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    Advice needed for Starting up

    Hello all, First of all I apologise if this is in the wrong forum, I figured the general forum may be the best bet :) Thank you for taking the time to read my post, I apologise this may be a bit detail heavy but I figure if I can explain my situation then someone who has been/or is in my...
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    Evenin' all starting out in the industry

    Just introducing myself after much lurking... Having recently completed my diploma and 2391, the knowledge and experience shared by folk on here has ben of great use. Looking to get a foot in the door by working with a few contacts for experience. Cheers
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    Starting up as a sole trader electrician

    Hello fellow sparks, I’ve decided to go out on my own. Recently bought a little van and trying to get myself set up whilst keeping my costs as low as possible. I haven’t really got work (not been putting myself out there yet) but I’m not too worried about not getting work as I can always jump...
  4. michaelw6

    Starting up a wholesaler "research"

    Hello guys, I've been wanting to start up a wholesaler for quite some time now but I don't have the contacts or the idea how it works. I know a lot of people who run independent ones and people who work in them. at one point nearly had a team but they all flaked out not knowing about security...
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    Transit 2001 VH Diesel Starting Problem.

    Hello and Happy New Year. It's not starting too well for me, excuse pun. Since Friday December 16th, The 2.4l Duratorq diesel won't start, except for twice on Friday December 30th when I got lucky with 'hotwiring' a 3m 4GA gauge battery cable from starter solenoid +ve and solenoid switch...
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    Starting out while employed

    Hi all, I’m currently in full time employment and want to start doing jobs on the side, obviously non notifiable ones as I couldn’t justify paying for a CPS. I want to do it all legally so any tax would be declared. My contract with my current employer is worded very well and prohibits me...
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    Motor starting relay alternative

    I previously posted about having a single phase reversing motor which I thought had a centrifugal switch. After looking into it more, it actually has a motor starting relay, Klixon 2CR4-243 (max pick-up 18.9A and min pick-up 15.6A). These were superseded by the 4CR series however I'm...
  8. S

    Problems with starting a 415v saw. Fires up in star, cuts out in delta

    Bottom switch on off, top star delta. The motor spins freely when not connected via the drive belts, so too does the blade
  9. P

    What are things to consider when starting out on your own?

    I have been working on site and for other people for the last 5-6 years but here and there I’ve done private works and I appreciate the freedom more and feels more rewarding when you complete a job and the customer is happy. I am not niceic registered or with any of the other boards, I’ve just...
  10. Mattsparks

    Electrician Jobs Mate/Labourer for a week starting Mon 14th March.

    Other work available but not always in the same area
  11. Steady Steve

    Just starting as trainee

    Hi all. I'm really pleased to be joining this very welcoming forum for such a newby as me. There must be a wealth of knowledge here. As I come to the end of my career as a Project Manager, I want to take the opportunity to start in the interesting world of the electrician. So here I am starting...
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    Would the forum be interested in starting a discord server?

    I was thinking it would be cool if the forum set up an unoffical discord server for people to join and chat. When I was studying for my Cisco CCNA I was in the reddit discord server and it was a fantastic resource for learning. Thought it would be cool to set one up for the forum here. Even if...
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    Early Days of Being Self-Employed

    I've just started out on my own coming into my 3rd month. The first month and half I was mega busy working 5 or 6 days every week and now I'm currently doing 2 or 3 jobs a week. My number has been passed on from clients I've worked for and I've spoken to a few builders and plumber I know. I've...
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    31F, Scotland - Starting out

    Hi everyone, Thanks for clicking on my post! I have just applied to sit my pre employment test (SECTT),I've done practice questions and all seems straight forward enough. Looking to get a bit more advice re getting employed as an adult apprentice. I'm in the NE of Scotland. I always wanted to do...
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    starting problem on countax ride on lawnmower

    Hi don’t know if anyone can help. Starter motor for a countax ride on lawnmower K14 1992 briggs and Stratton vanguard 14hp engine 2 months ago it would not start, replaced the solenoid, a new battery then the starter. Replaced starter and it worked. Three times now it will not start – sit on...
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    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Starting up properly.... the expense and minefield of regs begins...

    Hello all. Sparky all my days (but worked in a different industry the last 5 years). Full 17th edition, 2394 and 2395 Testing and inspection. ESC Gold card. Covid has killed my existing job, and at 53, I am struggling to find something new. So... do I go back to full time sparking? Ideally...
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    A little help starting my own company

    I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I am losing the will to live and would very much appreciate any help anyone can give. I am a qualified electrician who has undertaken a full apprenticeship. I will list my qualifications a little later on in the post. I have Worked my entire working...
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    Novice starting a Level 2 C&G 2365 Course in September

    Hi guys, this is my first post here. So I'm 31 years old. Been in the same dead end job for 8 years now, which pays the bills and can go out once a week but little else really - and no real chance of progression. For the last few years I've been trying to figure out the best way to become a...
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    Starting again which strippers and side cutters would you buy for a small "grab bag style set up"

    No armoured etc .Just a basic 1-6mm . I am getting sick of carrying large bags around and want to form a new tote setup
  20. R

    1996 Ford explorer not starting

    Let me begin by saying by no means am i a car expert so please be patient with me. But i have a Ford 1995 explorer 4WD. The other day I parked and it would not start again. No weird engine noises or other noises of any sort. I attempted to turn the car on again and it would not start, only...


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