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  1. Gavin John Hyde

    Advertising and cutting back in these times

    This isn't about the pros and cons of the various job lead and advertising sites. Had an email from checkatrade saying that during April and probably future months you can either pay a reduced 50% monthly fee or become associated member which means you won't appear in general search results but...
  2. F

    Wall chaser cutting width

    Hi all! Be gentle as this is my first post on here. I am looking to buy a wall chaser but the cutting width is only 30mm max. The 25mm PVC channel I am fitting is 50mm wide, so why is this and whats the solution? Why manufacture a 30mm cutter when the common channel is 50mm wide. A keen but...
  3. OfficialAsh

    Best tool for cutting conduit?

    Hello, I'm looking to improve my cut time and quality using a better tool other than a traditional hacksaw. I've been looking around and all I could find that looks like it can do the job of cutting pvc and galvanized steel is this: Milwaukee C12PC-201C 12V 2.0Ah Li-Ion RedLithium Cordless...
  4. L

    Fan heater cutting out due to auto timer

    I recently installed ‘FX20VE Downflow Fan Heater with Pullcord and Timer’ 6 in total and am wondering if there is any way of disabling the auto timer that keeps cutting out after 30 minutes. This is because the heating is intended to be controlled by a wall thermostat.
  5. Lister1987

    Trainee Cutting conduit, I hate it already...

    Any tips for cutting conduit to ensure a good finish? We're starting with it at College and I hate the stuff, I end up cutting to length fine but after touching up it's all buggered. Unfortunately due to my cerebral palsy, my fine motor control is pretty shot, along with my ability to judge by...
  6. O

    Jumper keeps cutting out faster progressivly

    Hi all, thank you for reading my post. My first one so I hope it is in the right spot. I just bought a house in Thailand. I moved in a week ago and 3 days ago a jumper started cutting out. Since then it has been doing so more frequently and now I am unable to put it in the on position. I am a...
  7. B

    Domestic RCD cutting without physically tripping. a

    Hi I’m new. I have a flat in Madrid which was re-wired in 2011. The fuse box has a single pole 25A breaker, plus a 2P 25a breaker. These feed an RCD known here as a “diferencial”. When I use the oven plus hob plus aircon the power goes off but none of the consumer unit switches physically trip...
  8. EalingBadger

    Opinions on the best diamond discs for cutting concrete

    I need to cut several tens of metres of 100mm x 100mm channels in hard (it's a C40 mix) concrete. Some of these channels will be for electrical services, some for other services (mainly MDPE water pipes) and some cuts will simply be to assist in tidying up a bit of a scruffy concrete pour. I...
  9. Stephen Tromans

    Electric combi boiler keeps cutting out.

    We have a 5 years old EHC combi boiler which switches the central heating off now and again ( no pattern that I can see ). To get it working I switch through the programme options once or twice and it starts up. It can be ok for weeks or days. Can anyone suggest what is wrong with it please...
  10. E

    LED downlight issue 1x keeps cutting out

    Can any one help? Just been to a customers house and in a loft extension there are 6x LED downlights (cob). The last downlight in the circuit seemed to be cutting out when the dimmer was at the minimum so I replaced the standard LED for a varilight dimmer so the minimum could be adjusted...
  11. Tallman

    Domestic Spur circuit cutting out then restoring - no RCD trip

    This is a new one to me.. a small spur circuit (3 double sockets) on ground floor, several small load items connected - table lamp, assorted AV kit (TV, Amp, DVD). On just these 3 sockets only, the power cuts, sometimes flicking on - off - on again. Other times it'll stay off for 1-3 minutes...
  12. G

    Cutting 5 inch ventilation ducting

    I’ve got to install flat and round 5 inch pvc ducting on quite a large scale, I’m currently cutting it with a grinder but it kicks up a lot of debris and it’s hard to get a square cut, hack saw is better but slow. I reckon I need a cordless chop saw. Anyone else got one for cutting ducting and...
  13. N

    Boiler cutting out/tripping

    Hi all, first time on here and I need some advice please. My boiler keeps tripping. After the original boiler installers came to fix it and declared the problem was due to faulty electrics, I had it rewired onto its own RCD circuit, and it was fine for a while, but has now tripped every day for...
  14. Leesparkykent

    Nylon snap in bush

    Any one know a supplier of these? looking for 25mm and 20mm as have a few new builds that are all metal portioning...Fed up of using grommets. cheers
  15. G

    Hardend steel, what cutter?

    HI all, got 15 x downlights to install in a soffet, its got wood under it and also about 3mm steel plate above, my usual ck or starret cutter wont even touch it, ive have drilled one out with a series of holes but it was a nightmare, any hardened cutters out there that might do the job? CHeers...
  16. J

    Cutting 300mm hole in lath and plaster ceiling?

    I have to fit a condensation control fan (PIV) into the hall ceiling. The hole needs to be about 300mm and the ceiling is lath and plaster! Any tips for cutting the ceiling without damaging the surrounding lath and plaster? Cheers
  17. Startinez

    Tips for general "DIY" aspects of electrical work

    Hi all, I am training in domestic electrics and employed working in a commercial basis on D.C systems for telecommunications infrastructure. Because of this, I don't have much time to actually get experience in certain aspects relating to electrical work such as cable chasing in a domestic...
  18. R

    Bosch Metal Cutting Circular Saw.

    I have been searching for somewhere in the Uk which sells the Bosch CSM180 metal cutting circular saw, without success. The yanks have had it for a while now, but I can't find it anywhere in the UK, I would like to know, has anyone out there seen it here??? All my 'stuff' is Bosch and I would...
  19. A

    Ck Trunking cutter views

    Anyone have any view on this product , seems to have descent reviews on Amazon , any of you with experience with one ? Previously owned the red version liked it very much , just wondering if there's anything that might be better
  20. happyhippydad

    Core drill or SDS for a large hole in the wall?

    Evening all... On the few occassions I have fitted a kitchen extractor fan the builder has already cut the hole! This time I'm cutting it! I have a cordless makita SDS which although great I have ruled out as not powerful enough but I am unsure whether to get the correct tool for the job, i.e...
  21. M

    Testing question

    hi all I am currently working as a mate the contractor I'm working for which I shall not name does the following test. he only measures zs doesn't do continuity r1 r2 he says that there is a good earth return if these results are within those permitted, he takes his ze from his zs to obtain his...
  22. D

    3 layers of plasterboard stud wall

    Hi, has anyone else ever come across a stud wall that consists of 3 layers of plasterboard just stuck together. I thought it i had a nice easy job of cutting out a couple of fastfix boxes and fishing tv and Power cables into loft but as i was cutting out the boxes i realised it was a bit...
  23. i=p/u

    Trunking and pipe

    Hello starting new job on Monday, some will say a proper sparks job instead of facility maintenance. This job involves trunking and pipe which I little experience in installing.. I've told the guy this and he said long as you don't ask what's a running coupler etc. so feel fine. But anytime I...
  24. W

    Floorboard Cutting - what a chore!

    Been working in a big old house, where I needed to lift multiple floorboards for access. Pipes, cables were often touching the underside of the floorboards, so needed to cut with care. Using the Bosch POF cutter to cut between them but it's hard going and the blades are rubbish so not lasting...
  25. B

    Chop saw blade for cutting dado trunking...?

    Read on another thread some of you saying that when cutting dado trunking a chop saw with a suitable blade leaves a manufactured type cut, nice and clean. As opposed to a hacksaw cut that leaves a burred edge that requires filing down etc. I use a hacksaw for small jobs but I am curious as to...
  26. D

    Core drills for a damp stone wall

    Anyone know of a core bit that will do damp stone walls?after spending 6 hours coring a hole through for a fan with it clogging up all the time due to the damp lime mortar in the wall.core I used was a Marcrist 750 I think which is usually spot on if it's dry of course.dont really want to go...
  27. K

    bosch GOP 10.8v

    Got me out of a right pickle last night, great handy tool. last week had to cut the back out of a cut outs mounting board, saved me then too as all the cables for the house were behind the board, had to cut it because they werent long enough for the new consumer unit (or mains board as I'm...
  28. Z

    Best drill bits for metal and stainless steel?

    Hi guys, I am sick of buying cheap or expensive drill bits which only last for a couple of drills. What do you think which exact make or model is the best and lasts longest?
  29. F

    bosch or fein multitool

    hello i,m in the market for a multitool and have been looking at the bosch li-ion or a 110/240 fein what do you guys recommend thank,s for reading
  30. R

    First ever 20mm galv conduit

    Big day today - first time ever threading 20mm galv conduit. Basically did a load of research, put some tools together, asked some questions on here, then got on with it and taught myself. So much could have gone wrong, but it actually went quite smoothly. Did make some marks where the conduit...
  31. D

    Floorboard removal

    Hi all, Just wondered what method you find best for getting floorboards up ?? I tend to use a hammer and bolster, starting towards the end of the board i hammer the bolster down the side of it and lever it up, working my way along until it comes up completely, this does the job but i do tend...
  32. R

    Bosch GOP 10.8V-LI Multi Cutter

    Hi all, Anyone got one of these or the corded equivalent. Good demo on here. Bosch GOP10.8V All Rounder Kit with 36 Accessories in Systainer Kit : Buy Bosch GOP10.8V All Rounder Kit with 36 Accessories in Systainer Kit at Axminster Power Tool Centre TIA
  33. A

    Bosch 10.8v!

    Anyone here seen/tried this tool out? Bosch GOP10.8V-Li 10.8V Li-Ion Multi-Cutter (2x 1.3Ah Li-Ion) *NEW* - Power Tools, Multi-Tools / MultiTools, Cordless / Battery I have the 10.8v drill which is a great little tool that I wouldn't be without. I have the 240v Fein Multimaster which is a...
  34. H

    What's the best 3 Phase Starter to use for a bore hole pump

    Hi all, I currently have a MEM 827 ADS 4KW 415V 3 Phase Starter on my bore hole. It is controlled via the float switch in the reservoir. It has started becoming unreliable and keeps cutting out. Rather than just replace it with the same unit, I was wondering about upgrading it to a newer...
  35. R

    Tray and Trunking cutting

    Are there any guides online on tray and trunking cutting techniques, my lad is learning and i wondered if there are any guides on the net, google throws up nothing.
  36. T

    The perfect 12v cordless saw for FLOARBOARDS

    Makita 5093 I find is perfect for cutting floorboards. Its a 12v cordless mini circular saw with a thin blade making it just right for cutting floorboards. A lot neater job than using a full size circular saw. I had used one of these many times as my workmate had one but no longer working...
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