1. D

    Fuse blows randomly

    Hello, thank you. I am DYI. Our daughter has home built in the 60s with fused service panel. One fuse has started blowing ; when a new fuse is put in, it will not blow right away, it can go for hours sometimes without blowing. It is a 20- amp fuse/circuit. On the circuit is a microwave and...
  2. Y

    Electrician Recruiting BMS Service Engineers!

    If you're looking for a career working for one of the strongest, most innovative businesses providing BEMS services across London and the South East then AIS BMS is the company that can help guide and inspire you to achieve your full potential. We pride ourselves on delivering first class...
  3. G

    Under ground service to weather head or service head.

    What is common practice when hooking Armoured cable to a weather head. Do I need a aluminum weather head or is a threaded PVC one ok? Do I use a weather head with threads so my teck connector can screw straight I need ground bushings at both ends? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks,
  4. J

    Moving meter - Service Entry (SE) cable into panel

    Forum, I am converting from overhead too underground service to my house. This involved moving the meter about 11 feet down a wall from its current location. The old meter base sits directly outside of the electric panel. So, at the new meter base, I plan to penetrate the exterior wall...
  5. Dan

    Electrical Test Equipment Calibration and Repair - From 2 Day Turnaround Door 2 Door Service

    Electrical Test Equipment Calibration and Repair - From 2 Day Turnaround Door 2 Door Service are an approved test equipment calibration and repair service for many Test Meter brands including (but not limited to):- Seaward Test Equipment Calibration Service (Door 2 Door from 2...
  6. Dan

    Get Your Directory Listing Optimised by Dan via Forum Subscription Service (Examples Inside)

    Hi peeps, I've been working on listings on for a month or so now and we have a lot of listings, and a lot of them are ranking well in Google for their main search terms. I've just done this listing on here as an example, and we'll monitor it. But we...
  7. P

    Introduction - MacLaren Electrical - Estimating Service

    Hello everyone, My name is Paul and I am a qualified electrician and electrical engineer based in Inverness, Scottish Highlands. My company, MacLaren Electrical, provide a third party electrical estimating service to contractors in Australia and the UK I will be using the forum to learn and...
  8. J

    Electrical supply cable.

    Hello. Im in the process of making a cupboard for my consumer unit etc, and was wondering what the mains cable was wrapped in, and why. It looks like some sort of fabric. 1568748245
  9. E

    Danfoss tp9000 service interval timer reset

    So I've read some similar older threads that have posted some images on how to reset this damn thing (only had my boiler serviced 4 months ago). Can anyone help with the sequence as the other thread help doesn't seem to work with mine...
  10. S

    Need to upgrade main panel?

    I have been meeting with solar system installers to install a grid-tied system at my house. Before I commit I want to verify whether I need to upgrade my main service panel. I have been reading about the 120% rule and am not sure if my current main service panel is sufficient. Any assistance...
  11. B

    Is this a 100amp or 200 amp service?

    I am not an Electrican but I am buying a new home here in Michigan, and the outside pole to the house I’m wondering if is a 100 or 200 amp service coming from outside, I talked to to electricians in person without them coming out to the house just from the pictures to see if they know the...
  12. HansJones

    Is an annual boiler service important?

    I had this LPG and gas boiler servicing Tavistock expert install a new boiler in my apartment. And since I just got it, I honestly don’t think that servicing it annually is that important like what my brother think so. Want to know your opinions about this. Anybody?
  13. M

    Service Cable to sub panel theory question.

    Going to be running a sub panel underground 100+- ft to new steel building will be running a 2-2-2-2 Aluminum SER Cable. (Planning n 100amp svc even thought I doubt I will EVER need it.) If the #2 SER Cable is 2 (+) 1 (-) 1(g) Why am I running a ground all the way back to the panel...
  14. O

    Metrel UK ........... 5 star service

    About 10 days ago, my trusty Metrel MFT stopped working. A few calls later established that Metrel UK in Epsom, could not only fix and calibrate my tester in 1 week, they would also loan me an MFT whilst they had mine free of charge. They also updated the firmware at the same time. Thanks...
  15. C

    Supply from a PME service head

    i have been asked to quote for a new supply to x4 new build flats and a commercial unit below, i am not to keen on supplying remote buildings from a PME and i am really conflicted about how i choose the earthing conductor and bonding conductor sizes so can anyone help. New service head located...
  16. spud1


    Hi chaps A Wholesaler told me me this week that the RCDs in the new '18th' split load boards have to be rated at 100a because the 100a service fuse is only means of upstream overcurrent protection. But I was once told that service fuses, although marked as 100A on the cutout label are actually...
  17. JD6400

    Stolen live 3ph service head !!!

    Well it is a first for me! Sent one of the lads out this morning to connect a couple of welfare cabins on a site in the centre of the village where our office is , and he phoned up saying that all we have is a live service cable just sitting in the box !? This is the photo I received
  18. S

    Steca service in UK?

    Until last year, servicing for Steca inverters in the UK was provided by CTDI, now it appears this has been discontinued. Is anyone offering an alternative for Steca warranty support now? I have a problem with an inverter which will not remember the time and date after a power cut, could this be...
  19. suffolkspark

    Oil service bond metal tank pme

    I have just done an EICR... Havnt finilised coding yet. Property is TN-C-S Incoming oil to boiler... Copper oil line with pvc sheath, buried to metal oil tank sat on slabs on ground (it is not raised up) technical said it should be bonded.... Imo by bonding im taking pme potential out to the...
  20. R

    Danfoss TP9000 Service Interval

    Hi All, For the last few days I am hearing audible warning from the device, I am assuming that it is due to Service Interval due but my boiler was services recently but the gas engineer not reset the the service interval. Can any one help how to check the service interval date in TP9000 and...
  21. gnuuser

    firefighter branch of military service

    I know that this is a pipe dream but i was thinking about the fires in california and i know they have problems like this in other countries! maybe its time we suggested to our governments to form new branches of military dedicated to just firefighting. if a fire is too big for local depts to...
  22. P

    Help with Danfoss Service Interval Timer

    I have the same problem as the OP in this old thread service interval timer help! - I tried the solution offered there but unfortunately the instructions must be for older models of the thermostat. My model is...
  23. C

    Consumer unit to be moved away from service head

    Hi everyone. I have been asked to relocate a consumer unit from a cupboard outside a house into the inside of the property. The main fuse and meter will be remaining outside however the run is about 6/7 metres long, i believe it states in BS7671 that the meter tails cannot exceed 3m in length...
  24. littlespark

    Old equipment still in service

    I'm sure this subject is on a sticky thread somewhere, so apologies. Got asked to look at a shower that was tripping the MCB as soon as isolator turned on. House is rented, so tenant just wanted advice for a pint. Took me 2 minutes to tell him to get landlord to have it replaced. I took the...
  25. M

    Hi new to group J E A K S SERVICE LTD based in South London

    Hi Newish to group, Electricial engineer for a few years on and off. My Background Computers Satellite installation engineer Air insulation engineer 17th edition engineer with testing and inspection I do subcontracting and private work J E A K S SERVICE LTD Hi Newish to group, Electricial...
  26. littlespark

    Public Service Announcement - Missing Tools

    Got this through on facebook this morning. Hope the link works. Editted. Removed link. Will keep trying
  27. Gavin John Hyde

    Wiska Glands excellent customer service

    I had some glands recently that were not the usual decent quality. The rubber inserts were stiff and wouldn't compress too well. Annoyed me as I bought them for a Cu change and had to use some horrid membrane glands instead to get the job done. I emailed the customer services asking why the...
  28. C

    208Y/120 3P 4 wire 200 amp service ground/ neutral help

    I'm installing my own 208Y/120 3P 4 wire 200 amp service for my shop in lake ariel, PA. I have a few questions regarding the Neutral and the ground. So let me get things up to speed. This is a Brand new service installation. My poco is installing a new pole and a transformer for me after I pass...
  29. S

    Can anyone recommend MFT calibration service centre in the north east

    Hi All - as per the title, any recommendations in the north east as I don't really want to send the tester via courier ! thanks
  30. S

    Old Incoming service cable/head. Does it need replacing?

    Hi all, My brother has just bought a new house, which is to be fully refurbished. The wiring is appaling and barely meets a single reg; current or historical. (no part of either RFC seems to actually be a ring, lighting on 15A 3036 fuse in 1mm, spurs under the carpet etc etc) All of this will...
  31. 1Justin

    No service head fuse?

    So I was at a 2 bed flat today, ground floor on 4 storey block. 3 years old flats. The supply head holds a red fuse holder reading " solid link, do not fuse". TN-S and the CU is just off the bottom of this shot below the 100A isolator. ~75 cm tails. "Fuse" is all crimp sealed, I didn't pull...
  32. T

    Customer service from City Electrical Factors

    Just had a phone call. HELLO! I wait ARE YOU THERE! Who is this? say I I CANT TELL YOU WHO I AM I HAVE A SECRET CRUSH ON YOU Put the phone down Check the internet for who the number is, it is CEF. Call them and someone answers and like me finds it very weird. They say they will ask technical...
  33. L

    Looped service - flat

    I have uploaded a photo, I am wanting to make some modifications on my flat (upper flat, 2 flats in one building) is this a looped service in the photo? also how would I go about potentially moving the whole CU and meter is it DNO responsibility to update it? Thanks for any help.
  34. Jay Sparks

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) New ‘ECS Check’ service launched by the JIB

    Just seen this on a social media site. New ECS Check service launched by JIB | Joint Industry Board - Your thoughts? Jay
  35. S

    Relocated water service bonding...

    Come across something I've not seen before. Basically from what I can gather a mains water stop cock & sink has at some point been moved to a different location in a kitchen. What we have is main water pipe (copper or similar) entering building at old stop cock location & there is a 10mm earth...
  36. M

    Bio gas engineer / service engineer

    Hello I'm wanting to know if anyone on here works as a service engineer for biogas plants? Reason I'm asking is I'm looking at getting into the renewable sector and wanted to know if it's a good career choice and what sort of work is involved. Thanks matty
  37. jaydub

    Offering an '24/7 On Call' Service

    Just after some advice and insight from other people experience and opinions on this one, I've been thinking about advertising 24/7 on emergency call out service, but I'm a little dubious as to whether it is worth doing... What are people thoughts on this? I guess the million dollar question...
  38. C

    Old TN-S supply too cautions??

    Hello guys Turned up to a job today and carried out the usual checks on the earthing system before i began work and found the supply authorities earthing conductor had been a piece of 1.5mm bare cable wrapped around the outside of the SWA, it looked like a real bodge job. I said to the client...
  39. Spoon

    DNO price for moving their service cable & meter.

    Hi People. Please can you help. Yes I have tried a search but all I have found is that their web site should give a price. Anyhow.. enough waffling. A friend is going to convert their garage into a bedroom. The DNO supply and meter are in the garage. The hubby want to move it to the outside of...
  40. A

    Service Head question?

    Hi first time on here, but a bit of advice needed, We have a complete rewire on a large house , its been a little while since anything has been done here and as you can see its well overdue, our first and main issue is the supply head. The suppliers cut out is rated at 60A and the casing is a...
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