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    Is this possible than turning on oven make a 1 second power outage in home? ( playing diablo 1 )

    Hi.Have an question. It is possible that when turning on oven make a 0,5-1second power spike,without tripping fuse or breaker? I ask because when my mother in kitchen turned on oven,diablo 1 crashed to desktop on my old laptop. Nothing get tripped etc,lights not. So it was coincedence that game...
  2. G

    Asked to give second opinion.....

    Customer thinks first spark is over egging the pudding and it's not really that bad. Opened door took pictures and closed door, yes it is that bad. Not a bad days work, 5 hours travel, 15 minutes taking pictures, 15 minute write up.
  3. T

    Potential earth loop impedance issues for second floor flat

    Hello! After years of renting I'm currently in the process of purchasing our first property. We've had an offer accepted on a 1 bedroom flat in Surrey. However there are questions over the electrics, and knowing little about electrical wiring I'm a bit stumped on how bad the electrics are and...
  4. A

    need to purchase a tester, opinions on buying second hand.

    what tester do people generally use/recommend? should i avoid second hand generally? seen some decent ones but wondering is it worth risk? the tester would be for domestic use.
  5. Sam662

    Second year apprentice

    Hey guys, just finished the first year of my apprenticeship and am now looking for a new employer to carry on my second year with. If anybody knows of anyone taking on in the North West (Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Manchester, ect) I'd be eternally greatful for the heads up. Bit of back story...
  6. L

    Outside light second fix missing 240v

    Returned to install/second fix led pir flood, switched live hidden in kitchen cupboard to over ride, did all connections, worked perfectly, went to check night time performance and nothing, for some reason no voltage going to the switch live in the kitchen cupboard, nothing tripped, everything...
  7. M

    Second opinion please

    Hello everyone, I was wake by a friend to have a look at an Eicr that was done on his rental property . The Eicr says I quote : "Due to the c2 codes listed in section k , this report is unsatisfactory. The old consumer unit has type 4 (D) breakers where make it impossible to achieve test...
  8. Dan

    Rubi TS60 Tiler Cutter For Sale Second Hand?

    Rubi TS60 Tiler Cutter For Sale Second Hand? advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi people. Just wondering if anyone knew where id be able to pick up a cheap rubi?? I'm just starting out and one of the lads I work with sometimes gave me his old rubi because he got a new one.... Rubi TS60 Tiler...
  9. Edtwozeronine

    Homework help

    I'm looking for the section in my on-site guide that covers disconnect times for circuits over 32a. In my regs class my homework features a circuit with a type B 45a RCD. EDIT: oops never mind I now see it says anything exceeding 32a must not be more than 1 second. I thought there was a more...
  10. Dan Brown

    Fluke 1652b Multifunction Tester

    Going to buy this Fluke MFT 1652b from someone on eBay, can anyone tell me if this is a good tester can't find it can only find the C version or 1653 I know flukes a good brand and the person has looked after it very well I am going to pay around £310 all in all is this a decent price?
  11. polo1

    PIR controlled led floodlights

    Does anyone know why manufacturer's instructions would state not to have more than one fitting on the circuit? These are customer supplied "frog eye" external floodlights, each fitting has 2, 20W eyes. We weren't aware of this instruction and fitted the two fittings on one radial, the second...
  12. truckster

    Time to upgrade supply?

    Hi I have an old peoples home that I do work for, called out to black out. The main fuse blown, holder pretty well cooked. DNO have replaced cut out and installed a voltage recorder which is showing several spikes around meal times which are approaching or exceeding the 80A main fuse. Opinions...
  13. polo1

    MEM 63A, 30mA revs, A63HE

    Hi all, I'm looking for the above. Not keen on fleabay, can anyone assist? RCD obviously & sorry for the two pics!
  14. Pat H

    Best tester for new electrician

    Just finishing training and about to take exams. Have years of experience but formalising for part P. So whats the best low cost starting out it. I'd love a megger 1720 but can't stretch to that. So what do people suggest?
  15. Soulsurfer

    Horizontal water cylinder

    Hey all, so I'm rewiring a nightmare house while girl still living in it ! Plumber gets a cylinder and says direct 1 X 3kW standard immersion. So I run a 2.5 through most of house to loft.. Comes today saying just worked out he got wrong cylinder and where he wants it there is no space for vert...
  16. T

    Help With Ebay Police Siren Wiring

    Picked up an eBay police siren to replace my stock horn. It has 5 different tones but I only wanted the air horn sound so I glued that button down and hid the controller. I cut the stock horn wires and plugged them straight into the siren so when I hit the horn it powers the siren and since the...
  17. a-z electrics

    Curve (Denmans) RCDs

    Anyone had problems with these rcds? Control Gear Direct, 30mA, 63A 2 pole.. I recently bought two 10-way dual rcd boards from denmans.. first one had an rcd which didnt trip on test button, even with load removed. Second rcd didnt trip under 300mS, but button worked. Swapped them for the...
  18. S

    gaps in your knowledge

    So further to my previous thread Been an electrician now for fifteen years So I have started with a new firm and I'm realizing I have some major gaps in my knowledge base I've always worked big jobs Empty shell Containment First fix Second fix Handover Move onto the next one Separate data and...
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    Voltage Drop Equation

    Hi, I've been doing some revison and came across 2 different equations for voltage drop. The first one is; Vd = mV/A x Ib x L divided by 1000 The second one is; Vd = (R1 + R2) x Ib x Multiplier The multiplier is to compensate the difference in conductor temperature at the time of the test...
  20. L

    Domestic Envirovent fan fault - Help!

    Hello, 3 months ago I installed the Envirovent eco dmev 100HT (humidity & Timer) Bathroom fan for a customer, and have been called back twice since to replace it! has anyone had any similar experiences? any helpful input would be much appreciated
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