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  1. Pete999

    All these old tunes being quoted

    All these old tunes being posted, many of us grew up with these sounds, are you youngsters only just discovering how the Pop industry started???? Still in your defence in the years to come, when most of us have gone to the Wholesalers in the sky, you will be winging on about One Direction or...
  2. F

    Does anyone know what wires these are

    So I was installing something and accidentally cut the alarm wire going to the door sensor. It was two braided wires. Please see pics below. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  3. V

    Need help identifying these!

    Any help identifying these would be appreciated, we think the small one is off a bike?? the inertia has a number other than on the plate which reads: 988074 unfortunately we cant find anything on these two units
  4. Amit Saxena

    Sweden-How do I get these wires out to attach to my ceiling light

    Hello all! Probably a noob question, but really appreciate your help with this. I am trying to fit a ceiling light and need to get out the existing electrical fitting to be able to screw in the base plate of the ceiling light I bought. Below are the pictures of the existing electrical fitting...
  5. donnib

    Is there an inverter that fullfils these requirements ?

    Hi, I want an inverter which can give the consumer power from solar if available, second battery if there is power on it and at last from the grid BUT i am not interested to feed to the grid (not interested in getting an approval from the local energy company). I know there are hybrid inverters...
  6. D

    Anyone tried these before..?

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/knipex-5-in-1-vde-electrical-installation-pliers-8-200mm/5211f 40th Birthday coming up and my parents are insisting they get me something so might cut a new pair of cutters / shears and wondered about these
  7. Pete999

    My Mums house had these jobbies

  8. J

    Can anybody tell me what these are?

    DA6524-E7-AE6-D-48-E2-A4-CC-753579821-B99 - https://ibb.co/rGNzZsn 734-D371-A-9566-4-A70-BEC7-2551811-C5-A69 - https://ibb.co/bgc60mS 156-B9-D62-FBB4-49-EA-A69-A-0-A3-AD6-DD0033 - https://ibb.co/0FxkqVB I was called to a job as some entrance lighting wasn’t working. No power to the 6 lights all...
  9. M

    So im not the only one who notices these things........

    Knew i couldnt be the only one to look in the background
  10. Gavin John Hyde

    Need replacements for these.........

    Got 2 bollards at a customers premises. they have stopped working, got water ingress, the covers were not put on correctly. They are emergency light packs. Made by a company called Nu-era lighting which it appears went into administration. Went in kew, denmans, cef and edmundons and got blank...
  11. Moley

    General rant about the standards of driving these days!

    Is it just me or is the general standard of driving going down hill? I had a 'little' commute home yesterday, from Irvine in Scotland to just north of Cardiff. I get really fed up of the number of 'CLODs' (Center Lane Only Drivers) that travel on motorways. I'm tootling along on the inside lane...
  12. Zdb

    Don't suppose these exist?

    Need to install a load of outdoor sockets to be used for Air-Con equipment (vac pumps etc) local to some condensers. Anyway I was just wondering if there is such a thing as an IP rated 3 position rotary switch? The idea is that the normal rotary isolator could power the condenser in position...
  13. Gavin John Hyde

    sensible price for one of these or suitable sized alternative?

    Customer needs one of these changed for an elderly relative. Found new versions by Mk themselves for the old one but at £30+ hoping to find a more affordable alternative. Anybody know of other makes that fit the dimensions? or better still sensible priced MK ones?
  14. S

    Are these wires neutral?

    I'm currently in the process of running neutral wires around my house to all the light switches so that i can install some of these new wifi smart switches to control all of my lighting. One of my light switches has a black and a blue wire connected together separately from the switch shown in...
  15. the pict

    Why are these words so expensive

    £254.00 (Zero Rated) This part of BS 5266 gives recommendations and guidance on the factors that need to be considered in the design of and the installation and wiring of the electrical emergency lighting At the end of the day its ink and paper so why the ludicrous price when considering...
  16. A

    anyone got a manual for one of these?

    hi all Im working on an AHU and trying to do a bit of fault finding just wondering if anyone has a manual for a Staefa Control System RDK9G Controller - Staefa Control System - Buy now at - PLC Warehouse - https://plc-warehouse.com/staefa-control-system-rdk9g Cheers
  17. happyhippydad

    can anyone find one of these Starbreaker RCCB's?

    I want to give 30mA RCD protection to the right side of this board (see below) There is no main switch in this CU. Each RCD supplys the MCB's to it's right. I want to change the 100mA one for a 30mA one but I cannot find one. There are plenty of similar looking ones but these generally have...
  18. S

    Are these qualifications enough to get a job?

    Good evening, New to this forum was looking for some advice of some electricians, I am currently in training to be a electrician, I have mymy level 3 award In requirements for electrical installations bs7671:2018 603/3298/0 also level 3 award In the building regulations for electrical...
  19. S

    These arrived today.........

  20. Pete999

    AFDDs and SPDs has anyone read up on these things yet?

    I only ask because there is some useful bits printed in the New OSG which may be useful, if anyone has seen these information snippets it would be nice to see your thoughts, only if you can be bothered that is.
  21. telectrix

    got some of these to fit this week.

    BG mini RCBO. look the dog's bollox. no functional E either.
  22. happyhippydad

    You've got to turn these things into a positive!

    I'm all set to fit my 8 downlights at the customers house. I texted the builder the night before to make sure he wouldn't be in the way, he's already said he wouldn't but I wanted to double check. No reply so I assume all is well. I get to the job and he's plastering right were I need to work...
  23. O

    Anyone tried these out? ....................

    Bought this pack this afternoon - thought it might get me out of a hole at some point seeing as so many houses are dry lined these days ........ Anyone used these? Thanks
  24. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Who needs an MFT, would you use one of these?

    The Vion I mean
  25. Bob Geldoff1234

    Where do these cowboys come from?

    I was called out to a fault today where the newly fitted consumer units RCD was tripping when the cooker was switched on.The cooker had been checked by an appliance engineer and deemed to be fully working with no faults. So I turned up to be presented with a nice new shiny MK metal clad dual RCD...
  26. O

    de Havilland Mosquito - l would love to see and hear one of these overhead

    Just been reading about this.................. https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/thepeoplesmosquito/take-off Wouldn't that be great!
  27. S

    Bit of advice, does the wiring of these dimmer switches look ok to you?

    I hope it's ok to ask, I just want to make sure I don't get the same electrician who wired the house to fix this if this doesn't look right. We have a 3 gang and a 2 gang dimmer switch, on which the buttons are knackered on both. I thought I'd have a go at replacing them myself, but was not...
  28. happyhippydad

    Why is it so difficult to buy these....?

    Lazing in the garden and decided to ask this after wondering why.. Why is it that you cannot buy 30mm socket screws or 1mm H05RN cable easily? Most wholesalers sell 35mm, 40mm and 50mm socket screws. They also sell H07RN or 0.75mm H05RN. Most sockets come with 30mm screws in a packet with...
  29. happyhippydad

    Where can I buy these in the UK?

    The customer had an RCD tripping problem. I found it to be with the fountain lights. They are small tube lights (G4) that are actually submerged into the water (see picture). They are attached to a piece of flex. I need to replace the lights with something similar. It doesn't have to be...
  30. robd

    Can anyone identify these

    Hi all, If anyone could identify these downlights I'd be grateful. Obviously they look like a fire rated, integrated LED fitting, just not a brand I'd usually use. Customer would like some more in a house he's just bought. Many thanks
  31. Rosco

    Anyone remember these?

    Stubbled upon this little gem today, this is only the second time I’ve seen one of these in 12 years. Is this museum worthy?
  32. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody know who makes these ??

    Been working in a old property. Wiring is getting on a bit but one of the breakers has failed. Not a major problem as the lights are split between numerous circuits and i can take an old one out of the now redundant and unused eco7 board that used to power the old lights in laundry/maids room...
  33. littlespark

    What are our kids being taught these days?

    So this happened today:- My daughter texts me from school asking if its ok to put a 100W bulb (her word, not mine) when it says 60W Max? I replied no, it'll be too hot. Fire risk. When she gets home, I asked her about it. Apparently for a biology experiment, in photosynthesis. She said the...
  34. M

    Do these wire caps need to be removed prior to installation?

    I am installing a new electric hob, the wiring came with these cable caps at each end. Its a single phase installation so I'll be combining L1 & L2 at the junction box. Do these cable caps (silver colour) need to be removed? See picture. I assume so, but if you could confirm it would be...
  35. sythai

    MVHR - Anyone supplied/fitted one of these?

    Evening All Just seeing if anyone has any experience of these - MVHR? And who would normally install it along with all the ducting? I have a 'Eco' new build to price up with this set up. Meeting Client this week to get full spec on the project, just have brief overview and basic plans so far...
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