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    UK Thermal Imaging Query

    Hi guys, Just a quick one regarding thermal imaging really. My business has had numerous requests to carry out thermal imaging assessments at various locations throughout the UK. This is not something I am familiar with so have used the excuse of being unavailable due to workload in order that...
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    Immersion heater query

    Wonder if someone can explain this to me, if youve got an economy 7 controlling your immersors how is it wired if you have an off peak and a boost option but there’s only one live connection within the unit?? Question 1 lol! Question 2 - how would you wire it if you have 2 immersors but no off...
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    Laride transformer failure query

    Hi folks I've just identified as cause of lighting circuit tripping in consumer unit a low volts ceiling light with laride transformer taking in 240V 50Hz and output 12V 60VA with load 3 LEDs rated at 2.4W/ 300mA. This unit is only a few years old and not much used. What kind of lifetime should...
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    Water bonding query

    Doing an EICR on a commercial install, there’s a copper pipe comes down a pipe chase with the stop cock fitted onto it, it’s then pvc pipes that come out the other side and these are fitted onto the sink, does it require to be bonded??
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    Home rewire query

    I’ve been asked by a builder I know to rewire a property he’s renovating, I’ve been involved in a few rewires before but never priced one. Just wondering how everyone else goes about pricing a big rewire? It’s quite a big property, 3 floors. Builder supplying all materials it’s basically labour...
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    Cable tray query

    Sorry, an odd question . Does anyone have any experience of these. Would the steel 100mm hhvy duty type be strong enough to support wheeling an ebike over (say) 5feet onto a towbar bike rack ??
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    Water heater query

    Wonder if anyone can help out, my experience in heating is minimal. So house I was working in had a circuit for the water heater, which went to a double pole switch at the water tank. But the water was controlled from a programmer in the kitchen which was supplied from the heating circuit. The...
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    Combi boiler query

    So I’ve been having this issue with my boiler for a while now, I’ve currently got one stat in the hall that when I turn it on it brings the heating on. Very basic, it’s low voltage switching. See when I turn the heating off it takes ages to go off, it’ll heat the radiators up to absolutely...
  9. Z

    Wago query resin joint

    Been using Wagos since they came out, love them, but was wondering do you use them in poured resin submarine joints. Obviously if the resin had any effect on the Wago plastic you would have bad connection, whereas using old style strip connectors, even if the plastic was affected,, the...
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    Bathroom extractor fan ipx query

    Hi, Buying a replacement extractor fan. It falls into zone one with the room setup. Looking at two fans. One is rated zone 1 one is rated zone 2 and both have ipx4 ratings from what I can see and from wider reading ipx4 is the requirement for zone one and two? is the ipx rating all the...
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    Query on registered electrician

    I recently came across an electrician who came to my house, hardly spoke a word of English and had a translator with him. I noticed he was wearing a NAPIT id badge around his neck. My query is do NAPIT allow translators for foreign electricians? I mean if he cant speak English then how could he...
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    Kitchen fan installation query

    So today I was coring a 6 inch hole for a kitchen fan, now I cut my hole in the kitchen plasterboard and used a long sds bit to drill out the way, then I cored my 6 inch hole back the way. The hole coming back in is slightly off, am I best coring from inside back out until the first bricks...
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    Chinese Jacuzzi bath query

    Hi, I am after some advice please. I am a bathroom fitter and are in the process of installing a jacuzzi bath. All plumbed in and ready to test but instructions say to connect to a 16A magnetothermic switch with a 30ma differential & earth socket! The bath has a cable with a 2 pin socket on. I...
  14. frontier219

    Landlord's EICR query

    Afternoon all, Just wondering what everyone's response to the following scenario is. Letting agents have asked us to carry out an EICR. There was a previous failed EICR that has been lost and isn't able to be retrieved. We were told that the landlord had had their own electrician in to carry...
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    2013 Seat Ibiza stereo install query.

    Trying to install an aftermarket pioneer stereo using an ISO Harness Adaptor - CT20VW02. I can't work out what to do with the red (ignition switch) & orange (illumination) wires. I've looked at hardwiring them to the fuse board but can't find the correct fuse adaptor. Is there a different...
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    Rj45 cat5e outlet wiring query

    htps://we.tl/t-JHXw09romZ quick share to photo Hi there. I am trying to convert previous cable network cat5e installed when had non fibre in 2015 to digital. I have an outlet downstairs which used to be my master bt socket converted to t658a rj45 connected via an ethernet to the router. From...
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    Consumer Unit Query?

    The pic. is my friends consumer unit and what I can’t understand is: the left RCD is in tripped/off position yet he tells me the circuits 6,7,and 8 in the house are alive? I thought the mcb’s 6,7,8 were connected from the left RCD and hence although mcb’s are closed the circuits should be dead...
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    Pricing query - too high or tight builder?

    Hi all! Posted on here a couple of years ago and got great advice. Have been self employed a couple of years now and always find pricing work the hardest part of the job. Was recently asked to price for a kitchen and lounge rewire by the builder doing the work. I have priced at 5 days in total...
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    Query about Horstmann C-stat room sensor

    Hi there I’m new here and hoping I’m posting in the right place. I am a homeowner with little electrical or heating knowledge. I have a room sensor connected to the heating system which controls the radiators in the house. This one has something like an error on it which I don’t know how to...
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    G24 replacement and ballast query

    Hi guys Moved into a new place this year and have a g24 4 pin light fitting in the storage cupboard. Light recently went and I've tried two new bulbs but just get a flicker. Seems there should be a ballast to replace but I can't find one and assume this is part of the overall compact fitting...


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