So I went to college and got my City & Guilds 2365 level 3 electrical installation diploma, but what do I do next, I know I am meant to look for an apprenticeship but I remember my teacher saying something like you need to apply for an NVQ or some ECS thing, can someone explain the steps AFTER...
Here is a pic of a sign at my local reservoir, front thereof:
Probably won't be flashing anytime soon...
And here is a pic of the back of that sign, and I would like to know what you call the gland where the big cable exits from the metal post supporting the sign
Thanks in advance!
Working on a kitchen where I have to reroute the cooker cable (now extend the cooker cable)
Customer has been in the house at least 10 years, kitchen was done a good while before that.
First picture shows how NOT to run a cable down a wall.
I'm surprised it has capping on it, to be honest...
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I was going to change the lights in my garage to LED's but the consumer unit looked a bit old, so switch the garage circuit off on the main board, removed the cover and found this.
At this point I thought "I'm outta here" and put the cover back on.
I presume this is all sorts of bad...
I qualified in 2009 on the old Electrical installation Regs but was unable to find an apprenticeship so diversified and became a lightning conduction engineer for a few years. I am now working on site assisting electricians and want to get my gold card but am unsure if my certs will be...
We’ve been having a long running issue with our economy 7 not kicking in at night, which means we have no heating from our storage heaters or hot water (luckily the boost still works).
Our electricity supplier said that getting a smart meter would fix the issue- which we had installed last...
Bit of a first for me. Looking around a house to tidy up as a buy to let and couldn't find the light switch in one of the bedrooms.
Some searching later revealed the previous owners had replaced the switch with an analogue timer o_O
It was the front bedroom so best guess is they had it to give...
First post but been a lurker for a while, finding the information on the site very useful when i’ve searched for bits of info and other peoples opinions, as a quick introduction i’m an early 30’s self employed handyman training to become fully qualified electrician.
I have gone...
Stumbled upon a guide that the installers and maintenance teams adhere to, contains codes for reporting etc, might be interesting.
Scroll down to Page 8 onward.
I've not needed to be here for a long while.
My power one pvi 3.0-outd, has malfunctioned today.
I'm getting Error E031, I can hear the relays clicking away.
I found an Australian youtube video on it, and they seem to think although it can be repaired, it seems its not worth it...
Hi my name is Chaz based in Hounslow London. I have just recently completed my studying as a domestic installer. I know its not as good as the whole collage learning. Im 32 years of age currently working full time in a totally diffrent industry but looking for a fresh start and new career. My...
I have just been messaged on facebook by someone who has had an extension and for one reason or another the spark (probably the builder) has gone AWOL and they cant get the EIC or part p notification. I am advising them that the best they would get now is an EICR unless they can get the original...
I have a question on an assignment that I could do with some help
Desribe, for each of the following symptoms, the most likely electrical fault.
A) A fault has occurred on a lighting circuit when the lights are operated the RCBO protecting the circuit operates.
B) The outside lights when the...
I am stuck on a question for my NVQ just wondering if someone could help,
Explain what documentation should be completed following fault recitation work?
I know that "Where minor electrical installation work does not include the provision of a new circuit, a Minor Electrical...
A hand made glass chandelier from Italy , cost unknown but not cheap. The customer brought this back from Bermuda in 3 cardboard boxes and we had to assemble then fit to the vaulted ceiling in a converted attic bedroom. I also had to find E12 Candle Lamps which nobody stocks. The picture doesn't...
So im hearing all different versions from people.
some people are saying that you need to pass a part p exam and become a part p electrician.
Ive also heard that thers no such thing that its only a paragraph in the building regs and that anyone can pay a building control for a higher fee or if...
Can someone let me know if someone 1st fixes a rewire on a property,then the builder calls someone else into 2nd fix,can this job be signed off through part p,or can the 2nd person only issue a eicr certificate
I'm looking for a electrician to help out when my work load is too much, it will be self employed basis.
Main line of work is domestic rewires in vacant properties so looking for someone that has expericance in first fixing and second fixing on there own.
Also some commercial work and...
I have one of these and want to install on a newly installed Viessmann 050-W which has a Vitotrol 100 xontriller/wireless fitted. I'd love to pay someone to come out and do it all for me, but have had to retire so funds are short!
I'm reasonably confident and the heatlink etc, is in place, but...
I have a some larger jobs coming up where 2 or 3 pairs of hand would be useful. For those of you who take on large intermittent contracts, how do you go about the extra labour provision?
Local temp agencies have nothing on their books, and the national ones I have asked aren't cost...
please can someone tell me why I only have one light working upstairs. All lights downstairs are working!
I have checked if the fuse boarded is tripped but it is not. Please can someone provide some insight. Cheers
I want to understand how the NO NEUTRAL electronic timer switches and the NO NEUTRAL PIR motion sensor switches works. I would apreciate if someone can make this clear to me.
Do you have to pay apprentices while being in college (if so, how many hours). I know they don't do 8 hours a day.
Anybody know the Law on apprentice's and pay.
I'm not a tight arse but have an appy who is taking the mick in working hours.
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I've been looking for an alarm for my work van that will chirp out an audible alarm if someone walks up to it.
I want to prevent someone trying to break in, rather than fit extra dead locks, etc...
I need it to be:
- separate to my standard alarm
- on its own separate fob
Looking some advice on wiring a siren through a timer to alert everyone to the conveyor belt running. They don't want it to delay the belts starting (stupid idea) they just want it to sound when the belt starts up as it's unguarded. I'm wiring it off a n/o contact on the push button. I'm trying...
Guys, here's a link to a thread currently running on the forum, the op is looking for someone to come and do a domestic install that as been bodged by someone If anyone can help out please pm them and arrange to take alook.
I know it's a bit far away but I thought I would get the feelers out now.
I'm relocating to Cardiff area over the Christmas break so would be looking for some work from January. I would ideally be looking for electrical work, so to gain experience but will do most jobs as to prove my...
The NICEIC just told me I should not be issuing Minor Works Certificates for work carried out by the house owner but inspected and tested by me (NICEIC registered). I'm a bit surprised. So is that right no-one is allowed to run their own cables and connect their own sockets without...
I was just wondering if the JIB are real or not? I have been trying for the last week to contact them but I just get put from recorded message, to ring tone, to "there is nobody here, please try again later".
Have they gone out of business or are they a wind up that I have fallen for? I have...
Hi there, my name is James and I have finally got round to signing up. Have browsed htrough forum many a time but never for some reason or other got round to signing up.
I'm a one man band down in Devon, beautoful part of the world and run my own electrical company called.....jml electrician. I...
I do a bit of work for a local builder, he always uses the same plumbers and I have worked with them fairly frequently, seemed like decent sorts, did a not too bad job, some slightly questionable joist drilling now and again, but BCO never raised any problem (I am assuming that the regs for...