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    Wago Connectors for Damaged Cable in Loft

    Hi all - have discovered a damaged cable in the loft - seems to be from the 1st Floor Lights Ring Circuit. Have cut the cable and reconnected it with Wago Connectors - see pics (yes i have switched off electricity and tested the cable was dead before cutting). This particular cable has 4 cables...
  2. N

    Water Damaged Consumer Unit

    Advice very much needed, as I am worried about safety. We recently had a very bad leak in our bathroom - a pipe under the bath popped off and a whole bath of water gushed through the ceiling, down into the kitchen below. A lot of water ran straight through the Consumer unit (photo attached)...
  3. GBDamo

    Best fix for a friction damaged cable

    As title, installing some spots for a friend and whilst in the loft noticed another circuit cable looked iffy. on closer inspection the cable had been worn to the copper, pretty much sure it was done on installation 20 years ago. Nobody noticed as the wear as it was face to face with the cable...
  4. Andy5678

    Damaged flex on hoovers etc

    Got a couple of flexes that need repaired. Last time I changed one on a hoover it was a right pain. I am thinking of using one of thsese Duraplug LCP103B 10a 3 Pin 2 Part Black Cable Flex Lead Connector - Edwardes -...
  5. J

    Domestic Earthing cable to gas meter damaged

    Hi Everyone I have just damaged my earthing cabling that connects to the outside gas meter while hedge cutting! The cable is not severed completely but for now, I have taped up. However, what is the best way to repair this cable? Unfortunately, the cable is not long enough if I cut it before the...
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    Testing a flood damaged property, usual process?

    Good evening all, I hope everyone has been enjoying the long weekend! I have been asked by a surveyor client of mine to inspect, test and provide a detailed recommendation report on a property that has just been converted into two high spec apartments and while on the market suffered a leak to...
  7. P

    Repairing a damaged back box thread.

    It looks like the upstairs in the house has had some electrical work done in the past and I've been left with a couple of blanked off back boxes. On one of them, the cover plate is loose and looks a little unsightly. While attempting to tighten the screws up, I found the threads on each of the...
  8. Radical Tides

    How to repair an ECU that has damaged pins?

    Hello, first post here. I've had a problem with oil making its way to the ECU, likely due to a faulty oil pressure switch, and this has caused me to clean it several times. As a result, I have damaged some of the pins - most bent, one broken. ECU pins damaged - https://Upload the image directly to the thread.com/a/mhmj5 I'd...
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    Low insulation resistance reading

    i've recently installed a new Consumer unit at home and will be using it as my first niceic assessment. I'm getting an insulation resistance reading of 1.7 on a lighting circuit in the osg it says minimum reading of 1 is this going to be ok? I've discovered what section of the circuit is giving...
  10. calpol91

    RJ45 - 3 damaged cores

    Hi. I have a customer with a cat6 from his house to a workshop on his land further up. Most of the run is underground, and the pipe is fair tight. 3 of the cores are damaged at some point and he's reluctant to pull a new cable in if he can avoid it since its a massive run, although I have...
  11. M

    2394 little help

    Iam getting ready to sit my written part fr 2394 and theres acouple of inspections im struggling wih. one of the practice qestions mentioned listing 5 checks you would carry out and the reason why exmple plastic conduit 1. the conduit system- check its not damaged and its complete throught out...
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    fire damage job

    Hi Chaps, I have been asked to price up a fire damaged flat and was after some advice... I was thinking to carry our a EICR firstly to highlight any non compliances and obviously to assess the fire damage etc. The fire in question apparently was only in the front room but almost every ceiling...
  13. uksparks

    Neutral Earth Fault

    Hi, ok ok so I tested this old 3036 board a week ago ready to change today, all ok, nothing bad. went today to change the board, changed it all etc, had to extend two legs, but other than that, nice job. i go to switch it on prior to testing like you do, and one of the RCDs won't hold...
  14. A

    30v on 2way switch when turned off??

    Went to a job today, where the client had removed 3 halogen bulbs to install LEDs. When the light was turned off from one side it would make the bulbs flicker with switch off, but if it is switched from other side it was ok. I dissconnected 2way switch and if was working fine. There is a new cu...
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    RCD keeps tripping??

    No, don't panic, this isn't a plea for help, just sympathy. Asked to check out a bungalow this morning, (friend of the wife) apparently the "big switch in the fuseboard keeps tripping?" Oh well, turned up with the family in toe as I thought this won't take long. Old Wylex board with BS 4293 RCD...
  16. Tim

    Effect of Lightning Strikes on a Building

    Good evening guys, I have just had a call to go and have a look at a hotel tomorrow that was hit by lightning yesterday morning. All i know is that its a 2 story building and was hit and now has a hole in the roof and that there is no lightning protection system in place. They are worried that...
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    low voltage effects on low voltage starters

    I was recently asked to check some faults at an older persons community housing complex. Passive RCD sockets had locked out and were in fact damaged and a high number of fluorescent light starters were also damaged. When I was called out I passed a gang of workers from the local electricity...
  18. J

    Can EICR damage TV?

    Hi guys Did an EICR last week in a council house and the occupant has complained to the council that during my testing I've damaged her TV! I did an insulation resistance test with line and neutral linked together, to earth. I normally do it at 250V then, if the reading is healthy, at 500V...
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    JCB ProSmart Phone...

    Mine has just arrived today and currently sat on charge. My thoughts are that it's got to be better than the BlackBerry Curve that I've been using for the last 18 months. I did a forum search to see if anything had been posted about this bit of kit and couldn't find anything so I'll share my...
  20. C

    Flexible 12V LED strip fried?

    As an accountant I never checked the voltage of the 12V eBay flexible LED strip and plugged it into the 220V mains. Can anyone tell me if the entire strip is fried or if I can cut one out to rescue the rest? How do I know which one (if it is only one)? Apologies if this is a very basic question...
  21. J

    fault diagnosis question, im stuck! :(

    if anyone can help i'd be very grateful. Q. when carrying out an insulation resistance test between live conductors of the socket outlet, a short circuit is discovered. a) describe how you would perform a test to determine the location of the fault within the damaged cable. b) describe the...
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    phone line problem?

    got asked to check a phone extension that was wired from a master socket , I had a quick look as a favour (no charge was already there doing some lights) and saw nothing wrong , the chap had this line fitted to his study for a fax and had worked fine for months but he started to get probs with...
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