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I get different answers to this every time.
Some say you *have* to be a member of an approved trader body (NICEIC etc), some say you only have to have the regulations (now 18th) and even a diploma is not absolutely necessary. What is *absolutely* necessary?
If you job in homes, which body...
Hi guys, I've always read the minimum sockets in a bedroom of three or four sockets, dependant on size of room.
I only fit doubles.
My friend has just moved into a brand new home and they only have two doubles per room,
How do you lot define the regs? 4 sockets or 4 doubles?
House is only a...
My assessor said that the minimum CSA for a Main earthing conductor for a TT was 16mm. I questioned this as I thought it was 4mm.
Regulation 542.3.1 states every earthing conductor shall comply with section 543.
Section 543 refers mainly to the adiabatic (reg 543.1.3) or reg 543.1.4 (table...
Morning again fellas. I’m being promoted to introduce myself so I thought I’d better.
My names liam and I’m an electrician (obviously) from Leigh on sea. I’ve recently started my own business and am in the process of revising for my 2396. I want to move more in the direction of designing, so...
Hi guys, had quite a few people ringing me up recently and asking what my call-out fee is; to which I reply £70 (which covers one hour) plus materials.
I then get the response "oh that sounds expensive" - is it? I think it's reasonable for 2018 in the South East of England.
What are you guys...
Just trying to clear something up, going through regs book at present.
Basically have got a TNC-S/PME installation, 16mm tails, 60/80a main fuse (think it is 60A), 6mm bonding to water and 6mm coming from service head to block then into CU as main earth.
Am I right that being...
After the nationwide sugar tax attacks my taste for full fat coke in a red can, the SNP have gone one better and finally brought in their diabolical minimum price for alcohol.
I don't know the details, because i'm not really interested, but I think its 50p per unit of alcohol.
Reading off some...
I would like to start making my own lamps and ceiling lights to sell to the public, but currently I have no formal electrical qualifications.
What requirements would I have to meet as far as training and legislation to be able to safely and legally produce and sell within Britain or...
My existing kitchen is being rewired? Would it need to comply with the number of sockets in the OSG in table H7?
My kitchen is small. Having 6 double sockets (plus cooker switches etc.) looks stupid and I would struggle to use half of them given. My interpretation is that these are just...
What is the Minimum IP rating for wall mounted external industrial socket? It's to be outside & only used for plugging in a generator that will give house temporary power through a changeover switch in the case of power cuts.
Food for thought
The Freddo theory
In 1999 minimum wage was £3.60/hour and a freddo was 5p
This means you could buy 72 freddos with an hours wage
Now minimum wage is £7.50/hour yet freddo's are 25p , meaning you can only buy 30 freddo's with an hours wage
For the continuum of freddo...
I am simply trying to replace an MR16 LED spotlight that has stopped working. However when I put the bulb in and turn on the light it simply flashes and turns off and won't turn on. Is anybody able to help me with why this might be happening?
The old bulb has the following: Sainsburys...
Now I know this has probably been covered a few times but I'm struggling to come to terms with my own calculations.
I would appreciate it if someone could tell me if my calculations are correct.
So basically I've done a periodic and some of the CPC sizes for sub mains are less than half the...
Is in relation to Accessories to BS 1363 supplied through a Ring Final circuit etc and Appendix 15 gives Ring and Radial circuit arrangements.
The minimum CSA is 2.5 mm (1.5 MI ) unless a FCU is used and it can be reduced!
Just been asked to find the Reg which states 1.5mm CSA...
i am looking for a question answered regarding Ip washers on Exia equipment, the equipment is rated at Exia iic T6 ip rating of Ip68 intrinsically safe in zone 2 with an Exde Hawke cable gland on the cable Ip rated at Ip66/67, does this still require an Ip washer as the minimum Ip...
I've got a lighting circuit wired in 1.5mm T&E on a 6 amp MCB. There are some lights that I'd like to add on to this circuit, controlled by an existing switch. Due to the position of these lights, the most aesthetically pleasing way to install these lights would be to run cable to the new lights...
I have a friend that has had 4 under cupboard LED Lights fitted. They are connected to an LED Driver - it is a 24V DC LED Driver 100W. However when they switch on the leds they just flash, Can anyone help with this and how to get them working properly? Thanks
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