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  1. B

    Installing and wiring new ceiling light fitting

    Hi All, Just looking for a bit of guidance for installing a new ceiling light fitting. I'm usually pretty confident installing new lighting/sockets etc but this one has me stumped. The ceiling wiring has a lot more wires than the wiring block on the new fitting accommodates. I've attached...
  2. Uheat – Jake

    uHeat New Website - Forum Special Offers

    Recently we've launched our new website with a stylish new design and some new products but with the same exclusive discounts to forum members. https://www.uheat.co.uk/ All forum members receive 5% discount using the code electriciansforum at the checkout. Trade members can get a 15%...
  3. M

    Do I need to rewire?

    Hello all, I’ve recently moved house and I’d like a little advice on the safety of some of the wiring found. In general the wiring looks clean/tidy and reasonably new but my electrical experience is in factories, not in the home. There two things I’m not so sure about though, please advise...
  4. T

    New Cable to Old

    I have been asked by my brother to take a spur from the ring main to a summer house from the house (7m) T&E. BUT I have since found out that the house has not be rewired for about 40yrs. Is it safe to connect a 2019 T&E to an older Ring main. Consumer main fuse 45A
  5. I

    New SWA to flats from head

    Hi Guys, First time posting but I've been commissioned with essentially running new cables from the head to 5 flats, due to the ground floor flat not allowing us to run the cables through their flat to the next one we will have to come out of the basement and upto the roof and then down the...
  6. Mike Johnson

    Time for a new R2 lead

    It's time for a new Wander lead, fed up with the reel falling over as soon as you pull a bit on the lead, I am leaning towards one of the box type, do any of you chaps have a suggested best buy? also do the box type reel out easily enough to just put them on the ground and pull the lead, I know...
  7. S

    New Trades Career

    Has anyone trained we these guys? I’m hoping to retrain as an electrician, I’ve been offered a course by this company. I wondered if anybody had any feedback or experience with them. Thanks
  8. A

    Code er31 with new indicator board on induction hob

    Falcon (Rangemaster) continental induction range 10 yrs old. Tried swapping out control indicator unit pcb (shows the knob settings) with identical pcb to try to correct a control fault. Get er31 code which I think is a configuration issue. Only got knobs, no buttons. How to configure? No jumper...
  9. K

    UK Fitting new ceramic hob

    Hi, I’m after a bit of advice please, my ceramic hob has cracked so I’ve bought a new one with the intention of fitting it myself. The new hob has now arrived but it’s got a cable already fitted which has 4 wires, L1, L2, N and E. The cable fitted to my old hob has only three wires, is it...
  10. S

    New Extractor Fans Not Working - Wiring?

    Hi we have just had two new extractor fans installed, one in the bathroom, one in the toilet, I am sure they are correctly wired, however the run on timers are not working, just goes on and off with the light, the toilet one is not working at all :( I have tried switching the wires for the...
  11. D

    New Member

    Hi Guys, My name is Adrinsola David, From Nigeria, Working as an Electrical Technician In a Foaming Company here in Nigeria and have been practicing electrical for the 8 years now also still learning (lol). I will love to share ideas and also learn from you guys. Thanks for having me here
  12. TonyMitchell

    New colour scheme

    @Dan perhaps it's just me, but the quotes appearing on a solid orange background seems heavy on the eye. Not sure what others think? Or are you about to unleash a deal on EF branded sunglasses? :D
  13. diced carrots

    New career @ 47?

    Hi all, I'm 47 years old and I would like to re-train as an electrician. I've enrolled on a L2 Installers Course (C&G 2365) which is going well, but it's a year long evening course. I'm considering switching to a fast track L2/L3 distance course (like those offered by Trade Skills 4 U). I...
  14. R

    2017 Ford Fusion battery help.

    I bought a 2017 fusion and learned the previous owner had battery problems. How might I use the forum to get advise on this topic?
  15. Dan

    New Sidebar Blocks - Help you get around the forum quicker

    I'm still working on making the User Interface helpful for newbies and regulars. Each will see different content. I'll customise this more so that trainees see threads from mentors, USA members see fellow USA members threads etc. I keep chipping away at this because its tedious coding work and...
  16. A

    Earthing and bonding new build

    Hi guys bit of advice needed to save me some time and money. Earthing and bonding required in new build property. 10mm earth to be ran to gas meter to clip to gas pipe that will enter property. This gas pipe then goes to a combi boiler where I will bond all pipes at combi to the gas pipe (gas...
  17. robertl

    UK 480v Split Phase, new workshop, VFD's required

    Hi All, I've posted on here before about this, that time i was asking what people thought about phase converters as at that point i thought i could only get a single phase line at 100a for my new workshop. Turns out that after the DNO visited the site i can get a Split Phase connection put in...
  18. D

    UK 3 Phase PME to domestic building?

    Good evening all.. I have recently installed a new 100amp 3 phase supply for a domestic premises with outhouses. The incoming 100 amp supply is PME and approx 30 metres from the main dwelling, a new metering cupboard was built for the new head and meter. I installed a small sub board and two...
  19. D

    Fuse blows randomly

    Hello, thank you. I am DYI. Our daughter has home built in the 60s with fused service panel. One fuse has started blowing ; when a new fuse is put in, it will not blow right away, it can go for hours sometimes without blowing. It is a 20- amp fuse/circuit. On the circuit is a microwave and...
  20. Dan

    New Navigation Menu - Can you test it out please??

    The forum still isn't quite there yet. One part that needed addressing was the menu. Now you'll see how big the forum actually is when you're looking for just one forum category out of the lot. Lol I've tried to filter out the least used ones. And make the important common ones higher up (so...
  21. Zer0900

    New multimeter, suggestions?

    Hi all. So my cheapo multimeter bit the dust and want to buy a decent one. Most lads I know have the T5-1000 Fluke one which seems fine to me...
  22. B

    New MFT Required....but which one?

    So the screen on my trusty MFT1552 has died....probably time to replace it anyway...Looking at the new Megger MFT17xx series, but interested to hear any thoughts on alternatives! Or even better.....someone telling me that their 1552 did this, and it was a cheap fix! Unlikely though I guess! Cheers
  23. A

    Tv socket height new build

    1200mm is the max socket outlet height in new build property so what's the score with putting a socket at a height where a wall mounted tv will be situated obviously required to be higher than 1200mm. Is this now not allowed for new build properties?
  24. Dan

    Follow people; and now you can have alerts when they post new content (videos, threads, replies, etc)

    https://www.electriciansforums.net/account/following Checkout this area, this is the people you follow. If you'd like to, you can change alert options for each one. So you get different alerts for each member you follow. :)
  25. Dan

    Google Ads have New Settings / Subscribed members new tools

    Okay, so this is part of a wider efforts to balance the books for the forums. We're trialing it out. But it comes with some good benefits as well as a few ads. So read the whole thread please before judging and replying. :) New Ads for logged-in users unless you have any one of the below:- You...
  26. happyhippydad

    Stroma's new installer portal

    I have just tried to notify a job through Stroma's new installer portal and it is saying I have insufficient 'web credit'. I pay for my notifications by direct debit. Do you now have to put some credit on your account before you can notify jobs?
  27. A

    New Single Module AFDD from Wylex is Launched

    Just saw this I know loads of people say they do not work etc etc but it is good to see a single module. I think i am going to get one and try it out
  28. F

    Hello from a new guy.

    After lurking around for a while I thought I should get involved! Im based in Gloucestershire (Land of Split Phase 480V!). I mainly do Agricultural Installations. Heres this afternoons entertainment, it the sort of thing I often have to service and repair!
  29. A

    Consumer unit heights and mains tailsnew build

    are the consumer unit heights for a new build 1350mm and 1450mm. The services to the new build property will be on the front outside wall of the house meaning the tails will have to be passed through the cavity wall. Can I pass the tails up through the cavity wall to a reasonable height and...
  30. Pete999

    can't React to new threads

    Hope this is the right Forum. but can't react to new threads, asked before, but in the wrong Forum.
  31. happyhippydad

    Is an extractor fan required in a NEW utility room?

    The customer is having an extension. This will include a utility room which will have the usual in it, i.e. sink, washing machine, fridge. There will be a window. Approved document F is pretty big and I was hoping that someone could assist in pointing me to the right bits on whether an...
  32. 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!
  33. A

    New build bungalow project

    A friend of mine is currently building a 2 bedroom bungalow and wants me to wire the house up. I've never been involved in a new build before especially a bungalow. I understand part p needs to be taken into account. I have attached the plans to give a better Idea There will be two bedrooms...
  34. Dan

    Want to get your reaction ratio up? - Try to get the new 'Winner' reaction (+ 3 Reaction Points!!)

    Want to get your reaction ratio up? - Try to get the new 'Winner' reaction (+ 3 Reaction Points!!) Okay, so I've just setup the 'Winner' reaction. Which for the moment, can only be used by the Esteemed Members. That's to stop abuse. So an Esteemed member can click it on any post. Other users...
  35. Dan

    New electrical engineering chat forum category now on ElectriciansForums.net

    Thought that whilst we have a few actual electrical engineers on the forum, I thought I'd try and attract some more. Not sure if it's actually any different to an electrician at the end of the day. Perhaps you can inform me? From a qualifications point of view, is an electrical engineer...
  36. Lou

    New Offshore Renewable Energy Wind Farms Announced in UK

    The government have today announced new wind farms in the UK at the lowest prices yet. The farms will power around 7 million homes by 2025 and offers investors in the wind farms the lowest prices so far at £39.65 per megawatt per hour. For comparison the new nuclear power station set to open...
  37. TonyMitchell

    New Martindale Proving Unit with CalCheck

    Received a mailshot from Martindale this morning introducing their new proving units with calibration checking function. Like some others, I've previously not bothered with a proving unit as use an incomer or other known live source to prove, however this relatively inexpensive device is tempting...
  38. J

    New to forum

    Hi All, New to the forum, hoping to start a part time course in electrical installation. Many thanks in advance for future advice :) Johnny
  39. J

    TV wiring for 9x new build flats

    Afternoon Just so I can agree with the builder- can I get advise on following. What wiring I need per flat to allow for sky and standard tv aerial So per TV position in each flat (average flat 3x TV positions- 2x WF100 cables to flats utility cupboard- so if 3x TVs- there will be 6x WF100S...
  40. JBW175

    New Member dropping by to say hello...

    Hi everyone, just joined the the forum and thought I’d introduce myself and say a little about my background. I’ve been a Marine Engineer for the last 20 years after joining the army at 16 as an apprentice and was a chief engineer on a major army landing craft (before they got sold off)...
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