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  1. Baddegg

    Din rail enclosure recommendations

    Need to move a CU up approx 9 inches.....was thinking din rail enclosure with wagos, never done it before so was after some recommendations and advice 😁
  2. D

    Ratchet cable cutters recommendations, budget of around£100

    Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for ratchet cable cutters or has used the either the Partex or SWA cable cutters. Any other recommendations welcome, I wouldn't mind the weidmuller KT45R but they are a bit over my budget unfortunately, unless someone knows someone selling them second...
  3. B

    New trainee looking for agency recommendations

    Hi from Bristol, UK - my name is James. I got my nvq level 3 in October and I'm looking for work as an electrician's mate to get some time on the tools under my belt. Does anyone have any recommendations for agencies to contact or any other tips to help me get some experience? TIA
  4. S

    UK Alarm

    Hi all, I’ve just wired an alarm system for my house but don’t have a clue which alarm system to fit in terms of brand. Need some recommendations please?
  5. gazdkw82

    Any recommendations - structural engineer

    Can anyone reccomend a structural engineer around Leicestershire way? I need someone to do the calcs for RSJ's on a 2 storey and loft extension. I assume it would only need to be Leicestershire if a site visit was needed. Thanks
  6. Gavin John Hyde

    Recommendations for metal cable fixings

    I am planning a job in Bath for an EV Charger on a Grade 1 listed building. Have a long cable run at height, planning dept have raised issues with cable cleats! feel they are a bit chunky and would prefer something with a less chunky profile!! given they are nearly 2 and half stories up from...
  7. Gavin John Hyde

    Recommendations for plinth electric heaters

    Got a customer who wants to install some electric plinth heaters under his kitchen cabinets. Had a look and there are many choices... Any body got any recommendations on makes/models etc... looking at max of 2KW one each end of kitchen. Suggestions welcome....
  8. happyhippydad

    Any recommendations for shallow, fire rated, insulation coverable, integrated downlights

    As in the title. I need downlights that can be covered in insulation, fire rated and integrated. Preferably quite shallow as well! I'm struggling a bit to meet all the above criteria :(. Cheers guys.
  9. robd

    Brass door bell push any recommendations?

    Hi all, Need a brass bell push for a job, can anyone recommend one that they've used and has held up for a length of time. I'm still haunted by the old round byron ones that used to get fitted on site when I used to do all the snagging when I was on the books. Was forever going back tweaking...
  10. happyhippydad

    Any recommendations for 24v LED tape?

    I have a 10m length to light up, this will be a skylight. A few questions.. Any recommendations for a good quality tape that is suitable for 10m? There is a huge amount of choice on the net but lots of poor quality products. What is the best way to wire this up with regards series and...
  11. B

    Recommendations for DVR

    Hi all, I’m after a bit of advice on 4 channel CCTV DVRs. I’ve got a Comelit system at the moment; the cameras are great but the DVR can be a bit unreliable, the app is absolutely shocking. I’m not looking to spend a fortune but don’t want a bargain basement unbranded DVR, what would people...
  12. S

    Lux/light meter recommendations

    I am looking for a lux meter for occasional use. Will be measuring Fluo fitting replacement to LED. Does anyone have experience of any meters? Thanks in advance.
  13. R

    SDS and Combo Drill Recommendations

    I’ve been asked by work to get some power tools. Currently I’m using what the other engineers have. But I would like to get my own. I am after recommendations.
  14. Dan

    FIXRADIO Tunes Request Thread (And DAB Radio Recommendations Thread)

    FIXRADIO - Tunes Request Thread - The official unofficial tunes request and shout-out thread. This isn't something we've organised with FIXRADIO officially. So it's the unofficial official tunes request thread. If you really really want a tune on, use the usual...
  15. happyhippydad

    Any recommendations for a light weight electric screwdriver?

    I would like a lightweight electric implement for undoing and doing up screws on sockets, switches etc. It's really just for when I am doing EICR's as you take off quite a few faceplates. There are so many options out there that i'm getting a bit snowed under trying to narrow down my search...
  16. G

    Recommendations please

    Hi all can any one advise on decent set of ratchet crimps please
  17. Charlie_

    Storage Heater Recommendations?

    As part of a conversion from a town house to a kind of HMO I have been asked to quote for all electric heating + electric showers (5). Qualifies for ‘comfy heat tariff’. I have put forms in to upgrade from 1 to 3 phase. I’m looking at the Dimplex Quantum range, because it’s a brand with a good...
  18. L

    Any recommendations in/near Oxford?

    Hi there guys and gals, I am hoping you might be able to help.... I'm currently an Subby Arborist based in Oxford and am looking to transition into the Electricians world. I'm looking for somewhere that might do weekend/ evening courses so I could earn whilst I learn. I have looked at Able...
  19. 123

    Stud finder recommendations

    My old stud finder has given up the ghost, it was a cheap and cheerful no brand make but did the job I needed it for - finding studs & joists. Has anyone got recommendations for a replacement? Had a play with an expensive Bosch one the kitchen fitter had and found it horrible to use.
  20. robd

    Need some downlight covers for loft...any recommendations?

    Morning all Been to a job that's got old non fire rated downlights, LEDs retrofitted but nothing to a) stop things from sitting directly on top of the lamps which still get fairly warm and b) to allow the insulation to be laid properly in loft without covering and touching said lamps. Looking...
  21. alban moffitt

    recessed downlights - recommendations?

    I am looking into fitting some sort of recessed spotlights in quite a contemporary home. Ideally i would like them to be integrated, with a trimless finish. they will also need to be compatible for dimming. anyone got any recommendations?
  22. happyhippydad

    Any recommendations for some cable shears?

    I want to be able to cut through tails more easily. At present I am nibbling away at them with my side cutters which takes time and also doesn't leave a very clean cut. I borrowed the builders cable shears and they literally just sliced though 16mm tails quickly and neatly. I have a set of bolt...
  23. S

    job site recommendations

    Does anyone use any sites like mybuilder, check a trade, rated people etc. Are they worth it? Knew someone a while back who was on check a trade said he never got his money worth from it. I am interested in signing up to the right one but not interested in paying for expensive leads for timewasters.
  24. littlespark

    LED tape strips. Recommendations?

    Ive got a customer asking me about an LED strip around the perimeter of a bedroom. There is an existing coving which will be removed, and a new one fitted a little lower, with the LED tape hidden above the coving. She has mentioned that there is going to be a mural painted onto the ceiling and...
  25. jonnyb

    Testing kit bag/case- recommendations please

    Hi Chaps, Need a new bag/case for testing equipment, this would include multifunction, volt tester and proving unit, labels, leads, socket testers, label printer etc etc. Looking for something padded but robust enough to be thrown around the van. Had a look at options but wanted to know what...
  26. M

    Hole saw recommendations

    As title - any recs for Hole saw set? Looking at bosch progressor as like the idea of quick change and availability of different size saws. Any other complete sets that are good?
  27. C

    Burglar Alarm Recommendations Please =]

    looking for a burglar alarm, haven't done much research yet, im looking for something simple to install. I would like door and window sensors if possible and also a siren. not sure if all that is possible in one package? I am open to both wired and wireless options. thanks for you time.
  28. l4urence

    Leakage current meter - recommendations?

    I'm looking at buying something for measuring leakage current - The Megger DCM305e (I think). Not specifically for nuisance tripping but more for DC leakage current - type A vs AC RCD (type AC flooding with DC and not tripping). Not a lot of info on the DC side - except DC units for PV, I...
  29. stidge

    Recommendations for meter

    As title says , any recommendations for a single phase meter which a customer would like fitting for separate annex ? Or are they all pretty much the same ? Cheers in advance
  30. Midwest

    Outdoor Lighting recommendations

    I'm doing my garden in me new build; well I'm paying someone to do the hard it 'landscaping' (it ain't that big). Obviously I'm gonna do my little bit and add some lighting. When someone else has asked for lighting products, I've always said try Collingwood Lighting. Now I always knew they...
  31. Strima

    Earth Electrode Tester Recommendations?

    The time has come for my company to start using a dedicated earth electrode tester as we have some sites coming up that have no supply installed and we need to install electrodes before they can be connected and powered up. We have a large range of MFTs and I can't justify the expense of...
  32. Soulcraft Electric

    Domestic Recommendations for traditional CCTV under £200

    Hi, A customer is looking for a traditional CCTV system with a purchase price between £100-200. Ideally 1/2 cameras (720/1080) with associated PVR. It's a total minefield at this price point... Any thoughts?
  33. rolyberkin

    12v LED tape recommendations please?

    After a recommendation for decent cuttable LED tape, have been using enlite weatherproof (Can't remember where I bought my last reel?) but it has been a pain to join, looking for a tape and supplier, prefer 12v.
  34. R

    Advice about Agencies - Any recommendations

    So I have been looking through a list that was posted on here and registering my CV with them. I have seen some of the reviews on Google and some are really awful. There is also a lot of mention about Ltd Companies and Umbrella Companies which I am not too familiar with. So any information on...
  35. Michael J

    Insulated tweezers any recommendations?

    Has anyone bought insulated tweezers they could recommend. Thinking of using them for terminating in cramped CUs
  36. M

    Thermal imaging camera, any recommendations on the budget end?

    Not something I really need so don't want to spend a lot, but toying with the idea of getting a cheap one to see if it comes in useful, say locating underfloor heating elements or bad connections, and perhaps a look at the house from outside see where the insulation may be lacking (have my...
  37. driverman

    Domestic wireless burglar alarm system recommendations

    Hi guys, after some recommendations re a decent wireless alarm system. It's a new build house all completed. I'm a retired electrician with very little experience with hard wired alarm systems and none whatsoever with wireless. I'm thinking if possible, 2 x door contacts, (1 x E/E) 2 x PIR's...
  38. R

    Any recommendations for Electric radiator/panel heaters?

    Good Evening. I have a couple of jobs which I am currently quoting for that require panel heaters, one being a garage conversion and the other a log cabin. I just wondered if anybody had any good recommendations for 2/3kw panel heaters with built in thermostats? One customer did also mention a...
  39. S

    Smoke alarm recommendations, please.

    Ey up, mains powered, wire inter-linked and integral re-chargeable battery. Is there such a beast? Cheers!
  40. M

    Bathroom extractor recommendations

    Looking for a 100mm straight through wall extractor - customer wants super silent!!! Any recommendations?
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