1. B

    Sub Mains to a Load Centre in a Domestic Dwelling

    I am a retired electrician doing a home rewire. I'm taking my time because I fell about 3m off a ladder & put both bones through the inside of my right leg. That has slowed things down a lot... My understanding of the AS:3000 regs is that all circuits in a domestic residence must be RCD...
  2. S

    domestic lighting and consumer unit

    Sorry new here, just had an electrician pop round to quote for work, domestic home electrics, uk, worcestershire, when he saw that my downstairs lighting was wired in a ring (ie consumer unit has 2 lives to the RCBO, away and return - sorry not sure on the best terminology) he was unhappy as he...
  3. KungFuTurkeyLeg

    Are you VAT registered

    Hi all, I'm currently VAT registered with 16 people on board and trying to decided whether to set up a separate entity that is not VAT registered to pick up smaller domestic work to fill the gaps between our normal bread and butter work. Extras as such for the lads to earn some extra money...
  4. timhoward

    Domestic supply advice

    I'd appreciate the wisdom of domestic sparks here... End terrace early 20thC house: Supply: I've not seen the likes of this before in a house and had concerns about the apparent single insulation so thought best to call DNO and check, better safe than sorry after all... At first despatch...
  5. W

    What should I be charging as a domestic job?

    Hi guys. It would be really useful to run this past you and get a consensus/input from you for what would be a realistic amount to charge for an upcoming job I've been offered. I've been asked to quote for a private job, and I'm stuck with what to charge. Most of the stock will be supplied and...
  6. M

    Anyone heard of company called Scimark making domestic switches, outlets etc?

    Has anyone heard of company called Scimark making domestic switches, outlets etc? We live in a house built by David Wilson Homes who subcontracted electrical installation to Clarkson Evans. I need to source some replacement 13A 2 gang switched outlets to replace a couple that were originally...
  7. TBarton

    Industrial apprentice looking for domestic work experience

    Hi, I’m an industrial electrical engineer apprentice working at a wastewater treatment plant, I’ve been really enjoying the job which I’ve been doing for two years now. However, when I come out of my apprenticeship I feel like I won’t know anything about domestics such as chasing walls house...
  8. B

    Overhead cables between buildings on domestic property

    Hi all. I've recently bought a bungalow. It currently has a armoured cable between the house and garage which spans less than 1 meter. The height of the cable is 2.3m and directly under this is the side gate to access the back of the property. It's old wiring so will be replaced, but I've had...
  9. D

    Some good news for us Domestic badgers more work incoming
  10. A

    IR testing in domestic dwelling

    Hi all, Testing question for you. I'm currently testing an existing domestic installation. The wiring is about 20-25 years old. We have rewired some of the older circuits and added newer circuits too. During my insulation resistance test, over two-thirds of my results were coming out at...
  11. B

    Buying a new house - is this too much for a domestic supply?

    Evening, I’ve just put an offer on a house without thinking too much of the electrics. It currently has 2 electric showers and an electric oven. If we buy it I’d like 2 x 16A commando sockets installed in the garage so I can run my air compressor (2.2kW) and MIG welder. I calculated that the...
  12. C

    Charging user for socket

    Does anyone know of a way to replace standard 13a double plug sockets with a version that would connect to a user and charge the user’s account? The sockets are in a communal area and could be used for various activities including car charging or vacuuming etc? I’ve seen pubs use a key fob to...
  13. S

    Service cut out 80 meters away from the installation. Is it OK and Cable Size

    Hi All, I have a client who is developing a plot of land for a single house. Currently, their 100 amp service cut-out is in a cubicle fed by overhead cable, however, this is in the way of the build. Rather than having the cubicle moved before the build and then again once the build is...
  14. S

    Economy and business activity for domestic electricians

    Hi Everyone How are self employed people finding business lately? I feel like things have slowed down a bit. I've recently moved though and seasonally maybe things are slower. How do others feel, is business ticking over ok? Cheers.
  15. D

    Domestic electricity Spain: How to replace old ICP switch in consumer unit?

    Hola! I’m in the process of renovating an apartment in Madrid. The consumer unit is fitted with an old 15amp ICP switch. I believe its function is now handled by the smart meter, so it is redundant. As this is limiting the power available to the property I would like to remove it. My...
  16. S

    UK Multiple Domestic Distribution Units - RCD Topology

    Cascaded Distribution Units. Given how cheap populated distribution boards are; i've started to use them for almost every major junction in my home: Domestic Main Distribution Unit >10mm swa > Garage Distribution Unit > 6mm swa >Spa Distribution Unit...
  17. T

    Domestic installations

    Hi everyone I’m new here and wanted to ask a question. I want to do some domestic jobs but are currently not registered with a body. I trained a while back and gained C&G level 2&3 in installation,level 3 domestic installation,17th Ed. My question is can I do minor works, issue certificates and...
  18. UKMeterman

    Electrician Jobs Eicr required Domestic Newport Wales

    I am looking for an Electrician to do an EICR on a small flat in Newport Wales
  19. sythai

    Grade A... fire detection/ domestic property !?

    Hi Guys Recently finished a new build house, 2 levels/ 5 bed. Wired AICO grade D LD2 system throughout. LABC has come to sign off saying needs to be grade A system. Havent got full details, just to chatted to builder (owner of property) on phone. Did only think this was required on a domestic...
  20. T

    Moving from mainly domestic to commercial/industrial

    I’m nearly a qualified electrician and I’m looking to change from mainly domestic jobs to more of the commercial/ industrial side. I’m just wondering how difficult will it be and what type of work should I expect to be doing?


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