1. happyhippydad

    Using an front S type RCD on a TT installation

    I usually install dual RCD consumer units rather than RCBO boards due to cost, however with the cost of RCBO's coming down I have started fitting consumer units with RCBO's. On an installation with TT as it's means of earthing I would always replace the main switch of the dual RCD consumer unit...
  2. A

    Loft installation methods

    So new build bungalow is to have 300mm loft insulation as told by building control. This means installation method 101 comes into place however as it's a bungalow all circuits including cooker ring mains etc will be installed this way as they come from the loft space down. This installation...
  3. K

    MICC cable gland installation London NW3

    I'm looking for someone who is able to install new gland on MICC cable, with have to cuted for new fuse box , I'm in London NW3
  4. O

    UK Electrical oven installation

    Just purchased a new oven which has a 13amp fused plug attached. The kitchen has a cooker terminal which has 6mm cable coming from it. The existing oven has a 2.5mm flex (no plug). The hob is separate and also has a 2.5mm flex. Both oven and hob have been chocolate boxed to the 6mm cable - I did...
  5. R

    Domestic Automatic Transfer Switch and earthing system installation advice

    Hi, I am planning to install a hybrid solar/wind power system. When it comes to 230V AC, I'd like to supply power to a home circuit with mainly LED lighting, It will draw probably never more than a few hundred watts. This circuit is connected on the main breaker panel to a 10A breaker,one pole...
  6. J

    UK Installation for welder

    Hi. I'm planning to buy single phase walder with supply current of 16A. In got unused 32A mcb in my breaker box. I want to replace it with 16A type C or D and use about 7m long 4mm cable to connect 16A interlocked socket. Socket will go on wall of garage that is part of house. What type of...
  7. T

    'Particulars of the installation' for two submains split at the origin.

    At the origin, I have 25mm tails split to two fused switches. One 63a fuse protecting a 16mm (3 core SWA) submain to a DB (100a main switch RCBO board) at one side of the property and one 80a fuse protecting a 25mm (3 core SWA) submain to a DB (100a main switch RCBO board) at the other side of...
  8. J

    Mechanical Engineer and part time electrical installation course

    Hi All, Thanks for your time in advance. I'm currently working as a mechanical engineer, in which I did an apprenticeship years ago and achieved NVQ Level 3 (ONC). I'm not looking to change careers but would like to attend evening college classes in order to gain qualifications (possibly to...
  9. D

    Smart Light Installation

    Hi all, I could use some help identifying the wires in one of my light switch box to swap out for a smart light switch. I see the line and load wires that were connected to the old switch, one of which is pigtailed from 3 separate wires. I also see the white neutral wires that were tucked...
  10. T

    Tips for an app about design and installation of photovoltaic systems.

    Hello: I am developing an app for design and installation of photovoltaic systems. I request advice to know what would be the most necessary functions in this app. Thanks
  11. T

    Installation method

    So, we’re creating office space out of 2 classrooms. Metal stud wall will be put up, grid ceiling everywhere. We’ve had a price by one firm. I think it’ll be twin and earth lashed in in the ceiling void based on the price (although i haven’t seen spec yet). Given a job like this, would you find...
  12. Lou

    Solar Installer Cambridge Solar - East England Solar Installers

    Cambridge Solar are award winning, MCS approved, Solar PV installers and renewable energy specialists with more than 10 years experience in the UK renewable energy industry. We carry out solar PV installations (pv solar panels), but also other renewable energy technologies such as solar thermal...
  13. Lou

    Solar Installer Solar South West Ltd - Solar Panel Installers in South West

    Solar panels & energy systems in the South West Solar South West Ltd (SWW) is one of the largest independent PV installers in the UK, providing renewable solar energy systems through professional turnkey solar panel installation and maintenance services. Having operated as solar panel...
  14. Lou

    Solar Installer The Heat Source - Solar installers in East Midlands

    The Heat Source offer solar panel installation throughout Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. Before installing your solar panels, we carry out a full survey to determine the size and orientation of any solar panel installation. We then calculate the number of panels your roof can support and...
  15. Lou

    Solar Installer Green Yorkshire Solar | Solar Installers Yorkshire

    Green Yorkshire Solar provide a wide range of solar PV and solar thermal solutions for homes in Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. We have installed on 1000’s of homes throughout Yorkshire, contact us get a quote for your new solar pv or solar thermal system. We are experts in solar for...
  16. Lou

    Solar Installer Northburn Solar | Solar installation in North East

    Northburn Solar prides itself on helping its customers by listening to their needs and offering systems that meet not only the technical requirements but are aesthetically pleasing and practical too. It is for this reason we can offer a variety of systems to meet your requirements whether your...
  17. Lou

    Solar Installer Solarfix NI Ltd - Solar Panel Installers Northern Ireland

    Solarfix NI Ltd is a leading One-Stop Solar Specialist. We offer Commercial & Residential Solar PV Installations, LG Chem and Battery Storage, Solar Repairs & Upgrades, EV Chargepoint, Off-Grid Solar, Underfloor heating, Heat recovery, and Heat pumps across Northern Ireland. Based in Mallusk...
  18. S

    Is certificate part of installation?

    I don’t want to see my sister ripped off, so I thought I’d ask a quick question of you guys if I may? My sister had underfloor heating installed in bathroom with new circuit. The electrician said he would get her a minor regs certificate which She needs to uphold the underfloor heating...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. D

    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...
  22. 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
  23. J

    2nd Fix Fire installation Alton Hampshire

    Require 2 2nd fix installers for fire & security. Alton Leisure. GU34
  24. 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...
  25. 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?
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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
  28. 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...
  29. 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
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. GBDamo

    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...
  34. 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 consumer unit is an old steepler one using series e and the largest breaker...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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)...
  39. C

    T.V aerial installation

    Hi, I am rewiring a house in a couple weeks and the customer wants some coax ran in for t.v points, however there is no aerial in the property as the last owner didnt have a tv. Is installing an aerial a pretty straightforward job or am i best telling him to get someone else in to do that? Thanks
  40. C

    Issuing and installation certificate

    I had an emergency call out to replace a consumer unit, (used a fully 18th edition compliant board) when compiling the installation certificate your not allowed any limitations. now i know the rest of the house does not need to conform to 18th edition standards but The house is a large house so...
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