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  1. S

    IET 18th Edition Regs Book - Best Place to Buy (price-wise)

    Hi, Can anyone recommend any decent places to buy the IEC 18th Edition Regs book online? There's the usual places like Waterstones, but its pretty pricey. Has anyone found any 'gems' out there to purchase the book from for a reasonable price? Thanks!
  2. RutlandFox

    Best place to advertise for help on a job

    Hi all. I have a couple of jobs coming up that I will need a helper to help out with - general electrical stuff like pulling cables, cutting channels, drilling holes, stuff like that. Where is a good place to advertise? And what is the going rate for a jobbing sparky (eg NVQ level 2) or similar...
  3. buzzlightyear

    nice place to go ,not now

    I love Barbados might go back when the storms finish a round that area .
  4. Dan

    New search engine is in place

    So a couple of people have mentioned to me before now that the standard MySQL search system we have on the forum isn't up to much. It's partly due to the size of the content it's searching, and partly just due to it being a basic search system. Now we are running Elasticsearch which is the...
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 .
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. J

    cheapest place for van insurance

    wheres the cheapest place to go for van insurance
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
  21. 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...
  22. S

    Am2

    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...
  23. 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...
  24. D

    advice on building control

    My current predicament ATM. recently went self employed after being laid off. Not yet registered with anyone but looking into it. Mean while been asked for registration details by building control for a cert i issued!! Not sure how to get round it ATM other then tail between my legs and try and...
  25. mrloy99

    know it alls

    I havn't had much time for electricians forum lately ,due mainly to the attitudes of certain members who, when reply to sometimes simply queries, demand that a full test report be given and continue to berate the posters with the usual are you an electrician at all --------,sometimes over a...
  26. egg67

    Things That Go Missing

    :gru2::mkungfu::mtongue::mdancing::bananas:Once I was just a member, then I had a nice thing by my name which said Alarm, cctv member , one day I asked if I could have one for the pub and got it, still got the pub one but lost the alarm one, is it because I smell or ugly? Or is it just because...
  27. GMES

    Where In The World

    Well I have done the oldest install thread and also the what electrical job thread so thought I would finish it with this one. Is there anywhere in the world that you would like to work. Ie if you could go on a 6 or 12 month contract to work in any country where would it be, I had the chance...
  28. J

    Voltage indicators

    Who uses and what are your main causes for false reading? I find they don't pick up voltage when cables are in cold conditions, any ideas why?
  29. M

    Screwfix live

    Just heard about screwfix live from ck tools and said it was in farmbourugh and thought oh I'll go down their see if I can win some gear I'm feeling lucky as if already won some gear from ck tools. So farnbourgh is about 30 minutes from me next to Orpington look up the address and it turns out...
  30. D

    Running wires from upstairs down to the CU in the under stairs cupboard

    Hi All, I have a bit of a dilemma I need to get 4x 2.5mm T&E cables down from the landing into my kitchen cupboard and then into the under stairs cupboard where the CU is I am aware of the safe zones that are 150mm from ceiling and internal corners but does this apply to a slope or curve as...
  31. MerlinGremlin

    schneider kq 250amp switch connector won't fit?

    Good evening all just wondering if anyone has recently fitted a schneider kq 250amp switch disconnector and had an issue with the busbar terminals on the TP&N board not lining up with the busbar extensions?
  32. E

    Continuity Issues on Meggers

    1720s across the company have developed ****loads of continuity issues over the last couple of years, mine (6-8 months old) has started recently, continuity jumping all over the place etc. Now, mine was functioning perfectly on a job a couple of days ago, in a sheltered place which was like a...
  33. O

    Smoke Alarms

    Guys anyone know decent make as maintenance free as possible mains powered smoke alarms, Cheers
  34. T

    For Sale Lot of assorted brass 2 gangs and switches

    Hamilton brass sockets and light switches from a previous install .I had put 20 new metal switches in my last place e which was an upgraded pub new building converted into flats. The wiring was top notch hence I took the risk on putting those in but my new place the story is not good.dodgy...
  35. M

    Dead socket

    Hi all, I've found a dead electrical socket behind units in my kitchen, which came about after removing the units for some recent plastering work. The socket is on a wall which happens to be the other side of the consumer unit. I'm hoping to get an electrician to make the socket live again, as I...
  36. W

    Domestic Tips for cutting a 4'' hole through single pane window

    Ok, so any tips on cutting a 4 inch hole through a single pane window?? Buy a diamond tip Blade, Hole cutter? Hire / Buy? Cheers Will
  37. T

    Domestic Cooker circuit question

    Hi again, Firstly I would like to thank all those who took part in my first post (yes the one with 18 pages!):smiley2: Looks like it was one of those that can’t be answered simply. Love for a debate to start on that. Anyway my next cry for help is sort of related as it may require a...
  38. Tiny Spark

    Recomendations for a Iphone 5S case?

    As above really, What are you guys using to protect your moby? Just brought a new 5S and want to protect it with a decent case from the rigors of work heh.
  39. S

    Cooker switch

    Well I went to price a job yesterday changing a consumer unit and installing the main protective bonding conductors. So everything is A ok but when it comes to the kitchen it's very small, has a built in fan assisted cooker, pull out cupboards and nicely tiled so that sets the scene. The cooker...
  40. B

    Any one know how to cut in an external right angle into trunking?

    Any one know how to cut in an external right angle into trunking? A diagram with cut lines would be ideal! Thanks
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