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  1. GBDamo

    Investigated an electric shock today.

    Was called out to a site where an employee has recieved an electric shock when turning on a light. When I isolated and removed the switch the cause was immediately apparent. It was a metal surface box and mettal clad switch, the back box had been drilled through the back for a 20mm conduit...
  2. littlespark

    <-----Was on TV today!

    Yes, I was! ITV4, during the second stage of the Tour Of Britain cycling race. The leader pack passed me during the adverts, but the second main pack was shown, on live TV... I was one of the blurs on the left hand side of the road.
  3. Matthewd29

    Found this beauty today

    Found this on site today, fire alarm beacon from 1953-54
  4. T

    smoke alarm wiring.

    went to change three smoke alarms today and found they were wired in 1.5 t&e useing the cpc as the interconect link wire. would you class this as a c1 / c2 i was thinking c1, any thoughts
  5. J

    How’s work today ? My beer keeps getting warm

    Having a tough day. Can’t even be bothered to look at the Greek installation work
  6. Bob Geldoff1234

    Sat the 18th Edition exam today

    Well sat the 18th today and passed top of my class(8 people) with 90% so I'm happy with that:).Most people on my course got between 70-80%.One lad only got 60%:( I did find the 18th exam harder than the 17th in which way the questions were worded.Also there seemed to be trick questions put in...
  7. Dustydazzler

    Bizarre fault today immersion timer

    got a phone call from my brother at about 1.30pm to say his immersion timer had caught fire and completely melted. I thought he was exaggerating so popped round to take a look. And yep it had completely melted into a big ball of moulded black sticky plastic...:eek: This timer was fitted when he...
  8. O

    137 years ago today .................

    This was published: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4880587647f58c9ea9e015838/files/7e1caafb-d492-499e-b193-428b0a001906/20190417134425.pdf And then think of the monster it is now ..........
  9. B

    Tested a mobile home today and sometime you just wonder why!

    Tested mobile home today and you sometimes just wonder why
  10. Top Cat

    Got a new toolbox today!

    Got the sort with loads of compartments in the lid of the box with a clear plastic clip on lid to keep it all safe and tidy. I spent 3/4 hour sorting all the different size box screws, M4 sizes, nuts, bolts and washers, socket fuses etc, etc, it looked brilliant! Then I opened the lid of the...
  11. S

    Thought for today .........

  12. D

    Advice on Job i went to today

    Good evening. Any advice what to do in this situaltion would be very much appreciated. I was called by a landloard who lives in Denver . She rents out a property in east London. She asked me to issue a cert for the flat. I asked id it was an EICR that she needed and she said ' yes please, as...
  13. MFS Electrical

    Ordered myself some new toys today

    :mad:Here’s one for all you tool tarts like myself. I seem to be liking Dewalt more and more these days..... a wise investment if I do say so myself since I have about 1million dewalt batteries somehow :eek: Was very impressed with the combi drill in this kit had it for years before it burnt...
  14. Andy5678

    Mad Friday Madness starting now

    hope everyone enjoys the winter festivities over the next couple of weeks. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do :christmastree::partypooper:
  15. HRM-ELEC

    Nice early Christmas present, 2391_52 passed today

    Nice early Christmas present, passed my 2391-52 today :)  Then it's the 18th next after the New year. Anyone know of any good trading providers in the North West? Cheers H
  16. Gavin John Hyde

    NICEIC Certification Scheme interesting convo with NICEIC today

    Had my annual visit today, passed so all good. Discussed when exactly i was meant to have the 18th edition, he said that actually i didnt need to do the course as there is quite a long window. As the NICEIC/Elecsa are allowing upto 2 years - yes 2 years for those already registered to get it as...
  17. S

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

  18. GBDamo

    odd one seen today, three FCUs each for a 3KW immersion on one 6mm radial

    As title, Megaflo hot water cylinder has three 3KW immersion elements. Each fed from an FCU in 2.5mm 3093Y flex. On the surface all looked good. Initial testing showed no earth continuity on two of the elements. Closer inspection showed all FCU covers were loose. Further inspection showed...
  19. T

    TS Electrical Services

    Domestic, industrial and commercial NIC EIC approved electrician in Hastings offering a wide range electrical services to clients in the South East of England. From changing a simple light fitting to a complete house re-wire contact us today, no job is too big or too small. If you require...
  20. Pete999

    Pete's Videos New tester out today, make it yourself simples.

    New tester on the market, look out electrical test instruments!
  21. T

    Came across this little gem today, then got the sack!

    It may be a little hard to see but there is a Line and Neutral fuse in it. Advised Landlord it was potentially dangerous and needed upgrade advised contacting DNO for upgrade of cut-out. Landlord asked me to phone them which I did the DNO said they will be around as soon as possible to do a...
  22. 123

    Found this little beauty of and advert today, race to the bottom

    Ok, so it's from 2015, but seriously? Amazingly, the company still seems to be operating. @Risteard @Phil Thompson @Matthewd29 is this the kind of garbage prices we need to compete with? Company this advert is from is based in Lisburn.
  23. gnuuser

    really worn out today, heavy auto repair!

    had a very busy day today, I changed all four struts, ball joints, and control arm bushings on my old toyota highlander. beast of a job, and I am so glad I have the proper tools to do it. that being said I'm getting too old to be horsing on wrenches likes that. after getting cleaned up and...
  24. Iain Kay

    Is this installation considered acceptable today? (1-ring including oven and everything else)

    Looking for some advice on what I've discovered is the electrics situation in my rental property. I'll note that before I moved in here I made the Letting agents (LA) more than aware I use an absolute -----ton of power. I told them I can and will be pulling 2,000-4,000 kWh a quarter (with gas...
  25. Pete999

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Got this from NICEIC today if you are interested regarding types of OCPDs of differing makes

    file:///C:/Users/Pete/Desktop/Safe%20Selection%20of%20Devices%20for%20Installation%20in%20Assemblies%20(1).pdf Hope you can read it
  26. E

    so i beat my fear of the dentist today after roughly 11 years

    im going to get me some pretty teefs now, took less than a minute to remove a root that had split into 3 parts ive had more pain just wiggling these split roots for years than what i experienced today, any of you chaps that have hit the balding of the head stage have nothing to fear from...
  27. M

    Came across this today .......

    Got sent to a house today to remove a supply to a shed down the bottom of the garden...maybe 20m away from board. Went out the 32a breaker in 6mm t and e jointed under a floorboard to 2.5mm armoured,down a wall to the outside and then under the garden. Entered the shed through a drilled hole and...
  28. Pete999

    Volunteer job today zxzxzxzxzxzxzxz

    Went to a couples house this morning, nice house nice people, Hubby is restricted in what he can do, hence my visit. Lots of jobe shelves, grab rails etc, the Lady asked if I would put some pictures on the wall for Her, of course no worries I said, She wanted one to cover a back box with a 3 cor...
  29. Grampabill

    I'm new on any forum today!!

    Hi all. I have never joined a forum of any kind before so please bear with me if I ask what appear to be silly questions. It is not immediately apparent just how one posts so I hope I've got it right. I am a retired professional photographer who has always enjoyed fixing things (computers...
  30. charlie76

    I came across a belter today

    I am at a customers to do a consumer unit swap amongst other bits and bobs and its one of those jobs where you end up fault finding and rectifying before you even strike a blow. Well, fitting some replacement outside security lights to existing feeds off the lighting circuit, I was baffled to...
  31. Pete999

    Got this in my in box today may be of interest

    Gmail - https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pc=en-ha-emea-uk-bk&shva=1#inbox/1616f7f305b642d0
  32. TonyJohnson

    Hi Folks, everyone has a first day.. Today is mine

    A newbie to the site but been in the game for 13 years... hopefully i can help others as well as them help me... Cheers Tj.
  33. T

    Just doing an EICR today and in a quandary...

    So there is no earth to the light fitting, well there is it's terminated in the black terminal box above it. However there is no connection of earth to the light. It's a JCC I think circa 10 years old or maybe less. Also the supply to the lamp holder is in singles from the termination box. There...
  34. Pete999

    N.Power and Smart Meters letter today

    Got a letter today from my energy supplier, saying that they are in the process of installing Smart meters to all of their Customers, and will be informing me within the next couple of weeks, when they will be coming to change my Meters over, question is can I refuse? Your thoughts and answer...
  35. B

    AM2 fault finding today

    AM2 fault finding today wish me luck
  36. DPG

    On the BBC news website today (dodgy cable)

    Fire risk cable 'in homes across UK' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41391343
  37. Pete999

    Found this in my email today, hope you can see it

    ECA Survey Findings - http://Copy the content, don't like to this.com/news/eca-survey-findings/
  38. telectrix

    quiet time bench job for today

    customer's fancy light. transformer is goosed. no output (load is connected, been caught before when TX only outputs with min. load or more)). new TX ordered.
  39. KennyKen

    Photo's of Work carried out today

    150mm Duel Feeders for HVAC Panel. Junction Box is Ex 'E' so limitations on core length.. That was part of my work tonight.
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