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  1. buzzlightyear

    poor little thing ,no food .

    I have a great customer who asked me to install her new free standing cooker , now their was a family moving out next door and their was a lot of kids running wild while the family was moving the stuff in the garden it was like Steptoe's junk yard . has I just connected the oven and tested it...
  2. M

    What do we thing is going on here.....

    just came across this whilst needing to change to a different light fitting. Gave up trying to what is what, and stripped it right back to work it all out, it was incoming feed, two out going feeds and a second switched feed to a wall light. The “Loop” was not Perm Live, this was in a...
  3. T

    No such thing as "IT CANT BE DONE". Dimmer not working as requires in my lighting controls :(

    Hi everyone, I've come here in frustration and would be so very grateful to who ever can help me.. The lighting controls are required to: Dim hallway lighting (9 x GU10 LED) after 10pm untill 6am to 50%. The rest of the time NO dimming is required. To complicate this, these lights are...
  4. 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.
  5. littlespark

    New thing that’s dividing the internet

    “Yanny” or “Lauren”? Who cares? I just can’t believe that was Stephen Hawkins’ last word :rolleyes:
  6. Gavin John Hyde

    Strangest thing you have found in a property?

    just reading another thread where somebody joked about using midgets to run cables and it got me thinking whats the strangest or most unusual thing you have found in a property? Mine would have to be a pile of WW2 stuff under a floor. Was working with a team rewiring a house in Swindon. When we...
  7. KEV 1 N

    Strangest thing you've had to write on an EICR.

    Has anybody ever had to write anything weird or strange on an EICR? My most memorable ones are... *No access to bedroom due to large number of wasps inside. *No access to external condenser unit cage due to large overgrown plants *socket fitted upside down (don't know why, no logic to it...
  8. J

    Dangerous? Plug switched off at wall but still powering things!

    Hi all, I'm new here but wondering if anyone could tell me if I have a dangerous situation or not? I have a double power socket attached to the wall that I've turned off...however it's still powering my phone charger...So whether it's on or off at the wall it makes no difference. Only one side...
  9. Leader

    Why would this be? And I've got the 20 char thing too??

    I'm confused as to why the below happened. 1) isolated downstairs lighting circuit, kitchen light still works 2) isolated kitchen light and provided an earth for the diy metal light switch (after seeing the lounge switch didn't have one either) 3) after sorting all switches energised the...
  10. GMES

    Don't miss it

    Just for anyone interested in this kind of thing, Rise Of The Warrior Apes | Discovery UK - http://www.discoveryuk.com/shows/rise-of-the-warrior-apes/ It as been 23 years in the making and it looks really good, it's been getting loads of airtime on the adverts so hopefully it will be worth...
  11. Pete999

    First Aid

    Just wondering if anyone has any funny stories regarding first aid training. I was asked to dothe course at my old department about 10 years before I retired. I did the course with St Johns Ambulance service, lasted about 5 days with the exams / demos on the last day, you know the sort of thing...
  12. D

    high r1+r2 on lighting circuit

    Hi all, Strange one today that i've never seen before - hoping someone else may have seen this... Wiring an additional outside bulkhead today - couldn't easily get to the last fitting to take a switch wire from there so split the switch wire as close as i could to the fitting and wired in a...
  13. Dan

    Last thing you bought on eBay...?

    Last thing you bought on eBay...? advice reviews and feedback 2017 I thought I'd create a thread so we can link each other to the last thing we bought on eBay, so we can share our deals. Worth noting for the sake of being open, TilersForums.co.uk gains a... Last thing you bought on eBay...
  14. Murdoch

    Another star bites the dust..

    And now George Michael Who will be next..
  15. B

    Antique vintage electric skin stimulator curio weird thing

    Found this on ebay (dont ask) anyone know what it actually does??? antique vintage electric skin stimulator curio weird thing | eBay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/antique-vintage-electric-skin-stimulator-curio-weird-thing-/252593548868?hash=item3acfbfae44:g:Mz4AAOSwmLlYB35O
  16. Dan

    Iec 61850 Confrence 2016 Europe

    Anybody going to this Confrence? http://www.iec61850-europe.com/Sponsors_&_Exhibitors.html Do you guys do this sort of thing? Anybody go any other exhibitions or events? Perhaps we have a calendar type thing on the forum and all whack them in? Perhaps even start meeting at a few for food...
  17. Pete999

    Steel Conduit

    I was wondering last night, or should I say wandering, when I were a Lad working with steel and Galv conduit, I distinctly recall the Electricians I was working with always gad me filing the ends of couplers, locknuts etc and also removing the pain from entries into steel enclosures, I know in...
  18. A

    Commissioning engineer

    Hi good afternoon just looking for a little bit of advice. I'm currently Doing the hnc in electrical engineering and I'm looking at eventually gaining experience in the field of electrical commissioning engineer. After looking online the main thing you need is experience but is there any further...
  19. DuaneMHunt1976

    Periodic Testing

    I was asked today if i would do the testing for someone (ie no qualifications did the work off their own skills) CU Change, adding a few sockets and Lights fixed (before i get any more questions on that, thats all i know) I said there was 3rd Party but not many people do that and seem unwilling...
  20. B

    If You Have A Tumble Dryer Read This

    TUMBLE DRYER sorry about the title seems they are causing fires with a fluff build up on the heating element and a lot have been affected Creda, Indesit and Hotpoint see link below 'Significant number' of Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda tumble dryers 'pose a fire risk' - ITV News
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