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    Commercial Fridge tripping

    Hi My name is Allen Brauteseth from Cape Town South Africa. I am a Qualified electrician and am sitting with a problem being I have a commercial fridge for cold drinks that trips out the earth leakage after running for 10 minutes please could someone help me as the supplier says there isn't...
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    RCD trips a few minutes after lights turned on

    Hi all, I am trying to diagnose the following problem. After coming back from holiday, we noticed that our RCD keeps tripping a few minutes after our kitchen lights have been turned on. If the kitchen lights are kept switched off, then everything is ok. The lights were GU10 spotlights...
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    Been asked to price to replace 150 fluorescent tubes in a workshop. High up lights but I will provide a cherrypicker. Was thinking about a day for cost's etc but really cant make my mind up. Its a big guess
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    Boiler trips rcd within 30 minutes

    Hi guys im going to have a look at a job tomorrow night. The lady states for the last 10 months! The boiler has been tripping the rcd on and off. You turn the central heating on and it trips in about 30 minutes. The women was a bit vague over the phone as she also says it trips with hot water...
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    Domestic Installing time lag switch on a boiler

    Hi there, Long time forum browser here and I've now been stumped and need some expert info that I haven't been able to find so far i am wondering if it is possible to add a time lag type switch (like the ones uses for lights) for the boiler circuit so that whenever it's pushed the boiler, be...
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    Aico heat alarm

    Evening Ladies Came across a problem today after i had installed some smoke alarms. 2 opticals, 1 in hallway, 1 on landing and heat in the kitchen. When you set the heat off in the kitchen the others dont go off, but when you set any of the opticals off the kitchen heat goes off ???? Anyone had...
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    Last job of the day...

    Has anyone EVER had a 5 minute job? I have heard a lot about them but i am yet to see or do one. Last job of the day, 8pm, change a light fitting. Got there, whole house had been freshly plastered and decorated, along with the frigging ceiling rose. Managed to score around it until it was loose...
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    Domestic 8.5Kw Shower Tripping

    Hello, I've read a few similar threads online but none come up with an answer. I recentally replaced a 7.2 Kw shower with a Triton 8.5 Kw shower. But trips the mcb after of running the shower for 20 minutes. While installing the shower I replaced the 6mm with 10mm T&E, and the 50 amp pull cord...
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    Makita AVT or not on hammer drills

    Hi has anyone noticed if there is much of a difference in the vibes to the user between a Rotary hammer and an AVT Rotary Hammer drill? For example Makita HR2611F v HR2610. I am wondering if it is worth the extra few quid for AVT (Anti Vibration Technology)
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    Feeling sorry for the customer....

    Just went to a call out...Landing light not working. Arrived to find 2 pensioners. Took all of 5 minutes to find a loose connection at switch and rectify it. Straight away I thought times are hard but I can't charge the earth for something that took me 5 minutes to rectify, especially to an old...
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    How long to second fix a socket?

    I am pricing a massive rewire and the easiest way is to break it down so I have allowed 20 mins to second fix a socket or switch do you think that is fair? I have never priced a domestic as big as this only ever commerical!! I am finding it wierd lol
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    Minutes for pricing purposes??

    Has anyone got a list of the minutes you get for doing set tasks, for example I have a list stating one bedroom flats should be rewired in 2010 minutes, a 2 bed flat in 2640 etc. I was just wondering if anyone had any further information on these lists. ie: how many minutes do they say it...
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    Hi guys Just looking to see how much you guys charge for a PIR. Do you have a standard charge or per a circuit :o.
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    Avoid getting ripped off when calling 08 numbers from your mobile

    Hi Guys, Thought I'd share this as many numbers we have to ring nowadays like 0800, 0845 etc cost you a fortune when you are not close to a landline and have to use your mobile. T-mobile charge me 40p a minute! 0800Buster lets you call these numbers using your mobiles inclusive minutes, by...
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