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  1. Bobby34

    Moving to radials in Kitchens

    I'm going to quote for a kitchen rewire shortly where the client is having a new kitchen fitted and new appliances and am contemplating doing away with the traditional 2.5 ring final on a 32amp mcb and running a 4mm radial instead. Clipped direct is 36amp so could still use a 32amp but with...
  2. C

    Need electricians advice. Moving ceiling light without chasing ?

    hello i moved in to my place 3 years ago and have been slowly redecorating one room at a time. Im finally on my last room, the living room but for some weird reason the ceiling light isnt in the middle of the room. its off to the side quite far. The problem is, my ceilings are concrete so i...
  3. Lauren DH

    Electrician moving to Scotland from R.Ireland

    I'm moving to Scotland from the Republic of Ireland, where i obtained my level 6 craft electrical qualification. I have been working in the industry fully qualified since 2012. I have been advised apply for the SJIB ECS card, to do this i need to enrol on the CEC program after completion of the...
  4. Simon-0116

    Moving db with no cpc in lighting

    Replaced a db on a tt system, but moved it about 1m. All circuits were required on rcbo. So I've extended cables. Now one lighting circuit has no earth. Obliviousy I know existing it's ok to have no earth if class 2 fittings, relevant sticker notices in place. BUT because I've worked on...
  5. Gary Moore

    Moving from Installation to Maintenance

    Hello this is my first post. I have been an Electrician for 19 years. Most of my experience is in commercial and industrial, places like hospitals, schools, offices, warehouses. I have always been an Installation Electrician on the books. But lately I’m getting fed up with it all. I fancy going...
  6. M

    Domestic Are people moving away from rings

    hi all I’m just wondering are the forum members moving away from doing ring circuits and doing radials instead ? I have been reading that this may be the way industry is going wether this is to aid in the introduction of AFDDs I don’t know , obviously AFDDs won’t work in rings, that’s why I...
  7. C

    Aussie sparky moving to the UK next year

    Hey Fellas, Im an electrical fitter and mechanic plus qualified instrumentation technician in Australia. Im moving over in June next year trying to get a headstart on things. Ive been trying to figure out what I need to do to change my licence to the UK equivalent. Does anyone have anytips on...
  8. SparkieMarky

    Options for Moving a CU

    Hi Folks, Be gentle with me it's my first post! And I can't stress highly enough this is purely a hypothetical question as I am genuinely interested in how others would approach this example. You have been asked to move a domestic CU from its current location to a new position. The CU...
  9. S

    Moving the consumer unit in a house

    Hi all, after some guidance please.. I want to move my consumer unit in my rental property, from a downstairs bedroom to the hallway (which is on the other side of the wall), can I just move the CU and leave the main incoming feed where it is in a cupboard? The distance between would be approx...
  10. B

    Our first property - seller says CU is older than 2005 - no cert required

    Hi all We're moving in to our first property - it's a 1950's build. The house has been bought buy a property developer who bought it from the previous owner so that they could purchase a new build (part ex). We had a survey done recently and one of the things that has come up is the lack of...
  11. G

    Moving from entertainment and theatre to domestic Electrician

    Hi Everyone, As the tittle suggests my background is in installing, designing and maintaining lighting rigs for the entertainment industry, mainly theatre shows in and around London although I have toured extensively nationally and internationally. Having worked in the industry for 8 years I...
  12. S

    Moving CU - what cert'ing is required?

    Hi folks. Bro needs to have his CU moved (and replaced as it's an oldie) by around a metre as he's having a wall section taken down where the current sunken CU is installed. He's had a couple of sparkies out to quote and one says he'd need to test all the circuits before he reconnects them to...
  13. M

    Moving consumer unit backboard

    Hi, We are doing a garage conversarion and are looking to lower the backboard which contains our electrical meter, cut-off fuse box etc. Is this is something out builder/electrician would be able to do or would we require our energy supplier to do this? Just to clarify that we wouldn't need to...
  14. sythai

    Moving Solar equipment - advice please

    Hi there... Just in process of renovating a property (my folks) and need to shift solar gear over 'a little.' I'm a sparky, but zero experience of Solar. Looks like it comes down from panels into 2x black DC isolators then off to invertor. No isolation up in loft near to panels. So looks...
  15. G

    Moving air con programmer

    Hi all customer has asked me to move a air con programmer for him, its the usual one you see everywhere just never fitted one looks like its just two wires as i lifted the thing off the wall. do i need to disconnect anything or is it just a case of cutting off and moving . cheers Grand
  16. A

    Extending an electrical outlet

    Hi all, new member here. Re doing my bathroom in a new flat and want to move a fused switch connection which powered a rubbish heater fan (mounted high on the wall), to lower down so I can use it to power an electric towel radiator. Basically what's the correct way to extend the wire about 3-4...
  17. P

    Moving onto nvq 2357 from 2365

    Hi guys, I've recently completed my l3 2365 and I'm now looking to move onto the nvq 2357. Does any of the theory modules I've completed transfer or will I have to basically do the theory again? Thanks in advance
  18. M

    Domestic Moving Ceiling Lights in Upstairs Bedrooms

    Hello, I have a box room and a second bedroom where the pendant lights are located off centre towards the Windows of the respective rooms. Ideally I want these moving to the centre of the room. So was after a little advice/opinion. As these rooms are on the first floor it is only the loft...
  19. Spoon

    DNO price for moving their service cable & meter.

    Hi People. Please can you help. Yes I have tried a search but all I have found is that their web site should give a price. Anyhow.. enough waffling. A friend is going to convert their garage into a bedroom. The DNO supply and meter are in the garage. The hubby want to move it to the outside of...
  20. D

    British electrician moving to Christchurch New Zealand

    Hi all, I am moving the Christchurch hopefully just after the New Years. I was wondering if anyone would be aware if I could work unlicensed for a while over there or would I be better getting my license for New Zealand before I go? I was in Australia for 2 years and never had any problem...
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