1. T

    Best online tool supplier

    I have cancelled my Amazon Prime membership and will no longer be using them to buy tools or anything else online. I would like recommendations for a tool supplier, ideally UK based, that has a wide selection of products. Maybe someone with a loyalty scheme to incentivise repeat custom? I'm...
  2. S

    Hello, I need a new cooker, I would like the supplier to fit it as well, but they will only fit if it is safe to do so, is it possible to tell from a

    Hello all, I need a new cooker, the supplier will only fit it if it's safe to do so, is it possible to tell if it's safe to fit from my photo? Many thanks
  3. H

    UK Meter Exchange - What does my supplier want from an electrician?!

    I have been looking at replacing my current legacy meter to a more common Economy 7 one. I currently have a few storage heaters that are on the single CU with all other appliance in the house, and I have a single 5-port meter which controls the on/off for the heating circuit (alongside its duty...
  4. C

    Do you have to have a service supplier?

    As above, This is a vacant premises where the supplier is charging monthly even though no electricity is needed. They are refusing to cancel the supply. Is there a requirement to maintain a supplier on a connection, even if it's not in use? Many Thanks all
  5. M

    Commercial How do you manage your supplier prices and invoices

    Hi, I am curious to know how electrical contractors manage the prices they get from your suppliers. Everyone knows that if you stick with one wholesaler, you are likely to get your pants pulled down by pricing over one thing or another, you need to keep them on their toes, and to do that you...
  6. P

    Supplier for Bell Systems door entry system

    I am trying to find a supplier to supply a slightly customised Bell door entry system i.e. not exactly one of their standard kits. I used to deal directly with Bell whose sales dept is excellent but now they say they won't supply direct. I need a supplier who is at least capable of understanding...
  7. T

    ECIR requested by the supplier.

    I have an EICR to do. The customer has said the electricity supplier were due to replace the meter but have not reconnected the installation until they get a 'certificate to say its safe'. They have said they only require dead tests to be preformed (obviously) and no inspection of accessories is...
  8. Andy C

    Supplier issue? Advice needed please.

    The photo I have taken of a up and coming job shows a wish mash of cables. The old rewardable board is coming out and the client wants an updated dual RCD board replacing the existing one and the old board. I don't have a problem with that and have also advised re mains smoke detectors and...
  9. T

    Storage Yard Lighting - Supplier Reccomendations

    Hi guys, I've been asked to change an existing lighting setup in a large storage yard. Basically at the moment there are a number of lamp posts with a mixture of 250w and 400w metal halide lights (1 or 2 lights per post). I've been told from the main building contractor that the columns aren't...
  10. T

    Energy supplier refusing to connect up new PME supply?

    Afternoon all. Just had a weird one and was wondering if there was some regulation that I'm not aware of or if I've missed something stupid.... The DNO have brought in a new PME supply to a purpose built (permanent) shed in a field where there is going to be a new build domestic property later...
  11. UKMeterman

    Wanted supplier 15:5A wound primary Current Transformer

    Hi, I am looking for a 15:5A CT supplier, Farnell don't do them, any others? Thanks
  12. 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...
  13. Gavin John Hyde

    Good supplier for testing kit wanted

    Had some testing kit stolen from van several weeks back, B**stards had literally ripped the side door off to get in whilst parked in B&Q car park. insurance has finally paid out. police done absolutely nothing. Since then been using borrowed stuff from mates. Will be spending several hundred...
  14. B

    Smart meter problem - outside UK

    Smart meter installed. The electricity supplier provides an hourly analysis of electricity consumption on their website. The hourly consumption (kwh), except for the odd anomaly, appears to reflect what is used, but the daily total (also kwh), which is used for billing, appears to be an entirely...
  15. rolyberkin

    DNO response to request for isolator

    My customer calls the DNO today to ask for an isolator (he wants want to do things properly and is worried about a fuse pull as he has a smart meter!?) he gets passed from pillar to post, in the end gets through to a department who state that they will not fit an isolator but will come and pull...
  16. H

    Faulty light, do I charge customer to replace

    Hi, I installed a security light 8mths ago, customer has informed me the light is only partially working. Customer wants a replacement or upgrade and he will pay cost of upgraded fitting. Where do I stand with this regards it being a manufactures Defect and not a fault of my installation...
  17. I

    Electric digital radiator doesn't heat up

    Hi, I bought new radiator form Bestelectricradiators - Slimline Digital 1250. I installed it on the wall, plug in the socket, set up the time and date, also I choose the temperature to be 21 degree on the manual mode, but it doesn't heat up. Am I doing something wrong or this radiator is...
  18. L

    Supplier INstalling New Meter

    Hi, I have been asked to test a property as the meter has been ripped out by the previous tenants and the supplier need dead test results before they install a new meter, Has anyone done this for a supplier and do they need a condition report or just a schedule of test results? Ive tried...
  19. H

    Domestic Pulling the Main Fuse (Poll)

    So, anonymous poll - who pulls the main fuse when required (ie CU change) and who get's the DNO/supplier/whoever in to sort it?
  20. S

    Commercial Unbalanced 3 Phase Loads

    Had an enquiry from a customer who recently moved premises to a similar sized building 100 meters from the old one. Their electricity bills trebled immediately. I have data logged 4 DBs for 2 weeks and nothing sticks out other than wildly unbalanced loads on 3 phase DBs i.e. L1=38A L2=18A L3=8A...