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  1. pirate

    And following on from previous threads re Screwfix...

    There was a recent thread here alternately slagging/praising Screwfix. I would like to report that Screwfix recently donated a four figure sum to the Men's Shed charity branch where I am involved, and the first digit wasn't a 1. Maybe rounding up your online orders to the nearest pound isn't a...
  2. Baddegg

    Diversity calls check please........

    15.2kw range cooker has already been installed and a 10mm t&e run back to the Cu via this switch,(havnt seen cable route yet but I’m told on the phone it’s all in trunking and doesn’t pass through any insulation but will check this)apparently the previous spark that won’t connect it to the Cu...
  3. A

    Installing new cctv and alarm system using previous wiring??

    I am in the process of buying a house and the previous owner has now decided he wants to charge us an additional £1200 for the security cameras and alarm system all wifi (originally came free with the house) and linked to their phone or he will rip it out and take it with him. What i would like...
  4. sham

    looking through previous certificate and have a question about disconnection time.

    On a domestic inspection and testing certificate or conditional reports, I always put maximum disconnection time permitted by BS7671 as 0.4 sec. I've been given a testing job for an HMO property and on the previous conditional report, the maximum disconnection time of 0.4 sec is only given for...
  5. D

    EICR's and previous editions of Regs

    Reading the recent post about the barber shop and no RCDs I was wondering, If an installation was satisfactory under a previous edition of Regs. And if no alterations have been made to it, or no other problems are evident, since installation, is it still satisfactory and therefore can't be...
  6. Ib≤In≤Iz

    Backdating an invoice?

    Hi everyone I would appreciate your thoughts on this one. I had a call from a customer who has recently purchased a house & the cooker hood extractor fan has given up. So we agreed on a time when I could pop around and have a look. Right at the end of the conversation he asked me if it would...
  7. A

    13A Oven Install Query

    Hi, I have just purchased a new oven which is 13A. The old oven was connected to a MK 45A DP Cooker Control Unit with Neon. Can I just connect the 13A to teh same socket? The previous oven was a Bosch which was rated at 16A. Thank you.
  8. P

    MFT-721 any good ?

    Morning, anyone tried the Megga mft1721 ? After dropping my old 1553 from a step ladder I decided the accessor would be unimpressed with a tester that had gone mute and suffered with a gaping side wound. I hope I made the right decision ?
  9. K

    For Sale [West]: Fluke 1587 insulation tester / multimeter combo

    I bought this used off eBay about 2 years ago and shortly after changed jobs so it has sat unused in my ownership. It is in mint condition, the only flaw on the set is some staining on the leather case where the previous owner had his name. Here's a link to functions and specs ...
  10. C

    400v through a ring final circuit

    Hey guys, I had a callout the other day, 7 fan coil units where not working, these where supplied via a ring final circuit and once all unplugged the circuit engaged, I latter discovered all fan coil units had a dead link between line and earth under a 250v insulation test. The manager and...
  11. J

    Domestic RCD test without RCD

    Is there anyway I can test an installation without an RCD so I can be sure when I changethe board the RCD will trip in time? Or calculation, such as V/R eg 230/Zs.????
  12. G

    Any job?????

    Any job? Continue here from previous post. So what a bunch of ****s were saying?
  13. T

    Boat EICR

    I've been asked to carry out periodics in 3 canal barge's. But to be honest I don't have experience of this kind of Installation so turned it away. Has anyone had experience of barge's and what's the main characteristics of this type of install. Cheers Thomas
  14. C

    Domestic PV Install - NW UK

    Hi, We have a 7m wide roof by 4m deep and approx. 40degree slope, south facing. Looking at a 4KW system in either Panasonic 250w panels (16 - 8panelsx2rows) or Sunpower 333w panels (12 - 6panelsx2rows). Looking for some quotes on PV install for NW UK, to include supply, fit, scaffold, EPC...
  15. Richard Burns

    New GN8 book

    At last, eleven months after ordering I have got the new version of GN8 Earthing and Bonding Right what did I not know before that I can learn! Nice to have some bedtime reading!
  16. S

    work for Senior Authorised Persons 13kV to 132kV

    We are currently looking to recruit several Senior Authorised Persons with voltage authorisation from 13kV to 132kV to work on Offshore Wind Farm Construction. Previous Offshore experience is not essential as Offshore Survival and Tower Access courses will be provided by our company. Only...
  17. C

    Can anyone advise on Alarms courses?

    Hi There I was wandering if anyone can advise and alarm/cctv/access courses that I do so I can approach employers? I was looking at courses at: ADI Gardner or Chevron training Ireland. Cheers
  18. G

    PIR-test result issues

    Am in the middle of a large factory pir. When compairing results from the previous test sheets from 3 years ago, we have found many results vary some by quite a bit. I must admit that the previous sheets do look a bit dubious to say the least, with only IR and earth loop being carried out. My...
  19. Amp David

    Scheme requirements

    When you go to apply for membership to a competent persons scheme, I see they require you to have been completing work and have certs for the previous 12 months. How then do you go about demonstrating this if you are or have just starting working for yourself and in the past, all the work...
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