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  1. dc-electrix

    New DNO Supply help sizing

    Hi all, I have become involved in getting a new supply laid into a block of flats. It was originally a house and was subdivided into flats >20yrs ago. Whoever did this used the existing 100A incomer and had 6x 80A BS1361 DNO fuses fitted which feed 4mm MICC submains. How the DNO p,ut 80A fuses...
  2. R

    Industrial Single phase power all thats avaiable for new workshop build

    Hello Everyone, new to the forum and looking for some advice on a new workshop, i'll explain. I am planning on building a metal / woodworking workshop (mainly aluminium and stainless steel) for boat work, refurbishment and boat building. I am a marine engineer to trade and i am planning on...
  3. B

    1 new socket in garage and 2 lights - Help if possible

    Hello, I am looking at adding one new socket to my garage and two wall lights. I have a plan of attack and would like the advice of the professionals if at all possible ?. There is an existing socket in the garage which is part of the ground floor socket ring circuit. The existing ring circuit...
  4. A

    New build sparkies

    I when into the electrical wholesalers today and it is mostly frequented with sparkies that work for local electrical contractors that do new homes (Barratts, Persimmon etc) and I got talking to one of them regarding 18th edition and clipping cables in attached garages (the type that has open...
  5. J

    New Texecom alarm box wiring help

    Hi, first time poster here, been on the plumbers forum for years but have a question about an alarm box that I need a pro to help with :) Got home yesterday and the alarm was going off, I hadn't armed it, got in and the tamper light was flashing, so reset the alarm, and the panel stopped...
  6. J

    What should i expect when wiring new build housing?

    So I start a new job tomorrow and my first job is first fixing a load of new builds, the thing is, os that I've never worked on new builds before, so what should I expect, I.e, are boxes going to need chasing in? Am I going to have to drill through the joists for cable routes etc, I know every...
  7. T

    Wiring TV and DATA on a new build

    Evening all Starting two new builds tomorrow and just wanted to check what other people do with regards the TV and DATA Its a new builder who i am working for and they have specified dual coax cable for the TV points, can dual coax be used for SKY TV in each room? They have an engineer who...
  8. Electrical2go

    NEW Products added to Electrical2Go - SANGAMO has arrived

    Sangamo Products added to Electrical2Go Available Now Time Switches and Heating Controls Don't forget EF Members get 5% off all products at Electrical2Go.co.uk if you don't have your code yet, message us!
  9. 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...
  10. H

    Run new 32 amp cable to kitchen.

    I am getting an electrician in to fit a new consumer unit to provide an extra 32 amp cable/supply for a new cooker. I cant see how the electrician would be able to get a new cable from the garage where the consumer unit is located to the kitchen. Is it common for electricians to not be able to...
  11. darkwood

    New BS5839 regs out now.

    Just a heads up guys, my E-mail got pinged by BSI and we now have a new updated version of BS5839-6 (2019) to add to your shopping list so if you are in this field you may want to check it out. :)
  12. D

    Hi to all

    Hi to all new to the forum.
  13. MarkRibbands

    Domestic New 4mm T&E feed to existing remote 2.5mm ring. OK or not?

    I'm building a small rental annexe at my own house, which will be supplied by a new local sub-main, with local metering. This includes one existing bedroom which will become part of the annexe. This room has an existing ring final in 2.5mm, all in good condition. Rather than run two new 2.5s, a...
  14. E

    Trusted Trader / Bark / MyBuilder / CheckaTrade in a new area

    Hi All, I have just moved to a new area, am self employed. Just wondering if anyone has had success advertising with Trusted Trader/Bark/MyBuilder/CheckaTrade etc?
  15. P

    New Member

    Hi, I am a new member, currently doing an apprenticeship for my 2357. Three years into the course, and hoping to finish by the end of the year. I am a very mature student (aged 57) learning a new trade to progress in my job role. Any help as what to expect with the AM2 would be much apprecia
  16. B

    Testing with a CU change

    Working with a spark, now when we change a CU no new circuits just old for new, We do all end to ends on rings, IR tests and Zs making sure all the new protective devices that disconnection times are met, would you do R1+R2? If we do a CU change and add new circuits we do R1+R2 on the new...
  17. X

    Domestic Using an old 32A shower circuit for new sockets.

    Nearly fifteen years ago I moved a bathroom in our house, and repurposed the 32A electrical shower circuit to power a pair of double sockets - which then had multiway adaptors powering all my office hardware (i.e. low overall power). Not exactly complex or risky at the time, and the MCB has...
  18. George.S

    New Member / Apprentice

    Hello all who read this. Just writing this to say hello and introduce myself. I'm about 10 months into my apprentaship and thought it to be wise to create an account on here. I currently work for a maintenance firm for domestic/ social housing. We are busy however the work we do is fairly...
  19. J

    What tests for new radial circuit

    Job is to install one or two new sockets in a commercial premises. Possibly on a new radial circuit or an extension to ring. If extension on a ring them a Minor electrical certificate is required together with all relevant testing. However if a new radial circuit is the way a full EIC...
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