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  1. J

    The First Table in Section 7 of Onsite Guide....

    The first table in the OSG, p64 (it has no table name). It says the following maximum loads are assumed per circuit, and then it lists circuits and their rating, along with Load. My question, is this table showing maximum load that it's recommended these circuits should reach? Or is the Load...
  2. Zdb

    Updates to section 722.

    Looks like it will be easier to install EV chargers.
  3. B

    Measuring Ze from DB fed from section board

    Would a DB fed from section board be considered as the origin in regard to ze or would that be at the section board. Cheers
  4. C

    Water bond, Insulated Section.

    Afternoon Gents, Came across a nice scenario today. Water pipe comes from the street, into the kitchen through a concrete floor. 100mm of copper behind a kickboard where it comes through the concrete 300ish mm of Plastic Pipe, 100mm of copper then stop tap. 90 percent of the installation is...
  5. SparkyChick

    Trainee Section - Low Traffic... Why?

    Hi all, This message is from the staff and we'd like to hear your thoughts/comments. As you probably know, we have an area of the forums set aside for members who are on electrical training courses. This is 'staffed' if you will by members with the 'Forum Mentor' badge and staff. The idea is...
  6. P

    Removing small section of coving

    I need to remove a small section of plaster coving to run a new cable from the wall downstairs to under the upstairs floorboards (putting a new light in they want on a seperate switch). So ideally I want to remove a small section of coving and then replace it. I have done this in the past with...
  7. P

    Fault Finding Terminology: NET AM2 section C2.

    Hi all, Sadly I have to retake the fault finding section of the AM2 next Monday. We used a multimeter to determine faults. There are millions of types of fault, however only 4 types of wiring faults are being tested: Open Circuit = unambiguous/obvious = no ohm reading. High Resistance =...
  8. G

    Two pairs of tails from meter to two DB's - what do I record in Section L?

    Evening all, been a long time since I posted on here but I could use some advice if there's any going! I've been asked to provide an EICR for a small building we look after for our client under contract. We are all done physically on site, but I've hit a snag filling out the report itself, in...
  9. O

    Elex Sandown Park, the 18th Edition and Section 8

    Went to Elex today ...... not much going on..... not many freebies on offer! I did sit though the NICEIC talk on the 18th Edition, not much to say really except nothing has been decided except the cover is going to be blue. Section 8 - The impact of the 18th Edition (BS 7671:2018) – New Part...
  10. N

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Napit Electrical Installation Certificate Section 7 & 8

    I am really struggling with the section 7 of the Napit Installation Cert. The reason is because the demo forms I have filled in during the course and examples elsewhere all seem to contradict eachother and it appears many people can't agree either. So by going through forums and looking at...
  11. C

    Help needed on Technical drawings (last section of assignment work)

    Hi there, I have just moved from Cambridge to Plymouth upon completing my Level 2 & 3 Electrical installation training (2365). I have some assignment work to finish off for it and I'm stuck on the last task of technical drawings (cable routing). As I have now moved from Cambridge I'm not able...
  12. LewisM

    Section cut from outer sheath of armoured cable.

    Some of these armoured cables have a section of outer sheath cut from them the only reason I can think of as to why is to get a better bend on the cable, any thoughts?
  13. GMES

    Our resource section

    Guys and girls, just to let you know that our resource area is fully functional again so please feel free to upload anything you have that might help other members and equally feel free to download anything you find of interest. It is full of really useful manuals, diagrams and guidance...
  14. G

    Trainee new member

    Hi to all New to forum, thought i would sign up for any help and advice, I might need whilst Gaz
  15. A

    EasyCert gods - questions

    Hiya On the Domestic install cert on here I think Im confused. Section 9 says "Particulars of installation referred to in this certificate" The install done is cutout-meter-Henley. One connection of Henley goes to house board. Other goes to a KMF which feeds a armoured which feeds the board...
  16. Lou

    Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing Book

    This book explains how electrical installations should be inspected and tested. It is an essential reference book for all those studying for the City & Guilds 2394, 2395 or 2396 examinations. The book describes and explains the checks required during the visual inspection, and provides guidance...
  17. Lou

    Electricians Guide to Good Practice Book

    An indispensable reference book for help and guidance on the 17th Edition of the IET’s Wiring Regulations (BS7671). The book is approved for use during several City & Guilds examinations and is essential reading for all those involved in the design, installation, maintenance or inspection and...
  18. Dan

    Downloads Section For Pdf's And White Goods Instructions Etc Any Good? has a really good downloads system, that they sell, and perhaps would be handy for us to have, so that we can upload guides and PDF instructions and things for boilers and whatnot perhaps? Do you think it'd be a handy thing to have? And not...
  19. D

    How to work out min cross sectional area of live conductors?

    Hey need some help with some homework the question is 'Determine for one of the high bay lighting circuits within the workshop, the minimum cross sectional area of live conductors for current carrying capacity and voltage drop.' So if I have a lighting circuit with 5 high bay 150W luminaires...
  20. T

    RCD Protecion is hospital

    Hi people. Picked up a little job to move and rewire some lights, sockets and data points in a hospital. The room was used before as a casualty operating room. And is being converted into a low level operating room. The whole install is in metal conduit, metal trunking and singles. How ever...
  21. V

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB / ECS Card

    Hey all, i am going to apply for my ECS gold card but I'm a little unsure who exactly can sign section 9 as my sponsor. Does my sponsor have to be JIB registered? Also as they are not JIB registered can they sign section 5 JIB grading system. Thanks
  22. P

    Hi, new member seeking led code and suggestion

    Hello everyone, I'm not an electrician or a trainee, just a led-maker with leds. Which section would be best to post my question in? integrated led and led code. Thanks in advance. Phil
  23. D

    thermostat & programmer wiring

    12 months a go I had a boiler replacement, I had an old ideal isar HE24 removed due to failure and an ideal mini 30 as a replacement. my old He24 boiler had a danfoss ts715-si programmer and a Honeywell r6660d wireless room stat . ever since the new boiler was fitted the engineer fitted it...
  24. J

    Kipor Sinemaster generator earth

    I have the above 3.0 kVA generator to power a caravan and I am unsure about the earthing requirements. After reading the manual and the HSE guidance I am of the opinion that it is a floating earth and an external earth rod is not necessary. If anyone knows any different or has any advice, it...
  25. S

    Domestic Chasing sockets under, over or around the gas pipe?!

    Hi guys, first post so please be nice, I'm currently installing a new kitchen and in the early stages of putting the electrics and plumbing in place before its plastered. I have done everything else but I am unsure what the regs are on gas pipes(start my course on Monday), the consumer unit was...
  26. D

    continuity test on steel trunking?

    Hi guys Just a quick one. Doing 2394/5 going through mock paper can't find answer anywhere. How would a continuity test on length of steel trunking be carried out? Any help appreciated
  27. jason121

    Iet cop

    When do the new rules regarding bonding frame work and using the same model and manufacture of connectors when connecting the strings to the panel _ thanks
  28. T

    Am2 pass / fail

    Hi I completed my am2 this morning and just wanted some opinions on wether I passed of failed the mistakes i no I made are listed below i removed the earth probe before the neutral on one part of my safeisolation i did a wrong calculation on my regs form for zs all others I measured correctly...
  29. D

    Help please for college work

    Hi i was wondering if someone could help me please, I have an assignment to do for college and am stuck on the question give a method of confirming the integrity of the live conductor in a circuit under short circuit conditions. its the way it's written I just can't get my head around it, I...
  30. VoltzElectrical

    Cable Fault

    Today's first job. Householder is building a retaining wall and we have lost supply on one of our street lighting cables. Inspector has done cut and test and got voltage to one point but lost it further on. No visible damage to exposed section of cable. My job was to cut out section of cable...
  31. Simonslimline

    @ New Trainees.

    Calling any trainees out there, If you don't already have access then i suggest that it is well worth joining the forums trainee section. A very helpful place to ask questions and get knowledgeable feedback from the mentors. Plus there are competitions running regularly and a chance to win...
  32. L

    Starting training

    Hi Folks, Just a quick intro to you all. Joined the site as I am just starting an electricians course and I will no doubt have a host of questions for you. I have been a contract IT consultant for many years but fancy a career change now and the electricians ticket will give me options going...
  33. S

    trainee in need to help

    hi im a trainee in need of help! im revising for my 309 science and principles exam and i have some revison questions im going through, the first one i could do with a hand with is: "describe briefly how electronic devices may be used ina a motor speed conrol unit" many thanks fro any...
  34. W

    Potential Eicr code opinion please

    2x 3kw extraction fan motors with no starters or O/L cutouts, switched on and off direct via rotary isolator is it even to be coded? would like any opinions please
  35. J

    Whats a section panel??

    Just wondering if anyone could tell me what a section panel is? I'm assuming its another term for a commercial distribution board? just doing my first works on commercial premises and not heard the term before. . ......Cheers everyone
  36. C

    4 Rointe Heaters for sale

    Hello all, I've got 4 used Rointe heaters for sale, 3x 7 element and 1x 3 element. If anyone is interested please get in touch.
  37. Midwest

    Clarification on Minor Works Certification

    I'm sure this has been asked before, and I have done some searching here, but not quite sure how to phrase it to search properly. I have just completed some minor works on a property installed to the 16th, i.e. no rcd's on lighting. The client required replacement of existing ensuite lighting...
  38. M

    House alarms

    Tried to get into the alarm section but think I need to post more. Any one in the Southend on Sea area want to give me a quote on a wired alarm for my house. I have a few things I want from this alarm but will discuss that later.
  39. G

    Voltage Drop Calcs

    Hi, (new to forum, first thread) Trying to get my head round voltage drop and using the calcs in practice. I have radial circuit - 16 amp MCB on a 30mA RCD - 2.5 flat T+E out of household consumer unit, straight through wall and running in plastic conduit along outside of wall and into garage...
  40. P

    Main Switch/isolator

    Hi Guys, Right, 3 phase supply into main distributors fuses, then through the meter then feeding a busbar section. The from the busbar section is feeding 3 main isolators feeding dis boards. Does there need to be a main switch or isolator between the meter and busbar section? Or is the...
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