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    18th Edition Formula Questions - Any Genuine Examples

    Hi, Firstly, sorry if this post is in the wrong sub-forum group; if it is please advise where to place this thread. I've been studying for the 18th Ed. Regs course via XS Training and all is going really well. The only problem is that I've noticed all their practice material/questions haven't...
  2. J

    in service inspection and testing 5th edition

    Does anyone know off hand when the 5th edition is supposed to come out, with the lockdown I can't get an official response. The draft "in service inspection and testing 5th edition" was out late last year for comments, and as I haven't got a copy of that, I don't have the timescales that were...
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    18th edition needed

    Hi, Has any fellow trainees recently applied for JIB regrading after completing their NVQ. Tried claiming my card yesterday, but the ecs website is moaning about me not having the 18th, yet some of our apprentices have claimed their card without the 18th. I knew that new gold card applicants...
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    Advise on 3 day 18th edition course

    Hello. First post to forum so hi all. I have just finished my 2365 l2 and am looking at doing some domestic stuff whilst studying for my l3 and nvq. I have spoken to NICEIC who advised I need to do my 18th edition at which point with my l2 I can register as a Domestic Installer on their scheme...
  5. bigash

    18th Edition tester or not?

    I’m looking to get registered with the compétant persons scheme. I’m looking at testers and wondering if it’s worth the extra money to get a tester that tests b type RCDs. would the scheme pénalise me for not having an 18th fully compliant tester? wondering on what people’s views are.
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    18th edition RCD max disconnection times!!

    Hi all. I am seeing different figures here all over the net, table3a (p363) states a 30ma RCD has a trip time of 300ms max. So at 5x is the maximum 60ms? I seem to recall 200ms and 40ms for a 30ma and these are the figures I am seeing over the net... Please I just want the correct figures for...
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    18th edition for gas engineer

    Hi, Newbie on here so be gentle! So I’m a commercial gas engineer with over 20 years experience, so know my way around control panels etc and work on the electrical side on a daily basis, but have no formal training in electrics at all (don’t actually know how this is allowed!) anyway I am...
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    Where to do my 18th edition!

    So I've recently finished my level 3 and I've been having a good look online at the online course and the 3 day course from mainly two providers (tradeskills4u & niceic) but its bloody £400+!!!! I've been on YouTube watching alot of sparkyninjas walkthrough of the book and wondering why not just...
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    18th Edition Course - Pass

    Has anyone went on the course ran by PASS ? They are running the course local to me at a suitable date but was just wanting some feedback on them before I book.
  10. B

    Cable entry regs for Consumer Unit (18th edition)?

    We are about to install a Hager VML114 (14way, 100A switch disconnector incomer) and intend to populate with RCBOs. My understanding under 18th edition regs is that we need IP2X rating on the bottom of the Consumer Unit (prevent touch by fingers i.e. no gaps more than 1.25cm). We had been...
  11. S

    Wiring Regs 18 edition

    Hi Guys and Girls currently studying level 3 in college just want to know once I complete my NVQ and Am2 will I get the gold card or do I need to complete wiring regs aswell as I plan on moving to another country
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    UK 18th edition Exam layout

    Hi all. Currently awaiting to sit the 18th edition exam however I am doing the Exam Only as opposed to the course & exam. Could anyone tell me if the layout of exam includes the part of the book beside the question? I've included two pictures of the same question for reference, is the...
  13. F

    18th Edition Contractor Needed

    We are looking for some reliable sub contractors in the Gerrards Cross area to help out our busy company. Own van and tools necessary. Good day rate. Contact David - 07526 705075
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    18th Edition Training

    Hi all, I'm looking for someone to do my 18th edition course with. Anyone got any suggestions? I'm located in Glasgow. Have seen this place advertising, but not sure if anyone has used them? 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 3 Day Update | Skills Training Group -...
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    18th edition surgeprotection consumer unit

    I have recently been told that on new builds you must put in a surge protected consumer unit? How is this achieved? also has anyone put one in before?
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    Electrician provided 17th Edition EICR and says its ok

    He used AMTECH software to produce and said it's ok - the authorities will accept it. Makes no sense to me. Please advise.
  17. S

    Are 30mA split load consumer units non compliant under 18th edition

    Hi All, Just wanted to see what peoples opinion is is installing a 30ma Split load board compliant/ non compliant under the 18th Edition or you have to use RCBO's for each final circuit? BS7671:2018, Page 155 regulation 531.3.5.2 is a note which says on TN systems which states " Exept where...
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    UK Do I need to change to an 18th edition board when rewiring a house?

    Hi We are having a complete rewire of our house and also new wiring to the two-story extension that is being built. The Sparky has said we need to change our board to a metal cased 18th edition board. Our board is only 7 years old and has plenty of headroom for adding more devices. See...
  19. Robin Forsyth

    FuseBox 18th Edition Solutions

    Blatant advertising removed.
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    18th edition surge protection

    Hi, School premisses officer here, wanting some advice. Each year we have to have a fixed wiring test on the 6 circuits 3 lighting, 3 power on our swimming pool area. Fed from a 3 phase board. I follow the regs a bit and have a keen interest Due to budgeting I wanted to know if when we get...
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    18th edition wiring regulations update exam in Worcestershire wanted

    Does anyone know where I can book the 18th edition wiring regulations update exam. I live in Worcestershire, I want to just sit the exam, I do not need a course as I only passed the 17th edition last year.
  22. Lister1987

    Wanted Looking for a copy of Electrician's Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems - Electrical Regulations (2nd Edition) - ISBN:9781849197632

    I'm after a copy of this book but everywhere i'm looking I can't find a single copy (new) and am seeing listings for £200+ for used copies. I understand it's a discontinued book and that the publication of the 3rd Edition has been pushed back to 2020 due to Grenfell Tower tragedy, which is...
  23. Ashley-Joseph

    18th Edition

    I have got my test on the 27th for the 18th edition I am struggling a bit to study the book is there any tips and tricks I should know ?
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    IET 18th Edition Regs Book - Best Place to Buy (price-wise)

    Hi, Can anyone recommend any decent places to buy the IEC 18th Edition Regs book online? There's the usual places like Waterstones, but its pretty pricey. Has anyone found any 'gems' out there to purchase the book from for a reasonable price? Thanks!
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    14th Edition Regs Book

    Hi, I am new to this forum and hoping for some advice. Does anyone know if it's possible to get your hands on an old regs book, 14th edition prior to metric conversion. Maybe a PDF download somewhere if a physical copy is out of the question. I work for a large organisation doing condition...
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    Edition 18 garage cu

    Hi I’m after a bit of advice please. I recently had an old asbestos garage taken down and have replaced it with a brick structure inc a study done in line with building regs. I was going to reuse the old (fairly modern) board which was run from main cu with rcd but no rcd on garage board so I...
  27. Spoon

    18th Edition Results

    So I presume lots of people here have done the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018. I have logged into the City & Guild site to see my cert. All it tells me is that I have it. My questions are: Is it possible to have a PDF of the cert with your name on...
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    18th Edition Regs, Onsite Guide & GN3

    Hi, not sure if I'm allowed to do this but I'm giving up the trade as I'm sick to the gut with crooked employers. I bought the 18th edition Regs, Onsite Guide and g.n.3 from the NICEIC over a months ago for £144, can't return them as it's over 30 days, I'm going back into the automotive...
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    Domestic SPD requirements under 18th edition.

    Hi all, I haven't done domestics for a while and have been asked to install an 18th edition CCU to a small terraced house ( 2 floors Ground and first). I been told that I need to install a SPD? Can someone confirm this is the case and are there any exceptions. Haven't done my 18th but will be...
  30. J

    Which course to refresh for 16th Edition City and Guilds 236 parts i and ii

    I originally passed my City and Guilds 236 Electrical Installations parts i and ii courses, along with working 4 years for an NICEIC registered company back in 1994. In 2000 I started to work in the Fire and Security Industry, and since 2013 I have been in Rail and Telecoms, as a design /systems...
  31. J

    18 th Edition questions

    There are two questions that Ive been unable to locate in the regs book; 1. If the line conductor is 10mm2, the min size of of an associated Surge Protection Device connection conductor is? 2. A 230 V 30 A radial circuit is protected by a BS 3036 device. If the value of earth loop impedance...
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    18th edition cut off date

    Hi all. Regarding the 18th edition; what’s the cut off date for getting it done. Seem to remember someone saying July.
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    Any advice for 18th edition course and exam

    Hi everyone, I am trying to get 18th edition certificate and booked a 3 days course and ordered the blue book. Once the book arrive us, I will start to study and my course will start on 1st July. I am new in England. Before I came to England, I worked 5 years in Turkey and 6 months in Italy as...
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    18th edition consumer unit

    Hey all, I have just finished a rewire of a 1 bed house and just have the board left to install. I am a qualified sparky but now work as a project manger so haven’t carried out much domestic work in the last couple of years. I know that the requirements for installing consumer units has now...
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    18th edition Course.

    hi I’ve got my 18th edition course next week, just wondered if there were any past papers floating around or if there are example questions? Just been a while since I’ve been in the classroom so wanted to try and prepare. Thanks
  36. S

    18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced

    Good morning does anyone know about anything in the 18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced? i had a customer ask me about it this morning. Many thanks Simon
  37. Bob Geldoff1234

    Sat the 18th Edition exam today

    Well sat the 18th today and passed top of my class(8 people) with 90% so I'm happy with that:).Most people on my course got between 70-80%.One lad only got 60%:( I did find the 18th exam harder than the 17th in which way the questions were worded.Also there seemed to be trick questions put in...
  38. M

    Advice needed On 18th edition boards. When do fit SPD boards?

    I’m An NICEIC DI. I haven’t got around to doing my 18th yet and I haven’t got the new literature. How do you determine if you need to fit an SPD board. Should I start fitting these on all my jobs now?
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    18th edition online course

    Hey guys Currently looking to do my 18th is edition but due to work and having time off I think I’m going to go down the online course route. Which course did you guys choose if you went down the online route ? Thanks
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    Trunking in house (18th edition)

    I admit to not taking too much notice of the 18th edition changes as I only took my 18th exam last week (no excuses I am not a good spark like most on here). I have a flat to do that needs the lighting circuit rewired, but being the ceilings are like concrete and the owners don't want major...
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