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    Suggestions / advice / help.....

    Hi all, me again. Hopefully this is the right thread if not I'm sure it will get moved. As some of you may know from my earlier post I am offering free labour in return for experience. For those that don't know, in a nutshell I was leaving the military, completed the domestic installer course...
  2. gazdkw82

    Suggestions on wall heater

    Looking at options for a wall mounted electric heater. It's for a conservatory and I'm looking for a vertical heater no wider than 400mm. I remember when I went to the elex show in coventry I seen some really efficient electric heaters but I can't remember the brand. Any suggestions would be...
  3. Ian B

    Domestic Suggestions for Lighting Control Systems

    I'm familiar with Lutron and similar high end systems, but wondered what contractors are using in the residential sector, for new smaller installations (maybe one or two rooms). For example, where a client has a mix of conventional circuits such as downlights, pendants, etc and would like basic...
  4. Wilko

    Vintage Lamp CPC suggestions please

    Hi - been to fix a lamp today with a loose connection in the lovely terminal blocks. Then I noticed there's a brass lamp holder with no earth terminal and the earth is cut back in the wall. There's 4 of these fittings (8 lamps) in the room and they're probably all the same. Any suggestions for a...
  5. Marti

    Random RCD trip & interconnected circuits. Suggestions appreciated.

    Hi There, I was called out to a house RCD trip which would not reset. An old style 10 way split board with a single 30 ma RCD (half without RCD protection). RCD checks out fine but I found a faulty chandelier & replaced it with a single bulb for now. Also a faulty 12v transformer flickering; now...
  6. pirate

    Serving suggestions and other daft notices

    Hi all! It's sad, I know...but do any of you think the "serving suggestions" are just plain stupid? Or the adverts on petrol pumps that offer you a mobile phone charger for £3.99, with a glossy pic...and the small print says that the iPhone isn't included... Or advertising signs that simply...
  7. rolyberkin

    Heinz 57 Heating - Suggestions

    Bear with me as heatings systems are not my strong point. I have been asked to look at a heating system at a friends house, it appears to be a bodged system whereby someone has modified an underfloor heating system by cutting into the feed to the manifold and placing a couple of radiators in...
  8. Gavin John Hyde

    downlight for angled ceiling suggestions

    planning a job where i am fitting down lights in the kitchen, part of the ceiling is angled. The other downlights on the level ceiling are blocked out by a person stood at the sink when washing up etc. The ceiling is between 35-40 degrees. a normal light would shine out into the kitchen rather...
  9. Murdoch

    Laser measure devices - suggestions please

    Fed up with using a tape measure and in the market for a laser device Any suggestions? Recommendations from personal experience? Thanks
  10. C

    Earthing a scaffold any suggestions

    A local church is going through some refurbishment, it currently has a mass of scaffolding in one position. I have been asked to earth it... my initial thinking would be TT spikes on all 4 corners?
  11. J

    RCBO's tips and suggestions

    Has anyone got any tips and suggestions for terminating RCBO's neatly in consumer units? I'm more than happy with how I present my dual RCD and MCB CU's but I find that the flying neutral and earth from RCBO'S don't hold their Shape like a solid core cable would and often sag and look unsightly...
  12. littlespark

    Lighting design courses. Suggestions?

    I am looking to broaden my experience by doing a course on lighting design. You know the type of thing.... lighting up Big Ben or the Forth Bridge in various colours. or just effects lighting for a bar or club? Even basic design for office/industrial spaces I have been looking on google, and the...
  13. G

    Lighting suggestions

    Alright Folks, Quoting a job for replacing and adding lighting in a church. Currently they have 12 x 6 double fluorescent battens spread across the main room. They want mood up lighting to illuminate the ceiling (10m high) as a replacement. I don't think this will be adequate lighting...
  14. J

    Feed to my shed need suggestions

    Looking to get electrics in my shed best solution I can think of is.... 6mm from the main board in my house out to a waterproof junction box, connected up to swa which then goes off to the shed and connects to a sub board. That then controls the power there on wards.. any suggestion on better...
  15. Murdoch

    Suggestions please ...............

    Being a bit lazy. Got a landlord who wants 3 or 4 LED lights fitted in their flat ......... nothing special but they need to be warm white output. Can be like bulkhead fittings Ta
  16. Murdoch

    Suggestions please ................

    Ok, got 2 clients asking for similar products ... Outside "porch" ceiling light with integrated PIR or microwave sensor Max diameter about 150mm Anyone suggest anything Thanks
  17. Dan

    Looking for an Electrical Supplier for a Forum Sponsor - Any contacts or suggestions?

    Hiya lads, hoping somebody can help. CEF appear to have disappeared off the face of the earth. After several attempts to try and get in touch with our contacts there we aren't getting any responses. So it looks like we've lost them as a sponsor for whatever reason. That leaves us with what...
  18. Murdoch

    CAT 5 cable and connections tester suggestions...

    So I borrowed one of these recently when I was connecting up my hard wired CAT 5 connections in our place: Which worked OK, but I found I had to look at both "devices" when checking each connection... so I'm interested in buying one, but preferably one which you can connect at both ends of...
  19. gazdkw82

    ligting suggestions Industrial Unit

    Family member has just moved into a larger unit and wants to look at some alternative lighting as the current lighting isn't very energy efficient and doesn't provide that much lighting. There are 2 areas that he would like changing. An area which will hold metal tubing/poles on a rack system...
  20. Dan

    Tile trim Mitre box suggestions?!

    Tile trim Mitre box suggestions?! advice reviews and feedback 2017 What do people use as their mitre box/block for aluminium tile trim?? Currently using a small metal one but I'm in the market for something better as it drives me mad. I know a few tilers who use... Tile trim Mitre box...
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