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  1. K

    Hello there I'm New to the place

    Hi everyone I'm Karen and new to the forum. I work in metering and I've just started to do three phase meters. Just looking for extra info and have already managed to get the answers, so thank you.
  2. S

    Best place for batteries?!

    Hi everyone, With the security industry becoming more and more wireless, can anyone recommend the best place to get CR123A batteries from? Think I’m overpaying at the minute, would happily buy a shed load in bulk! Thanks
  3. Leesparkykent

    Best place to buy PV gear....

    Just wondering where others are purchasing their solar PV gear...panels, inverters, mounting kits etc? I’ve got a run of it coming up and looking to supply the gear as I’ve been having dramas with stock and deliveries atm. TIA Lee
  4. buzzlightyear

    this place is a dream .

    just to say me love is place ,I start drawling so has I go in .looking at the tools .so where is it .
  5. M

    Best place to get a copy of BS 5839 part 1 2017 please?

    Best place to get a copy of BS 5839 part 1 2017 please? TIA
  6. B

    Best place to find work in the midlands/ south Birmingham area?

    as above, I’ve got loads of contacts over the years but all London based and none have any connection with the Midlands, getting a bit long in the tooth for working away now and change of circumstances mean I’ve got a chance to come back to south brum, as I’ve always worked by word of mouth I...
  7. buzzlightyear

    why bother in the first place

    this was fitted by a traveling circus ,fitted by two clowns .was fitted around December , call out to a fault on the ground floor ring .no test cert .nothing .and a new alarm fitted by a electrical firm .love the way the tails have been put in by both parties.
  8. J

    Fire place down lighting

    I’ve been asked to install downlights each side of a log burner on a new build but need advice as to how to go about this. This is the first time I’ve been asked to do this The flu installed is insulated using some sort of white pellets, unsure of correct term. Am I right in thinking I need to...
  9. C

    Rather High Ze with all the bonding in place

    Carrying out an EICR on a property in london, the supply is a TN-S supply with an incorrect tenby earth clamped around the PILC Sub mains cable. Long lead tested all the main bonds and i am very surprised to still get such a high reading with these parallel paths in place. 3.25ohms With the...
  10. J

    cheapest place for van insurance

    wheres the cheapest place to go for van insurance
  11. K

    A rock and a hard place, how to train later in life?

    Hi I have a load of questions about training, this seemed like a good place to ask. I'm thinking of dumping my current career. Having completed a house renovation it turns out I quite like electrics. The problem is as far as I can tell if you want a proper career as an electrician you have...
  12. A

    My head is all over the place.

    4 years ago I got laid off as a JIB apprentice. I had completed all stages of my AM2 apart from my fault finding which I failed. I wish I had of just rebooked it and finished my apprenticeship. I am 26 years of age, and i'm wanting to possibly redo my NVQ LEVEL 3. Will I have to start from the...
  13. M

    Din rail connectors - Best place to purchase? & Hager Invicta

    Hi all, I'm wondering where people purchase their din rail terminal connectors from for extending consumer unit cables? Also, has anybody had any experience with the hager invicta for commercial premises and if so, what did you think of it? Thanks, Mike
  14. L

    Hey guys I am new t o this forum, its great place well done Admins!

    Hey guys this is a great plae to be, its awesome to be part of this comunity, where everyone is helping each other, this is what the world needs. A bit about myself, I am soon to be Electrician, just finishing my NVQ, I care about my work, tryng to do my best delivering hight quality of work...
  15. C

    Main gas bond connected in the wrong place

    hello guys I need some advice on and EICR job. On the MET we have two main bonding conductors 10mm each. Water is fine however I cannot find the gas bond connection on the pipe. I know it is connected to the pipe as a long lead test gives me 0.02. The pipes resistance rises as I disconnect...
  16. A

    best place to buy lamps & fittings

    I'm wanting to buy some 100W equivalent LED GL/BC lamps and also LED down lights and wondering where is a good place to look? cheers
  17. TopDMC

    Newbie from Berkshire

    Greetings from Wokingham, apparently the 9th best place to live in the UK :) Love DIY at home and try my hands at most things as long as the power at the mains is off. Loads of satisfaction when it goes right. Local electrician who enjoys coming in to rectify everything when it doesn't quite go...
  18. Dan

    Best place to buy Mapei Keraquick (Bournemouth)

    Best place to buy Mapei Keraquick (Bournemouth) advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi guys. I'm looking for a good source for Keraquick in the Bournemouth / Christchurch area. It seems the best I can find is Screwfix but it's damned expensive (£10kg = £17). Any... Best place to buy Mapei...
  19. S


    Hi all, just wondering if anyone has a contact / number to arrange to do an Am2 somehow? Got my level 2/ 3 but never finished portfolio on nvq due to my company going bust so had to sort college out myself, I've got 5 years experience being qualified just never needed my gold card because of...
  20. happyhippydad

    Thought I would say a Happy new year to everyone!

    Happy New year everyone. I do hope you have all had a good Christmas. I personally am happy that all the mayhem has died down and things are getting back to normal! I must say I have not spent as much time on the site since it has changed. I can't put my finger on why not. It just doesn't seem...
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