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  1. GBDamo

    Interesting electrical things wot I have found on site

    Don't know if we have a running thread? Saw this for the first time today? Anyone fitted any?
  2. Doomed

    Interesting place for a room stat

    In a cupboard in the corner of a bedroom I find this
  3. W

    Just joined

    Howdy all. Just joined here and looking forward to some interesting discussions. I'm sure I'll have some questions and hopefully I can contribute a bit too.
  4. T

    Combing two incoming municipal electricity supplies

    I've an interesting problem. I've got an potential client. It is a commercial property that used to be two separate businesses each with a separate 60 Amp single phase electricity municipal electricity supplies to the same building. The one company has gone bust while the other one has grown...
  5. D

    Interesting article about small business pension pitfall

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-50157515 Thee three words
  6. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting talk with DNO engineer

    Had the DNO out to check cut out, make a sheathed earth available today and pull fuse whilst I fit isolator. Got talking about pulling fuses and the seal fairy, he said Western Power normally just give you a dont be naughty talk and doesn't get why they dont just allow registered electricians to...
  7. D

    Another Nagy production covers controversy subject

    3rd part work / certification of A another’s job (skip the intro start at 2min45)
  8. lozarus

    Interesting Cable Size?

    Apologies if this is a bit "sad", or if it's easily answered! Whilst going about my business I happened across this old reel of RS flex - labelled as "0.15mm SQ 3 Core White". Obviously far below the minimum accepted size for appliance flex of 0.5mmsq. A part of me thought it may be for...
  9. Charlie_

    Interesting Television programs

    Channel 4 looks like it’s currently worth watching
  10. C

    Interesting for a Friday night pub

    What you reckon
  11. Pete999

    Probably not interesting for most, but it is for me.

    Can anyone help? trying to get information on RAF Colerne during the 1970s, specifically the DOE/PSA Members, please help if you can.
  12. Gavin John Hyde

    interesting electrical fire in Yate nr Bristol

    Just read an interesting albeit brief story on a fire in Bristol. Looks as if the DNO cut out caught fire. its rare for a cut out to go up,more likely a loose wire on one of the tails to or from meter. looking at the images the incoming supply has been cut back and nothing is left. i like the...
  13. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting video for smart meter fitting

    Came across this video online, its one of the training videos they give to smart meter fitters at the training shed. not sure about the way they go about polarity testing, testing a couple sockets can give a mixed outcome, 2 sockets doesn't mean the rest is okay. what about other circuits?
  14. T

    To remainers and leavers alike please read for an interesting take on the matter

    REVEALED: How Whitehall thought British public TOO STUPID to be trusted with EU decision - https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/883540/FCO-30-1048-Brexit-EU-secret-document-damned-Britain-EU-membership Does this change your views on Brexit? Were you aware of these issues?
  15. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting cutout and apparent lack of earth

    Called to house customer wants new shower fitted, 2 extra sockets in conservatory and possibly the board upgraded. No rcds on the board and when the smart meter folks came before christmas they refused to fit one due to the old cut out and fuse carrier cracked and old DNO(wpd) have been and...
  16. Shoei

    Domestic Amazon - Interesting advice for wiring a Sonoff smart switch

    Sonoff T1 eu 1c Smart WiFi RF APP Touch Control Wall Light Switch 1 2 Gang 86 Type UK Panel Smart Home The intelligent switch is only applicable when connected to neutral line. If there is no neutral line available, you can draw a neutral line from the wall socket to connect to this device...
  17. M

    Here’s a interesting article

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-you-really-test-circuit-6-dan-jackson-fiet incasee u dont use liked in heres the article in 2 posts An interesting article about testing , as there are companies out there pricing at £6/£8 a circuit ( madness) basicly just giving a report with unable to...
  18. Gavin John Hyde

    NICEIC Certification Scheme interesting convo with NICEIC today

    Had my annual visit today, passed so all good. Discussed when exactly i was meant to have the 18th edition, he said that actually i didnt need to do the course as there is quite a long window. As the NICEIC/Elecsa are allowing upto 2 years - yes 2 years for those already registered to get it as...
  19. C

    Interesting fault on machine.

    Had an interesting fault today. Don’t know if any of you like working out problems, but anyway. A traveling saw, Lenze servo controlled travel, Servo speed is controlled by encoder. Saw blade is controlled by VFD. Problem: Servo travels to over travel limit very jerkily when turned on & saw...


    Hi all, I visited a property yesterday which consists of two shops with a flat above each shop. This was a preliminary visit on behalf of the new owners who are looking to refurbish and rent out. I went to check out the supply, bonding etc. and found a single phase supply feeding both shops and...
  21. SparkySy

    Interesting new socket outlet!

    Just wondering if anyone had seen this article. Pin-free Mi Plug project reimagines power outlets for the 21st century - https://www.dezeen.com/2018/10/07/pin-free-mi-plug-wireless-technology-design/amp/ And what thoughts people had on them. I thought it was a clever idea and am surprised no...
  22. DPG

    Interesting cut-out and meter install

    What's your thoughts on this install done by a utility company? No prizes, just for fun :-)
  23. kkkkk

    Socket ring circuit 6mm to 2.5mm - interesting!

    Hi all Working on a site with a general builder who planned on doing all the electrical work - total rewire - on the job, and is miffed because the home owner decided to call in a qualified electrician and get his certificates - builder has run some lighting cables, any old cable he had lying...
  24. C

    an interesting wall switch (faulty)

    A client currently has a wall switch in the bathroom which is no longer operating, the switch operates on the detection of heat from your hand. to get around the regulation for wall switches in bathroom they installed a SELV switch which currently sits behind the tilling, you operate the lights...
  25. T

    Interesting three way conversion to two way and swap for time lag.

    If your bored or like a challenge I thought (maybe wrongly) this might be interesting to trainees and maybe others. As the title convert three way switching to two way (Sw 2 + 3) danlers time lag (Master and slave) using switch 2 and 3. Assume you cannot find the junction box. Can it be done...
  26. T

    So how do I get my business name at the top of the page like ergelectrics then

    So I suppose I have to sponsor the forum. But maybe it is not the best place to advertise for electricians an electricians forum?
  27. 123

    An interesting callout yesterday....

    No power to the house, didn't take long to find the problem.
  28. andysparkfree

    an interesting idea ,but what do yo guys think

    Hello all wondering what you guys think of an idea that one of my electricians presented me with this afternoon location: semi industrial kitchen number of circuits ran to distribution board x 12 (they will be connected to 30ma rcbo units) now the original idea was to install the classic...
  29. E

    interesting job for friday..

    got to investigate an ex cannabis farm and to make safe tomorrow, hope there is some goodies lying about ;)
  30. O

    Interesting 4 core flex ...

    Came across this today... When fault finding a boiler control change ....
  31. P

    Some interesting photos you may like.

    Just thought I'd post a few photos of some of the things I've come across working for NDO. ! and 3 pretty obvious, number 2 lights flickering in several properties, was burned off jocky in feeder pillar. Number 4, some one had stolen the wall! Number 5 got the explanation "Well it's only a...
  32. O

    An interesting customer observation

    I did an EICR a few weeks back that highlighted a number of problems, with a CU change advised. So I went back on Monday, changed the CU and redid the EICR ..... then sent both documents to the client along with my invoice They emailed me today, so I pointed out they diffent - this is their...
  33. Flanders

    Interesting EICR ,Quote required

    Was sent a EICR report the other day to quote the remedial work. Just thought I would share the highlights with you . This is a school and all observations were code 1 or 2s ------------------------------------------------------------------ Lighting Circuits require further investigate for...
  34. SparkyChick

    Interesting IR Readings - Any ideas?

    Hi all, Well, this one is interesting and I have absolutely no idea what could be causing this. Just added a PIR to a lighting circuit, very simple, disconnect the lamp and move the feed cables to feed a PIR and then onto the lamp itself. Nice straightforward. Doing my testing for the minor...
  35. M

    Be Gentle

    Hiya lads i am new to this forum so be gentle i am a 45y/o timserved spark i had my own buisness for 15 years and was also a registered gas engineer and plumber so busy. when the trade took a downturn i decided to work for a company and now i am an electrical technician at a local hospital with...
  36. Midwest

    F1 Season 2017

    Much like last years thread, testing still ahead, but I wonder whether this years cars will make things more interesting, all will it still be the procession behind the Mercedes's two cars, with the rest, best of the rest? For some reason, contentiously, I've decided on Sky Q to see F1 in ultra...
  37. A

    Substation work

    Hey guys, Just want to ask a quick question, How do you get into substation work and maintenance is there some sort of course. This is considering you already have nvq 3 and gold card. thanks in advance
  38. B

    MCS and RECC Audits

    Had our first post new MCS Guideline audits from both bodies in Sept. Both went very well. MCS guy was a bit dry and factual. RECC lady was really interesting and very supportive and informative. No major changes to how we operate. Couple of changes to our website. And a few small changes...
  39. S

    Shocking Barking Acknowledgement - GD Won't Kick in Until 2014

    BBC Radio 4 - You and Yours, Insulation collapse, call centre voice recognition technology , Insulation The man is deluded. He doesn't even understand the basics of the measures. £12 million on pilots - no results yet. "Well into the next year until GD is full up and running" Wonder how many...
  40. sparkymalarky

    Advantages and disadvantages of Ring Circuits

    Found this argument on the IET website and it made for interesting reading at work! http://www.------.org/resources/wiring-regulations/ringcir.cfm?type=zip
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