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  1. Hellengeek

    What should someone do if they see their electrical socket sparking when inserting a power plug?

    What should someone do if they see their electrical socket sparking when inserting a power plug?
  2. D

    Can someone help me with the electrical installation path

    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...
  3. pirate

    Can someone advise me what type of gland this is?

    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!
  4. littlespark

    Someone was a lucky so and so

    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...
  5. Pete999

    Glo in the dark screwdriver someone was asking about them

    CK TOOLS T49283PD VDE SLIM SCREWDRIVER SET 5 PIECE GLO IN THE DARK | eBay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/113708847892 CK dextro VDE slim glo, a while ago someone was enquiring about this item saw this in Mays PE
  6. N

    Garage consumer unit, I think I should call someone out!

    Hi 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...
  7. T

    Hi, Qualified on old electrical installation regs

    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...
  8. D

    Electrician Someone needed to sort issue with economy 7 in East London

    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...
  9. D

    Someone replaced a light switch with a timer..

    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...
  10. T

    Testing someone else’s work

    Evening all! 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...
  11. Daniel Oake

    Guide for DNO supply, installers - worth a look to someone.

    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. https://mocopa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MOCOPA-guide-version-3.5.pdf
  12. D

    Inverter Packed up, Advise on a replacement and someone in South Wales to install please?

    Morning all, 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...
  13. Midwest

    61 days in prison for killing someone

    Came across this thread in another forum; 61 days in prison for killing someone - https://www.avforums.com/threads/61-days-in-prison-for-killing-someone.2154208/ Please consider signing the petition.
  14. Chizzle

    Electricians Mate Hi to all, Looking for some work as a electrician mate and someone to take me under their wing

    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...
  15. charlie76

    Common story can someone sign off my extension for me

    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...
  16. Adam_92

    [Trainee] Needs help from someone experienced.

    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...
  17. Adam_92

    [Trainee] Needs help from someone experienced.

    I am stuck on a question for my NVQ just wondering if someone could help, Question is; 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...
  18. Dave OCD

    If someone asks you to install one of these avoid if you can.

    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...
  19. W

    part p can someone explain

    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...
  20. G

    Hi all

    Hello, I have registered here because I am looking for advice on a situation I have regarding a large box on the side of my house, hopefully someone can help!
  21. Andy-1960

    Electricians with 11kV Experience

    Hi Looking for electricians with experience of installing 11kV Switchgear and transformers. We are based in West Midlands.
  22. B

    Signing off a job

    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
  23. E

    Electrician Hemel Hempstead

    Hi, 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...
  24. G

    Little help with Nest Gen3 please

    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...
  25. C

    Getting additional labour / subbies for large jobs...

    Hi all, 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...
  26. @

    Only 1 light working upstairs

    Hi 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
  27. M

    How does a no neutral electronic switch gets the power to operate and to light the switch's led?

    Hello, everyone, 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. Thank you.
  28. R


    Evening all, 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. Cheers
  29. Rocboni

    ERBAUER ERT576SDS 36V sds drill

    ERBAUER ERT576SDS 2.8KG 36V 2.0AH LI-ION SDS PLUS CORDLESS DRILL Excellent drill with great reviews on screwfix, never been used or out of box, with all original packaging. Fast charger, 2 x 36v 2.0Ah batteries, depth stop looking for £235 Postage £10
  30. S

    Van Proximty Alarm

    Hi Guys, 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 - I'll...
  31. L

    Electricians Mate Electricians mate required, casual basis, Uckfield area.

    Need someone to help me out on a variety of jobs, mostly commercial and landlord work. Please send me an email with a brief CV. [email protected]
  32. A

    Wiring a siren through a timer

    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...
  33. GMES

    Can you help

    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. http://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/posts/1225612/
  34. J

    Cardiff work

    Hi all. 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...
  35. C

    Minor Works Certificates

    Hi, 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...
  36. O

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Are The Jib Real?

    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...
  37. J


    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...
  38. sparksburnout

    Is it me???

    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...
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