Chris walk away from the £5300 rewire , your price was already on the cheap side imo for a full rewire of a 4/5 bed house. Any less and you might as well do it for free. The cheaper sparks won’t do a good job , I guarantee it will be s rushes bodge.
In my area you would be looking at £6000+ for...
Just a few lines to introduce myself to this forum. Fairly new to this industry and currently working for the local authority as a domestic electrician, mainly carrying out installation work and faultfinding. Hoping to get involved in some rewires shortly to gain as must...
My name is Chris and I am 37, I have recently come to the end of my electrical training. I've recently completed my C&G 2382 (17th Edition), 2365/2&3, 2394 qualifications and just waiting for the result of 2395 exam, and now I am looking for work to get my NVQ3 and gain as much...
New member here in need of a little advice. Any advice much appreciated.
I'm considering a career change perhaps and becoming an electrician.
In my teens at college I did a BTEC national diploma in electrical eng and a city and guilds 7261 in the same, with the idea of going to...
I am planning on finally starting my level 2 when I save for the deposit.
I am quite lucky in my current job that I get an hour's break for lunch and i plan to spend my time wisely learning as much as I can before I start.
I have been watching he's videos on youtube (is he a member here?) I...
Looking to make the jump to my own approved contractor scheme this year.
Currently working for London based company, I have been doing my own jobs for a while and finding it no longer cost affective having your friend sign off your work.
Besides that I hate relying on others and...
Vanda Electrical are family run business founded by Chris Jones. Chris has over ten years of experience working for Cardiff Council on planned electrical maintenance and testing. Using the skills acquired with the Council, Chris decided to start his own company. We value old school values and...
I myself am not an electrician, that's why I'm here.
I've got a Baby Belling style cooker that rather spectacularly blew its plug fuse a couple of days ago - took out the entire plug circuit. I've got the plug sockets working again, but now of course I have no cooker!
Hi all new here.
I have recently qualified as a domestic installer however i have no experience whatsoever as i have been in the security business for the last 12 odd years!
I am ideally looking for work fairly local to myself i understand i need to start at the bottom and thats no...
i have a supply from my main DB in the house supplying my garden shed. The garden shed has a small DB supplied by SWA. I would like to use the shed DB to supply my summer house and then from the summer house onto an additional shed.
Obviously, I realise there are other factors to take into...
Hi there, new to this site and just after a bit of advice. I am part qualified as a Domestic Electrical Installer and am just waiting for the course to complete my Part P.
I have been asked to install a new Consumer Unit on a TT system in a very old cottage. As seen in the photographs, the...
Anyone got and experience of the Bosch GDR 14.4v impact driver? (old Ni-Cd version, not the new li-on). There are still a few on the market at a very good price for the bare unit and as the rest of my kit is 14.4v (only limited use on the odd install job as its mostly machinery maintenance) it...
I've been asked to wire up this new boiler which is on an existing y-plan system. It should be a simple case of giving it a permanent live...apparently. However on the existing y- plan the over run pump ( in airing cupboard) live comes off the oranges, which I believe to be the s/l...
I am having trouble removing the front plate on a Newlec / Horstmann 425 Programmer. There is a backplate that has all the connections to it and a front plate with the timer control switches. I think it hinges or pushes into the connector on the back plate but am not sure. The later version...
Ive just , as of yesterday done an installation in Manchester on my house to get my MCS .Problem now is NAPIT are so busy that i may not be able to get it signed off with this tarrif if i cant get mcs approved in time. Is there an option for me to get this completed job MCS signed off by a...
TN-S, 60A Main Fuse, 16mm Tails, 16mm Earth.
Question - CU change required & at the moment has 6mm Main Earth Bonding to gas & Water, less than 0.05 Ohms continuity measured & good condition. I'm pretty sure that this 6mm size Main bonding is compliant - just thought i would check if i should...
I am looking to recruit MCS Solar PV installers for schemes across the South East and South West from the roof down. These roles will work woth a team of roofers who will fit the array and the rails. If anyone is interested or would like to know more please send your contact details to...
Just a quick question?
In the OSG (2008) (page 44), it says that you can have 106 metres of 2.5 T&E with a 32A type B cb. Any ideas how they are working this out?
My understanding of vd on a ring is mvam x half of length x half of ib / 1000
So 18 x 53 x 16 / 1000 = 15.2 v??
hi, ive downloaded the software by chris_b_52 but all the passwords that are given on the post dont work, does any1 have any info on it? it looks really good and need the extra revision, please help if poss, thanks
For sale my mft 1553.
Tester only used in my own house.
Calibration cert out of date (approx 3 months) but understanding with some comp schemes that its not needed annually?
Genuine offers only please.
Excellent condition and hardly used.
Comes with original packaging etc.
I am a fan of Chris Kitcher, and have his Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification. Seems he has a new book coming out on 24th August A Practical Guide to the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations. I have yet to get a copy of GN3 and was wondering whether the new Kitcher book...
I am in the process of keeping test records for my megger1553 and have a checkbox which does the continuity and insulation tests BUT when it comes to doing the LOOP and RCD tests do I do the following (as some of the answers in previous post have confuddled me a bit):-
1) Choose 1 socket...
had my NICEIC domestic assesment today and i passed. I am really happy! wasnt half as hard as i thought only 2 hours.I would like to say thanks to everyone on the forum for their help!people have been really helpful thanks guys & girls!
Using a Megger 1553 tester how do you test for insulation resistance in lets say a ring main?
Also what readings should be attained?
Sorry for the basic question, I'm learning ahead of my training to gain a better understanding.
Need some ideas.....small bathroom with 150w towel rail and pull switch globe light. She wants more heating but without those ugly light heaters. No room on the walls for a fan heater alas.
She has no plumbed central heating....all storage heaters. Ceiling void and stud walls. Solid...
Got wrong today :(
problem with earthing at property, was splitting tails to install shower db had both a pme and tns setup, had a good ze for tns but also a bad read on the pme.
got leccy board out and he had a go for pulling the fuse, and then he got on the phone to his office and reported...
Hi, can someone tell me what qualifications you need to be able to produce a minor works certificate? I am an electrician with 5 years experiance, am able to test but am not NIC or Part P registered will this matter, as i know it is easy to get hold of these cert pads..
i have been a sparky for a few years now and want to strat up on my own, i want to join the NICEIC but am not sure what qualification i have to have to be the quallifed supervisor and what the company would need eg public liablity???
wanted to say a big thank you to all the people that have helped me out with loads of questions ! you know who you are :D
I passed my niceic assesment today and was very very nervous but the guy was really nice. heard mixed responses about the assesment but i can honestly say its...
Just loading my case for holiday put plenty of books and past papers from the 2391 to sit and look at while I am sunning myself. Got full week of revision before doing exam next Thursday.:eek: We will have to see how much actually gets done though :cool:
I've just set up my new business phone contract and can't seem too better the price anywhere happy days.:D
I get 500 minutes any network any time(inc calls to Europe, USA & Canada)
Unlimited Internet & E-mail
And a free HTC Desire for
£22.66 (should be...
Doing some remedial work for a customer thrown up by a periodic done by another company,
We're 2 days in and have done a CU change, main water bonding, fan + isolator in bathroom, rewired undersized spur in the kitchen...blah blah
Anyway, now most of the installation work is done, customer says...