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  1. M

    Is all CT100 aerial cable me equal? What's best for external?

    Hi all I want to replace the aerial cable in my house as the old stuff is... old! And it has several joins along the way. In the first instance the run from aerial to TV will be around 20 metres. I remember when I looked into it years ago that CT100 is the best stuff to get. So just looking...
  2. Pete999

    Pete's Videos To good for the riverdance show what's your thoughts

    Worked this time Westy cheers, at least I think it did??
  3. T

    What's the best way to become a fully qualified electrician earning a good wage?

    As the title says, what's the best way of doing this? I got a good set of GCSES (2A*s, 10As and 2Bs) however I do not think that I will be able to go to uni. Instead learning a trade is a more likely option. I have decided to go to being an electrician and will probably apply for something...
  4. J

    Can anyone identify this 3W LED light?

    Hi. Can anyone tell me what this light is? It's in my kitchen lights and needs to be replaced. Thanks.
  5. Matthewd29

    It has always worked fine.. what's the problem?

    Was asked to an EICR a building today, old church converted into workshop. This was 1 of 6 boards, this is how i found it. Was told it hasn't had a cover in 20 years and the last electrician passed it so what's the issue? Some people are unbelievable. To make matters worse it's at head height...
  6. Pete999

    What's on the menu for Breakfast this morning Guys?

    Me a gurt bowl of Cheerio's. And I made them myself.
  7. KevinH

    What's a Plug Socket ??

    Just wanted to get something off my chest...... Don't you hate it when a customer asks...can I have an extra Plug Socket. What the hell is a plug socket??? I know a (domestic) plug is typically a 3 pin plug conforming to BS1363, and I know that a (domestic) socket is typically the type we all...
  8. L

    What's the going rate for a decent plasterer daily rate?

    Hi, I got my house that needs skimming. 2 guy's have come out to quote job. According to them job should take 5 days. Price one guy quoted for just labour is obscene. More than an electrician. 1400 for hallways both upstairs and downstairs. Knocked down to 1100. 10×14ft bedroom, without...
  9. Starjack

    So what's this all about

    Respected member and forum mentor, I just wondered what each one was and what the difference is. And can I have one of each. I've also seen some that say electricians arms, what's that about and can I have one of them as well.
  10. Ian Howe

    Does anyone know what this box is for?

    Any of you knowledgeable people know what this is, 2 of them are one the ground near the front door of a house I'm purchasing.
  11. oracle

    What's in your bag / box?

    The least I have ever seen is an ordinary continuity / insulation resistance tester and a roll each of pass / fail stickers and the guy did a damn good job. What do you think we should carry and why ?
  12. D

    Sparks vs Plumbers... What's the score?

    What's the beef? Unusually, I'm a member of both electricians forums and plumbers forums, I work across both areas, in fact I frequently combine water and electricity in many varied and fun ways! This leads me to ask why sparks and plumbers are forever complaining about each other in their own...
  13. Rick Ellmore

    Am I being asked for a Ze reading before any work?

    Hi Guys and Gals, currently I am finishing off my NVQ & i'm being asked the question on One file "Check the safety of electrical systems prior to the commencement of inspection, testing and commissioning".... Is this just fancy wording to say check Ze before you do anything else? Any advice...
  14. P

    What's the answer to this problem?

    There's been a few posts on here recently regarding poor workmanship on installations. Some have said it should be illegal for anyone other than a qualified and registered electrician to carry out wiring and testing. While I agree with this to a certain extent, how would it be enforced? Anyone...
  15. the pict

    What's your plan for the 18th

    Full on course and exam,get the book and home study then book a external exam only, do a distance upgrade course then sit the exam as a external candidate,or wing the exam as I did with the last 17th upgrade Pict
  16. T

    Triple light switch makes ticking noise - even after I replaced it. What's going on here?

    Hi all I'm just a DIYer, not a trained sparky. The triple light switch in my kitchen was making a ticking noise. By elimination, I found it was the middle switch. I didn't like a switch making a noise, so I just replaced it, only to find that the new switch also makes a ticking noise and again...
  17. Leesparkykent

    What's your diary looking like?

    So after reading a few times that house prices are falling...what's your diary looking like? I'm busy as ever and I'm pricing new jobs every week ATM and enough work to see me through until February when I have a big newbuild contact starting.
  18. J

    Rewire and what's involved?

    So full rewire is what I need. 3 bed house 2 reception rooms kitchen. Easy access to everything, building regs informed assessed new consumer unit 4 double plugs in each room 2 double in each bedroom, lol lighting and shiny certificate at the end. Estimates please, well best range you can give...
  19. Dan

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2009 - Floor And Wall Tile Adhesive Poll - What's Best?

    Tile Adhesive Poll 2009 - Floor And Wall Tile Adhesive Poll - What's Best? advice reviews and feedback 2017 Which Tile Adhesive Did You Use Most During 2009? Please vote on the Poll. All answers can be seen by the members. If you used a brand not showing then please respond with the make. I'm...
  20. Spoon

    Whats going on....

    Go on @Dan . What's happening with all the posts. We can't reply to any. What am I missing... ( Besides a brain.... )
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