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  1. Lucien Nunes

    Please can I have a 30 amp supply?

    As you will see from my avatar flag, I have left the country of happy socket-outlets (Denmark) in favour of the East and I'm now in that last bastion of the good old British 5A plug... India. The widespread use of low-rated S/O's (they are typically rated 10A here) means that many small final...
  2. J

    Advice needed on outside lighting please.

    Hi, I’m looking at doing some outside lighting around the garden. I will have SWA running 4m underground from the garage to a weatherproof box on my fencepost. Could I use hi tuff cable from that weatherproof box to the lights clipped direct along the back of the fence? How hard is it to...
  3. J

    UK LED light help please :)

    Hello all, Hope someone can help please I have had a batten light installed and the electrician has threaded a 1.5mm twin and earth cable through it to power a second light after it, so basically there is the feed cable and another cable that has been threaded in one end and straight out the...
  4. T

    Help with wiring a light fixture please!

    Hey guys would appreciate some help wiring a new light fixture. It has two separate switches that control it. The way the wires are exactly lt how it looked when I took down the old fixture. Please see the attached picture. Thank you!
  5. Dan

    FIXRADIO Tradesperson of the Year 2019 - Please nominate yourself (quickly!) or let us know if you already have!

    FIXRADIO are looking for 20 nominations for their Electricians Category So please do nominate yourself (we can't nominate on your behalf, we haven't the time, and love you all the same we couldn't pick just 20 ;) but I'm sure other people can nominate on your behalf if you want to nominate each...
  6. C

    Please identify this isolator

    Come to carry out some works on this property. This isolator is between the DNO Head and Meter. Full set up picture also included. Old TT System now convered to PME. Cheers
  7. N

    Advice please- changing from overhead lines to installer

    Due to a change in my circumstances I want to requalify as a domestic installer and don’t know if it’s worth paying to do a crammer course (installation and test, part p and 18th edition) in a hope to get a electricians mate or trainee electrician job so I can learn the ropes and get properly...
  8. D

    You can't spur more than one fcu from any socket...?

    Ok guys been asked help mate out but i think he has done his install wrong but as misplace my regs book cant find exact regulations he contravines. Scenario is this big boiler room and pre existing metal clad sockets in ring final circuit. 32 Amp protection. He has added 6 FCU metal clad...
  9. dlt27

    Please help my head is fried from open earths

    Thanks in advance. Carried out test on a socket circuit today and found open circuit on cpc’s and lives. Sorted out lives, but earths are driving me crazy. I’ve done all the obvious like connected one earth and then testing sockets etc etc. In the end after disconnecting everything from earth...
  10. Dan

    Please add your electrical business to our directory, it's free, and should get you calls coming in

    Please add your electrical business to our directory, it's free, and should get you calls coming in @Lou and I have been working on the electricians directory for a week or so now. And we're pretty much complete. We now need you guys and gals to add your businesses to it for us to tweak it some...
  11. DeanoRN

    Inspection and testing 2391-52 advice please.

    Hi all, Im taking the course in 6 weeks for my work, can anyone offer some advice on what sort of stuff to revise, obviously testing/results etc what about fault finding etc? what sort of questions do they ask in the exam? is there a written part? any advice for that? and the practical exam...
  12. Jason Philip

    Industrial Automation vs. Construction - career advice please

    Currently working as a control system technician focusing on installing wiring on conveyors and control panels, get 12.5 p/h and lots of work away from home. Have previously done residential / commercial & industrial installation electrician jobs. Am torn wether to go back to construction, for...
  13. T

    Any LED Experts Here?

    Hi all, it is some time since I visited this site, but here I am looking for some guidance. When I last worked seriously on electronics they were all glass valves, so I know nothing. I tried to convert a LED work light to infra-red by removing the bright white lights and fitting IR lights at...
  14. U

    Where to start..

    Hi, I recently decided on a career move and am looking for any sound advice on getting the correct accreditation for becoming a qualified electrician domestic & commercial. I have no experience whatsoever and am thinking that i will be self-employed as I have Have owned various businesses in...
  15. high voltage

    Help needed please

    I’ve just completed wiring this packing machine from single to three phase and all is good but can anyone tell me how to load the film to make the bags I’m stumped and need to go home now any pointers would be appreciated Thanks in advance for even giving it a thought
  16. static zap

    Using Search - Please help

    I know short searches ,yield to many results , but have often "forgotten" 1 key phrase ,and end up using an alternate .... That often seems to "Break" the search of something that I know exists , (amplifying frustration) Are there any NOT options like ebay . (they use the - ( -ve sign) )...
  17. H

    2009 Tahoe electrical issue!! Help please!

    I have a 2009 Tahoe with a 2.5amp parasitic electrical draw. So I pulled all the fuses and relays and put them back (but still didn’t find the parasitic draw source!). BUT when I restarted the Tahoe after replacing all fuses and relays... my dashboard lit up!!!... the ABS and Traction control...
  18. L

    Advice needed please for replacement inverter

    I have 16 245w (declared capacity 3.84kW) panels on a south facing unshaded roof on the south coast of England producing around 4200 kW-h a year for the last 7.5 years; I have had two inverters fail in that time, the first replaced under warranty (both Mastervolt SunMaster). I have no schematic...
  19. C

    Power to tail light problem

    One of my tail lights remains on permanently. When l switch it on it turns off. The other tail light works as it should. Can someone please help?
  20. James the Spark1976

    Forum Ratings your thoughts please

    if there was to be any sort of indication on your profile or posts as to how good your recent advice had been, how would you like it to be decided.
  21. P

    Help please with wiring

    Good night to all I need a bit of help with wiring to led weatherproof light fixtures. I bought them today and none of the 2 is lighting up. So here what I did I place the red wire to live, black wire to neutral and ground wire to ground like I normally do with fluorescent lights but they are...
  22. K

    Motor connection to 220v

    I have a two value capacitor motor from china photos will includes i believe there country runs 220 standard single phase and I am in USA Sn: it did spark accidently when i hit black wire on another wire and kinda started Thank you
  23. W

    Domestic What would you advise here?

    Hi, long time lurker, first time poster. Friend has asked me to help him upgrade his garden outhouse wiring to make it safer. Without seeing the job I said that an 18th ed-complaint RCD garage consumer unit should do the trick. However, I went round to the house tonight and had a quick look at...
  24. K

    Intermittent Ring fault! Any advice please.

    Hello all, I was hoping for some advice on this ring fault I have come across. It has been intermittent for about 2 months now. It is a converted church to a children and family centre. Installation is within 10-15 years. TN-C-S supply. The fault is on a 32A type C RCBO 30ma which supplys 12...
  25. W

    What is this please its in the house i have just bought

    Can anyone please tell me what this Is? One wire runs a light, the other runs a forget extension, one looks to run to the box in the wall which I presume maybe earth, one is blank and it is all plugged into the wall. Can this just be unplugged,the box removed from the wall
  26. G

    Recommendations please

    Hi all can any one advise on decent set of ratchet crimps please
  27. MarkySparky1962

    Definitive answer please - EICR

    Morning All Please can someone provide me a definitive answer to matters pertaining EICR As a NICEIC Domestic Installer I hold C&G 2392, 2393, and my 18th Ed. I’m keen for this thread not to descend into a 5 day pay as you go wonder v 90 years on the tools indented apprentices how very dare...
  28. M

    Critical Feedback recent Consumer unit install Please.

    Hi, I would like to know how I could improve on this board. All opinions welcome.
  29. PJH2903

    MICC/PYRO advice please

    Been to a quote for a job this morning. Customer has just bought the house and wanted me to quote to replace/move an old fuse board as there were 2 in the house. On looking at the job it appears that the old unit in the kitchen is being fed from the newer unit under the stairs in MICC/Pyro, the...
  30. PJH2903

    Downlights lath and plaster ceiling advice please

    Been asked to put a load of downlights into a lath and plaster ceiling. Done plasterboard but not lath and plaster. Is it easy enough to do or will it be a right pain?
  31. buzzlightyear

    please please dan could you

    please please dan, could you fix a panic button or a optimistic button love and kiss buzz xxxxx
  32. rolyberkin

    Anyone know the switch manufacturer please?

    Hi Does anyone know who makes, this to save me a journey please? Thanks
  33. Pete999

    Can anyone help me with sort of plumbing problem, please.

    I had a new bathroom fitted about 4 years ago, very nice and there weren't any electrical woks, now that's out of the way, down to my dilemma, the curved glass shower screen has a seal on the bottom, which unfortunately has, due to constant use, decided to fall apart. Now before you all start, I...
  34. D

    Issue with sockets/appliances help needed please

    Hi, first post here, I've got an issue with my home electrics and need a bit of advice as to what may be causing it please. Bear with me as I know very little about electrics, anything more than wiring a plug or changing light fittings and sockets is beyond me. So the issue is with appliances...
  35. J

    Ring off a ring ! Help please

    Hi, I know you can’t put a ring off a ring, you should join a cable in the back box of a socket, take it to your new socket, then continue the ring until you get back to your original socket But I don’t know the reasoning why you can’t make a figure of 8 ring main if you like, Could someone...
  36. H

    Please don’t shoot me. Static caravan and a metal shed.

    Ok. Static caravan....... The site supply arrangement is apparently TNS and the static caravan uses this for its earth. (I will check with the DNO that it is aTNS arrangement.) There are three MCBs in the static caravan CU, one of which directly supplies to a solitary double socket inside a...
  37. D

    Help please - Is this acceptable?

    Hi, I am currently doing a small kitchen. It needs to be wired, however the elctricians can't do it for a while, so what im thinking about doing is chasing out the walls and putting in 25mm round conduit, then plastering over it, so when the electrical work can be done they can just push the...
  38. A

    Nest heat link help please

    Could someone please help me on the wiring: I have oil central heating and am looking to remove my programmer and replace with a nest thermostat, just need help wiring the heat link. Please see attached pictures Thanks
  39. G

    Domestic Rfc for a newby confirmation please guys

    Hi guys still studying hoping to take exams this year at aged 54 Question is when doing continuity of rfc to confirm if a ring is complete . Is they a table/chart for maximum ohms readings allowed etc I understand how to do the test etc and figure of 8 so hopefully just some confirmation. Tia guys
  40. J

    Domestic Unknown Wire Found - Help Please

    Hi Everyone,. My wife has asked me to tidy up our airing cupboard, which is next to the bathroom... Pipe boxing in and a paint job... Nothing too serious... I'm a complete novice but should be able to manage this... When I've looked at it today there appears to be a Green electrical wire...
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