1. C

    Confused DIY'er needs advice on Chandelier fitting

    I have recently been given a chandelier that I would like in my bedroom, to replace the existing ceiling rose. However, I do not have the bracket that fits to the ceiling & I'm not sure what type/size bracket I need. Can anyone advise me please? If anyone can send pic's of what I need, I'd be...
  2. M

    Noob needs help with car audio installation.

    Hi guys trying to install new sub and amp into 2007 subaru liberty. Just want to know what the best method for this will be? Ive done some research and it says i need a line output converter installed since i have a factory headunit with no RCA outputs. If anyone knows about this stuff this is...
  3. J

    USA Needs rewiring? Asbestos?

    Hello, thinking of buying a 1968 home. It has what looks like an old fuse box and a small electrical panel. Nephew (electrician) saw the pic and thought asbestos and needs all new wiring. It is a 1600 sq ft house. Any thoughts? We live out if state and can’t view it.
  4. P

    How many more sockets?

    A customer has asked me to quote to fit some more sockets in the room pictured below, and I suggested another 4 doubles just to ensure they have enough. Do you think another 4 doubles Is sufficient?
  5. R

    Ordered new breaker and want to make sure it matches the current breaker in the breaker box that needs replacing.

    I ordered the exact breaker that is in the breaker box and they sent me this one. I want to verify that it is compatible with one in the breaker box. I took a picture of each. Thanks in advanced the company won't answer their phone so I'm kind of stuck until I find out!
  6. Gavin John Hyde

    New EV charger needs no Rod and can be used with PME

    I had an email this week from PodPoint. The new Pod Point Solo EV charger does not require an earth rod and can be used with PME. It has in built DC protection and complies fully with the 18th ed Regs. From what I can see and having done the online little training thing, it is brilliant. Taken...
  7. Paul Cole

    Hello everyone - 3-phase German wiring needs

    Hello everyone, I've recently moved to east Germany into an old terrace house that requires updating. A German forum has helped me upto a point with understanding what we have, but the language has become a strain. Can anyone here comment on the configuration we have and on my ideas for...
  8. E

    Niche Lights -flashing like a strobe when switched on - guess needs replacing?

    Hi We have two alcoves with a downward niche light in each. About 4 years old. Pic attached. Both operate from one switch. One light is flashing like a strobe when switched on - guess needs replacing? Appears to be a solid unit rather than containing a bulb that can be replaced. No obvious way...
  9. F

    Elster Gen meter needs replacing

    As above really, but asking what paper trail is needed in this situation for notification to the FIT provider ( SSE), can a non MCS registered sparks carry out this simple task as its miles away from us, TIA
  10. J

    Plumber needs training to gain Part P

    Hi, I'm a fully qualified plumber and do a lot of bathroom fitting. I'm considering getting training for Part P to enable me to sign off electrical work in bathrooms. Please advise on training courses and costs in the Tyne and Wear region. MTIA
  11. K

    Needs to replace my extractor

    Hi, My extractor is failing and i need to replace it. It can take a while to spin up sometimes and can make a high pitched noise while it is doing so. Giving it a tap normally sorts it out. Its a Steeple brand and has a timer. I need to order another one but I'm not sure if its a standard or...
  12. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Who needs an MFT, would you use one of these?

    The Vion I mean
  13. T

    Newbee Needs Help! LED Lighting

    I am a newbee here and I can't find a best-LED light for my warehouse. Can you guys help me? Please go easy on me :( I am open for your suggestions.
  14. sparksburnout

    Davina McCall needs to transfer to the BBC.

    Just been watching her on Telly presenting a program, forgot the title, but shes such a normal, warm and genuine person. Such a shame the BBC couldn't get her to do the BAFTA's the other night instead of that dog rough unfunny and completely talentless bint that we had to endure. Why do the BBC...
  15. J

    Thick Architect needs Help!!!

    All the RCBO information I see online only show the outgoing cable and the built in N (in) going to the N terminal connectors and FE wires . None show the return wires as in a ring circuit. The L and E wires are obvious but where does the return N connect to. The N terminal bar or to the...
  16. Pete999

    Wagos, who needs Wagos?????????????

    Sorry Mods forgot to put this in "Pete's Videos" still never mind eh, it is Sunday and him upstairs forgives Sinners.
  17. S

    Needs some help and advice

    for a friend, haven't been to look at this myself yet but will do before the New Year and was wondering is anyone has comes across a similar situation. Friend has been arguing with EoN for the last 3 years as it seems he has a bodged install from the mains head and to me it seems but I can't...
  18. N

    Newlec NL9-AHD Hand Drier needs repair

    Newlec NL9-AHD Hand Drier has just stopped working. Power is going to it, the thermal fuse is okay and there is a low voltage supply going to the sensing circuitry. I will do a few more tests, but if unsuccessful I would be interested to know where to have it repaired. Alternative if I could...
  19. Adam_92

    [Trainee] Needs help from someone experienced.

    I have a question on an assignment that I could do with some help Desribe, for each of the following symptoms, the most likely electrical fault. A) A fault has occurred on a lighting circuit when the lights are operated the RCBO protecting the circuit operates. B) The outside lights when the...
  20. Adam_92

    [Trainee] Needs help from someone experienced.

    I am stuck on a question for my NVQ just wondering if someone could help, Question is; Explain what documentation should be completed following fault recitation work? I know that "Where minor electrical installation work does not include the provision of a new circuit, a Minor Electrical...
  21. Wilko

    Ha - who needs friends anyway?

    One of my so-called friends sent me this. I think the implication being that I'm less than perfect ... Not sure, what was the question again?
  22. JackSparky

    Sole Business Needs!

    Evening! If an electrician was to go solo and set up a business, what would be needed?
  23. R

    When do you decide.... It needs rewiring.

    The last 3 jobs I quoted all had previous quotes and all were told they needed rewires and they didn't.. Except 1 of them that needed lighting rewired due to no earth's and the customer wanted metal fascias. The others needed a day hunting jbs to rectify low IR and several other issues. The...
  24. S

    Idiot needs help with pool/spa heater.

    Hi all that read this. The title say's it all. I'm a D.I.Y'er that hates being beaten. I joined this group to have a read and learn a bit. Thanks to all you that read this that I've read their posts. Good forum for general bit's and pieces (have learned loads). I recently was given an OLD hot...
  25. akwoody2

    Using a sub-contractor, what needs to be in place?

    Good Morning, Due to busy times i need to start using a sub-contractor to help with the work load, i have spoke to Stroma (who i'm currently with) and they have said i need to get a contractors agreement put in place. Has anyone had any experience with using sub-contractors? If so, apart...
  26. buzzlightyear

    16mm twin &earth sub mains separate earth

    been to look at a job , customer needs sub mains and meter moving to the under stairs from main cut out from hallway a new 100 amp cu . 16mm twin earth do I need separate cpc for that according to table 54.7 16 mm cpc any thoughts on this .
  27. R

    Replacement CU but require required

    On the surface of the attached photos based on wiring type would you expect a rewire to be necessary ? Upload the image directly to the thread: The most awesome images on the Internet - https://Upload the image directly to the
  28. Lou

    J.G.M Services Electricians Ltd

    When you require the services of qualified electricians in Selkirk and the surrounding areas, make sure you come to the experts here at J G M Services Electricians Ltd. We are a well established company with over 25 years of skilled experience within the electrical trade, making us your ideal...
  29. Lou

    London City Electricians

    We are registered on the NICEIC Approved contractor Scheme Registration no 605948000 We can provide NICEIC domestic certification. Commercial certification. Emergency lighting and fire alarm certification. We have full public lability covering these areas. We comply fully with Part P for...
  30. E

    New diyer

    Just bought a flat which needs a fair amount of work and in true first time buyer style, I'm totally skint. I'll obviously get a proper spark in to do the serious stuff, but am keen to do as much as I can myself to keep the costs down and to learn as much as I can. Please be gentle, I'm totally...
  31. E

    Energy & Power Tech Services

    Energy & Power Tech Services has arrived to provide bespoke, consultancy-led energy and power technical solutions to the UK market. We’re not driven by sales targets, our mission is to provide the best solution to every client’s needs. Whatever your energy and power related needs we can design...
  32. uksparks

    Heating controls

    Hi, can anyone advise... i would like to ideally use Honeywell. i want the stats and programmer to be wireless. it needs a frost stat it also needs two stats and a programmer and it needs three channels / zones any ideas on how to achieve this?
  33. rustynails

    Accessibility of a low voltage transformer

    Have come across a low voltage transformer which has been placed in the ceiling above a shower not accessible at all which means the customer cannot change the time period on the overrun. I can't find anything in the regs that says the transformer needs to be accessible. Anyone have any thoughts...
  34. R

    Grounding issue on alarm

    Hi, I originally had this post: to add a 2nd siren box. I am trying to add a gsm auto dialler, but the issue i have now is that the voltage on BELL +- and STROBE +- does not change...
  35. W

    Todays EICR gem - must be having one of those weeks

    Three phase board in mechanics shop no main earth conductor ZE - 586ohms no rcd
  36. P

    Domestic Cooker installation woes

    Probably in the wrong forum but I cant seem to post elsewhere. I'm installing a new high-end Siemens cookers in my kitchen - a regular oven and a combination one. I've got separate spurs for each back to the fuse box via isolation switches. The oven comes with a mains cable that plugs into...
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