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    Those lovely fitting from local DIY store

    You know the ones,bolts attached to the back,fit the front,then fiddle with the dome nuts. Bottom entry,you don’t have achance &1.5 mm cables,I nearly smashed it to bits.
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    Thermal Store problems

    Hi guys (and gals) I hope you can help me. Will try to keep it fairly brief! :grin: Have a Torrent ECO with woodburner downstairs, so gravity. All working well for the past year, apart from rads getting hot then cool (as the water gets pushed round the system) so instead of standing with my...
  3. S

    For Sale Clearing out my store. All new

    I've got a load of old stock in my stores that's no good to me if anyone is interested: - 22 Lengths of basket 135mm x 35mm - 9 x Flex 7 Connectors - 50m drum 1mm 4core heat resistant flex - 50m drum 16mm blue single - 3 x 100m drums of 2.5mm grey single - 2 x 100m drums of 4mm black single - 3...
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    Alternatives to SolarCity

    I contacted Solarcity about purchasing a Battery and Inverter, they rejected my approach saying they are not willing to sell to a non-American.I particularly like their compact , concise design. I came across this Germany company with a 30 year guarantee of their product at £11k ...
  5. J

    Dry ceramic wall heaters

    Are dry ceramic wall heaters a modern version of storage heaters, i've just got an old cottage that i'm going to renovate, it has old storage heaters in each room aswell as an open fire (coal type). There's no gas supply to the area as it's in the country and i didn't want to go down the route...
  6. plodder1

    Hi People, I am new to the forum and I am looking for price advice.

    We have a convenience store and are having a new suspended ceiling installed but we are also having 16 light fittings installed. I believe the wiring is okay and I think we will be going for LED fittings. I just wondered if anyone can advise on the price roughly just so I have an idea.
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    Thermostat swithching

    I've fitted a 300ltr thermal store a year ago and have just recently added solar water heating evacuated tubes. What I'm wanting you do next is get the stats to turn on the rads when the water achieves 65c. As the water from the rads returns it lowers the temp to around 45c while the fire is...
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    Cables drops EICR coding

    Hi guys, Recently doing a EICR in a commercial high street store. In the store area were they a false celing, they is cable drops down the wall and behind shelving. You only see maybe 200mm of the cable as the shelving is high near the ceiling. the cables are twin and earth and FP200, not...
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    Fault on BMS

    Hi Guys, I work for a maintenance company and just had a call out to attend tomorrow at a TK Maxx store. The info I have been given is that the store lights are not turning off when the alarm is set by the manager at closing. I know all these stores use building management systems and I just...
  10. i=p/u

    Opening files on iPhone

    I was sending my cv off for maintenance job today in Scotland from email. When I tryed to store my updated cv to my homepage it's say bad error . I sent the cv from mac book in PDF , should my iPhone open these or do I need a PDF opener or something.. if you can help thx. Ps I can open them...
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    Wickes ~ Link a trade

    Got a call from a company today trying to sign up trades people to have their cards in "my local" store. From what I gather its about £50.00 per month for the basic package (over a year) and I'm wondering if anyone on here has tried this and could give me an idea of take up etc? They claim...
  12. K

    18v lithium ion Milwaukee battery

    Need to replace two dead batteries can anyone recommend an online store for these? Reasonable priced too. Thanks
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    How many RCD tests per hour is about right?

    I'm testing a large department store and being paid normal sparky rates. The job is RCD testing existing circuits, sockets, lights etc. The Distribution Boards have anything between 10 to 24 RCDs per board and there are 4 distribution boards per floor or more. The total in one building has...
  14. Amp David

    Warnig of scam ipod site.

    Just incase anyone is thinking of getting an iPod this christmas and they have looked at this site then don't. Have found out today that its bogus, even though it has all the approvals etc shown on the site. 1 family member and 2 friend have bought from it and have larger amounts taken from...
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    mcb as a light switch.

    hiya can anyone help me. i attended a store to replace some faulty lamps only to find that all the light fittings in the store are switched by the mcb's. bs60898 i've only just recenlty passed my electrical qaulifacations and still coming to grips with the regs. i've searched the reg's on...
  16. telectrix


    just found these----------- (GU10 fitting) 12 LED, 1watt GE LED lamps, quite a good light for what they are, £4 a pop from Asda
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