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    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...
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    Nest learning thermostat

    Hi, I went to a job yesterday to install 2 x nest smart thermostats on an S plan system with 2 heating zones. when I took the cover off the wiring centre the cables from the central heating zones, cylinder stat and hot water were pre made plugs that clip into the circuit board as opposed to...
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    Newly registered here - mainly for soaking up info & learning!

    Just registered - mainly here for soaking up info & learning. Happy to help others if I can, but I'm no sparky, so probably unlikely :( Will help if I can though. Mainly here for solar motorhome chat, as currently mid-way through a van conversion. Cheers :)
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    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...
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    Any recommendations in/near Oxford?

    Hi there guys and gals, I am hoping you might be able to help.... I'm currently an Subby Arborist based in Oxford and am looking to transition into the Electricians world. I'm looking for somewhere that might do weekend/ evening courses so I could earn whilst I learn. I have looked at Able...
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    Electrician The old one still learning

    Hi guys me again still learning at 54. Just doing some testing at home to get my head around things Testing end to end of rfc and getting different readings on end to end of phase and end to end of neutrals. Am I correct to be thinking a bad connection on an outlet somewhere as rfc wired in...
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    Domestic Help on learning heating systems for domestic properties

    Could someone point me in the right direction for learning everything I need to know on heating systems throughout my apprenticeship I didn’t get to do a lot of it and would like to know my stuff . Thanks
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    Domestic NIC 18th Ed Online Learning Material - Mistake?

    So am on one of the last modules concerning the appendices and i am sure the formula at the bottom of the screen grab (see lower down) should say ...0.8 x Zs and not ...0.8 x Ze. Further, i can't seem to find this formula in the regs book - i guess because it is 'Informative' only maybe? The...
  9. Ironbones

    Commercial Still Learning -Whats this for connected to contactor and overload.

    Hi All Could someone explain this to me please. Connected to the contactor, over load are two coils (are they ferrite chokes) please see photos. Also why only two and not three one for each phase, marked with a 65 in the photos. The motor is used to control a blower unit, that moves a bean...
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    Learning material for 2391

    As the title says can anyone recommend good books or websites or anything else to help with the 2391 Thanks
  11. cprfenom

    Looking for some learning literature for motors

    Hi all, I am looking to take a Red Seal exam to start my process to move to Canada as a skilled trade. Here, I don't do much with motors, but there its more prevalent in the exams. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions for web research or books I can use to give me guidence?
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    Approved Electrician, distanced learning. Installation project

    Afternoon gents and ladies. I didnt do my distance learning during my apprenticeship due to me being a complete idiot so I am doing it now, anyone done it recently? Or ever? Fancy helping me out as I am at breaking point.
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    SQA Electrical HNC Modules

    Does anybody know where i could do the following sqa modules by distace learning. 1) DG3N34 Electronic Testing Skills 2) FY9T34 Analogue Electronic Principles 3) DG3C34 Combinational Logic 4) DG3G34 Electrical Networks and Resonance 5) DG2W35 Active Electronic Circuits 6) DG5834 Engineering...
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    Old DIY enthusiast - learning on the job

    such much to learn! Just enrolled at college
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    Part time/distance learning 2365 lvl 2+3

    Hi all, 10 years ago I completed a domestic installer course and completed 17th edition and 2391 along with it. I worked as a sparky for 6 years and covered all domestic installations and maintenance. I then went on to do some agricultural installation. I’m now working in a factory as a...
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    Learning audio cd for commute

    im just about to start my 2365 level 2 course which is an evening one and iv also just taken on a new job and was wondering about my spare time. I will now have about 2 hours a day commuting and wondered if there is anything i can do to fill the time. Is there any kind of audio cds out there...
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    Books/courses for learning about electrical installation

    Hi all, I have an interest in hobby electronics but would like to learn more about household electrics. Can anyone recommend any books, i'd consider a course but think they're not really for people not looking to become an electrician, at least not unless I get really into it. I've considered...
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    New to forum and still learning

    im new to the forum. Just to say hi. I'm a spark trained late, started college at night for 3 years at 27 and did my nvq 3 at 30. Did few years with a couple firms including Mitie on some big projects to get plenty of experience before going self employed 12 years ago and developing a small...
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    Experienced practically, learning theory

    Hello all, I've worked as a sparky for 3 years before now only deciding to do my tests, got level 3 unit 301 out of the way pretty quickly but dreading unit 302!!!! Any tips on what to revise formula wise? Am I going to need to know every formula?? Thanks, Dan
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    How best to start out in my situation?

    Hello, So here is my situation. I am 27 years old and work for a major telecommunications company and have experience in the engineering side of things so have an idea that electrical engineering is something I'd enjoy BUT no qualifications or experience. I've had enough of my boring office job...
  21. J

    New guy!

    Hi my names jonjo I'm 36 years young, currently looking to get into electrical work starting as a electrician mate, I'm from sunny Basingstoke.
  22. D

    Career change at 40 !

    Evening all, Second post of the night, first was over at the Trainee Forum side to request access. So here I am, took a three month sabbatical at the beginning of this year from my previous position. Decided I'd like to retrain as a sparks, so paid for a course and currently divide my working...
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    hi, just thought I would introduce myself. I am currently training to be an electrician on a distance learning course with 4 weeks practical training. my first year I will gain city and guilds 2382 and 2392 (doing it this way as I need to keep working full time whilst I get my qualifications) I...
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    Hi everyone, I've just signed on a 4-day Foundation Course with a view to taking the C&G Domestic Installers course and exam. I've done a lot of different 'jobs' in my time (thus far), but nothing's really stuck. Almost finished training as a Primary School Teacher (last placement away from...
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    Oldspark retraining

    hello everyone I am old spark qualified to c&g236 pt1&2 AM1 been out of the industry 20 years re training with train4jobs distant learning full scope as still working in my current industry (not construction) anyone learning or learned with train4jobs?
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    Shock overcurrent ignored in recommendations?

    It is my reading that doing impedance tests we like a nice low resistance in theory overall and especially for earth , both Ze and R1 or both R1 and/or R2. This makes a high potential fault current Uo/Ze, way above the allowed fuse sizes for a light circuit or many power too. So do wires really...
  27. ivan campos

    Ultimately i'd like to be competent in the electrical trade.

    A Good Afternoon to everyone, My name is Ivan currently working as a Ramp Agent at Heathrow Airport, about a year an a half ago i decided to finally go ahead and learn the trade so i enrolled myself on a Full Scope Electrician course. Im far from being a fully qualified electrician but slowly...
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    gaps in your knowledge

    So further to my previous thread Been an electrician now for fifteen years So I have started with a new firm and I'm realizing I have some major gaps in my knowledge base I've always worked big jobs Empty shell Containment First fix Second fix Handover Move onto the next one Separate data and...
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    City and guilds 2392 level 2 home learning course

    Hi all im about to sign up for the home learning 2365 level 2 course. Basically it involves learning all the theory at home, from a home learners pack, and attending collage for the practical and exams. Has any one else done this? Isit difficult? i am a trainee domestic installer looking to...
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    Use of technology to learn the trade

    Hi folks, Has anyone seen or used any type of virtual reality technology whilst learning the trade? The reason i am asking is because i am acutely aware of the use of this type of technology for games consoles and pc games. This got me thinking more about the benefits of using this type of...
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    ILA -Individual Learning Account- £200 towards courses for low income/unemployed

    Hello if anybody on here is earning less than £22,000 a year at the moment or unemployed just now, you can claim something called an ILA (Individual Learning Account) this is available in the whole UK and is £200 towards any college course or ticket that you want to do (as long as the...
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    Passed with elecsa yesterday

    Passed my assessment with elecsa yesterday, assessor chris thomas put my nerves at ease stright away very helpful fella. For those who want to know it went like this, firstly spoke about what experience i had then went through all my paperwork, required a healthy and safety policy and risk...
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    Training Company

    Hi all. Just joined today to hopefully get some information. I am currently serving in the forces and am due to leave next year with an interest in training to become a domestic / commercial electrician. Not sure which one yet. I am looking at leaving these shores to start a new life in Auz...
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    decent customers.

    Not blowing my own trumpet, but got thanked twice tonight by 2 clients, makes work that little more bearable.
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    Trade Test in Scotland

    Hi guys. Just joined the forum. I'm sitting my FICA (trade test) in the next couple of months. Anyone on here done theirs recetly?
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    Best advice for learning inspecting and testing.

    Hello, I'm James, 24, currently beginning a slow journey to a career change as a domestic electrical installer. I have very little expierience in electrics, but my plan is to study electrics now, I'm going through the buildering regs, on site guide and inspecting and testing G3 books right now...
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    Distant learning, centre near liverpool

    Im a joiner/builder at the moment and looking into renovationing properties and want to legaly do all the electrical work myself aswell as testing and certifying others work, and in the future hopefully the gas too. After a lot of thought distant learning is the best option for me. Ive...
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    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC learning lounge & assesment

    Has anyone used this service, look really good. i watched a trail video on youtube. I have my niceic assesment in a few weeks just wanted to get on learning lounge and get up to speed with the regs and testing. niceic say once on the learning lounge site enter centre code but don't tell you the...
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