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  1. W

    Economy 7 multi rate meter advice.

    Hi guys, I have a 2 rate electric meter with Economy 7 tariff as the property had night storage heating. All of the old night storage heaters have been removed and replaced with Rointe Kryos electric radiators which are connected to a new consumer unit and nothing is now using the old Economy...
  2. J

    Chauvin Arnoux C.A 6160 Multi Tester (Electrical Safety And Machinery Tester)

    Chauvin Arnoux C.A 6160 Multi Tester Test and certify the electrical safety of equipment, in compliance with European standards comes with additional software and all cables and testers inc Chauvin Arnoux bag Fully Compliant to all current regulations. see Chauvin Arnoux CA6160 Electrical...
  3. D

    How to connect multi function timer

    Stupid question I'm sure...but...I have this Timer (V0DDTS), a live and neutral wire coming from the wall, a live and neutral going to the fountain do I connect it? Once connected what setting would give me 1min of power on, and then 5min of power off? Feel kinda dumb must be honest...
  4. A

    UK Dilemma

    A recent dilema. When inspecting some wiring in an office block,we have discovered that the previous sparkies have fed the lighting via a multicore swa cable.This has about six feeds and neutrals down it,and the common earth sheath. It is fed via six seperate mcbs at the dis board. I know it...
  5. T

    3way light switch, 1 light works 2 don’t help

    Have a 3 way light switch (three separate lights) one light works (middle switch) 2 don’t. Think that the 2 that don’t work shorted out when a multi socket plug was inserted in adjacent room. That plug still works. Anyone got any ideas?
  6. C

    Earthing neutral in a multi source system

    This has me clueless. Why must the neutral be unearthed at the transformer and generator and only allowed earthing at the switch-gear? I can't see any reason because the neutral will normally not be carrying any current and thus no parallel current paths would form.
  7. S

    13amp multi plug extension?

    I want to purchase a 10 socket multiplug extension that's 13amps. Does that mean I cant go above 13amps on the whole 10 sockets? I'm thinking even if i put 4 3amp plugs on it I can't use the other 6 so seems pointless having 10. Tia
  8. S

    Complicated multi solution for a skinflint

    hello all, I need a heating solution for a small unheated toilet. Ideally a wall fan heater that is multi controlled so not on unless occupied and temperature is cold enough. was thinking a thermostatically controlled wall fan heater (so regulated to operate below a reasonable temp only) AND a...
  9. J

    Multi way switch fuse isolator

    Anyone know of a MSDB type panel to install after don and supplier equipment similar to a MSDB that will take 18 individual cut out/ meter feeds for distribution of the new sub mains to a block of flats. 9 off peak and 9 peak to 9 flats. To be switched and fused @ 60 a. So tight for space don’t...
  10. Charlie_

    Multi room ventilation units

    Recommendations please.. To service 4 en-suite bathrooms. All on 1 level, average run of 5m
  11. D

    Multi function tester accuracy record template

    Has anyone got a decent pdf of the above? Cheers
  12. T

    Sky Q multi room

    Hello Everybody! I am currently working on a new extension to a house . It is pretty big with seven rooms ,steamroom , bar etc . There are 4 Tv's going in and the customer is going to have SkyQ at each. I have wired a shotgun coaxil to each, all ran back to 2 splitters that have a shotgun from...
  13. T

    Multi way switching using only 1 way switches?

    Hi My bungalow hall lights can be turned on and off from 4 different switches. I was expecting these switches to be a mix of 3 way and intermediate switches, but all 4 of them are just 1 way switches. I now have a problem that my hall lights are permanently turned on, and none of the switches...
  14. Diver233

    Should multi trades be qualified in each one.

    I assume this guy did a three year apprenticeship for each trade. But I guess he doesn’t specify what electrics he does.
  15. N

    Multi room PIR help needed

    Hi, first off apologies if this is a daft question I’m having an absolute mental block.. Scenario is: I have three rooms all on the same circuit and all controlled via a one way switch, i need to put a PIR in each room, now would this not operate all the rooms regardless of which room someone...
  16. J

    Wiring advice for multi room extractor fan

    Hi all I have installed the 92430AW XPLUS 2 MULTI POINT VENTILATION UNIT I wired it in like for like with an old unit. The fan stays constantly on. Do I just wire in the switch lines into the L1, L2, L3? Or is there a way to wire this in. It's probably very simple but it's confusing me.
  17. T

    Compex ex03 & ex04 multi choice exam help

    hi, recently sat my compex in Aberdeen and since found out that i had failed the multi choice exam, getting this email. Unfortunately you were unsuccessful in the Ex03 & Ex04 units of the Multi-choice exam– see attached fail sheet. It was much harder than I anticipated and am now worried about...
  18. R

    Multi switch/light Wiring

    Hi, Could someone help me with confirming if this configuration is correct? Secondly, I dismantled the upstairs double switch to fit a new 'smart' switch (bottom-right corner). How would i configure the cable to fit in the (L,N,L1,L2) of the new switch? I have attached a screenshot of my...
  19. G

    multifunction tester calibration kidderminster

    Does anyone know where I can get a multifunction tester calibrated near Kidderminster, Worcestershire?
  20. Gavin John Hyde

    Recommendations for multi tool blade for brick/plaster

    I am looking for recommendations for a decent multi tool blade to cut through plaster and some brick/block. I could use a standard blade but it will kill the blade. Have a job coming up where it needs some delicate cutting without going too heavy on the wall. normal chasing isnt an option...
  21. B

    Multi function tester calibration

    Hi guys Nice simple one Where do you get your mft calibrated and how much does it cost? I have a kewtech kt63 I’m struggling to find prices and companies in Essex that do it Any help is appreciated Thanks
  22. oxford 12

    Metrel multi tester problem

    Has anyone had any problems with the metrel mi3125?. Mine today suddenly would not turn on ,unless the charge lead is plug in. Which makes it unusable. Is the meter broke or fixible. Have tried new batteries in it,make no difference. Has anyone had this problem.
  23. oxford 12

    Metrel multi tester problem

    Has anyone had any problems with the metrel mi3125?. Mine today suddenly would not turn on ,unless the charge lead is plug in. Which makes it unusable. Is the meter broke or fixible. Have tried new batteries in it,make no difference. Has anyone had this problem.
  24. R

    Tis 1850 multi function tester problem

    Hi all I have a problem with my new multi function tester it's a tis 1850. Tester has decided it doesn't want to dead test (r1+r2, insulation resistance, earth electrode) It will test zs and rcd tests fine don't know if it's something I'm doing wrong or if the damn things nakered already. Any...
  25. M

    sky q multi room insufficent info from sky

    hiya folks i have been looking at upgrading to sky q but unfortunately it wont suit my needs as we currently have 5 boxes in the house with 2 dishes as follows livingroom sky + hd box with coax slave to dinning room / kitchen bedroom 1 sky+ hd box bedroom 2 sky+ hd box bedroom 3 sky+ hd box...
  26. K

    What multi function test meter?

    Hi all, I am attending a Competence in Testing course and that course requires for me to take my own test equipment. Can anyone kindly recommend a reasonably priced multi-function test meter that meets all the tests for 17th edition please? Many Thanks
  27. Pete999

    Pete's Videos For all us tool tarts

  28. D

    Earth Leakage Test

    Once asked if a normal Multi Meter could do most of what a PAT tester could (ie saver £££ £350 for the machine an £75 for it to be tested) <Shows how slow i am at recalling things> but some years ago i did 2377-22 and didnt recall it from there. I do own the 3rd Edition Code of Practice for...
  29. E

    Flat supplies and multi head installations, help please

    Hi, in the process of wiring 4 flats for a customer(new build). Have wired flats in past and if I needed five supplies, uk power network would install 5 supply's with cut outs, I'd normally come from these to a fused switch and then off to each flat with a suitable swa cable. Uk power networks...
  30. mhar

    inspection camera / multi tools

    Lidl selling these from thurs 20th at very good prices. No idea about the camera but may take a punt, the multi tool cannot be refused at their price (£30 with 4 cutting blade sets for £7). Multi tool on off switch gives up after a while if used in dusty conditions but still worth the money...
  31. Fast&Rough

    New job

    Just got a new job as a Multi Skilled Electrician. Very Exited to get started and further my career in the industry
  32. S

    Multi Function Tester with low battery giving very low insulation resistance reading.

    I have a Metrel MI3000 MFT. It has given very low insulation resistance readings for a circuit I was testing earlier today (0.001MΩ) between live and earth(!) but the circuit has been working fine and not tripping the MCB (20A, no RCD as it is a pre-17th ed. CU) and I had tested it only a...
  33. S

    Multi or single trade

    Hi all Hope you all had a great Christmas My main business is plumbing but I would like to get a lot more involved in the electrical side. Just wondered are most members single trade or multi ? For those that are Multi do you have any complications with credibility being multi trade ? Thanks
  34. C

    Periodic testing part time

    Hi, Have recently discovered this forum and find it brilliant, superb advice being given by switched on (sorry) and experienced members. Since I,ve had a recent knee op, I,ve spent the last few days viewing the different threads/views. I,m soon to be made redundant and wonder if it,s viable...
  35. G

    MAD bits? multi angle drilling bits - Wood.

    10 x MAD-BIT Multi Angle Wood Auger Hinge Drill Bits on eBay (end time 19-Oct-10 16:32:01 BST) Anybody used these I cant imagine they would be any good, its says they are better than auger bits and have more freedom to move.
  36. P

    **CHARITY AUCTION** Megger Multi-meter

    here we have a megger multi meter up for grabs from Napit brand new and all the proceeds will go to the pen charity`s Auction will end next Thursday 19th August at 10pm
  37. S

    3 Phase Motors

    hi i have to wire up a few 3hp 5A 3 phase motors and usually use a 3 core swa but is there an alternative cable to use apart from singles?? Thanks for your help in advance
  38. T

    C&G 2330 V's Tradeskill4u "multi course"

    Hi, Just a quick question. What would be the one to go for? I did start a C&G 2330, had to stop it for 1 reason or another and want to train again now. I see Tradeskill4u do both C&G 2330, and also soemthing they call "multi course" which has... A foundation course (overview of...
  39. S

    Help Please. Underfloor heating.

    Hi all, I am a newbie on this site so be gentle.. I have wired in an underfloor heating system (wet system) and the Plumber has gone on holiday and left me with a problem.I have a glowworm Flexicom combi boiler that needs to be wired to the Warmafloor microcenter and i really do not understand...
  40. L

    Plastic Conduit cutter?

    Anyone got a pair of these, are they worth there money? some on ebay for about £25 with the different cutting blades CK ones, I work in industrial so you think it'll be a great time saving tool? cheers luke
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