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    ELECTRAK and similar power tracks.

    I've been putting some new floor boxes in on am existing electrak system. The floor boxes come pre-wired with 2x DSSOs and a data plate. There is also a 5m pre-connected steel flex conduit. The flex and assembly is wired internally with 4mm singles. The plug (taps in) is not fused so...
  2. Soulcraft Electric

    Concrete (or similar) ducting to negate 750mm dig

    I've been asked to install an additional garden lighting bollard to an entrance drive. All block paving and decorative borders so I'm keen to avoid embarking on a digging exercise and the customer isn't keen either ;-). Any suggestions for suitable alternatives? Concrete cable trough, etc. etc...
  3. weevilward

    Odd email - scam? Anyone had similar???

    just received an email that got my spider-sense tingling. The wording is odd, and there is nothing specific in the email like, where they live, or a phone number, or who recommended me. I’ve had mailshots before thanks to being listed on CPS websites and ESR, but never one like this. See what...
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    Looking to work as mate or similar.

    Hello, I have 17th Edition wiring regulations, domestic installatios and pat P certification. Looking for some work as electricians mate to get experience and move foward. Im self motivated, entusiastic, hard working person. I'm fast learner and not afraid of pressure and new challenges...
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    A bit of a similar topic (Dahlander)

    4kW Dahlander motor on Göckel G2 sharpener draws too much current evenly across all of the phases at slow speed (14 Amps instead of 8.5), keeps tripping. On high speed 5 Amps only. Resistance between all of the windings is 4-6 Ohm's. Must be evenly shorted windings somewhere, or previous owner...
  6. charlie76

    H4 Cooker Circuits in household and similar premises

    Evening All. I am supplying a cooker and an electric hob from a single circuit via a single isolation switch. When calculating the demand with diversity i.e. first 10A + 30% remainder, should this be for each appliance then added together or combined? Either way I get 28.4A or 21.4A for a 6.6kW...
  7. Dan

    Help finding similar tile

    Help finding similar tile advice reviews and feedback 2017 blue tile with hint of grey by Knight007 posted Feb 8, 2017 at 8:59 AM Need to replace some bathroom wall tiles 200 x 250. Having a hard time finding a similar tile.... Help finding similar tile Are you a DIYer? find a free diy...
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    Going self-employed as a domestic electrician.

    Hello everyone, I need some advice. I am a 61 year old apprentice served electrician. I have been " in the game for 45 years ". Mostly I have been employed by companies in the commercial and industrial side. After a recent illness and a lot of thought I've decided I don't want to work for anyone...
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    Reg 421.1.201 Similar Switchgear Assemblies

    I have read a few posts with regard to Reg 421.1.201 & Similar Switchgear Assemblies, with regard to the definition of such. When 421.1.201 came into being, I was advised at the time about using certain enclosures. This advise, now seems to have changed. I've copied below my questions, and the...
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    On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2008 Wiring Regulations, incorporating Amendment 3:2015)

    Boring thread. I decided to give in and purchase a copy of the above publication. Give in, in that I understand there are a couple of errors in it, rectified by errata sheets etc. I see the IET site has the ISBN as 978-1-84919-887-5. Does anyone know if this is the latest print? I understand...
  11. 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!
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    Strange activation with pir

    HiHave fitted a stienel pir on the back of a brick pillar to control some lights on drive way. Tested during daytime by walking by and driving van by all ok. Customer rang to say doesn't work when he drives by (warm car ) but works if you walk by. I went down last night and can confirm what he...
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    Commercial Thorlux Cobalt LED alternative

    Hello all, I'm looking for LED alternatives which are similar looking to the Grey thorlux cobalt fittings which are proving to be a bit out of customers budget. After searching the net and asking at wholesalers i've found similar but i need a fitting that has a base which will accept 20mm...
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    Domestic Surface mounting threads for switch plate screws are wrung off.

    Hi everyone, As you know each surface mount box for a lighting switch has two threaded metal tabs for the screws to attach the front switch plate. On one of our boxes the threads have been wrung off and as a result the screws no longer tighten. Is there a solution to this problem, without...
  15. polo1

    Megger 1720

    Hi folks, I'm in the market for a new 1720. Best price I have seen is via the forum sponsor Test Meter, £764 ( & this includes a free r2, 30m wander lead). Leaving aside flea bay and up a gumtree, has anyone seen a better deal elsewhere. Also, what would be a reasonable sale price for a 1520 in...
  16. M

    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?
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    C-section steel beam fixings for 20mm conduit

    Hi all, I am after advice on the best and quickest methods to use for fixing 20mm steel conduit onto C- section steel beams? I've heard of some clamps that you can buy, similar to these: Steel Beam Clamps | Conduit Hanger Assemblies | Bulk | Minerallac Screwfix do a similar system but not for...
  18. L

    Am2 courses

    I'm about to complete my 2365 level 3 and have decided to go on to do the full nvq electrical maintenance, my problem is that I work full time as a maintenance technician with a mechanical bias so I don't get any hands experience with the install side of things so Im thinking I will really...
  19. yellowvanman

    Wireless switches

    Planning a re-wire of a very old thatched property. All lighting will be via 2A sockets (except bathrooms) and some of the walls are just wooden planks (building control are very protective about them) and it wouldn't look nice clipping cables on the surface to a switch on a surface pattress...
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    Cert software

    I have used easy cert for 5 years. But I now have macs and the software is only compatible with Windows. Anyone use amtech? Does that run on Mac?
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