1. B

    Potential house purchase - current electrics setup and future plans

    Hi, I'm interested in a house built around the 1980's in Northern Ireland. I took a few photos of the consumer unit etc. which is situated in the garage. The house has a a double electric oven, 2 electric showers, an immersion water heater as well as all our usual electrical sockets spread...
  2. D

    Future Proofing - Garden Workshop

    Hi all, Im a recent home owner, and have a long term plan to build a workshop/office at the back of the garden (about 20 meters long garden). Consumer unit is at front of house and an awkward position so routing the cable internally will be almost impossible once everything is decorated. The...
  3. cherry

    Do you think energy storage system with Lithium Iron batteries is the big trend in the future?

    I think it's a big trend in the future. lithium ion battery wall 50 become increasingly popular ever since the announcement of the BYD Blade battery technology, which comes with a lithium-ion phosphate (LFP) chemistry instead of the nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) mix. But I heard others say that...
  4. D

    Cable Tray of the Future 'Roller Tray'

    Looks awesome I don't do much tray work but if I did then I would be buying this for sure
  5. D

    Wiring of the future

    Hi, have a new house. Seems much old wiring. Lighting and ring main all in 2.5 cable. Many junction boxes and so on. Recently an electrician put in a fused spur for the boiler which I had moved. He ran the supply to the spur up a floor to a junction box and from there back down to the fusebox...
  6. L

    I Need Work Electricians to teach future electricians

    Lincoln Tech's Whitestone, NY campus is seeking candidates with trade experience in any of the following systems: Fire Security Electrical Telecommunication to jump-start the career path of students who are interested in the field of electrical technologies. Your expertise, along with the...
  7. Michaelwgroves

    New Consumer Unit - Fussy Customer - PV future proof

    My next job is to install a new Consumer unit for a really fussy customer.........ME! My goto brand is Hager, but will look at others. I also like Wylex, but typically don't fit for customers because of price. I'm not interested in cheap, but full RCBO installation might be over the top. It...
  8. Midwest

    End of halogen light bulbs spells brighter and cleaner future

    Not been on here a lot recently, so don’t know if this has been posted. I know this subject has been discussed before, but here is the final demise of halogen and fluorescent tubes in the UK, it seems in all but a few places...
  9. C

    Thoughts on future proofing the home

    Bit of an outside question here but interested on hearing other electricians advice. Im having the master bedroom redecorated and re skimmed this month and the bedroom is straight above the internal garage where the consumer unit is. We have spoken recently about maybe doing a loft conversion...
  10. M

    Future Property Works

    Hi Sorry if this has already been discussed. Im trying to find people who have been affected by a company called Future Property Works. we have been stupidly taken for a ride for the best part of £2.5k thanks
  11. S

    How to terminate lighting wire for future use.

    Hi. Coming to the end of our extension build, and first-fix wiring is in place. Plasterboards up and ceiling skimmed, with 2 cables coming through for the ceiling lights we had planned - and then I told our builder that we probably won't have ceiling lights after all, but wish to retain the...
  12. P

    Neutral to a switch for future use?

    So I've seen some posts in the past about smart switches needing a neutral at the switch. I have a rewire coming up and was planning to use 3 core and earth as the switch line for some switches (2 gang switch will need just 1 neutral from a 3 core earth and the other SL can be T+E) as the switch...
  13. C

    Advice for using Future Skills International when applying for Australian Electrical Licence

    Hi Can anyone who is currently going through the process of getting their electrical licence with future skills international or anyone has already done it please advise me. I am currently at the stage of writing out the description of what work i have done for each employer and i have...
  14. L

    UK Cabling for future EV charge point

    Hi all, I am currently tidying up our front garden and want to bury some underground conduit to provide a cable route for an ev charge point sometime in the future (don't fancy digging up the lawn and path again). My electrician has suggested 6mm swa cable should allow for a decent powered...
  15. OnlQQker

    Predicting The Future Of Consumer Units Etc...

    I think they will become computerised to a degree, either like a mechanic connects his laptop to the cars computer or a digital read out giving all the information you need regarding diagnostics etc! Everything is changing at a great rate of knots! Happy new year to everybody by the way. ?
  16. justcurioustwo

    Could electrolysis be an energy storage medium for our next energy future?

    Could electrolysis be an energy storage medium for our next energy future If we can decipher what causes a water molecule in saltwater to break apart, we can then re-unite the H2 and O releasing the heat in the reaction. How does DC current passing through saltwater cause this molecule to...
  17. R

    Thinking about my future

    Hi All, Anyone in or been in this situation. Im 44 and been doing mostly domestic (running my own company which is now a one man band). My body is starting to struggle with arthritis, I know that 5 years from now I wont be able to be doing this working up your own arse domestic stuff. I dont...


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