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  1. Pete999

    Old style switches etc

    Anyone getting involved in using retro style lighting switches, the ones fitted on wooden boxes, or blocks, if so are the boxes/blocks pre drilled or is this something you have to do yourselves? just wondering, nothing to do on a Friday Afternoon.
  2. SairaJoy

    I'm currently an EE college student. Need to ask 6 interview style questions regarding workplace writing requirements for EE's

    Current EE college student with questions for advanced technical writing assignment. (I am supposed to interview an Electrical Engineer about workplace writing expectations/requirements)... 1 - On a daily basis, how much time/energy do you spend on writing/producing documents? 2 - How often do...
  3. L

    Megger new style lead crocs

    hi Guys has any of you got a damaged set of the new style red,blue and green megger test leads I’m only after the crock clip ends as I’ve misplaced mine. Anyone who’s got a set for sale let me know Many thanks Lee
  4. SparkieMarky

    Termination of SWA into new style flush Consumer Units

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way to terminate an SWA into the new style flush CUs such as Hager's, BG's etc.? I ask as all seem to either employ oval or square knockouts, which is great for the surface boards when using truncking etc. but no great if you are trying to comply with...
  5. Bubbler Bob

    Upgrading Older Style Wylex Type B MCB's to BS EN 60898

    hanks Hi new member here wishing some advise! I've a 6 Way Consumer Unit with Wylex Type B (WYB Series, BS3871) Push In/Pop Out style MCB's, which is working with no known faults. Utilising 2 x 5A MCB's re front & rear ceiling light circuits, and 2 x 30A MCB's re front & rear power socket...
  6. Gavin John Hyde

    Electricians - russian style

    This popped up on my suggested videos on youtube. This will be up your street @Pete999 had a watch and found it all a bit interesting. the way he joins stripped wires is certainly different compared to what we do over here! also would we ever use flexible conduit like they have done? From my...
  7. L

    Wylex Old Style HRC 60 amp fuses?

    Apologies for newbie question- I'm only an occasional sparky and get stumped by these things from time to time- What's the best way to get hold of these old Wylex fuses? I presume they're not made any more like this? Hope this picture comes over OK....
  8. S

    Japanese Style Toilet Electrical Supply

    Evening chaps, I have to connect a new toilet (before anyone says it, for a client with more money than... sense/toilet roll?) Before seeing it I presumed SFS on a RCD protected circuit, however it comes with a pre-fitted molded plug and integral 10ma rcd unit further up the factory fitted...
  9. K

    Advice on old style junction box for cooker - need to replace cooker, told box illegal?

    Hi everyone, there is an electrical cooker already in situ and still connected to this junction box. Have been told box is illegal. I have no idea why, box has been checked inside and is earthed. Can anyone tell me what the issue is please so that I know how to install the new cooker? Big thanks...
  10. D

    Scotland, Old style lighting JB, Will it pass an EICR, Photo attached

    Hi I have taken on a kitchen rewire, with a utility & bathroom addition too, In the loft there is an old style junction box for the lighting circuit, I've seen this method before in many old council houses, Its fed from a 10A mcb with 1.5mm t&e & it is a central point for lots of loop fed...
  11. UKMeterman

    Pylons 1920 style, science museam photos

    Hi, These black and white prints of the installaton of pylons in the 1920s and 1930s has been added to the science museam collection. Volume 1 | Science Museum Group Collection -
  12. Gazthesparky

    Cabaret style mirror lights

    Hi There I have a customer who has a large mirror in her dressing room which she would like the theatre style make up mirror show lights installing all the way round the mirror. I have suggested to install 2 separate fittings either side of the mirror. these are off the shelf and saves me the...
  13. Pete999

    Old style tools, anyone still got any left?

    Just been watching a Wood Working Program on Discovery, I was shocked and didn't realise that time has passed by without me really noticing, things like Swing Braces and the appropriate bits, Tenon Saws, combination squares, mostly Chippies tools, but it got me thinking what about non insulated...
  14. G

    E27 ceiling rose...

    Customer has bought a shed load of decorative led lamps, thing is they're all E27, and they currently have standard roses with BC fittings. Where can I get the E27 fittings, so I can discard the BC and replace with E27? Had a quick google and can't see anywhere, bar China, that do them...
  15. J

    lighting fault?

    Just been to a rental property where the tenant reports bulbs blow every couple weeks throughout the flat. Have checked fittings and carried out necessary tests etc but cannot see anything obvious. Appears to have been rewired within previous 5-6 years. Any suggestions?
  16. tombrooker84

    Faulty MCB

    Hello Guys, I've done a lot of work for a guy recently who also has a rental flat, which is controlled and maintained via a letting agent. Anyway to cut a long story short, he had a fault with a lighting circuit in the flat, where upon the letting agents electrician was called, the electrician...
  17. D

    Shaver socket for laptop?

    Guys, I could do with some advice on this as it's not something I've come up against before. I've just had a call from an American chap who's asking me to price to install a 230/120v shaver socket in his sitting room so that he can use it to plug in his laptop. My only experience of installing...
  18. B

    American conduit benders

    Hello, as an electrician who frequently works in the United States as well as the UK, I was wondering why UK electricians don't adopt the US style conduit bender as shown below - US UK This style of bender comes in 3 sizes - 1/2 inch, 3/4...
  19. Amp David

    Suitable fused isolator for CU change

    Have to price for a CU swap and the customer wants it moving into the house from the garage. Its a run of around 7 meters from the meter to the new position and will be running it in SWA. When doing similar jobs, which kind of fused isolator is most popular with others, or is it a case of buy...
  20. M

    The testing required before cu change

    I’m about to change an CU with rewireable fuses to one with RCBOs, the reasoning behind this is, only a small CU will fit the space and the property only has 4 circuits 5amp Upstairs Lights 5amp Downstairs Lights 30amp Sockets 30amp Cooker If I use MCB all circuits are protected by an RCD...
  21. L

    fluke test leads, please help.

    i've lost the green fused clip and crocodile clip that clips on to the 1652 test leads. if anyone has on spare that theyd be wiling to sell me could you please pm me. my boss is going wappy. thanks.
  22. D

    Facebook Style Status Display

    Just a thought? Facebook style status display, it would a status under your name in posts & on profile page etc. Found this one vBStatus - Facebook Style Status Display vBStatus - Facebook Style Status Display (v4) - Forum I haven't checked out the integrity or security...
  23. B

    Where can i source this socket from ??

    Hi Have a project in mind and it has to be this kind of socket, it's basically a 110v yellow plug but us style, need to buy a lot in bulk and the only place seen one is on Ebay for over £10 and not paying that. Cannot seem to source them from US for some reason ? Anyone help, pic below. Cheers
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