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    Cooker installation hot zone

    I need to get a new cooker either gas hob or electric hob. My landlady asked me to Sort out a new oven as she is on holiday. But I have been looking for new ovens and want to know if there will be an issue installing a new oven due to the current location of the sockets above the cooker? See...
  2. R

    USA Need a sanity check on a 3-way smart switch installation.

    Hi. I'm a newbie in this forum. I'm a homeowner who's done plenty of simple lighting, outlets, etc. even including a couple of circuit breakers. I've never done a 3-way switch before though, let alone a 3-way smart switch. I've been doing my homework, but would still like a sanity check. The...
  3. C

    Motor installation

    Ok, say you had a constant operating 25 or 60kw motor in the UK. How would you wire this up? What type of MCB, fuse, starter, overload protection, wire ect would you use? Basically the rules and typical setup that you would see out on the job.
  4. Click Dual USB Sockets

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  5. Click USB-C Sockets

    Click USB-C Sockets

    Supporting both Type A and Type C USB ports. Type C USB is reversible and can be plugged in either upwards or downwards. More information - https://www.scolmore.com/products/usbc/
  6. Scolmore

    The Ring is dead, long live the Radial!⚡

    The Ring is dead, long live the Radial!⚡ When wiring socket outlets do you: 1. Use ring final circuits 2. Use radial circuits
  7. A

    Australia choosing cable voltage rating

    Hi, for a single phase LV installation, how do you determine whether to use 450V/750V or 0.6/1kV cable. Thanks
  8. C

    SPD Installation

    Hey guys, Came across a retro fit SPD today on a BG board. It was a dual split board and the MCB for the SPD was hanging off the end. I've not retro fitted an SPD but I would of though the MCB should be off the main switch at the head of the install? The blue book just says at the origin. I...
  9. P

    ELECSA Certification Scheme Does a rewire have to have the electrical installation cert done by an NICEIC registered electrician ?

    Hi everyone first time asking on this so sorry if it’s been asked before. I’ve been asked to carry out a rewire in a private house and I’ve recently started my own company so I’m not registered with NICEIC or SELECT as I’m in Scotland. I’ve read conflicting reports that I can and can’t provide...
  10. electricwizard

    Electrical Installation Course & Maths

    Hello all, I have enrolled on an Electrical Installation Level 2 course. I've formerly worked in more academic fields, but I haven't used any sort of advanced mathematics in years, such as algebra, trigonometry, or transpositions in nearly a decade. I guess I'm asking for peace of mind as I am...
  11. J

    Hello, I would like to download Camélia a Mechanical calculation software for overhead distribution lines. can someone have it's installation or link

    Hello, I would like to download Camélia a Mechanical calculation software for overhead distribution lines. can someone have it's installation or link ??
  12. E

    Nest thermostat e installation

    Hi I want to replace my current Honeywell CM927 with a Nest e. I'm having some trouble identifying the correct wiring. Please see pictures of current receiver I want to replace with the nest e heat link. Any advice and instructions would be greatly appreciated.
  13. M

    Wifi Connected SMARTSTAT installation

    Hello - I have a Worcester Bosch Greenstar System Boiler. I have a simple Honeywell programmer at the boiler to programme both HW and Heating. I have a Honeywell CM67 programmable roomstat. I have a hot water cylinder with cylinder-stat. All works well but having a WB 30i system condensing...
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    UK Do I need a Minor Works or Electrical Installation Report?

    Hi guys just looking for a bit of clarification. Im about to start a job in a kitchen thats being renovated and theres a couple of electrical alterations. A new cooker + hob replaced like for like, and an old switched spur on a radial circuit that controlled a heater is being made into a single...
  15. T

    Making the best of a bad PV installation

    I'm after some practical, expert advice on changing a solar PV system. Got a 4 kW system which I probably paid too much for in 2016-ish when FiTs were still a thing and which is annoyingly inefficient, mainly due to the Growatt SP2000 battery which only kicks in after dark, when the panels are...
  16. M

    hot tub installation

    Hi all im looking for some advice on installing a hot tub, the supplier specifies a 16 amp type c mcb, a 20 amp rotary switch and an ip rated 13 amp socket with rcd protection, the run of swa cable from the consumer unit to the rotary switch is 30m, I will then run an swa from the rotary switch...
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    Hi guys. To those in countries with TNC-S. What are your requirements regarding installation of earth rods for domestic installs?

    Hi Guys. Firstly, am glad to join the group. Secondly I am very curious to hear from those who have TNC-S as their electrical supply I have 2 questions (1) Are you required to install an earth rod (stake or mesh) on the homeowners property? and (2) what are your regulations regarding its...
  18. T

    Car USB socket installation, excess wires.

    I’ve had a go at installing a USB dual socket in place of the factory fitted cigarette lighter in. VW Polo (2005). The old cigarette socket had three wires going into a connecter into the back. The new socket only has two terminals on the rear. How should i connect the new socket? Where should...
  19. S

    EICR. Installation needs to meet 18th?

    Hello All Planning on going away for a year or two and renting the house out so will need an EICR. The consumer unit is old and has a 12 MCBs protecting each of 12 circuits. Some of the lighting radials are merged together under a single MCB. Suspect a 16 circuit cu might be better. Perhaps of...
  20. R

    DIY Installation Help - I'm looking to install 2x 5ft LED batten lights (45w) along with a wall switch and 2x double wall sockets

    Afternoon all, Just bought a house with a remote garage, said garage has no power or lighting. I'm hoping to use the garage as a gym and some storage so I'm looking to install 2x 5ft LED batten lights (45w) along with a wall switch and 2x double wall sockets. Found this off-grid solar kit and...
  21. M

    checking dc current in ac installation

    how do you check if you have DC current in CU for the purposes of saturating a type AC RCD causing it to malfunction.Thanks Mack.
  22. A

    Is there a bridging qualification for Marine electrical installation?

    Hi All, Forgive me if this has been asked before. I am interested in looking into getting into electrical installation on the marine side of things. I did a City & Guilds 2357 NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) some years back in order to become a qualified...
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    Has my installation been wired correctly?

    I had solar pv panels installed on an annexe to our main house with the idea that it could feed the main house. The consumer unit to the annexe (house 2) connects underground to a meter in house 1 where house 1 has its own meter and its own consumer unit. I have no electrical skills but have...
  24. Z

    3 Way Switch/Dimmer Installation Help

    Hey There, I am trying to install a new wall dimmer to replace my old one. (I needed something LED compatible.) [Pictures at link below for reference to following description] On the old dimmer, there were 2 wires coming off it. One wire joined to 3 wires coming out of the wall. (2 black, 1...
  25. nicnic66

    Assessment of installation for EICR codes?

    Can I get everyone's opinion on the following please for EICR coding? TN-C-S INSTALLATION Ze = 0.26 Pfc 0.9kA SUPPLY FUSE IS 60AMP 1361 16MM2 TAILS FROM CUT OUT TO METER 16MM2 TAILS FROM METER TO SWITCH FUSE 6MM2 MAIN EARTH (C2) SWITCH FUSE IS 80 AMP 1361 16MM2 T+E BURIED IN WALL...
  26. C

    12v solar installation - covered by Part P?

    Hi all I am looking to install a 12v system on my roof terrace to power a few LED lights. I was going to connect a 12v transformer into an existing FCU inside the property, and then run a 12v circuit from this to power the lights on the roof terrace. However, I understand that this is Part P...
  27. T

    I am currently studying level 3 electrical installation

    I was hoping thered would be someone that would see this that is a bit better on theory then i am.
  28. K

    Electrical Apprenticeship Stoke-On-Trent

    I am looking for an Electrical Apprenticeship in Stoke-On-Trent. I have completed level 1 & 2 Electrical Installation. Any help would be appreciated?
  29. M

    Cable trays in domestic installation

    Having house rewired, and thinking of making use of 600mm wide horizontal galvanised cable tray secured between joists in ceiling. Can the cables simply be layed in the tray or do the regs. require that each cable is secured to the tray & what sort of fixings are allowed?
  30. S

    Using SY cable in a fixed installation

    Hi, got a job that’s coming up which involves putting electricity to a wagon that’s half way down a field from someone’s house. They want it so it’s like a caravan, so they can disconnect the power lead whenever they want and move the wagon around. There’s only 2 circuits in the wagon; 4 lights...
  31. R

    Cooker Isolation Switch Installation

    Hello all Here's a picture of a newly installed cooker isolation switch. As you can see it is located under a worktop. You are looking at it with the two fridge that is normally located under the worktop in that location removed. I would appreciate your opinions on the location of the switch...
  32. T

    Nest learning (3rd Gen) Wiring. Please help!

    Hi, I am located in Middle East and plan to install 2 of Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) on my Apartment. Current thermostat installed is HoneyWell which control Heating/Cooling and 3-Speed Fan (for exhaust vent?). I have attached the photos to show the actual wiring at the back of...
  33. P

    Fire/intruder alarm installation Perth/Dundee area

    Looking for any recommendation on who to get to install a fire and intruder alarm for a remote site (we won't be present most of the week) between Dundee and Perth, Scotland. Actual system is really simple as only one room, two doors, one window, but it needs to be remotely monitored by...
  34. S

    Electric cooker installation

    Hi folks, not sure if I have posted in the right place, but I'm looking for some advice on installing an electric cooker. I intend to replace my old free-standing electric cooker with a new one. I went to a department store who do the delivery and install. The person asked me a few...
  35. P

    Installation of 7 integrated down lights price ?

    Hey guys, First post here. I recently installed a LED bathroom light + wireless switch for my sibling friend for 150 euro, I supplied the materials. Now she wants me to install 4+3 down lights (7 in total) in her kitchen. What do you guys think in relations to pricing ? Does 300-350 sound...
  36. M

    Noob needs help with car audio installation.

    Hi guys trying to install new sub and amp into 2007 subaru liberty. Just want to know what the best method for this will be? Ive done some research and it says i need a line output converter installed since i have a factory headunit with no RCA outputs. If anyone knows about this stuff this is...
  37. jc71292

    Transitioning from installation to Maintenance in a food factory

    Hello everyone, I'm thinking of transitioning to a maintenance role in a food factory in the near future and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on any courses I could do to help me with doing the job? I have a PLC course booked at learn technique as that is something that interested in...
  38. D

    Residential Fire alarm installation west London

    I need a fire alarm installing in a house that was converted into flats 30 years ago. It comprises 3 units. Ground floor and basement maisonette, 1st floor flat, 2nd floor flat. There is a communal entrance hall and internal staircase serving the front doors of each unit. The fire risk...
  39. T

    Fire system installation training

    Hi all, I'm looking for some help with regards to Fire system installation training. I'm currently working with a friend of mine installing addressable fire systems. I come from a mostly house bashing background but looking to add more strings to my bow. Basically I'm looking for any suggestions...
  40. Robc77

    Garage installation

    So I’m installling a garage DB 63a 30ma RCD With. 6a and 32a mcb Using 2.5 swa from the consumer unit what would the rated needed for protection on the house DB?
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