1. Dan

    Upgrading the forum in a couple of weeks guys and gals

    I'll be upgrading the forum in a few weeks. Giving you a heads up now so by the time I do it, most regulars should know about it. Comes with the ability to uploads videos directly into threads and posts. My server guy isn't too happy about that. Bandwidth will skyrocket. Ha Due to the lack...
  2. Vortigern

    Retail Therapy during a long weeks work bought a new laser level

    Been humming and hawing about this new laser as my dewalt SW80 sometimes does not switch on and getting unreliable (justification justification) so got this. Bosch GCL2-50CG Cross Line Laser Green Line Laser - https://www.powertoolsuk.co.uk/bosch-gcl2-50cg-cross-line-laser-level.html Just did a...
  3. telectrix

    5 weeks preggers. 4 - 5 babies

    as title. young pup ( 18 months ) now well up the duff. due mid october. scan shows 4 maybe 5 babies.
  4. Vortigern

    Air con blowing 20a MCB a few weeks into box change in shop/commercial

    Strange day, changed DB in shop couple of weeks ago from old wylex with cooked neutrals and burnt out neutral bus. Wiring was the usual sargasso sea of cables above suspended ceiling, old circuits, redundant circuits and really bad light switch arrangement. Pulled out the switch wires (six) and...
  5. MDJ

    2 Weeks to go until the big one

    Until we meet the Green men in the six nations that is, time to start some humour and banter
  6. Leesparkykent

    This weeks rewire/challenge

    This is going to be a challenge....floor boards on top of other floor boards, bare brick walls that are being white washed, exposed beams, bang and oulfson AV system= nightmare :eek:
  7. K

    C&G Level 3 2365 Help

    Hi, I am currently doing the City & Guilds 2365 level 3 course and am looking for someone in Leicester that is in the same situation as I think it would be beneficial to be able to go through some of the material with a fellow student. My email is [email protected] if you're interested...
  8. KennyKen

    Started NightShift

    Agh I forgot how long it takes for my body to get used to my normal routine being changed. Anyways I shouldn't complain 30% loading on my hourly rate.. anyone else doing nights?
  9. S

    weeks lying time.

    hello, just curious as to how much a weeks lye time is. do you get paid a weeks wages on your current rate or at a rate when you started with a company.
  10. UKMeterman

    Domestic Dno Hv Autorecloser Events Permitted Frequency

    Hi, I live out in the sticks, two independent HV Feeds from two separate primary substations with a pair of auto switches that control the single HV feed into the village. I have had 7 auto recloser events in the last 6 weeks, 3 of which in the last two weeks. At what point should UKPN get...
  11. Phil Thompson

    Best books for 2395/94

    I am contemplating doing the 2395 at my local college starting in August, just missed the 94 but hopefully they will be running it again in November. I've seen a few books online, but was looking any recommendations from guys who have done the courses recently. Or any other advice.
  12. H

    Hi all, mature trainee here...

    Hi Lads, Glad to have found this site could definately do with the experienced sparkys in here... Just let you know currently coming to the end of the c&g 2365 level 2 fast track running approx a year.... hoping to do the level 3 2365 @ optima. ect in west bromich, anyone had...
  13. R


    I have recently decided that I want to become an Electrician. There is a big company called TradeSkills4U that offer a 16 Week course that will enable me at the end to be a fully qualified domestic, commercial and industrial electrician. It is a paid course where I would invest a lot of money...
  14. M

    2394 2395 4 day intensive.

    Good evening everyone. I finally convinced my company to put me through my 2394 2395. I wanted to take this as an evening course over 6 months however the provider messed me around and the course fell through. I've had to commit to a 4 day intensive with the written exams 8 weeks later and...
  15. S

    Hows work load

    How you finding things a the minute work wise? Busy? Just ticking over here, lost out on 3 quotes this week for CU changes to the local cheapo doing them for £200 all in. Looking forward to the Xmas break mind you :)
  16. S

    SJIB grade card renewal

    Does anyone know how long it takes to get a SJIB grade card. I sent my forms off over a week ago and hoped it would be here by now as i am finding it difficult to get onto sites without it. Its not a regrade just a like for like
  17. P

    Adult apprenticeship?? So confused

    Morning guys, I'm 29 and have just paid for my level 2 college course (2365) but I can't find work in London anywhere to start as a trainee. Would it be too late to get an apprenticeship somewhere? I've been unemployed for the past month since leaving my office job that I've been in ever...
  18. P

    Domestic Training I no nought! and want advice about the fast track courses please.

    Hi there, This is kinda scary writing this but here goes!! The fast Track Training i.e 3-4week electrical courses which say you can become qualified are they any good? Im not looking to do this full-time, just for my own home and family (long story why!!) Ive done short courses in the past...
  19. D

    Starting my 2365 at able skills, what are there courses like

    Hi all, I'm booking my 2365 tomorrow with ableskills, I was just wondering have any of you done it there? Will I get all the proper certification that you'd get at collage. I only ask as I have seen on watchdog etc in the past that people have spent thousands on qualifications that aren't worth...
  20. P

    Leaving the trade

    I don't know if any of you are in the same boat. I'm seriously considering leaving the trade all together, everybody wants to cut costs and its killing me! I don't even work for myself, I really feel for those of you fighting to win work. After being made to carry out a 4hr unpaid round trip...