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  1. 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...
  2. E

    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...
  3. P

    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 ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. L

    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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. M

    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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. 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.......
  21. 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...
  22. suffolkspark

    LOT20 - just thought id start a rant

    LOT20... what an absolute joke that is all....
  23. Pete999

    First Volunteer for Age UK tomoz ( no not electrical before you all start)

    Like the title, first job in the morning Volunteering for Age UK, wish me luck if you feel inclined to.
  24. U

    Subbie needed fast start in Elephant & Castle London £200 per day .

    Experienced electrician needed for a quick start in elephant and castle London start 12/03/18 next week. Work mainly cable and tray up to £200.00 p/d must be qualified and have own tools. Paid every two weeks Many Thanks Steve
  25. S

    citroen berlingo jump start problem

    Our Citroen Berlingo needed to be jump started the other day but when connecting the jump leads they were connected the wrong way round for a few seconds. After switching them around the car jump started no problem. But now the radio has no stations and the time is flashing yet it wont allow us...
  26. B

    12 volts out when Engine Start

    hi, I want my car stereo can power when the engine start, not when the panel lights turned-on. in short I want the car stereo power when there is an engine acceleration. with that wiring I can also top other wires for example my dc electric fan. what are your ideas? suggestions?
  27. B

    Vauxhall Corsa 'C' - wiring in push button start

    I want to replace the ignition switch with one of these switch and push button units:- I need to wire in the switch and push button in the image to the four cables from the back of the ignition switch This is a picture of the connector from the back of the ignition switch:- The cables...
  28. Y

    new to NVQ 2356-99 where to start from..!!!!

    Hi. I have just started my NVQ Level 3 2356-99. I am a bit confused about this this system. Is there any one to advise me please where to start from with this course.
  29. H

    Should I start working or carry on with education?

    I'm currently studying C&G 2365 and 17th edition and I have no experience at all, I'm not sure whether to carry on with education after this year or if I should jump into finding an employer which is just a whole another story. I've been looking for ages for an employer who could take me on...
  30. J

    Calculating cable size - start to finish

    Hello everyone, I would like it if anyone would be able to help me in listing the steps For choosing cable size. Starting from protective device from a boards 'Zs' value, all the way to the cable size. Thanks in advance
  31. Z

    What a mess, only supposed to add a couple of sockets too..

    Going to look into this tomorrow the client sent this thru for me to look at. Interesting. Not sure It'll turn out well. For either of us. Iain
  32. Craigrathie

    Help to start... college/apprenticeships

    Hi folks New to the forum world so apologies if I've done this wrong. I'm looking for some advice from some experienced tradesman! I'm looking for a change of career and hope to eventually become a qualified electrician. I'm currently 30yrs old and I'm a tree surgeon (bored of it) and was...
  33. T

    When can I start work & what to do now?

    Ok so I'm after some advice please. I did post this in another thread but didn't get the response I wanted. It appears that half of my post disappeared after posting. So I'm 43 and looking to change my career back to an electrician. My history ( makes me sound really old now) At 16 (1989)I...
  34. R

    how to reverse a sing phase cap run cap start motor?

    Hi I had a job last week I struggled with, I'm not clued up on motors like I should be but the problem I had was making a single phase cap start cap run motor reversible. All I was doing was replacing the motor but I want to understand exactly what needs to be done at the motor to allow it to be...
  35. T

    getting work as a start up. Is agency, subbying a way to go?

    Hi all, Unfortunately redundancy has reared its head in my direction. I've decided now is the time to start up on my own, currently in the registering process with napit and am curious what can be done to get my name about other than handing out my cards to friends, family and whole salers...
  36. T

    Where to start with no experience.. Home Study ? Evening/weekend course ?

    Hi all My name is Tom, this is my first post on here. I live in Suffolk & I am looking to begin my training for the C&G 2365 level 2 and 3 and have been let down by the training provider in Norwich. The course has been put back 5 months and I can not find any where local to start it in the...
  37. P

    New to electrics, starting Level 2 in May

    Hello All, at the tender age of 33, I decided I would like a change of careers. So I quit my job and in May I start a four month full time training period at able skills. This will include Level 2 and 3 C&G and 17th Wiring regs and PAT course. I will then eventually complete 2394 and 2395 at...
  38. D00DY_T00DY

    Washing machine capacitor

    Hi all, My washing machine is buzzing which I thought the motor was f&&*Ed but thought to test the capacitor by giving the motor a push start. Starts just fine after which confirms it for me. Anyone know any sites for spare parts? Part number is 11.126/856-324 Not sure if this is the start...
  39. G

    Hello all

    Hi Joined the forum for advice and to learn a few things. I was doing an apprenticeship having completed my c&G 2365 L2 and 3. Unfortunately the company went under and I couldn't complete it. Worse thing was i only had a few months to go and was about to prepare for the AM2 exams. Spent last...
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