1. EricMark

    Can you tell when a modulating boiler is fully modulated?

    The problem with using TRV's to control heating to every room, is as the weather warms up, the boiler starts to cycle as it can't turn down any lower, to some extent anti-cycle software can increase cycle time if on switch on water returns hot, or decrease if it returns cold, but it can never...
  2. B

    What qualifications do i need to become fully qualified

    I’ve just completed my level 2 2365 electrical installation course and I'm going start the level 3 2365 course later on this year but I'm not sure what other qualifications i will need to become a fully qualified electrician.
  3. T

    What's the best way to become a fully qualified electrician earning a good wage?

    As the title says, what's the best way of doing this? I got a good set of GCSES (2A*s, 10As and 2Bs) however I do not think that I will be able to go to uni. Instead learning a trade is a more likely option. I have decided to go to being an electrician and will probably apply for something...
  4. M

    Mid-Position, Fully Pumped update

    Hi, Mid-Position, Fully Pumped update Firstly I would like to say thank you to mhar and tlangdon12 for their advice on my previous post, on what they said about building regulations, which I have taken on board. I do understand about building regs as I ran a sub-contract carpentry company for...
  5. gazdkw82

    Becoming fully compliant/joining schemes

    I'm coming towards a crossroads. I have 1 last hurdle to get over in the new year and that's AM2. After that I will have my full level 3 NVQ, 2391 test and inspect, pasma and IPAF. Once I overcome this last hurdle I'm unsure on what I should do. Currrently I am stable in a maintenance role...
  6. S

    How to become fully qualified?!

    Hi Guys, So I completed my level 2 and 3 C & G course at college in May. I’ve worked as a mate a bit since, but I need more experience and consistent work to go on to complete my NVQ and whatnot. My question is, as I’m not going the apprentice route, what’s the best way to gain that...
  7. happyhippydad

    Leisure battery discharging too quickly when fully charged?

    Hello all.. 2 years ago I fitted a solar panel to my shed, charge controller and battery. It has all been working fine, but recently it has been losing it's charge very quickly and the charge controller kicks in and turns the lights off. The battery charges up to 13.7V but drops to 12.1V very...
  8. P

    Need help for achieving a fully qualified electrical qualification

    Good afternoon, My name is Patrik I am 26 and I live in London and I am an EU citizen. I have enquiries regarding qualifications that I would need to work as an electrician. I have been looking for employment as an electrician for the past 2 years and I have been struggling, I gathered that I...
  9. A

    Need some Advice on Becoming Fully Qualified

    Hey guys im 19 ive completed my Levels 2 + 3 Electrical installation and PAT testing at college, ive been looking for apprenticeships for a while, on job sites such as indeed and the gov apprenticeship one and regularly ringing round local companies to try and get a start but no-ones interested...
  10. J

    Fully Qualified Electrician Course

    Evening, I am looking to become a fully qualified electrician however I am unsure which is the best route to go down. I work in the electrical industry currently working with data a fibre. I have rewired my house (with a little help) Could anyone suggest the best way to go about achieving...
  11. S

    Btec level 3 electrical diploma, what do i need to do to become fully qualified spark

    Hi, need advice I have a btec level 3 diploma electrical/electronic installation. What can i do to become a fully qualified commercial electrician. Its been 3 years since i passed the 2 year course. Will i need to do a city and guilds course or just part p & 17th edition? Any help thanks
  12. andysparkfree

    need to fully understand ... and im just not getting it

    Hi guys i need an idiots guide to the following and i know you guys know your stuff swa armouring as a cpc only now i think i know the following , but how to put it altogether and where 8.8 comes from is just confusing me , so if i start again and you good people so 4 core 35mm swa has csa...
  13. CDS - MGISD

    Electrician We are looking for an experienced, fully qualified, self-motivated Electrician Dom & Comm.

    JOB ADVERT - We are looking for an experienced, fully qualified, self-motivated Electrician to join our busy team. You MUST hold a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in requirements for Electrical Installations (current IEE wiring regulations) 17th Edition Regs City & Guilds Inspection, Testing...
  14. Jet Electrical

    Electrician Looking for full time fully qualified electrician in Fylde Coast Area.

    Afternoon, advert below. £17/hr We are looking for an experience electrician to join our team based on the Fylde Coast. The electrician will need to have 10 years experience, with at least 5 years post-qualification work. The work hours are between 8:00am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri. Uniform will be...
  15. Jet Electrical

    Electrician Looking for a full time fully qualified spark in Lytham/Blackpool/Fleetwood

    Afternoon, advert below. £17/hr We are looking for an experience electrician to join our team based on the Fylde Coast. The electrician will need to have 10 years experience, with at least 5 years post-qualification work. The work hours are between 8:00am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri. Uniform will be...
  16. J

    My DC Fan wont spin fully, Only stutters and stops every 5 seconds

    I have a DC 24v Fan, which at full load uses around 7Amps. I brought a DC 24v 13A PSU Driver, which when i first tested the fan powered it just fine. After a week or so went by, I reconnected the driver again, and now the fan doesnt spin even 2% of what it did before. The fan just about...
  17. Lou

    Capital Electricians Limited

    Capital Electricians are an NICEIC registered company that offer a full range of electrical installation and maintenance services in London and the surrounding counties. With over 20 years experience the business has expanded due to the large customer portfolio based on a friendly trustworthy...
  18. 2

    24-7 Electrical Services Leeds

    24-7 Electrical Services are a fully insured, NICEIC certified Leeds Electrician based in Morley,and serving the surrounding areas. Our work is fully certified and guaranteed and in line with IEE wiring regulations. Our staff are fully trained and experienced electricians with over 20 years of...
  19. andyb


    I don't market myself as an alarm installer however I fit alarms for customers when requested. I usually install Scantronic but have fitted others. What I'm looking for is a fully wired system but I'd like to use a wireless SAB with a solar panel. I see these on fully wireless systems but I want...
  20. jaydub


    Whilst I am in my last couple of months before I fully qualify as an electrician I will be self-employed and doing electrician mate work for various people. What do I do about insurance? I was looking at trade direct insurance and they seem like a good company, does anyone have any experience...
  21. L

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Will I have the right jobs for AC NICEIC

    Hi, Im would like to know if i would currently be able to provide the right jobs to join NICEIC approved scheme. I Have been an electrician for the last 12 years fully qualified all tickets etc.... but have been with my company for 1 and a half years on various projects. we are currently...
  22. R

    What qualifications do i need

    Hi everyone, i am new to this so please bare with me lol. I trained to be an electrician for 3 years around 10 years ago. I gained my nvq level 1 and 2 and technical certificate level 3. But after i tried to get employment so i could do my nvq level 3 but failed.due to the recession so i...
  23. Stuart Houghton

    PV Plus / PV+ - any good?

    Not sure myself ! PV Plus (PV+) Grid Voltage Optimiser Monitor Unit (Fully Installed) | The Renewable Energy Hub - https://www.renewableenergyhub.co.uk/product/pv-plus-grid-voltage-optimiser-monitor-unit-fully-installed.html PV Plus (PV+) Voltage Solar Panel System Generation Optimiser...
  24. Lou

    Dorset Electrical and Fire Alarms

    Dorset Electrical and Fire Alarms have been installing and maintaining electrics and fire alarms in and around the south of Dorset for over 30 years. We cover all kinds of electrical, Fire alarm, fire sprinkler, intruder alarms, CCTV installations and maintenance. We specialise in New Builds...
  25. telectrix

    amd 3 or not.

    so tempted to stick 2 fingers up. fully loads BG dual RCD CU ( plastic) £30. from sel direct. bargain .
  26. dexy

    Various electrical installation materials

    "PLEASE NOTE ITEMS ARE CURRENTLY IN SCOTLAND BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN ENGLAND BY END OF SEPTEMBER " Various electrical items for sale (selling by a fully qualified approved electrician) prices below Defender 240v LED worklight £15 4 bar GU10 spot light £8 Philips master...
  27. M

    Favourite amend 3 board

    So guys and girls what's your favourite amendment 3 board. Fitted cti, Wylex, hager, British general and MK up to now. MK being the winner up to now but that said there also the cheapest.
  28. L

    Singles in PVC conduit, all insulated accessories, do you need a CPC??

    Only reason I can see is if accessories might be changed to those with metallic enclosures in the future and then you'd need to pull a CPC in which would be a big hassle? No sockets, just lights which are supplied with 2 core flex, Ansell 50w led floods.....linked by PVC conduit, fully enclosed...
  29. Leesparkykent

    Screwfix deal of the day

    Received an email this morning from screwfix. 10way fully populated BG board for £35 including vat today only.
  30. G

    how the trade has fallen

    A friend of ours was telling us the other day how well her grandaughter is doing since she met her new boyfriend,I really had to bite my tongue when she came out with the following statement." he's a lovelly chap,fully quallified electrician,fully quallified plumber and he's just done his gas...
  31. B

    For Sale Transit VAN T280s 57 reg new shape £3990 no vat. (Cheshire/Merseyside)

    Ford Transit T280S Van For Sale ONLY £3990 NO VAT New Shape 57 Reg Dec 31 2007 Short Wheel Base Medium high roof 75000 genuine miles MOT end Nov 13 Full service history and receipts etc. User manual and other paperwork. 1 previous owner Ready to work Cheap to insure (I pay £600 PA Fully...
  32. C

    training courses

    i need a definitive answer and cant find one. has anyone done the course with trade skills for u? if so at the end of it are you fully qulified electrician? and any company will take you on? or to get your level 3 do you need 1 years work experience to complete the level 3? also when someone...
  33. infinity

    seraphim panels

    Have any of you installed seraphim panels yet? It states they came 1st in the photon test between jan and july this year. Have recently come across them so would like to know if anyone else has installed any?
  34. H

    Training advice

    Hi all, i'v just signed up too this forum. from 2003 too the year 2005 i studied C&G level 3 electrical installation at college, i passed all the written and multiple choice exams in the first 2 years, but due too not being able too find a work placement with an electrical firm, i wasn't able to...
  35. G

    sooo EPC's for part completed new builds with provisional SAP assessments?

    Appologies if Ofgem have answered this in their guidance and I've missed it, but we've got an installation coming up on a new build very low energy house (not quite passif house standard, but not far off). Anyway, we're going to be doing the solar PV installation significantly before the house...
  36. D

    Quick battery question...

    I'm looking at a set of Bosch drills (GSB and GDR) 18v but they only have 1.3ah batteries. My mates Milwaukee is running 3.0ah. Am I right in thinking the only difference is run and charge times? Or will the 3.0ah be more powerful? Because if they are more powerful I would rather save! I'm...
  37. telectrix

    cold showers

    recently fitted new instantaneous shower for m-i-l. shower will not heat up due to showing low water pressure indicator. have problems with our own shower exactly the same but not constantly. united utilities have been and checked the pressure in the street and said it's good. but that's at a...
  38. R

    Nexus boards?

    Anyone used Nexus consumer units? What are they like to work with? Ta!
  39. S

    Makita 24v battery mystery

    Hi I have a BHR200 SDS drill and it has two 24v batteries with it. Last week, one of the batteries declared itself dead when put into the drill. 'Aha, forgot to recharge it' was my first reaction. So I put it in the charger and immediately got two green lights, i.e. fully charged and ready to...
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