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  1. D

    Fire alarm loop test

    How to perform this test and it's resulted meaning
  2. A

    fire rated LED light covers

    Am hoping you can help Following an integral garage conversion, I am after a couple of fire hoods to cover some LED ceiling spotlights. The lights are in a plaster boarded ceiling which has a garage roof void above (the room is part of an integral garage conversion). Lights are around 150mm dia...
  3. N

    Grade D fire detection system annual certs?

    HMO property wants an annual periodic inspection cert for a grade D mains linked smoke alarm system. Far as I'm aware only installation and commisioning grade D fire detection system certs exists, and it's not actually recommended to give out annual periodics for these grade D smokes? Wiring...
  4. B

    Which fire rated downlighters?

    Evening, Feeling really confused about fire rated downlighters. We need 26 for our extension which is part flat ceiling and part vaulted ceiling. It's a kitchen/diner/family room. Have received opposing advice. Builder says just use Screwfix LAP fixed integral LED downlights. One electrician...
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    2nd Fix Fire installation Alton Hampshire

    Require 2 2nd fix installers for fire & security. Alton Leisure. GU34
  6. J

    L1 Smoke alarm / Fire alarm system

    Can anyone tell me - is there a difference between an L1 fire alarm system and an L1 smoke alarm system?
  7. S

    Fire alarm installation

    Thinking of branching out into fire alarm systems as Iv been doing a lot of HMOs and Iv been having a contractor in to undertake this. What qualifications do I need to add this to my portfolio
  8. Charlie_

    Fire destroys flats in Barking.

    Fortunately, all safely evacuated. Anybody done any work in these flats? Or got any juicy gossip?
  9. J

    Fire proof clips / cleats for SWA

    I need to do a horizontal run of SWA in a garage, first time doing it to 18th. Any suggestions / recommendations for fireproof clips for SWA?
  10. L

    Domestic New NHBC guidance for fire rated downlights / hoods

    For many years the market for fire rated downlights has been highly confusing with many manufacturers making claims but not always having the technical data to back up these claims. The NHBC has just launched new guidance to cover the use of fire rated downlights which makes it very clear that...
  11. S

    Fire alarm fault zone advice

    Hi guys, I haven't done much in the past with fire alarms but am starting to get more work leads with them so it is something I want to get into. Does anybody have a fire alarm zone fault checklist they wouldn't mind sharing please and what are the most common FA panel keys? By the looks of...
  12. DT1991

    Can anyone help with a fire alarm query.

    Can anyone assist me in finding out if all cables involved with a fire alarm system must be FP or similar. By fire alarm I mean sounders, call points, door holders etc. Thanks.
  13. J

    consumer unit smoking

    Here is a picture of the garage type cu that connects my 15kW solar to the main fuse. The brown wire was too short so two pieces were joined with a choc block. My electrician suggested that the chock block screws were too loose & caused the smouldering. He has replaced all the wires & in doing...
  14. Gary Tollison

    Kitchen ceiling lights fire rating

    greetings :) Was curious about the ceiling lights in the kitchen if they were fire rated or not. Google was no help with model info. There’s an F in a triangle symbol on the side, but I don’t know if that means anything. Any ideas? Thanks, Gary
  15. N

    Smoke alarm or fire alarm?

    Regs seem a bit confusing on this, but landlord is converting a house to HMO. 10 en suites, plus ground floor kitchen, all on just 2 floors (just ground and first floor). I know fire alarms if there are 3 floors. But with this many rooms, even though it's only 2 floors, is he breaking any...
  16. gazdkw82

    Fire detector options

    The fire alarm in the hallway is to sensitive when cooking. It's old and needs changing anyway. It's a mains voltage smoke alarm. I plan to replace it
  17. B

    Distance fire call point to light switch

    Hello, I need to add a switch for an outside light. The obvious place is near the back door but that is where the fire call point will go. Is there a minimum distance in any regualtions between the two? E.g. to prevent someone from accidentally pressing the call point while trying to press...
  18. littlespark

    Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

    Dodgy wiring, or plumber with a blow torch Discuss:
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    Commercial Fire sealing a hole temporarily

    Hi all, putting a hole through a wall soon for some data. Thing is, there's a chance there'll be more data to go through in the future (could be years away though). I wanted to put a big hole through the wall but then thought it's pointless as I'd need to fire seal it anyway. Anyone got a...
  20. gazdkw82

    Fire alarm detectors-lighting

    I'm getting rid of the 2 fire alarm detectors and putting some new mains powered ones. I'm going to take it off the light fitting in the living room and landing. How's best to do this on a plastered ceiling? Work around the joists and get a t+e through? Might seem an easy question but I've...
  21. Gavin John Hyde

    interesting electrical fire in Yate nr Bristol

    Just read an interesting albeit brief story on a fire in Bristol. Looks as if the DNO cut out caught fire. its rare for a cut out to go up,more likely a loose wire on one of the tails to or from meter. looking at the images the incoming supply has been cut back and nothing is left. i like the...
  22. Thomas Connolly

    Fire Angel Heat and Smokes

    Hi Guys, Looking at wireless heat and smoke detectors that can be interlinked. Fire Angel do a range of these. Just want to know, are these ok seeing as they're wireless? Do heat/smokes have to be hard wired? Or will these wireless ones that can be linked be ok? Thanks T
  23. B

    SOS/ fire alarm help

    Could anyone help me wire this, have 17v to 60v sos light and beacon so have power supply feed this and I need to wire this micro switch so when the door opens the light and beacon come on? Thanks
  24. B

    Fire alarm Sounder wiring

    Hi got fire alarm sounder beacon, call point and micro switch for when the door opens to wire, Wire 2 core straight to call point this will be connection 1 for perm and connection 3 for load with neutrals in a wago then to beacon this has 4 terminals T1 is beacon negative supply T2 is sounder...
  25. O

    Fire alarm engineer insurance queries

    Hi there unsure where to ask so i have joined this forum hoping someone will know. I am currently employed by a large firm as a fire alarm engineer for the past 10 years mainly service and small works including emergency light service. I have completed many courses over the years and am Bafe...
  26. I

    Emergency light & fire alarm testing

    Hi all, I occasionally being asked to do fire alarm testing and emergency lighting testing. I work mainly on domestic installs but wondering what sort of qualification/competency you must have in order to carry those tasks. And is it any specific schemes like NIC/NAPIT does have to be involved...
  27. S

    commisioning fire alarm

    hi guys, installed a fire alarm system today at a property that contains 3 self contained flats. I had EU fire alarm company out to go through the specification detailed by the council so we could design something that would be compliant with not only there spec but also bs 5839, now we have...
  28. Doomed

    Fire alarm what is this?

    Called to a hotel where the spark doing a refit took down something and then said that he had no idea what it was so they better call someone else. I then got called in and I have no idea what it is, apsrt from its the end of line on the fire alrm circuit.
  29. Ian Howe

    Plug on electric fire

    I've replaced a gas fire with an inset electric fire, would you recommend connecting it to a fused spur or is it ok to just plug it in. If I was to plug it in the cable would have to come from under the floor and through the skirting, so thinking that's not allowed. Thanks for any advise.
  30. R

    Joining wall between 2 flats, sockets and fire prevention

    On site today and heard the carpenter tell the site manager that all the sockets and switches on the joining wall (flat opposite side) will need to have fire prevention boxes built aroud them. The site manager is having trimber supports added for the sockets and told him there is fire...
  31. M

    Fire rated clips - any suggestions?

    Hi. Could anyone advise on the types of fixings / clips they are using to comply with: Wiring systems shall be supported such that they will not be liable to premature collapse in the event of a fire’ (clause 521.10.202). If, for example, there were a couple of runs of twin and earth above an...
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    Fike Twinflex pro fire alarm install

    Hello have few questions first can i even do this i am looking to install a Fike twinflex pro fire alarm system in my home i have gotten the ok from my housing association to do this but am i allowed to do this by law i have been looking into it and have seen most systems need design plans...
  33. captaincaveman

    Fire rated downlight - How to tell?

    Doing an EICR today, in a multi occupied house, I was chatting to the landlord advising him to get fire rated downlights in the celar bedroom thinking the existing ones weren't such. I then showed him in the toolstation catalogue options for them - to come across one new fitting which doesn't...
  34. C

    Fire Alarm annual check

    Hi, I have a customer who is wanting an annual fire alarm inspection on a small commercial premises. Is there a specific certificate/form I can use that I could get online?
  35. M

    Fire rated back box advice

    Hi all, I was wondering what some of you recommend with regards fire rated back boxes. this is an install in my own home and want the best option available (cost not been an issue) scenario : timber frame house semi detatched and currently no outlets on party wall (double boarded) I will be...
  36. K

    Downlighters Fire Retadent

    Hi About 8 years ago we had 5 G9 LED recessed down lighters fitted on the hall and stairs. I don't think in those days that they were fire retardant as I don't think that they needed to be. However, we are about to have a electrical safety test as we have put our house up for sale. My question...
  37. T

    Wire from the blender caught fire, fuses tripped

    Hi there, a wire caught from a blender caught on to the hob in the kitchen, there was a loud bang and the sockets were tripped, is the blender needing replaced now or would it be possible to simply replace the wire?
  38. L

    Fire barriers when cable sizing

    Hi I am hearing different things, some people have said no and some yes. Do rubber and foam fire stops through walls count as thermal insulation when cable sizing? Thanks
  39. S

    Fire alarm courses in the midlands

    hi guys, I want to get some experience in installing fire alarm systems. Does anyone know of any courses in the midlands that do hands on training at all.
  40. A

    Exit fire alarm call point

    We have a door that will be in normal use but is designated as a fire exit, however, there are all glass windows site managers that think they know it all has said "can't it go on the wall some three meters to the left" even if building control accept it I don't think it would comply with the...
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