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  1. D

    Rewiring - Some questions, don't want to get done again...

    Hi, after having a somewhat bad experience with a previous sparky and having to get the work fixed I'm after some advice with regards to some additional work I'd like done. I don't want to have similar issues. I'm not an electrician, I can wire a dash-cam and that is as far as I want to go, that...
  2. R

    underpinning knowledge questions

    hi i am currently taking the mature candidate course and i'm struggling on a few of the underpinning knowledge questions. i would appreciate any help please. 1. How would you carry out an assessment of risks and plan a safe system of work? With reference to: access to the workplace...
  3. R

    underpinning knowledge questions

    Hi I’m Currently taking the mature candidate course. for Part of the course I have to answer the underpinning knowledge questions. im struggling with a number questions, just wondering if anybody has the questions to hand and would be willing to share them with me please 1- What are the...
  4. happyhippydad

    A few questions regarding domestic swimming pool..

    I have been asked to price for a supply to an outdoor swimming pool (domestic). The electric supply will be for a air source heat pump and the pool pump. (see pics) The pool is above the ground rather than buried in it (so figure 702.2 applies with regards zones). It has metal sides and metal...
  5. A

    Trainee 5 Pin Relay Question

    Hi, I have an aftermarket ignition coil harness utilizing a 5 pin relay, the relay is corroded and doesn't work. It's also discontinued by Denso and they don't have a wiring diagram for it (P/N 056700-7240). I managed to source a similar harness from a later model which has a slightly...
  6. J

    18 th Edition questions

    There are two questions that Ive been unable to locate in the regs book; 1. If the line conductor is 10mm2, the min size of of an associated Surge Protection Device connection conductor is? 2. A 230 V 30 A radial circuit is protected by a BS 3036 device. If the value of earth loop impedance...
  7. R

    Underpinning knowledge questions

    Hi I’m Currently taking the mature candidate course. for Part of the course I have to answer the underpinning knowledge questions. im struggling with a number questions, just wondering if anybody has the questions to hand and would be willing to sent please
  8. A

    Domestic Questions about choosing RCBOs

    Hello, I have been reading the topics on this forum which have been very helpful. I am looking to change my consumer unit to a full RCBO unit - I am not going to fit it myself, I am just trying to gather knowledge as to what is available so that I am informed as to choice. I have gathered that...
  9. M

    Domestic Various bits of work needed... Various questions!

    Hi all Sorry the title's so vague... We'll be having some work carried out on the house electrics soon. We've got an electrician doing most of the work, although I might do some of the bits that I am allowed to. But I am also doing a lot of the planning of the work to be done by the...
  10. Z

    Questions about "price per point" for domestic

    I've been working for a firm for a number of years now with jobs on the side, recently gone full time solo. Everything I've done up until now has been either day rate, or price work. I'm based in Surrey / Middlesex by the way, most of my work is in the areas surrounding Heathrow airport and...
  11. L

    Hi, new diy'er with a few questions

    Hi all I'm a DIY'er with a technical background, I try to do a lot of work myself (within reason, ie being responsible about risks) and get it signed off b y someone who knows. Thanks in advance for any help, I hope I won't ask too many dumb questions! Thanks John
  12. M

    Domestic House supply questions

    Hi all, Got a bit of a query with my mains supply where it enters the house. Its in an empty room that i'd like to either fit a bathroom in (as in my picture) or a toilet and wash basin. Would I need to have this DNO fuse etc moved or can it be boxed in with a water sealed access hatch? All I've...
  13. S

    NVQ level 3 knowledge units questions

    Hi to evryone, I am starting NVQ level 3 with quickstep and I am wondering if anyone would like to help me with all those knowledge units questions? Not for free of course. Thx
  14. D

    Daytime Running Lights wiring questions

    Hello Wishing to retro fit some DRL into a vehicle. Instructions, among other wires, state to: White wire to headlight Blue wire to ACC [accessories] [+ve wire is fused just in case any readers ask] Had a chat to auto electrician and he said best and easiest way is: White wire to park light...
  15. M

    Garage Supply Questions

    Hi everyone. I am currently wiring a garage that is not joined to the property, its about 12 meters at the bottom of the garden. The house supply is PME. I have been told by my cps provider that I am not to extend the earth and I must TT the garage. I have run 6mm twin and earth from a rcd...
  16. N

    Safety and part p questions

    hi I’m new to self employed domestic (having done my apprenticeship and time in industry with a utility supplier) so looking for a little guidance on the below..... Got asked to look at an Rcbo tripping issue. Called in for an initial look. Nothing seemed obviously wrong so as to cause the...
  17. S

    Few everyday questions and niggles

    Evening all. Few questions here. 1. What do you find the best way to either protect your back boxes from filling with plaster or to clear the plaster out when doing a second fix to give the best edge. 2, Do you weigh your cable in after a rewire or just scrap it. In addition do you charge...
  18. A

    Domestic Questions about radials

    First, I am not an electrician, but my brother is and he is helping me on this, I just wanted an extra opinion. I am refurbing a house and want to have some sockets in my shed and IT corner, I want to make sure that I can connect 4 sockets (in each location) on a 32Amp RCBO with 4mm twin and...
  19. E

    AM2 a few revision questions

    Im taking my AM2 on Monday and have a few questions just to get my testing on point. Firstly when testing continuity of cpc would a the assessor expect each cpc to be connected to the line conductor in a connector block for example (separately from the earth bar to eliminate parallel paths)? Or...
  20. D

    2 questions - Existing ring main mapping, and rules on spurs

    Hi Just getting started with a view to DIY electrics on my house extension in a few months time, and ideally would like to map out the current circuits so I can plan the best way to join up, or where new circuits may be required etc. 2 Questions I reckon I can do some DIY non-live testing of...
  21. J

    CU Cable Bunching..?

    Hi, Quick question that has been baffling me, I have seen many CUs whereby the cables enter shared entry points. Does this not mean the cables are now bunched according to the regs? And this all cables should have been calculated with the capacity drop? Or is a CU entry just a bit pedantic for...
  22. Y

    Domestic Dimmer switch installation questions

    Hi every one, I had a bedroom light switch replaced with a dimmer by a qualified electrician some months ago and want to get another in another room. Before tackling this myself I thought I’d look at the bedroom dimmer as a guide after reading up about dimmers online. Just two wires so looks...
  23. T

    Few Questions from a Newbie.

    Greetings all.. I've just completed the first level of Electrical Installation (City and Guilds Level 1). I've also completed and passed the ECS Health and Safety Assessment. My Question is, what kind of Jobs can i do in the meantime? I've heard you have to qualified up to Level 2, but that...
  24. G

    Introducing myself and some questions

    Hello, I am not an electrician but a fairly experienced DIYer. I know a bit of theory, from my interest in Physics. I am replacing an old ceramic hob with a new Induction hob. It is on its own 32a supply with an mcb. Manufacturer's rather generic, to-cover-themsleves safety notice says among...
  25. Lekky1

    Exceeded max demand questions

    Hi guys, I have been asked to fit a ring main in a utility room currently being built with a outside socket and a lighting circuit with 4 led lamps and a outdoor light, this much I am comfortable with. My issue is with the max demand, The current consumer unit is loaded to the max with 212amp...
  26. Adam_92

    Testing and fault finding

    Hi looking for some assistance which tests would you remove an rcbos functional earth? Isit when you do your rcd tests? And another one if anyone can help me clear this up when fault finding how would you go about splitting a ring? What would you link out at the consumer unit?
  27. T

    5357 Apprenticeship Diary Questions

    Hi all, I am an 18 year old apprentice from London studying the new 5357 Electrotechnial apprenticeship. So far it is going really well in college and at work however one thing is stumping me a little and that is the diary I am supposed to be keeping. My tutor refers to it as the 'CPD Diary'...
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    Couple of questions to the wise

    New connection to refurb, what does the S.S.E MP band represent on the incoming feed. Secondly, how come they can get away with wrapping the earth in tape whilst we are required to follow the regs
  29. happyhippydad

    New conservatory questions.......

    I am having a new conservatory built in my own garden. It is 3m x 4m North facing with a dwarf wall. I expect I will put in electric underfloor heating and have a separate plug in heater if the UFH is not sufficient on really cold winter days. A few questions: 1. Anyone know where I can...
  30. Loki

    Looking for 2382-18 practice questions

    Hi everyone, As the title says im looking for practice questions for the 2382-18 exam. Done Sparkyninja videos & questions & looked at sparkyfacts but am a bit dubious at sparkyfacts especially as i came accross a question about testing the rcd. i choose 6 monthly and it said i was wrong and...
  31. A

    AM2 help. I have a few questions regarding the exam and any help would be appreciated.

    Hello all, new to the forum and everyone seems to be quite frendly and happy to help out. So.. i have my am2 in a few weeks and am pretty gemmed up on everything but there are a few things bothering me. And have checked all forums regarding am2 prep and can't seem to find anything. 1.When...
  32. G

    Diploma in Electrical Installations (2365)

    Hi, I'm thinking about starting a two year course at my local college, the course is Diploma in Electrical Installations 2365 (levels two and three) My question is what else would I need to be a qualified electrician? I see so many courses available and I don't want to spend two years doing...
  33. polo1

    Two questions, two answers.........?

    Hi all, two questions, one to settle an "argument", the other for an apprentice's question that I haven't got the (confirmed) answer to at hand... Q1 - First, a three phase DB, with a three phase 32A supply to a three way switch fuse, which in turn serves a three phase socket outlet. Is the...
  34. E

    ECS mock test questions

    ive got my ECS test tomorrow so thought id give a mock test a quick go, how is it possible to fail these with questions like this Q:6-Which of the following would NOT make a load easier to handle manually? Mark one answer: Painting it a bright colour Securing the load so that it does not...
  35. Howard Thomason

    Induction hob and electric oven running from same 32 questions... Again

    HI Guys, so looking for some advice I've had a re-wire for our new kitchen all was going to plan until yesterday when I realised that my changing of appliance could be a issue.. I told the electrician I was getting a range style cooker so he wired up for this, I changed my mind after seeing the...
  36. P

    Last two motoring questions - honest!

    Why do some drivers, on a 2 way road, stop if they see an ambulance or fire engine coming towards them. They are not in its way, no need to stop or even slow down. The other one is when you pull in to a petrol station, and there is a queue for the pumps for cars with fillers on one side, but no...
  37. AJshep

    Where to ask sensitive questions/advice

    As the title hopefully suggests, what do you guys and girls do when you have sensitive questions that you may like to ask the guys and girls in the trade advice and opinions on ? I'm sure there is a section but I've had trouble finding it, I'm sure it's been right under my nose. I might have a...
  38. D

    Two basic switch/indicator questions...

    Hi Guys, I've recently moved in to an upstairs flat and in the bathroom there is fused switch on the roof - which I have to turn on so that the extractor fan would come on... Can I remove the fused switch and fit a cord pull type switch? Any ideas why there would be a fused switch fitted? Also...
  39. B

    Inspection and Testing questions

    Hello all, I have recently begun carrying out more I&T jobs and have a few questions that I wanted to put to the forum. 1. Why are Zs readings, taken at the main switch disconnectors at distribution boards fed via UPS systems so high and how do these readings satisfy maximum permitted Zs...
  40. Lex Cramer

    Supply questions from novice

    Hello, i've done a bit of research but dont know what im talking about and have a few questions before i garble down the phone at an electrician if anyone can help.. I want to run computer servers/processors in my home and put them all in the spare room so i can control the environment, if i...
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