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  1. S

    Possible cause for light switches no longer turning on after smart dimmer install?

    I installed a smart dimmer switch in my dining room, which worked fine. The next day, I installed the same type of switch in my kitchen. Not only did it not power on, I noticed that the light switch in the dining room no longer turns on, and that the light switch in my foyer no longer works...
  2. diyterry

    Lighting cable no longer needed

    I have a cable which was used to supply power to an illuminated niche fitted into a cavity wall. The niche has been removed, would it be okay to terminate the cable with a maintenance free junction box and slide it back into the cavity?
  3. Ian B

    Any Lutron Homeworks installers got an HWI-WCI on the shelf you no longer need?

    If so drop me a PM please ;)
  4. Z

    No longer registered but need to issue a certificate for a rewire / new install?

    So last year I doing a rewire / new install for a customer. They'd moved into a property they were renovating while living in, and I was rewiring it over the course of many months here and there, slowly removing old install and installing the new bits side by side, to be connected to the supply...
  5. P

    Alarm Installer No Longer Exists - Help!

    Hello everyone, Moved in to a property some months ago, never did bother with the Burglar alarm until today I had a power cut which set the alarm off. At which point I realised I do not have the codes to stop it once it does start sounding. I tried to contact the installer (AED Security Wigan)...
  6. E

    Fused unit no longer required

    I've just removed an old fused electrical heater fitted in the middle of the ring circuit and am now left with the hole and wiring (see pic). Ideally I want to just cover this up with a bit off plasterboard so it looks like nothing was ever there. Is it OK to do this or is this deemed unsafe? I...
  7. E

    LED & Halogen on same circuit - Halogens no longer work

    I have 5 lights in my garden on the same circuit, they were all previously small industrial looking fluorescent tube lights. Last weekend I replaced two of them with standard halogen light fittings (Astro 0483 | Homefield 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light -...
  8. N

    Earth loop meter required

    Can someone help me find a particular type of earth loop meter that I used to use years ago. It was the type that had a earth wander lead and probe. You plug in the meter to a socket, then touch the probe to the casing of the fixed appliance, you get an ELI reading I'm no longer a part P...
  9. 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...
  10. B

    New in the Midlands

    Hello EF, After two years of night school I've recently made the jump from PE teacher to an 'Electrical improver' and really enjoying the work, loads to learn. The forum has been a great place to find info and opinions, so though it's about time I signed up properly. Joe
  11. O

    Light changing LED Flood light - reading the instructions....

    I bought a light changing LED floodlight on the web and it arrived today - as I'm slobbing around I thought I better take a look at it and read the instructions before I install it... So this is the unit out of the box: These are the "instructions" for the unit: And these are the...
  12. happyhippydad

    3ah, 4ah or 5ah?

    Evening all. My friend has asked me if he should buy 3, 4 or 5 Ah makita batteries. All my batteries are 3Ah so I do not feel equipped to answer him as I have no experience of the others. I am completely happy with the 3Ah ones, however what do you guys think? Is it better to have the 5Ah as...
  13. M

    6424hy for sale, 1.5mm, 2.5mm and 10mm

    Hi all, Edit: sorry I meant 6242hy I am moving house on Friday (Lancing to Sompting , so not far) and since I don't really work in this industry any longer, I no longer have need for some twin and CPC, so if anyone is local to West Sussex and can collect it before the end of Wednesday evening...
  14. sam400

    Bosch multi construction holesaw

    Saw these holesaws mentioned on another thread so went and bought one. Not cheap but absolutely brilliant so sharp, only problem is the pilot in the power change adapter is too short, do they do a longer one? Can only see one type listed online, any ideas?
  15. R

    Keetech KT64 fault

    Wondering if anybody can give me any further advice.... Bought the above multifunction tester brand new 3 years back. Been regularly calibrated but has been back to kewtech twice in the last year with an issue where it reads 0.00 on loop tests and o/l on pffc test scale. They charged me £200...
  16. S

    Is 2394/2395 changing

    Hi everyone, can anyone confirm if the time scale on doing the written exams is going from hour and a half to two hours soon or is not true.
  17. N

    Installation Claim

    What is the procedure to claim for a poor installation leading to roof leaks? The company no longer exists but was RECC/REAL and NICEIC. Thanks
  18. S

    How many circuits

    We all know each site is different and there are so many variants which can affect the time taken to complete a ECIR. But what would you say is an acceptable amount of circuits to be testing per day?
  19. P

    Pv tripping rcd

    Hello all, I have been to a property with a crabtree starbreaker board main switch is 80A 30ma rcd. The customer thought the dishwasher was tripping electrics I teste IR when I tested RCD it tripped on times half! I have ordered a new one but when the breaker is turned off for the PV the rcd no...
  20. G

    EICR 3 Bed Detached In Half Hour

    Speaking to someone recently who's recently had an EICR done on a 3 bed detached 1970's, they wanted my opinion on a couple of things. I ended up asking out of interest how long it took. They said two of them turned up and half hour it was done! To which i replied no chance. I said it must of...
  21. M

    Wanted: 868MHz Wireless Signal Strength Meter

    Hi all, I don't suppose anyone has one of these they no longer use / require. At present, I can't quite afford the prices of new ones. Ebay doesn't have anything and so I thought I'd ask my favourite electricians... Please PM me with details if you do. Many thanks, Simon
  22. H

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) jib card

    Anyone know the address of the jib and what you need to send them,I have looked at various sites and it all seems a bit confusing,thanks,Pete.
  23. D

    led lighting in new build

    hi i am about to start wiring a new build 3 bed house and needed to know what % of energy lighting i have to put into the house for building regs and what lights other sparks putting in for this that look good cheers
  24. D

    Minimum start voltage & operating voltage

    My latest customer asked me a goodun: He noticed from the SMA SB2500HF installation manual that its "startup voltage (adjustable)" was 220V but the "minimum voltage" was 175V. His question was why not make the startup voltage as low as possible so the inverter kicks in earlier.. I promised...
  25. mattyevz

    PIR Codes

    Hi, im doing a PIR . I was just woundering what the code would be for meter tails longer than 3m without a kmf isolator switch? thanks
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