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    Help wiring a homemade Ghostbusters Containment Unit prop

    Hi everyone. I'm hoping that I can find some help, I currently only know enough to get myself into trouble. I'm creating a prop for my son, and we want it to have lights and sounds. I have three 5 pin lighted push buttons and I want to attach a sound file to each one. I have looked into...
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    Containment for tails

    Evening all Have a consumer unit change next week, the board is high level in a bedroom with 16mm tails buried in the wall. I’m replacing the tails but they don’t want any trunking in the bedroom, the mains is below for consumer unit I was going to trunk up the outside wall and drill in? Any...
  3. stidge

    MF ceilings and fire containment

    Hi all , just quoting for some flat/apartments which will all be concrete ceilings with a 150mm MF ceiling , plaster boarded and skimmed . I’ve not done any for a few years so want to know what the minimum is now for fire containment? Is it acceptable to tie to MF rods with metal tyraps ? (...
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    how many containment systems do you need to include in an NVQ 2357?

    Good evening, I am currently completing an NVQ 2357, I am doing this as an adult learner and I work in the trade. I am wondering for the NVQ how many different types of containment I need to give examples working with. I have examples of dado trunking, pvc conduit etc but lack industrial...
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    Containment spacing regs???

    Hi fella's, Does anyone know the reg number for containment spacing? I've just knocked up a shed load of containment giving a 50mm space between the trunking, tray and basket as told to do so. But I was wondering if there is an actual reg number according to bs7671;2018. The only reg I can...
  6. diyterry

    On site guide, to buy or not to buy

    Is it worth me buying a copy of the on site guide and will I understand it?
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    containment question

    As far as I was aware cable tray is adequate containment in a plant room for non armoured cables to be ran on. I ran some 2.5mm butyl cables for immersion heaters and cable tied them to the cable tray and another electrician had stated they should be ran in armour cable as the containment isn't...
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    Containment on the underground

    I'm working on the underground and as you might know they are very fussy been doing "crinkle sets " to curve round an arch as they won't let you cut a v in the tray it must Be bent out to make it curve rather than cutting does anyone know of a tool that makes this easier or the best method , thanks
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    Seperate Earthing circuits

    Hi hope you can help, we have just carried out a survey of an office floor that we are due to fit out and the floor boxes and VAV units don't have separate Earth cables to them, even though there are numerous circuits the earth relies on 1 earth cable bolted onto the metal trunking by the...
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    Wiring 120Vac and 480Vac 3 phase

    I am wiring a actuator that has 480V power and 120v control wiring. I was wondering if I could wire them through the same conduit.
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    galv conduit in bathroom

    Hi all, just canvassing opinion re the use of galv conduit in a special location ie bathroom. Cant think of any particular reason why not, my main q being, what could the IP rating be considered as if it were to pass through zones 2 or even 1? I mean a continuous run with no joints through zone...
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    Skirting trunking

    Hi, I've been looking at ways of routing cable around a room perimeter behind a skirting. I know that the skirting is not a safe zone so therefore 522.6.101 comes into play requiring mechanical protection of some kind. How therefore does pvc skirting trunking comply? Could I hide the trunking...
  13. Jay Sparks

    Trunking or seperate cpc???????

    Hi Guy & Gals, So, I was reading a very interesting thread earlier where the OP was asking whether to use SWA or singles in trunking/containment for a supply to a sub main. The responses the OP got were different to say the least!!!!!!! Anyway, some were saying SWA and some were saying singles...
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    i am going to sit my am2

    i am going in for my am2 in jan but i want to get a head on what i am doing but i want to see what the question on the exam are like and what to no if anyone knows any website i can go on to practice them please help thank you
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    PTS Course in Birmingham or Midlands

    I know this could have gone in the Courses section, just thought it might get more notice here. Considering the PTS Certificate as know New Street will be ongoing for a while. This was also advised to me on here. Can anybody throw some light on local training providers that come recommended? Did...
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    The large companies leaving the JIB

    When I was working on the Westfield Stratford City Development last summer, some of the sparks that were working for Tommy Clarke's told me that they and the big boys (NG Bailey's, Mathew Hall, Balfor Kilpatrik and someone else the name escapes me) were leaving the JIB so that do not have to...
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