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  1. T

    (Wrong category I know) Need advice on plumbing my own house?

    Firstly I know I’ve posted this in the wrong category, I couldn’t find the right one for some reason. I’m a industrial/domestic electrician, I’m doing a rear extension and loft conversion on my bungalow myself. I’m of course doing the electrics myself and I’m looking at plumbing the CH and...
  2. S

    Electrical Wiring vs Plumbing

    Thanks to everyone for help with my last question - here's the next one!! Having our 1930's flat re-wired and re-plumbed. Floors and ceilings are concrete - so wires and pipes are all being chased into walls! Radiators are currently set very high and have asked for them to be lowered to a...
  3. Dan

    Sharing and providing electrical (or Gas Plumbing) advice online - Discussion thread

    So this has been posted in the following forum categories:- American Electrical Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/american-electrical-forum.169/ Canadian Electrical Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/canadian-electrical-forum.170/ Australian Electrical Forum -...
  4. 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...
  5. C

    Seems like a dumb question, but is a socket underneath plumbing allowed now?

    I just moved into rented accommodation and found this (see pic) under my sink. When I was last in the electrical business 30 or so years ago it would have been classed as a horror show waiting to happen, thoughts?
  6. D

    Lost my plumbing gear

    Was having a bit of a sort out today and just realised I have lost all my plumbing gear like compression fittings and rad valves etc I only keep them for odd jobs but had a nice little selection building Must have thrown them out by mistake Gutted :(
  7. J

    Electrical Cables on hot plumbing pipes

    Recently had an extension done. Noticed electrician had run mains electrical cables right on to the hot feed from the boiler which gets very hot. Is this a safety issue? Can the insulation stand the heat for hours on end?..
  8. R

    heating element problems with economy 7

    I have an economy 7 boiler which has two temperature controlled heating elements. After 15 years they were replaced as they had started to heat inefficiently. Unsurprisingly they were covered in limescale. I replaced them with new elements. The off peak element was placed on just over 50...
  9. E

    so ive just done the plumbing side of a shower...

    is it possible for a mixer tap to be plumbed incorrectly? i turned it to "cold" and it "emptied the system" after closing what i assumed to be the stop cock into the property popped the shower valve off and i get hit with mains pressure water :coldsweat: now i REALLY have to find the stop cock...
  10. Sue1

    Hi from Sue of peggy Sues plumbing

    Hi I'm Sue. Im a newly qualified gas engineer who is now training in electrics. Struggling with these room thermostats and things at the moment. Every days a school day eh
  11. sparksburnout

    Don't panic

    Don't panic. If you want to become a sparky it is dead easy, look here: Become a UK qualified electrician 17th edition Pat testing 2391 2377 2382 *&7 | eBay -...
  12. B

    Electricidy is like water in a pipe analogy

    Anyone remember this when you first started learning about electricidy? It did help and was a reasonable analogy as electrons do flow. Even Kirchoff used this analogy when he made his circuit laws. Now lets turn it around! Plumbing is like electricidy in a wire. SO IF YOU GET WET YOUR DEAD:)...
  13. M

    Central heating in flat. Problem with hot water in taps.

    Hello, I have few questions regarding central heating in Scotland. I have moved to Scotland a few weeks ago and I can't understand heating installation. The hot water in bathroom (I mean shower) is from electric boiler not from the gas boiler? I have also a problem with hot water in taps both...
  14. P

    Insurance Hike

    Hi Guys I've been fuming because NICIEC wanted to add £100 to my Public Liability insurance to cover the 5% plumbing (which I've always had). The fact that my plumbing comprises changing the occasional immersion heater or more likely a duff electric shower which will leak into the bath or shower...
  15. B

    Help 3phase dishwasher

    Hi guys fitted a commercial dishwasher today extended c/w supply made drainage alterations etc.Being a helpful stupid bloke connected up cables.Didnt know neutral changed from black to blue so have connected up incorrectly none of the breakers tripped am I in the brown stuff or not im a plumber...
  16. J

    Can kitchen sink & dishwasher waste feed to main sewerage waste?

    Or should it be totally separate to prevent risk of blockage / backflow? Builder has suggested running new kitchen waste to the sewerage downpipe that is in the room rather than digging up the front garden and tarmac drive to access the sewer direct. What would be the correct thing to do? He...
  17. S

    Multi or single trade

    Hi all Hope you all had a great Christmas My main business is plumbing but I would like to get a lot more involved in the electrical side. Just wondered are most members single trade or multi ? For those that are Multi do you have any complications with credibility being multi trade ? Thanks
  18. C

    help needed with non standard heating system

    hi, system has CH & HW Zones system also has back bolier system has no motorized valves so there is 2 zone time clock 1 room stat 1 cylinder stat 1 pipe stat (on back boiler flow pipe) what i need to happen: CH turned on = fire Boiler & Circulating pump HW turned on = fire Just boiler Back...
  19. J

    shower quotation

    been asked to price for a new shower supplied and plumed new supply how much would you charge i figured about 270 is that too low shower costs 138.
  20. A

    double socket

    hi guys/girls ive come over from the plumbing forum, and i come in peace.:) just moved into a new property (council property) the problem ive got is a double light switch at the bottom of the stairs. Preety new halogen light fittings with posh(ish) double switches, the left hand side...
  21. S

    Train 4 Trade Transfer

    Just a quick question. If you have enrolled and paid for a" Train for Trade" electrical or plumbing course and do not start it, is it possible to sell it or get a refund? Is it transferrable? Any advice would be appreciated. Regards Steve:)
  22. C

    Do you need to be multi skilled nowdays?

    I have been doing my city and guilds 2330 for last 2yrs and work for a contractor (mainly domestic) but over the last yr or so a lot of our regular contacts that we worked for (plumbers and kitchen fitters) have become part -p registered and do the work themselves, So i am thinking if i stay...
  23. S

    Domestic Installer

    Hi As part of my plumbing training it includes a seperate Part P training/qualification You must first register with Elecsa I originally wanted this so that i could wire controls etc However, it seems that I will be qualified to do a lot more once qualified and assessed Can someone please...
  24. D

    Plumbing Competent Persons Scheme

    Anyone know anything about it? Only thing I could find was this website APHC Competent Persons Scheme - the mark of a reputable plumber I had been doing some bits and pieces for a builder friend of mine who had just brought a new rental property. I got called on site had to change the...
  25. H


    Hi guys, I am still a trainee electrician working for a commercial firm, been in industry for 2 years, have level 2 & 3, recently passed 17th, and I am 2/3 of the way through my NVQ. I have a lack of domestic experience and always come here for advice. I jhave recently turned down 2 jobs for...
  26. J

    wireless switching

    I have a customer who would like a central heating pump to be switched from a light switch in a bathroom the opposite side of the building, does anyone know of a wireless solution to this problem
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