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  1. K

    UK Replacing Night Storage heaters - advice please

    I rent out a flat in a small west London block built in 1990s. 2 storage heaters installed around 2005 now have stuck or broken switches so I'm looking for advice about replacement. One has both night and a daytime part, but the other seems to be only wired to the night meter with no other power...
  2. F

    A new smart meter is tripping RCD for 7 hours every night & I have a theory

    Hi guys I have this problem that I've been trying to figure out all week. On friday I had a 5 tail economy 7 smart meter installed and every night at 2 am the RCD trips and you cant reset it until 9 am so the problem is obviously to do with the off peak supply coming on. Theres only 1 rcd for...
  3. P

    HNC night class courses Coventry

    Hello folks, is anyone aware of night class courses for HNC in Coventry area? Institutions to which I have made enquiries only offer full-time engineering degree courses.
  4. P

    HNC night classes, Coventry

    Hello folks, is anyone aware of any night classes, HNC, in Coventry area. Institutions I have enquired to onll offer full time degree courses in engineering.
  5. R

    Night vision issue

    I’ve hard wired a rear view cam, a baby monitor and a 6 led night vision illuminator to 12v batteries and can’t get the night vision to work on any of them. I don’t have much electrical experience, any ideas?
  6. happyhippydad

    Night storage heaters or electric heaters?

    I have a customer who wants to change her existing night storage heaters as they are around 20 years old and she fears they are no longer efficient. I'd like to get peoples views on if new electric radiators are likely to be more or less costly to run than night storage heaters? I realise this...
  7. Dan

    Awesome Neosmart (Ring Killer) 12 Second Clips for Free - Night Vision, Phone Alerts, Free Recordings, Motion Sensor Camera for £20!!!

    I have had a bunch of camera, I'm trying to find a camera I can leave and it alerts me when it's found somebody. I don't want DVRs and cables running everywhere, so Wifi (and strong connection) was a must. Three years into my researching and testing and moving cameras around on the outside of...
  8. Dan

    SATURDAY NIGHT TUNES THREAD (27/09) - Beatles theme? - others also acceptable mind

    This is the actual beatles youtube channel if you want to follow it. They've gone in hard closing other tunes down on YT and taking over their income from them if they have left them. As it's 50 years promo thing. It's not them getting rich out of it all mind. It's the record labels and...
  9. FatAlan

    Anyone aware of any surge protection earring it’s keep last night?

    As title, bearing in mind the thunder and lightening last night. :)
  10. C

    Interesting for a Friday night pub

    What you reckon
  11. S

    Battery discharging over night WITH charge controller

    Hello, hope someone can shed some light on my problem. I have a simple solar powered gate opener setup at home. I am having trouble with the battery seemingly discharging over night. I have 2 x 20w panels wired in series making 24v. These are then wired to a charge controller, which is then...
  12. Rpa07

    Friday night numbers game

    Post your unread posts number and see who is the highest and who is the lowest. I’ll start with mine being 10,909 Oh I feel dirty now!
  13. I

    Day on / Night Off - Sensor

    Hi folks, I'm looking to see if there is a photoelectric sensor which works opposite to the ones normally fitted for out door lighting. The readily available ones normally operate dusk till dawn. But I require on that operates dawn till dusk. The customer wants a machine to run during daylight...
  14. happyhippydad

    Night storage heater, how easy to remove bricks?

    I need to get a night storage heater up the stairs. I was planning to get a helper but I just wondered how easy is it to take the bricks out? Is it just a few screws on the front cover or is it more time consuming? Its one of the older types if that's any help at all. I haven't got a picture...
  15. P

    rcd tripping during the night and insulation resistance testing question

    Hi everyone I have a customer who has a RCD that trips during the night and it resets ok the following day it is ok for a week or so then it tips again during the night. has any one any ideas and what is the quickest way of finding out what the cause is. also I need to do an insulation...
  16. S

    Right, we had alcohol last night and the lightweights are well.....

    recovering, today its music, I am listening to Placebo Special K and Every You Every Me are great tracks, took the kids years back to see them at Brixton. What are you listening to, nagging wives don't count.......
  17. happyhippydad

    Last night I could have made £90!!

    I had a phone call last night (7pm) from a local resident who left a messsage saying all her electrics had gone off. A pair of elderly sisters live there, one if them does get a bit worried about anything electrical (and the other one always gets cross with her :D), for example I have been...
  18. S

    Totally stumped. Night Storage Heater tripping out MCB, but ok on daytime circuit.

    Please help. I have a basic understanding of electirics, but 5 Electricians are stumped and I don't know where to go next. My mother in law heats her house by 4 Night Storage Heaters, all of which are wired to a Economy 7 supply/fuse board, with no RCD just MCB. The largest of the Night...
  19. S

    Was invited out last night to

    a friend of the girlfriends who has just finished a house build in High Gate, impressive stuff the house but the plant and comms room look fantastic and screw me 236 speakers in the house and the 15 ft cinema screen. My one thought was these bloody Polish immigrants taking out jobs lol
  20. I

    ABB solar inverter modbus rtu Night communication off

    Kindly, we are trying to do a modbus rtu communication between a Delta plc and an ABB solar inverter. It runs ok during the day, but each night the modbus rtu communication stops due to an unknown cause, and we have to restart the plc each following morning to have everything normal again . We...
  21. telectrix

    puppy times.

    just to lighten the atmosphere before i go to my pit, here's an employer we'd all like to work gor. Brewdog gives staff a week off when they get a puppy | Daily Mail Online -
  22. W

    Neutral-Earth fault?

    Can anyone help us with a problem? Since the summer one of our RCDs has been tripping every night at the same time (22:52 before the clocks went back, 21:52 ever since). There are two RCDs in the switch board: the one that trips has an outside workshop, upstairs sockets, downstairs lighting and...
  23. KennyKen

    Started NightShift

    Agh I forgot how long it takes for my body to get used to my normal routine being changed. Anyways I shouldn't complain 30% loading on my hourly rate.. anyone else doing nights?
  24. P

    Water heater (boiler) not heating water at night but it does during the day

    I have been having issues with my Boiler (water heater) - Horstmann Quartz e7. It has been working perfectly for 3.5 years (since I moved in to my place). Suddenly it stopped heating up water at night. It does not heat water at night even though it seems that the timer works at night. To make...
  25. B

    Electrician Commercial Electrician Required to install Christmas lights in shopping centre

    I am looking for an electrician to cover the following work: Installation/Dismantle of Christmas displays in shopping centres throughout the UK. Details: Work: Night work with team of 10 plus men. Dates: Installation (every night) - 30th October to 21st November 2016 - Dismantle (every...
  26. Simonslimline

    Work trousers.

    Just wondering what brand of work trousers anyone uses/recommends. I usually go for scruffs pro but the 2012 version which seemed the best are not available anymore. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. :smile:
  27. J

    Car interior led help please

    Okay so i recently installed some interior LEDs into my car, they are wired to the interior light so that they fade on with it when the door is opened, i would like to wire them into the headlights as well so that they stay on whenever driving at night... How would i do this in a way that...
  28. H

    Where is the most dangerous environment you have worked

    As the title says really I only ask As this week I'm working in Rampton and I tell you what, I'm Not easily scared but even I'm On edge all week!
  29. M

    SolarImmersion - Permanent Live

    Recently had the solarimmersion installed to make use of all the winter sun (lol). NICEIC elec wired it in and I checked his wiring and it looks right to me. It has been factory reset and cailibrated with the PV turned off and it does have the correct message on the display. The output goes...
  30. R

    Domestic Radial Circuit

    Recently i have wired a small dwelling house. I have used 2.5 mm Wire for a radial circuit of 2 double and 2 single sockets. (probably the cable length of 35 m) I am a bit conscious to know whether it will work for longer time. or i will need to make it a ring circuit. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
  31. Paul.M

    Elex Show Manchester 2013

    Here is a link so you can sign up WELCOME TO ELEXSHOW ? THE PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICIAN'S EXHIBITION It's on the 20th and 21st of June so who is going? Do you want to meet up? I've been to a few of these shows and met up with quite a few members, its great to put faces with names and good...
  32. R

    Boston, inside job? I know the public will never know the truth about national security matters. I finding it strange today the official verdict was 2 bombs at the finish line. The...
  33. J

    thermostat options

    Hi Have never lived in a house that had heating thermostats installed and am putting them in a new build house. I have stayed in a mates house where there is a stat in the bed room and the clicking on/off was a bit annoying. Are they all much of a muchness or are there solid state versions or...
  34. C

    Domestic Installing back up generator for power cuts?

    I have had an elderley customer asking about having a generator in case of power cuts after recent bad weather. He doesn't want an automatic changeover just a manual switched one and he isn't looking at trying to run 10.5 kw showers off it either. Just wondering if anybody has any tips and...
  35. sparkless

    Quiet tonight

    It's quiet on the Forum tonight, is it the post Christmas hangover? or is it like me, and not going back properly until Monday
  36. K

    Who's working Christmas Day

    Who has drawn the short straw and ended up working Christmas Day. im on call Boxing Day and New Year's Eve
  37. S

    PIR problem...

    ...that's now doing my head in... Basicaly i've got a set up where 2 external PIR sensors are turning on 2 outside 16w 2D lights. PIR's are wired in parallel so when either 1 is triggered it turns on both light fittings. Whilst commisioning on walk test everything works fine and dandy.When lux...
  38. P

    global optitrac won't stay enabled

    I've got my bluetooth dongle and got sunny explorer up and running. I've logged in as USER and changed global Optitrac to ON and pressed save. When I exit and re-enter sunny explorer Global Optitrac has gone back to OFF. Am i doing something wrong?
  39. D

    Best way to test a board which is run on ecomomy 7

    What is the best way to test a board when doing a PIR which is only on when the economy 7 tariff kicks in? (other than doing the test at night) Cheers
  40. D

    Solar pannels on newsnight now

    Article on newsnight about photovoltaic. bbc2 10.30pm-11.20pm. Title: Goldrush, but is the sun about to set?
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