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  1. K

    Hi I’m currently doing level 3 electrical installion I’m really struggling on the design of the hotel has anyone done this?

    Hi I’m currently doing level 3 electrical installion I’m really struggling on the design of the hotel has anyone done this?
  2. P

    Electrician Hi, i am an electrical improver with 8 years on site expereince and currently doing my nvq. I am looking for work in or around the birmingham area.

    Hi, i am an electrical improver with 8 years on site expereince and currently doing my nvq. I am looking for work in or around the birmingham area.
  3. G

    Under ground service to weather head or service head.

    What is common practice when hooking Armoured cable to a weather head. Do I need a aluminum weather head or is a threaded PVC one ok? Do I use a weather head with threads so my teck connector can screw straight in.....do I need ground bushings at both ends? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks,
  4. H

    Plumbers doing electrical

    plumbing city & guilds to carry out basic electrical work. Is agency liability insurance valid for plumbers doing electrical work?
  5. Loki

    Been doing a rewire.......

    Hi, Been doing a full rewire on a social housing 2 bedroom house. Lifted the floorboards to find that the house has been rewired in the past. The sockets were really low maybe 75mm off the floor, also the original cables to the sockets had be cut with about 3 foot left connected to the old...
  6. j1mbodrea

    Doing 2391-52 atm, does anyone need any help completing EICs and EICRs

    Hi there, I'm doing the 2391-52 atm Live in west London area, is anyone looking for an electrician? Level 2-3 diploma along with 18th Editon Regs. Looking for permanent work Thanks Jimbo
  7. Z

    Questions about "price per point" for domestic

    I've been working for a firm for a number of years now with jobs on the side, recently gone full time solo. Everything I've done up until now has been either day rate, or price work. I'm based in Surrey / Middlesex by the way, most of my work is in the areas surrounding Heathrow airport and...
  8. Automation ATO

    Guess what I'm doing

    I'm going to make a video about how to use AC contactor with a relay at safe voltage. Cheer up! We are all worthy of respect and my posts do not welcome evil people.
  9. Cupa

    Domestic Wiring up an induction hob - wanted to sense check if what I'm doing is correct

    Hi guys, I have a new induction hob which I'd like to wire in. I have already wired in the oven and grill into the kitchen using a length of 4mm 3 core heat resistant flex and that is working fine. Back of the hob shows the following diagram: Based on the above schematic, I plan to wire in...
  10. Phil Thompson

    Had a call from a guy who was doing a bit of diy.

    Just had a call and text from a new customer. Was putting up a mirror and there was a double socket below.
  11. B

    16th edition electrian doing a re-wire but need to get it passed off would anyone do this?

    We have a friend who is a 16th edition qualified electrician who will rewire a house for us but need to get it passed off - can anyone help?
  12. D

    Electrics came back on without doing anything

    All electrics in the garage went out. It was caused by a heater fan I had one for a hour or so. It is a very very old heater fan. I presume it's got a fault. Anyhow there is a board in the garage and also a board in the house. The house lights were fine and nothing tripped out. The garage...
  13. C

    Access training Cardiff electrical course, is it worth doing?

    Hi I was hoping someone people on here could give me some advice on a electrical course with access training. I’ve seen mixed reviews but would like to hear from someone who has done the course. Has anyone done this course or know if it’s any good? And I’ve been told by them that after...
  14. Marc Lajevardi

    Trainee About 3 years ago I finished college doing my level 3 NVQ electrical...

    I didn't fail any exams or anything but when I've looked over my certs I can't see my 17th edition. Does anyone know if I would have got this in with the 2 years I done at college or is it seperate? I've tried calling the college numerous times but it just keeps ringing out. If anyone can give...
  15. M

    Boiler timer doing my head in

    Hi is anybody willing to talk me through wireing up my boiler controller ...
  16. buzzlightyear

    why do i bother doing jobs for people

    my neighbour ring me up and asks me to go and sort her electrics has she said that the fuse has gone .telling me the over the sink the cabinet lights stopped working so I tuned up after making appointment with her now the house she has been in, approx. 20year a new house when she moved in . now...
  17. Spoon

    Doing a "Search" on the foum and what I put down in the search.... Tell me now my title is too short

    Very silly question. I want to search for a whole phrase.... e.g. Welcome to the forum When typing that into the search it searches for each individual word. I have tried putting the search in speech marks "Welcome to the forum". but with still the same result. What am I doing wrong...
  18. happyhippydad

    Unable to find earth rod when doing EICR

    Evening chaps and SC... I was carrying out an EICR today. I could not find the earth rod anywhere. I could see a 10mm leaving the CU and going down the wall of the porch then it goes at an angle through the wall (towards the outside) and then I cannot see anything else. Following the angle...
  19. Simonslimline

    I must be doing it wrong.

    93000 + views! What a muppet.
  20. T

    Just doing a little refurb on a commercial unit. This is what we are starting with /sigh

    Yeh so bit of a rewire in order. You may spot 25mm four core swa zipping across the vista, piggy backed onto with the fire cable. Not long been done the fire alarm stuff. So will be interesting sorting it out. I do love a challenge. Lovely!
  21. j1mbodrea

    Anyone else doing level 3 ? Assignment 615 ???

    Just was handed an this assigment two days ago. Anyone else had the same ??? Should have been handed out in the beginning of term.
  22. Adil

    Electrician New build property, need a few things doing by an electrician

    I've purchased a new build property in Manchester (M29 - Tyldesley). I need a sparky to sort out the following for me: 1) installation of 3 external lights with seperate switches (front, rear and side of property). 1st fix wiring is already done. 2) installation of a hard wired alarm system...
  23. Bob Geldoff1234

    Cloud flare not doing anything.

    Can we get rid of Cloud Flare because it ain't working against the Chinese posters.Having to wait 5 seconds every time to access the site is getting a bit much and seeing as it's not working I cannot see the point of having it. Get rid I say.
  24. C

    Doing larger testing jobs

    Hello guys Been using the free NICEIC online system for my certs however with larger testing jobs coming up i find the software to be a pain. Moving forward what are some of the best certification softwares... any recommendations as someone has suggested Tysoft Easycert?
  25. P

    EICR on non logo forms?

    I get that you don't need to be part P regeistered to do an EICR, but has anyone ever had their EICRs questioned because they aren't completed on Elecsa/Niceic logo forms (I am referring to those part P only not full scope schemes that don't allow use of their logo on EICRs)?
  26. Gavin John Hyde

    Beware another scam outfit doing the rounds?

    Just had this message come through via my website. they actually took the effort to fill the form in rather than email direct! they want me to pay £150 to be added to a list on there website and i also note they spell domestic with 2 m's!!! not sure what a roof survey will generate for an...
  27. Dannyg8810

    anyone Doing there 2391 look here!

    time to give some thing back to the forum after the great advise and interesting reads Iv been having a clear out and come across a 2391-10 exam guide book which would be a good read for someone revising to do there 2391-52 or the separate 2. If this will help someone DM me and il post out be...
  28. T

    What we are doing ? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been on here for a few years now and have enjoyed the banter along the way I get an idea what a few of you do day to day and what some of you professional backgrounds eg maintenance, commercial, domestic (new build /rewires/additional works. As we approach the end of the year has it been...
  29. T

    Just doing an EICR today and in a quandary...

    So there is no earth to the light fitting, well there is it's terminated in the black terminal box above it. However there is no connection of earth to the light. It's a JCC I think circa 10 years old or maybe less. Also the supply to the lamp holder is in singles from the termination box. There...
  30. D

    New member . Hoping to gain knowledge

    Just saying hello. I've joined this group to seek advice as I am new to this lark. I'm doing bookkeeping for an electrician
  31. R

    Anyone from Liverpool doing an Electrical Course

    I am just curious if there are any people on here from Liverpool that have done a course, whether in College, or a Company or whatever. How did you find it? I am looking at doing an evening course, or one that I could start in January.
  32. M

    New ceiling light - what am I doing wrong!!!

    Hi all, New to forum, apologies if this is in wrong place. Purchased a replacement ceiling chandler and wired up, but obviously wrong as fuse keeps tripping. I've got the two green wires from light (hand photo) to green on curling fitting, where old yellow wire is. Blue wire from light (hand...
  33. O

    Hi all, I need some advice on a course I'm thinking off doing!

    Hi I've recently just came out off my time I'm 20 years old and was thinking off doing a HND in Electrical Engineering, I would have too take a day off work each week for 2 years, and was just looking advice on the job opportunities or if someone regretted not doing it or something lol, thanks!
  34. Leesparkykent

    Hours spent pricing and doing customer site meeting....

    Just a bit of a rant really....This one job that is pretty much mine as do all the builders work and the customer has confirmed that I'm doing the job. 6/7 bed house just around the corner from my house. 1st site meeting I Sit down with the customer for 2 hours and went through what ideas they...
  35. S

    >50v on megger when doing ELI test

    Hi guys I have had an issue with a couple of sockets in a property when carrying out ELI tests on them saying greater than 50v and won't let me test, some sockets are ok on the same circuit just a couple saying this anybody come across this and understand what it means,I'm using a megger and the...
  36. C

    2008 DB and RCD

    hello guys Just done an EICR on a house, the board was installed in 2008 with no RCD protection, the contractor was NICEIC according to his install stick haha. initially I thought it may have been taken out with Nusance tripping however Insulation resistance LN-earth was 33meg so all appeared...
  37. D

    Electrical level 3 courses

    Hello there I'm currently doing my level 2 electrical 2 nights a week at college I was wondering if anyone's ever done the level 3 but with the home schooling. I like the idea of doing it at home because of the flexibility I.e I can work later and I don't have to always rush back to get back...
  38. B

    Unused new combi boiler bought 6 years ago but not plumbed in.

    Due to illness I've fallen behind with my home renovation plans. I had mounted my new combi boiler (Sabre HE) 6 years ago but as yet have not plumbed or wired up any of the supplies to it. I plan to start running in the pipework soon. Is there anything I should be worried about given the...
  39. C

    Advice required if you have had similar predicament

    Hi all I have completed level 2/3 2330 and 2 years ago started a job as an improver electrician at a maintenance firm. 12 months in i began working to Level 3 NVQ. However, the qualified electrician i was working with resigned shortly after. Good news is i got more responsibility and...
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