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  1. buzzlightyear

    poor little thing ,no food .

    I have a great customer who asked me to install her new free standing cooker , now their was a family moving out next door and their was a lot of kids running wild while the family was moving the stuff in the garden it was like Steptoe's junk yard . has I just connected the oven and tested it...
  2. N

    Just a little hello from Somerset

    Hey there. I just joined and look forward to viewing the forum and taking part where I can, and I'm sure there is lots of advice out there for me
  3. Automation ATO

    I'm a little sad I am just a new user

    I'm just a new user who has only been registered for a month. Some people commented that I'm a robert. I believe that this is a place to spread positive energy.:):boy:
  4. I

    Just a little help :?

    Hi I’m an apprentice looming for a little help understanding some wiring. Has anyone got a wiring diagram for a 2 gang 2 way switch?? If you are doing loop at switch, how does your feed go to the other side of the switch if that makes sense? Cheers
  5. I

    Prices for long standing cust and little jobs

    Hi, I have been trading for over 10 years but am having trouble with the people who gave me the chance long ago. I always did the small jobs and charged very little but prices have gone up and my time is more valuable now and am still asked for the same jobs and rate expected. Think I am too...
  6. happyhippydad

    I have to admit something..... and I'm a little embarrassed...

    I've just signed up to a DIY plumbing taster course! There, I've said it. I've gone through 2 customers water heating pipes over the years and the next time (arghh, tempting fate!) I'll fix the damn thing myself! I'm actually quite looking forward to it :)
  7. G

    Cheap nasty little LED holders.

    I'm trying to find a supplier for those white plastic holders for emergency light charge indicator LEDs. the ones that push into suspended ceiling tiles. Ceiling tile boys just cut off the old LEDs and threw the tile, holder and LED in the skip, bless their cotton socks. I'm usually pretty...
  8. alasdairp

    Handy little adapter - comments please!

    Another New Year post. Not a video this time! A really useful bit of old kit for 'old boys' like me... Used by me as a child and still useful at times this year. Is it legal or not? Starter for 10 points... Q1/. would it still be legal if it had never been unplugged? Q2/. Is is legal to use it /...
  9. FatAlan

    A little holiday reading. What a sad person am !

    Quite nice out here in Antigua though ;)
  10. PJElectricalSW

    I always wondered what the little holes are for!

    Found this on my travels today visiting my favourite customers. I hadn't noticed this previously and I can only assume this is the result of a recent 'solar PV service' the customer had last month. My customer asked for my opinion as she had also not noticed the wire previously, the words 'I...
  11. the pict

    And now a little puzzle

    If any one like me has to do the full 18th course on line version from the NICEIC or if not here is a sample of the Challenges A load of 750 watt 2 correction factors 1.03 and .65 what is the answer in Amps and how did you arrive at it, I will give my reasons later Pict
  12. B

    A little about me and what I’ve done

    morning folks, I’ve been an electrician for over 20 years in the RAF working on generators and associated equipment used to maintain aircraft. Essentially if it didn’t fly with the aircraft I fixed it. Alongside that I regularly set up Temporary Electrical Installations for various uses from...
  13. Ash_C

    Don't worry about this little guy

    Introducing myself, Ashley from Eastbourne hoping to transition back to the tools after a minor intermission in medical engineering. Hopeful to gain some of your knowledge and wisdom. Cheers
  14. Ash_C

    Returning Electrician with Little on-site experience.

    Hi everyone, I am after some advice, I qualified back in 2011 (NVQ Level 3 Electro technical Studies) and since then have not been 'an electrician' but a medical equipment engineer based on my apprenticeship being a shambles (I was a white goods installer for the majority of my 4 year term as...
  15. M

    Wanted to say hello to the community and a little about myself...

    As the title says, wanted to say hello to everyone :) I'm a mature student at college I completed C&G 2365 level 2 and started back last week studying for my level 3. Managed to get my cscs card as well. I've applied for the trainee forum access so hopefully see some of you in there :)...
  16. happyhippydad

    Does anyone else get a little nervous at assessment time?

    I was very happy to get a desk top assessment last year as it meant not missing a day of work and also I didn't have to 'prove' myself worthy to be registered. This year will be a normal visit. This Tuesday the inspector will call and I'm tidying up the office and getting all the paperwork...
  17. Vortigern

    Came across this little gem today, then got the sack!

    It may be a little hard to see but there is a Line and Neutral fuse in it. Advised Landlord it was potentially dangerous and needed upgrade advised contacting DNO for upgrade of cut-out. Landlord asked me to phone them which I did the DNO said they will be around as soon as possible to do a...
  18. 123

    Found this little beauty of and advert today, race to the bottom

    Ok, so it's from 2015, but seriously? Amazingly, the company still seems to be operating. @Risteard @Phil Thompson @Matthewd29 is this the kind of garbage prices we need to compete with? Company this advert is from is based in Lisburn.
  19. Iain Kay

    Just a little hello from me!

    Hey all, Just a little hello from me. No qualifications as of yet however I am studying for 18th Edition, but not actively working in the industry so I'm not sure I'll ever get the opportunity to get enough practical done to obtain the qual. I do have CUs on boards at home to practise with...
  20. Vortigern

    Just doing a little refurb on a commercial unit. This is what we are starting with /sigh

    Yeh so bit of a rewire in order. You may spot 25mm four core swa zipping across the vista, piggy backed onto with the fire cable. Not long been done the fire alarm stuff. So will be interesting sorting it out. I do love a challenge. Lovely!
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