1. 4

    The home we own has 4 exterior light. We bought new fixtures to replace the original outside lights. It appears three of the fixtures have recessed ol

    What type of dremel oscillating blade should I use top notch out a recess in house brick, for a 31/2" electrical box?
  2. Y

    Changing original 32Amp contactors for solid state relays?

    Hi Guys, My underfloor heating has 3 x 32amp contactors. They make a hell of a thump when opening and closing. Bit of a hum also. I'm looking at the idea of changing them for solid state relays like this one Solid State Relay - 40A (3-32V DC Input) - COM-13015 - SparkFun Electronics -...
  3. G

    Temp pole 100-amp disconnect to original 100-amp main panel wiring.

    Good morning, I'm hoping that a crusty retired construction super is welcome here. I'm remodeling a cabin that has the old 2-wire electrical system panel, so all the neutrals and grounds are attached at the same ground strip and the cabin service drop is 2-wire URD. I already updated all the...
  4. Gavin John Hyde

    Should the original installer pay to fix this?

    I am getting more and more work on the EV front now, Called today by a customer, told the charger keeps tripping out during a charge. typically an hour or so in. Been happening on and off for last year, but last month or so, Been happening every other night when charging. He had called the...
  5. B

    New build 2nd fix after original contractor gone AWOL

    As the title really....been asked to 2nd fix a couple of new builds....original contractor no longer available, I don't know why. 1st fix completed, everything plastered up... Somehow these houses need to be completed, but I'm not signing an EIC stating that I've first fixed when I haven't...
  6. D

    Quick question about 12v parking buzzers

    Hi, just joined to get the definitive answer to this conundrum. The parking speaker in my car is really quiet, so I bought a 12v DC buzzer from Maplin to replace it. The Maplin buzzer doesn't work when connected to the car, but works if powered direct fom the battery. The voltage at the...
  7. akwoody2

    Condition Report Questions

    Morning, Following issuing a condition report iv been asked to rectify all codes. Once done do i re-issue a condition report with nothing in the observations and add a side note to day its been rectified or do i reissue it with the observations with a side note saying all of the above has been...
  8. Marvo

    Offroad Project

    Overbudget by an enormous amount and the project took 4 months longer than planned but it's finally finished. It turned into a mad scramble (excuse the pun) because I have a 4 day trip in the Karoo planned over the Christmas holidays with some buddies but finally I road tested it coaxed it...
  9. mattg4321

    LED Strip in back of van

    Had some LED strip (tape) left over from a recent job so thought I'd put it in the back of the van as the lighting in there is frankly awful. Connected it up to the lamp terminals so it would work when the doors open and on permanently with the switch as per the original lighting. All works...
  10. A

    12v socket fed from an ignition live - Ford Fiesta

    Hi all, I'm looking at installing a 12v socket that is fed from an ignition live, rather than the original socket which is a constant live. What's the best way to do this? I've read that the only way to do this, without cutting into original cabling, is to get an "add a circuit" piggy back...
  11. E

    230v 3 Phase Help

    Hi Gents We have to install the following 230v L1 L2 L3 and earth, router/cutter controller 230v L1 L2 N and earth, router/cutter connector 230v L1 L2 L3 and earth 7.3kw Vacuum pump All of the above have US 3 phase connectors and the router/cutter itself is from the us I'm guessing we...
  12. M

    Makita 24V battery

    Hello I am down to my last 24V battery now. Has anyone had one of the copy's off fleebay. Are they any goods. Drill is in good working order so begrudge getting rid of it but seems only choice due to original battery prices.
  13. D

    Installation cert went missing

    My electrician had been filling in an installation certificate in a house and finished it. It was for a complete installation . He left it in the house which was still a bit of a building site. When we returned, the certificate had been lost by the customer. Does anyone have any suggestions...
  14. C

    help 3 phase

    hi, i have a garage iam renting but i only have 1 double socket and need more, i also have 2 car lifts that need a 3 phase supply,ihave a grinder with a 4pole red plugwith nowhere to plug it in, now the big problemis that thelandlord has said i can get the socket circut re done to incorpuate...
  15. G

    Old style switch mechanisms available?

    Does anybody know if there is a product you can buy new that can replace the original mechanisms in switches like the early crabtree and Britmac ones? I have several where the cast housing is perfect but the switch itself needs replacing!
  16. D

    pre victorian wooden building

    Hey guys, im starting a project where the building structures are as described above but at some point (possibly original) rendered on both sides. This is new to me and I would be really grateful of any info you may have for me. It is a high street and the owners would like brackets fixedto the...
  17. S

    Moving DNO/Company Head

    Went to look at a job - basically they've been ripped off by a building firm. They are planning to convert the front bedroom into a bathroom - trouble is it currently contains the DNO s fuses and the meter etc. the original contarctor told them his sparky was going to move it 6m into the...
  18. dexy

    For Sale Megger mft1552 brand new never been used

    Hi Folks, I have a Megger MFT 1552 for sale, it has never been used, the tester is still sealed in the original packaging, the accessories are also sealed in there original packaging, it has the original calibration certificate from Megger. This Multifunction tester is on the market for £500...
  19. Dan

    Porsche Speedster 356 Replica - Built 1973 - For Sale

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace If anybody is interested in my Speedster. I'll do a good discount for cash ;) ;)
  20. Top Cat

    VAT listed building

    A while back i had to do a job at a grade 2 listed building. The owner said the work was zero rated but could not show me the listed buildig zero rated certificate. To be safe i phoned the VAT office, after a bit of discussion she said get a coppy of cert and it would be ok to be zero rated if...
  21. C

    Solar FiT costs half original estimates, Barker admits

    solar fit news | Solar FiT costs half original estimates, Barker admits 5th March 2012 Energy Minister Greg Barker has announced the revised costs of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme for solar electricity will actually be half his department's original estimates. In a written...
  22. D

    Differing advice on FIT when adding more panels.

    Hi I am not an electrician but a solar enthusiast. I need some help before I invest more.-Please On Jan 10th 2011 I had installed 3.8 KW system installed and therefore receive 43 p a KW I would like to add 2 kw on another roof--same postal address. Some electricity suppliers say the 43p...
  23. S

    want to offer your customers 10% extra on generation tarrif post december

    2p extra paid on generation is a huge gain on the reduced fit 3 year contract garantee, contact me for details Mark
  24. P

    3 phase

    Hi all, could anyone advise me, I have a customer who has a 3 phase forklift battery charger running on 100amps. He now wants to tap off that suppy to run a 35amp cutting machine(415v). Can I tap off the knockout switch to run both machines? they are on 6mm cable. thanks, patpete.
  25. B

    PIR query

    Hi, doing a PIR on a property next week. Went yesterday to have a quick look for pricing. This is the suppliers head. Not seen one like this before. The original TNCS earth is solid connection from the sheath to the side of the box - can be seen in the photo. Someone has used a cable clamp to...
  26. silver surfer

    PIR in an ATEX area.

    Been asked to carry out PIR and subsequent remedials at a small factory that has a Zone 2 area (ATEX and DSEAR regs apply) but does that mean that the firm i work for would have to undergo Hazardous Training as a legal requirement ? or as long as we stick to the nescessary rules and regs are we...
  27. P

    2 gang dimmer

    The problem i am facing is mainly safety related. I have 2 rooms working off one 2 gang standard light fitting.I want to install a 2 gang dimmer. Ok so i removed existing front plate off light fitting. 2 earth leads correctly attached to backplate.all four wires are brown with 2 going to each...
  28. I

    For Sale Megger 1552 Multifunction Tester Unused

    All I've done since buying it new 12 months ago is put the batteries in, attach the strap and check it out. Original receipt provided for peace of mind so you get the remaining 2 year warranty - the original calibration has just lapsed. £450 delivered, £430 collected. Can send photos if...
  29. H

    Multi Plug Socket Saftey

    Can I plug multi socket extensions into a 5 Way Plug Socket Extension Adapter Surge Protector. For clarification purposes can I plug one of these: 4 way switched extension, 5.0m: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home into on of these: New 5 Way Plug Socket Extension Adapter Surge Protector...
  30. S

    Cooker circuit

    Hi all, after a bit of advice. I'm helping a mate at the weekend to fit a new kitchen and as such he's replacing his old freestanding cooker with a seperate oven and hob. The hob (6Kw) is staying in the same location as before so can utilise the existing 45A dp switch with 6mm cabling. However...
  31. E

    Multifunction Megger 1552

    Due to muppet timewaster on fleabay Used item in excellent condition and well cared for, comes complete with all leads and accessories including switch probe, carry case etc... Original Documentation available including original manufacturers calibration cert and previous (expired) calibration...
  32. T

    Moving Light Switches

    Hi All, I need to move some light switches from one side of a door to another. There is not enough room to chase the wires back up from the original switches before going accross the top of the door. There is no access to the loft space above the room therefore I cannot re route from above...
  33. D

    For sale brother PT7100

    I'm selling a 6 month old (hardly used) Brother 7100 Labelling machine Brought it 6 months ago because I needed a labelling machine and had lots my dymo, Found the dymo about a week later and haven't used the brother since. These machines come with 2 year warranty (I can also supply a copy of...
  34. D

    New Extension & Board

    Sat in a boring conference and some time on my hands, but dont have any reference material to hand. So a bit of help please. Been asked to price an extension, which is bigger than the original house. Could come from original board in hallway, go up and across and then down for the following...
  35. S

    Socket height on an extension

    Hi Lads :) Do i have to put sockets at a min of 450mm on an extension wire i,m doing , or can i match the rest of the original ones in the house which are at 350mm Cheers Ste
  36. V

    need info about this switch

    hi guys (and gals), just signed up on this site. wondering if anybody can give me some info about this. what you see in the picture is a copy of the inside of a rotary switch. stamped inside is "A.C. ONLY" , "5Amp 250 V" "Made in England" . The original outside of the box's is a red anodized...
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