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  1. DC-backfrom the past

    Scottish legislation re heat smoke detectors

    Hi can anyone assist. House renovatiob was completed by a builder etc , Planning officer was in and stated that a heat detector was required in kitchen. This was to be interlinked with other smokes in the building . Place has been fully decorated. Lathe and plaster ceilings and walls. ( old...
  2. P

    Interlinking smoke detectors

    I have only previously installed the same makes of interlinking smoke detectors, but do they tend to work with other makes (one requires replacing)?
  3. gazdkw82

    Fire alarm detectors-lighting

    I'm getting rid of the 2 fire alarm detectors and putting some new mains powered ones. I'm going to take it off the light fitting in the living room and landing. How's best to do this on a plastered ceiling? Work around the joists and get a t+e through? Might seem an easy question but I've...
  4. S

    For Sale - Merlin/SquareD MCB's/RCBO's, MR30 Pod & Aico Detectors

    Hi all, Is anyone interested in the following list before it goes on Ebay? All brand new, left over from previous jobs: 1 x MR30 Pod 1 x Aico Ei261 Carbon Monoxide 3 x Aico Ei100MRF Radio Module 1 x Aico Ei3016 Smoke 9 x Square D iKQ SE10C325 TP MCB's 25amp Type C 2 x Merlin A9D11816 RCBO 16a...
  5. J

    Domestic Detectors and testers worth buying?

    Hi guys, I'm starting to do a bit of DIY in our house - initially just replacing light fittings but am keen to do more and am looking for tools to check that the area I want to work on is safe. As this is just for DIY I don't want to spend a fortune but want stuff that's safe and good enough...
  6. charlie76

    EICO Smoke Detectors Wireless and Non-Wireless

    Hi, Does anyone know if I can mix wireless and wired interlinked detectors from EICO. I would like to interlink 2 on a ground floor by wire and have a wireless one on the 1st floor landing.
  7. S

    CPC used as interconnect on smoke detectors

    We all know this is wrong and breaches regulations and manufacturers instructions. Good tread on this: https://talk.electricianforum.co.uk/topic/23387-cpc-as-interlink-on-smoke-alarm-circuitwhat-would-you-do/ However the question is does it warrant a C2 over C3? My recommendation is going to...
  8. S

    Domestic smoke detectors inspection and test

    Hi Guys, I've been asked to inspect and cert existing smoke detectors in a rental. Standard LD2 system. The client has quoted FSM6 form. I've not come across these before, I found them for sale on NIC store but can't see what it entails. What tests and equipment are needed different than the...
  9. SWD

    Quick question re smoke detectors

    Hava a mate who asked a question and as you know I am not up to speed with current regs, can you piggy back of a lighting circuit to power smoke detectors or not they will have a battery backup. It seems the build is a bit of a c0ck up and don't ask me about the missing pad stones. Just trying...
  10. P

    Do Stud Detectors Work???

    Had one of these years ago, and it was pretty worthless. It seemed to give some indication of buried pipe work, but only if it was relatively shallow...I never did get it to work on wooden studs under plasterboard... So have they improved or still a just a gimmick?
  11. driverman

    Smoke /Carbon detectors

    Hi guys, Question for those that install smoke and carbon detectors. This situation, mid terrace 2 storey 2 bed house. Typically most houses have a smoke detector on the landing. I was proposing installing: 1 x smoke on landing Open Dining/Kitchen -1 x smoke dining room end...
  12. H

    retrofit fire alarm to wired smoke detectors in home

    Hi Is this possible. I have wired in smoke detectors in each room in a 4 bed semi. However they are not loud enough and I worry in the event of a fire they will not wake anyone if they sound during the night. I'd like to retrofit a fire alarm to the system which sounds if any smoke detector...
  13. T

    Individual RCBO

    Hi I need to check what the electrical requirements (17th addition and Part P) are for RCBO's on a new kitchen extension. Using the existing house Consumer Unit with one 100Amp 30ma RCBO. Do all the different new kitchen circuits i.e Ring Main, Cookers (x2), Indiuction Hob, Lighting...
  14. N

    Domestic Thoughts on How To Price These Jobs?

    I just got an email from a guy I know from way back, he owns a good sized plumbing and heating company (also has many rental properties) and he has asked me to put together quotes various electrical works. Mostly heating related. I've not long gone out on my own so I'm trying to get a handle...
  15. B

    mains linked smoke detectors within flat entrances

    I have been asked to install mains interconnected smoke detectors in the entrance lobby of flats that are linked together with the common ways detectors. the common way detectors are already installed using the existing lighting circuit. Is it okay to use the supply from the detectors in the...
  16. Soulsurfer

    Smoke alarms existing builds ?

    Hey all I have just been given a load of flats etc and owners home etc to look after, replace cu's and generally update with ongoing maintenance but as it's the first work of this kind I've done I am wondering what requirements are regards smoke alarms etc.. as only places I've installed before...
  17. J

    aico mains wired interlinked/radio linked smokes and heat detectors

    A little query for you guys that fit these smoke detectors, I've got a site visit next week to quote up for a landlord requesting more smoke and heat detectors fitted in his apartments. He has explained on the phone that he currently has aico mains wired smoke detectors fitted in some of his...
  18. driverman

    smoke - heat - carbon alarms

    I will be installing several smoke - heat and carbon monoxide detectors shortly as per spec. I've not done carbon monoxide detectors before. I take it, electrically wiring them is the same as smoke and heat detectors. They will be wired and interconnected on one circuit and protected by a RCBO...
  19. K


    Hi all with fire alarms you get l1to l5 and p1-p2 -m What is the difference niceic state ABC ?
  20. B

    smoke alarms using existing wiring

    Hello, I'm getting a loft conversion done and there is a requirement for mains-powered smoke detectors in all rooms. the electrician is part p and will be installing new small cu. The new smoke detectors will be using existing wiring which is using old type wire fuse box ( i've replaced some...