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  1. B

    UK Moving CU / meter

    Hi all, I’m having the hall redecorated and am looking to relocate the CU and meter. Currently they are in a cupboard by the front door, but I would like to have this cupboard taken out and have a small cupboard built on the adjacent wall. I know the CU can be moved easily enough by a...
  2. Pete999

    "shock and Awe" the story of electricity

    Worth watching on Catch up TV if you have it BBC4 HD Wed Very enlightening sorry for the Pun, I recommend it, brilliant for young and Old Electricians.
  3. S

    Hi all, my 1st question (re seal on electricity suppliers cut out)

    I need to move my consumer unit (only by 500mm or so) which means new tails. I have no DP isolator between the supplier’s cut out and my consumer unit. I intend cutting the seal on the cut out and pulling the fuse. I will then fit a 100A DP switch to the existing 25mm tails from the cut out...
  4. H

    UK Please advise on connecting electricity from a house to a barn.

    I want to supply power from a let property to a nearby Barn (30 metres away). I will have a meter and separate fuse box in the house to supply the barn, but how can I ensure that the fuse box I fit in the barn will trip before the one in the house, so I don't need to disturb the tenants in case...
  5. 0

    UK RED error code on electricity meter

    Hi all , We have moved in to a flat in which we have lived for 6 years now. We have had a representative coming in to read the meter. We have had some issues with the bills where charges were in range of 300 pounds a month. Service provider said that they will monitor situation. Last months...
  6. M

    Electricity meter error code

    Hello, I have a Landys Gyr E110 electricity meter, it is currently displaying a mesage A 04.07 intermitently and also seems to be recording too high a usage, when I turn everything off in the house it is still recording usage. Anyone know what this mesage means or any other thoughts? Thanks for...
  7. I

    How much electricity will Vauxhall Combo Van engine generate ?

    Hello , I have a Vauxhall Combo Van , if I put a split charger or some other way pull out electricity, how much would it be ? will be in the range of 4KW ? I want to run a coffee machine on the van. Any help is great, Thanks
  8. GBDamo

    When the electricity god smile down

    Doing some EICR remedials and some blessed things happened today. 1, One of the EICR faults was an IR dead short on a lighting circuit on a 30m corridor. Looked in the first light fitting and found a feed in, switch drop, a loop out and another unknown cable. Followed the unknown all the way...
  9. SleepyW

    Electricity to Shed

    Hi, sorry I’m posting in the DIY forum when I don’t actually want to do this myself, in fact I don’t even want to dig the trench myself, I can’t due to disability, only this seems to be the most relevant place! Basically I want to hire someone early next year to do the job for me but I have no...
  10. N

    Is it possible to generate electricity from these 2 motors?

    Hi there, i found some old Motors in my barn and im not sure for what they have been used for. I was wondering if it was possible to generate electricty that i can store in some energy storages (which i will buy if worth it) they both have an written text on it that says 230v 50hz idk if this...
  11. P

    Solar Panels Does the home consume solar produced electricity that doesn't reach the meters?

    I have been trying to reconcile our electric bill with the Enphase production and consumption reports. I don't believe we have any kind of battery. There seems to be much higher production/consumption numbers on the reports that my bill and meters can't account for. The installer says that my...
  12. P

    Electricity to garage

    Hi, can anyone advise me what it takes to have an electricity main run to my garage and who I should approach? I own a garage in a complex of garages and would like electricity to be run to it, but my property is no where near to the garage, so I cannot take a feed from anywhere. So I am after...
  13. A

    Combine electricity outputs

    Hey, If I want to connect several electricity outputs to eachother, meaning for example 2 electricity plugs, 2 USB, 1 QI wireless charger and 1 USB-C, what do I need to do that? The requirement is that there should only be one cable going from this device to the electricity plug in the wall...
  14. gijno

    Domestic 415v electricity box outside of my flat

    Hello, I live in a building of flats. On my floor there is one 415v electricity box (here the pic: SAVE-20190801-194948 - I'm wondering if it is dangerous, mainly from a health point of view. Can it cause headaches or any other discomfort? Thanks.
  15. M

    People who should not be left anywhere near electricity......

    Im an electrician in a factory. This morning a Labourer ran over a 32A 3 phase trailing socket with a genie!! Then picks up the cable with now 5 cores sticking out and no socket, shouts Might need your help. At which point I shout at him to put the cable down, as I may be still live, so he...
  16. B

    Commercial Wet hands and electricity

    Just came across this on a clients premises in a W/C. Surely this cannot be legal?
  17. S

    How much electricity does a camper use

    I live in Memphis,TN. My son has a 2016 32 ft bumper pull camper that he lives in full time and it's hooked up to a dedicated 30 amp circuit at my house. The camper is not under any shade. It is full equipped and has a 6 gallon electric water heater and a 13500 btu air conditioner. He also has a...
  18. N

    Testing Electricity Meters

    I have been asked by the owner of a caravan site to go round and check all the meters onsite to make sure they are working properly. Has anybody been asked to do this before? What is the best way to test them? I was thinking to plug something in which has a big load and watch the numbers going...
  19. M

    Electricity meters E10 to E7

    Hi all, please help ! Sorry if posted in the wrong section but I am new to this forum....At the moment we are on an economy 10 complex meter that has two MPAN numbers for our electricity, what I would like to know is how hard would it be to change over to an economy 7 meter . I have been told we...
  20. M

    Understanding the electricity supply to my house (pole, underground cable, meter box, etc...)

    Partly cos I like to know everything... Partly because I'm a geek... And partly because we're going to have some electrical work done on the house which has made me curious.... I'd like to know more about the feed to my house... The power lines come to us through the garden and reach a pole...
  21. S

    Save 50% on your electricity bill...?

    Just seen this device being advertised... www . powerfactorsaver . com What do you think to it? Could it work?
  22. darkwood

    What is electricity ?

    Just for my own curiosity I was wondering what members actually think electricity is and how does it flow etc... I was a little bored and decided to clock some educational youtube videos on the basics but I'm just dumbfounded how much misinformation is out there and this is the same stuff...
  23. B

    Industrial what is electricity rating for

    Hello I have seen electricity meter that show rating of 5-30Amp why it is not less than <5Amp
  24. M

    Electricity Meter Certification

    Hi, First time poster, not sure if this post is in the correct section? I am trying to sort out a meter for a friend who has an equestrian business. He has an old three phase supply but no three phase equipment. EON are metering an average of 80kwh per day which I am disputing. The meter is...
  25. P

    FCUs - Electricity needed for 2 Digital showers

    i have recently had one bathroom redone. A spur was taken from a plug in the airing cupboard and put into a switched FCU with a 3 amp fuse as per Mira digital installation. The second bathroom is now being done with another same digital shower next door to the other one. I am assuming I cannot...
  26. A

    Getting Electricity in Garage

    Hi there I am new to this forum, so apologies for my simplicity! I live in a flat and would like to have electricity in my garage. The garage isnt directly adjacent to my flat (its a couple flats along). Inside the garage there is some wiring, lights, mains plugs etc, but they havent worked...
  27. littlespark

    "Electricity - Thats witchcraft!"

    I like little jobs like this. Old school friend texts me, "could you fit a couple of metal switches for me please" He's quite handy with DIY, and old cars, but says himself he's no electrician. "Its witchcraft!" Good to see a do-it-yourself-er NOT attempting electrical work when they're not...
  28. C

    What is a cycle 6 electricity meter/ supply

    Switched energy supplier to SSE a while ago and have chased for a smart meter to be installed. They say they cannot fit one as my current meter (and old first utility smart meter) is a cycle 6 and their meters wont work with it as its too powerful (or the supply is too powerful). I have never...
  29. sparky1508

    Investigation on massive electricity bills

    Hi all, This morning I visited a new client who needs me to find out why there bills are so high. At the moment I can only give a quick rundown of the installation as it was just a general chit chat about the issue. I will be going back to do some proper investigation in a week or so. This is an...
  30. J

    Good evening electricians forums from Norfolk

    Hi, I'm James a Gas Safe engineer from Norfolk,I'm joining this forum with a view to enhancing my very average at best electrical knowledge. Cheers
  31. M

    Intermittent electricity loss

    Hi, Looking for some ideas of what is going on with our electricity. We had a carpenter who managed to drill into a mains cable (house was fully rewired only 2 months ago). He got an electrician out who crimped the broken wire in the wall . however, we are keeping on experiencing intermittent...
  32. K

    Domestic Why is rubber a good insulator?

    Good night/evening/afternoon/morning, forum members. I was wondering what makes rubber a good insulator. I understand less dense materials make better insulators, as insulators absorb/trap heat. But I want to know why rubber is a good insulator. For example, wood makes a good insulator due to...
  33. S

    Memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 2016-09-18

    Memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  34. S

    Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 2016-09-18

    Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  35. C

    Battery Battery Storage & Metered Export

    Evening all Ted kindly posted this link on another thread; In it, there is reference to battery storage and export metering as follows; 4.31. If the configuration of the...
  36. F

    Advice re underfloor heating systems appreciated.

    Hello everyone, I'm about to start a self build of a 3 bedroom dormer bungalow on Anglesey. The house will be heated entirely by electricity and a couple of woodburners, using PV panels to generate some electricity as well. I am looking at underfloor heating and would appreciate any views on...
  37. D

    Smart Meters and Solar PV

    Hi All I have checked previous threads which are now out of date and have not come up with a definitive answer so I hope you dont mind me starting a new thread about this. My FIT is paid by SWALEC and my electricity is supplied by Eon. Eon now want to fit a smart meter but I am concerned that it...
  38. N

    G59 relay

    Good afternoon gents, just wondering if someone could explain to me the need of a G59 relay when using a back up generator. I kind of understand how a G59 relay works, that it open circuits the switch that operates the generator to prevent it sending electricity out to the grid. Also, it is to...
  39. moose

    Domestic DNO Fine or Jail.

    We all say, the fairies came and pull the fuses, so ive been told, Cough Cough, but what is the actual offense for this as say an employer insists on doing this and you do keep reminding him about the errors of there ways, (Do it or you are sacked, Ive got 12 kids to feed so you have to, lol)...
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