Bulk Workwear - Clothing Suppliers for the Whole Forum Network
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members


  1. M


    Good morning does anyone have any help or guidance on the EAL level 4 assessment please ? Any info greatfully received. Many thanks
  2. happysteve

    I know DNOs are not obliged to provide an earth, but...

    I know DNOs are not obliged to provide an earth, but the actions of WPD today really surprised me. Was asked to swap a socket-outlet, did the usual basic checks, no earth to the property. Suburban, underground supply, possibly former TN-S (vague suggestion of the stub of a clamp round the...
  3. Dave Jenkins

    Asked to provide an Electrical Installation Certificate after 2 years as a statement of safety

    Hi all, I've been asked to provide an EIC some two years after the work was completed. I did a cert at the time but the client claimed not to have received it. He now wants a guarantee of electrical safety. OK so no problem getting a copy of the cert. It was a paper version but even so, I did a...
  4. Lou

    G. Morley Electrical Services

    Whether you are in need of your new lighting system installing, or require a fuse box upgrade, you can count on G Morley Electrical Services. We specialize in domestic electrical services, and provide complete solutions for home interiors and exteriors. We offer friendly, impartial advice and...
  5. Lou

    Synergy Electrical

    Synergy Electrical Division employs a team of professional electricians who are fully approved and qualified to the highest standards. We can plan & design your space, offering rewiring, new build installation, project management, lighting install, home/office automation, security, testing and...
  6. haptism

    Install designs

    When you design an installation and install it, is it a requirement to forward a copy of all the calculations (for cable calcs for example) to the client ? If so, is there a generic name for such a document and should it include anything other than cable calcs? If so anyone have any templates ...
  7. peeko

    MCB then RCD

    Hi everyone, hope you can help Recently we've completed an EICR on a commercial property and it's thrown up some issues with the lighting. The installation method is rough as, T&E just chucked on top of the ceiling tiles as we've all seen a million times before so we'll be sorting this as part...
  8. T

    Does DNO have to maintain/provide earth?

    Now in TT cases obviously not. Example, attended 50's type house. TNS looped through to next door. Nothing unusual there. Next doors earth is on this house's MET in 4 mm² and not the sheath of the incoming cable. Told DNO they said "We have no responsibility to supply an earth" In any event this...
  9. Lou

    Roberts Electrical N.W Ltd

    Here at Roberts Electrical, our team of electricians take their work very seriously and as one of North Wales leading electrical contractors we are happy to provide a range of services, both domestic and commercial, including New installations, Rewires, Security systems, Home Alarms, Domestic &...
  10. Lou

    Paula Burns Electrical

    Welcome to Paula Burns Electrical, I am an Electrician in West Lothian and the surrounding areas. I pride myself on offering a professional and friendly service at competitive prices. I’m pleased to be able to offer NO call out CHARGE. I have qualifications in City & Guild and over 17 years...
  11. Lou

    Alistair Grant Electrical Contractors

    Our business was established in 1982 by Alistair Grant who has 40 years of experience in the Electrical trade. We have gained a first class reputation throughout the local area during our 30 year establishment, a fact of which we are very proud of but we still like to raise the bar to offer the...
  12. Lou

    J.E.T Electrical

    We carry out all domestic and commercial electrical work, from a new light in a house to a garage re-wire. There is no job too big or too small. We provide a friendly service with free quotation and a 24 hour service 7 days a week. We also provide: Installations Re-wires PAT testing Periodic...
  13. GMES

    Understanding Rcds 2016-08-28

    IN THIS ARTICLE we discuss Residual Current Device (RCD) operation, which can occur due to electrical faults both downstream and upstream of the device. An RCD, when correctly selected and installed, can provide protection against electric shock due to indirect contact. RCDs are also used to...
  14. G

    Domestic Cabling to mains water feature pump

    Hi All, Been asked to connect up a mains water feature which comes with a 10m rubber flex. Just wondering if anyone else has done this and how they protected the cable to the pump from mechanical damage. Thanks Geezza
  15. M

    Generator supply help please

    Morning! I've asked to sort out a generator to supply a occasionally used 'holiday home'. Apparently it's quite remote, and there have been some issues between the supply authority and the owner of the land they would need to access in order to provide / maintain a reliable supply. Their...
  16. B

    DNO earthing arrangement

    A big Hi to all on here, please be gentle with me it my fist time !! It's only a quick one but do the DNO have a legal requirement to supply suitable earthing at the point of origin of metered supply. many thanks advance
  17. M

    Dead socket

    Hi all, I've found a dead electrical socket behind units in my kitchen, which came about after removing the units for some recent plastering work. The socket is on a wall which happens to be the other side of the consumer unit. I'm hoping to get an electrician to make the socket live again, as I...
  18. B

    new supply been put today to new building ,NO EARTH

    Hi avery1 new supply to new 3bed house ,waited 3 months ,came to connect but no earth,what can i do:sad:
  19. nightlight14

    Use of RCD's

    Importance is now placed on the use of RCD's. both permanently fitted in consumer units or portable plug in types. Many of the appliances used in a domestic situation are type II, double insulated. Does the RCD provide and further protection than the double insulation affords, if so in what...
  20. S

    Relevant building or not?

    Hi, I have a 30kW project where panels are to be mounted on a warehouse style building that has no form of heating but has just had a 3 phase supply added to it for the purpose of running a large heat pump. The heat supplies two other buildings (main house and maids quarters) but they are on a...
  21. E

    Domestic Did EICR today...

    ...no supp bonding or rcd on lighting circuits in bathrooms. C2 i said. According to esc pdf guide!! Easy fix, spare three ways in 16th ed hager board. Busbar is long enough. Install rcd. Wondering if i can get any hager one to replace pictured are sizes universal? I thought save money and...
  22. T

    Circuit for 28KW four motor saw machine.

    Hello, I am looking for some experienced advice regarding two areas of an installation I have been asked to look at. It involves providing a circuit for a saw machine which has a total power rating of 28KW. Firstly in spite of my calculations indicating a 16mm supply would suffice, the parent...
  23. H

    solar energy

    does any body has tested to change his home to pv?
  24. B

    Query on bathroom down lighters and RCD protection

    Hi Wonder if anyone can help. I have been asked to replace some broken down lighters in a couple of bathrooms and change to LEDs. Now The bathroom is in good order but is not protected by a RCD. Now I know the regs cannot be applied retrospectively and if I was adding something then I would...
  25. L

    M&E Estimating Service - Manchester - North West

    Gents, I would like to my company to this forum.I am director of Lomax Estimating Services based within Manchester, I Provide a M&E remote estimating service to various contractors pre design and also design & build. If you require any further information please don't hesitate to contact me...
  26. R

    SELV Outlets from 12V Solar Systems

    Firstly if this thread is in the wrong place, please accept my apologies. I was looking for some feedback from electricians on something which has been quite actively discussed in another forum I frequent. From a company called 'OnSolar' there is an image of what appears to be a BS546 style...
  27. S

    Job Quote

    Just been pricing up a job to provide lighting onto a buliders yard roughly 50msq and supply from SWA ran from garden centre to yard, SWA has already been put in perviously. What are your opinions on costing? I have priced to connect up power from the main garden centre to your yard via a...
  28. Waterhouse1989

    Drills and tools

    I just want to know whether my employer should provide us with tools and drills or whether we have to buy our own
  29. P

    RCD Protection on 16mm Submain??

    Hi all House C/U is in the kitchen, come off the mains blocks into a KMF isolator then across above the plasterboard ceiling about 15m in 16mm T&E into the the new granny annex C/U. This is the way I have always done it, depending on the circumstances. If it was SWA I wouldn't be having this...
  30. S

    Customer demanding a refund

    Hi all I have a very abusive customer demanding a refund (because they claim they paid me twice) but not willing to provide any everdance. I am getting several texts, emails, calls and letters daily. I have passed it onto my bank and they cant find any duplicated payments from her either. Any...
  31. B

    Any one completed the job write ups for their JTL Portfolio???

    Hi people,, I have finally completed my 3years at college and so far done all the underpinning knoledge questions apart from my job write ups and my AM2. Is their anyone out their that can possably send me a copy of thiers or an example sheet so that i can get an idea of what needs to be put...
  32. dansk

    EPC applicable to commercial?

    As the title, and whats the rate for 4-10kw.
  33. A

    Solar PV -v- New Grid

    Just pondering cost of FiT/PV install -v- cost of 200 miles of new Grid to connect +50kWh wind farms etc. to existing Grid network. Base assumption surface [pylon etc.] £1.8million to £8 million per km. Sub-surface £18 million to £22 million. Exact details not known but assume 90% pylon at...
  34. N

    TT system domestic CU upgrade

    im intending to carry out a c.unit upgrade on a domestic property, no earth provide by supplier so its a TT system,no electrode seems to be visible or present but there is a reading there something like 5ohms could be a buried rod/rods somewhere or connected to old service pipe, going to...
  35. T

    SMA HF Series Installation

    Hi All, Any help re above is gratefully received. I am planning an installation on a TNCS supply where the aboves more extensive dc input voltage range is ideal. Could anyone tell me if the HF series provide electrical isolation? I understand they provide galvonic isolation but I cannot...
  36. R

    Dividing showers by 240? Whaaaaa?

    It's been mentioned on here, though I don't know if it's a bit tounge-in-cheek, that showers can be divided by 240v when rating. Is this true? And if so, how come?
  37. H

    Garden Sockets

    i may be going mad but cant find in the regs what are the requirements for external sockets, can they be spured of the ring if an RCD is fitted or do they need there own circuit ?
  38. K

    RCD protection query

    I am adding a switch (the wiring which will be chased less than 50mm deep into the wall) to a lighting circuit in a house where all the circuits are protected by 1 RCD, obviously this does not provide any discrimination between circuits. In order to provide RCD protection for the lighting...
  39. W


    Anyone want a website doing? I'll do you one for cost only, in exchange for a link. Out of South Yorkshire so we ain't competing.. Hosting and domain registration will cost about £40 a year, so that's all it would cost you. I'll do you a simple 1 - 3 page site (if you want something fancy you...
Top Bottom