1. Dartlec

    Please warn your parents about the common scam calls, however sensible they are

    Off topic, but just a public information alert to talk to your parents/elderly relatives to let them know of the common phone scams. My mother fell for one today, even though she's still very much with it for 82 and usually pretty sensible... "police officer" from the fraud squad rang her...
  2. C

    LED Swapping colours when switched on/off

    Hi Good morning, i have just replaced 2 old dowlighters with LED ones, however, one is bright white and one is soft white(like a glow), the other problem is they swap over when switched on/off at the switch? any help greatly appreciated.
  3. D

    Citroen c4 Grand Picasso Drl’s

    Have a 2012 c4 Grand Picasso and noticed recently that the bright drl’s aren’t working but they work as dimmed side lights, checked configuration menu to make sure they are on which they are selected. Wondered what the problem is, could it be a faulty relay? Or is it something else? thanks in...
  4. N

    Wiring Clarification

    In Germany, but question is for home in UK :) So, been out of this for some time, I am putting in the wiring (approx 12 meters) for a 7Kw (28Amp not allowing for diversity) induction Hob. Every thing seems to indicate 6mm cable, however from the IEE Current ratings table 4E2A, for clipping...
  5. J

    I Need Work New job wiring new builds, however I've never worked on new builds

    So I'm sick of my current employer and went out searching for a new job last week, the same day that I applied for a job, I was asked by a company to come in for an interview, today I get a call offering me the job. It's for almost double what I earn now, however, a large portion of their work...
  6. andysparkfree

    Nice testing opportunity , however does anyone know the average prices per circuit and sub-main?

    Hi guys, i hope you all good !! i have a quick question , i have to price a testing job to an 8 level office up town and im good at pricing labour for 8 weekends , however a few years ago (maybe 5) i think i was told a rule of thumb was each circuit was to allow £18 and each sub-main was around...
  7. D

    Who uses a tool belt?

    The age old problem of full pockets, never being able to find anything (usually my keys!) constantly being nagged at by the wife for emptying my pockets on the side when I get home leads me to the thought of using a tool belt. My thoughts arr I can take off and leave in the van at the end of...
  8. T

    Help me make sense of the quals'!

    Hi all, I currently hold the 3-year installation NVQ (C&G 2365) as well as the latest 17th Edition certificate, beyond that nothing else. I do not practice domestic electrical work, however I do work in industry. Now, my parents' house is in need of some work, having been quite shocked...
  9. kingeri

    Accessible metal back boxes

    Obviously metal back boxes usually cannot be seen or touched because they are in the wall. Been out today to a lady who has two metal backboxes from sockets in her kitchen which are in a wall made of a single layer of wood with a plasterboard on the kitchen side. The backs of the boxes and...
  10. G


    Hi there, I have run a brand new 50ft HDMI cable which is good quality and has built in booster to run from my main sky box which is in another room from the main TV I use. The cable etc is all ok as I have tested it with DVD player and Sky Q box which I took from a neighbour however when I...
  11. S

    Wireing cable reel

    Can anyone tell me how to wire up the picture I have added
  12. K

    2357 and 2394?

    Hi all, I'm trying to apply for a ECS card with the following qualifications: level 3 2357, BS7671 17th edition, 2395 periodic inspection and testing, AM2. The problem is that it is asking for the 2394 initial inspection and testing, however If i recall correctly then having the 2357 includes...
  13. V

    lighting wiring

    Hello all, When wiring a lighting circuit is it possible to go from the RCD to each switch in the house, then from each switch go to the relevant set of lamps for that particular room?
  14. C

    Rewiring double socket to triple fused socket. however three cables are already there

    would there be an issue wiring three 2.5m2 cables into aterminal strip and then running one cable from the terminal strip into a triplesocket? as there isn't enough room for the fourth cable which will be a fusedspur from here. worried about potential cablerating issue? and obviously not best...
  15. P

    Dual RCD Problem

    Dear all I have been called out to a customer today as they have been experiencing tripping issues. However sometimes its one rcd then a while later it may be the other and sometimes its both at the same time. I have looked at appliances, e.t.c however they do not cross both circuits. The...
  16. P

    Potential main incoming fuse issue

    Hello, I am new to the forum and I hope someone could help me with the following please I have a family member who lives at a very large property with an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. This however uses a lot of power its an old house so the original main incoming board is still intact...
  17. N

    Led track light transformer or alternative fix

    Hi Guys I fitted four 12V track light kits today that a customer had supplied , they came as a kit i.e 3 heads, track and tranny .I supplied the 5w led bulbs and found out they wouldn't work properly as the tranny needed a minimum of 35w to work , I know silly mistake but the previous JLS ones...
  18. Eco Chap

    Storing Battery Storage Systems safely

    Hi all, apologies if this has been covered before, had a search but didn't come up with anything. Score is were installing a Sunny Island unit next month on a pre existing pv system. I'm happy with the installation as far as the Sunny Island go's and confident SMA service can help out with any...
  19. M

    Help with advice on training

    Good afternoon guys first time poster I started my working life off as I carpenter and done most things along the way, I'm now working in maintenace and have been looking at additional training for the last couple of months. I'm looking at doing a city and guilds course in electrics what's...
  20. S

    Eagit Training Center closing down.

    Hello Guy's Ok, im in a bit of a dilemma and just wondering if anyone could offer me any advice?. Last year i was just taken on as a trainee electrician in the offshore indusrty and given the opportunity to train in a new career. However part of the deal with my employer was to also attend...


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