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  1. A

    UK Unregistered electrician's work to be checked by his registered colleague

    Hi, I am in the middle of completely refurbishing a two storey house (in London, UK) including re-wiring the entire house (new wires, sockets, new circuits, new consumer unit). My builder (let's say "Jack") said he has an electrician who can do the work and I would get the certificate at the...
  2. C

    Tax and test sheets checked?

    Hi all, Hypothetically speaking of course, If HMRC were ever to investigate someone can they contact your scheme to enquire about how many cerificates and jobs you have done to compare against what you have declared to the tax man?
  3. S

    Re L: Electromax Combi Electric Boiler Problem.

    Good Morning Forum. I have an issue with a customers Heatrea Sadia Electromax Combi Boiler, i was wondering if any one had much dealings with fault finding on those units. Im based in Aberdeen, going on 19 years self employed up here. 6 years ago we installed one of these Electromax Combi...
  4. B

    How often should PV panels and the inverters be checked or maintained

    I'm only asking out of curiosity I am not an electrician or PV specialist I'm just a consumer and I have panels on my roof and and inverter in the loft and something else in the consumer unit. (Noob) I know nothing about them The landlord got some government funding a few years back and put...
  5. R

    Shocked/buzzed by shower faucet

    Dear All, Sorry in advance if I am posting in a wrong section but I would appreciate your help: A few days ago while having a shower I got buzzed when I touched the shower's faucet. First I though it was my imagination then I touched it again and felt it again. Although only on my finger where...
  6. K

    Distribution Circuit

    Hi all, I want to feed a small 2-way distribution board from a spare way in the main consumer unit. The new 2-way board will have either two B6 MCBs for separate lighting circuits, or there'll be one lighting circuit and a separate socket circuit. What sized breaker do I need to use in the spare...
  7. B

    Domestic Screw through the lighting circuit

    I did something silly today :( I bought a new luminaire for the kitchen and decided to put it up as a surprise for the wife. The fitting was in a different orientation to the old one so after going through the safe isolation procedure, I removed the old fitting and screwed up the new one 90...
  8. G

    broken core work round, help please

    Hi gents, advice please new conversion, in bedroom newly decorated hi wiring was carried out about 4 years ago but this part of the house has just been finished. we have two 5A sockets for table lamps either side of where the bed will be. also have to wire in/connect the wiring for 2-way...
  9. G

    Vokera 29e fault

    Hi all i am having a bit of bother with a vokera compact 29he ,the boiler wasnt firing up the fan was just running and not trying to fire up so i thought there was a fault at the air pressure switch so took the cover off and checked the tubes were clear and the switch was clickin then turned the...
  10. K

    Domestic Power loss to wall sockets mystery resolutionr?

    Hi Apologies, I'm not an electrician, but wondered if someone could suggest a reason for the following: Last night, around 10:30, I put the tv on in my bedroom, and headed downstairs to make sure everything was locked up - ended up watching tv downstairs for a while, and eventually headed for...
  11. happyhippydad

    Screwfix sale on Timco screws..

    I wouldn't normally bother putting up any screwfix 'deals', but this one is VERY good if you fancy buying in bulk or live near a screwfix! It looks like it's just on some 'Timco' screws, so you can either follow the link supplied below, or go to the screwfix website and type in 'timco' and then...
  12. C

    Triton Cara Shower

    Hi All, Wonder if anyone has come across the same problem that I am now facing? Replaced old 8.5kw shower with new Triton Cara 8.5kw. Also replaced pull switch with new MK Double Pole 45 amp with neon. The cables are only 6 years old and are 10mm T&E with runs of around 15 ft from the board to...
  13. N

    Single Plug Socket replaced - PROBLEM!!

    Hi, i have replaced my single plug socket and am unsure of something. I know how the wiring works as in red is live, black is neutral and yellow/green is earth. There are usually two of each to go in the terminals? There are 3 earth wires and i didnt notice if all three were in the previous...
  14. B

    New three phase motor winding burn out

    We have been involved in the installation of a dust extraction system which is powered by a fairly large 3 phase motor (18A). The motor was pre-wire to a control box on the side of the extraction housing and the star/delta starter was also pre-wired. The only wiring that was required was the 2...
  15. M

    TV wall aerial socket issue

    Hello All I'm looking for some advice/pointers regarding a tv aerial socket problem. I've moved into a new house where the tv signal was a bit dodgy due to a damaged wall socket (the metal femail part of the connector was damaged probably as a result of the aerial lead from the tv being...
  16. A

    3 phase problem

    Hi all This is probably very easy but for the life of me I haven't been able to discover the answer and solution. Three phase taken to a tpn fused isolator, then taken to a sub meter and split to three spn consumer units (each being sub metered again) The neutral has been taken to a Henley...
  17. L

    Neutral Fault

    Hi guys and girls I have had a phone call from a friend saying that the socket under the kitchen counter for there washing machine is not working. I tried a socket tester in it and there is a neutral fault. IRd the circuit and tested all the other sockets. All's fine. The socket is controlled...
  18. A

    low ac volt reading.

    After installing a garage unit i carried out a voltage test at the furthest point of the installation. i got a reading of 112.5 v L-N. I checked it L-E and got 242v. I ended up back at the rcd and measured the live side and got 242v. When i checked the load side i got 112.5 v. I disconnected...
  19. J

    Rcd fails test.

    Hi, I've been installing a new shower, using a shower consumer unit complete with rcd. All the tests passed, r1 And r2 were 0.23 ohms, insulation resistance was >299M ohms, polarity was correct. But when I test the rcd I cannot get it to trip. It passes when the test button is pressed but will...
  20. F

    Domestic Immersion heater and Economy 7 switches getting hot

    I have 2 switches that control my hot water, one is an Economy 7 switch the other a standard immersion heater switch. I have recently noticed that both of these switches become really hot to the touch if they are left on for about half an hour. I had noticed them become slighly warm before...
  21. M


    If I add a ring main to a fuse board in an industrial unit and certificate it and it tests fine. Then I'm only liable for the work I do, correct?
  22. amlu

    burned mice and 3 phases dead

    had a last minute call out to a shop today. all electrics dead, checked db first, found a fried mouse between bus bars. no power coming into the db, checked on the meter, nothing, checked incomer fuses (100a) they good, no power going to the fuses. advised them to call to DNO. they said...
  23. F

    ring fault

    no voltage live neutral at sockets any ideas surley if lost 1 neutral would still have voltage on the other leg all neutrals are connected in main fuse box
  24. hasel5

    Bosch boiler problem

    Hi there got a worcester greenstrar RF18i that has the following problem When both channels on programer are off the boiler runs on for a predetermined time for the pump overrun etc as it should. It then seems to fire intermittently after this causing the rads to still get hot with both the...
  25. C

    Domestic Economy 7 immersion heating problem

    Hi, attended a job today where the client said that the E7 element isn't working, no hot water in the mornings. I turned off the daytime element and I put a plug on the flex of the nightime element, plugged it in and I could hear element start to heat. Left it on to see if it would click off...
  26. B

    IR testing MICC

    Hi all my problem is when IR testing MICC the readings keep droping to 00M ohms:sad_smile: i have 29 circuits to test in a large building, and the circuits i have so far tested have all been 00M Ohms ? could any one offer me some advice please. Bare 2L 1.5mm MICC. Any other problems i might...
  27. darkwood

    Guess the Fault???

    Thought id start a thread for posting those unusual faults that have you scratting your head for age, feel free to post one for a guessing game but here goes with mine.... Call out to a work yard who have a metal container cabin decked out with a few sockets and lights, the problem was nothing...
  28. L

    Lighting circuit

    Hi I have been working in a place called Canon workshops in Canary Wharf, it consists of workshops ,it is just a room about 8m x 8m, the electrics is very basic, a high voltage indust consumer unit, one feed coming out for the plug sockets on the right , and one for the sockets on the left...
  29. K

    Passed with elecsa yesterday

    Passed my assessment with elecsa yesterday, assessor chris thomas put my nerves at ease stright away very helpful fella. For those who want to know it went like this, firstly spoke about what experience i had then went through all my paperwork, required a healthy and safety policy and risk...
  30. Baker1988

    Urgent help with domestic supply in my house

    Hello i was wondering if any one could help me i am doing my level 3 at college and have a bit of knowlege but not loads the problem is i woke up this morning and my electric wasnt working i checked the meter and every thing seems fine then i checked the db and it had power too it if i turn all...
  31. A

    A lighting CB wont re-set and shower CB rating query.

    I completed the wiring on an extension of some relatives of mine and certified it about 5 months ago. Now, the main part of the house has some old wiring and I have fixed, repaired and moved sockets and lights but I haven't carried out any testing on this side of the house. The extension wiring...
  32. K

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB Card

    Just a quick question, just wondered how long it take to get my JIB Card through the post as i need my one re-graded. Thanks
  33. S

    Help with alarm

    I installed an alarm system about 4 years ago and everything was fine until about a month ago when the client heard a chirping noise coming from the external bell box, I went around and checked the battery in the panel and it was ok so I set the alarm and it set properly and seemed to be working...
  34. S

    megger 1552 weird display

    Hi tried to do a Zs at a house today and my meter displayed "fus" NEVER seen this before. Not in the manual. Not the fuse symbol because thats ...different. Can anyone shed light? The funny thing is I have not used it since it was calibrated last week.
  35. B

    Megger not beeping

    My Megger MFT1552 has stopped making the four 'beep' sounds when carrying out a Zs/Ze test, anyone know how to get this setting back to normal as the beeping noise is handy when the meter is slung over shoulder up steps to let you know a reading is being taken!!!!
  36. W

    Alarm problem!! Veritas 8 tried everything please help!!!!!!!!!

    Hey all, I've installed an alarm at home, 3 pirs, 2 door contacts, a remote keypad and a bell box to a veritas 8 main panel, set it all up and it seems to work fine, there are no faults coming up all wiring has been checked several times and all options checked checked and checked again but...
  37. A

    Domestic Plug socket, no power

    I've moved in to a flat which is two years old and fitted a 3 holed plug socket onto the unused wiring behind the kitchen units in order to install a dishwasher. Above the units is a switch and fuse. There is no power though and a voltmeter comes back as there being no current. All the...
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