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  1. C

    Hello everyone..............

    My name is Carl, I'm an Electrician in Lancashire. Hoping to find some useful chat on here in an ever changing electrical world.. :-)
  2. E

    Creative Ideas.. Smart Stuff

    I'm scratching my head for a way to get a timer bathroom extractor to work in the normal way but with a LightwaveRF Gen 2 switch. Clearly it would be impossible to wire to the switch in the normal way due to how LWRF works. I'm convinced it wouldn't work 'electrically' and my only idea is to...
  3. E

    Splicing ring main to add some stuff

    Hi, planning to add some extra things for a new bathroom to a ring main which covers top floor of my house, does below look sensible (hopefully self explanatory)... Note all sockets/FCU's are outside the bathroom. Ring main to CU is on RCD 30amp. Any problems having a fused spur at 6m long...
  4. oracle

    Why do test equipment suppliers use the xxth edition to plug their stuff

    There is no such thing as an 18th edition tester. The Regs are for installation requirements only The standards for test meters are BS 61010 and BS 61326 and other specific standards but NEVER BS7671
  5. littlespark

    Where's the sticky thread for old stuff?

    Doing a little job in my local pub:- changing double sockets to ones with USB chargers built in and 90 or so portable appliance tests... I came across this old man in the cupboard. and its 30A little brother on the opposite wall. 2 out of 3 fuse carriers missing from inside so incomplete.
  6. Baddegg

    Probably old hat to you lot but this stuff still fascinates me...

    Went to have a look at changing an mcb to rcbo today for another Bathroom fitter and was presented with this lot,it’s had solar panels (that’s the mcb with the interesting bus bar link) and also a new boiler fitted in the last year, second pic is where the main bond was shortened to provide (I’m...
  7. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Stuff that for a game of Soldiers, change it yourself

    Or what a bummer just dropped me screwdriver, oh well it's overtime, so wtf
  8. pirate

    Random stuff, just for sharing, thank you!

    To kick this off, I really need to know what this is for...I don't think I need it, it is probably for a non-DeWalt tool... It came sandwiched in the cardboard with a new blade.
  9. SWD

    Old Skool Tools and Stuff you have made

    Just wondering what you still have from years yonder and what you made to make life easier, the only things I think I still have are my PYRO tools and a long handled PYRO stripper that I made myself, will need to have a rummage in the loft to find them though, oh and ancient conduit threading...
  10. pirate

    Stuff you see and really want to buy (not!)

    Maybe it's just me, but whenever I see a bargain... not sure how to check the first one, but the second one is easy! Imagine manufacturing,importing, packaging, distributing and stocking a top of the range electrical appliance like this for less than a fiver, and still making a profit... On the...
  11. SWD

    Vintage Stuff - Question

    Who on here collects old stuff as I have a working Friedland C75 transformer that I just can't throw away so it would be nice if it went to a good home.
  12. S

    Milwaukee drill finally let me down. Looking at hilti instead

    hello all. My Milwaukee drill has finally let me down and I must say the quality on my newer Milwaukee 12v drills are not the same I believe. Im tempted to look at hilti sfc -22a drill. Hilti are based 5 minutes away from me and I've rated them since I've been working but I finally now have a...
  13. H

    Wish me luck

    After 2.5 years since starting in this game, I'm now on my way down to the office to hand my notice in at the school to go full time for my uncle's firm. I've been two days with him for a few months now, and the time seems right for us both to make the change to full time. That all said though...
  14. gazzamikes

    Oh yes another van thread!

    Morning all, I've got a mkII fiat scudo, it's showing its age and has a dodgy injector. I drive quite a few miles for jobs and want something smoother and nicer to do drive! What's people's thoughts on the new Fiat doblo/ vauxhall combo? About half the stuff in my scudo is rubbish or stuff I...
  15. S

    Domestic Should I use 15 year old earth cable?

    Hi all, I'm brand new to the forum. I'm a DIY'er on my third house renovation (over the last 20 years). Having consulted a professional electrician, I know I need to run a new 10mm earth to the water meter. I happen to have a brand new, sealed, 50m roll of it from a previous project. BUT...
  16. valleybilly

    Any one know what this is ?

    Found this supplying a garage 30 + meters away an it aint SWA ! . Its like oval shaped and made of something like garden hose material with singles inside 6mm csa . Its coming out of the cu and Yes ' its going into the dog house then on to the garage . It then changes colour ( Orange this...
  17. westward10

    Is it snowing

    I see snow.
  18. Dan

    Downloads Section For Pdf's And White Goods Instructions Etc Any Good?

    XenForo.com has a really good downloads system, https://xenforo.com/community/resources/ that they sell, and perhaps would be handy for us to have, so that we can upload guides and PDF instructions and things for boilers and whatnot perhaps? Do you think it'd be a handy thing to have? And not...
  19. U

    Items for sale

    Hi former fellow electricians, Not really sure whatt the best way to approach this, I live in south london / surrey area. I got lot of my stuff I wont need anymore, i'll be keeping my tools, they're too precious to me. However I've added photos of all the stuff I got for sale, all unused...
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