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  1. K

    Could I ask if you could help explain the comments re a Domestic ElCR report that has come back unsatisfactory please

    Background: I have a ex council 1st floor flat that I bought, I moved in to care for my disabled mum and so rented the flat as I could not do enough hours work and care. I was told I am a kind landlord and when asked to do things I will jump immediately as I would not like my tenant to have a...
  2. D

    UK Garden light repair comments

    Pulled up old garden spike light to reveal what you see in the picture (the light was made in Italy - ERAL was printed on the inside). Originally I thought the part remaining in the ground was the bottom of the spike, but now think it might be a conduit for the wire inside. My plan is to fit...
  3. S

    Consumer Unit I would be interested in your sage comments

    Hi, a quote I just sent out to a customer. Have I interpreted the regs correctly ? You're welcome to use it if you think it's ok.'s meant to get the point across in laymans terms.
  4. littlespark

    Comments please

    Went to price up a board change today from fuses to rcbo. Opened the outside meter box and saw this. The fuseboard is on the end of the 16mm twin and (unconnected) earth about 1m through the wall.
  5. alasdairp

    Handy little adapter - comments please!

    Another New Year post. Not a video this time! A really useful bit of old kit for 'old boys' like me... Used by me as a child and still useful at times this year. Is it legal or not? Starter for 10 points... Q1/. would it still be legal if it had never been unplugged? Q2/. Is is legal to use it /...
  6. J

    Comments on specification recommendation

    Hi all, Bit of a long post - sorry! Am developer/client on a residential project (new block of flats) where an engineer has specified some equipment, and was hoping to get some feedback from guys on the tools if you see what I mean?. Integrated LED spots (type not specified - to be confirmed)...
  7. happyhippydad

    Comments on this DIY job please?

    Evening.. I am working on a large property at the moment putting in a new bathroom, kitchen etc. The owner has done a fair bit of DIY. One such job entails using a bit of 2 core flex (0.75mm) from a JB under the floorboards, then up the wall in trunking and across the loft where it reaches its...
  8. Pete999

    Pete's Videos For information and comments if you like

    Like the title says
  9. Spoon

    UK red squirrels carry 'a form of leprosy'

    You know how the government lied about how Mad Cow disease could not be transferred to humans........ WE ARE DOOMED!!!! :) Only the Zombie killing gamers will survive..... :) UK red squirrels carry 'a form of leprosy' - scientists - BBC News -...
  10. E


    Hello there, I am setting up a website as i am styarting house bashing v shortly (NICEIC DI inspection this week) and wondered what info you guys put on yours. (If you have one or need one at all!?) I always think if you get a personal recommendation and then someone can check your website they...
  11. J

    EICR - time taken to complete

    Is it just me or is it taking 4 times as long to complete the new EICR. I inspected an office and workshop with 2 CUs and therefore using the multiple boards cert...its a joke. Doing it through Amtech probably isnt helping, but i'm thinking of putting the cost up! I can just about understand...
  12. S

    MFT 1730 with software

    Hi Guys/Gals Is anybody out there using the MFT1730 with software, I have just bought one and am awaiting delivery. I use a Macbook and have been told that it will work if I run windows for Mac.... Is anyone else running the software this way? Also comments/tips on meter and software...
  13. gazzamikes

    DIY job

    hi all, just after some advice, i went to a house last week to install downlights in the bathroom. went to disconnect circuit and found it to be a 17th edition board, all very well but noticed a hand drawn wiring diagram in the bottom of the cupboard. removed the front cover of the board and...
  14. P

    Spur from ring final circuit into shed 2 way DB

    Hi all, I need to run power to a shed but access to the main indorr DB is very awkward. I plan to do the following but would welcome your comments; The customer requires the following; Power to a 2 way board in the shed Power from the shed 2 way board to an IP66 FS (5A) for a pond pump...
  15. W

    Bonding Puzzled !

    Hi all Been racking my brains on bonding, got the niceic man coming round next week and want to make sure its right. There was nothing left of the main earth from a tns supply it was all rotten, so the house had no bonding ! I have used 16mm as the new main bonding and 10mm for the gas and...
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