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  1. S

    Electrician Looking for an experienced electrician to cover Electrical Reactive Maintenance in the London area

    We’re looking to recruit an electrician with background in reactive maintenance, primarily on the CIS scheme for a few months on a trial period before coming on Payroll. Excellent salary. Testing and Inspecting knowledge would be a bonus, must have a full UK Drivers License, Candidate will be...
  2. D

    Another Nagy production covers controversy subject

    3rd part work / certification of A another’s job (skip the intro start at 2min45)
  3. GBDamo

    Hey Grandma, this is how you suck an egg.

    Using YT2 lid to pull cables. I regularly use this but my last success was epic, had to pull a HDMI and Electrak tap in (cable end with the 20mm thread and lock nut, not the plug silly) up a double boarded and insulated partition wall 40mm gap. Spent about half an hour with the above, as it...
  4. M

    Bit of a long shot, new cover for 20 y/o contactum board?

    Metal Contactum board installed 1998 according to the labelling. Unfortunately it has a plastic flap covering the front of the devices. Anyone know if it's possible to cheaply get a new cover with a metal flap? Would be much easier than taking the whole board out, and seems silly to update all...
  5. S

    10 way MK insulated CU 16 module - anyone replacing one or have spare cover?

    Hi all, I'm looking for 1x cover + lid and 1x just lid. Does anyone have them spare or a CU change planned soon? I'll cover P&P and name your drink £?
  6. C

    Industrial SPD to cover whole site?

    Hi Guys, Having recently done my 18th, and various reading of SPD requirements, I feel that within the factory where I work (food industry), we should be using SPD's? We have an onsite transformer which we own, 11kV to 400v, which then splits after the meter to two main switch panels, which...
  7. J

    inspection bend cover in outside plastic conduit - top or bottom?

    I have some 20mm black pvc conduit fitted outside for data cables. Should the inspection covers on the inspection bends and elbows be on top or underneath to be waterproof?
  8. G

    Electrical mate job needed cover letter

    Hi , I'm seeking for advise. As I joined course of Electrical engineering at college recently and now I'm thinking of getting some experience as a electrical mate. Could somebody please tell me what they think of my cover letter any advice would be much appreciated. ELECTRICIANS...
  9. The young spark

    Consumer unit cover problems

    hello there I’ve Recently worked in a domestic dwelling and had to take the cover of the board off. When reinstating the cover of the board I was struggling to get the cover on properly. When I eventually did i could only screw one side of the board properly. The left screw was not catching so...
  10. MFS Electrical

    MK Sentry board - the old one with the plastic cover

    Hi guys, Been asked to run a circuit for a hot tub the board is an MK Sentry (the old one with the plastic cover) but all of the RCBOs fitted in the board are Lewden :confused: thoughts on fitting an MK Sentry breaker (cause thats the manufacturer of the board or a Lewden breaker (so they all...
  11. happyhippydad

    Do you have Personal accident cover? Just for those self employed.

    Afternoon all... Just reading through Professional Electrician and got to the article about the self employed chap with the broken wrist. This poll is just for those self employed as if you're employed you can probably get sick pay. I'm considering getting this insurance and wondered how many...
  12. S

    Inspection cert + wiring cover - misleading or not ??

    A recent customer said he would be getting a test of his nice old cottage electrics through cover he has taken out. I had previously mentioned a good MOT of his installation is via a full inspection & test and would take me a good day. When I returned a couple of weeks later I was informed it...
  13. M

    Do these wire caps need to be removed prior to installation?

    I am installing a new electric hob, the wiring came with these cable caps at each end. Its a single phase installation so I'll be combining L1 & L2 at the junction box. Do these cable caps (silver colour) need to be removed? See picture. I assume so, but if you could confirm it would be...
  14. S

    cover plate for downlights

    hello i want to remove some down lights from a room before i remove the fittings and reskim ceiling etc i was hoping to take out the bulbs and find some blanking plates to fill the holes do these exist as i cant find them ? i suppose the market for this product is pretty small ! cheers
  15. P

    Old Wylex 6 way fuse board cover want

    Hi All I'm looking for an old cover, cream if anyone has one kicking around. Have an old Wylex unit on a renovation project working on and know the board should probably be changed but over budget! Happy to send some beer tokens if anyone has one. 6 way. Cheers Pauly
  16. L

    Galaxy 2-20 does not trigger when bellbox cover taken off

    Hello all, When moving the location of the bellbox yesterday (see my previous posted topic), I noticed that alarm does not trigger when the bellbox cover is taken off; i've tried this with the alarm both armed and not. The bellbox does sound in a normal alarm situation however. At first I...
  17. N

    insurance tax increase prompting money grab by money grabbing insurers

    yeah so the liability insurance went up, not by much, but i didnt expect it to go up at all given that i never claimed etc. My insurance only cover public liability and it also cover legal fee up to 100k. its £159 year Where do you get your insurance? and how much should insurance cost? Im...
  18. C

    Stickers on board

    I have an on going job at the moment and I am hoping to use this for my certified scheme assessment, just a quick one with the stickers; RCD test quarterly, Periodic inspection and mixed colours (existing installation) Can these be on the underside of the cover that you open for the CB's or do...
  19. M

    Advice on tax free allowance of up to £2500 for mileage, tools and PPE.

    I am on the books at a firm as "transport provided" but very regularly use my own car with no mileage paid whatsoever, only single time rate after 15 miles one way. I also provide the majority of my own hand tools and power tools, as well as things like work pants. I understand you can do a...
  20. charlie76

    Anyone help me out with a MEMERA 21 CU Cover

    Evening all. On a job today i've cracked the front of the customers consumer unit because some muppet has put an overly deep MCB in which clashes with the front cover. I hadn't noticed initially as they had obviously not tightened the screws fully previously. I was putting the cover back on...
  21. Dan

    Worst Consumer Unit Pictures Thread!

    Heard about one CU being wallpapered. Wondered what the worst you've seen is, and pictures win prizes.
  22. Lou

    Vanda Electrical

    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...
  23. S

    2357 portfolio HELP!

    Has anyone done NVQ 2357 portfolio with Not A Chance? I'm just starting my portfolio bridge units 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 and 318 but really struggling how to start. It's really hard to understand the concepts of how they put their wording. My assessor doesn't explain it really well :(...
  24. E

    Bonding of drain cover in tanked basement

    Doing some work on a building with a tanked basement. In one corner there is a drain cover that is an extraneous conductive part so I need to attach a bonding conductor. I was thinking of something I could bolt on to the rim (about 5cm wide) that wouldn't interfere with taking the cover off...
  25. T

    2394 And 2395

    Hi all. I'm booked onto the 2394 and 2395 combined course next week. Obviously I'm swatting up on Regs book and guidance note 3, but I would greatly appreciate and advice from anyone who recently taken the course. Cheers
  26. D


    Hi guys I'm new to this forum. I was working along side this guy doing a rewire on a 3 bedroom property. As everything was getting ripped out, he left the fuseboard connected live, which he then connected a temp socket off a breaker which was fixed in order to use power tools etc .... An...
  27. D

    Part P Visit/assessment

    Dear all, I've got my Competent Persons Scheme assessment with Stroma coming up and I wondered if anyone could give me some advice on what their hot topics are. I'm flapping a bit because this will be the first time I've been through this as I've always worked with someone else.
  28. A

    tradesman saver PLI

    Anybody with these? I have been for two years and recently called to change policy cover to include 3 phase. Woman on the other end didn't understand the difference so I explained and she held me on hold while she spoke to the underwriters. When she got back to me she said as long as you are...
  29. uksparks

    Efficacy Insurance

    Hi, Just about to renew my insurance, for PL and PI and Tools. I am currently with Ageas via the NICEIC, and with the above, i also get £100k of Efficacy Cover. The current policy is £690 per year, and the new company, via simply business, works out at £390 a year, so quite a big difference...
  30. M


    Hi All I'm in the beginning of trying to build a business for myself after 14 years in the trade. I'm struggling a little bit on trying to formally a pricing structure. I want to be competitively priced while making a good profit. Any tips on how to go about this. I'm currently going in at...
  31. G

    Vokera 29e fault

    Hi all i am having a bit of bother with a vokera compact 29he ,the boiler wasnt firing up the fan was just running and not trying to fire up so i thought there was a fault at the air pressure switch so took the cover off and checked the tubes were clear and the switch was clickin then turned the...
  32. L

    Public and Employee liability insurance and running a business from home. Help!

    Alright People, So I've been working for an installation company for the last 5 years and I've decided to go out on my own. I need some help setting up. I'm wondering who you guys use for your public and employee liability insurance, what extra cover you might have found appropriate and how...
  33. J

    Plugged in burglar alarm

    Does anyone know if there are any regulations when it comes to plugged in burglar alarms to prevent them being pulled out accidentally. Someone told me in the US they have brackets to avoid it happening but couldn't see anything in the UK. Thanks all.
  34. Q

    Tool insurance exclusions

    Alright guys I'm looking to take out tool cover and read this in the exclusions... 'DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM’ shall mean any computer or data processing equipment or media or microchip or integrated circuit or any similar devices or any computer software or computer firmware.' I don't know if...
  35. rich.250

    ECA membership along side NICEIC approved contractor

    Hi guys, As above really, am an Approved contractor with the NICEIC and am looking to add ECA approval for commercial work. Reasoning behind this is I do a lot of church work. They specify ECA or NIC. Thinking if I'm approved by both it would be in my favour. They do a deemed to satisfy...
  36. S

    rewireable fuses

    Can I get a 5 amp rewireable fuse from any wholesalers ? Need one ASAP !!!
  37. M

    Workmanship warranty

    Hi all I have been asked by workmanship warranty company to sign a statement saying should my limited company fail & a claim is made against work done then I would be personally liable, so here is the point should I pay the warranty & I am still trading it is down to me, should I cease trading...
  38. T

    Warranty insurance

    Hi fellow sparks. This is for you folks that are with a part p scheme. Just as a matter of interest how many of your customers have taken up the warranty insurance since you first registered with them. I have to admit I don't push the boat out on...
  39. S

    Insurance (tools)

    Can anyone recommend an insurance company? the company i work for has told us we need to sort our own insurance as thay have limited insurance (1000) for tools on there vans, if an engineer has more then 1000 worth of the re own tools on one of there company vans then there need to get further...
  40. C

    Indemnity insurance

    Hi all I'm setting up on my own on the side of my current employment. I understand that public liability insurance is a must, but what about indemnity insurance? Is this a must or just wise to have? What does it actually cover you for? If anybody could give me any advice on this would be...
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