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  1. littlespark

    “Recent” drop down list

    Not an ads problem this time, more an observation. The “unread posts” drop down list used to give a list of all unread posts. The top few were highlighted yellow, indicating unread, and the remaining in orange…(terracotta?) The yellow ones would change to orange as you clicked through to read...
  2. M-B-Electrical-Services

    Domestic 20 Volt oddity at recent rewire

    Hi all, I have an unusual issue with a recent rewire I have just completed which I hope you guys can assist with. For background, this is a complete strip out and rewire of a domestic property (bungalow) with an unusual but appropriate reference method. For this rewire, due to the fact that it...
  3. N

    Recent EICR

    Hello all This is the biggest forum I'm aware off. We had an electrician carryout an EICR, there were several C2 faults noted, mainly because the consumer unit has no RCD protection and is old, apart from this everything else seemed ok. A unsatisfactory report was issued. He had said that in...
  4. C

    I need a professional opinion on a recent rewire please

    Hi, I have just had a full rewire done on my house by a Napit registered company whom I didn't realise at the time where allowing none registered persons to do the work. I have had to call them back several times to many issues I came across and am now concerned about the safety of the rewire. I...
  5. K

    Recent EICR was 'unsatisfactory' BUT

    I had an EICR deemed as unsatisfactory and was advised with a quote for £650 for remedial work to replace plastic with metal fuse box and urgent remedial action (C2) needed to fix ' incorrect cabling' 2 breakers. We already have a metal fuse box and I asked about what was incorrectly cabled and...
  6. S

    Thoughts on recent EICR welcomed

    My father In law is selling his property and had a EICR done recently requested by the buyers. I thought the report was not the best quality with some overly harsh codes, codes missing, information missing or conflicting information was wondering what you guys thought and if you agreed. I have...
  7. Darkwood

    USA politics, recent events.

    Just going to start a thread regarding USA politics and recent events as well as events related to and preceding Trump's presidency. So Ill start with a poll - PS - a list of Trump's achievements while in office if you don't know what he did. https://lc.org/PDFs/Trump.Accomplishments.FINAL.pdf
  8. E

    UK Missing certification for recent rewire

    Hello, I just had my house reqwired by a local company, which did include an actual electrician. They said they would give me the Part P etc. paperwork after I paid for it, which I have. but, it was a couple of months ago now, and they always give excuses about being too busy, out fo the...
  9. Doomed

    From a recent inspection

    I'm afraid your distribution boards are rather dated sir (yes, rubber cables as well)
  10. littlespark

    Domestic Recent finds.

    Back home from Aberdeen. Nice little job. Parents of my daughters friend have bought a flat up there for them to move into next year... both at uni. Up on the top floor of a 3 storey block of flats.... and had to park the van round the corner as the road is closed right outside. Took an hour...
  11. M

    Critical Feedback recent Consumer unit install Please.

    Hi, I would like to know how I could improve on this board. All opinions welcome.
  12. Z

    Went to quote, discovered recent EICR has fabricated results. How to proceed with client?

    I went to quote for remedial work in a flat yesterday. The client is selling the flat and wants an EICR for the purposes of the sale. The last week they had an NIC electrician who performed an EICR, which they then sent to me. Worth mentioning at this point that a neighbouring flat had caught...
  13. 4

    Trainee Recent Experience of a "Training" Provider

    Thought this might be of interest and use to anyone looking to undertake the various short training courses. So here is my recent experience - note I am HV trained, looking to move to domestic/small commercial Week 1 Monday Arrive at 08:00 as directed. Time seems to be for the convenience of...
  14. Marvo

    Recent Home Improvements....

    Just wondered if anyone is doing any home improvements at the moment. I'm quite proud of myself having completed a bathroom refurbishment and also building an outdoor BBQ recently. I'm not much of a builder, plumber or tiler but I'm quite happy with the way the two projects came out. Show me...
  15. AndyHewson

    Recent 2365 full time college qualified, how to get NVQ now?

    Hello all, My first post on here. I have just completed my level 3 2365 course at my local college. Now as it was a full time course and not an apprenticeship I understand that I now need to do the on-site experience and complete a portfolio of evidence showing my work to gain the NVQ and...
  16. H

    Recent Spam (and the 25 character title limit that is still in place for no apparent reason)

    Has Dan gone missing, because this spam is getting silly now - @Dan maybe this article can help you put a stop to it? Block China Web Traffic IP Addresses and Chinese Hackers - http://www.parkansky.com/china.htm
  17. pirate

    Some observations on my recent shopping.

    Most of you will probably be far more experienced than I am in seeking out deals, but I thought I would share my latest acquisitions in case they might be of interest. 1. I can't do without my ancient 30 year old B&D Workmate 700, which has seen me through so many projects. However, 2 floppy...
  18. GMES

    Recent spam attacks on the forum

    Hi Guys, just thought I would let you all know that we are well aware of all the spam attacks we are getting, mainly because we have the fun of clearing them out on a daily basis. I also know it must be frustrating as members to wake up to it everyday, so would like to say thanks for your...
  19. S

    EICR codes when RECENT works don't comply!?

    Just carried out an EICR on a standard semi which has had some work done in 2015-16. The works included connecting an outbuilding to the rear of the house to create a hall, WC and utility room. The Kitchen was also replaced, new cooker and shower circuits installed. The 1 sockets circuit does...
  20. snipersmith87

    Emergency key switch

    Hi all. Having a debate with another sparks regarding the set up for operating emergency lighting via key switch. I've always been under the impression it's to isolate every light on that switch bringing on just the emergencies. Obviously to mimic as close as an emergency situation. However he...
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