hi folks, got a CU change to do. flat rewired circa '70's. wylex 3036 fuses. my concern is earthing conductors. at present they are 6.0mm. TN-S. Pefc is 700A. not sure of main fuse size, so have taken worst scenario at 100A. referring to tables, @ 700A the disconnect time for a 100A BS1361 is...
  22. Pete999

    Reality check xzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxzx

    'As you know, or maybe not in some cases, I'm retired, 72 had some medical problems, can't physically do what I think I should be able to do, getting old I think it's called, anyway, had a call from a friend I have known since the later stages of my School life, his wife of some 50 years had...
  23. S

    Off for a few days to Swanage for some R+R on the nudist beach check out last years photos

    Not sure why they came out blurred............. ;o)))))
  24. K

    NVQ Level 3 Check List???

    Hi, does anyone know of a decent list of things I should work on in preparation of starting my NVQ Level 3 sometime in the future? I've been fairly lucky finding regular work as a mate but I feel like I need to start focusing my time at work more on learning rather than just working (don't read...
  25. UKMeterman

    One way to check if a HV cable is live

    Could I please have a review of PPE and technique shown here?
  26. M

    Electrician Looking for electrical check and possible new consumer unit - Airdrie

    Moving into a new (to me) property, looking for someone to give install once over from safety perspective. Longer term maybe looking to replace consumer unit with one with RCBOs (current has MCBs not sure if any RCD). Would prefer a small firm to large one. Would be looking to get check done...
  27. Kjb Electrical

    Is Check a trade worth it?

    hi all, ive recently started a business so trying to spend my pennies wisely, I can understand checkatrade from a legitimacy point of view but im interested in how much work you can expect to generate from them as an advertisement platform?
  28. Pete999

    13Amp plug check card Electrical Safety First

    Anyone want one of these FOC only got one spare, first come first served PM your address and I'll pop onee in the post,( Only 1 left ) UK plug pin gauge -
  29. F

    Domestic DIY Check: Adding a socket to the attic - spurring decisions!

    Hello. I am installing a CCTV system for my mum. It's a basic IP camera setup, with up to 4 cameras and a recorder. I plan to have the NVR in the side attic out of the way, so I need a power socket in there. The last few days I've been doing a bit of research about it. Trying to identify...
  30. Jay Sparks

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) New ‘ECS Check’ service launched by the JIB

    Just seen this on a social media site. New ECS Check service launched by JIB | Joint Industry Board - Your thoughts? Jay
  31. B

    Loft Light - Please Check my Diagram

    Hi, I am fitting a loft light off a spur from a new junction box. The junction box has the terminals laid out in a line and most diagrams I have seen have them laid out in a circle. I just wanted someone to give this crude diagram of mine a look over and check I have got the switched live...
  32. Phil Thompson

    Price check please, NI sparks in particular.

    I have a customer who has questioned/insulted my price on completion of work plus extras. Basically I was asked to wire an electric shower, it's for a rental upstairs flat, I suggested they add a smoke and heat detector in, the board was old bs3036 and I suggested instead of spending on an RCD...
  33. S

    Old qualification 236/ or 2360 how to check ???

    Hi all I'm looking to find out if my certificates are enough to get in to Napit or nic I passed most of my exams back in 1996 to 1998 I did my core course 2360 course but can only see Certificates saying part 1 should I have some saying part 2 ??? Also I have my nvq level 2 and my am1 I have...
  34. SparkyChick

    Under counter fridge earthing - Quick sanity check

    Morning all, Did an EICR a couple of weeks ago and one of the things I commented on was the fact that the metal work of an undercounter fridge (the door hinge/skin mounting arrangements) did not have any continuity to the CPC of the circuit supplying it. I can find no indication of it being a...
  35. G

    Sanity check, RCD or what.....

    Hi all, A friend of mine has just called me up for a bit of advice and I said I would double check with you guys and girls who are perhaps older and wiser or just wise lol! He has a coffee shop that has 2 distribution boards of approximately 10 ways each (both split dual RCD boards). One of...
  36. G

    Check my wiring diagram

    Hi I am training to an electrician. I am working as an electricians mate. I have been asked to draw a wiring diagram, would anyone check my diagram and see if there are any obvious mistakes please. We will be wiring it Friday, obviously it will be checked by the electrician I am working...
  37. D

    Domestic Fixed Ring in Kitchen - Wanted to check my understanding

    Hi all, I've just been talking with a kitchen fitting company as we're currently looking at (surprise surprise) getting a new kitchen. Anyway, we are wanting to add in a dishwasher, and also replacing the existing freestanding fridge/freezer with two separate under counter ones. I've tried to...
  38. A

    A quick check on if replacement CU is required.

    I had a new extension done recently and the extension electrics have been added to the ring main of the downstairs sockets etc accordingly. I am being told though the work can not be signed of unless the plastic CU fitted only 3 years back is changed for a Metal one following Jan 2016 regs...
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