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  1. D

    Problems fitting Fused Timer Spur Switch

    I purchased a 7 day timer fused spur switch to replace a standard fused spur on a downstairs wc electric towel radiator. It seemed like it would be a simply swap out. However, it looks like the water supply earth bonding is connected into here and uses a thicker earth cable than the new spur...
  2. C


    Hi guys went up the loft to smell burning coming from the led down lighters and found the old ring saftey transformer melted, ordered new AURORA 12V 1-25W LED DRIVER, every time i try wiring it up the bulbs are very faint, when i probe the driver im getting 240v but nothing coming out also light...
  3. R

    New PIR sensor problems

    Hi I have 2 lights on my gateposts operated by a single PIR. The PIR has failed so I have tried to replace it myself (with this one 180° PIR Sensor Black - but now only one of the lights will come on. I have taken a photo of the before and...
  4. M

    Very strange problems with my light timers. I tried everything I could think of. Please help!

    So I'm an aquarium enthusiast and I have several fish tanks in my house (all of them have lights that are connected to timers). My basement has multiple circuits, one for the washer and dryer, one for all the other outlets down there, and I also had an electrician install a brand new outlet on...
  5. A

    UK Lead sheathed cable problems!

    Hi guys sorry in advance for the long read, I have just started a renovation project in Hampstead on a second floor flat. Luckily the flat is a bare shell at the moment so I have been employed to rewire the flat entirely. The flat was constructed in the early 1900's so I was sure to encounter...
  6. B

    Street light joint problems?

    Hi looking for some advice Guy at work has been jointing existing street light feeds to be fed from another position, now he’s connected at the street lights the same within the joint he’s used brown as line, black as earth, grey as neutral now he’s been back to test they all work but none have...
  7. U

    Commercial dishwasher problems

    Hi all, I got a commercial dishwasher that is not working anymore. Normally when there's no water in the tank and boiler, the machine starts first filling it up with water if you close the lid. If I now close the lid, the machine is not taking water and is not filling. But the machine is...
  8. R

    Problems with Acel AC6152 300mm fan

    I was wondering if anyone else has wired one of these. I just need a big fan for the local football club and asked for one with a pullswitch. Yes nice and easy Switched Fused Spur already there, made hole bigger fitted it, I must say a well thought out bit of kit, until the easy bit LNE, or so I...
  9. Paignton pete

    Niceic log in problems

    I was in the middle of doing 3 EICRs on line and it’s got stuck. I logged out and cannot get back in. Anyone else having problems or is it just me.
  10. J

    Problems upgrading ecs card.

    Hi all, I am currently updating my ecs card from apprentice to electrician. However when going through the application online it says I must supply a copy of my JIB409 form. I’ve never seen this jib form before but I’m aware you can download the form of jib’s website, but who do I get to fill...
  11. P

    Fluke 6500 problems with keyboard

    Hello to all from germany, i have here a Fluke 6500 appliance tester. Most of the keys don't work. As i opened the case there was a smd diode D8 on the logic board clearly defective. Perhaps there is a service manual or some circuit diagrams for this tester out there where i can see what type...
  12. J


    So the other day a closet light and bathroom light (share a wall) wouldnt come on. The outlets work but no lights. Yesterday they started working again but now my bedroom lights wont come on. Ceiling fan works and outlets work but no lights. Can anyone help?
  13. F

    Lightning strike problems

    Lightning either struck my house or close enough that it created a major power surge in my house. It was strong enough that it wrecked an internet modem, 4 DirecTV receivers, 3 TVs, a garage door opener, and a wireless home phone set. It also caused a gfi breaker in the electrical panel to...
  14. gazdkw82

    high beam fuse problems

    I have a recently new to me 2008 Volvo xc70. After a day or so I noticed the main (high) beam wasn't working. At first I suspected blown lamps so I inspected and they seemed fine. Replaced fuse and all was good for a day, fuse blew again. Replaced lamps as a next step and replaced fuse. Lasted a...
  15. D

    Problems with Bathroom lights

    Please help! We’ve recently developed an issue with our lights in the bathroom. The ceiling is a false ceiling and there are 6 spotlights in the false ceiling. The spotlights take the lightbulbs I’ve attached as a picture (Led Gu10 5.5W Warm White 2700K). Having replaced the bulbs, we now have...
  16. Leroy Merlin

    Network problems - Blupont 72

    Hi all I have a customer having issues with their Blupont A72 DVR system. System is plugged in, cameras working and confirmed recording. I'm trying to connect to their broadband so that I can set up mobile access to the camera feed. The system is in the attic and uses plug in network...
  17. Edtwozeronine

    Domestic Treadmill problems again...

    I first had issues about 6 months ago with my second hand treadmill tripping the ring part of the way into a session, since then I've sent off my controller board to treadmill doctor co uk. He repaired the board and sent it back after approximately a month. Since then I've had the a dedicated...
  18. D

    resistance problems 2002 jaguar S type

    Hi bit of a strange one as load is put on my electrical system the resistance across body earth increases if I measure negative battery lead resistance it rises from 0.1 Ohm to about 10Ohms Any ideas how to fix Cheers Dave
  19. I

    ICertifi software problems

    Hello does anyone use the iCertifi software When I enter the type of mcb for example Type b 60898 32a it automatically comes up with 1.40 Max ZS I know it only slightly out but if bs7671 says its 1.37 that’s what it is And you can’t manually change it . I’ve got a assessment soon and don’t...
  20. P

    LED Flicker earth leakage problems

    Alright lads, new here as looking for some advice on a fault I've never come across and can't pinpoint.. Basically Got LED LIGHTS on compatible dimmers etc...problem I have is now and again they flicker....and I can hear a sound in fuse board as if there's an arc? But there are no loose...
  21. H

    Electric motor problems on dust extract

    Hi all, hope i can get a bit of help here. I have a dust extract in my shed which i use when i am turning. This morning i went to switch it on and it blew the 13A fuse, i replaced it hoping the fuse was at fault which it wasn't, well i had to try. The motor plate 230v, 13amp, 2 pole, single...
  22. S

    Continual problems with Shower isolator.

    I get regular work from a student landlord. In one of his properties the shower isolator switch has burnt out on the feed side several times. I've replaced the switch twice (last time with an MK) and the shower's also been replaced. Insulation resistance on the circuit is >500 and the MCB...
  23. S

    Domestic Electrical buzzing wall causing appliance problems

    Hi there, new to the forum so be gentle! We live in a second floor flat above a bakery shop. The shop has plenty of machinery including large freezers that run all night. Recently we have noticed a reasonably high pitched electrical buzz coming from one wall in our flat. Across multiple rooms...
  24. S

    Domestic Shower power problems

    Hi. I fitted a new shower yesterday but it's not working. I don't know what's going on with it but it's strange. The old one is probably about 15 - 20 years old and before I fitted the new one I tested (with an electricians screwdriver) the black and red cables and they were both live. I...
  25. Ric Arthurton


    Hi, my names Ric. (Apologises for the essay) Im new here but with only one question, or problem! Ive purchased an RGB LED strip to go behind my TV and to avoid bending the strip round the 4 corners of the TV, Ive also purchased L Shape RGB Strip Connectors. Now since purchasing Ive noticed...
  26. The_apprentice2.0

    Electrician Megger MFT 1552 problems ... advice please

    Hopefully someone who has had previous experience can advise. My MFT 1552 has not been calibrated in a while (as I only use it for fault basic finding in industrial sector) However it has started playing up .... it is absolutely fine on voltage continuity etc .... but giving spurious readings...
  27. G

    Help single phase motor problems

    Hello I am hoping someone can help me please. I am having problems with a motor on my home made 2 x 72" belt grinder This is the motor I have it wired via a DOL motor starter. Recently it stopped running under load, once I removed the grinding belt the motor would stutter and my main drive...
  28. D

    12v socket ,leisure battery

    Hi, have a campervan (Toyota Lucida) set up with a leisure battery. It has a smart battery protector that runs to the front 12v socket, a second one in the back that has a switch aswell that runs a small fridge and the head unit is also powered through it. Problem is the 2 sockets aren't working...
  29. F

    Thermal Store problems

    Hi guys (and gals) I hope you can help me. Will try to keep it fairly brief! :grin: Have a Torrent ECO with woodburner downstairs, so gravity. All working well for the past year, apart from rads getting hot then cool (as the water gets pushed round the system) so instead of standing with my...
  30. T

    Fan,ducting & condensation problems

    Hello,i hope you are well. About 6 months ago an electrician installed a vent axia silhouete 150xt (241m3/hr 20w 3mtr recommened ducting) into out small bathroom. Instead of roofer puting roof vent directly above bathroom he put it at other side of building above kitchen were kitchen vent is...
  31. M

    Fiesta st500 fan problems

    got an mk6 fiesta st500 And radiator fan won’t work Put power direct to it and it runs fine Fuses are fine but can’t find relay? Changed temp sensor There’s a resistor in bottom of fan shroud this fell apart Does this stop the fan working or does it control the speed? And it’s really expensive...
  32. F

    Lighting Problems (beeser box )

    Hi I'm buying these lights 7011 Osca 200 The instruction say I need to buy a beeser box which is 60mm and I am having trouble finding it I have shown bellow the image from the website. if anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated
  33. simpson93

    Freestanding electric cooker, induction hob problems.

    Evening all, I’ve had a fault recently with a hotpoint free standing electric cooker and wondering if anyone has had a similar problem. The problem itself is with the induction hob part of the cooker, the hob had blown when a pot was placed on top and the mcb tripped Within a few minutes. The...
  34. 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...
  35. C

    Hall stairs and landing light problems

    we are shortly moving into my parents old house, me and my partner have renovated the property over the last 18 months, we are now nearing completion, but have a problem with lighting on the stairway, there is a light just inside the front door with a double switch, upstairs on the landing is...
  36. The young spark

    Consumer unit cover problems

    hello there I’ve Recently worked in a domestic dwelling and had to take the cover of the board off. When reinstating the cover of the board I was struggling to get the cover on properly. When I eventually did i could only screw one side of the board properly. The left screw was not catching so...
  37. M

    New spurs stadium having major problems

    Ok without any football team references... Mace are the managing contactor and spurs have nominated contactors. So mace wont be liable to any delay clauses due to this. I read in construction manager journal approx 500 sparks ( including supervision ) but not sure. Anyway my point is with that...
  38. Andy78

    Problems with easycert licence transfer

    Hi all, just a quick cry for help in case anyone has been in the same situation. My old PC went kaput lately so I have purchased a new laptop to keep me going and for on site use. I need to transfer the licence from my old copy of easycert to my new one on my new device as well as transfer the...
  39. D

    Wall light problems!!

    2 wall lights need replacing.... Switch wired correctly, One wired up correctly but no power to the second/end wall light. Earth core is live in the first of the wall light!!! Customer does not want cables ripped out because of new carpet... What goes where????
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