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  1. bigspark17

    Smart electric panel heaters

    What makes are people installing? I install haverland ultrarad atm but finding the heater almost impossible to control for users that dont own te property ie holiday lets. Look forward to replies
  2. Gavin John Hyde

    Recommendations for plinth electric heaters

    Got a customer who wants to install some electric plinth heaters under his kitchen cabinets. Had a look and there are many choices... Any body got any recommendations on makes/models etc... looking at max of 2KW one each end of kitchen. Suggestions welcome....
  3. happyhippydad

    Are there any electric vehicle Charge points that can be used with PME?

    I am looking to fit a EVCP in the customers garage. The earthing system is PME although it would not be too hard to change the garage to TT. I have 3 questions. 1. Can the PME be used as long as the EVCP is located in the garage so that the car cannot be charged outside? 2. I believe there...
  4. L

    LED Lights - electric fire - where to get parts

    Hi all. I am trying to repair a wall mounted electric fire ( glass fronted type with pebbles along the bottom ) Fire itself is working, ie heating Ok and the fan works. Problem is the lights which give the flicker effect have stopped working properly, there are three lights which are on...
  5. G

    Electric Fusion Boiler Repair or Replacement

    Hi, I have a 1st floor duplex flat and upstairs in the boiler room is an Electric Fusion Boiler with hot water cylinder tank. The hot water tank is working fine for the water but the boiler / central heating system which is a bit of a beast, (installed in 2006 image attached), is now faulty...
  6. R

    Electric Towel rail in Bathroom connection question

    Hi. I am fitting an electric towel rail in Zone 2 - it is IP55 rated so fine there. The flex coming out of it I have a few options - There is currently a cable going from the consumer unit into the bathroom making its own circuit (used to be for boiler but not used now) I have a couple of...
  7. J

    Electric Car Charging

    Hi i need some info on a few electrick parts for a electric car any help would be so greatfull 1573401889 I have a Peugeot Expert fully electric 3 phase input But the inverted are fluxuant from 200v /400v Then a converter that's 288v input and output of 12v 50a I'm lost help lol
  8. I

    UK Sign off

    I have been asked to get my attic conversion electric tested as a pat tester am I allowed to test and sign off.?
  9. the pict

    Electric vehicles charging course

    Off on the above in early December, I suppose I will find this out on the course,but, is Metrel the only ones doing a testing adapter , or is there a workaround for all testers the 6mA limit I think is going to be the real hurdle , but it looks like between the course, another guide...
  10. K

    24v DC electric roller blind

    Hi everyone, I'm a total novice, so apologies if this all sounds obvious & easy!!! I'm wanting to install a motor to my roller blind & have found a 24v motor kit on amazon. Issue is it only comes with 2 bare wires from motor & needs wiring to plug into a 24v ac adaptor. Tried looking...
  11. D

    Hoping somebody can help my electric has gone to a £1 a hour I’ve gone through a elimination process unplugging things one by one nothing has changed

    My tumble dryer blew up and since then my electric charge has gone to £1 a hour I’ve unplugged everything in my house but to no avail any advice other than seeing a electrician which I’m doing is it possible for the blow up and trip to have caused this electric bill increase
  12. S

    Electric heater disconnected but still makes “click” noise

    I opened the circuit breaker to my 240vac electric heater. It still makes a “click” noise every so often like it’s trying to turn on. No heat come out. There is no thermostat. I’m confused. Help resolving this issue would be greattt.. thanks
  13. spud1

    Electric Vehicle Charging training

    Hi there, I have been offered an opportunity to do some EVC training through my local wholesaler. They are putting on a course run by the NICEIC and Rolec. Its a one day course and although the cost is considerable, included in it is; the NICEIC code of practice book for EV Charging and a Rolec...
  14. R

    Electric blinds wiring

    Dear all, Thank you in advance for your support on my question. I have an electric blind in my daughter´s room, controled via a wall switch ( Btcino ). I ordered a Wi-FI switch and when trying to install it I get this: Current switch is "feed" by three cables coming from the wall ( no more...
  15. linuxthefish

    UK Mechanical plug in timer with electric water cylinder on economy 7?

    I came across a small electric hot water heater under the sink with a moulded plug in my friend's rented flat. He's on economy 7, and wishes to use a mechanical plug in timer to ensure the water is only heated on night rate. The flat is rented so changing the socket to an FCU is out of the...
  16. Andy78

    Electric boilers for flats

    Hi all, looking for some advice from those that may have used these products. A landlord is renovating a building with a large shop on the ground floor and 5no. flats being redeveloped above. As no gas is present they are looking at all electric solutions for the flats. Their first idea was...
  17. R

    Dc electric

    Automotive electrical issue here. I recently replaced the alternator in my truck, and whenever I ground the alternator to the battery the battery shows 0 volts. What could be the issue?
  18. B

    Domestic electric fires

    I recently purchased a Dimplex Yeo 20 electric fire, and I'm trying to find out what type of original bars are fitted. Dimpex went site is very poor so no luck there likewise with Amazon questions when raised after purchase from them. My question is are the Infra-red silicon elements advertised...
  19. J

    Electric heating advice

    Hi folks, A relative of mine has recently brought a small flat and needs some heaters installed. There is no gas supply to the property so electrical heating is the only solution however I am a little out of touch with what's currently available as I moved away from install work some time ago...
  20. A

    UK Electric shower disconnetion

    Good morning everyone! Got a question for you, I'm currently remodelling my bathroom and the electric shower is being removed and a thermostatic shower type mixer tap is replacing it. My question is can i just disconnect the cable going from the shower to the load side of the pull chord isolator...
  21. GBDamo

    Investigated an electric shock today.

    Was called out to a site where an employee has recieved an electric shock when turning on a light. When I isolated and removed the switch the cause was immediately apparent. It was a metal surface box and mettal clad switch, the back box had been drilled through the back for a 20mm conduit...
  22. N

    Potential hazard or not?

    We've had a safety memo sent out to us all today regarding a new type of compressor we are using. In a nutshell, its single phase, ran off a plug top to a rotary isolator on the unit. The L/N/E all go through the isolator, so.. when you switch off the isolator, you're switching the L,N AND E...
  23. Dan

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum :D Post a new thread rather than replying to this thread if you'd like to ask a question in the Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum. :)
  24. Dan

    Advice provided to and sought after with regards to Electric Vehicles in this forum :)

    Advice provided to and sought after with regards to Electric Vehicles in this forum :) Please post a new thread, so the electrical vehicle advice has a thread of its own. Rather than replying to this electrical vehicle advice thread.
  25. vaderag

    UK Electric Towel Rail and regulations

    We're having an electric towel rail installed in bathroom, outside any zones It's just above the stairs with a clear wiring run to under the stairs which we've been using as an access void for various pipes/gas runs etc Electrician is telling me there are regs around where the spur needs to be...
  26. S

    Australia Adjust electric BBQ thermostat

    Is it possible to have an electrician adjust the thermostat ( Probe like a frypan ) on my 2000w electric BBQ? When it is cycling on and off the food stops cooking during the off period making for a very slow cook. I'm happy to have an electrician modify it if that's possible Cheers Sunter
  27. happyhippydad

    Any recommendations for a light weight electric screwdriver?

    I would like a lightweight electric implement for undoing and doing up screws on sockets, switches etc. It's really just for when I am doing EICR's as you take off quite a few faceplates. There are so many options out there that i'm getting a bit snowed under trying to narrow down my search...
  28. J

    High electric bills

    Client in a small 1 bed flat with high electric costs. Cheeky b?£)ard management company
  29. A

    UFH T&E Cable Melting / Heat Damage

    I was tracing some electrical cabling last night and noticed a ~6" section of 2.5 T&E cable that appears to have been subject to heat damage and the plastic has started to melt. It's about 1m away from the CU in the garage and connected to a 32amp MCB. It's a radial circuit that powers a small...
  30. B

    Electric Gate - have it open ready as you arrive

    Hello all - I would really appreciate some advice please. I am conducting the groundworks to install a 6m opening "Hi Motion" sliding cantilever electric gate (9m length in total). I have to commission an electrician to make it all happen but the client has asked for a cabled means to have the...
  31. B

    Electric shower using trunking

    Hi, not done many showers 9.5kw shower, clipped direct, 10mm cable, 40amp MCB no issues the thing I wanted to ask was, there was existing feed too small so new cable all newish tiles so going to run some 25x16mm trunking now do many shower have any knockouts on top? Or will I have to make my own...
  32. O

    Electric meter installation - need access to neighbour's flat

    Hi there I'm new here so apologies if this is the wrong place, My prepayment electric meter screen went blank last week, I was advised this was to do with a power cut, I am currently on supply. I live in a block of flats and the electrician that came out advised that they would need access to...
  33. P

    Domestic New electric supply - ADMDs in kVA - kVA load required

    Hi I'm applying for a new electric supply. UK Power Networks have requested an accurate breakdown of the "required kVA load". ALL ELECTRIC 2 BED FLAT. I have worked out my requirements as below in watts, but am struggling to convert to the "ADMDs in kVA" they require. Lights: 280w Sockets...
  34. B

    Gas or Electric Heating

    Does anyone have knowledge on how the Lifetime cost of gas and electric compare in a domestic application. Almost by default gas central heating is installed assuming that it’s cheaper option.
  35. M

    Intermittent mcb trip electric gate

    Hi, just registered, I qualified in 1973 and and not done much electical work for the past 30 odd years but I obviously have grasp of the theory. I have an intermittent mcb tripping on my electric gate, which I installed. (All electric no hydraulics) The mcb will trip in any weather...
  36. J

    Domestic install 10 electric shower (8.5kw) in one hotel

    Hi i would like to know if is possible to install 10 electric shower (8.5kw) in one hotel if is possible what changes do I have to make to the general electrical distribution board Thank you
  37. B

    Distance between Gas and Electric box caravan site

    Can anyone tell me where to find distance between Gas box and Electric box on caravan site I know it’s 600mm, now on new install someone’s connected the boxes now between the edge of gas to edge of electric box is around 630mm but this isn’t taking in to account a socket which will be plugged in...
  38. C

    Wiring for domestic electric vehicle charging point

    Hi there I’m unsure of what wiring I need to run for an EV charging point and have read that there were new requirements launched in January 2019. Please advise. Thanks
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