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    Extending C/U circuits

    I appreciate this is a common situation when replacing a C/U and providng the C/U is not on display as such I have usually just added a junction box in the past to extend the circuit. Where there is sufficent space to extend a circuit inside a C/U I can't see any problem with using a wago...
  2. Lonespark

    Knipex amazon .de

    Just to let you know I was getting new knipex gear and was on amazon reading comments and one post said order from amazon germany so I went on and got these bad boys for £21 was 30+ on uk site was a few other items cheaper to haven't tyred with rest of eu yet funny this as well item...
  3. E

    Form filling on site And invoice software

    im looking at getting a tablet so I can fill out test certificates on site and maybe some invoicing software so I can also invoice at the end of the day. Also I find myself filling out certificates in my own time! When I'm starting to think I should be doing this in the customers time not mine...
  4. Murdoch

    Searching for bargains... Is there any way

    I haven't got the time to search on a regular basis for a couple of items, I could put a search on flea bay but would rather search the entire web automatically. Is there any website's you can use to log a search and for said site do it for you and alert you to any results? Thanks
  5. Leesparkykent

    kentec fire alarm

    What's peoples opinions on kentec fire alarm panels? I have an installation of about 80 points and been looking at this panel and Apollo XP95 range of devices. Any pitfalls, things I should look out for etc? Cheers
  6. D

    Director Redundancy - Too good to be true?

    I spotted this site and wondered if anyone has any experience of this? Redundancy Claim - http://www.redundancyclaim.co.uk/ Almost looks too good to be true.
  7. darkwood

    Throw that switch there!!! ... Yes that on DOH!!!!!!!!

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b87_1459097394 Makes me cringe that he tries extinguishing the remaining fire with handfulls of snow... :38:
  8. Soulsurfer

    Domestic meter tail isolator

    Hey all, I have a few installs coming up where I need to upgrade cu's and want to install isolators between DNO service head and new consumer units. I have only ever fitted before to twin supply houses on off peak storage heating and was under the impression that a straight enclosure with a...
  9. A

    help to wire combi boiler for underfloor heating and house radiators

    Hi there. Major cyber pint for anyone that can help me with this problem. I have a vokera vision c combi boiler( which has volt free connections) that has to do the house radiators and one room for underfloor heating. There is one motorised two port valve for Radiators and one for the...
  10. bigspark17

    Commercial Hospital and large commercial earthing arrangements

    Just pondering why hospitals and large commercial sites have many many earth pits sited 1 or 2 meters away from outer walls on corners and on pillars.? Is it to do with lightning protection or are the earthing arrangements tns or tt for these installs.?
  11. M

    Advice on which PV Software to get

    Hi Chaps, Im sure this has been asked before but as new software comes out all the time I thought Id see if anyone has tried something new. We primerily install PV on new build housing sites so the installs are usually small and basic. Every now and again we will do a flat roof or something a...
  12. S

    FCU and Led under-counter light problem

    Hi all, having a problem on a job... Using a switched FCU to control some LED under-cabinet strip lights. Customer reported that the lights were staying on after the FCU had been switched off. So I thought the FCU must be stuck in on position, so I replaced the unit. Had a call from the customer...
  13. GMES

    Can you just tidy my panel up a bit!!!!

    Got asked if I could just tidy up a customers panel up a bit, he said his previous guy used to be able to get the Machine running all the time but wasn't the tidiest of guys. within 2 minutes of looking at this mess I had cost the customer quite a lot of money. The isolator you see does...
  14. DaveyD

    Rcbo

    Hi everyone. Im an electrician but I don't install PV I am doing some works and changing a cu. The customer already has pv fitted. There is no room to add a separate board and they have put a 16a mcb on the rcd side if the 16th edition board. TNC-S earthing arrangement. The cable is buried...
  15. C

    Renault laguna abs/ecu fault

    Hi all, hoping somebody could possibly help me on this one. I am going to buy a second hand abs unit with same model no for car etc but will I have to get Renault to re programme the module to the car?? Renault abs units are £1200 with programming!! Many good one's one e-bay for £45 ish. Have a...
  16. A

    Old imperial conduit box lid screws

    Any one know the size of the old imperial conduit box screws ?? I don't have callipers. They look to me like 5/16" screws any help appreciated
  17. D

    testing after DB change

    Alright lads what do you allow for and how much depth do you go into with regard to testing when changing a CU? I typically allow a day time wise for say an 8 way board in a 3 bed house, stating there may be faults that the new equipment may pick up and it may incur additional cost to rectify...
  18. E

    Underfloor heating has L-N-E only. Is there something missing?

    I have been asked to wire a thermostat to and underfloor heating system on an extension I am wiring, the builder installed it and tiled the floor and threw the box and instructions away!!!! There is only L-N-E in the box to connect so obviously I cannot wire a thermostat. Is this correct or...
  19. W

    Fuse Wire

    A little add on from another thread Who has been caught out on a call out and they had no fuse wire for a 3036. I remember one having to find the nearest wilkos? wondered what others have experienced?
  20. R

    EICR's

    Am i correct in thinking you don't need to be registered with a scammer scheme to do ECIR's?
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