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    Bussman NON-35 fuse fire?

    Tenant reported that his fuse box caught fire. I found this stove circuit pullout. This unit was built in the 60s wired in aluminum but I found no corrosion and no indication of foil or other foreign material in the box.. The fuses are Bussman NON-35 Amp. Probably the original fuse from the...
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    Fire compartments in a house

    Hi guys I just want some clarity on fire sealing, I know it’s meant to be done where we may need to penattrate a fire barrier to run a cable. My confusion exsists where we have an upstairs ring circuit with a fused spur down stairs. I know firerated downlighters must be used where a habitable...
  3. Aaronj46

    Electrician Fire Alarm Weekend/ Night Work? (Nottingham or surrounding)

    Gold card spark who has now switched to an office role and I'm looking to progress my career by gaining knowledge of related systems etc and Fire Alarms are a big part of the work that we have coming in. Looking to get a feel for the work and not be a pen pusher who doesn't appreciate what I'm...
  4. UKMeterman

    UK Electrical fire British Library 10th June 2022

    There was an electrical fire in the British Library at St Pancras on the 10th June 2022. It has cause the shutdown of one floor and various other problems. Does anyone have any other news?
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    Fire rated spots (am I thinking too much into it?)

    Hi there I’ve got some spots to install in some shelves being put up. This sounds very straight forward I know but I was only thinking, do they need to be fire rated in the sense the room above is habitable (but obviously this isn’t a ceiling space)?? I know in the ceiling they’d have to be but...
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    ESP MAGPRO Fire SOFTWARE

    Hi, anybody know of a link for ESP Magpro16 addressable software without having to do the course, just need it for descriptors tia.
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    WiFi Fire Alarms to Residential Buildings only ??

    A recent conversation with Aico technical enquiring to maybe fit wifi devices in a commercial environment, workshops, business units. Surprisingly, you will need permission from Building control or a Fire Chief before installing them as they are for Domestic or residential use only. Does this...
  8. GBDamo

    UK Type B RCDs for fire protection?

    Hi all, not been around in a while but I'm working through a quote at the moment and found this at the end of the equipment (AC kit) suppliers quote. From the icons provided were definately talking B type and not B curve. For the job in question this one paragraph statement could add...
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    Fire cable (pf200) used for mains.

    Hi all, this is just a question to put my mind at rest and to see if I'm right. I'm not a qualified spark and I'm not the person(s) involved with the work.... OK here we go! My workplace (large Plc) are having the staff toilets done up a bit. A hand dryer was removed from the wall and chase...
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    Addressable fire systems

    Hi all, I'm looking for some help & advice understanding addressable fire systems. I'm helping a small team out pulling in enhanced FP for a fire install. I've done a little bit of addressable fire stuff before, but not much. I'm just looking for info with regards to Interfaces, power supplies...
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    UK Advice around electric fire power supply

    Hey guys! I'm hoping to get some advice. We are in the process of building an entertainment unit which will have an electric fire floating on the front. However, this fire comes with a plug. I guess my question is, what's the best way to plug this in so the wire can't be seen? I wanted to add...
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    Fire alarms must be hard wired?

    Hello, I applied for a retrospective completion certificate for kitchen relocation. The work was done about 7 years ago. The building standard surveyor says that I need to install interlinked smoke and heat alarms to comply with the new fire regulations. I got in touch with different...
  13. K

    Fire system recommendations

    Hello all, Firstly, I am not installing this myself and have several pros coming in to quote in the new year. A couple of years ago, most of the first fix was done with with FP200 cables to each room and corridor. I am now looking for recommendations for addressable fire systems/panels for a 7...
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    Fire alarm certification

    Good evening all, I have added an extra smoke alarm to an extension that I have just finished. I have been asked to provide a fire alarm certficate. I am a assuming it is the modification certificate. However when I look at the NIC certs it states that this is for grade A Systems. Mine is a...
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    Fire alarm certfication

    Evening all, If you are adding extra smoke alarms to a property, due to an extension do you need to provide additional certification apart from the test certficate.
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    Anyone selling a Solo Fire Test Kit.

    I don’t suppose anyone is selling a Solo Fire Test Kit? I’m looking to buy one for work. If anyone has one for sale that would be great.
  17. Algarve Sparky

    Cu fire suppression systems

    Anyone had experience of this company and their cu fire suppression tubes ? https://www.------------/watch/?v=1778333502225904
  18. Algarve Sparky

    Envirograf cu fire tube

    Anyone had experience with Envirograf and their board fire tube? https://www.------------/watch/?v=1778333502225904
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    Fire sealing control cabinet

    Hello, I am looking for advice in the best way to seal a vent on a control cabinet. The MCC is 1000x600x300 wall mount with a standard vent at the side. The customer has asked about this after a fire risk assesment. I have honestly never put any thing like that in before as most MCCs were in...
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    PAT testing Fire Alarm control Panel?

    As (I believe) PAT testing includes fixed equipment connected to the electrical installation by an FCU (eg hand driers, built in ovens etc.) I have been trying to figure out if a Fire Alarm control Panel should be PAT tested and if so by who. Has this subject been addressed before? Does anyone...
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