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  1. G

    Domestic appliance spares

    Is there a national chain of retailer that supply this kind of stuff. Trying to get an oven element in Chester today and had no joy whatsoever. Are these items typically order online?
  2. Sparky10

    Radials V Ring mains

    Hi all, This may be a common topic and may already have been spoken about 100s of times so forgive me in advance. I have always wired in ring mains for my sockets up until recently.. I came across an install where all sockets were wired in 2.5 radials protected by 20A RCBO they had wired 3...
  3. M

    Weekend Work/Experience Domestic

    Hi I’m currently doing my 2357 course which I have funded myself and awaiting to do my AM2 in two months but I’m looking for some weekend work and experience in domestic work. I currently work on commercial sites and have done a few domestic job but look to gain some more experience. I am...
  4. J

    Ring off a ring ! Help please

    Hi, I know you can’t put a ring off a ring, you should join a cable in the back box of a socket, take it to your new socket, then continue the ring until you get back to your original socket But I don’t know the reasoning why you can’t make a figure of 8 ring main if you like, Could someone...
  5. FatAlan

    Domestic Lighting - RCD protection

    Coming across a few installations with no RCD protection. How are folks finding it out there when doing minor alterations / additions to existing lighting circuits with no RCD protection bearing in mind 18th Edition requirements. Appreciate every installation is different. Are folks replacing...
  6. Ruairi Hansen

    Flex used in domestic install

    Hi I have been asked to carry out a second fix on a house another spark wired and now hasn't time to do. When looking at the job I noticed he had used 1.5 t&e from the consumer unit to the first smoke detector then looped around in 4 core flex. Them same was doe on the 2 way Switching extractor...
  7. E

    Domestic Installer Training

    Hi guys Anyone done the domestic installer course withe Electrical Courses 4 You? I'm a self employed kitchen fitter looking to do the course. I'm only interested in what's required for my kitchens, not full rewire etc. I fully understand that I will be very limited in knowledge gained by these...
  8. E

    Domestic courses question, don't beat me.

    Hi All I'm new here and need some guidance on training to compliment my job. I'm a self employed kitchen fitter that's looking into the hated domestic course so I can do my own electrics and sign off. I have a few reasons for this which I won't bore you with. I fully understand that I will be...
  9. a-z electrics

    Surge Protection Devices for domestic - what do you think?

    Evening all, Just attended elex exeter and see there's a big push on these SPDs coming as standard now in domestic consumer units. Hager, Lewden and Contactum to name just 3. I have had at least 2 clients in the last few months whose appliances have been damaged by apparently surges on the...
  10. M

    Domestic installation advice

    Hi everyone. I’ve been asked to quote for a repossessed property that needs a consumer unit change. The incoming supply configuration is as shown in the image. As the tails come straight of the suppliers meter what is the correct way to approach changing the tails. Do I need to contact the...
  11. A

    Domestic Simple domestic CCTV system

    Hello, New member here, I have been on plumbers forum for a while and viewed this forum plenty of times. Just looking for a bit of advice on a CCTV system. We have had a few thefts in the area recently and I am looking at fitting one. Probably looking at about 4 cameras as we live in a semi...
  12. 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...
  13. markthebuilder

    Commercial Split 3 phase across 2 domestic properties

    Hi gents I m looking for info comments advice that will help me look knowledgeable to my boss (money man) northen power grid. & mep consultant . I have been given a project to split 26 student clusters (6 bed) into 54 x 2 bed flats. current supply and metering to each student cluster is as per...
  14. J

    Domestic Help on learning heating systems for domestic properties

    Could someone point me in the right direction for learning everything I need to know on heating systems throughout my apprenticeship I didn’t get to do a lot of it and would like to know my stuff . Thanks
  15. littlespark

    Anyone installed a supply for a domestic sauna?

    One of my neighbours asked me to price a supply out to a sauna they are putting in their garden. Wants it done by the 16th when its getting delivered, and im on holiday for a week... So this is my job for the 15th when I come back. Not had time to get BBB out and do the calcs, 4 - 5 Person...
  16. M

    Using low voltage lamps and Selv power supplies in domestic livghting

    Hi, I have a ceiling rose which doesn't have an earth wire and I want to connect a light fitting which requires an earth connection. It's not possible to rewire the ceiling rose at the moment so I am considering the possibility of using a low voltage (12 - 85 volt DC) E27 led lamp connected to a...
  17. Christian1981

    Domestic consumer upgrades

    Hi I’m a commercial electrician and don’t do much domestic work and was just looking for some advice on pricing consumer unit upgrades. I’m vat registered and have been told about people charging £495 plus vat for dual rcd board and £795 plus vat for RCBOs
  18. J

    Best first step to remedy bypassed domestic RCD box?

    Moved into 60's semi and had work done to renew kitchen, including new induction hob, cooker etc. 3 qualified electricians came to quote and each mentioned that someone had bypassed one of the RCDs (?) in the main box (Branded GET/Schupa), so that circuits to the right of the attached photo are...
  19. redzero

    Self employed domestic sparks in West Sussex

    First post to say hello. My background is a traditional 4 year apprenticeship in industry 1979-1983, gradually moving off the tools and into management. Jobs with several brand name companies, followed by a jump into self employment as a domestic electrician when Part P came in, in 2005. I...
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