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  1. Dan

    Sharing and providing electrical (or Gas Plumbing) advice online - Discussion thread

    So this has been posted in the following forum categories:- American Electrical Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/american-electrical-forum.169/ Canadian Electrical Forum - https://www.electriciansforums.net/forums/canadian-electrical-forum.170/ Australian Electrical Forum -...
  2. Dan

    FIXRADIO Tunes Request Thread (And DAB Radio Recommendations Thread)

    FIXRADIO - Tunes Request Thread - The ElectriciansForums.net official unofficial tunes request and shout-out thread. This isn't something we've organised with FIXRADIO officially. So it's the unofficial official tunes request thread. If you really really want a tune on, use the usual...
  3. Dan

    Similar Threads shown at the bottom of the thread you're reading - is back

    Similar Threads shown at the bottom of the thread you're reading - is back. But thanks to those who contribute to the forum by way of Upgrading Their Account to a Subscribed Member it is now using the all singing all dancing enhanced searching feature, rather than just using the thread titles...
  4. Dan

    Canada Country Flags: Thought I'd done this thread but maybe not.

    Okay, so we have some country flags knocking around. Depending on the screen size of your device, will depend on where they show and how often etc. Really small screens will see them less. iPads and Laptops and Notebooks will see them in all places I've set them to. On your mobile, if you turn...
  5. L


    The aim is simple and 2 fold To give an easy meabe of clearing out clutter that once was in use and now has no use to the owner To ensure that tools/equipment/literature that can be used by our sector gets as much useas possible Theres a few rules to ensure smooth running of the thread: Once...
  6. littlespark

    90's bands and nostalgia.... from another thread.

    Rather than continuing on the other thread which was something about dodgy MK fakes.... I had same Mk1 fiesta, but mine was "Sunshine Red".... or orange, as my gf, now wife, called it. It cost me double what yours was, so it must have been twice as good. Even back then it had 16 valves...
  7. Leesparkykent

    Pics of dogs thread.

    I know it’s been done before but it was ages ago....we’ve had a lot of new members since so I thought I’d start a new thread. Here’s a few of my Rottweiler from today’s walk along the beach. She’s just turned one so still a pup, they don’t stop growing until around 2.
  8. littlespark

    Where's the sticky thread for old stuff?

    Doing a little job in my local pub:- changing double sockets to ones with USB chargers built in and 90 or so portable appliance tests... I came across this old man in the cupboard. and its 30A little brother on the opposite wall. 2 out of 3 fuse carriers missing from inside so incomplete.
  9. happyhippydad

    Just found this thread from a few years back!

    Found this thread from a few years back, made me smile! There's a few of those names now disappeared, still a few left though:) Putting some faces to the names!!!!! - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/putting-some-faces-to-the-names.94529/
  10. T

    Re suspended ceilings thread and the mess in it, before and after

    Just a little update as @marconi expressed it may be interesting to see before and after on sargasso sea of cables above ceiling.
  11. happysteve

    What's this, and where can I get one (immersion heater nut/machine screw thing)

    Off a Backer immersion heater element. Unlike others I've seen, rather than having a long threaded rod with a nut on the end to hold the cover in place, the threaded rod does not extend beyond the cover, and relies on this sort of female machine screw thing to hold it in place. Which is missing...
  12. T

    Hi Admin notice to me is "you have insufficient priveleges to post on this thread"

    So looking at a thread and it says the above in General chat-off topic, it appears I am not priveleged enough to reply on it?... In particular this thread; Hi there, not sure on what catagory this goes into -...
  13. ChelseaNick

    Another oven thread (hopefully with a difference)

    We've had to replace the single oven and discovered that both single oven and hob were hooked into the same terminal strip which was massively overloaded. We've now installed an induction hob with is plugged in to a plug socket on the isolator switch for the oven. The problem we have now is that...
  14. P

    Repairing a damaged back box thread.

    It looks like the upstairs in the house has had some electrical work done in the past and I've been left with a couple of blanked off back boxes. On one of them, the cover plate is loose and looks a little unsightly. While attempting to tighten the screws up, I found the threads on each of the...
  15. PiesRus

    Me! PiesRus the thread must contain at least 20 characters

    I'm just trying to introduce myself but it looks like I'm having trouble with intro - ing myself I tried . But this web site isn't friendly. Anyway! Good evening my Friends and Ladies & Gentlemen. I have been sparking for 30 odd yrs and I still think I am an apprentice in many respects. I...
  16. Electron

    Damaged thread on lug of metal back box

    Can anyone suggest a way to fix a damaged screw lug on double socket back box?
  17. M

    Past thread search can it be done

    is it possible to search for older threads I am interested in a post from June this year?
  18. O

    The number plate thread ...............yes really

    Spotted this today: Feel free to add ones you see!
  19. T

    Not sure how me last thread went down

    but if anyone can help me solve this little problem Id be greatfull Light needed in a room -Drilled into concrete ceiling and put what I have no idea what it was called now into the whole. Found that the 8 ml drill bit the matey said id need was a bit of a tight fit to get this raw plug shall...
  20. D

    Consumer Unit Feed

    I've got an awkward job approaching where the consumer unit is to be relocated due to a semi-detached house being knocked into one. It's currently fed via a kmf & 16mm t&e, with a seperate 16mm earth. When the consumer unit is relocated, this wont be long enough, and even if it was this would...
  21. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Working at heights, no problem

  22. mwigham85

    Fireproof Supports in escape routes.

    Hi Guys, Does a hallway in a dwelling class as an escape route for this Reg or is it just shared access escape routes that this Reg covers? thanks
  23. FatAlan

    Adding sockets to RFC

    Want to add two double sockets to one of my ground floor RFCs. Was initially thinking that it would have to be a FCU to a spur. Would it be better practice to just incorporate them as part of the ring? Sockets will be running a TV and either PS4 or Xbox depending on what FA junior is in to. Not...
  24. B

    Pictures needed

    Anyone got any pictures of before and after work need some for my college portfolio Cheers
  25. T

    Hello from a n00bie

    Hello from a n00bie, looking for advice with some electric heating and hot water. thanks
  26. 2

    Going self-employed as a domestic electrician.

    Hello everyone, I need some advice. I am a 61 year old apprentice served electrician. I have been " in the game for 45 years ". Mostly I have been employed by companies in the commercial and industrial side. After a recent illness and a lot of thought I've decided I don't want to work for anyone...
  27. Dan

    Update: Total number of thread views shown on forum homepage! WOW!

    If you visit the forum homepage (HERE) on a laptop/pc or tablet in landscape view, you'll see the total number of thread views for each forum category. Note that this isn't the total number of actual hits. As once you've viewed a thread, it wont keep counting you if you refresh the page.
  28. Pete999

    Buying a quote

    Hi Folks, don't know if I have this information right or not, hence my question. My Lad (Camerabloke) paid a visit today, and showed me something interesting. Someone on the net posted a "buy a quote" thread, it seems this thread or post whatever you want to call it, not to sure where it came...
  29. S

    Mystery wiring - seen anything like this before?

    Hands up, I'm just a domestic spark, but the gym where I train wants to put in a boxing ring and these are in the way. The cable is sheathed and I haven't taken the whole thing to bits but I've never seen anything like these twenty terminations. Apparently the building, which is on a racecourse...
  30. G

    Spur from Ring Final Circuit

    My last thread was taken down due to copyright reasons, I think it was because I scanned a page from the wiring regs and posted it. Can anyone tell me if this circuit design conforms to regs?
  31. T

    Light bulbs blowing and crazy wiring..

    I'm hoping to get a bit of expert advice on a problem I have with a friend's wiring. Initially I was asked to take a look at a three-bulb light fitting that was regularly blowing bulbs. I took the fitting down from the ceiling to check for loose wires and found that several came out from the...
  32. Pete999


    Glad it's all sorted, nearly had a breakdown lol lol
  33. Dan

    test new thread

    test new thread
  34. G

    Help with shed wiring

    hi I am going to re-wire my shed as it's a mess I have installed a c/u see picture .ignore wiring in it . That's just me playing about fitting cable in it to see how it's done What I now need to know is how I wire everything up . I have attached a drawing of how the set up wants to be . Could...
  35. Jurgster

    British sparky working in Germany

    Hi, I have decided to ground this thread to whine about practices of Germany's best made sparkys. I repeatedly discovered that I am challenged with the German mentality of so called competent electrical installation or electrician's. Let us see how much resonance will come. I just hope that...
  36. D

    EICR IR bad readings, any advice?!

    Hey, An EICR was 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...
  37. W

    New Member

    Hi Everyone! Looking for some help on this forum. Thanks
  38. 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...
  39. C

    Industrial Compex Exia and ip washers

    Hi there i am looking for a question answered regarding Ip washers on Exia equipment, the equipment is rated at Exia iic T6 ip rating of Ip68 intrinsically safe in zone 2 with an Exde Hawke cable gland on the cable Ip rated at Ip66/67, does this still require an Ip washer as the minimum Ip...
  40. S

    Bad Work Photos

    Hi, Stevie here. This is my first post and wasn't sure where to put it! Let me know if I should add this to an existing thread. I wanted to see some of the shockers people have come across. Here's the Consumer unit(s) for a 1 bedroom flat which could be found above a suspended ceiling in the...
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