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  1. R

    Ladder to fit in car boot

    I’m looking to get some step ladders but as I’m using my car for work, it needs to fit in the boot. Any recommendations would be great.
  2. C

    LED Retro fit

    I have been converting all of my metal halide light fixtures over to LED, and there haven't been any issues on most of them. However, on my last two, when the reflector plate is reinstalled, I cant get the glass cover to close due to the width of the bulb. I'm needing 150w equivalent. The...
  3. S

    UK Alarm

    Hi all, I’ve just wired an alarm system for my house but don’t have a clue which alarm system to fit in terms of brand. Need some recommendations please?
  4. happyhippydad

    Will the new eaton mcbs fit the old eaton boards?

    As in the title. I have an old eaton board. Will new the new eatons fit? Cheers guys.
  5. B

    Earthing sockets in Bulgaria

    I am about to install new wiring for a kitchen here in Bulgaria. I will be using a 2.5 ring final circuit for the sockets and 6 mm radial for the cooker. Wiring to sockets here in Bulgaria is done by using twin cable (no earth line). The earthing is done by connecting the earth and neutral point...
  6. M

    What type of bulb will fit into this light socket

    Hi guys, I am a DIY homeowner and the light in my bathroom went out. I stupidly threw away the bulb without checking the connector but I noted down the model number. It was an osram dulux el longlife 20w/41-827 but I can't for the life of me find it online. I have attatched 2 pictures of what...
  7. V

    Can anybody shed some light on these dynamos as to what they fit?

    Part numbers are as follows: C45NV2 228069 6V, C45N 228183 6V, C45 12v but we don't have number for that one as they have been rusted off, and the other one is a C45A 224042 12v. thanks in advance.
  8. A

    Can I use the existing 1/1/4” pvc pipe to fit 200amps rated wires,

    I am doing a 100 to 200amps (underground) service upgrade. Can I use the existing 11/4” pvc pipe to run the 200amps rated wires? What is the smallest size of wire I can use for the 200amps? Is (2) #2/0awg copper & (1) #6awg neutral copper ok?
  9. kenburgess

    SWA Glands : Poor Fit

    Background: Served my apprenticeship 1964 to 1969 with NORWEB but not been directly employed in the industry since then. I have just laid a 10mm 3 core SWA cable in a trench under the patio from the house to a detached garage 8.5m away. (cable run will be around 18m to 20m). There won’t be...
  10. happyhippydad

    I am fit and strong and healthy, but not 21!

    As in the title, I keep fit. I run, swim, cycle and lift weights.... I feel good! I feel 21! :D However, yesterday and I was leaping around a customers garden as I needed to get a move on. I leapt out of his garden patch over a mini wall only 12" high and my back went crunch. Now I'm hobbling...
  11. A

    Domestic Am I allowed to fit a Nest thermostat myself?

    As per title really. I’m considering buying Nest thermostats, I am confident I can install it appropriately but I don’t know if legally I’m allowed to. No formal quals but experience in wiring (for audio, not power) radio/recording studios. The current situation... I have a new build property...
  12. happyhippydad

    Does this proteus RCBO fit this board?

    Morning all.. As in the title does the RCBO below fit in the proteus board shown in the second picture. I'm sure it must do but I just wanted to be 100% sure before I turn up to the job. Also, in case I buy a different proteus RCBO, do they all fit this board? The reason I ask is because...
  13. T

    TP24 vs Sylvania LEDs - won’t fit

    Hi, My house came with a couple of dozen TP24 downlights fitted, they are GU10 with the long stems (74mm) I’ve found them very expensive to replace (about£4.50 each) I have bought some Sylvania equivalents from Amazon, and whilst the stem pins look identical they will not turn into the TP24...
  14. M

    Advice needed On 18th edition boards. When do fit SPD boards?

    I’m An NICEIC DI. I haven’t got around to doing my 18th yet and I haven’t got the new literature. How do you determine if you need to fit an SPD board. Should I start fitting these on all my jobs now?
  15. littlespark

    RCBO to fit Seimens Stratum200 DB

    I'm looking for a 32A RCBO to fit an old Seimens Stratum200 DB. I'm going to be doing some work in the kitchen first, then replacing the DB later in the year before other works. If its another make, it wont matter for the short time its going to be used. Same reason for not installing a...
  16. S

    Estate Agents says Fit For Purpose

    I have no idea if I am in the right place but am in desperate need of advice. I would describe myself as a competent DIYer (installed a Scantronic alarm system last week) but when it comes to electrics I let the experts handle it. We have just started renting a house which is just full of...
  17. M

    @ 33 & 10+ years of various jobs with no end reward. Time to be a Sparky! Help please

    So I just got let go from my job last week as operations manager was in the role for 6 months, previously I was a transport supervisor at different company for 1 year pay averaging at 25k lot of responsibilities zero recognition. Now at 33 it’s kinda of daunting being out of work. Yes I’m...
  18. P

    Help with socket face plates to fit a busy/narrow back box

    Hi there, Hoping someone on here could help. I have been swapping my standard white plastic plug sockets with flat polished chrome ones. In one of the rooms, the back boxes are fixed to the breeze block of external wall Vs the others which are fit to the stud walls. Basically it means there is...
  19. UKMeterman

    Electrician 2x Storage heaters supply and fit didcot

    Hi, I am looking for either replacement front covers for a dimplex CLX24 C series or supply and fit of a new storage heater and a similar smaller one. 1 st floor flat didcot, also swap over a few socket outlets to look modern. Any interest?
  20. happyhippydad

    Will this MK RCD fit in this board?

    Evening all... I want to change the 100mA RCD in this board (see pic 1 below) for a 30mA one. Will a new MK RCD fit in this board (see pic 2) or will I need the older RCD (see pic 3)? Cheers. Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
  21. happyhippydad

    Will this RCD fit into this board?

    Morning.... I have a chap who wants 30mA protection on all his circuits. He currently has the main switch as seen in the picture below showing the whole CU Will the RCD below fit into this board in the same place? The one he has is marked WSEM, the one I can buy is WSES. Are these...
  22. telectrix

    got some of these to fit this week.

    BG mini RCBO. look the dog's bollox. no functional E either.
  23. happyhippydad

    How to fit a junction box to a round metal pole?

    Evening all. I may have to fit a weatherproof junction box to a hollow, round metal pole. The junction box will be around 20-30cm from the ground and 2 x SWA will enter from the bottom (CW20). 1 x rubber flex will leave through the back of the JB into the pole and up to the top where the light...
  24. U

    Can you fit a timer for a towel rail in the bathroom

    Hi all, It seems to be normal practice to mount electric timers outside the bathroom, but so long as its outside zone 2 a towel rail timer can be inside the bathroom? I'd rather have it inside the bathroom than visible in the hall. We're planning to have the towel rail less than 60cm...

    Quote to fit 4 new sockets

    Hi people how much would you quote to add 4 new sockets? 1st one in living room at shoulder height. Skirting and floor boards will need lifting. Chasing up the wall and sheaving. 2nd in kitchen. Slight chasing in wall and then chasing up back of units to ceiling level all most. 3rd in...
  26. C

    What do we need RCDs fit anyway...

    Not sure if there is a specific group for posting things like this? When your RCD stops working this is a much cheaper remedy to the problem.. This issue was quickly rectified for the customer (correctly)
  27. happyhippydad

    megger probes wont fit in to kewtech socket tester?

    Evening all.. Just got my brand new megger and am having a play. The megger probes dont fit into my socket tester (Kewteck Kewcheck), or rather they are too short so don't reach the metal part in the tester. Does anyone know if there is a socket tester that they do fit, or are there different...
  28. S

    Help needed - Kitchen fit (Electrician costs)???

    Hi, I will be getting a kitchen fitted soon and need to find an electrician, about to get some quotes. This is what is required: -Move a couple of light switch down 10 cm. -Move power socket behind unit for dish washer. -Make new socket for extractor fan. -Make new socket for washing machine...
  29. S

    Help needed - Kitchen fit (Electrician costs)???

    Hi, I will be getting a kitchen fitted soon and need to find an electrician, about to get some quotes. This is what is required: -Move a couple of light switch down 10 cm. -Move power socket behind unit for dish washer. -Make new socket for extractor fan. -Make new socket for washing machine...
  30. C

    What would fit this DB

    Without changing the fuse board what would be the best way to get a 50a supply to a shower. I was hoping If I could not get an RCBO just an MCB to supply an RCD unit. Wishful thinking
  31. Andy-1960

    So.. Can you get better than a Kwik Fit Fitter? I think so!

    My wife rang me on Saturday with a message .. help I have a puncture - flagged up by the cars on board computer. She has a 18 month old Audi, so as the tyre had not gone completely down and looked normal she managed to make it home. As it was after 6pm and all garages are closed, I called Audi...
  32. happyhippydad

    How to fit either a single or double socket?

    Evening everyone. I have had a very fulfilling day after finding a nail through a cable on a ring which was touching neutral and earth... however... I also have to fit either a single or double socket to a difficult area. Previously there were 2 single sockets in seperate dry lining boxes side...
  33. Gavin John Hyde

    Can you fit australian sockets on Uk wiring?

    Been asked by a potential customer if i can replace their standard uk sockets for some Australian ones! They have just moved back from down under and brought all their appliances and electrics with them in a shipping container. the tv just needs a new ac adaptor which has been sorted. By...
  34. R

    Which smokes to fit - mains or battery powered?

    I don't normally get involved in this but have been asked by customer to fit smoke alarms - this is for a property that will be rented out. I know that mains powered smokes used to be the way to go in this situation as tenants tended to take out the PP3 batteries to use in other equipment...
  35. JackSparky

    £££ to fit a chandelier

    Just had someone on the phone asking how much would I charge to put up a chandelier. I honestly have no clue, what would you guys generally charge for something like this?
  36. Malcolm

    Hager RCBO to fit old board

    Hi all Would anyone know if a new Hager RCBO would fit into one of these old Hager boards? I have to do a small amount of work and there is no RCD protection. Thanks Malc
  37. G

    Push fit junction box

    Hi all, Was just wondering what you guys and girls use as junction boxes for installing downlights. I have used wago lightbox's along with Scolmore click connector blocks but was hoping there was something that kinda combined the two. I love the 2 part design of the Scolmore but hate the screw...
  38. Timo17

    Microgeneration / FIT Meter Failure (Landis & Gyr E110)

    Normally the Landis & Gyr E110 single rate meters are pretty much bullet proof, but I've had two fail on the same installation in less than a month. I'm looking for any clues as to the cause. Installation is a typical 4kW solar PV system. About a month ago, the FIT meter just died (display...
  39. gr7

    FiT Rate July - September 2017

    Does anyone know where I can find the FiT rates for the current period? I have looked at the obvious places and can't find this
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