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  1. Murdoch

    Electrical Safety Council - Best Practice Guides

    For the use of lots of people on here who aren't aware of these: Best Practice Guides | Electrical Safety First - https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/professional-resources/best-practice-guides/ Look in particular at No 1 as it covers lots of useful information such as regarding changing...
  2. D

    Disconnecting circuit in CU - best practice?

    Hi all, I'm in the process of renovating the bathroom. There is an electric shower I have removed and won't replace. The cable is not practical to remove. To make this redundant circuit safe, what is the best way to cap off in the CU? I plan to label it too, both in the CU and at the other end...
  3. V=IR

    Advice on Domestic Qualifications to practice

    Hi there, I have completed c&g 2365 Level 2 and currently doing 2365 Level 3 at college. I would like to stick with Domestic electrician and upgrade to commercial later on down the line. After I finish level 3 what would be the next steps I'd need to take to become a qualified domestic...
  4. NDG Elecs

    Free PME upgrades. A common practice now??

    Enquired with NEDL about two possible TT upgrades to PME. I found the screenshot below on their website. It used to cost around 160 quid for the intake to be changed but now it's apparently free. Are other DNOs doing this? Has there been some legislative change?
  5. spinlondon

    18th edition practice papers

    Here should be some practice papers:
  6. J

    Domestic When did neutral at the light switch become standard practice?

    Hello all, I am in the process of buying a house built in 2002 and I am trying to find out when it became standard practice to run neutral to light switches. The reason being I may look at having smart switched installed and having this already in place would make the job so much simpler. Thanks
  7. Loki

    Looking for 2382-18 practice questions

    Hi everyone, As the title says im looking for practice questions for the 2382-18 exam. Done Sparkyninja videos & questions & looked at sparkyfacts but am a bit dubious at sparkyfacts especially as i came accross a question about testing the rcd. i choose 6 monthly and it said i was wrong and...
  8. W

    Two single gang sockets mounted on the same back box. Is this common practice and why?

    Hi there I'm new to the forum, Just wondering if someone could please take a look at the pic attached (hopefully) and tell me in what circumstances it is best practice to wire two 1-gang sockets side by side like this with a set of T&E going to each. I'm not an electrician but was in the...
  9. M

    good practice or should it be compulsory

    the fitting of a small emergency light above or near consumer units especially where it is located in areas such as small dark cupboards or under a stair case ? this is both for ind and dom cases, im not talking about a massive fitting just enough to illuminate area if needed. any thoughts on...
  10. H

    Condition report practice

    Hi guys, As a way of learning/getting my head around the regs I do mock condition reports if I see something I don't think is quite right but some of these things I wouldn't know what to code (If anything) If anyone can give me their thoughts it'd be much appreciated! - At a friends house:RCD...
  11. B

    pre Jan 2016 boards

    Hi there I've been asked to start to carry out a number of Landlord certs, which I have started. I was just wondering what you guys were saying about non metal boards, if there is already a full RCD board installed pre Jan 2016. Are you doing unsatisfactory? or just putting them down as a...
  12. S

    EICR codes

    Thoughts on the following; no main bond to gas mains (C1), spur spurred of a spur on a ring (C2) & numerous inaccessible sockets for kitchen appliances under worktop with no switched spurs above worktop for isolating sockets (C3). Been a while since I've done an EICR! Thanks in advance.
  13. westward10

    Good Practice.

    On this forum this week someone stated it was good practice to fit cpcs from front plates to back boxes. Not getting into a debate over this cos we all know, or should know when this is or isn't required. I have never done this unless it is a requirement, so for someone to state that fitting a...
  14. H

    Useful Guides

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section - tried to find a download place but couldn't (and may have already been posted). Was looking for guidance on coding for reports and stumbled on this link with some useful guides: Best Practice Guides | Electrical Safety First Like I say, people probably...
  15. M

    EICR and CU change

    Hi guys. I have 2 questions to confirm my thinking. 1. If I perform an EICR on an installation, which was Installed whilst a previous edition of the regs were in place, does it mean that I can give a satisfactory condition providing all test results and observations are correct for that...
  16. S

    L & N at the switch

    So i heard a fellow sparky saying taking L&N to the light switch is not allowed and is classed as bad practice! Is this true I've found it a good way to keep things tidy when wiring lots of spots etc. Thoughts?
  17. R

    Electircal control design books

    I'm looking for a good book/s on basic motor control design for DOL starters overloads etc, good panel design practice what to include and best practice in design as per interlock methods basic principles etc. Anyone know of some good literature or websites
  18. L

    JTL aptitude/assessment Test

    Hi all, Completely new here this being my first post. I have recently been offered a electrical apprenticeship with a local firm. This is under the condition i pass a JTL aptitude/assessment test. Does anyone on here have any advice they can give on what to study, what the test will entail...
  19. J

    Test and inspection notes

    Hi all, just wondering if there are any websites out there that provide notes on testing and inspecting. im going to sit my 2394/2395 soon hopefully but have lost my college notes with a lot of valuable info on. are there any websites out there or do you recommend any books or other pieces...
  20. A

    Cooker. supplieed via a switch direct.

    Hi all 6mm Cable runs from Fuseboard into a 45amp DP swith for the cooker. (Cooker load is 7kw) Can the cable run directly from the switch into the cooker or does it have to go from the switch to a cooker connection unit and then a cable from the ccu to the cooker? I cannot see anything in the...
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