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  1. kenny maccuish

    Found during fault finding

    Hi guys just wanted to ask if there are any Irish electricians here that can tell me whether these examples of making off SWA are accepted in Ireland. Just had to fault find a light not working in a garden and opened up a couple of manholes to find PVC 4x4 waterproof boxes with SWA going into...
  2. Matthewd29

    Found this beauty today

    Found this on site today, fire alarm beacon from 1953-54
  3. T

    smoke alarm wiring.

    went to change three smoke alarms today and found they were wired in 1.5 t&e useing the cpc as the interconect link wire. would you class this as a c1 / c2 i was thinking c1, any thoughts
  4. J

    Domestic Unknown Wire Found - Help Please

    Hi Everyone,. My wife has asked me to tidy up our airing cupboard, which is next to the bathroom... Pipe boxing in and a paint job... Nothing too serious... I'm a complete novice but should be able to manage this... When I've looked at it today there appears to be a Green electrical wire...
  5. M

    Searched, joined, found what I wanted

    Hi all, New on here. Just got through another NICEIC company/PDH/QS inspection today and got some questions answered as usual. Came on here to look up info on early 7671 editions, and found them! Good stuff.
  6. KEV 1 N

    Lovely old Isolator found in Cellar

    Found this in the cellar of an old house in Durham... The neutral is fused so I’m guessing it’s “really old” Any body know roughly the era it would be?
  7. W

    Dangerous conditions found during CU change.

    First post so bare with me, and apologies if this isn't in the right place! Im a quite "wet behind the ears" electrician, qualified about a year ago and recently changed firms. New firm is getting me to do board changes, often without a prior EICR which my previous firm always did first. My...
  8. happyhippydad

    Just found this thread from a few years back!

    Found this thread from a few years back, made me smile! There's a few of those names now disappeared, still a few left though:) Putting some faces to the names!!!!! - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/putting-some-faces-to-the-names.94529/
  9. C

    info of cable size i found out

    https://www.dungannonelectrical.co.uk/dun1-shop/pdf/cable/SWA.pdf the above link is for the manufacturer SWA cable installed on a PME exported into a second building using a 50mm twin SWA where there is main bonding to water pipes in place at 10mm. the cable is 50mm 6943X 50 which is 74mm...
  10. 123

    Found this little beauty of and advert today, race to the bottom

    Ok, so it's from 2015, but seriously? Amazingly, the company still seems to be operating. @Risteard @Phil Thompson @Matthewd29 is this the kind of garbage prices we need to compete with? Company this advert is from is based in Lisburn.
  11. Pete999

    Pete's Videos I know it's old hat.

    I found the very subtle digs at Ms Clancy's presentation very amusing, the pictures of wads of cash appearing everywhere, the Chap sat behind Her right shoulder, smiling in what I thought was disbelief, worth a watch.
  12. G

    Flickering LED Fault cause found, I think.

    Have had a recall on an office LED swap out. Some of the panel LEDs flicker for a fraction of a second very randomly. The panels are fed from four three phase DBs, and all the boards and all the phases have aircon(AC) supplies fed from them. Now, some of the AC units are inverted but some of...
  13. G

    Found cabling under floorboards, is it safe?

    Been living in our current house for a couple of years and finally turning our spare bedroom (junk room at the moment) into a useable bedroom. I want to move a double socket a couple of feet to the left so we can fit some wardrobes in so I lifted a floorboard up today to see if it would be easy...
  14. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Found this whilst there was nothing to do

    Don't where you can get one, what use it would be, but clever none the less
  15. Gavin John Hyde

    Strangest thing you have found in a property?

    just reading another thread where somebody joked about using midgets to run cables and it got me thinking whats the strangest or most unusual thing you have found in a property? Mine would have to be a pile of WW2 stuff under a floor. Was working with a team rewiring a house in Swindon. When we...
  16. Pete999

    Found this in my email today, hope you can see it

    ECA Survey Findings - http://professional-electrician.com/news/eca-survey-findings/
  17. Pete999

    Now i found this clip rather funny

  18. Soulsurfer

    More nastiness found !

    I must really be getting the rough jobs at the moment ! Friend & client just bought another house to rework slightly and sell off again within a few weeks max, & for some reason is another character that doesn't think to get electrics looked at before buying. So I start doing a few checks &...
  19. S

    Eicr code

    hi all, done a eicr recently and found the following and would like thoughts on the codes? Thinking code 2 but bit harsh to fail the installation on these points esp as its been like it for 30 ish years and no problems or atleast that's what the owner will say!! Cpc used as live on landing 2way...
  20. mattg4321

    1 amp CO ELCB

    Came across what I'm pretty sure was a current operated Crabtree ELCB today. Just had a search on here and a google and haven't found a lot. Annoyingly I didn't take a picture as I thought they would be more common than they evidently are! Pretty sure its the first I've seen in the 15 years I've...
  21. Ib≤In≤Iz

    Another bodge found today

    Called out to a shower not working, dropped the switch and found this. That 1.5 neutral was connected into the switch terminal supply side neutral then off to a timer fan. Found the fault to be the switch has burnt out. Anyway it's turned into an extra bit of work for me, customer wants me to...
  22. vecadesa

    2365-305 C

    Fail first exam. Any suggestions what kind of material to study to pass next time. Maybe text books? I found swindon massive and spark website but exams there is with answers a b c d. 305 C is written exam. No answers are given. I think you can pass only with practice the exam with similar...
  23. A

    New to the forum

    Hi I'm new to the forum and would like to say hi to all. My main interest is P.A.Testing as I'm new to doing office/house equipment. All I used to do just was pro audio equipment after I repaired it when I worked for a company. Now I'm self employed I've had to do more so learning how to do all...
  24. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Nice, easy aint it? not

  25. D

    Just Joined - Hello

    Hi there, Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I've been a Sparks since 1999 carrying out all different types of works. For the last 4 yrs I have been working on the DNO side of things, Live cable jointing,OHL's etc for all networks across the UK.
  26. M

    'Whats this mean on a rcd test' Where's the thread gone?

    Ditto above, is it jut me, I can't seem to find this thread anymore. An email link says I 'do not have permission' to access this page?
  27. R

    Industrial Ge rcbo

    Just found this site after being recommended by METEOR Electrical Online. Problem I have is, been out to customer of mine with a GE Distribution board with faulty 2 pole 32amp RCBO, I have searched online and asked my wholesalers to source but all have been unable to find replacement. Does...
  28. H

    Halogen gy6.35 Light Source

    For a project at university I need a fairly intense light source for a fluid dynamics experiment, as the previous one broke. I've been advised a halogen source of around 50W should be sufficient, though as I am a mechanical engineer, my electronics understanding is very basic. Through basic...
  29. I

    Ring mains continuity test-problem

    Good day, Just a quick one, on testing a ring main continuity test. After following the following sequence on a existing circuit. he problem have is on my Cpc - Cpc. The reading I am getting s open circuit. But when test L1-Cpc2 and L2 - Cpc1 he reading am getting is inconstant. Would...
  30. telectrix

    SWA fault.

    never seen anything like this before. new cable supplied by cient, installed by ne. no probs. 2 weeks later get a call.. no power. continuity test proves brown conductor is o/c. client is in a catch22. has to return cable for replacement involving me 2 call-outs.... as a temp. measure, i...
  31. E

    One for the books!!

    After working on site in Watford yesterday I returned to the job today to discover the ground floor ring main was tripping. What I found was gob smacking!!! A fox had managed to sneak onto the building site get trapped under the floor, resulting in him trying to chew his way out!! He somehow...
  32. B

    Domestic wide dual-sockets

    Hi guys, Total DIY newbie here. I've just tiled my kitchen and had to make a series of cuts around double plug sockets. I've screwed the sockets back in place and have found that there is a gap of about 2 mm at one edge. Yes I know - I'm a pillock! It is a bit of an eyesore - and I...
  33. T

    Interesting Floorboard Find

    Working above an old shop on a rewire today and under floorboards I found an old card tag presumably off an old cable drum when the building was wired or rewired many years ago. It contained the following information: Nonazo (Regd.) Cable Pure and Vulcanised India Rubber Insulated. Made by a...
  34. D

    registering with elecsa

    Hi all Just going though the application to register, has anyone information about the trustmark scheme. can you join later regards Dave
  35. B

    MCS and RECC Audits

    Had our first post new MCS Guideline audits from both bodies in Sept. Both went very well. MCS guy was a bit dry and factual. RECC lady was really interesting and very supportive and informative. No major changes to how we operate. Couple of changes to our website. And a few small changes...
  36. P

    RCD keeps tripping??

    No, don't panic, this isn't a plea for help, just sympathy. Asked to check out a bungalow this morning, (friend of the wife) apparently the "big switch in the fuseboard keeps tripping?" Oh well, turned up with the family in toe as I thought this won't take long. Old Wylex board with BS 4293 RCD...
  37. kingeri

    Domestic Weird fuse deployment

    I was doing an EICR today on a bog standard terraced house, and as part of that was checking the fuse ratings in the boiler FCU etc. (always do this as often people can't be bothered to swap out the 13amp fuse). Anyway, found the boiler FCU was fitted with a 1amp fuse, a spur for a built-in...
  38. K


    Just found out passed both 2394/2395,time to find a job for my nvq3:wink5:
  39. P

    2394 tonight

    Just done it... Found it hard :(

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