1. A

    Some strange substance coming out of space heater

    Hi. I know this probably isn't the most fitting platform to post this question, but I was racking my brain where I could get an answer to my issue, and this forum is what I came up with. I have a small bathroom Lasko space heater (1500w). I bought it around 3 years ago and my wife and I use it...
  2. D

    Some up coming changes to EML

    ..worth a watch if you fit or test EML
  3. P

    Drayton SM1 issue - heating coming on outside its set times?

    My mother in law has a new bungalow (3 years old) with an electric only system. It's controlled using an SM1 controller which I've set to come on once a day between 6.30am and 10pm. She sets the thermostat so the heating comes on whenever the temp drops below the thermostst set point...
  4. G

    A retired Yank from Nebraska is coming to Edinburgh on a mission trip

    To the right person, I would make it worth someone's time for a couple of hours of face to face instruction when I got there. I have over 34 years of electrical experience over a wide range of avenues. I will be coming to Scotland the 2d week of September. Would enjoy exchanging a few back and...
  5. H

    Light fitting: two neutrals and two lives coming out the wall.

    Hey there! I am fitting four lights in my kitchen and have come across two issues (pictures attached - this is really the best quality I could do, sorry). 1: the light fitting takes one live (brown) and one neutral (blue) wire in a white junction that goes inside the fitting. In two of the...
  6. A

    Dimmer lights coming on randomly.

    Built house 20 years ago. Half the light switches got dimmers. 2 months ago thru out house lights started coming on randomly 1-5 times a day. All these dimmers couldn't go bad at the same time. What would cause this? Thanks! Albert
  7. B

    Outside Column Lights not coming on

    Hi - New DIYer here. Am an engineer and an electrical hobbyist and a general handyman for my own house for all things mechanical and electrical. Last week a friend called me over to check why the lights on his driveway entry posts were not coming on when he changed the bulbs. Both fixtures...
  8. littlespark

    Awkward job coming up

    Im in a bit of a pickle with this one. Ive mentioned a couple times on the forum about an ongoing debt that should be getting sorted this month. The original job was invoiced to two individuals of a couple, for a private job in their house. As it wasnt paid, I took legal steps and won the...
  9. S

    Clicking/popping sound coming from wall when tv switched on

    Hi, looking for some advice.. the wall behind my tv makes clicking/popping noises when my tv is switched on and again when it’s switched off. It’s similar to the noise TVs make when they’re heating up/cooling. Don’t want the electrician to have a wasted visit if it’s nothing?
  10. L

    When is the 19th edition coming out? - British Standard BS 7671 (updated)

    According to the IET, Amendment 2 to the 18th Edition is being released in March 2022: June 2025 now apparently - Edit Dan. For those who are landing on this old page. Thought I'd update it. I have heard some rumors the 19th Edition will be released later this year. Does anybody know if this...
  11. Rockingit

    When's A2 coming out?

    Seeing that the scams are already peddling pre-orders, does anyone know when Ammendment 2 is being published?
  12. S

    Interview coming up

    Hello, I'm just looking for some advice. I've had about 3 interviews for apprenticeships and not gotten any of them. I don't mind that as it has given me experience in interviews and I feel I'm a lot better than my first. I have another interview in a few days. I really want this one and want...
  13. D

    Is it coming home ?

    Will football finally come home ?
  14. Gavin John Hyde

    Amendment 2 coming out next year thoughts?

    Just been reading an article regards Amendment 2 coming out next year. The requirements for AFDD is going to create some interesting conversations with customers as they are not cheap. Unless manufacturers get their act together I would be surprised if in 12 months they have stock or are...
  15. I

    I Need Work Coming to end .

    Hi everyone. Hope all is well & good. I’ve posted on here before and managed to get some work off of the back of it so thought I would try again. I will be available and looking for work as of Monday due to my current works ending this week. I have over 5 years experience working on site -...
  16. Lister1987

    Coming to the end of my 8202, feeling a bit lost

    Coming to the end of my 8202 course, by May it should be done (pending any retakes) and I'll be honest I'm feeling lost. I've yet to secure any onsite experience, in the current climate I get why but even so. I know the 'market' if you will is oversaturated with guys that hold the same quals...
  17. D

    How to verify that all power is dead coming into building? and guide wire burned? - kinda urgent

    First, I am way out in the country in a snowstorm and cannot get an electrician out to look at this today. The power company said this isn't their responsibility (and it isn't). I've got a power pole that's damaged and tipping over after a major windstorm (100 mph). The pole is supporting a...
  18. T

    How would you know that you have had a power cut and electricity is coming through a generator instead of mains?

    Hi sorry for the vague question. I'm looking more of a starting point. What do you have in place to know whether you are running on mains power, UPS, or a backup generator? If the mains should fail how would you know, how can you monitor it, and when it comes back active how would you know...
  19. L

    Mains supply coming through door frame

    We are having our 1930s house (recently purchased) rewired. We’ve noticed that the mains supply enters the house through our front door frame. Our electrician advised contacting the power network to recite but the prices of this look huge! Is there any workaround, such as moving the cable...
  20. H

    ungrounded switched outlet with three 2-wire cables coming into it -- make GFCI

    I'm just a DYI-er here and very new. I have an ungrounded outlet that is completely controlled (it's not half-controlled) by a wall switch. The place I'm in was built in 1957 and this outlet appears to have a jumper wire from neutral to ground. Notice in the attached pics that there are 3...


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