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  1. C

    Additional fused spur

    As a rank amateur at electrics I had hoped to have an electrician complete the mains connection to my low voltage garden lighting. Owing to the lockdown this isn’t possible so I’m going to have a go. Question - I already have a fused spur, fed from a double socket, to feed an outdoor garden...
  2. H

    Insulation resistance with vulnerable equipment unable to be removed

    Good evening Was wondering when testing for.insulation resistance and there is vulnerable equipment in circuit but unable to disconnect, I understand that you combine the line and neutral conductors and test to earth. I am just wondering if it's ok and safe to do this at 500v as there is no...
  3. A

    Unable to use timer with LED lamp (possible to bypass switch?)

    Hi, I’ll start off by saying I’m not qualified but have done some electrical work before and do the odd bit of DIY where I can. I have an LED lamp that I would like to use with a plug in timer and it turns off fine. The problem is when it turns back on power goes to the built in switch (see...
  4. A

    Domestic Unable to separate wires on ring circuit

    Hi folks, I'm in the process of adding some more sockets into my "Socket" ring circuit. My plan was to open up the existing socket, cut 1 twin and earth higher up and add a socket there, leave the other twin and earth where it is then do a small ring of 4 sockets, starting at the existing socket...
  5. happyhippydad

    Unable to find earth rod when doing EICR

    Evening chaps and SC... I was carrying out an EICR today. I could not find the earth rod anywhere. I could see a 10mm leaving the CU and going down the wall of the porch then it goes at an angle through the wall (towards the outside) and then I cannot see anything else. Following the angle...
  6. P

    Unable to confirm Supply characteristics for hospital install

    Hi All, i have just been sent on a job to certificate a new install in a hospital,but i am banging my head against a wall trying to locate the the primary supply characteristics/main switches/main protective bonding, the hospital has no idea where to look and all the existing test certificates...
  7. 7029 dave

    Unable to post

    Mods, help please unable to reply to post's. Dave
  8. R

    Certifying another Sparks work

    Hi, I've been approached by a builder who has requested several of his jobs are certified. He has used another electrician to carry out the work who is unable to certify his own work. I've suggested an EICR report as I'm unable to inspect cable runs in permitted zones along with other...
  9. O

    Scheme Registration

    Guys, When registering with a scheme (new to me as Im in maintenance) how do you get round certain things like: 3 phase board and unable to turn off, are you OK just taking the cover off??? Getting Ze when unable to isolate anything so therefore unable to remove main earth??? Im sure there...
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