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  1. J

    I'm considering having 3 phase installed

    Hi I currently have a 100A single phase supply ( forgive the pun ) & I am considering asking for 3 phases to be installed. I have some workshop equipment that I want to install which are 3 phase and total about 30kW. My property is fed by 2 cables overground on 7 telegraph type poles. My...
  2. T

    Can a remote control ceiling fan operate have a wall installed light/ fan switch too?

    Can a remote controlled ceiling fan have a wall mounted light / fan switch installed to operate the ceiling fan too?
  3. D

    UK 3 Phase PME to domestic building?

    Good evening all.. I have recently installed a new 100amp 3 phase supply for a domestic premises with outhouses. The incoming 100 amp supply is PME and approx 30 metres from the main dwelling, a new metering cupboard was built for the new head and meter. I installed a small sub board and two...
  4. P

    GOODWE HYBRID INVERTER- RCD JUMPING WHEN GOING FROM OFF GRID TO ON GRID - HELP

    Dear Friends, I hope i will find some solution with you. I have installed a system with Goodwe inverter GW10k-ET, hybrid it has 9.3 kwp modules and 6.4 High voltage BYD battery box. This is the situation: We turn on the whole system, everything works perfectly, now we want to simulate a...
  5. D

    Has this consumer unit been installed correctly?

    Hello, Had a sparky install a new consumer unit, has it been done correctly. Bare in mind the chap cut corners on other bits of work he was contracted to do.
  6. littlespark

    Anyone installed a supply for a domestic sauna?

    One of my neighbours asked me to price a supply out to a sauna they are putting in their garden. Wants it done by the 16th when its getting delivered, and im on holiday for a week... So this is my job for the 15th when I come back. Not had time to get BBB out and do the calcs, 4 - 5 Person...
  7. M

    Solar Edge inverter installed along with pvdc monitor & growatt voltage optimiser?

    Bit out of my area but hopefully a quick one for someone with the right experience. Central Oxford domestic installation done by reputable company for elderly lady. Single property has installed: Solar Edge single phase inverter Growatt voltage optimiser VO60 PVDC Voltage monitor? 3kw battery...
  8. Jacky

    Advice please on why recently installed cooker is sometimes tripping the tripswitch

    Hello all. recently bought a secondhand dual fuel cooker. Range Master Leisure.. Serial No. 5407003589. When it was first put in it worked fine. Then the following day, when the fan oven was switched on it would trip out. Got in touch with guy we bought cooker from and he said he never had...
  9. D

    Industrial Permanent Diesel Generators Installed Inside a Building

    Do somone know requirements for Permanent Diesel Generators Installed Inside a Building ?
  10. T

    Aritect CS350 Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms - Engineer Code

    Hi All I have a Aritech Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms who have ceased trading. Can someone please PM me the Engineer Codes? Thanks
  11. cprfenom

    How are fuses installed in this isolator

    Hi All, Probably an obvious and stupid question, but how do the HRC BS88 Fuses get mounted in this Isolator
  12. J

    Wiring advice for multi room extractor fan

    Hi all I have installed the 92430AW XPLUS 2 MULTI POINT VENTILATION UNIT I wired it in like for like with an old unit. The fan stays constantly on. Do I just wire in the switch lines into the L1, L2, L3? Or is there a way to wire this in. It's probably very simple but it's confusing me.
  13. S

    Problem with newly installed light

    Hi guys just wondered if anyone had any ideas about this problem. Installed new chandelier (with 12 SES type lamps) type light that they bought themselves in customers lounge the other day, tested afterwards, working fine. Customer calls, apparently after an hour the light goes off and stops...
  14. J

    Hive install with Mainslink pro installed

    Have had the Mainslink Pro installed with the timer now out of action (communication cables were cut, so used the mainslink to RF the signal from boiler to airing cuboard, where all other equipment is stored (pump/tank ect.) Hive chap is coming in 2 days and I wondered if the hive would work...
  15. S

    Twin&earth and SWA installed loose on floor

    Hi All, The contractor working for Magnet Kitchens at my brother's house has run the sockets ring in 2.5 T&E, plus an SWA for the cooker supply, by laying these cables on the floor under the units. I'm fairly sure this isn't acceptable - at least these cables should be clipped up against the...
  16. T

    So I may be buying a house with P.V. installed....

    It looks suspiciously like I am buying a house soon. It has a 2kw PV array and sunny boy inverter install about four years ago. I know little about PV from an installation viewpoint and even less as a potential end user. Anyone know any crash courses for dummies in PV? For instance the vendor...
  17. C

    DB installed connected & tested

    Just your thoughts on this DB,it’s a Lewden type,I personally don’t like them. Bus bar,not ideal,main switch on right,space very tight to make connections,hate the rcbo’s,screws in front of each other,making it hard to retighten .
  18. C

    HIVE - UT1 programmer and ES1 Thermostat wiring issues

    I have a British Gas installed Worcester 28i boiler with a UT1 programmer and ES1 Thermostat and trying to replace the UT1 and ES1 with Hive. ES1 The wiring for the ES1 is 4 wires Brown, Blue, Black and Green/Yellow. the black and yellow/green wires have red sleeves near the end. (All 4 wires...
  19. J

    As Installed drawings

    Hi guys I need to produce a set of as installed drawings for an install we recently completed It's nothing fancy, a storage facility with approximately 10 circuits Is there any software/programmes out there which would be able to produce pdf's without breaking the bank?
  20. Andy-1960

    Sizing power cables part installed in ducts

    Anybody help with the sizing of power cables when the cable is part run in a duct. The supply in question is 630A, so it makes a big difference! If the cable run is 40m where 8m is in a duct, do you have to rate the cable as if it was in a duct for its entire length? The supply in question is...
  21. S

    Help with commercial PV install

    I have installed several domestic 3 and 4kW PV systems over the last five or six years and a few 10KW systems but i dont have experience with larger commercial installs. I have now been asked by a previous customer to provide an estimate to install a 30kW system on his factory. He has already...
  22. T

    SELV Outdoor Recessed Brick Lights

    I have a customer who wants two brick lights installing in a wall either side of his electric gates. The Electric gate installer has installed flex from the control box to roughly where the lights would go, part of which is buried. Obviously I'm not comfortable about sending 240v down this...
  23. C

    double pole switch on a bathroom selv fan

    Just bought a xpelair 12v humidistat 100mm fan to go in zone 1 and reading instructions it asks for a d/p switch. Is that the regs ? I assumed it could be wired as normal i.e. live from light switch and perm live etc .. having looked into it a bit more it seems i could go 230 v if rcd protected...
  24. D

    Another "exporting PME post"...

    I have a situation whereby a new build property has had a green electrical cabinet installed at its boundary, and a new 3ph PME supply installed. There is a 4c 25mm SWA from here to the detached garage, which will house the plant room (3ph ground source heat pump, 3ph PV inverter), and then...
  25. yellowvanman

    Inverter on earth stake?

    Been asked to replace an old consumer unit, PV installed so bonding etc up to scratch. House supply is TNCS, however with the PV wiring the inverter (Fronius) is on its own earth stake! So that makes 2 earthing systems in close proximity! Why would they want to earth stake the inverter?
  26. Stuart Houghton

    Export Limitation

    I received a call from a person who was not a customer of mine asking to connect up his 8 kW PV system. Its a new build and the modules were installed when the scaffolding was up, this was several months ago. System is 2 x ABB PVI 3.6-TL-OUTD inverters connected to 32 x 250 watt modules. The...
  27. plodder1

    Hi People, I am new to the forum and I am looking for price advice.

    We have a convenience store and are having a new suspended ceiling installed but we are also having 16 light fittings installed. I believe the wiring is okay and I think we will be going for LED fittings. I just wondered if anyone can advise on the price roughly just so I have an idea.
  28. L

    Reference Methods??

    Hi there, I was just looking to find out what would be the most appropriate reference method to use. the distribution circuits leave the fuse board in 3 meters of trunking, then onto basket most of the ciruicts at lower lever then come down the wall in conduit which has been pre installed in...
  29. Marvo

    Come up and camp at my place for a few days...he says

    Yeah, a buddy of mine sold his house and bought himself a few hundred hectares in the middle of nowhere about 6 months ago. I haven't heard a peep out of him for 6 months then out of the blue he's Captain Hospitable. Come for a ride up on your bike he says, spend a few days he says, don't worry...
  30. G

    Load and heat

    Hello. New to this forum stuff so hopefully this makes sense. I've recently installed a 10mm 3core cable (H07FN-R) to power a 12kw electric boiler. On full power the boiler is drawing 46Amps. I'm a bit concerned as the cable is omitting a slight heat when drawing this load, was just wondering if...
  31. D

    Cable tray

    Hi guys Could someone please tell me what distance apart the threaded rod supports should be on a 150mm tray. Thanks
  32. Stuart Houghton

    PV Plus / PV+ - any good?

    Not sure myself ! PV Plus (PV+) Grid Voltage Optimiser Monitor Unit (Fully Installed) | The Renewable Energy Hub - https://www.renewableenergyhub.co.uk/product/pv-plus-grid-voltage-optimiser-monitor-unit-fully-installed.html PV Plus (PV+) Voltage Solar Panel System Generation Optimiser...
  33. T

    Domestic Wires under no floorboards ?

    How would you approach laying in ring downstairs with no floorboards or joists just bare ground, the property is being refurbished ? Bit puzzled by this one !
  34. Worcester

    Another one bites the dust ... And Another..

    AS the Queen song goes. Just got another call - system installed by a now non-trading concern, fried inverter, Samil in this case. The question is, what do you replace them with - Samil only had a 2 year warranty. Like for lIke? Something with a longer warranty? ABB / SMA ?
  35. E

    VAT rating on batteries and off grid.

    Been out of the loop for a bit, am I right in assuming that batteries for a domestic self consumption situation are 5%? Also for off grid systems? Cheers E
  36. M

    25mm Armour installation + home automation "control 4"

    im about to go down london to do a job. currently waiting on manweb to install the new cable going in + meter. they have put 100a fuse for a building with 3 story's + basement and all completely home automated "littrally everything is home automated lol" The isolater is roughly 8 meters away...
  37. M

    Siemens install fuses

    Hi All project nearing completion block flats, installed Main switch tails for connection only small 200Amp 3 phase. all ready Ryefield installed meter boards all ready. head on up to trunking. tails installed 95mm TRI /BI rated Siemens arrive on site ah can't connect those tails anymore...
  38. C

    Extent of testing

    200 A 3phase cutout bs88 fuses... manweb said they wouldnt connect the installed 95mm tails for the installed 100ma rcd for temporary site ofiices etc this supplies a large 3 phase board that currently supplies a smaller 3 phase board from 100 amp 3 phase mcb... If i installed the last 3 phase...
  39. happyhippydad

    What to enter on schedule of Inspections for EIC?

    Hello all, The Schedule of Inspection forms for an EIC offer you 2 suggestions to enter in the boxes, either a tick to say an inspection has been carried out and the result is satisfactory or N/A to show that an inspection is not applicable to a particular item. In section 7 (consumer...
  40. BigSim

    LED light flashing?

    Hi guys. Came accross this issue and wondered if anybody else has experienced anything similar. Installed a new lighting circuit in some outbuildings and the customer supplied a little 10w LED flood light for one of them. Completed the installation and when the testing was complete energised...
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