1. E

    Start device with timer.

    Hi there Im looking for some sort of electrical box with a start button and behind a timer you can set for X hours every time the start button are activated. I plan to put them on out door fans so they dont run all day and night because people dont turn them off. Do any of you know of such a...
  2. D

    Australia I am a qualified electrician working in Scotland. 27 years old, how easy is it to come to Australia and start working as an electrician?

    Hi there my name is david. I am a qualified electrician working in scotland. Up to date and got my 18th edition regulations qualification also. I work in domestic. Done house bashing 1st fix and 2nd fix for years and now mainly do contracts new kitchens. bathrooms and maintenance. How easy is it...
  3. U

    How to tell if a metal halide fitting is pulse or probe start?

    Hi, I recently bought a metal halide fitting but I have no idea how to tell if its a pulse or probe start unit. I have what I believe are both types of bulb and the fitting will start both, would that indicate its a pulse start? With the bulb which I believe is a pulse start bulb (has just a...
  4. L

    how to wire the "soft start" of a Bosch GWS8-125 angle grinder

    Hi all, Does anyone know how to wire the "soft start" of a Bosch GWS8-125 angle grinder. There are 3 connectors : blue wire, white wire and a plug-in connector near the blue wire (see pictures). Thank you in advance. B.R. Larry.
  5. Gavin John Hyde

    When will you start back working following the lockdown

    Lockdown has been extended and it is possible it will be partially lifted in a few weeks. Jury is out on whether electricians are key workers unless it's emergency work etc but that's another argument. If you are self employed then you can't avoid working forever. There are bills to pay and...
  6. Z

    Aurora power one 3.6 not start

    Hi everyone. Hello from Poland My uncle give me inverter Aurora Pvi 3.6 He told me when disconnect Pv panels the cable made a short circuit to the ground I open it. Inside its nothing burned (I think)😃 When I connect to AC grid inverter not start. No errors, no message BTW it's dead 😂 Maybe...
  7. J

    What do I Set the overload to on a soft start

    My question is what would I set the overload to on a soft start. Do I use the FLC on the name plate or that value /1.73 as what it says on the soft start. Thank you for your help in advance guys.
  8. E

    Dishwasher Siemens won't start, instead the on/off button beeps.

    Hi, I am totally desperate, looking for advice. With the Covid, nobody wants to come home to repair my dishwasher. It is a Siemens SN65E003EU/43. I had a problem with the draining pump which I remove and cleaned. Once I plugged it back in, nothing happen and the dishwasher won’t start...
  9. O

    Other Is the electricians game worth getting into in 2020

    Hi guys Thanks for taking the time to read this. Apologies in advance if this is the wrong forum for this sort of topic, please point me in the right direction if that's the case. I'm looking for advice and opinions from people working as electricians or sparkies mates on whether or not in the...
  10. F

    ISE 10 W256W (ASKO WM70.1) washing machine won't turn on

    Can anybody please offer any guidance with the following problem. The power button doesn't work but when turned off at the socket, left a few seconds and turned back on, the lights briefly come on. The history so far is here.
  11. R

    Hi guys I'm looking to start my training this year and am looking for some advice on the options i have open to me.

    Good evening ladies and gents, I'm an adult of 27 who is finally taking the plunge into the electrical industry, and from what i can see have a few options open to me and i'm not overly sure what ones would really set me off on the best start. I have recently applied for multiple...
  12. C

    Electrical Mate/Improver required Kent Immediate Start

    Immediate start, looking for electricians mate or trainee and also qualified electrician. Ideally full time but part time possible, must have own transport, CSCS/ECS and tools. Large commercial site in Kent.
  13. T

    Want to start as a spark.

    First post guys, so treat me gently. I'm looking to change career in to being an electrician. I've been on and off assisting my old man with a wide variety of electrical work on my days off for the past 5 or so years, such as domestic installation and the odd bit of commercial installation. As...
  14. T

    Qualifications and where to start ?

    Hello. First post here so go easy please haha So basically the last 3 years have been working as a mate. I have no qualifications and would like to start getting them now. I feel pretty confident in my ability and would preference a faster method. Any help would be great fully appreciated Thanks
  15. T

    Self employed start up

    Hi all, just a question regarding starting up as self employed electrician carrying out works in domestic installations such asEICRs, remedial works, consumer unit upgrades etc. I am hoping to start this mid 2020 and I am looking to get some info on pricing etc. I am based up in Scotland. 1-...
  16. O

    AEG T58870 tumble dryer will not start

    Hi all, I would appreciate your advice. Recently my AEG T58870 tumble dryer stopped working. It stopped in the middle of the drying cycle and the LCD screen just "died" (no digits on it at all). Since then, it won't start. I've tried using another socket which I know is working properly but no...
  17. J

    How is an ammeter in a car protected from high amperage during start (especially in cold weather)?

    I’ve been looking at ammeters to install in my car, I see an analog gauge by Bosch that shows -60 to +60 amps which would be great most of the time to show when my car is charging, when it’s fully charged, and how much of a drain is on the battery when the engine (and alternator) is off. But...
  18. B

    Crank BUT no start relay (85 socket) wiring issue

    Hello guys I own a BMW E39 which developed a crank no start issue. No codes are being thrown but my initial thought was fuel. So I checked the fuses (all ok) and then moved onto the relays. I removed the relay and its ok then checked the socket and discovered the relay base is showing 4v on the...
  19. T

    Is too late to start .

    Hello everyone, Just wondering your thoughts and welcome any advice. Just been made redundant again from my original trade of printer which frankly is a dying trade. I did a 5 year apprenticeship in the early eighties which at the age of 55 now seems worthless. In and out of the print trade over...
  20. elliott194

    96 Toyota Camry - no crank, no start

    Hello, I have a 96 Camry - previously it started fine but the engine ran rough and when I scanned it it said there was a misfire in cylinder 4 (P0304). I changed the spark plugs (the old ones were all black with carbon) but no obvious improvement in the misfire. I was getting around to look into...
  21. P

    Electricians Mate Mate / Trainee looking for a start in Reading or surrounding area

    I’ve passed my 2365 level 2 and starting Level 3 in September at Guildford College .. looking for a start with someone if there’s anything available .. I have transport and most tools.. doing my ECS test on the 20th August .. I’m a hard grafter and looking for something permanent preferably ...
  22. U

    Where to start..

    Hi, I recently decided on a career move and am looking for any sound advice on getting the correct accreditation for becoming a qualified electrician domestic & commercial. I have no experience whatsoever and am thinking that i will be self-employed as I have Have owned various businesses in...
  23. P

    Checking sockets - where to start?

    Hi. My RCD tripped yesterday evening. I identified that the problem is on the Ring Main (Everything unplugged). When ring main set to on the RCD is triggered. Left all other circuits on over night with no problems. I've got up this morning and just switched the ring main on. No trip...
  24. M

    Domestic What is a good start after getting level 2 and 3

    I am about to finish my level 3 city and guild 2365 qualification that I did for resettlement from the army, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I should expect for pay and what kind of job I should be going for with no experience.
  25. J

    27 and hoping to start in Electrical

    I am 27 years old and looking to start work in the electrical industry. I have passed my CSCS card and will be doing the ECS card soon enough. I am going to be starting a level 2 city and guilds course soon part time (one evening per week) through a college. Just wondering what the best way is...
  26. T

    Retiring next year and thought to start selling off some larger items

    Hilmor pipe bender £250 Boss tower working height 8m £800 Van Vito high top 2010 reg long MOT £4000 I have put these on gumtree right now. As I am retiring next year. May still do little jobs but cutting out the bigger stuff. Happy to stop running all the time to keep up. Think I might start...
  27. S

    Fiesta - non start and lack of power

    Hi all, just wondered if anyone can help please. I'm currently trying to resolve an issue with a family members fiesta. It's 2004 and 1.4 petrol. When you turn the ignition on, at position 1 just the oil pressure light and door open light come on, nothing else. When you turn to position 2...
  28. L

    Electricians Mate Looking for electricians mate or trainee for immediate start in Reading

    Hi there, We are looking for an electricians mate/trainee/apprentice for immediate start in Reading please PM me if interested.
  29. D

    Where to start - retraining.

    Hi guys, Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'm considering retraining at the age of 36. I'm pretty practical after renovating a few houses and having done a bit of my own domestic electrical work. My question is where do I start. Obviously at the age of 36 I'm not looking at starting from...
  30. K

    Want to start course with Able skills

    Hi I'm new here but have been looking at posts for a long while. I'm thinking to start studying with Able Skills, doing the 2365 level 2 and 3 home study course, which costs £4250. I already work for a small electrical firm and have 4 years experience, with in my opinion good knowledge of...
  31. N

    Starting on my own & where to start?

    hi I’m after some advise... I’m a qualified electrician & have 15 years experience. I’m currently employed & work nights as a sparks & would like to start my own thing during the day. Is there anything I should & shouldn’t do? I’m a bit confused on where to start & what to do. I want to be...
  32. J

    Looking for a start in the trade, Kent based. (Lvl 2&3 2365)

    Hello guys, I’ve recently completed my C&G lvl 2&3 2365 and I am looking to get a start in the trade. I’m 35 and my experience is very limited but I am at a stage in my life where I can put in the hours and I would like to learn from experienced electricians in either a mate position or as an...
  33. M

    Electricians Mate Electrician with mate wanted for Monday start Holborn London

    Morning all, We are currently looking for a gold card electrician ideally with a mate for our Holborn site (wc1a) to start on Monday 8th October. Work will be focusing on installing lights. Enough work on site until mid December at least. Hrs 7.30am - 4.30pm with a 45min break Monday to...
  34. TheGronk

    Time clock recommendations

    can anyone recommend a digital time clock, either din rail or surface mounted with count down the on-off with some kind of start button function instead of having time frames in which it’s on or off Many thanks
  35. SanTugBoat85

    Looking to start out / add more skills to my toolbox

    Hi I am looking to achieve some electrical qualifications to add to my toolbox and am looking for some advice on what's what. Back story: I'm 35 years old, my day job is in IT and have a small property maintenance business on the side, I find myself having to get a electrician in to do some...
  36. G

    Can I start an electrical company with only Level 2?

    Hi, I have experience as a sparks, and wanted to head it out on my own as self-employed whilst I undertake my level 3 on home study. What would be the deal on signing off work etc & could I undertake work? Many thanks, Gareth
  37. Marti

    Capaciter Start Motor converted to flick-of-the-finger-start query

    Hi Guys, Looking at a motor problem today. Nothing big, just interesting. An SP 400 watt motor with, it appears capacitor start phase shift. Press the start and the motor hums and gets warm but doesn't spin. Having tested all the lives with a MM I removed the capacitor. If I flick the cooling...
  38. telectrix

    i'll start a new topic.a story... i post 1st, then everyone chip in to continue....

    A funny thing happened on the way to the forum today.......
  39. R

    Am I too old at 29 to start an apprenticeship

    So I am living in London at the moment, from Ireland originally, and have worked as a chef for the past 8 years, but always wanted to work as an electrician..I left school and started training but the recession hit Ireland bad around that time and everyone lost work..I moved to Oz and started...
  40. suffolkspark

    LOT20 - just thought id start a rant

    LOT20... what an absolute joke that is all....
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