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    Altered ring main, now a DIFFERENT circuit is not working?

    I’ve just altered a ring main by taking 1 leg out of the board and taking it to a spur (then taking a leg back), to add a socket in. After doing so I’ve turned the board back on and everything is working as it should, other than cooker circuit (A radial feeding the cooker/hob, extractor fan and...
  2. S

    New Outside Light - connections different

    hi all I have just bought two new spotlights and the existing has live, live 1, earth and neutral, but the new lights have live, earth and neutral. Can the 4 connections go into 3? Two spotlights, sensor triggered and switch in kitchen (mains connected.)
  3. B

    Wiring organisation logic (switch in different room to light)

    I need to get an outside floodlight fitted, just need to think the best way to keep things logical. Just want to make life easier for whoever might work on the installation at a later date. The isolation switch will be in the kitchen but the actual light will be going outside through the wall...
  4. happyhippydad

    Downlights and the different varieties..

    I was with a customer today discussing installing new downlights. I can't quite see the point in installing the really expensive ones as opposed to the cheaper ones. I don't mean the silly cheap ones on ebay that will just fall apart, but for example... Lap fixed LED from screwfix £7 approx...
  5. Baddegg

    Joining different size cable.....

    As per title, went to look at kitchen rewire this evening, no probs all straight forward, as I’m about to the leave lady says while you here I keep getting shocked from this wall when I washed it down? Turns out someone has extended old 4 mm stranded cooker circuit with 2.5 and put a double...
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    Entering different field

    Hello all. I am a fully qualified jib spark. I am looking to go into the FMCG field/manufacturing. I want to do something more complex rather then just putting up ladder rack and tray. How can i go into things like variable speed motors. Conveyor belts. PLCs etc. Whats the best way to get...
  7. M

    New fan isolator switch - different markings

    Just joined for help - hello all :) I am NOT an electrician, but I am able to switch off the supply to change light switches and plug whatever was in L1, L2 or Common into the new switch. I bought a new chrome fan isolator switch today to replace a nasty plastic one however, and the markings...
  8. sham

    The same written paragraph in different sections.

    Hello, I'm going through my 18th edition regs book and discovered two paragraphs that are identically the same. It is regulation 422.3.1 and 422.4.2. is this deliberate because it matters in both section. I brought this book from IET itself.
  9. sham

    Why prices for different colour junction box

    Ordering some junction boxes and the white 30A is cheaper than the Black one. Why ?. They are same brand and both three way. https://www.screwfix.com/search?search=30A+Junction+box+
  10. Gavin John Hyde

    Different types of plaster in ceilings

    Been installing downlights today in a kitchen and dining room. nothing fancy electrically speaking but a pain in backside as one part is new the other old. The new is bog standard plaster board. the old is lath and plaster. Using charcoal in the plaster so its like concrete. makes repairing the...
  11. Gavin John Hyde

    Why do DNOs have such different policies?

    Have a job to price up today in Corsham, comes under SSE, they are happy to let you get on and pull the fuse if it is domestic and single phase. if you dont have any seals for when done they will happily provide you with some from the local depot. Western Power on the other hand who are the DNO...
  12. happyhippydad

    Different reading when using continuity and IR?

    This is one of those slightly embarrassing questions that I feel I should know the answer to. I can feel the answer lurking under my skin but it's just not surfacing and needs a push! Pre-work visit for a CU change. There was 65K Ω resistance between N-E on the continuity setting, however when...
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    Spade connectors - are there different rated ones

    I am adding a fuse box to a campervan to run lights etc off the leisure battery. The existing circuits are fused at 15 amps so I am using 21a cable. But the spade connectors I have are rated at 15a? I thought all spade connectors were the same as most don't give a rating? Will these do or will...
  14. S

    Different result every time

    Hi Has anyone considered that every time you do a continutity/earth loop test, on the same circuit you get a different result every time? I had an end to end test on a ring circuit today and kept pressing the test button. The results jump all over the place. How credible is any test if the...
  15. Lexlee

    Air Horn problem, different tones

    The air horn I have fitted sounds great when wires are put across a 12v battery, since it has been fitted to the vehicle it sounds high pitched compared to the deep tone it should have. The deep tone can be obtained (but not always) if I flas the head lights at the same time a operating the...
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    A different world - heath and safety nuts look away.

    Last week I went to Moldova doing some work with a charity on people's houses. Nothing electrical, mainly painting, fitting false ceilings, rendering etc. But I though you might like some of the things I saw..! The local village substation. You can walk up and poke it. During high winds the...
  17. Gavin John Hyde

    sizing of RCBO's for different make boards

    I am looking at some rcbo's for a job im planning. Does anybody have or know of a link to a list of the sizes for different makes of RCBOS and what boards they fit. ie make A RCBO will fit CU makes x,y,z etc.. As it is a pain in the a**e with them always being different sizes... I am...
  18. bigspark17

    2x supplies down swa

    does having two circuits travelling down one swa directly condradict a reg.? Circuits in question are 2 63A submain down 1x 4c 16mm swa
  19. leep82


    Ive recently mentioned on another thread of mine that when it comes to completing EICR's my experience is limited. I have my testing and inspection qualifications but have generally only used them to verify new work that i myself have installed, all relatively easy. At the minute I am sub...
  20. camerabloke

    pete999 and forum not working

    hey guys and gals, pete999 is having problems logging on, well i can log him in but it then says he does not have permissions to view, new posts , for example any ideas TIA
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