installation

  1. O

    Electric meter installation - need access to neighbour's flat

    Hi there I'm new here so apologies if this is the wrong place, My prepayment electric meter screen went blank last week, I was advised this was to do with a power cut, I am currently on supply. I live in a block of flats and the electrician that came out advised that they would need access to...
  2. H

    EV Charger Installation - Cabling Query?

    Hi, We had a EV charger installed recently over the past day ie 32amp 7.2kw. In the fuse cupboard I’ve attached before and after photos. I have a 100amp fuse for the house. For the new EV board setup, should the 2 grey cables entering the EV board (10mm) be the same 25mm thickness as the...
  3. M

    Can someone help me with the electrical installation path

    So I went to college and got my City & Guilds 2365 level 3 electrical installation diploma, but what do I do next, I know I am meant to look for an apprenticeship but I remember my teacher saying something like you need to apply for an NVQ or some ECS thing, can someone explain the steps AFTER...
  4. Megawatt

    The big difference in the electric terminology and installation regulations and practice in each country!

    I’m from the US and I’m just trying to learn how UK does things and the terminology of what I call something verses what y’all call materials. I read some of this and I mostly don’t know what being said and I’ve been doing this for 32 years
  5. J

    2nd Fix Fire installation Alton Hampshire

    Require 2 2nd fix installers for fire & security. Alton Leisure. GU34
  6. G

    Exterior socket installation

    Hi, I’m planning on installing a double socket on outside wall coming off my main in living room. I’m using black 20mm conduit for my 2.5 cable for running along exterior wall to exterior socket. My question is will the fittings tower-female-adaptors be ok for waterproof situations with pvc...
  7. C

    New consumer unit installation

    I have just installed a new consumer unit in a fairly old house. There were some recently added circuit and some original circuits. The original wiring is very short and there were joints in the old consumer unit using connector blocks. What is generally accepted practice in a situation like this?
  8. K

    adding to my installation

    I have a standard 16 Panels = 4KW of power from my installation doing 50/50 split between powering the house and back to the grid (FIT) I want to add 2 of these: 400W 12V white Wind Turbine Generator Lanterns Vertical Axis Controller 5 Blades how easy is it to connect into the inverter etc ...
  9. C

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done
  10. C

    Book Recommendation Electrical Installation for beginners?

    Hi there, As the title suggests i am looking for a book literally something like electrical installation for dummies. Since i have typed this in with no joy i was wondering if anyone could recommend a book or sort of Haynes manual type thing. I would like to install outside light, and light...
  11. S

    Fire alarm installation

    Thinking of branching out into fire alarm systems as Iv been doing a lot of HMOs and Iv been having a contractor in to undertake this. What qualifications do I need to add this to my portfolio
  12. C

    Earth rod installation services below

    Hello guys I have a job coming up where i will be installing x2 car chargers in an office car park (wall pods) supplied from a PME. When installing earth rods what procedures can anyone recommend to ensure you do not go through any services below? Site drawings would be ideal however they are...
  13. E

    Commercial Type of Installation

    Hi Guys, I would like your take on this Installation. The Supply source is in a switch room & the cable is terminated at the rear of Switch Fuse Disconnector, see photos. The intake at the Distribution Panel is also shown. You will see that the Neutral is connected to the panel metal work. The...
  14. gazdkw82

    Log cabin socket design installation

    Iv got a little install of 2 IP rated sockets to go on an exterior wall of a log cabin. The customer doesn't want to see any cables or containment as you look at the sockets. We've agreed to run black PVC conduit on the rear of the cabin (which is going to have shrubs growing up it) and then...
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    installation condemned by PAT tester

    Apparently the guy did half the house then pulled out the washing machine and saw this. Told the carers not to operate and said he could not continue until the installation had been "made safe" The customer only wanted to know is it unsafe and was the PAT tester right to walk off site part way...
  16. C

    hot tub installation advice

    Hi guys, im having a hot tub delivered in the next few weeks. the hot tub is 32a and will need a 40a rcd from my consumer unit to an outdoor isolator then to my tub. Ideally id like to install an outdoor socket aswell.my consumer unit is an old steepler one using series e and the largest breaker...
  17. Thomas Connolly

    Extractor Fan Installation

    Good Moaning All, Quick question. Need to install and extractor fan in a newly built kitchen. The easiest point for me to run it from is a single socket about a metre away from where it's to be installed. However, the socket is a spur from the kitchen ring, it is Fused and is used for the...
  18. happyhippydad

    Electrical car charging point installation

    At some point I'm going to get asked to fit one of the above and I'd like to know a bit more about it from some people that have already fitted them. I've had a look through section 722, am I right in thinking the following: 1. Has to be on a dedicated circuit? 2. Has to have Type A RCD...
  19. Ian Rogers

    Oven installation question.

    Hi, I have a scenario I would like some opinions on please. I have 2 ovens, one on top of the other. Oven 1 – 3.5kW (not yet installed) Oven 2 – 3.5kW Each feeding into a common heavy duty Bakelite Junction box. Each using the cable hardwired to the appliance by the manufacturer (So I assume...
  20. S

    LED Strip Lighting Installation - Some Specific Queries

    Dear all - I am looking to install some LED strip lighting (it will be wall-mounted near the ceiling, behind some uplight coving). The plan is to pull the power from the mains under the floor and chase the cabling into the wall (brick wall, no studs), to then be cemented/plastered/polyfillered)...
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