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  1. K

    Is it possible for a light to be wired wrong and still work?

    At my father in laws house, for the last 5 years two of the bedrooms lights haven’t worked. The bedrooms that the lights don’t work all seem to wired correctly. apart the landing, which does work. But appears to be wired incorrectly? rather than having a live in, 3 red loops, and black line...
  2. T

    Advice for a possible job change?

    Hi all, Apologies if this is in the wrong place. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me in regards to where to begin my search for a new job. I’m currently a commercial/industrial electrician and have been with my current place for just over a year. I moved there from a domestic...
  3. F

    What kind of Electric Shower install is possible with my existing consumer unit?

    Hi I am moving into a ground floor flat and would like to have a new electric shower installed above an existing bath tub, unfortunately due to low pressure from the hot water tank a plumber has advised a mixer shower is not an option and neither is a pump. I am rather new to all this sort of...
  4. A

    UK Need help with some college questions

    Hi could anyone help with some questions for college? Possible effect of TNC-S earthing arrangement has on pfc compared to TN-S?
  5. littlespark

    Possible fault with motorized valve

    I've been phoned by a customer who says his central heating pump is running almost constantly, whether his heating is on or not. (oil fired Worcester system boiler) Its not my usual area of expertise, but im thinking its possibly the motorised valve sticking and not releasing the switch that...
  6. I

    How is this possible

    Hi all, I got that really weird issue with my internet router/line. I tried everything I could, replaced modem, providers everyone diagnosed the broadband line from every angle. But issue still happening, my internet goes down every few hours. But now I know the problem is somehow with my...
  7. littlespark

    Strange things in the post. Possible hoax or con?

    As the title suggests, we've had a number of letters to an individual addressed to our home, but who doesn't live here... and has never lived here. We've owned the house since it was built. Normally we send the letters back into the post with "not known at this address" written on it... but...
  8. L

    Energize a contactor/relay from multiple toggle (not momentary) switches?

    Is it possible to energize a contactor/relay from multiple toggle (not momentary) switches in a way similar to 3-way switches? If so, what components and setup would do that? The purpose is to control lighting from several sources and the reason for not using simple 3-way switches is that the...
  9. C

    Possible bad ground in detached garage

    I have a hybrid vehicle, and I've use a Clipper Creek charger to plug it in for the last 2 or 3 years. A few days ago it was fine, and I unplugged to run an errand. When I came home, though, the charger was flashing on both "Power Fault" and "Charging Fault". After some research, this "usually"...
  10. N

    Is it possible to generate electricity from these 2 motors?

    Hi there, i found some old Motors in my barn and im not sure for what they have been used for. I was wondering if it was possible to generate electricty that i can store in some energy storages (which i will buy if worth it) they both have an written text on it that says 230v 50hz idk if this...
  11. D

    Another possible electrocution..? Electrocuted or something else ?
  12. edwardcasbon

    Running 2 radials off a spur. Is this possible?

    Hi all, I've a double socket in the loft running off a spur from a bedroom socket. I'd love to add lighting into the loft, and wondering if I can run a socket radial and lights off the spur using a junction box and 2 fused connection units? Please see the attached diagram for a description of...
  13. C

    EDF meter change fault

    Hello guys EDF came out to a flat and attempted to replace the meter. I have been called out to investigate there comments which are “unsafe to remove meter, possible borrowed neutral, voltage at meter even with fuse removed (dropped neutral test)” First off i am currently on site, I removed...
  14. F

    Help with a possible short

    Diagnosing a faulty ABS module. Manual say to remove ground cable from battery, disconnect abs harness, and probe for continuity between power pin 15/18 and ground. Multi meter shows 1.5K Ω and 7K Ω respectively. Is this an actual short?
  15. B

    1 new socket in garage and 2 lights - Help if possible

    Hello, I am looking at adding one new socket to my garage and two wall lights. I have a plan of attack and would like the advice of the professionals if at all possible ?. There is an existing socket in the garage which is part of the ground floor socket ring circuit. The existing ring circuit...
  16. F

    Domestic Hapless new member hoping what I'm after is even possible ...

    Hi all New to these forums ... I have no electrical experience, my brother-in-law is a qualified electrician who kindly does most work we need for us. As I imagine will be only too well known to a lot of you though, as someone with no electrical experience I have ideas as to what I'd like to...
  17. S

    Is this possible than turning on oven make a 1 second power outage in home? ( playing diablo 1 )

    Hi.Have an question. It is possible that when turning on oven make a 0,5-1second power spike,without tripping fuse or breaker? I ask because when my mother in kitchen turned on oven,diablo 1 crashed to desktop on my old laptop. Nothing get tripped etc,lights not. So it was coincedence that game...
  18. S

    Electrician Garden electrics, advice and possible work please

    Hi guys, I need to run some power in my garden. Depending on what’s required I might be looking for an electrician to do the work. The cable run is about 30m and I want around 4 double sockets along it. The questions are, Can I spur it from an existing internal socket? Keeping the spur on the...
  19. E

    Possible commercial job

    Wondering if any electricians in or around south east london/bromley could help. I have recently qualified and i am in the process of setting up a business. My NICEIC approved contractor assessment date is booked for next month (on a Saturday) and i am looking for a some commercial work that i...
  20. D

    evening from Scotland- advice if possible.

    Hi everyone, Im looking for any info on making a Horstmann Electronic 7 able to be connected to a "smart" control - Hive, Nest Tado…anything. Alternatively is there a smart product that would replace the Horstmann to provide this capability.
  21. M

    Domestic Installing LED strips but not working possible short circuit

    Hi all. Seems like a simple fix just need some advice. I was fixing LED strips in the kitchen today. The switch in the kitchen is a 2-gang which powers the LED strips and the ceiling lights. There are 3 seperate LED strips to go around the kitchen, each connected to an LED driver and power...
  22. DC-backfrom the past

    possible substandard plug

    Just been to a flat where the Tennent had complained about the plug connected to a wall heater, had melted . These are the pictures and as you can see lucky there wasn't a fire . I've come across plugs being slightly marked on wall heaters whilst doing PA tests. again the plugs on those...
  23. happyhippydad

    Would it be possible to use a changeover switch in this example?

    I am having a play in my shed :). It has a 12v supply fed from a solar panel I have 3 gang light switch which switches the following 1. 4 x 7w LED MR16 downlights. 2. 1 x 12v LED striplight (12w)(the tapelight thingy that just sticks on) 3. 1 x 20W 12v floodlight I basically want to have a...
  24. Michael James thomas

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma is it possible to fail assessment

    I'm the NIC QS and Electrical foreman for a shopfitting firm and one of the subbys who has now come on board full time .He can't fill out a test cert at all didn't know where to bond water and doesnt know when an Rcd is required or not so uses RCBOs on every thing has no real knowledge of the...
  25. M

    Is it possible to connect 3 wire voltage regulator to bridge rectifier

    Hello All New to this forum so Hi to everyone. I just finished building a complicated device and I cannot seem to find much help elsewhere to complete the final stage. I had built a Hydrogen generator powered by 240 volt. The generator requires AC converted to DC for gas production so a bridge...
  26. AJshep

    Possible Appliance fault tripping RCD

    Just come back from an interesting fault. Typical RCD tripping randomly. The customer was not using anything in particular, at any time. Anyway I carried out Insulation Resistance on every circuit, each circuit was above 200M L-E and N-E and the RCD tests were good. The place was rewired in...
  27. J

    Changing US 2 pin plug to 3 pin UK plug ? Possible ?

    Hi all, I've recently received a US mini-computer that has a US 2 pin plug on it. I've plugged this into a US-to- UK adapter and it works fine. The text on the computer itself says it will work on 110v or 230v; which is obviously correct as the device works fine. As far as I can tell there...
  28. P

    Another possible bargain?

    And in of all places, TESCO. They are doing a set of five flexi head ratchet spanners for £15...Sizes are 8mm, 10mm, 13mm, 14mm and 17mm. Thing is they actually look and feel very nice, with the ratchet being very positive. They may not be up to mechanics standard, but for less intensive use...
  29. Rpa07

    Vaillant advert Is it possible?

    Is it possible to mount a boiler on a wall in this fashion? Where are the pipes? Are they back entry (into a brick wall) Am I being duped? Am I dreaming? Is this false advertising? Looks good though!
  30. J

    Domestic Possible problem with supply earth connection on TN-S system

    Long time reader, first time poster. We moved house about a year ago and had an EICR carried out before purchasing. Everything checked out fine but with a some C3 recommendations for improvement. The power supply to the house comes up through the floor in the cupboard under the stairs...
  31. Doomed

    e-mail warning - possible new scam

    Watch out for a new dodgy e-mail scam, twice now I have received an enquirey about electrical work - very basic, my availability and that the work is domestic. We reply asking for more details, including contact details. We get an answer along the lines of thanks for getting back, I will send...
  32. driverman

    LED possible strip lighting above worktops (under wall units)

    Hi, more advice required, about LED lighting. I'm so well out of date with these things. An Ashley/Rock HAL 96T batten holder was all that was needed in my time! If you were posh, a fluorescent strip light!. I intend to install LED lighting above the worktops. I looked at a video clip yesterday...
  33. Gavin John Hyde

    Possible cause for a RCD to die?

    On a job today to add a couple of outdoor security lights. House is currently empty and has been for a couple months due to probate and its about to have a little bit of work done before going on market. The power was off when i got there, turned it on and the RCD is completely dead... it has...
  34. R

    Possible or not possible.

    Hi lads, Is my first post and I would like to ask you if that would be possible to take a wire of the controller and install a fuse spur ? I will install a shower pump and I haven't got any other plugs near by neither in the cupboard except the one from the economy 7 controller which will be...
  35. J

    Is it possible to power a single lamp from a double ballast?

    I need a ballast for a single lamp, but I only have access to a double ballast. Is it possible to use this to wire just one lamp?
  36. irosie22

    Possible fault in PV generation meter after system installed 2 years.

    Hi All, I read through all threads and can't seem to find this topic so apologies if I've missed one where is has been discussed. Got a phone call from a customer today saying that when they went to submit their annual ROCs reading from their generation meter, it was only showing 34 units. The...
  37. J

    access panel in ceiling in shower room for extractor fan

    hi guys got asked a question today if it is possible to install an access panel in the ceiling to access extractor fan motor that is within the ceiling iv done some research but cannot find anything on this. I'm sure that if it is possible it would need to be moisture resistant. thanks joe
  38. J

    hi everyone can someone help

    Right so first off i would like to hello ro everyone and thanks for dropping in So i have a small issue recently me and my father decided to start a buissiness making paving slab so we ran at it whole hog and brought the biggest vibrating table we could find only to find out no has a clue how...
  39. C

    Wireless electricity

    I am thinking about if it is possible and I am worried about it putting us out of a job?
  40. F

    Working on live DC

    Hey guys, My boss wants me terminating new supplies in a -48v d.c Distribution board. Easy enough but the board cannot be turned off due to critical load. Now my question is this. Is it safe and or legal to work on live -48v d.c. and what would the consequences and dangers of possible short or...
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