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  1. 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...
  2. Murdoch

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. P

    Help with Danfoss Service Interval Timer

    I have the same problem as the OP in this old thread service interval timer help! - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/service-interval-timer-help.100630/ I tried the solution offered there but unfortunately the instructions must be for older models of the thermostat. My model is...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. littlespark

    Public Service Announcement - Missing Tools

    Got this through on facebook this morning. Hope the link works. Editted. Removed link. Will keep trying
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Vortigern

    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...
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