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  1. Gavin John Hyde

    Socket failed after a month...

    I had a customer ring me a moment ago, I fitted a double socket directly into consumer unit in the meter cupboard, joined into the same breaker as the downstairs ring. she says one side of the socket works, but the other side has stopped! it has no power! given its fed by just one cable as a...
  2. S

    One month to go + 1 day.....

    March the 14th, get in there the once a year treat..........
  3. Liam fenwick

    New member am2 exam end of month

    hey I'm a new member to the site I've been doing electrical work for about 1 year and a half now and was an audio visual installer before hand. I completed my level 2 and 3 2330 city and guilds electrical course straight out of school but never found an apprenticeship in electrics bu ended up...
  4. J

    employing 'casual labourer'

    Any sparks on here care to share any advice/past experience Needing the odd hand now I am getting little busier- can't see it being more than 5 days a month if that and not month in month out. laborer/mate is self employed (actually has his own business- but not as busy as me) wouldn't be...
  5. Dan

    Top Poster Of The Month Winner October 2016!

    @westward10 hit the highest post count for October. @Leesparkykent came 2nd, and @telectrix 3rd. Well done to all. @Pat H is just in front of him this month so far. Well done westward and thanks for your contributions to the forum! View the score board here, if you're not on it, you suck...
  6. sparkdog

    Domestic ELECSA price

    Just got a letter from ELECSA , their price is going up from £39 a month to £41 a month about £490 per year now. I thought they might have come down with Stroma being only £280.
  7. C

    Which? Electricians Accreditation

    Hi everyone is anybody on here accredited with which and does it bring in the work. Craig
  8. L

    Visonic powerMax express alarm

    Hi all I have just bought the above alarm for a job and the customer has asked for the alarm to contact her when the alarm is set off, so I have bought the gsm pack for it. Just going ring through the pack and there's a SIM card slot but no SIM card in the package? What do I do,just buy a...
  9. B

    Megger 1730

    Any one interested in a Megger 1730? Never been used i bought it a month before i went to Egypt. Any reasonable offer will be considered.
  10. C

    2394 Pass

    Just found out yesterday that I passed the 2394!!Only took the city and guilds 3 and a bit months to let me know tho loll!!!! Well happy considering the first 5 ???s were pretty vague!!the practical and online test were pretty easy and if any 1 sitting the exam i wouldn't really worry 2 much...
  11. B

    Testing a Sub Meter

    Hi Wonder if any one can provide any advise? Working in a factory which they have sub let to a number of smaller businesses. Each is feed from a sub main and has a sub meter. Now one of these outlets a cafe, is complaining to the landlord about the size of the bills (over £1000 a month). Now...
  12. M

    Web sites do they work

    Hi guys im mark ive been popping in and out of here for sometime now but have never joined in the chat/banter Anyway im thinking of building a website (or having one built) what are your views on them do they work for you ie getting enquires and leads for work
  13. R

    website

    Any one on here build website can give me a roughy idea on how much to build on for me as I'd like my own web site Before any one goes on I no I can build on for free or a small fee but I'm not very good with computers so would just be a headache I don't need So easier to pay to have on...
  14. keniff

    Phone number

    Ha anyone got a landline number that goes straight to your mobile? How do I got about setting one up?
  15. SYKRAPS

    Check a Trade

    Hi Guys and Gals, Do any of you lot use "Check a Trade" as a business tool. They have approached me to schedule a meeting and I was wondering if they are any good. From what they say they only advertise Accredited Tradespeople and they vet the companies they list. If they are any good is it...
  16. F

    IWC Insurance - Any other cheaper companies?

    I am currently with IWA (Independent warranty association) to give insurance backed warranties on domestic installations. They require a minimum of 4 certificates to be purchased a month at £50 each, regardless if you have 4 jobs lined up or not... With the way the market is going, is there...
  17. Waterhouse1989

    Do I have to work away

    Ive just been asked by my boss to work away mon-fri. There has been no info about what were doin or where we're stopping or anything. We don't ever work away and when I started asking him about it he didn't answer my questions and was moaning at me. Do I have to go and can he make me go or can I...
  18. G

    Book keeping

    Just started my own buisness last month. Just wondering the best way to keep my books for tax purposes. Layout etc. Manythanks Gary
  19. E

    Hilti TE4-A22 22v Sds drill, 2 batteries & charger

    12 months old in excellent condition with 2 batteries (1 x 12 month old and 1x 3 month old) charger and hard case. Only ever used for 5.5-7mm bits as I used the TE7 for larger. Cost nearly £500 plus VAT looking for £280 delivered. Can send pics on request. Many thanks Collection is...
  20. J

    Fluke 1652b checker

    Hi all I'm sure I saw in PE that there is a device u use with a multifunction tester to do your monthly checks on to ensure it's running ok month on month Does anyone know what it is ? Thanks Jack
  21. telectrix

    what phone?

    due for an free upgrade next month. what should i get, iphone, smart phone, galaxy. don't want blackberry as fingers too big for the farty little keys. any advice welcome. cheers, Tel.
  22. B

    bit of an iphone genius

    hi all dont know if ur like me that since having an i phone it feels like its is now part of my toolbox of sorts .. anyways i came across this gem of an app some may know of it some may not anyway the app is called dropbox and it allows you to keep all documents pdf / word etc into a app that...
  23. D

    Any good guides on paying tax?

    Hi all, I'm newly self employed and was wondering if anyone knows of any good laymans guides on the kinds of things that can be claimed for when filling out the self assessment forms. Having waded through the HMRC website I have a reasonable idea but real life examples are always useful. I...
  24. S

    RCD not tripping

    Last month I changed a consumer unit and all was well. Now neither of the RCD's are tripping correctly. I get either >50v or >40ms. Could this be 2 faulty RCD's? the make is Contactum and the elecsa guy I spoke to today didn't seem too keen on them. Idea's most welcome Carl
  25. C

    A New Even More Improved MCS Register??????

    What on earth is going on? I got an email from a Easy MCS claiming to offer listing on and subscription to ... wait for it ... "The Ultimate MCS Accredited Installer Directory". Please someone tell me why we need another one of these. Isn't the official MCS website the one we need to be on...
  26. H

    Starting your own website

    Hi guys, I am looking to start my own website but have no idea how to. I know I need to purchase and address but i don't know were the best place to do this is, and were to go from there. Please could you point me in the right direction and give me some advice? Thanks Craig
  27. R

    what and how much insurance

    Howdy all, I am due to have my elecsa assessment in the next couple of months and i need insurance as i am no longer covered by the company i worked for. What insurance companies do people recommend and what cover. I will only be undertaking domestic installations,no commercial or...
  28. Markc

    Leads to Jobs

    Hi All. I would be very interested in how others are getting on. We recently joined a web search engine on a month by month bases. Take it or leave it etc. The call rate has increased but the take up of work hasn't. What's others leads like and percentage of take ups. I would say for every...
  29. S

    business phone

    I've just set up my new business phone contract and can't seem too better the price anywhere happy days.:D I get 500 minutes any network any time(inc calls to Europe, USA & Canada) Unlimited landlines Unlimited texts Unlimited Internet & E-mail And a free HTC Desire for £22.66 (should be...
  30. R

    Anyone had a phonecall from BT?

    I had a phonecall today from BT saying they were looking for electricians to advertise, through searches on google, 118-500, and local directories Has anyone else had this call? Anyone done this and got much work out of it? She said it would be £160 sign up, then £39 a month for a year
  31. R

    Working abroad - Spain and that

    A thought occured to me but it's just a thought. I've been to Spain a few times and always noticed that their installations are shoddy to say the least. I was thinking that as there are a lot of 'ex pats' in Spain and places like that who tend to group together in their own little communities...
  32. H

    www.reco-mend.co.uk SCAM???

    Hi All, Received an sms text last night from reco-mend.co.uk offering unlimited work leads for £16 a month or your monthly fee back. Had a look at the site today. They want £29.99 annual fee plus £16 +vat to sign up. Had a look at the HTML for the site: no keywords or site description...
  33. S

    elesa assessment

    hi guys im pretty new to this site. just a general question about elecsa assessment if anyone is registered with them i have my assess booked and the assesor is paul dudley does this name ring a bell to any one. i live in somerset so that must be his general area
  34. E

    Sales Meeting / Review

    Hi All Apart from my work on the electricalstock.com website i also work in an electrical wholesaler, Each month we have a meeting regarding our sales figures and other developments however each month it is the same routine. We have tried to update the format with a powerpoint presentation...
  35. J

    Working in Italy

    Has anyone here worked in Italy sparking?
  36. T

    nic or elecsa

    i am thinking well gonna set up on my own i just want a bit advice on who to join i have spoke to the nic who said i have to set up as a domestic installer then trade for six month then applie for approved more or less saying i cant do industrial or small factory units im not bothered about...
  37. S

    Feedback from Yell.com users please

    Hello gentlemen, those whom have advertised through yell.com, have you had a positive response? They keep calling me but I haven't decided yet so any help would be appreciated? Thanks in advance.
  38. sparkyork

    extra socket done to 16th

    hi all im 99.9% certain ive done things properly, im just after it confirming! my minor job for assesment: originally double socket in bedroom, which is a spur from the ring. i have come from this double socket to a Fused spur on the other side of the wall, from this to a double socket...

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