1. S

    UK Advice needed! Ive been to see a job for garage power, the previous electrician has taken a 4mm on a 32amp B MCB protected by a 30mA RCD. But hasnt do

    Advice needed! Ive been to see a job for garage power, the previous electrician has taken a 4mm on a 32amp B MCB protected by a 30mA RCD. But hasnt done anything with, apart from the fact there is no protection and its T&E all straight forward. My ownly question is do i gland straight into a...
  2. littlespark

    Wish i'd taken a photo........

    Found a right stonker in an attic today. Was there on a different job, but when I brought this up with the customer, I think he'll want it sorted. Had to crawl through 20 years of memories to get to the part of the attic I needed to be, but that's another moan. Where I was, I could see the end...
  3. A

    My experience of the AM2 taken at Birmingham

    Hi guys I’m new to this site however just thought I’d give my best explanation of what the AM2 was like. If this is in the wrong forum I’m very sorry as I’m not sure what to put it in. tia Birmingham AM2 The week before the am2 I had a refresher day. This was basically just half a day of going...
  4. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody ever taken tramadol?

    Right now I am coming down from a complete high courtesy of the NHS! Had a small procedure today to look at a long standing issue from a old leg injury. They sedated me and took a couple of bone biopsies due to regular pain in my legs. Thankfully the scans have all been clear so not looking at...
  5. surreygirl

    AM I BEING TAKEN FOR A RIDE Continued.......................

    Well here I am. It has been nearly three months since I began to try to find an electrician to carry out work and issue a safety certificate. I did post the results of the Agents electrician which had a whole load of things which did not quite make sense. As advised I got hold of three...
  6. surreygirl

    Am I being taken for a ride?

    I had an electrician come to do a safety check at my property that I let out last week and he has recommended that remedial work should be done at a cost of 2,100 pounds, These are:- Upgrade of eco 7db Upgrade of 2 x circuits to RCD protection Install of isolation point for underfloor heating...
  7. littlespark

    Bodge-it jobs, aka I wish i'd taken a photo of this!

    Not a question, just an observation. Working on a kitchen refit in a bungalow, up into the attic to find the ring circuit for sockets. Came across a spur joint box, the J401 type with 3 terminations inside.... count the cables, 1, 2, 3..... 7! 7 x 2.5mm t&e in to one joint. Has to be a record...
  8. A

    Domain name taken but not in use

    I am trying to set up a website and email for my company butthe domain name has been taken. I have found that the company using it is called something completely different and the website is not in use. Does anyone know if there is someone I can contact to see if I can have the domain or will I...
  9. L

    Galaxy 2-20 does not trigger when bellbox cover taken off

    Hello all, When moving the location of the bellbox yesterday (see my previous posted topic), I noticed that alarm does not trigger when the bellbox cover is taken off; i've tried this with the alarm both armed and not. The bellbox does sound in a normal alarm situation however. At first I...
  10. Ib≤In≤Iz

    Another bodge found today

    Called out to a shower not working, dropped the switch and found this. That 1.5 neutral was connected into the switch terminal supply side neutral then off to a timer fan. Found the fault to be the switch has burnt out. Anyway it's turned into an extra bit of work for me, customer wants me to...
  11. mhar

    Boost Button

    Big long house, some of it used for guests. We are looking for the facility to have a 1 hour boost button for the central heating located somewhere in the guest area. Obviously I am aware of the boost facility available on many programmers. However customer does not want the guests to be able to...
  12. P

    Heating on ring main against regs?

    Had a call from a landlord today they said they had had a new boiler fitted and the installer said the heating was taken off the ring main and was against regulations. Maybe not ideal but can't see as it is against regs.Anyone know if it's a oil or gas regulation. Cheers
  13. D

    IR Problems/Questions

    EICR under taken again on property. Insulation Resistance results on at 500V. All results in Mega Ohms LIGHTING L-N 34.80, L-E 2.05, N-E 33 LIGHTING L-N 2.47, L-E 2.97, N-E 2.81 UP POWER L-N 78, L-E 72, E-L 69 DOWN SOCKETS L-N 16.30, L-E 15.41 N-E 44.43...
  14. D

    PFC on EICR

    Came across a PFC result on an EICR today of 10KA. My meter is calibrated and I carry out monthly checks with a check box to ensure the on-going accuracy of the equipment and all tested fine up to today. Im not sure if I should quote my customer for C type R.C.B.Os with a higher breaking...
  15. R

    Do I need to take my AM2 to become Registered for an ECS Card ?

    Hello I have taken and passed my 236 Pts one and two in Electrical Installations (17th edition) I have also taken my 2391 in Electrical Inspection and Testing (passed) I have also taken my Level 3 Certificate for the 16th Edition of the IEE wiring regulations for Electrical Installations (238...
  16. stidge

    24volt system ?

    Hi all, here's the score Gloworm 35 store combi boiler with 24 v controls. Danfloss single channel clock and digital stat. I have taken perm feed L/N to clock. From boiler 24v to number 1 on clock . Number 4 on clock to A at stat. C from stat connected through back to boiler RT. Hope that's...
  17. the pict

    Service fuse question

    At A EICR today and the three fuses are AEI series 3-100, I can guess at what the numbers mean but who were AEI Pict
  18. R

    Smoke Alarm help

    This is a strange fault i have never come across and i am thinking the answer is to just replace the whole unit. I recently converted the lights in my nans hallway from a pendant to 4 downlights. Being a bungalow it only had one mains smoke alarm in the hallway with the feed taken from the...
  19. N

    Prices per circuit

    Hi guys, for youse guys out there that price testing work, how much do you charge per circuit? i think to charch £15 - £20 per circuit but a company from down south has started to steal some of our work with £7.50 per circuit, our gaffer has started to price jobs at £7.49 per circuit just so we...
  20. J

    No space in board

    The existing board is older and does not hav an RCD, i have installed a small Garage supply unit beside it to a 30A breaker and have taken the cable to the 16A RCD protected breaker on this. is this ok?
  21. W

    Air brush art work

    WHILST out shoppinghe other day i bumped into one of my best m8s from school . i aint seen him for years .. informed me hes taken up airbrushing as an interest and has made it into his work ..... i had a look at some of his work and frankly im amazed by it .. so if anyone is looking into any...
  22. G

    Is Robin now Fluke?

    Went to the robin site Welcome to Robin Electronics looking for specs on the KTS 1610 that i can pick up fairly cheap, seems to direct you to a fluke site promoting their testers. Strange - or have I been drinking too much? :D
  23. J

    Testing help

    HI All Have just installed a new circuit to supply power to a control panel. Have tested it all came back fine if i need to carry out a ZE test how can this be done because cannot isolate the main board so cannot disconnect the Main CPC from the MET Also have only carrird out a ZS at the...
  24. S

    T + E sub mains

    I was just wandering as im never too sure about twin and earth being used for sub main. I know it has to be on an rcd if using t and e but personally i always use swa for underground. But if its in a plastic water pipe is this ok its there existing and i wasn't going to change it but just...
  25. U

    4 Core SWA - 2 Cores RCD protected, the other 2 not ...

    Hi guys SWA feeding outside lighting and socket outlets etc. Set up like this: Single phase. L & N T&E out of MCB in main board to feed sperate enclosure with only an RCD module in. So L&N feeding an RCD. Then, 4 core SWA is glanded to this board. 2 of the cores (L/N) connect...
  26. U

    Cowboy Builders Channel 5

    Just watching a Part P spark make a right a**e of himself didn't appear to know the regs as everything he said was wrong So much for the part p qualification
  27. M

    AM1 vs AM2

    What is the diff between AM1 and AM2 ?
  28. D

    Prison Trade Tests ?

    Hi everyonel. I have a job interview next week with HM Prison Service for the post of an electrician and this involves a trade test . Just wondering if anybody has ever taken one of these and if so whats involved. It would be nice to be forewarned if possible. Many thanks .. Jon
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