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  1. C

    I have recently moved to Bulgaria.

    I have recently moved to Bulgaria to live. I want to work to help fund my small holding. I have found a country with little regulations. My electrical experience was on trains air conditioning. I’ve always done my own homes electrical stuff, I’m not a complete novice. It has been over 20 years...
  2. P

    Solar Panels Does the home consume solar produced electricity that doesn't reach the meters?

    I have been trying to reconcile our electric bill with the Enphase production and consumption reports. I don't believe we have any kind of battery. There seems to be much higher production/consumption numbers on the reports that my bill and meters can't account for. The installer says that my...
  3. S

    Two Meters- How do i change to Single Meter?

    HELP!!!! I have a dual occupancy house that is unoccupied for most of the year- holiday rented for about 12-15 weeks a year - so my electricity use is zero most of the time- most of my rather huge bills is produced not by consumption but by 2 sets of daily supply charges all year. Given I pay...
  4. Maxine

    Domestic Earth bonding for meters

    Hi, I am just after some advice. I am having new meters fitted and been told they need to be earth bonded? I've attached a photo as my friend thinks this has been done but I need to know before I book an electrician, so any help is appreciated, thank you
  5. Andy78

    Shed clearout, old test meters

    Anyone able to make use of these ? Having a clearout and have an old insulation/continuity tester and a loop/rcd tester. Alphatek 1601 and Metrel 2120. The Metrel has a broken screen glass but functions. Maybe good for showing the basics to a trainee or apprentice ? Free to anyone willing to...
  6. T

    Suggestions for supply to meters.

    Scene; Existing supply
  7. Doomed

    Rolec smart card meters

    Is there any way to disable the low credit beeping the newer models have. Rolec told me they only do the beeping ones, but they will cause me loads of grief if I install them with the beeping enabled. They are to go into a marina environment and are in the rolec cases, have fitted 2 already and...
  8. T

    Wiring an office 35 meters uo the garden

    Hi all I was just inquiring about the correct swa cable size for a office around 40 meter run, 15meters of which will be buried, this is to power 9 double sockets, 24 led spot lights and 3 dimplex heaters. Would it be possible to install a 16mm swa from a new sub board in the house ran from a...
  9. P

    smet2 meters are they compatible with solar and battery systems

    Recently ive heard of several complaints regarding the smet2 meters presently being installed in homes are not compatible with solar pv and battery systems leading to householders' being overcharged always thought the smet 2 would sort this out.
  10. N

    Testing Electricity Meters

    I have been asked by the owner of a caravan site to go round and check all the meters onsite to make sure they are working properly. Has anybody been asked to do this before? What is the best way to test them? I was thinking to plug something in which has a big load and watch the numbers going...
  11. M

    Electricity meters E10 to E7

    Hi all, please help ! Sorry if posted in the wrong section but I am new to this forum....At the moment we are on an economy 10 complex meter that has two MPAN numbers for our electricity, what I would like to know is how hard would it be to change over to an economy 7 meter . I have been told we...
  12. C

    Electrician Changing from Related Meters to Combined

    I'm reaching out to try and figure out a best way forward to update the metering in my flat. From the looks of things, we've got two totally separate supply & metering systems - one with what I think is an old timer and that meter is on an economy 10 tariff for storage heaters (on the RHS) and...
  13. L

    Meters and boards Question

    I work for a company who installs electric heaters. Usually we remove old storage heaters and replace them with our heaters using the same point with a new switched fcu. The fuse board is usually just an old Wylex type with just an on off switch and non switched fuses. The board is powered...
  14. P

    Domestic One main electrical feed and two separate meters

    Hi All and thank you for allowing me to join the forum. I am hoping that someone can help. I refurbish property but have never had to deal with this situation before. I have bought a house that was converted to 2 flats and I am now putting it back to one dwelling. It has one main electric feed...
  15. T

    Can anyone help on mutiple meter standing charges

    Hi Im totally confused and wondered if there any electricians who could explain and if there any way out of it. Im trying to switch electrical suppliers and been told that on the national database there are two meters showing at the address and that if I was to switch I would be charged 2...
  16. T

    Smart meters yes or no?

    Been an electrician for around 10 years and always get asked about my view on smart meters. Which every time I’m asked I say that I’m unsure on the whole matter.... Recently moved house and in the middle of renovating it. Just had a letter through about changing over to smart meters for Gas &...
  17. Andrew Beveridge

    Domestic E7 with 2 meters (on/off peak), but current only goes through one?

    Hi folks, We moved into a new flat about 6 months ago and have realised we're being billed for all of our electricity at the expensive "all day" rate - despite having a very large "Thermaflow" electric boiler which is designed to draw tons of power heating up water overnight to use throughout...
  18. J

    Load from two meters

    Hello, I live in jordan. We have a 380Vp-p, star, 4-wire, earthed neutral connection to the building. We get 220V to the apartment. I have recently installed an EV charging station for my car. The electrician got the station’s hot wire from one of the building phases. But, for some reason, he...
  19. O

    Smart Meters .............................................

    a vaguely interesting read.......................... wonder how they are going to force having Smart Meters on me? Smart metering - making your operations smart - Gas Training, Electrical Courses, Renewable Training Courses -...
  20. N

    Accuracy of test meters

    Hi there, would anyone have a template for an accuracy of test results log? I can get the online template from NICEIC but was looking to see if anyone had anything else?
  21. M

    Power Meters for domestic ventilation testing

    Hi all, It’s been a long time (what with career change and all). We have just started doing domestic ventilation systems testing and I have been caught a little short, I think. The first system I have been testing is a de-centralised MEV system and I have found out that I need to do a...
  22. haptism

    Meter tails over 3 meters

    Hello, anyone know when the regs recommending a switch fuse for meter tails greater than 3m long was introduced ? On older installations (about 20 years ago) was a switch fuse required on tails over 3m ? Thanks
  23. O

    BBC Money Box - Smart Meters ....

    The first half of this program is definitely worth listening to! BBC Radio 4 - Money Box, Energy firms turn up the heat on smart meters - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09z06z7
  24. J

    meters for indivuual rooms- domestic

    Asked to price a job where a house is getting extended/reno The owner is going to live in it- and then rent out 2/3 of the rooms She wants most of the house to be under her meter Then 2 or 3 of the rooms to be monitored/metered seperately -by sounds of it she wants them to phyically have to...
  25. P

    Private AMR electric meters

    I am considering installing private AMR electric meters in a building with several flats fed by submains off a common supply. If possible I would like to read the meters via a wired comms network e.g. "M-Bus" as used for the meters for communal heating systems. I think they may do this sort of...
  26. 2

    Multiple meters in property

    Hi Guys Just moved into a property that was half commercial & half residential. There are three electrical meters - two with npower & one with Scottish power - which we now want to consolidate into one as the property is fully residential. Who does the necessary work? Thanks.
  27. Pete999

    N.Power and Smart Meters letter today

    Got a letter today from my energy supplier, saying that they are in the process of installing Smart meters to all of their Customers, and will be informing me within the next couple of weeks, when they will be coming to change my Meters over, question is can I refuse? Your thoughts and answer...
  28. S

    Smart meters... A couple of questions

    I live with my parents and have a shed/workshop down the bottom of the garden. I would like to know how much electricity I am consuming in my shed/workshop. Mainly so that I know what to pay my parents each month for the electricity bill. I'm thinking maybe a smart meter would work. Just a...
  29. T

    How do I get my meter with 2 related meters changed to a single meter with 1 MPAN?

    I have 2 related MPAN's which I'm being charged for but I only have the 1 meter, how do I go about getting this changed to a single meter with a single MPAN. I've been told an electrician needs to check that the one supply is enough to supply my property? Thanks!
  30. C

    H07RN-F Black Cable 95mm - 145 meters

    145M of single Core 95mm H07RN-F Black 450/750 Volt Cable. Manufactured by Eland Cables. New and unused and is now surplus as over ordered. Can provide eland invoice as proof of ownership. Cost £900+ will accept £600 Cheers, John.
  31. JK-Electrical

    Are smart meters to blame for house fires?

    Are smart meters to blame for house fires? Fears families are being put at risk after evidence suggests some engineers installing the devices don't know what they are doing Are smart meter to blame for house fires? | Daily Mail Online -...
  32. Pete999

    Smart Meters, gas and Electric

    Not had any experience with any Smart Meters, s the BBC Watchdog program concerned me a little. actually a lot. Lots of fires caused by loose electrical and Gas connections, has anyone have any idea of the "extensive training" they apparently take a 12 month course and receive, on completion...
  33. Pete999

    Watchdog and Smart meters

    Watch out folks, there is a new Government Qualification about to be set in motion, watching Watch Dog last nigh and the they want all Smart Meter fitters will need to have a Diploma in Smart Meter installation, wonder how long it will take for the Scams to get a foothold in it?
  34. S

    Smart meters problems

    Hey guys Looking for abit advice regarding my electricity meter. My energy company came today to install my smart meter. Basically they said they can't install it as at the cut out there's one natural going to the meter then from the cut out up to the board. The chap said he can't change it...
  35. Worcester

    Smart Meters, could cost you - a lot..

    5 years ago (was it really that long ago!!) I started a thread warning that you may lose out if you have smart meter fitted - Deemed Output - you may lose it if you have a Smart Meter fitted later on. -...
  36. S

    HMO conversion

    Hi Guys, After a bit of help in regards to sub main runs for some flats which are on dual tariff for storage heaters. Ive been asked to take this job over by the client and first fix has been done already. I admit I have limited experience when it comes to dual tariff supplies installed from...
  37. uksparks

    Minor Predicament over RFC Length

    Hi, I have just started a new build today, its a large U shaped bungalow with vaulted ceilings etc. I have split the property down into a lot of circuits to help with things due to cable runs etc. I have just wired a section of it today, I was going to do it all in 4mm radials, but by the...
  38. S

    Overhead garage supply question

    Hi, I am currently considering the best way to go about this job for a customer who wants garage power wiring from an overhead supply cable (to replace the current 1.5mm T&E swinging in the wind supply!). The cable will go from his under-stairs board, up through the landing to the loft...
  39. yly

    New meters in a house conversions

    Hi guys, I need a little help from the more experienced Sparkies, had a job a couple of months ago, a house conversion in to 6 flats, got a new 3 phase supply in, reyfield board after to split the supply. EDF came and connected the meters straight after the reyfield. Now have another job...
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