1. R


    PLEASE HELP WE ARE AT RISK OF FURE OR SHOCK THIS IS A CODE 1,I’m disabled got no electricity in flat landlord cut it off since November 2019 to evict me fire in electrical cupboard
  2. D

    Downlight and LED tape opinions

    Hi All, I'm looking for peoples opinions on down lights, what are peoples preferred - Warm white Colour changeable Large beam angle I'm also interested in what LED tape you are using, ideally tape that can go at 90 degrees. All to be fire rated. TIA Dunk
  3. E


    Ok contractors on site have jointed a existing 4x70 to a new 4x70 to extend onto a chemical process panel and I was testing same today . Phase resistance is .03 and Pe is .10 so all good . I opened j box to discover both cables glanded ok and banjos linked via 10sq and bolted with gutter bolts...
  4. darkwood

    New MFT - opinions

    Well I thought it was time to get a new MFT as the old one was 20yrs plus it got nicked too.. After a peruse and some tinterweb research I have opted for a Megger 1741 and it has arrived and first impression are pleasing, just wondered if anyone else has this particular model and what they...
  5. L

    Opinions on Martindale ET4500 tester

    Hi guys I’m starting out on my own, whilst still in employment (I do shift work, so working around that). I’ve been looking at dozens of multifunction testers and the Martindale ET4500 really stands out to me, it’s got great features and at a good price. There’s not many reviews on it though...
  6. S

    summerhouse/shed supply earthing

    Hi guys, widely covered topic but still a lot a mixed opinions/interpretations. I have scoured the BS7671, on site guide and the internet is search of anything black and white. I'm not looking for somebody to tell me how to do anything, just some experienced opinions on what appears to be a...
  7. R

    EICR code opinions

    Currently doing an EICR, query concerns a distribution circuit to a pool plant room around 200m from the intake. Supply is TNS and a TPN SWA is fed from a 63a type D underground to the pool plant. At the plant room the SWA is terminated into plastic trunking with a separated TT system taking...
  8. J

    Lighting plan - opinions desperately sought!!

    Here is my proposed layout for my open plan studio. I'm going for recessed 6" LED smart lights throughout, with the exception of three pendants over the 6' island. Lights are 3' from walls, except in the kitchen where it is 2' ( ie. 12" from upper cabinetry). They are spaced roughly 5-6' from...
  9. P

    Opinions please - leaking service head

    I went to a customers house to give a quote for a new consumer unit, and noticed the leak from incoming supplier. I advised the customer to contact her electricity provider who would resolve it, and hopefully upgrade the earth. Lady emailed me today to say UK power netwroks came and gave it...
  10. Midwest

    Opinions on outdoor socket

    I’m building a man cave/BBQ area. It has a substantial roof, a weather proof back wall, but open to the elements on the other three sides. It’s large enough so the back wall won’t be susceptible to rain etc. In the rest of the garden, I’ve used MK Masterseal sockets. However, they are a bit of...
  11. B

    Gobsmacked. Need opinions

    TITLE SHOULD BE GOBSMACKED... (Sorted that for you re' -'Darkwood') Hi all, been a while since I posted. I went to a job today and removed a socket for inspection. All I done was removed the socket screws, the terminations were not altered at all, literally just took the front screws out so I...
  12. WillWX

    4 gang converter socket.. opinions..

    I have a job coming up within a small office, where they’d simply like to turn a double socket into 2 x double sockets next to desks, for computers/phones etc. I have been shown these, but not sure how I feel about them, so thought I’d see what the opinion is on here.. 1 Gang To 4 Gang...
  13. EalingBadger

    Opinions on the best diamond discs for cutting concrete

    I need to cut several tens of metres of 100mm x 100mm channels in hard (it's a C40 mix) concrete. Some of these channels will be for electrical services, some for other services (mainly MDPE water pipes) and some cuts will simply be to assist in tidying up a bit of a scruffy concrete pour. I...
  14. H

    Help please, What would you do?

    I have a customer who has 4 12v spotlight that are intermittent. The original installer decided to install the transformers where they couldn't be accessed from below so the only way to get to them is by lifting carpets and flooring above. Once the floor was lifted and the transformers were...
  15. A

    need to purchase a tester, opinions on buying second hand.

    what tester do people generally use/recommend? should i avoid second hand generally? seen some decent ones but wondering is it worth risk? the tester would be for domestic use.
  16. D

    Opinions on job proposal

    Hi all, long time member but not many posts to my name. I would appreciate advice and opinions on a job I have been asked to do for a friend of a friend. I have been approached to carry out some electrical works at a funeral parlour. They want to convert the upstairs of the building into...
  17. John#1tester

    Whats your opinions Would you C3 it ?

    Good morning all First time posting so quick introduction I'm John I'm employed by my.local council To carry out EICR'S I've been in this job now for around 3 month every house I have tested has been rewired or partially rewired in the last 10 years or so Now about the C3 and maybe this is...
  18. Daniel Oake

    What are your opinions on bonding water pipes if main incoming is plastic?

    You turn up to a property that had recently had an EICR, reporting that the water had no bonding. The main water stop cock and on-wards was plastic push fits with maybe 400mm lengths here and there (downstairs), but upstairs is still all copper piping behind bath panel and sink pedestals to 2...
  19. S

    16mm SWA tails maybe 9 mtrs from isolator on a 100a supply, and other concerns - EICR opinions

    This has come up many times before and after a couple of hours reading previous posts I'm no closer to deciding on a code, note or nothing at all. BS7671 allows 16mm tails on 100A fuse if demand is less than the cables CCC, I have 16mm at 94amps and the max demand is 60a. From a previous post...
  20. Soulsurfer

    Opinions required on a tricky estimate.

    Hi all, I have just carried out a 50% EICR on a property as the builders usual electrician (loosely used term here ) has said that the job is too much for him to tackle after usual work hours for his proper boss on the private for this builder ! He cannot test and hasn't got kit or knowledge...
  21. R

    Replacement Electrical Tools - Peoples Opinions

    Hi Had all my hand tools stolen from my van yesterday evening by some scum bag!!! I know I will have to replace them all just wondering what pliers and cutters you lot recommend? I had mainly Kewtechnik pliers and side cutters as I have had them since about 1998 but they seem to be out of the...
  22. stidge

    Opinions please on 20m 16.0mm run

    I have a 20m 16mm t & e cable run up boxing through loft and down boxing in ( ref method c) . The new CU I’m coming from has been put in by a cowboy , rough , no certs etc . There is spare ways but I’d rather come of Henley blocks to isol so I’m just signing off my own work . Question is do I...
  23. T

    2396, HNC - HND, opinions?

    Evening all. I'm looking at furthering myself educationally. Have got 2394/95 and have been looking at both 2396 and HNC. other than the cost and time of the HNC being a lot higher than 2396 what's people's opinions of each of them? Thanks.
  24. Dave OCD

    Opinions please,cable type.

    I have a little job coming up which will entail an overhead supply on catenary wire to feed an outbuilding [around 18 metres] . This will need 4mm cable as the loading could on occasion reach 6kW. In the past I often used T&E for this sort of thing but that isn't considered suitable these days...
  25. loulew

    Opinions on USB Socket Outlets

    Just curious about everyones views and opinions on USB Socket outlets. I'm being asked more and more lately from customers about them, seems like they are starting to become very popular very quickly but i'm not quite sure how reliable they are just yet. I've fitted a fair few from leading...
  26. J

    Am I a mate or an improved? Opinions..

    Hello. I'm a long time reader Looking for opinions on my status at the moment and my future options. I am 25 years old And have completed two years in college city and guilds I started work on site as a mate. Self employed. I'm on £10ph.. but paying 30% tax as still bloody waiting on UTR...
  27. R

    Milwaukee m18 opinions ?

    Thinking of getting a new sds impact and pistol drill and really like the look of the Milwaukee m18 fuel range, think from the reviews on the internet it stands pretty superior compared to a lot of other brands on the market. What do you recon ?
  28. widdler

    Opinions please an an observation I've made

    Hello guys. I'm looking for some opinions on an observation I have made.. below are pictures to illustrate. This happens with the lightest effort whilst plugging something in.
  29. P

    opinions on the E-CERT software from Stromer

    Hi everyone I am looking for peoples opinions on the E-CERT software from Stromer Thanks Phil
  30. B

    Opinions Please (legal advise!)

    Hi all. Up until this year I always sent my meter off to the manufacturers to be calibrated. This year I decided to use a certain Part P bodies own calibration department to carry out the calibration (huge mistake!). Let me give you a list of the facts as I see it: 1. Meter was sent to be...
  31. T

    Opinions Wanted

    Hi All, Really keen to hear what people opinions are on this installation completed by a contractor last week.
  32. L

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC or ECA?

    Hi all, I'm new to E.F. I'm a small electrical contractor who is currently 'Part P' registered with ELECSA and although most of our work is in the domestic market we have picked up a few commercial clients. We have now found the need to become Approved Contractors/Installers (through client...
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