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good evening thought introduce myself, decided to take the plunge and go the college route this September but hopefully not long after start I’d prefer an apprenticeship.
Currently working within FM for a well known brewery company but trades are over 4hr drive away.
I do have a good few hours...
Hi everyone, Im looking for any info on making a Horstmann Electronic 7 able to be connected to a "smart" control - Hive, Nest Tado…anything. Alternatively is there a smart product that would replace the Horstmann to provide this capability.
Just thought I would post an introduction!
I was an electricians mate (slave ) for 5 years before moving into Telecoms with BT. I'm looking to move into CCTV installation to go alongside my dad's electrical firm so thought I'd sign up for advice and to learn!
Managed to avoid the whole forum thing for more years than I want to think about, but I now find myself in need of some venting and healthy unbiased (if that's possible) discussion about the 18th Edition, SPD's, but mostly the complete mess that is digital certification!!! Where's the progress...
My RCD tripped more than once in a single evening.
When I went into my kitchen to investigate my appliances I noticed that my washing machine was left on (in pause mode).
Does anyone think the cause of the tripping could be the washing machine (especially when left turned on)?
Been lurking for a while mainly perusing the business threads as I'm looking to start out on my own next year, sick of working away and want to spend more time with the wife and kids.
Anyway I've worked for a few different companies over my 15 years in this game doing different types...
Came across these forums when I started getting my arse in gear about a decade ago. Im from South Wales, 30 years old, currently working as a CompEx Inspector subbing to a very large utility company. Been working as a Hazardous Area inspector now for about 3 years.
As I used this site a...
About to do some extension and refurb work on the house and looking to fit a smart home system. Builder's sparks will do the mains wiring bits but the other stuff I'll be doing myself as I'm reasonably handy but also a bit OCD which drives tradesmen nuts (sorry!!).
Anyhow, seems like a...
An indentured apprentice, I completed my training as an Electrical Fitter in Coulport on the River Clyde (HM Gov). Although no longer practicing I'm interested in all things Electrical and try to keep current. Thanks for allowing me to join your group.
Just to introduce myself - another newbie here.
At 25 I have just enrolled at my local college to do the evening courses over 3 years (Lvl 1, 2 and 3).
Having spent some time phoning around local electricians in my area, no one seems to want to let me lend a hand for free! Seems like one of...
Just signed up...couple of decades experience behind me, mostly industrial and domestic but I've been away from the industry for the last 5 years...possibly thinking of making a comeback but I think I've forgotten so much it's like starting again lol...anyway, what have I missed in the last 5...
I left the trade ten years ago to pursue a different career, having worked in the industry from 16-25. I managed to achieve my Parts 1 and 2 C+G when BS7671 was 16th edition. Primarily working in domestic and commercial, latterly railway signalling and tunnel lighting on the...
Trainee Electrician/Electricians mate looking for work in Loughborough, Leicestershire area. I am in my second year at Loughborough College. I attend one day a week on a Wednesday evening. I am studying EAL Level 2 and then level 3 next year. I am at Fischer Future Heat but its very long hours...
Good evening everyone.
I finally convinced my company to put me through my 2394 2395. I wanted to take this as an evening course over 6 months however the provider messed me around and the course fell through. I've had to commit to a 4 day intensive with the written exams 8 weeks later and...
I am testing a new build installation of 90 flats all the flats have 1 16a Rcbo when I test the tripping times I get a higher reading at 5x than 1x on all 90 flats they r all wylex can anyone help me on this matter
I was booked onto the 2394 course at my local college. They have cancelled due to lack of numbers.
So I tried two others and they said they will run it when they have enough interest.
Anybody else having these issues? I know training centres do the course but they don't seem to do evening and...
Good evening everyone,
I have always used 18mm ply for new meter/cu boards, but i,ve got some 18 mm MDF left over from another project, can anyone think of a reason not to use this?
Evening all, silly me forgot to make a note of the BS EN number for the 63A Main switch I installed on my recent job. I've been hunting high and low through various catalogues I have at my disposal and it appears that I am fighting a lost battle.
Would anyone have one to hand so that they...
Some of you may be aware that Fiona from REAL has been in contact with us with regard to holding a live Q&A session on the forum.
I've had a chat with her & Dan and they both support the idea as do I.
The format suggested is something along the lines of a 1 hour session where the...
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