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  1. Lister1987

    At a difficult crossroads and don't know what to do.

    Long story short; My employer is starting proceedings to get rid of me as my current 15hr contract (reduced from 37.5 as a reasonable adjustment to help my attendance levels - high levels of sickness absence due to back pain) is going to be removed and hours reinstated. Obviously this is going...
  2. BruvDunk

    UK Constantly explaining why you don't do private work..

    Anyone else get fed up of explaining to friends & family why they cant do private work for them... No other trades have to jump through as many hoops Almost thought about paying a (part P) scheme to register work even though I am full time in Industrial Electrical work.
  3. Dan

    Why we don't allow logging in with connected accounts (Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc)

    Some years ago when Facebook launched they were not so bad. As time went on, they joined the older crew (Yahoo and Google - And MSN, now Bing or whatever they're going by on their 4th or 5th attempt of being search engine and / or profile system) in allowing website owners to use their already...
  4. Pete999

    Go on Laugh I don't care

    Hi All as per the title, I would like to write a Thesis on or about the onset of short, fast track "How to be an Electrician" courses. I'm not sure as to how it all started, I believe that some important MP or similar's relations got injured whilst working at home, which prompted an...
  5. D

    Rewiring - Some questions, don't want to get done again...

    Hi, after having a somewhat bad experience with a previous sparky and having to get the work fixed I'm after some advice with regards to some additional work I'd like done. I don't want to have similar issues. I'm not an electrician, I can wire a dash-cam and that is as far as I want to go, that...
  6. Pete999

    General Practitioners Receptionistsm don't you just love em?

    Got a problem with my right eye, like someone has chucked a bag of sand in my face, so goes to book an appointment, receptionist asks me what the problem is, tell her and the answer was best if you try some over the counter remedies first, so looking at all the deadbeats sitting in the waiting...
  7. GBDamo

    Don't know why but got to thinking on the way home.

    With the advent of PV feed in, how do DNO guys safely isolate? Did they ever? Have they always worked live or do they now have to work under the assumption that everything is live?
  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. S

    Don't you just love helping

    out a neighbour to repair a puncture on their Range Rover and they ask you would you like this, oooh I wouldn't say no, hardly used.
  10. Automation ATO

    I don't quite understand the brushless motor parameters

    ITEM Qunt SERVO MOTOR 3 PHASE BRUSHLESS 2 IFT 6034-4AK 71 – 3AA1 EN 60034,NO YF P 921 6207 01 003 H CE Mo 1.65/2.0NM IO= 2.15/2.6A 60/100K MN= 1.4NM ŋN = 6000/MINT UIN-300 VY IM B5 IP-65 TH...
  11. Zdb

    Don't suppose these exist?

    Need to install a load of outdoor sockets to be used for Air-Con equipment (vac pumps etc) local to some condensers. Anyway I was just wondering if there is such a thing as an IP rated 3 position rotary switch? The idea is that the normal rotary isolator could power the condenser in position...
  12. buzzlightyear

    Don't you love customers forget you priced up a job

    Gets a call form a customer asking can you give a price for some put out side lighting, whats the address and your name .so the customer tells me ,ok will give you a time and a date to have a look, wait a minute been their before pricing up a cctv systems,gave him a price ,he said at the time...
  13. SparkyChick

    Extractor fans that don't need a fuse

    Hi all, I've been trying to find fans that don't require fusing down according to the instructions. Can anyone recommend any please? These are just replacements and I'm trying to keep the cost down for the customer so if I can avoid extra work to install fuses etc. I'd like to. Thanks SC
  14. buzzlightyear

    don't go into the water

    I have been on holiday and just got back .weather ok .water cold . so I decided to take a dip in the sea for a nice long swim .but I did not take me snorkelling gear with me this time .having been for the swim I decided to si t on the beach to warm up like a bloody seal ,and watch the locals...
  15. Ash_C

    Don't worry about this little guy

    Introducing myself, Ashley from Eastbourne hoping to transition back to the tools after a minor intermission in medical engineering. Hopeful to gain some of your knowledge and wisdom. Cheers
  16. ipf

    Don't you just love these specialised engineers.

    A bit of a problem with a 4 post car lift yesterday. I was in last week and tested it, two 20amp cartridge fuses blown, motor winding shot at. The machine needs no limit switch control, as it's done mechanically via an interlock, automatically operating a start button via a hand lever with...
  17. D


    Hi guys, bit of advice needed. I currently work in an electrical engineering factory building high voltage switchgear. I am a qualified electrician but have been out of contracting for 6/7 years now. I have been given an opportunity to set up an electrical arm to a building company. Keen as I...
  18. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Can't sleep, don't take sleeping pill.

    Just watch this bloke for 5 minutes guaranteed to send you off, Trainees beware.
  19. Pete999

    Homeserve, don't laugh are they getting better?

    Over the last couple of weeks I have had some bother with a leaking Kitchen tap, not a cheap one, quite expensive to be honest. Any way the Guy who installed it for me is very elusive, annoying to be honest, promised to replace it under guarantee etc, just ignored all my calls and texts, so much...
  20. S

    EICR codes when RECENT works don't comply!?

    Just carried out an EICR on a standard semi which has had some work done in 2015-16. The works included connecting an outbuilding to the rear of the house to create a hall, WC and utility room. The Kitchen was also replaced, new cooker and shower circuits installed. The 1 sockets circuit does...
  21. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Why don't we have something like this in the UK?

    Or is that to much to ask?
  22. Lip.82

    Some people just don't appreciate the lengths you go to

    Anyone else been in this situation, if so how did you handle it? Get called out to someone who has a living room light that isn't working. Turn up on time, put boot covers on, dust sheet down, I'm polite, the light fitting is class 1 (and also faulty) getting power to it but not working. The...
  23. O

    You don't see much of this these days ...

    It was under the floor of a 1930's house Doesn't look to bad for its age!
  24. S

    Don't go to Dubai if you are a sparkz

    Brit sentenced to a month in jail in Dubai for drinking | Daily Mail Online - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4969890/Brit-sentenced-month-jail-Dubai-drinking.html
  25. telectrix

    Why Don't Women??????????

    Q. Why don't women fart as much as men? A. Because they can't keep their mouths shut for long enough to build up the pressure. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
  26. G

    New Electrican don't like working away, good company, is the agency any better.

    My dad keeps saying that the grass is not always greener on the other side, was considering quitting the good company & moving back home & go on the agency, & have a life where I can attend night school and be around family. What is the agency like? is it worth it. & how would I get the best...
  27. T

    Don't worry an Electrician fitted these, no cert, no VAT!

    Ho hum, on my travels today asked to inspect (cursory!) state of wiring. Love the sink with induction hob. The thermal damage and exposed singles behind the oven and floppy sockets a treat to behold. Just a little light entertainment. Now...I know I need a course in photography but you can see...
  28. T

    Ever tried using Eterna emergency pack module ? Don't if you can avoid it

    A more unholy jumble of wires and system of in-line emergency pack I have yet to see. Very dissapointed with the product. But it does work I suppose. Initially I thought wtf is this? but pause for thought and it all became clear but very inelegant solution. And the LED is supposed to be placed...
  29. T

    Culina track lighting, anybody used it? From LEDHUT

    I recieved Culina track lighting today and don't feel it is safe to install. I have shown the manufacturers instructions with a detail from the page which seems to only refer to the track lighting. Not the light fittings that I ordered. As you can see from pics the bulb holder is floating around...
  30. Andy-1960

    Socket outlets with built in USB

    Not a great fan of these for the reasons mentioned in the video, but what this guy highlights regarding the earth is more than a bit worrying. The video goes on a bit but just a warning that these things are on the market!
  31. S

    Milwaukee drill finally let me down. Looking at hilti instead

    hello all. My Milwaukee drill has finally let me down and I must say the quality on my newer Milwaukee 12v drills are not the same I believe. Im tempted to look at hilti sfc -22a drill. Hilti are based 5 minutes away from me and I've rated them since I've been working but I finally now have a...
  32. gazdkw82

    quoting for work

    i'm intrigued, what's your chosen way to quote for a job? Im looking at setting up on my own in the distant future and this is one of the things that im not really sure about. Do you have a add on a certain % for parts and then an hourly rate? Set price for specific jobs (sockets - £30 each...
  33. M

    Resistance per meter of armour

    I know it's late and the lap dances are still open , so i will wait till tomorrow for any replies . Does anyone have resistance per meter tables for steel armour 90degree thermosetting ,can't find it anywhere . Ta
  34. EMMEC


    Guys . iv got an upset situation. My sister in law lives at deep north and she ordered an EICR for her small flat. there was to far me, and she was very hurry so ,she ordered an company " APPROVED BY ......" to do this task.. just to be sure if everything is ok, I asked her for an email with...
  35. J

    Laser level

    whats the best laser level to get ?
  36. N

    Do any sparks do underfloor heating?

    Just had a call to give someone a quote for dry underfloor heating which I declined as I haven't done it before and I'm sure it's within my capability to do it but I wouldn't quote for something I have no experience of. Just curious if other electricians do dry underfloor heating?
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