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  1. D

    UK Regs .?

    I’ve added spreader box to a ryefield board using 50mm bushes however the engineer has said should be a slot as against Regs.? Is it.? I can’t find this regulation
  2. B

    Cable entry regs for Consumer Unit (18th edition)?

    We are about to install a Hager VML114 (14way, 100A switch disconnector incomer) and intend to populate with RCBOs. My understanding under 18th edition regs is that we need IP2X rating on the bottom of the Consumer Unit (prevent touch by fingers i.e. no gaps more than 1.25cm). We had been...
  3. S

    Wiring Regs 18 edition

    Hi Guys and Girls currently studying level 3 in college just want to know once I complete my NVQ and Am2 will I get the gold card or do I need to complete wiring regs aswell as I plan on moving to another country
  4. MFS Electrical

    Searching for regs

    Hi all, daft thing to be doing at this time on a Saturday night I know but is there a reg that specifically says we must bring the installation or part of it up to the current standards if we alter it? Also is there specifically a regulation stating that earth bonding must be upgraded or...
  5. D

    Is this allowed as i could not find an answer in the wiring regs.

    4 core, 10mm SWA cable feeding a trace heating installation. The Installer has stated he wants to use 2 cores as 2 phases and 2 cores as Neutrals. This means the cable will have 2 separate circuits within. This would be acceptable if installed within conduit, but is this classed as bad practice...
  6. S

    IET 18th Edition Regs Book - Best Place to Buy (price-wise)

    Hi, Can anyone recommend any decent places to buy the IEC 18th Edition Regs book online? There's the usual places like Waterstones, but its pretty pricey. Has anyone found any 'gems' out there to purchase the book from for a reasonable price? Thanks!
  7. S

    IET 18th Ed. Wiring Regs Course - Best Option to Learn

    Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips or knowledge on where to take the 18th Ed Wiring Regs Course/Exam? I've been quote £450 for a 10 weeks course at my local college but wasn't sure what the going price for this was, and if there is a more economical way of doing it? I took the 17th...
  8. P

    14th Edition Regs Book

    Hi, I am new to this forum and hoping for some advice. Does anyone know if it's possible to get your hands on an old regs book, 14th edition prior to metric conversion. Maybe a PDF download somewhere if a physical copy is out of the question. I work for a large organisation doing condition...
  9. KevinH

    Floor sockets + Building Regs

    I am 1st fixing an extension and in one area there is no wall space (glass walls like a sun lounge) for any sockets although customer insists he wants a power point in the corner. I suggested a floor socket as the floor is due to be insulated and screeded. The customer sounded happy with that...
  10. J

    Containment spacing regs???

    Hi fella's, Does anyone know the reg number for containment spacing? I've just knocked up a shed load of containment giving a 50mm space between the trunking, tray and basket as told to do so. But I was wondering if there is an actual reg number according to bs7671;2018. The only reg I can...
  11. D

    18th Edition Regs, Onsite Guide & GN3

    Hi, not sure if I'm allowed to do this but I'm giving up the trade as I'm sick to the gut with crooked employers. I bought the 18th edition Regs, Onsite Guide and g.n.3 from the NICEIC over a months ago for £144, can't return them as it's over 30 days, I'm going back into the automotive...
  12. Doomed

    Regs book at office

    Looking at some work for a lady who has recently had a new fitted kitchen. She was concerned about some bits so I had a quick look and found a 3.5KW oven on 1.5mm T&E to a 13A plug top. Can anyone tell me the reg numbers for loads over 3KW needing thier own circuit, not using T&E into a plug top...
  13. darkwood

    New BS5839 regs out now.

    Just a heads up guys, my E-mail got pinged by BSI and we now have a new updated version of BS5839-6 (2019) to add to your shopping list so if you are in this field you may want to check it out. :)
  14. Sean Kennedy

    New Build regs on insulation

    Hi Has anyone had any experience regarding insulation in walls on new builds as to what size mcb they are using for ring main circuits. I have checked the regs and seen that 100mm > insulation derates the cable capacity a fair bit. The builders are using 140 mm in the walls. I have pointed this...
  15. The Flyinhos

    Old IEE / IET Regs guides wanted 15th 16th

    Hi gals n guys I'm looking for some old copies of regs, namely 15th and early 16th. Others will be considered. If anyone has any and wouldn't mind parting with them would be appreciated. Already have 16th Am2, 17th & Am 1/2/3, 18th. Regards Flyinhos
  16. R

    Zs reading does not meet current regs

    Doing some prior tests befor installing a fused spur from a radial circuit, and have found the Zs reading higher then the current regs, obviously it complys with a past reg, but as I’ll be doing a minor works for the job, when filling out their cert would I just put it down as an observation in...
  17. Simon-0116

    Building regs part p - latest.

    Anyone no latest list/ edition of noticeable work to building control, part p. Newest one I can find after a quick Google is 2013. I'm sure it was updated 2017. If so can someone post a link, Thanks.
  18. sam400

    Current Regs book for sale

    Blue one for sale in the celophane, purchased from Denmans so genuine book. £50
  19. T

    Is LSF spec or regs?

    Hi all, Can someone point out to me in the regs where it states that LSF is a must? Been working with a sparky who asked why I was using LSF instead of standard PVC. He said that the use of LSF is a spec thing and not a regulation - would he be correct? Thanks all!
  20. J

    Industrial 13th - 16th Edition IEE regs for Sale

    I have 13th (front cover missing), 14th (2 editions), 15th & 16th (3 editions) of IEE Wiring Regulations for sale.
  21. Savdar1810

    IET Wiring Regs 18th Edition App

    Has anyone used the IET wiring regs 18th Edition app for android? Just wondering how useful it is and how legit it is, the mock questions in it are in a totally different written format from the other virtual mock exams I have done online recently.
  22. T

    Hi, Qualified on old electrical installation regs

    I qualified in 2009 on the old Electrical installation Regs but was unable to find an apprenticeship so diversified and became a lightning conduction engineer for a few years. I am now working on site assisting electricians and want to get my gold card but am unsure if my certs will be...
  23. M

    New rented sector regs what’s your thoughts on this

    Housing Minister tightens up rules on electrical safety to better protect renters - Well they are going to bring English housing in rented sector into line with the current...
  24. J

    18TH Regs Chapter 46 - 46.2

    Hi This reg states that TNCS or TNS systems do not need the neutral isolated. Is that at sauce or generally? Why? What about TT systems? Thanks John
  25. Thomas Connolly

    Clarification on the Regs...

    Hi Chaps, This may be something simple but I'm not sure I understand it correctly. Regarding spurs... "The total number of Fused spurs is unlimited but the number of non Fused spurs should not exceed the total number of socket-outlets and items of stationary equipment connected directly in the...
  26. A

    Domestic AFDD, Building Regs and Insurance

    Hello all. New here so i may get flamed if this is covered somewhere else, but I've been scouring google for ages without any conclusions. I'm of the understanding now that AFDDs need to be installed in certain locations, sleeping accommodation being the one I'm interested in as it constitutes a...
  27. C

    Domestic Bringing ring to regs standard, and other things

    Hi all, new to forum but excited to get in the thick of it. I've done some domestic electrical work in the past as my dad was a HV sparky when he was younger, and I have done a fair bit of LV microelectronics in my line of work. I have just bought my first house and done some things already...
  28. Gavin John Hyde

    Part F building regs...................

    Had an email from some outfit suggesying to keep building control happy we sparks should do a course to certify our extractor fans, cooker hoods etc.. never been asked for one yet but maybe one day i will. If i recall in the niceic online portal there is a form dv1 for certificating such things...
  29. D

    AV cables in solid wall - what the regs say?

    Hi all, Just being cheeky and asking for some advice really.. In my new house, we have solid walls throughout - great, but not so great for my home cinema kit. My issue is that whilst I would can chase the AV cables to wherever they need to be, I would prefer to do it in such a way that leaves...
  30. T


    To all, When the 17th came out I did the C & G update course and exam rather than the full course and exam as it was within a number of years from which I did my 16th. Does anyone know if this is still the case? I know that if it still is I would be outside that timeframe as I can't see any...
  31. oracle

    Are the bloody Regs statutory or not?

    As of 1 January 2005 it is a legal (statutory) requirement for all work on fixed electrical installations in dwellings and associated buildings to comply with relevant standards. The relevant UK standard is BS 7671 2018 (Non statutory) The EAWR (statutory) says that compliance with BS7671(Non...
  32. E

    Regs question re socket access from bathroom

    Next to bathroom I have an airing cupboard. I am planning to add a switched socket in there. I then want to run some conduit back in to bathroom which will have an DC cable fed for Amazon Alexa speaker. The cable run and Alexa will be on a windowsill, outside zone 2. Is there any regs position...
  33. R

    Domestic Cooker / Hob Power Requirements

    Hi I just have a Question you may be able to advise me with I have 2 32A cooker Mains cables running back to the Consumer unit on 2 32A Barkers My question is ( To conform ) Can i use 1 (32A) for the ceramic hob and the other (32A ) to run 2 independent Single Ovens Or do i need to...
  34. J

    Which regs book for assessment

    Hi, i have my annual niceic assessment coming up. Is it ok to use yellow regs still or will i need new 18th, this book coming into play 1st jan so was not sure if be problem still using old. Understand not good practice etc..thanks guys
  35. sham

    I'm not sure if the Regs allowed separately bare earths.

    I've been on this job to do an inspection before fitting a new RCD OR RCBO board. In most of my career until now the CPC is inside the T+E cable. This property has a separate CPC all through out the building. Only where there has been modifications, modern wiring has been used. If I can prove...
  36. T

    What S.I. under risk assessement for omission of RCD in regs

    Ok so as I am moving VERY soon I have packed and sealed all my electrical books away. I don't have access to regs consequently. I am racking my brains regards risk assessment for omission of RCD on sockets. If you read the fine print it references a statutory instrument regards the standard this...
  37. O

    anyone got a copy of the Hungarian wiring regs?

    Got "told" to run cables across a wall (about 1/2 way up) today by a Hungarian plumber (no accessories - so no safe zone)....... he seemed surprised when I declined to do it and obviously had no idea about UK cable safe zones ..........:) European regs anyone ?
  38. B

    Installation regs on multiple earth rods.

    Hi everyone, just a quick question, Earth rods aren’t my strongest subject and I have no access to my 7671 at the mo, what’s the regs or guidance for installing multiple Earth rods? Issue I’ve had was services in the way, can the Earth rods be put into a different pattern than a square or a...
  39. R

    Not sure and not really clear in the regs

    The IEE Regulations are non-statutory but, if they are adhered to compliance with which one of the following statutory regulations is most likely? a) Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 b) Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 c) Cinematograph Regulations 1955 d) The...
  40. D

    3 phase regs in proximity to swimming pool

    I have been trawling tge regs looking for clear rega concerning the proximity that a 3 phase mobile device can be installed in a swimmimg pool area. A client wants a cooking unit installed that has 3x 3kw cooking appliances. The 3 phase main switches are 32amp each as the incomming feeds are...
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