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  1. telectrix

    There's no such thing as a tidy up fairy.

    as title. been waiting all week. no fairy. so, to attack it meself. before and after pics.
  2. G

    Okay, there's conventional ways of wiring......

    ....and then there are the mavericks that use their own. but please don't swap and change between the two. Thank you. better Fridays afternoons have been had.
  3. Specialist

    Just when you think there's no more surprises.

    Just been to look at a repair for a friend of a friend, flat over a shop with electric tripped out & won't come back on. Went to the shop 1st to see landlord & found shop half in darkness with staff in a flap as all breakers were OK etc. Told them I'd be back & went to sort out flat, Tennant had...
  4. Dan

    Pat Testing - If there's no earth on the plug, is it a fail?

    Have an old record player that has come into the local charity shop and they want to know if it's worth just throwing. There's no plug on it, but there's only L + N anyway, no earth. I said it possibly wouldn't pass anyway without an earth and said I'd ask. They can bin it if it's going fail and...
  5. 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...
  6. C

    Cordless kettles

    anyone had any probs Pat testing the Philips cordless kettles,5 kettles apparently failed the test for earth continuity.They have been tested by someone else,& ive been asked to take a look,they look nearly brand new. It looks like there are no Earth pin connection on the base,& it certainly...
  7. H

    wago lighting connectors

    Should these be always housed in a wago cable retaining box if under plaster board?
  8. H

    MEM 3-phase board

    Morning all, As the regulars know, I work in a school part-time (while sparking part-time), and I'm going to do a bit work for them - they need power dropping in for 11 PCs. No problem, 2 RFCs should do to share the leakage currents of the machines, bit of dado trunking round the room, RFC...
  9. Paul Dodds

    New multifunction tester

    Hi, I'm obviously new. I'm looking at buying a fluke 1663 but am concerned that when the new 18th edition comes in it will be obsolete. Would I be better off buying a used 1653b, + calibration, and then a new mf tester when the new regs come in? If this has been covered then please feel free to...
  10. Murdoch

    Another star bites the dust..

    And now George Michael Who will be next..
  11. T

    max length of a 1.0mm flex

    Testing a school which has had lots of LED upgrades with exor controls. 12 way unit above the suspend ceiling with flex's down to the switches. All the leads were 12/14 meters long with the most of it thrown across the ceilings like spiders wed. I use to have a table of max loads and sizes but...
  12. max force

    oven tripping electrics

    Hello, I have a Neff oven that today started tripping my electricity. I ran some tests to try identify where the issue might be without much success. the fan turns on fine, at 150C everything works fine, the thermostat kicks in and out without problems. If I put the temp higher to 175/200C...
  13. Dan

    Testing Emoji

    Just testing some emoji :confused1::grimacing::nomouth::nomouth::car::trafficlight::trafficlight2::tram::catface::mapleleaf:
  14. Christian1981

    Xs training.

    Hi all I just want to recommend Xs training to any of you thinking of doing your nvq. It took me 4 years to complete but that was me being lazy and already being payed sparks rate I couldn't get motivated to start and when I got an email saying it had to be completed by the end of December that...
  15. S

    Conduit back boxes 16mm knockouts

    Don't suppose anybody knows where I can source some 2 gang metal back boxes that are compatible with the old steel conduit systems? Basically need to change a 1 gang to a 2 gang but local wholesalers can't seem to locate anything. The old conduit is about 16mm diameter so knockouts need to fit this.
  16. J

    Self build - wiring a new network. Advice please.

    Hi all, Thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully to give me some advice. :) 1) I am building a self build home and want to wire it for networking 2) The network will be wired through a NETGEAR GS608-400UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Switch: Amazon.co.uk: Computers &...
  17. B

    Domestic Extending light switch wiring

    I'm about to rebuild a stud wall at the back of my kitchen prior to ripping the existing kitchen out and installing a new one. the light switch for the room at the back of the kitchen is in a really inconvenient place, and I'd like to move it and put it in the new stud wall. What I want to know...
  18. L

    Smartphone app

    Does anyone know of a good app for a smartphone to organise appointments and hold customer information etc? Preferably something that would sync up to iphone and iPad etc. Preferably free as I'm just starting out (no smart arses quoting pen and diary please). :)
  19. joel_till

    Newbie looking - advice on finding work

    Hi Guys. I'm new to this site and also electrics. Decided to take the giant step to retraining as an electrician from 20 years of sales and have gained my Part P, 17 the Edition, PAT testing, 2392/94/95 inspection and testing and booked in for an electro-technical design course over the next...
  20. S

    Domestic No socket for gas hob

    Improvisation, what do you think?
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