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  1. M

    Replacing ceiling lamp holder - which wire goes where?

    Hi all I've got a knackered ceiling lamp holder I want to change. It's the type with no flex - the lamp holder is directly on the ceiling mount. But the new one I want to put in will be rose-flex-lamp holder. There are no markings on the old one I'm replacing. So what's the easiest way to...
  2. M

    Wylex Type A or above rcd/rcbo... where to find them?

    I'm a bit stumped, feels like I'm hunting bigfoot. Anyone know a supplier for these?
  3. N

    Domestic where to switch a 12v LED circuit?

    Hi all. new to this and hoping someone can pity on me! I've bought a LED light tape kit which comes with a 3pin 12v transformer. I plan to put the LEDs to back-light a mirror on the wife's bedside table (she looks better in dim light!!!! :) The transformer will plug straight into a normal 3...
  4. C

    Cabling where practicality goes a miss

    Would any of your guys actually run t&e,between the clips of the guttering,around the front of a house, porch like extension. Seems the only way to do it,the cable would be hidden ...but...what’s your take on this. It’s gonna be a shite job anyway.
  5. Diver233

    TT earth cable small and god knows where the rod is

    Just started to test a TT system, so found the earth and thought that cannot be it for the size of the house. (See pic). So tested the Ze and got 94 so less than a 100 but I thought I’d check the connections to the earth rod. Cannot find it anywhere. I can see a new main electric feed has been...
  6. M

    Re-wiring a house where Glis Glis (rodents) are an issue

    Hey guys, So there's a house that needs a re-wire after it burnt down. The most probable cause is glis glis chewing the cables. I've previously had to rewire a house with the same rodent issue and did it in FP as the metal sheathing would hopefully stop the rodents chewing through the cable...
  7. haptism

    Where are you getting your metal buckle clips

    Wheres the best value for £ metal buckle clips to be found in 2019, ive seen the SAREN ones but they are well pricey, and you need to buy the nails for them separately. The Shneider metal clips from screwfix £12 per 100 wtf. Where are the compliant housebashers getting clips for T&E nowdays ??
  8. D

    Where to start - retraining.

    Hi guys, Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'm considering retraining at the age of 36. I'm pretty practical after renovating a few houses and having done a bit of my own domestic electrical work. My question is where do I start. Obviously at the age of 36 I'm not looking at starting from...
  9. N

    Starting on my own & where to start?

    hi I’m after some advise... I’m a qualified electrician & have 15 years experience. I’m currently employed & work nights as a sparks & would like to start my own thing during the day. Is there anything I should & shouldn’t do? I’m a bit confused on where to start & what to do. I want to be...
  10. S

    Batteries: Where do you get yours?

    This looks like a good deal, unless anyone knows better :) Duracell Industrial Alkaline AA 1.5v Battery - Pack of 50 - http://tinyurl.com/y8hkaswe
  11. markythesparky

    Where are CCTV notices required?

    Could someone tell me what the law is on whether notices are necessary on properties having CCTV?Domestic, Industrial and Commercial please. Thanks.
  12. Bob Geldoff1234

    Where do these cowboys come from?

    I was called out to a fault today where the newly fitted consumer units RCD was tripping when the cooker was switched on.The cooker had been checked by an appliance engineer and deemed to be fully working with no faults. So I turned up to be presented with a nice new shiny MK metal clad dual RCD...
  13. E

    ive been sorely missed on this forum

    its obvious you missed me
  14. buzzlightyear

    now i have seen it all

    traveling home by train from me jolly's sat down on the seat ,looking trough the window ,now their was a toilet in the compartment near to where I was sitting .a nice new train .where the bog had nice sliding doors where you open the door by pushing the buttons and walk in .close the door...
  15. Crumps

    Where to go and what to do now?

    Hi all New to the forum and after some advice. I have read other threads but I do not feel I really have an answer. And I am sure I will get some stick as well! I am wanting to change my career and recently did a course which encompasses the below. And I am currently working as a PAT...
  16. alexander jackson

    Where would you use this tool ?

    In the wholesaler the other day I saw with the volt sticks one for picking up magnetic fields, where would this be used ??
  17. A

    IET study books. Help where to source decently priced.

    hi guys just about to start an electrical course and I need various IET books. 18th ed regs, on site guide ect. could anyone advise where to look for decent price? regards
  18. the pict

    from where do we gather information for SPD,s

    Amendment 1 of the 17th Edition requires electricians to conduct a risk assessment of properties to see if they require surge protection. Who holds such information ? the DNO, oh yes the people that you cant get on the phone because you need to go through customer services and select option 105...
  19. James bishop

    Passed Lvl 3 2365, Wat next? where to look for nvq?

    Hi, I recently passed my Lvl 3 Electrical installation 2365. I'm guessing the next route to go for is getting an Nvq and my 18th edition. ( will do 18th edition later on in the year) Does anyone know anywhere I could find an Nvq I searched around but it seems like they dont provide an employer...
  20. wildwest

    where should this wire go?

    Howdy all, got a question for yeh. got this big green and yellah wire hanging out of my consoomer unit, shouldn't it be connected to somit? them other two big grey ones are.
  21. happyhippydad

    Where can I buy a weatherproof 3 gang switch which looks like this.....

    I'm sure I once saw a weatherproof 3 gang switch which looks like (or was) the BG ones in this link IP66 20A Switch 2 Gang 2 Way SP - https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Electrical/d190/IP66+Rated/sd3138/IP66+20A+Switch/p24607 but I cant find them! Was I imagining it??
  22. simpson93

    Lutron certification. How and where

    Good evening all, Due to an increaseing demand from my clients for modifications and repairs on Lutron systems I’m keen to broaden my Knowledge on these systems. And so I’m looking for advise on where to find the right course’s to Become Lutron certified etc.
  23. Spunkywads26

    Can somebody confirm identity and where to buy stock

    Hi guys, Went to a job yesterday to quote for some work and came across this CU. I have googled around and believe it to be a Curve CU but can't seem to find anywhere that sells RCBOs for it. I'm after a 32A RCBO to run a new ring final. Anyone with experience of using this brand and any...
  24. L

    newbie . where to go next

    hi everyone. I'm new to electrics as I'm retraining . I am almost done with my part p and 17th but what else will I need to progress further. any advice greatly received
  25. marconi

    WHO WHERE YOUR MENTORS YOU HAVE MOST TO THANK FOR?

    Lucien Nunes mentioned and gave credit to one of his mentors which reminded me of three fellows who I have much to thank. My next door neighbour taught electrical engineering, apprentice electricians and the electrical aspects of refrigeration systems. He did his apprenticeship at...
  26. A

    Part-Qualified - Where to go?

    Hi all, I currently have the following qualifications: - City & Guilds Level 3 Certificates in Electrotechnical Technology Installation (2330) - City & Guilds Level 3 Certificates in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (2382) I did them whilst serving in the Royal Engineers (Army)...
  27. happyhippydad

    Where can I buy these in the UK?

    The customer had an RCD tripping problem. I found it to be with the fountain lights. They are small tube lights (G4) that are actually submerged into the water (see picture). They are attached to a piece of flex. I need to replace the lights with something similar. It doesn't have to be...
  28. EalingBadger

    Where to get special tool to undo light fitting screw?

    The pictures are of a type of anti-tamper cover retaining screw (M5 x 60mm) that is fitted as standard to a whole slew of lamp fitting in a local church complex. None of the bulbs have ever been changed since the place underwent a major refurb 20 years ago and all the new stuff was...
  29. Y

    new to NVQ 2356-99 where to start from..!!!!

    Hi. I have just started my NVQ Level 3 2356-99. I am a bit confused about this this system. Is there any one to advise me please where to start from with this course.
  30. Steve93

    Wiring a kitchen and where you put appliance sockets

    Currently On a new build and I wired the ring to a switch bank where I’m gonna have 4 switches switching those hood,fridge freezer,dishwasher and washing machine. From this I have ran a leg down to each socket behind the appliances. Now the kitchen fitter is kicking off that they shouldn’t be...
  31. 8

    Where can i repair Fluke 1652b

    My fluke 1652b has stopped working , nothing happens at all when I turn it on .. can anyone recommend the best place to repair .. fluke in Norwich, want £107 just to investigate or £212.50 to repair, with a warning that major parts aren't included, which is as much use as a chocolate teapot...
  32. Z

    What a mess, only supposed to add a couple of sockets too..

    Going to look into this tomorrow the client sent this thru for me to look at. Interesting. Not sure It'll turn out well. For either of us. Iain
  33. O

    Help with small lifting motor wiring? Where does the other end of this resistor go?

    [/URL][/IMG] On opening up case wire came free where does the resistor connect to? Apologies for unprofessional diagram I did it to try to understand it myself
  34. D00DY_T00DY

    Where do you buy hand tools?

    Hi all, Just wondering where you buy your hand tools? Any online stores you use that are reasonably priced? Local wholesalers? @Pete999 sure you'll love this thread being obsessed with all tool related things:D
  35. H

    HappySteve - Where is he?

    has anyone seen @happysteve about recently?
  36. E

    Where and how to find a reliable electrician?

    Hi everyone. I realise that this is probably the wrong place to ask this question. But I was not sure where to ask. I wanted to know how one should go about finding a decent electrician in the UK. The last two times we rang for repairman here got utter scam-artists. I do not throw that word...
  37. T

    Where to start with no experience.. Home Study ? Evening/weekend course ?

    Hi all My name is Tom, this is my first post on here. I live in Suffolk & I am looking to begin my training for the C&G 2365 level 2 and 3 and have been let down by the training provider in Norwich. The course has been put back 5 months and I can not find any where local to start it in the...
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