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  1. H

    Hot SWA gland

    I have a hot SWA Gland on a 11kV cable. The cable has a SWA Gland on each end. I was under the belief that this would create a current circuit. There is 3 trefols running in parallel. Any suggestions
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    Mechanical Engineer and part time electrical installation course

    Hi All, Thanks for your time in advance. I'm currently working as a mechanical engineer, in which I did an apprenticeship years ago and achieved NVQ Level 3 (ONC). I'm not looking to change careers but would like to attend evening college classes in order to gain qualifications (possibly to...
  3. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting talk with DNO engineer

    Had the DNO out to check cut out, make a sheathed earth available today and pull fuse whilst I fit isolator. Got talking about pulling fuses and the seal fairy, he said Western Power normally just give you a dont be naughty talk and doesn't get why they dont just allow registered electricians to...
  4. albi

    engineers alarm manuals

    does any one have a link for engineers manuals regards in advance
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    Chasing into engineering brick

    Hi everyone, I need some advice about how to chase into engineering brick. Full story below. I've mounted a TV onto the wall, not my preference but long-story-short it's happening. I'm running the cables (HDMI and aerial etc) behind the wall but it's a solid wall. So, I've bought some square...
  6. JD6400

    Engineer54 where did he go ?

    Did anyone ever find out what happened to E54 , I think it was around April / May , about 4 or 5 years ago he just stopped overnight ! If I remember correctly Tony sort of indicated he knew something but never let on ? I actually miss the cantankerous old sod!? He was working in China at the...
  7. gazdkw82

    Electrical engineering. HND vs Degree

    Im interested in some further education. I am really interested in electrical engineering. The problem is I'm not sure if to go down the HND or degree route. I know a degree would look alot more impressive on a CV but I have some reservations on that because I think it may be too complicated...
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    Fire alarm engineer insurance queries

    Hi there unsure where to ask so i have joined this forum hoping someone will know. I am currently employed by a large firm as a fire alarm engineer for the past 10 years mainly service and small works including emergency light service. I have completed many courses over the years and am Bafe...
  10. T

    Electrician training for degree engineers

    Hi, I have a foreign Hnd and a master degree in Electrical engineering as well as the 17th edition. I am hands on in electrical installation but without Uk installation experience. I have been working in the manufacturing industry for the past 2 years but my interest and strength is in...
  11. C

    Gas Engineer and competent electric cooker installer

    I'm a gas engineer working for a well known retailer. Spend all day Installing cooking/laundry. Electrical training is pretty poor on their part. Here to educate myself in best practice/regs. Pretty sure much of what they ask us to do electrics wise is beyond our competency.
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    Newly qualified electrical engineer help

    Hi, I'm new in London and I'm looking for jobs but not being successful. I'm wandering if there is something that I'm not aware about.. I have and electrical engineer bachelor's degree, I studied in an international university in Malaysia. . What would you recommend me to do? Thanks in advance
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    Electrical Engineering exam papers from 1920's and 30's

    Hi everyone, came across these old Electrical Engineering exam papers. Thought they may be of interest to somebody. Honestly how many can you get correct? They are incredibly difficult. Enjoy
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    City and guilds unit 308 electrical and electronic engineering sample paper

    Hello. I have an exam coming up shortly. Would anyone have a sample paper. It's the electrical and electronic diploma, unit 308. It's a written exam The course id is 2850-30 I can't seem to find any examples anywhere Thank you very much
  15. M

    Top electrician and top heating engineer

    Doing a periodic...previous certs show full re wire in old colour mains tails were obviously just tat they wanted rid of...only 16mm main earth jointed in the board But then...along comes the plumber/heating engineer and decides he'd rather be a comedian
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    What Qualifications Do I need to Become a CCTV Installer / Engineer?

    Hi there, as the title suggests I would like to complete a course in cctv installation with the long-term goal of becoming a sole trader and working for myself. I am aware that there could potentially be other aspects such as alarm and fire systems but at the moment I would appreciate any help...
  17. Paul Williamson

    New to this forum but an old electronics engineer

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and hope that I can help others as well as getting help myself. I'm a 17th edition installation sparks and waiting to complete an 18th edition. I was an electronics engineer back in the day, but things have progressed so fast, I don't know what info I have in...
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    Aritect CS350 Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms - Engineer Code

    Hi All I have a Aritech Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms who have ceased trading. Can someone please PM me the Engineer Codes? Thanks
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    HNC Electrical Engineering

    I'm looking for some first hand advice and opinions from anyone who has completed or is currently studying a HNC Level4. Thinking about making the leap as a few jobs I like the sound of ask for it. I've been qualified as a spark for a little while now and am getting a bit bored and would...
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    HNC Building Services Engineering / Elec & Elec

    Hi all. I have been trying to do some reading up on my options for possibly doing a HNC next year. I had originally looked at doing a HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as it seemed the most logical step forwards from my current qualifications as follows Apprenticeship NVQ L3 2391...
  21. ipf

    Don't you just love these specialised engineers.

    A bit of a problem with a 4 post car lift yesterday. I was in last week and tested it, two 20amp cartridge fuses blown, motor winding shot at. The machine needs no limit switch control, as it's done mechanically via an interlock, automatically operating a start button via a hand lever with...
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    Electrical Engineering ....

    Ive got a question in regards of electrical engineering and what steps I would need to take to get into that field. My current status is electrical and my experience only being domestic based, new build homes/lodges. There’s a few factory’s around my hometown and would like to go down the...
  23. bcm_spark

    Anyone work as a BT Power Engineer?

    Good evening chaps and chapesses, does anybody on here work for or know anyone who works for BT Power? BT as in the telecoms business. Just wondered what they are like to work for. Thanks
  24. PJElectricalSW

    New to forum, geeky electrical engineer alert!

    Hello Everyone My name is Pete, I am a time served electrician now specializing in the electronic controls sector and working for and underfloor and renewable heating company. Happy to help anyone with any heating/UFH/renewable technology questions, if i don't know I probably know someone that...
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    Is there a gas/heating engineer here? Quick question

    Is this an "energy certificate" which needs to be filled in by a gas engineer and sent to a council after boiler replacement is completed? If so, where should i put the sticker which was originally on the boiler?
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    Heating Engineer hasn’t been able to diagnose WB 30CDi stalling

    I have a Worcester Bosch 30CDi that only intermittently heats the house. To get it to do so when it stops, I sometimes can kick it into life by turning the room stat on and off rapidly, sometimes by turning the programmer on and off rapidly, and always by going up to the airing cupboard and...
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    IT engineer turned electrician

    Just found this site which looks like it has some helpful folks on board. I've been self employed in IT & audio systems for more years than I care to remember so I decided I needed to get out from behind the desk. Got a bundle of electrical quals now and looking to do more as I can afford...
  28. Rob Argent

    Security Systems Engineer

    Hello Ladies, Gentleman, Fellow Sparks, I'm Rob Argent, New to the site, Former 15th edition electrician now last 18 years Integrated Security Engineer (MD) for Comstation Security Systems. Im based in Mid Kent and want to be a valuable asset to your tool box with anything regarding Alarms -...
  29. MRBROWN33

    Electrical Heating Engineer

    Hello! I’ve been working as an Electrical Heating Engineer for the past 5 years for one of the biggest heating company’s in the UK. I’ve had over 25 years working as an Electrician and about 15 years of that was working on the commercial side of things. When comes to heating system, I’ve pretty...
  30. mwigham85

    HNC Electrical Engineering

    Hi Guys, Quick question, I’m starting my HNC in electrical engineering and I was wondering which are the optional modules to pick as there’s a few I would like to do and I don’t want to complete a HND so I need to pick carefully!! I would like to progress onto becoming an electrical contracts...
  31. S

    Question - British Gas engineer says there is a fault ?

    Firstly I don't know if I'm allowed here as I am not an electrician I have a question though.... Just had british gas out here to service my boiler He refused to carry out service because voltage stick glowed when he touched the casing on speaking with another gas engineer he tells me that as...
  32. M

    Retired pressure jet oil & gas engineer

    Still learning after 64 years on the tools....... Self employed 47 years. Used to have the monopoly for Whitbread Pubs within 50 mile radius of Nottingham....... I've always said the more electrical complexity there is built into the modern boilers the more they will go wrong but it does not...
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    any of you lot in the 170th royal engineers reserves?

    looking to dip my toes back into military life, just wondering if any of you lot are in the engineer reserves so i can arm wrestle you
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    Uk total maintenance engineering Ltd

    Anybody heard of these people? I've received emails offering exclusive contract works in my area on a contract they claim to have? Looks and smells like a scam to me but wanted to know if anyone else has heard about this?
  35. M

    Bio gas engineer / service engineer

    Hello I'm wanting to know if anyone on here works as a service engineer for biogas plants? Reason I'm asking is I'm looking at getting into the renewable sector and wanted to know if it's a good career choice and what sort of work is involved. Thanks matty
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    Rotating cutout 90 degrees on to adjacent wall

    Hi Take a look at my pictures I want to knock through the wall that the current cutout/meter/consumer unit are attached to. In order to create a large under the stairs cupboard. Obviously I need to move all three units. The cutout is basically just going to be moved to the wall that is right...
  37. Aaron t

    Level 3 nvq extended diploma in electrical/electronic engineering (manufacturing control systems equ

    Hi can anyone help i have just completed an advanced apprenticeship in Level 3 electrical/electronic i have gained a level 3 btec diploma and Level 3 nvq extended diploma in electrical/electronic engineering (manufacturing control systems equipment) i also have my level 3 in electrical...
  38. Ironbones

    Give me your opinion C&G Level 3 or HNC/HND Electrical Electronic Engineering - give me both barrels

    Hi All I have gone through past post on this, but I want some input so give me both barrels. I am a full qualified heating engineer (gas and oil certified), I worked as a commissioning engineer for large biomass boilers (up to 2MW) these systems are heavily automated, I did this until I was...
  39. C

    Electrical Engineer / Panel Wirer Needed for Contract Job Sussex

    Vacancy for the assembly & wiring of Energy Storage Systems required for an ad hoc/part time upcoming contract in Storrington (West Sussex) area. Duration of upcoming project is 6-8 weeks with the potential of being extended. The rate of pay is dependent on experience and qualifications. The...
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    Hiring for Electrical testing engineers in Essex, London, Cambridge and Reading

    Electrical Installation Engineers needed to carry out testing and minor remedial works in domestic properties. Vacancies in London, Hertfordshire, Reading and Cambridgeshire on a permanent basis with immediate start available. Engineers must hold their 17th Edition qualification, ECS and...
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