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  1. G

    Whats the rules regarding a fusebox/meter in a bathroom?

    We are looking to convert a spare room into a new bathroom but the mains comes into this room and the meter/fusebox are in a small cupboard 2m up one wall?
  2. B

    Rules for a mobile laboratory

    Hi, I am building a mobile laboratory that will have its own generator and plumbing and will need to be able to hook to an external source of power at times. I haven't had much luck in figuring out the legalities with the type of transfer (or if legal a double throw switch) I can use and the...
  3. M

    New ECS rules from the 01/01/2019

    Hello, I completed a C&G 2357 apprenticeship in November last year. I didn't get notification of my certificates until 09/01/2019. My certs are dated the 30/11/2018. My problem is trying to apply for my gold card the ecs is saying I must be signed up to their opt in sceheme, and to do so I...
  4. 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...
  5. SparkyChick

    Reminder - Forum Rules and 'Be Nice' Policy

    Hi all, We have recently received a number of complaints about the attitudes exhibited by some members when responding to queries from people who may not be as knowledgeable as them. The forum has a 'be nice' policy that applies equally to all members, including those asking questions which...
  6. happyhippydad

    Main bonding and the new regulations.

    Evening all.. I am so used to the fact that there has to be Main bonding that I am struggling to not put it in in the following case: Incoming pipe is plastic. The builder has then fitted a plastic stopcock (inside the house) and then a mixture of plastic and copper from there (see pic). I...
  7. Spoon

    Safety rules banning shorts on site during hot weather...

    I think I might try this for the office.... I already have the outfits from the weekends.... As all us men have... Ingenious brickies wear summery skirts and dresses to get around health and safety rules | Daily Mail Online -...
  8. JK-Electrical

    Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland

    Kerching!!!:D I think it's only a matter of time before the rest of the UK follows suit. I do hope that the Scottish Government includes a requirement within the forthcoming legislation that the installation of smoke and heat alarms are undertaken by suitably qualified, professional...
  9. Edtwozeronine

    Rules for lighting above swimming pools

    I'm doing this as part of my course work for college. We're designing the layout of lighting circuits for a Hotel swimming pool. I've found some info that under-water lights and lights that water can easily get onto in Zones 0, 1 and 2 need to be SELV and 12V circuits (a.c.) Zones seem to stop...
  10. S

    What are the basicas of fire alarm install rules... really

    Hey all. I am a fully qualified sparky - 30+ years. Recently started working as project manager (my knees are shot!) for a security company doing mainly CCTV, intruder and now.. fire. The MD cannot be told anything. He has designed a few systems (he has design experience - but his...
  11. Pete999

    Sitework rules and regulations

    With all the rules and regulations about getting cards for working on site etc, I wondered what are the rules for drinking Alcohol and site work, for example are you allowed to have a pint at lunch time, would you be allowed back on site? I only ask because as you may guess it's been a long time...
  12. R

    new rules and regulations

    been told that there is new rules and regulations for pet testing anyone now of this as I can't find any
  13. B

    Buying a new car or van in 2017

    If your in the market for a new vehicle look carefully as the car tax bands are changing in April. (Don't think any new standard cars built now have high tax brackets and most are free so the treasury cannot cope) March is expected to be the busiest car buying month this year. See New 2017 road...
  14. driverman

    61009-1 or 61009-2 RCBO's

    Afternoon guys, Just wondered what the difference is, if any between a 61009-1 RCBO and 61009-2 RCBO? Are the characteristics different for any reason for different applications? I noticed that 61009-2 came out 1995? Thanks
  15. T

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Jib

    Hi Does anyone know what the rules are in line with the jib for rest time following night work or call outs etc? I believe there is a point at which the operative then qualifies for full day off Many thanks
  16. C

    Building control not co-opertive - advice?

    I did my Part P qualification 6 years back, so the certificate expired a year ago. Been doing wirepatching for years but decided to do a Part P, semi retire and earn a bit doing ad hoc work. No chance once I realised what insurance, test gear, calibration, and registration would cost. Did a...
  17. C

    Signing off work in southern Ireland

    Hi all and a happy new year, I have been asked by a familly member to carry out some domestic electricaL work, some new circuits and additions/alterations to existing over in Galway, Ireland. Does anyone now what the rules are regarding signing work off (if needed). Thanks :clover:
  18. S

    Installing equipment in meter cupboard

    Hi folks, external meter cupboard, thinking about installing Henley block, isolator and RCD to an outbuilding in it. The backboard has printed on it: Property of [elec co] nothing to be added" etc. Are there any rules about this? Can I add provided it's done properly? I want the elec co to...
  19. M

    Australian wiring rules

    Hi all, i am moving to Australia at the end of the year and i want to find the Australian wiring rules code i.e. as/nzs 3000:2007. Does anyone have a copy for sale?
  20. W

    Job hunters

    I'm getting loads of enquiries for jobs going lately, mostly looking for apprenticeships but sometimes qualified sparks looking for work. I have a website and a job page, and I quite clearly state we are not looking to recruit right now. I only put this page up to stop people wasting time for me...
  21. S

    Mixed voltages in cables

    Here's one chaps, I was talking to a bloke the other day who claimed it was ok to have 415v AC and 24v DC running through the same cable (2.5,7 core) at the same time. This was for a 3ph motor, with the 24v being for an early break control through a 4th pole in the isolator, and back to the...
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