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  1. littlespark

    On the search for mk rcbo.....

    ....To fit old Sentry board. Present board has 80A, 30mA RCD mainswitch, and it’s a 16 way board!! I can’t get all circuits to stay on all at once. Have to leave any one of 3 lighting circuits off for rcd to hold. Individually they work fine. Accumulative earth leak between all circuits...
  2. bigspark17

    Material search

    Couple of unusual items im looking for hoping other members may know where to aquire them. lockable cover for 1g accessories white 16mm 3c flex
  3. Dan

    New search engine is in place

    So a couple of people have mentioned to me before now that the standard MySQL search system we have on the forum isn't up to much. It's partly due to the size of the content it's searching, and partly just due to it being a basic search system. Now we are running Elasticsearch which is the...
  4. static zap

    Using Search - Please help

    I know short searches ,yield to many results , but have often "forgotten" 1 key phrase ,and end up using an alternate .... That often seems to "Break" the search of something that I know exists , (amplifying frustration) Are there any NOT options like ebay . (they use the - ( -ve sign) )...
  5. T

    Pre payment meter for landlords product search???

    Hi all your favourite poster again. So asked to supply four/five pre-payment meters for landlord in revamp from bedsits to four flats. Large building. So far looked at JSG products which involve a card with various values charged up by the JSG for £5-10-20-50, sell them to the tenants and return...
  6. Spoon

    Doing a "Search" on the foum and what I put down in the search.... Tell me now my title is too short

    Very silly question. I want to search for a whole phrase.... e.g. Welcome to the forum When typing that into the search it searches for each individual word. I have tried putting the search in speech marks "Welcome to the forum". but with still the same result. What am I doing wrong...

    Electrician And the search continues.......................

    Hello Guys. Me looking for work in Newcastle.Gateshead,Sunderland area's, JIB Gold Card Installation Electrician. Have worked here in UK since 2014 having worked before in Goa as a Sparky since 1995..Looking to get some work with Electrical Contractors in these areas mentioned above. If someone...
  8. M

    Past thread search can it be done

    is it possible to search for older threads I am interested in a post from June this year?
  9. S

    Mcs Sign Off

    So I've just fitted a 12 panel system to my own property in Leicester. I'm 2391 inspection and test qualified but don't really want to go to the expense of doing the course to be mcs as I am already to busy and don't see the market growing now feed in is so low. Is there an independent test...
  10. N

    Getting business on google search?

    I have a website which isn't anything fancy but for a sole trader is hopefully fine. I know everyone wants to be at the top of the page on a google serach, but I am not even at the bottom! I have a free listing, but even when I search for an electrician in my area via google and get...
  11. S

    Edison screw pendant

    a customer has asked for their BC rose and pendants to be changed to ES. I can't find any rose and pendants with es lamp holders anywhere! has anyone got any ideas where I can get some from and any possible problems with using these over standard BC lamp holders? Thanks in advance.
  12. J

    EN standards of neon scredrivers

    Hello people, Not an electrician, but more of a quality controller. I've got to check for the compliance one those horrible neon screwdrivers for a company but I'm pretty stumped. Some people say they should conform to EN 61010-031 and some say EN 61423-3. RAPEX has many of these listed with...
  13. FatAlan

    Wiska Springbox Lever connectors

    Anyone used these yet? Looks like Wiska are having a go at the Wago market. Interesting to know what the score is on the patent or if they are manufacturing under licence.
  14. W

    James Dewane Tool box

    Hi guys I have been looking into marketing for my business and have come across James dewane electricians tool box. I have read his book Sparks blue print and I'm tempted to sign up. Just wondered if there are any subscribers on here?? cheers
  15. Pete999

    Pete's Videos What ruin a Sharpie? on yer bike
  16. Adie moore

    led bollards

    anyone fitted some of these they would recommend. specifically they are to be fixed in to soil around a garden border. Digging a hole and filling it with concrete and bolting down to that is an obvious option, do any of them come with spikes that have worked well? any other means of fixing I'm...
  17. J

    New guy!

    Hi my names jonjo I'm 36 years young, currently looking to get into electrical work starting as a electrician mate, I'm from sunny Basingstoke.
  18. KennyKen

    Info on Pre Paid WiFi units for Online Gaming

    Hi Guys I'm currently working on a Project in Darwin Australia. After work I stay on camp. The camp facilities are great but there's too many people using these facilities. So to pass time I've brought an Xbox One with Battlefield 1. Phone Reception is ok on camp but individual rooms do not...
  19. O

    Searching for bargains... Is there any way

    I haven't got the time to search on a regular basis for a couple of items, I could put a search on flea bay but would rather search the entire web automatically. Is there any website's you can use to log a search and for said site do it for you and alert you to any results? Thanks
  20. A

    Bypassing a PIR sensor

    I have a 500W Security light with a built-in PIR sensor. See: It works fine, but if I'm outside at night I have to move within range every few minutes to keep it on. So what I want to do is fit a switch to bypass the PIR. The four-way terminal...
  21. J

    Do you need an earth rod for an outbuilding?

    Do i need an earth rod if i am running a supply to a shed/outbuilding ? The incoming supply to the house is tnc-s
  22. S

    Apprentices Apprenticeship hunting

    Hi I am trying to find an Electrical apprenticeship for my Son. He is currently at college studying an electrical course but needs an apprenticeship to further his studies and career. Are there any electricians or companies on here looking for just such a person around the Bexley borough area...
  23. Midwest

    Work Polo Shirts

    Can anyone recommend a decent quality work polo shirt supplier, with printing &/or logo. Given up buying local, as the quality is poor, fades in the wash, buttons fall off & they seem to shrink! Did a forum search, which didn't have any hits, which I find hard to believe?
  24. happyhippydad

    Screwfix sale on Timco screws..

    I wouldn't normally bother putting up any screwfix 'deals', but this one is VERY good if you fancy buying in bulk or live near a screwfix! It looks like it's just on some 'Timco' screws, so you can either follow the link supplied below, or go to the screwfix website and type in 'timco' and then...
  25. D

    Dewalt Apprentice Boots

    Been having a nightmare with my gear recently, everything seems to be giving up on me! So now my boots are knackered... Lace hole has torn so now i can't tie them properly, i've been looking at replacement boots and can only find them for £50-60. Is that the normal price or does anyone know...
  26. akwoody2

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma

    Hi, Is anyone else registered with Stroma? If so id like to hear your opinions and what your site visit consisted of. Thanks
  27. Q


    Hi everyone im starting up on my own after 18 years and am getting a website built. I'm being quoted £700 by someone recommended to me. Plus £200 by someone else to build a logo and supply it with business cards, email letterheads. Can anyone spare some advice from your own experience about...
  28. polo1

    Clipsal or equivalent rcbo

    Hi guys/gals, can anyone confirm what other make(s) of rcbo will fit a Clipsal split board? I've searched the forum but can't see any definitive answers - and please, no debates about mixing makes of mcb, rcbo etc, needs must. (if anyone has a 10amp Clipsal rcbo to sell, that would be even...
  29. T

    overseas work

    prob somewhere I should have posted but I couldn't find it!!!! Can anyone direct me to an agency that is worth contacting for overseas work? All the ones I can find on the net seem to be a pile of bull. cheers guys matt
  30. C

    anyone know what is in a 3 phase power correction capasitor

    Disconnected a old one today stood about 600mm off floor said on front contains hazardous substances. Does anyone know if they full of copper or just oil.there was some copper links in top . Has anyone ever dismantled one
  31. F

    easyCert not working today.

    My easy cert system is not working today and when I try and call them it says this number is no longer in use. Anybody else having problems today?
  32. J

    Wylex main switch

    Hi , could someone help me please , I did an eicr yesterday. Few questions now the ccu is the old Wylex board with push in type mcb's 3871 type , what is the main switch bs en number ? Can I say its a limitation as it's not evident ? the Ze I recorded is 0.63 ohms it's a tncs , is this a c2 or...
  33. S


    Been round to look at some work for a client to quote up... But while I was there he asked if I knew why 4 led's in his landing were flashing intermittently when switched off from upstairs but not down stairs when turned off which were fitted by other sparks when loft conversion went in. Tbh I...
  34. Had8Lives

    Pliable Conduit?

    Whilst looking in the osg for maximum spacings of conduit supports it got me thinking. What actually IS Pliable conduit?
  35. V

    Can someone guide me in the right direction?

    I have worked in the trade for 4 years now. I put myself through college and gained my C&G Level 2 & 3 (2330) 3 years ago. I got myself the 'basic' cscs card, just to allow me on site. Since then I have just wanted to gain more and more experience so didnt pursue any other qualifications. I have...
  36. S

    Telephone cable stripper

    Are there any good telephone/alarm cable strippers out there?
  37. S

    Elecsa registration

    Hi all I am looking to get registered in the new year. Just going over the checklist sent by elecsa and it refers to a selection of building regulation parts. I have downloaded them and highlighted the cross over areas with electrical work. Only thing is I printed them in black and white...
  38. SJD

    Calls from Manchester offering to get my Google listing to the top for my area!

    I wonder how many others are getting calls from an outfit in Manchester, that claims to be able to promote my webpage so it will come up at the top when someone searches for an electrician in my town? It almost sounds like Google themselves are calling (possibly that is the aim), but if you...
  39. F

    compex work

    I'm an electrician from Dundee and I recently passed the CompEx course. I'm just new to this side of the trade and I don't know what agencies to contact regarding work in north east Scotland. Does any body know?
  40. E

    Does advertiseing on google work???

    Hi all Im currently advertising on the front page of google for a fee of a website company, but im still not getting any calls they are telling me its my website and want me to pay them to make it look better but i think it does the job and do not want to pay anymore.Has anyone advertised on...
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