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  1. GMES

    Whats happening with youngsters

    Firstly hello guys, it's been a while since I posted or did any staffing but work is crazy which is leaving very little time for anything else, which leads nicely into the reason for this thread. What's happening with the young electricians of today. They either seem to want the earth and its...
  2. D

    whats the most Funny/clever or dangerous meter you have experienced on the job?

    so I was just having a flick through here and saw some pretty dangerous bypasses here and there but I was wondering what is the most clever or dangerous bypass or unmetered connection you have came across im sure you must have some creative/funny or darwin award/how has your house not caught...
  3. J

    Any Ideas Whats Happened To This Switch?

    Hi All, This morning we had a power failure of our shower. When I took the switch off the wall to check for any issues I noticed a section on the load side had "blown" for want of a better word. I'm assuming its something to do with overheating but not sure - any advice? Thanks, Josh
  4. S

    Whats wrong with the fan

    So I moved in to a brand new duplex and the fan in the main bedroom seems to buzz and only seems to buzz of a night time or after the fans on for a little bit. But also can go all day with out buzzing and bam as soon as were in bed buzzes and it's all random buzzing or humming something like...
  5. S

    whats the requirement on cable tray going in riser cupboards

    Hi Guys I have a block of 9 flats 3 floors ,ground ,1st & 2nd.6" cable tray going from top to bottom x2 .LV and HV.The contracts manager is insisting on the tray stopping between floors and a 4" pipe with a fire collar around it to go through the flooor.Is this correct. Please help!!!!
  6. bonjovi

    whats the roughest job you would like to own upto

    mine was when I was training we were working at a industrial unit up on the second perlin we installed a 25mm conduit then had the pleasure of wiring it with many cables , we tried and tried and tried we could not pull these dam cables inside this tube , so we had an idea get the cortina and...
  7. buzzlightyear

    whats with the five words

    now with the new alterations on the forum,me was thinking do I need to get the oxford dick out when replying to the some post .lol.
  8. P

    whats the best book to buy for motorcycle diy electrics

    whats the best book to buy for motorcycle diy electrics
  9. M

    Whats the furthest you've travelled for a simple job?

    I have to travel from Bristol to near Edinburgh in Scotland on Monday, all just to look at a motorised satellite dish on a hospitality trailer that is not working...... I would so love it, if I find out its just a loose cable... Im not so sure on the economics, however as a good employee, I...
  10. R

    RCD Reliability - whats your experience?

    RCDs Explained | Electrical Safety First - https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/safety-around-the-home/rcds-explained/ this article says that RCDs are 97% reliable. so presumably the other 3% won't disconnect in time, if at all, in the event of a fault.
  11. L

    Car Radio, what is wrong???

    This is really pi$$ing me off now. Got an 03 combo van. Stock radio would light up but screen was smashed and couldn't get it to play anything. Bought an aftermarket radio. Swapped them over without a problem, or so I thought. It worked fine, until the van started moving then it would cut out...
  12. richy3333

    Whats happened to Clancy

    Just had a email from NICEIC and some bald heads now the interim MD? Whats happening at NICEIC Towers?
  13. S

    Whats the best tool you own?

    I ve got a few tools i like, my milwaukee drills are great, and a few i think were a waste of money. Like my bosch 12v multi tool, the battery falls out as soon as it starts vibrating. The new tool pouch, i ve just bought has made a massive improvement to the way i work so I was just wondering...
  14. D

    Whats the age of this old panel board?

    Hi hive mind, I've been doing an EICR on a rather old building and have been trying to guess the age of this panel board. I'm thinking about mid 1970's? Any other suggestions?
  15. John#1tester

    Whats your opinions Would you C3 it ?

    Good morning all First time posting so quick introduction I'm John I'm employed by my.local council To carry out EICR'S I've been in this job now for around 3 month every house I have tested has been rewired or partially rewired in the last 10 years or so Now about the C3 and maybe this is...
  16. AJshep

    Whats your thoughts on this

    Whats everyones thoughts on this picture ? It was taken in a new build property. The contractors are still building over the road and the electricians are still working on the building site. Obviously everyone can see no identification on the switch wires but most of the switches do. What bugs...
  17. Pete999

    Whats the wierdest things/thing you have eaten, keep it clean please

    My claim to odd thing I have eaten, came from a job in Syria, we were out for an ethnic meal one evening, about 6 of us none of us could speak the lingo, so we basically managed to order our food, I found the round items quite tasty, till the morning when speaking to the Local Girls in the...
  18. Sparky10

    NICEIC Certification Scheme 2391 V NICEIC - Whats the point in 2391??

    Hi Guys, A debate at work and im slightly confused and thought maybe someone here may shed some light. What is the point in doing your 2391 Testing course? Apparently to be NIC Registered you do not need to have 2391 Inspection & Testing & You are able to sign work off. However if you have...
  19. Gavin John Hyde

    Whats your method for holes in ceilings

    Been fitting some new lights today in a Georgian townhouse that has been converted to apartments. Finding the unexpected in these old buildings around Bath is nothing new. Took the old light down and the hole in ceiling is 4 inches across at its widest part, good point was I could get my arm up...
  20. littlespark

    Bathroom zones. Whats your thoughts?

    I was asked to replace a bathroom fan for a client in a fairly recent build. (approx. 3 year old) The fan is situated directly above a shower cubical with a fixed shower head. The fan is bog standard 230v mains voltage, 100mm diameter with run-on timer, 3 pole isolator outside the bathroom door...
  21. Pete999

    Whats the oldest type of wiring sytem you have had to work on/repair/replace

    Carrying on from the types of cables etc got me wondering, what are the oldest types of wiring you have worked on? Myself I can recall working with Lead covered cables, cleated singles, capping and casing (no not PVC trunking) TRS, VIR Bare MICC apart from us old timers, the list wont mean much...
  22. H

    Tiling posts

    what's with all the tiling posts when I click on new posts?
  23. D

    Domestic How to do Pricing

    How do people do their quates. Time, Costs (insurance, testing, college cost) plus Cable switches Fuses etc. I'm not very business minded person, coming from Agency where you normally get 10K a year if your lucky so im more used to living on the edge, and the reason why i wanted out of it...
  24. C

    bob the builder at again

    How about this little mess. Hope this uploads.
  25. S

    bad workmanship??!

    Hi lads, just had a look at some wiring done in a friends bathroom. All looks good apart from elec rad..... Feed to flex output for rad in 1.5mm [email protected] but the feed to the rcd fuse spur (outside of bathroom next to skt)is 0.75 flex. Not seen this before, is it ok? Rad is 400w Cheers
  26. A

    whats with all this volt drop crap?

    posters on here often worry about volt drop, whats the prob with a few less volts @ the other end of the cable? will a few volts less end in disaster? will the suppy cable catch fire? be nice i,m mellowed out at the moment:mickey:
  27. D

    Bit of help with meter setup

    Ok new hobby of mine is checking customers DNO supplies and getting a feel for whats what...... hopefully you guys could help me understand whats going on in this pic.... So im guessing the meter on the right is Eco 7.........whats the little sealed block on the left next to the two Henley...
  28. J

    LED Downlight Connectors

    Does anyone know of LED downlighters which have easy connect terminal block such as the JCC Fireguard but without the high cost? Thanks
  29. O

    Todays EICR - can you spot the mistake?

    Ok, so where do you look first when you do an EICR? I always start by looking at the CU and incoming supply: Suggestions?
  30. i=p/u

    bit of you knowledge and love for the tools

    looking at laserlevels here and was wondering if anyone has bought the new dewalt laser level? and anywhere you seen at good price at moment?? think the new 1 is 88k
  31. M

    whats the correct method of connecting broken - cutcable in a ring main socket please

    Hi, i have a fault on my lounge ring main, it works fine but failed the tests, i have discovered a cable passing through the back of one of the sockets has been cut which was part of the ring, what i need to know is how should this be correctly reconnected, there is enough cable to crimp or run...
  32. D

    Underfloor heating mats

    Hi all, been asked to quote for putting in underfloor heating, but have never done it before. Whats the ' standard way' of wiring them in ? Have checked some online ones and they are around 300W , Ib of around 1.5 amp , so can fuse spur off ring ? or best dedicate circuit ? Wattage prob...
  33. P

    4kwp system and roof wind up lift calcs

    Ok Senior members explain to me in simple terms please :) whats the point of fitting a 4kwp system if your inverta is set to G83 and will only push out 16 amps ie the 3680 max your allowed? if all invertas are set to G38 then can they push out more? also whats best way to get wind calcs sorted...
  34. L

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Can anybody take 5 mins / few words to explain briefly whats going on...r.e JIB ect..

    Hi Lads Can anybody take 5 mins / few words to explain briefly whats going on...r.e JIB ect.. I'm not nieve or ignorant but up on the North Wales coast where self employed sparks are 10 a penny nobody is talking about it, and even though i'm reasonably educated I just don't really understand...
  35. S

    Pirform

    Hi all, just bought PIRFORM, and im not happy!! Installed on to my computer fine but no im trying to complete certs its giving me some serious grief and is about to be thrown out the window along with my computer!! Just wondered who else had it and if the had problems with it too?? Or even...
  36. S

    Am2

    I will be taking the AM2 before long, and would like to know exactly whats involved since the chages last April. I'm aware that all fabrication has been removed, and its basicly terminating cables, and choosing correct fuse ratings. A test and Fault find at the end with a mulitiple choice exam...
  37. D

    More of DS PIR Pics!!

    just a few more pics from my travels!!
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