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  1. Pete999

    Pete's Videos To good for the riverdance show what's your thoughts

    Worked this time Westy cheers, at least I think it did??
  2. P

    18th edition exam - my thoughts

    I Just did my 18th edition exam and I will share my thoughts with those that haven't yet taken it, and although I ordered the 18th bs7671 book last summer, it sat in a cupboard still wrapped in the cardboard it was delivered in until about 5-6 days before my exam. I watched the sparkyninji...
  3. Jamie'

    Label Machine thoughts

    just wondering what are people’s recommendation on labelling machines? I’ve been looking at the following from screwfix: https://www.screwfix.com/p/brother-pte110vp-electricians-label-printing-machine/3453x Aside from that one they jump to £80 and then to £170
  4. Gavin John Hyde

    Thoughts on this earthing at cut out.....

    On a job this evening just taking a look around and meeting customer as wants downstairs rewired. Only collecting keys before i go back and do a few tests and quote fully. Appears at sometime to have been TNS but changed to PME? Instead of earth and Neutral joining in the cut out. They are...
  5. D

    Airbnb testing thoughts

    What's your view? Is there any literature? Stories? Airbnb leittings are for furnished rooms, flats and houses (and shepherds huts etc) that are supplied with electrics and are kitted out with appliances. 4th edition PAT in service guidelines cover hotels (for guests as "members of the public"...
  6. Vortigern

    Progress with DNO regards provision of earthing terminal, thoughts?

    Western Power Distribution - Information for electrical installers - https://www.westernpower.co.uk/connections-landing/connections-useful-information/information-for-electrical-installers I have been contacted today regards policy and methods regarding provision and maintenance of earthing in...
  7. Y

    ... advice on this situation please

    Evening, Im working for a builder on a kitchen extension.. Now the usual procedure with this building contractor is do the essential checks (bonding, Ze ect) make sure its up to scratch and fit a separate board to feed my new circuits... nice and simple However im just finishing the first fix...
  8. A

    How qualified am I, your thoughts please.

    Evening all, I hope your all full of Christmas cheer! I have a long standing query. I've spent a lot of time within the Security industry and I'm considering jacking it in and going back to a spark. My question is how qualified do you guys think I am to just go ahead and apply for a few...
  9. Leroy Merlin

    SY Cable? Thoughts?

    Morning all I've recently been introduced to SY cable through work. I've had a look for more information on the web as I wanted to check ratings, uses etc. but I'm getting a lot of mixed information... many people say they use it but many others are saying that it doesn't comply with BS7671...
  10. W

    summer house supply thoughts

    been asked to price a socket to a Summer house , throwing it out their for any views which may help me decide my course of action , Ideally i would like to get back to the Consumer unit , but its virtually impossible without major structural upset , and can not go external from it either due to...
  11. gazdkw82

    Thoughts on electric/hybrid/LPG vehicles

    I currently have a 2007 Volvo v70 estate that I like but is thirsty. Im using around £150 of diesel a month. I'm looking to change to something with saving money on running costs being the main driving force. Iv looked at electric vehicles but I'm really concerned about how limiting it can be...
  12. multimick

    bonding thoughts with a sure stop remote tap fitted

    hi all terrace house lead water incomer with old stop cock which i assume is redundant as plumber has fitted a surestop stop tap the one which works by air pressure switch,,i put the main bond on incomer before sure stop (only about 2 foot of pipe) he swopped it to after the sure stop...
  13. H

    Your thoughts on this Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate

    Can you please give me your thoughts on this Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate I have received? Page 2 is blank. Thanks in advance
  14. Gavin John Hyde

    Thoughts on compatible power tool batteries?

    Just been looking at some cordless SDS drills, need one for a job with no power on site.opted for the DCH253 SDS+, only £128 for the drill on its own. so get to the batteries. The Dewalt branded 18v 4.0Ah battery is around £48.00, the 5.0Ah Dewalt battery is £68.00 Looking online(amazon) you can...
  15. gazdkw82

    Elex-Coventry feedback thoughts

    Not seen a thread. What's everyone's thoughts on the show?
  16. Pete999

    Not agreeing with it, just after some thoughts from fellow sparks

    Been watching an American documentary on the IBEW Electician's Union, realise it's an American idea, but do you think this sort of thing would work in the UK? just asking for opinions please. Do you think it would upset the Schemes much? would it take far to long to organise and Police, if...
  17. Gazthesparky

    Peoples thoughts Rcd protection

    I can not make up my mind what to do for the best. I've now encountered this a few times so just want peoples thoughts on this situation I have a customer who wants single socket fronts swapping for double conversion sockets they don't want the mess to the decoration. I went out to quote for...
  18. AJshep

    Whats your thoughts on this

    Whats everyones thoughts on this picture ? It was taken in a new build property. The contractors are still building over the road and the electricians are still working on the building site. Obviously everyone can see no identification on the switch wires but most of the switches do. What bugs...
  19. Daniel Oake

    Your thoughts on XS sponsor 18th edition course

    I'm looking to pay for the 18th edition course next weekend that XS offers through the forum, this will be my first edition as iv'e just finished level 3 (2365). Hopefully this will help me be a bit more employable over my other colleagues. Has anyone sat this course with XS yet and if so what...
  20. Gavin John Hyde

    Thoughts on new builds........

    Been to quote for some work today and the house is a new build. Built by Linden Homes. At first glance looks good but when you stop and look a little closer you see several of the walls inside are not straight that there are big curves and deviations in them. when you look down on the...
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