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  1. The Mains Man

    RCCB making the Zs higher than it should be

    after finding an unexpectedly high Zs on a shower, I narrowed it down to: Zs at input of RCD (RCCB) is around 0.18 as would be expected but the Zs at the output of the RCD is 0.96! Both tests done with 3 lead low test on Megger MFT with 3 month calibration. It is a split load board and both...
  2. A

    Short circuit - making me short circuit!

    Hi all, I do hope you can help me with my 2014 Fiat Fiorino. I have a short circuit which has stopped the rear tail light and front side light from working. when the lights are on, ignition is on but the engine isn't running the lights work, the lights work whilst the heater plug light is...
  3. alasdairp

    A Russian way of making multiple connections!

    Watch from about 1m50 Gas-tight effectively melted (solid) connections What do people think about this?
  4. Leesparkykent

    Another Carillion in the making?

    Shares in government contractor collapse - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46505688?fbclid=IwAR1qTbqiXgs2VpamrfifuxX2y6dmwI1twx6WXKl68Ja9vr8FROQZXKw6Y8Y
  5. Murdoch

    Making Tax Digital (MTD) ..............

    The latest update which is easy to understand ...... BBC Radio 4 - Money Box, Money Box Live: Making Tax Digital - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000sx2 So if you are VAT registered - this affects YOU
  6. RemoteSojourner

    Making an electric shower smart

    Hi, I have a 10.5KW electric shower in my home with a 50Amp 1 gang double pole switch fitted outside for it. I wanted to convert this switch into a smart one so I can turn it off remotely when I forget to switch off the shower in morning. However, I have been unable to find any wifi/zigbee...
  7. P

    Testing station and making it safer?

    Hi guys, We have a little test station at work for checking the operation of electrical safety brakes, clutches and electromagnetic coils. The 230 AC all feed into different rectifiers... 24vdc...104vdc.. 207vdc... It runs off a plug top, max current is about 6A but I'm wanting to make a bit...
  8. Soulcraft Electric

    Making "good" an existing garden "installation"

    Neighbours, eh, who'd have 'em? I was asked to investigate why a neighbour's garden "installation" was faulty and being neighbourly agreed to take a look. It was clear that the neighbour expected (required) that only remedial action to be taken... I've documented the initial state and the...
  9. R

    Making a ceiling light cable safe for plasterer

    Hi there, I'm a homeowner looking to get an Artex'd ceiling boarded and skimmed by a plasterer. The ceiling has a standard ceiling light in the middle of it, which I'll need to remove and then reattach slightly lower after the plastering job. What would you recommend to do to make the wiring...
  10. N

    Making a 4 bulb lamp - Newbie

    Hi, I'm Rich I'm 39 and currently unemployed. I am a good ish DIYer and have basic knowledge of wiring. Love building things out of wood. I have been tasked with making a simple 4 bulb plug in lamp for my wife's 'art' project. I need wiring and safety help. It will basically be 4 23w bulbs in...
  11. R

    Reinstating / making good

    Hi all, in the statement of works I have from my electrician, it says: "Re-instatement of damaged areas: all areas of the house where it is necessary to cut wall chases and sink boxes etc will be restored to a condition suitable for redecoration." I did not thoroughly define what this means...
  12. Marvo

    Problems When Making A Post

    We've had several complaints of problems being encountered when making a post on the forum. There's already a thread running here so please add to it to let us know if you encounter any issues. To enable us to reproduce the issues and track the bugs down please also include info about the...
  13. K

    The fuse is off! It’s making me use 20 characters to post this

    I’ve got an light fitting for under cupboard of a kitchen it has come with two wires connected, one being blue and the other brown. Now under my cupboard I have blue, yellow/green, and brown, perhaps commons sense but do I connect the blue wires together as well as the brown? (Fuse is fully...
  14. G

    Just an idea for making a waterproof low voltage inline joint

    You know how your tube of silicon sealer has gone solid just when you most need it!? Do you think that one could use this problem to make a permanent water tight joint, eg using twisted conductors secured in the usual connectors and placed in a suitable small plastic tubelike container and then...
  15. Andy C

    Is the C&G 2391 course making a come back?

    I have noticed on the C&G website that 2391 is coming back between April and June. Looking into it it seems that centres will be able to offer this qualification like the 2394/5 as single modules or combined. However I notice that the requirements are only a multi choice exam and a practical...
  16. B

    pre Jan 2016 boards

    Hi there I've been asked to start to carry out a number of Landlord certs, which I have started. I was just wondering what you guys were saying about non metal boards, if there is already a full RCD board installed pre Jan 2016. Are you doing unsatisfactory? or just putting them down as a...
  17. M

    Need Your Lighting Installed?

    Just popped into John Lewis to buy some scented sticks and look at the fabrics :oops: and spotted the lighting department nearby. There was a leaflet 'Need your lighting installed?'. Offering their customers bespoke service when purchasing their exorbitantly priced, Chinese made luminaires...
  18. VoltzElectrical

    New Job

    Well I've been in public lighting for 3 years now and it's hardly believable where time has gone! Anyway, I applied for, and got a new job with the general side of things and it seems they want me on the inspection and testing section. Gonna be heads down into GN3 methinks! Voltz.
  19. Tidy Max

    Building furniture....

    Anybody built there own furniture at home? Me and the gf have just got our first gaff together and basically can't afford out! So i am building whatever i can. I have designed the bed but started first with the wardrobe. I am making it out of scaffolding boards mainly due to how cheap i can...
  20. F

    Anyone a spark for British Gas????? What are they like to work for.

    Hi was just wondering what british gas are like to work for? A mate of mine is going for an interview they have promised him loads inc working your way up etc etc. What are the hours like?
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