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  1. C

    Remove bolt that is snapped of in brickwork?

    i was fitting a set of gates and the bolt snapped. i have tried drilling the bolt in the brickwork but my drill bits are not touching it. any ideas on how to get this out, if its possible? thank you
  2. happyhippydad

    Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement

    Does everyone get the adverts at the top of the page on nearly every page? Under the advert is written "Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement", but it doesn't. As members we never used to get the adverts but now we do! I can understand the electrical adverts on the...
  3. K

    How to remove wire form Parker VFD

    Hi Have a Parker Integrator 690 series AC VFD drive. cannot take the wires out of push terminals. Any ideas how to take the wires out? Tried screw driver etc but not sure how they will come out. Pic attached
  4. happyhippydad

    Night storage heater, how easy to remove bricks?

    I need to get a night storage heater up the stairs. I was planning to get a helper but I just wondered how easy is it to take the bricks out? Is it just a few screws on the front cover or is it more time consuming? Its one of the older types if that's any help at all. I haven't got a picture...
  5. littlespark

    "Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement"... No it doesn't

    Adverts are not the problem. I totally understand using them as a revenue stream for the forum, however the big banner ad at the top of the screen is starting to get ridiculous. Yesterday, I was told by the advert that Match Of The Day presenter Gary Linekar had been arrested, no details, but...
  6. KeenPensioner

    Domestic DNO fuse - who can remove it?

    Hi, as my profile says I'm not a sparky but I've wired up the odd light switch and socket! I know my limitations and take safety very seriously but I like learning. I have no intention of ever doing this but can someone explain who can remove the 100 amp fuse to a domestic CU. What is a...
  7. HandySparks

    Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement

    "Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement" Really? Why doesn't it work for me? Suggestion: If posting doesn't remove the advert, at least get rid of the text saying that it will.
  8. Dan

    tile over existing tiles or remove and tile on screed

    tile over existing tiles or remove and tile on screed advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi, I've been getting quotes for tiling my kitchen floor - approx 28m2 currently tiled with ceramic tiles on concrete / screed base. These are solid and seem well fitted. The existing tiles are... tile...
  9. Dan

    remove kitchen floor tiles - SLC or remove adhesive

    remove kitchen floor tiles - SLC or remove adhesive advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi, I hope I have posted this in the right forum...looking for guidance from professionals as to what the usual approach would be. I am getting my kitchen floor re-tiled, the floor is currently... remove...
  10. Dan

    How do I remove white 'cloudy' stains from Victorian tiles? advice, reviews and feedback

    How do I remove white 'cloudy' stains from Victorian tiles? advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi everyone, we recently had our Victorian hallway floor tiles cleaned with an acid wash but have since noticed white 'cloudy' patches appearing on a few of the tiles. Because the job overran... How do...
  11. D

    RCD Testing - Remove devices prior to testing

    I've got a 3 phase DB with individual RCBO's supplying various equipment, Fire Alarm Controller/Water Heaters/Office Sockets/Office Lighting/Air Conditioning Controller. GN3 suggests "Any load or appliances should be disconnected prior to testing", would it be ok remove the supply at the RCBO...
  12. Hellmooth

    Need help with alarm system!

    Hi guys, I've got an alarm panel at a job I'm doing, not sure what it is as don't really do much alarm work, I've attached pics though. I have a pir that I need taken out of the system, just wondering if anyone can help me out with how best to do it? I have pics of the panel, the manual and...
  13. R

    Pv install

    Hi I'm new on here I don't do Pv installs, but have been asked to clean up 3 DB's which has to be messiest install I have ever seen. I have not been to property yet just received pictures tonight. I'm just need confirmation of layout of Pv before going to have a look all the other ones I have...
  14. Jurassic Sparks

    An interesting email I have juist received

    My Brother send me this, awaiting photos my reply was curt and informed the tenant of his rights, sounds like the sparkie is a muppet Someone at work has just moved into a rented flat, he's just shown me pictures. It has an electric shower, and when they switch it on sparks come out - between...
  15. D

    Domestic Removing MEM breakers

    Hi folks, Well today I attended another house to perform a bathroom upgrade. Upon visiting the mains board I noticed it was a MEM. Not ideal I thought as my previous experience taught me that RCBOs were not possible with these mcbs. I then noticed that a previous spark had fitted a hager RCBO...
  16. M

    Commercial Tips on how to remove the Clear Light Diffuse suspended ceiling Florescent light fitt

    Hi, I need tips or links on how to remove the Clear Prismatic Light Diffuse from suspended ceiling Florescent light fittings the size is 595 x 595, I am unable to lift the units and remove from the side due to a new air duct installed directly above all 4 fittings which are in a Hallway about...
  17. happyhippydad

    Do these fuse linings contain asbestos?

    Evening... I have this fuse box to replace shortly but am unsure if these mem fuse carriers would have asbestos fuse linings. Would anyone be able to tell me? Also, are there any dangers involved in removing the fuse carriers from the board if they do contain asbestos? I may just remove the...
  18. Hawk

    Domestic asbestos fuse carriers and flashguards

    Is it safe to remove a fuseboard containing asbestos or does it require a specialist to remove and dispose of it safely? Obviously I would have to disconnect everything first.
  19. B

    Domestic Is it legal (and safe) to reset a jumped installation

    I'm a 17th ed. qualified part-timer, I work in a college during the week and take on electrical work for friends and such - I am therefore aware that this does not put me on a par for the knowledge of lots of you who use this site. I'm also aware that I may not use the right terms so I'll do my...
  20. R

    Domestic Veritas Alarm System Help (Remove Personal Alarm)

    I've recently moved into a new house with a Veritas R8 alarm system fitted. In one of the bedrooms, there's a wire coming out from one of the walls with a small (the size of a matchbox) white plastic box with a key sticking out of it and a big red button which I'm guessing is some sort of...
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