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  1. A

    Hi guys hope you can help me , i have a large greenhouse , and only one side shuts, control unit? Cheers

    Hi guys hope you can help me, I have a large greenhouse and only one side shuts, control unit? Cheers
  2. J

    UK Hi guys, just wanted to know if anyone knows of a single outdoor socket that has a removable fuse. I need to put 3amp fuse in it. Cheers

    Hi guys, just wanted to know if anyone knows of a single outdoor socket that has a removable fuse. I need to put 3amp fuse in it. Cheers
  3. I

    Kiwi Sparky's in Aussie

    G'day - am after some registration advice under the TTMA - anyone have info? will be greatly appreciated.
  4. B

    Hi There! New to the forums, also need a bit of advice! Cheers :)

    Hello World! I'm Brad, 26 from Surrey. Recently completed my level 2 & 3 tech certs to add to my existing level 3 P.A.T qualification I obtained in my previous job as a technical services technician in the entertainment lighting industry. I was there for 5 years, then made the leap into the...
  5. G

    fault on inverter?

    Hi all, fault on a inverter i installed 5 yrs ago, packed it all in then also so dont know much about these has i havent kept up with it all, i think the inverter was eversolor if i remember , going to look tomorrow ive attached piccy if you dont mind looking over guys and if you can help...
  6. H

    Electrician Sub Contractor Electricians

    Hi, We are looking for elf employed / sub contract electricians for an on going project. We have a backlog of work that needs to be cleared by the end of March and then we will have a steady flow of work on this project for the next 1 to 2 years. The work is in retail premises fitting new...
  7. terry1969

    Electricians Mate looking for work as a labourer or mate in suffolk

    hi looking for working as a mate or labourer to gain more experience, i have 2365 level 2 and 3, testing and inspection 2394/95 and 17th, seem to struggle to get employment, own van and tools and 110% dedication cheers
  8. R

    Looking for experience

    Hi All, Recently completed C&G 2365 Level 2/Level 3 (awaiting final grading for L3) and C&G 2382. Looking to gain commercial experience (ideally East Herts/Essex border). Don't yet have an ECS card, although this is in the pipeline. Already have some basic tools and PPE. Anyone willing to help...
  9. mack3rs


    hi ppl on here to tap into the knowledge and hopefully provide some. :)
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    hi just wondering which brand of trunking do you guys generally use. would you say all trunking is the same? i usually get the stuff they have a tlc or screwfix and to be honest don't notice much difference (except tlc trunking is in 3m length whereas screwfix can be 2m) is there any trunking...
  11. jaydub

    Types of electrical work out there

    Hi guys, Just about to qualify as a sparky, last couple of months of all the relevant C&G courses, AM2 coming up etc etc. My question is, what else could I go on to do with all my electrical qualifications? As I'll be honest, I hate my job at the moment, do mostly domestic and a bit of...
  12. Leesparkykent

    BG Nexus Pearl Nickel

    Does anyone know if they make a 4gang switch in this range? Just had a quick google and cant find one cheers.
  13. Hellmooth

    Need help with alarm system!

    Hi guys, I've got an alarm panel at a job I'm doing, not sure what it is as don't really do much alarm work, I've attached pics though. I have a pir that I need taken out of the system, just wondering if anyone can help me out with how best to do it? I have pics of the panel, the manual and...
  14. dez0178

    What is SSE like to work for, meter fitter?

    Was wondering if anyone knows anyone working for SSE in the Newcastle area or else where. Is it okay as an employer are do they expect the earth from you, with regards to high targets for fitting smart meters? Cheers.
  15. B

    New member intro

    Hi folks. Retired and living in Bulgaria.
  16. polo1

    Domestic Annual testing of LD2 smoke/heat detection systemstest

    Hi, what happened to the Fire Detection forum???? Anyways, are any of you guys involved in annual testing of smoke/heat detection systems in private rented properties? If so, what form of report/certification are you using? I've had a look on the NIC online certification site, but the only cert...
  17. Marc Lajevardi

    Which companies supply PV install stock? Preferably in the north east

    Had a quick google and all i can find is installers, but i'm looking to purchase actual panels, inverters etc etc etc. Hopefully a company in the North East but if not anywhere will do! Thanks!
  18. M

    Electric shower

    Hi guys it's been a while since I've been on here, but I got called to a job today for an electric shower tripping the mcb. Upon investigation the shower is 9.8kw on a 32amp type b mcb. My first thought was it's being wrongly rated but I decided to carry on with a few checks. whilst on it...
  19. R

    Why Did Fuse Blow.

    Hi guys, One of my guys drilled through a ring main cable today on the 1st floor of a company, knocking out the MCB, RCD feeding the MCB and the BS88-2 fuse in the basement. Why did it blow the BS88 fuse? Cheers
  20. Leesparkykent

    texecom alarm

    Doing an extension atm and part of that is adding a couple of extra zones to the alarm. The alarm is a Texecom premier elite 24.........the customer is asking if its possible to disable the LED's on the PIR's? I've had a quick look through the manual but couldn't find anything ( I do have a...
  21. dnjr

    Domestic Site temp generator

    Dear all. Need to install a generator to power a site cabin. When I test it any idea what I put down as supply type on cert. Never seen 'generator' as an option and its it tt as its under 10kva Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. R

    Megger 1552 easy repair or is it time to buy a new test kit ?

    Hi all, just wondered if anyone has had a similar issue with their 1552 or 1553 Megger mft ? noticed the fault started just after I changed the batteries, fuse logo came up on screen so changed that, now it works, but when testing live circuits it completes the test, but then within a few...
  23. Hellmooth

    Isolator switch

    Looking to fit an isolator switch before consumer unit, anyone have any recommendations and/or links? Cheers
  24. G

    Old Style Fuse Box

    Guys, Just finishing off a lean to extension to the rear of my house, I have a sparky coming out at the weekend to give us a quote for a couple of sockets and some downlight wiring, my question is I have an old style fuse box, is there a legal requirement to get this replaced for RCD consumer...
  25. R

    Socket spur that backs onto a bathroom.

    Morning all, I have a query about adding an additional 13A wall socket in a bedroom. Can it be wired horizontally five feet along the wall according to the safe zone rules? Baring in mind on the opposite side of the wall is the bathtub in the bathroom? Cheers
  26. L


    Can anyone recommend a good training centre that carries out the 2394 and 2395 testing and inspection in Manchester. The prices range from 750 all the way to 1450. I am after quality!? cheers lau
  27. E

    Maximum Zs for distribution circuits protected by 60947-2 MCCB's

    Anyone know where I can view up to date reference documents etc to acquire the Maximum Zs for distribution circuits protected by 60947-2 MCCB's? Regards David
  28. D

    Another quick 2394/95 question

    Hi lads help appreciated....describe how a prospective fault current test should be performed using a 3 lead instrument on single phase consumer unit? Cheers
  29. A

    Square D Quikline RCBOs

    I'm after a 6amp and 32amp rcbo that will fit in a Square D Quikline consumer unit. Does anyone know what replacement breakers fit these boards. I know Schneider took over square d but the acti9 range is Merlin Gerin rebranded.
  30. V

    Best Cordless Drill Screw Driver Bits

    I use my Bosch Professional Cordless Drill a lot, it's the 18v one and I love it. I used it today on some Pozi drive screws in a fence post that must have been put in by Guy the Gorilla a few years back and were about 4 inches long and it totally mashed some bits trying to get them out, I got...
  31. M

    NICEIC Certification Scheme help filling in niceic test certs please

    The test cert is for a transportable building I have fill in a test not done it since college, i dont know what to put in the max disconnection time for Bs60898 MCBs protected by a 63A 30ma RCD main switch, no circuit exceeds 32A is it 0.4s for a TN system is it 0.2s for a TT system or 300ms...
  32. A

    LED downlight - best option?

    Got a few jobs coming up (mostly bathrooms) requiring LED downlights. What are your preferences? Ive mainly used GU10 cans with retrofit lamps mostly due to cost in the past but dedicated fittings seem to be getting more reasonable now. I've used LEDhut lamps which were fine, Kosnic in my...
  33. S

    New System - 2 Arrays - Wondering why low voltage on 1st array

    Just had a new 4kw solar pv system fitted, with two arrays of 7 panels, one above the other in the same direction. I flicked through the statistics and noticed that the first array was only producing 1w, when the 2nd array was producing around 900w. So I checked voltage and found that was on...
  34. happyhippydad

    Fluke T5 or T150?

    Evening all.. I will be buying one of the above but am struggling to choose between them both. I am 70% for the T150 and 30% for the T5. Lots of people seem to rate the T5. What I particularly like about the T150 is that the buttons are on the probe so you only need 2 hands for all actions...
  35. S

    3 Phase welder

    Currently looking at a job to install power for welders. I asked for the size of the welders and customer has replied with MIG 32A 3Ph = 14KVA. So i can work out total loadings for the installation have a i done the following sum correctly? 14kva X PF of 0.8 = 11.2kw A= 11.2 x 1000/415 x...
  36. T

    design software

    hello all, I'm looking for a free or cheap design program, i don't need to do anything complicated just make a couple floor plans for exit routes and for call points, sockets, lights etc. cheers
  37. B

    Wiring Diagram for Drayton Programmer LP111 to Siemans wireless stat

    Allreet, Does anyone have the above or let me know how it needs wired? Its the usual social housing rubbish thats normally issued. Terminals on programmer at are the usual - N - L - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 Terminals on the stat are the usualy L&N - L1, LX, L2 cHEERS
  38. M

    thermal imaging training

    Hi guys looking at training for thermal imaging. Will be used in hospital environment and is to improve condition reporting mainly but may also be used for plumbing/heating issues if the need arises. I have seen 1 day course tailed for electrical inspection and 5 day course run at...
  39. S

    How to work out average earth electrode value

    Hi guys, im doing revision for 2394 and got a question on getting the average ohms value for an earth electrode test. the readings obtained were 179,181 and 185ohms and they asked for the average. i have checked GN3 but it ain't clear. can anyone give me a method of how to work this out. cheers.
  40. L

    Starting training

    Hi Folks, Just a quick intro to you all. Joined the site as I am just starting an electricians course and I will no doubt have a host of questions for you. I have been a contract IT consultant for many years but fancy a career change now and the electricians ticket will give me options going...
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