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  1. J

    Help with electrical work experience in Tyne and Wear.

    Coming to the end of a level 2 2365 course, starting the level 3 in September and like many others, I'm looking for work experience in Tyne and Wear. So if you can put up with a volunteer for while give me a shout. I have own transport and own basic tools. Source URL: The Welcome Forum -...
  2. H

    UK Lights going off when others switched on

    Hi. Hope I'm writing in the right place. Looking for some advice, before getting an electrician in. Warning a bit of a long story ahead. So we recently bought our very first house. An older building built in 1950s.At first everything seemed OK, and survey didn't pick up any problems with the...
  3. littlespark

    Head scratcher for trainees, and others

    I was asked to look at a storage heater that wasn't working. Set up is a combined double row MEM board with lighting and power on top row, and 3 way split row on the bottom for water heating, storage heaters and panel heaters, each with their own double pole mainswitch and neutral bars. A...
  4. 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...
  5. D

    1 day re-wire....

  6. M

    certsure and others plans

    Certsure, ECA and Electrical Safety First (ESF) have worked together to develop plans to raise standards across the industry. The trio are the driving force behind proposals to change the ways competence within the industry is measured. While the electrotechnical industry prides itself on a...
  7. B

    LED bulbs not blowing in one fitting but not in others

    Hi - I'd appreciate some advice please. I've just replaced all our G9 Halogen bulbs in the fittings in our living room to LED versions - 16 in total. The fittings are called Tugel (Dar Tugel 6 Arm Semi-Flush Ceiling Light - Satin Chrome - Lighting Direct -...
  8. S

    Aico vs FireAngel (and others)

    Usually install Aico smokes/heats but just noticed quite a large price difference with FireAngel. Any with experience of the latter - fitting, reliability etc?
  9. marconi

    Why does 13A plug and socket system have flat pins when most others are round?

    (A sad admission: as a lad I collected plugs by make and colour and displayed them on a shelf in my bedroom - I liked for example the style of the 'Rock' make. I had therapy and am now recovered but some interest remains. Who remembers makes such as Rock, WG, Nettle, Wylex, Empire...
  10. P

    Do others filter the potential time wasters?

    I am sure there are far more time wasters contacting me than a few years ago, or is it just me being grumpier in older age. I think I'm usually good at sussing out the time wasters and I would say that around a third of the people who contact me I don't even arrange to quote them as I believe...
  11. littlespark

    Are some telly's better at recieving digital signals than others?

    After several years with a sky dish, my parents asked me to do something with their old aerial setup. The aerial, high up on the gable was a perfect perch for the local pigeons to sit and make a mess on their doorstep. They have a Panasonic tv in the living room, connected with a sky+ box, and...
  12. B


    What types of cards can you get e.g like CSCS card, are there any others that are useful? Thanks
  13. Pete999


    Where is everyone? been a bit quiet lately
  14. D

    Best competent person scheme

    Hi guys, ive always been employed but I am thinking of going it alone this year. What do people think the best competent person scheme is to ensure compliance with part p. ive herd you have to of been trading for a year for the NIC and was wondering if others were cheaper or had less paperwork...
  15. JD6400

    Commercial hydroponic grow set up

    Have any other members been involved in hydroponics on a commercial scale ? This is a serious question and not linked to drug production in any way , so please do not drag the tread in to the gutter . It is for the production of barley grass for livestock fodder . But I would like to hear from...
  16. G

    Old original period light switches , condition report.

    Doing an CR on a very old period property with some very expensive original features. It has been rewired around 10 years ago but they have reused the old original switches, some of which I believe to me 70-80 years old! A few of the switches are clearly arcing when moved so C1 noted. What...
  17. R

    Dado Trunking

    Got an office to fit dado trunking around, Just wondering if someone has a magic number hight wise for the trunking as no office furniture is there yet. I could take an educated guess I know but just checking in case someone knows better. Thanking you.
  18. S


    what is the best testing course to do and cheapest way to do it many thanks
  19. S

    Installation Reference Method

    Hi What is the installation reference method for flat T&E cable, with capping and buried in plaster, am I correct in thinking it is method C as all the others in table F6 (page 150) in the OSG refer to insulation? Steve
  20. P

    Confused about 3.6KW limit

    Hi all, great forum been looking for something on Solar Pv for days now. Been reading here and saw mentioned a couple of times that inverters are capped at 3.6KW feed in? My question is if I have been quoted for a 4KW (a touch under 4KW actually) system but wouldn't the difference be wasted...
  21. L

    Usb socket combo

    Evening all..(its been a while) Has any of you come across these usb charger points built in to a socket face plate, i have a customer who asked for one, has any one used them? are they ok ? how do they work ie, are they fused or use a selv system or is my usb device when plugged in only...
  22. S

    Out of date books!!!

    What you guys doing with all your out of date books now?? I have loads like snags books and the yellow inspection books etc?? Really annoying that you buy them then they get updates weeks after!!
  23. Deleted member 19807

    Fluke Error 1

    I have been having a bit of a problem with my fluke 1652 recently it would come up with an "error1" and just not work, removed batteries & fuse and then refitted, that worked some times but not others, also got some odd high readings when nulling the test leads. Asked around about repairs...
  24. S

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Confusion with registration with council, NICEIC and Part P

    Hi All Been working away in Europe for 5 years and now returned to UK. I have got 16th edition and Test and Inspection and will be taking update course for 17th edition shortly. What do I have to do to be registerred to sign off and certificate own and others work. I assume need to enrol with...
  25. J


    wondering if anyone could please help a little.ive been on refresher course and dont think there should be any problems with installation, testing, or fault finding.My major concern is the multi choice exam of which i have the related topics.Would just like to know others experiences as am...
  26. S

    Your experiences of competent body schemes, and which you personally recommend ?

    Hi Guys, So over the next year I am planning to have a 'complete career change' from my current job in Electronics / Mobile phone development, to retraining as an electrician. I plan initially to do domestic work. I have just finished my Part P Domestic Installer course, and already have...
  27. Goody

    Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover - advice needed!

    I went on a site and was given a quote of monthly premium of £35.56 for £250,000.00 professional indemnity insurance cover. Seems to be a bit high, could someone point me in the right direction. Thanks!
  28. W

    Looking for PV work in the dorset area

    Hi All we have just received our mcs accreditation and are looking for work in the dorset area wondered how others found there leads, would be interested in working for others on day rate any ideas would be appreciated
  29. H

    Napit or NIC what do they prefer!?

    Hello I am currnetly under Napit Full scope but have been told that Letting agencies and other property management organisations do prefer NIC companies!? is there any truth in this? has anybody had any expeirence in this field? thanks for your help :)
  30. Dan

    Important: Please Vote - What type phone do you use?

    I'm giving thought to how the forums will be used in the future on mobile devices. And I could do with you guys just helping by voting on this.
  31. L

    Mobile Trailer wiring

    Hi Chaps first post time! My firm makes portable toilet trailers and although they come in section 717 17th edition it is unclear to me at least weather they should have an earth rod as well as a site supplied earth via a 16a cform? I put one on before from the main earthing terminal via the...
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