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  1. littlespark

    Avatar flags: great idea

    Great idea, but could it be more localised and use the Scottish, English welsh and NI flags? It’s a UK based forum, so the majority of users are Union Jack, apart from a Spanish, I’ve seen... a South African and the few Americans that sneak in past immigration. There are local discrepancies...
  2. Dustydazzler

    "The Great Debate" - Plug Top or just Plug?

    plug top or just plug
  3. N

    Great Quotes...............

    Let’s try and lighten the mood a bit. Please add your favourite quotes. Must add whom orginally said it. “Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosy does not try it on as a hat” Billy Connolly.
  4. J

    Hello there, what a great forum

    Hello, my name is Juraj(your eye) and i'm an improver electrician. Only got qualified in May of this year, so still a fresh meat:). So far i've done 2nd fixing new builds, some minor alterations to final circuits and testing. Only found this forum today and already spent 3 hours browsing. What...
  5. P

    Aren't professional photographers great.

    Saw an article on BBC news site today that a photographer took 2 million photos of President Obama during his time in office. 2 million? That means if you looked at each photo for 2 seconds, 24 hours a day it would take month to look at them. How on earth can you be classed as a real...
  6. happyhippydad

    Plumbers are great!!!

    Today I was in a customers house. I had to take up some chipboard flooring in the bathroom. I set the circular saw so that it will cut to the right depth and not too deep.... I think some of you have already guessed where this is going :D .... and start cutting. Now in the five years I have...
  7. O

    The once great BBC......................

    So I've wondered about the impartiality of the BBC for a while and things do seem a little odd: This is a photo of an article in yesterday's Sunday Times: And then there is this too: Words fail me.
  8. L

    Hey guys I am new t o this forum, its great place well done Admins!

    Hey guys this is a great plae to be, its awesome to be part of this comunity, where everyone is helping each other, this is what the world needs. A bit about myself, I am soon to be Electrician, just finishing my NVQ, I care about my work, tryng to do my best delivering hight quality of work...
  9. D

    For Sale For Sale. Megger Pat tester. DV\3 great condition

    Hi I've got a pat tester for sale, It's in great condition and great working order. Comes with all leads. Not sure if it's calibrated. Any questions just ask
  10. D

    Glad to part of great team

    hello I am Don 42 years as an Electrical Engineer, semi retired now just gonna do a few days a week on my own to top up pension for a few years. I have great experience in industrial installations and distribution systems. I may need some help on domestic as I have not done it for a few years.
  11. S

    500v Insulation Resistance Test ok?

    Hi all, still training so please forgive my very simple question. Why is it ok to test an appliance at 500vdc when PAT testing but great care should be taken to remove all equipment when IR verifying a new circuit installation? Is it simply just because connected equipment will make a nonsense...
  12. Ib≤In≤Iz

    Does anyone use Jarsoft Cable-mate

    I have and normally use Castline, but I found this online for £19.99 and while it's got it's bugs, it's not bad. Has anyone else used it?
  13. Dan

    New Facebook Group - Trade Talk

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/214225459029066 Get yourself over there. :)
  14. J

    AM2 exam

    hi all Ive got my am2 exam 5th december and was wondeding if anyone could offer any notes or a outlook on the exam do you get wiring diagrams for everythink you do or only the heating system? Also do you get told what size breakers to use? Thanks Joe
  15. M

    New Member

    Hi all I'm Ash a qualified electrician aged 30 mainly in domestic/commercial. Found this really helpful & informative forum with some interesting opinions so thought I'd become apart of it. Great work guys
  16. GMES

    Games for Sale or Swaps

    I just thought it might be of interest to some of you guys, a place where you can off load any games you no longer want and either sell them to other members or even swap for a game you haven't got. If it becomes popular we will either make it a sticky or give it a sub section within the Gaming...
  17. Dan

    Girl / lady electricians....?

    Do we have any female electricians on the boards?
  18. GMES

    Rip Darrel Ward

    Sad news , The Montana legend has died in a plane crash. I have watched every episode of Ice road Truckers and he was a Great Trucker and a great part of the show he will be missed and was only 52. What is sadder is the fact that he was just returning from filmin the pilot episode for a...
  19. LeeH

    Domestic Need a nice to work with CU

    Seeing the PV install is going to be starting soon I thought I'd treat my bungalow to a new CU and replace old 3036 one with an 8 way RCBO board. The only RCD's in the place are the plug top type I have on the extension leads. (Only been in here for a year) I haven't had any dealings with a...
  20. A

    RCD Problem - HELP NEEDED!

    First off I dont claim to be great with electrics! I have installed a new consumer unit today, from the meter it has some 16mm T&E tails at considerable length - maybe 10 meters where I have put a KMF switch with an 80amp fuse. The board is a 2 way split, when i open the main RCD switch at...
  21. happyhippydad

    Any ideas for a small rain shelter to work outside?

    Morning everyone. I was wondering what you guys do if you need to work outside in the rain? I dont mean if it's a torrential storm, just some rain. In paricular I just want to be able to cover a small area and have one or two tools with me. It would have to be something that just pops up or...
  22. walsh builders

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma

    Does any one use Stroma Certification? I'm with Elecsa and I find them great. But, I keep getting emails from stroma, they offer the same certification as the other companies plus free third party certification (not something I would do, so irrelevant to my situation) for £288 include...
  23. L

    Visonic powerMax express alarm

    Hi all I have just bought the above alarm for a job and the customer has asked for the alarm to contact her when the alarm is set off, so I have bought the gsm pack for it. Just going ring through the pack and there's a SIM card slot but no SIM card in the package? What do I do,just buy a...
  24. M

    1 more week of work

    well next week will be my last week of work in darwin before heading off to bali and the gili islands for 2 weeks and then a nice long drive down the east coast until we hit sydney... going to do all the usual backpacker tours.. great barrier reef.. whitsunday islands.. hoping to have a nice...
  25. B

    Best GU10 LED replacement

    Anyone have any recommendations? Want warm white but a lot seem to give off a greenish colour? cheers
  26. back_ache

    Domestic Surface mount low profile LED ceiling light recommendations

    Hi, I am lighting up a bathroom, for most it I am using some nice IP rated scolmore warm-white led downlights. I have an additional need for a surface mount light where there is not a ceiling void, I was thinking of a low-profile LED light but am find it hard to find a nice mid-range device...
  27. G

    Anyone interested in roof integrated solar PV?

    We've got a full demo roof set up showcasing Viridian Solar's fully BBA approved roof integrated solar PV and solar thermal panels on our stand at the Home Building and Renovation show in Harrogate this weekend (Friday-Sunday 1-3 Nov). Stand 252 if anyone's interested, happy to discuss it with...
  28. darkwood

    This job never stops amazing - bodgit DB cover!!!!!

    A nice precision made Distribution cover... 10/10 for creativity found while moving a customer to new premises.
  29. R

    ALDI SDS Drill bits

    ALDI are currently selling a set of three 1m SDS drill bits, 12mm 16mm and 24mm for £10. Not something I would expect to use much and not something I would expect to be great quality, but for that price I think worth having in stock.
  30. H

    2394-301 and 2395

    HI pleases help! As anybody got any questions and answers for the 2394 & 2395 please? Or any good study material PLEASE?
  31. M

    Hager invicta 3 a board

    Hi all Anyone fitted one of these thinking of putting one in a large posh house using rbcos. Should look mint. Invicta 3 TP&N style A Boards
  32. M

    Certificate software

    HI; Can anyone help? I'm looking to buy software for certs but I'm unsure which one is going to be the best to use, NICEIC's own or EASYCERT (which I am currently using). Can anyone advise me on which to choose? Thanks Mark
  33. T

    Any help and advice on getting working on OHL?

    Hi to all.. I am a fully qualified spark, but wanting a change now, i am wanting to try and get into working on OHL (Over head lines) i have contacted various energy companies regarding employment with them and they are wanting a minimum of HND before they're interested. I have...
  34. A

    TT System testing and results

    Hi Guys, I have been testing for about a year and have come across my first tt system yesterday. I disconnected the earth and tested for Ze and got 8.67 ohms which I believe to be a great reading as osg allows up to 200 ohms. I couldn't do a Ra reading as the rod is under the house and...
  35. G

    Where is the best place to pick up LED GU10's?

    Can anyone recommend anywhere to pick up up LED gu10's, i know where to get the cheap rubbish ones. I mean something middle of the road that is half decent with no comebacks ie breaking after a week. Sort of new to buying LED lamps as most customers are not happy to pay the prices for this...
  36. P

    Dewalt laser levels

    Looking to buy one, any were have offers or sales on at the min. or is there any other recommend laser level. thanks
  37. T

    New mobile - Samsung S5690 Galaxy Extreme

    I fancy a new phone, my iPhone 3GS is brilliant but not really great for being in a dusty / dirty environment. Just seen these ( Samsung S5690 Galaxy Extreme ) and wondered if anyone had one? Also, any other suitable recommendations I could consider? Looking for durability, Internet access, and...
  38. J

    Passed Assessment

    Hi Guys, Had my first assessment with ELECSA on friday and passed (A Grade) :sweatdrop: Just have to say how great ELECSA have been, they are very helpfull in any questions/queries you have communication is great and the assessor was great to, i was really nervous but he put me at ease...
  39. M

    The Return of the Fluke 1654B Limited Edition Kit

    in 2012 Fluke were running a special offer with their flagship Fluke 1654B Tester, the limited edition kit included downloading software, socket test probes and an earth spike kit. The offer ran until early summer and was a great success, due to the great value for money. Fluke have announced...
  40. P

    Control system training help

    Hi i have passed my C&G 2330 level 3 and my 17th but where i work is a lot of control systems, relays, plc's sensors, i touched on these a little at collage but nothing major i was wondering if any one one knows what sort of training there is i have googled stuff but there is more home teaching...
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