1. D

    Help with noises please

    Hi erm any ideas noises from the meter only when the electric shower is running
  2. H

    Please help DNOs KVA……??

    Hi all, I’m getting confused as to what the DNO are going to be installing as there main supply and as you all may be aware they tend to be a little shy at replying back. We have been told ukpn will be supplying us a maximum of 270kva to a block of 24 apartments. I am assuming this will be...
  3. S

    Recommendations for Insurers please?

    No claims in years and it's gone up! It was already too high but I had no time to search. I'd be grateful for your recommendations, you've been so helpful before
  4. D

    Electrician advice please

    Hi all recently had smart meters fit, after the installation the technician couldn't get the sockets to turn on they just kept tripping. Turns out all the sockets in the house are on one RCD which I believe that's a problem in its self. But after 43 hours of no sockets in the house not working...
  5. GBDamo

    Thoughts please, SWA vs T&E

    I have a TPN board that will feed 8-10 sub boards. The loads on each board are negligible 5-10 amps peak but mostly 1-2 amps. The distribution circuits will be fed in 6mm mostly for VD reasons but also to allow some selectivity on the OCPD(MCB) my dilemma is SWA or T&E. The route is 98% tray...
  6. Moley

    Can I have my money please

    Over the weekend I was looking at my savings and looking at how much I had left on my mortgage. I came to the conclusion that I would be better off chucking a big lump off the mortgage. I've got ISAs with two different places, Nationwide and Halifax. So, plan was to take a lump out of both...
  7. C

    What is your take on this please.

    1. New client contacts me and asks for an EICR. - Quote given and accepted, EICR performed, defects found, advice given. 2. Draft EICR issued as quotation accepted for remedial works, (Note:- If he had not accepted quotation, I would have issued a mastered EICR, and then A.N.Other could have...
  8. Mattsparks

    Electrician in Lancashire/Yorks required please

    Although we are based in Shropshire we work around the country. This is a one off job, but can continue if we all get on. One of our electricians has just been rushed into hospital & what with holidays & COVID we are stuck for a spark to join one of our teams (doing nights) starting tomorrow...
  9. S


  10. Ryan Helms

    Please Help DCDC Converter

    Hello I am currently building an Ebike and have been working on this for weeks my main wiring diagram is not in this picture but this is a simplified wiring diagram for a part that I am very confused on the DC to DC converter. Converter I am using- Now I am wondering if...
  11. R

    your thoughts please?

    I`ve just spoke to a lad in customer services at the nic about getting reregistered on the AC scheme to be told that I basically have to go back to college. I closed my company in 2019 and went to a firm and carried out commercial eicr work. I now want to start back on my own but cant get...
  12. littlespark

    Emergency advise please

    Pub kitchen I was doing PAT for, opening at 12 today. They have had to reconfigure where everything sits, so new location for double deep fat fryer is too far away from sockets. Double fryer is basically 2 x 3kW fryers in one unit… two leads, two plugs. I’ve told him not to plug both onto...
  13. sythai

    ASHP again.... after bit of help please Guys

    Hi Guys Got few of these coming up now... 1st fixes done. Now the fun bit of 2nd fixes - bit of a head scratcher as none seem the same! 🤯 What I'm after help on is... I need to install a volt free relay if my switched live is 230v, which it is. Does anyone have a link of where I could get a...
  14. R

    Can anybody please advise?

    Hi everyone. I’m not an electrician I am just hoping for some advice please. I have recently converted an old brick shed to a room in my house. Previous owners had a light in there so I kept out the wires so the fitting could be moved. I had an electrician come out to fit a new LED, it didn’t...
  15. 2

    This one's new to me... Your thoughts please gentlemen.

    So how about this metering setup anyone? I have never come across this setup before, and I wonder whether the client would be better off keeping it rather than persisting with his attempts to get a smart meter fitted because he's keen to monitor and reduce his bills.... that is I wonder how...
  16. W

    Help Please! Need a little help with notifying DNO!

    Hi all Just about to carry out my first EV charger install at the end of the month and im filling out the DNO notification form Im just stuck on the section about 'has this service capacity been verified by the DNO?' I have undertaken a load survey and all in we are at about 80A so above the...
  17. littlespark

    Help with tables and graphs please

    I would ask my daughter, but she’s on study leave for exams. Basically I want a graph that will compare readings from 3 different electric meters. I want to graph the difference between each reading, not a gradually increasing line. I’m trying to compare what my hot tub consumes, compared...
  18. M

    Need some advice please

    I have 3 double sockets all fed from separate 32 AMP EACH . The distance is 2m from the board and the cable is in 25mm metal conduit. I have used 4mm single core cable for each socket . I’m told I need to upgrade this to 6mm single core . Why is 4mm not big enough ?? (reason it’s single is so...
  19. R

    3 phase sub main…help please??

    Hi All I’m in a bit of a quandary at work and need a couple of things clearing up if poss. I’m the maintenance manager/spark/fitter/skivvy/everything else that needs doing man 🙄 in a plastics factory and I’ve got to provide a supply for a new machine. The current set up is a 90mm SWA protected...
  20. K

    can anyone identify this cable type please

    at first glance i thought it was volcanized rubber but it is tough like PVC and the sheath is much bigger than the cores they are loose inside
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