1. Dan

    Welcome to your Very Own Private Americans Only Forum

    Welcome to your Very Own Private Americans Only Forum. If you've chosen America as your place of registration then you'd have automatically been added to a group, and that group ONLY (bar staff - that's except from staff of the forum, not Bar Staff will be in here to serve you - those are...
  2. lozarus

    Private Jobs whilst Employed

    Looking for a bit of advice from the wider audience / those who may have done similar before. I entered the game a bit later / in a non conventional manner, so deciding what I can and can't do isn't as black and white as if I'd done apprenticeship route. I work as a Maintenance Electrician in...
  3. CopiamElectrical

    Fuse board upgrade (PRIVATE)

    Hey guys, Im starting to put my company out there more. And this is all a new journey for me being an apprentice and now being qualified/2391-52 qualified as well. I was speaking to a friend about how he would go about a board change which I don’t agree with. tell customer a fixed price...
  4. S

    Fuse box in private rental

    Hi, could anyone advise, this is the fuse box for the private rental flat above ours, its at the bottom of there stairs which is there only escape route, would this be upto spec, we had to have our flat completely rewired with new consumer unit after failing inspection, the owner of the upstairs...
  5. P

    What are things to consider when starting out on your own?

    I have been working on site and for other people for the last 5-6 years but here and there I’ve done private works and I appreciate the freedom more and feels more rewarding when you complete a job and the customer is happy. I am not niceic registered or with any of the other boards, I’ve just...
  6. S

    Help please -UK Private Rented 1 bed flat - comfort/storage heaters - £634 bill for 3 months from Scottish Power

    Hi. Please can someone offer me advise. I have a 1 bedroom flat with storage/comfort heaters (don't know which) that I don't turn on as I can't afford to run them. I have always had really high electricity bills and two metres which are supposed to cover day and night usage. Scottish Power...
  7. HappyHippyDad

    private pensions and filling out your tax return?

    I have just started paying into a private pension. I pay in £500 p/month, the government tops it up by £125, which relates to the tax. Every year I fill out my tax return. I am self employed and am a sole trader, so the tax return is fairly straight forward. However, I always put 'zero' where...
  8. M

    Am I allowed to do private work as an apprentice?

    Hi all, Just been approached by a women wanting an outside socket in a chalet and the job is pretty easy but am I even allowed to do it because im not fully qualified even though I'm competent enough to do so? Thanks in advance.
  9. K

    Private tutor

    Hi, I'm in the middle of gaining City & Guilds electrical qualifications. I've passed all inspection and testing and 2391-52 theory with just the practical left to do. I would like to have a few 1 hour sessions with an experienced and qualified electrician. In these sessions, I would like to...
  10. P

    C&G 2365 Level 2 w/ private provider worth the time/money?

    Hello to all, I am a 28 year old lad who has been in the building game since 16 mainly involving groundworks / extensions / full refurbishments for a small firm, gaining lots of hand on knowledge. I have done the odd fault finding / rectifying around the house, run cables for sparks on the job...
  11. Miguel36

    is it better to study in a college or in a private centre?

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Like many people, I want to change my career and I have been doing quite a lot of research and I end up with this dilema. Is it better to do a one year package in a private center that includes: -C&G 2365-02: Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations -C&G...
  12. J

    What qualification is actually needed for EICR on private rented? Race to bottom.

    When we consider EICR reports for the Private Rented Sector, we usually think an electrician completing any EICR should be qualified and experienced (L3 electrical, plus 18th edition, plus Test and Inspection, plus experience) and a member of a competence scheme (NICEIC, NAPIT etc) but is the...
  13. Lou

    How to access the private Bar and Grill forum

    We have the access only area, The Bar and Grill, for American users only. It's located within the American Professional Electrical Advice forum category, so it's a sub-forum. The short URL to get to it quickly is to enter /forums/bar after our...
  14. Lister1987

    Check Understanding; Minimum alarm requirements for private rent sector

    Just want someone to sanity check me here; my understanding is that battery powered detectors are not permitted in the private rent sector - they're fine if you own/live in the property yourself but the minute it becomes private rent then the minimum requirement is LD3 - Mains Powered (with or...
  15. Gavin John Hyde

    Private rental EICRs are coming soon

    Just seen this.... So come June/July we will have drive by dave doing them for £99. It's like that around here now with hmo and house buying EICRs. It sounds good on paper but unless there is a system to...
  16. P

    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

    Good Evening All, I hope this is the correct forum, please do move if I have my neutral in the live / wires crossed. Thank you for your help with my HMO query. In return, you may be interested in the draft of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations...
  17. H

    Is Portable applaince test PAT is must for private houses , schools and hotels ?

    It's a question In UK is PAT must for 1)private houses 2 )schools 3) hotels ? Thanks
  18. Dan

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!)

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!) Just wondering, as it's 2019, whether there are still guys doing jobs for cash. As a web business, all my business is paid by BACS in full up front before anything goes ahead. Or Google, who...
  19. BruvDunk

    UK Constantly explaining why you don't do private work..

    Anyone else get fed up of explaining to friends & family why they cant do private work for them... No other trades have to jump through as many hoops Almost thought about paying a (part P) scheme to register work even though I am full time in Industrial Electrical work.
  20. Dan

    Background for text area is BLUE if you are in a private forum

    I know it's hard to differentiate between the forum categories now. This software puts the forum name in the biggest font on the page, but as soon as you scroll down a bit to the reply area, you don't know what forum you're in and whether it's public. So now if you test posting in the arms...


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