1. captaincaveman

    Immitation cable degrading without signs?

    Hiya. For anyone interested in domestic fault finding I had a funny one today... Customer complained about her bs 3871 popout kept popping on her downstairs and basement sockets so I went round, did my testing and found the circuit was failing the IR tests (I will pass on telling you about the...
  2. S

    Can I become an Auto Electrician without an engineering background ?

    Hello Everyone, My name is Sulaiman a mildly successful Sponsorship Sales person in my current life. I love cars, always have always will. I believe the future is electric vehicles. Can someone give me direction on what are the first steps I must take in order to reach my goal of opening up...
  3. Q

    Reference methods for cavity walls without thermal insulation

    Evening all Just wondering what would be the reference method given for a twin and earth cable in a cavity wall without insulation....I understand with insulation its either 102 or 103 but these massively de rate a cable and so was thinking is it b without the insulation as it acts similar to...
  4. ukdave

    UK Wiring downlights without junction boxes

    I'm installing downlights in a kitchen refurbishment. How can I link the lights, the switch and the mains without using a junction box because, when finished, all this will be in the ceiling void space and inaccessible. There must be some sort of in-line connector that would equate to a...
  5. E

    UK Can I swap halogen downlighter GU10 bulbs with 4w LED ones?

    I have 12 x 40w halogen downlighters in our kitchen ceiling which I want to replace with 4w LED equivalent. Can they be a straight swap? Will there be an issue with the transformer/voltage? The light switch is standard type. If I wanted to upgrade the switch to a dimmer type (and the new LED...
  6. B

    Is it possible to sit C&G exams without doing courses?

    For example, in the UK i know you can eg do an A Level at home (if for example you're homeschooled) and then simply sit the exam at a recognised examination centre, paying a small fee. Is this possible with the C&G?
  7. HVManiac

    How much current does car starter motor draw without any load?

    Hello everyone, Does anyone have any information on how much current does a car starter motor draw at no load? The motor specs: Power max: 1.4kW Voltage: 12VDC Armature resistance: 0.7 ohm Brand: Bosch Model No.: 1740374 The starter was removed from the engine when tested. A little history...
  8. Steve888

    Loss of mains without tripping any switch

    Hello Early in the morning I lost the mains without any signs of tripping. The mains fuses was OK The 100A switch was OK All RCBO ok The loads in the house very low maybe 100W. The smart meter was powered OK I had to switch off and back on again the 100A mains switch to bring the mains back...
  9. C

    Non CE lighting without earthing

    Good evening, The wife decided we should have a row of Victorian style cast iron lamp posts up the side of our house. As the dutiful husband I went off and did some searching and found a company selling fairly well reviewed products. Fast forward a few days and the item is delivered, a...
  10. R

    Joining a cps without 2391

    Morning lads I may be mad but I am thinking of starting on my own. Since completing my apprenticeship I have been working mainly on industrial machinery. I have been involved with design through to commissioning stage of installs. Fault finding and plc work are two of my favourite things. My...
  11. S

    Can I get away without a full rewire?

    Hi My house has only one ring main which runs EVERYTHING - including boiler, electric fan oven, shower plus all the usual appliances. Although a new RCD was installed before I bought the property nothing else electrical was undertaken, something I now need to address. My problem is that we're...
  12. U

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Working without Certificate ? (Need Information)

    Hi dear friends, Firstly sorry my english skill if it's bad:) I've a special condition and need some more information. I've a company in my country (registered sub-contractor of GE, ABB, etc.) and provide automation engineering for high and medium voltage systems. But for some reasons I moved...
  13. B

    How do I calculate the resistance of a spur without phisically testing ? ..

    Boffins of the electrical world ... How can I calculate the resistance of 48m ring 2.5/1.5 .. with a 8m spur .. I can quiet easily do this without a spur in the equation but , my test papers require my doing so with an 8m spur. . how does this affect the zs tests ... Thanks v much ...
  14. M.Polipartov

    Offshore/Drillships agencies that take on without offshore experience?

    Hi every one, I am qualified 18th edition electrician and I have recently attended CompEx 01-04 course and waiting for my results to turn up in few weeks. Im planning to do offshore survival courses in next few weeks wich are: OPITO Combined BOSIET OPITO MIST OPITO Compressed Air - Emergency...
  15. D

    how to use storage heater without activating the included convector heater?

    Dear all, I have 3 unidare storage heaters that I d like to use minimizing electrical expense and I m struggling to understand how they work. I ve called unidare phone with no success and asked 2 electricians that could not provide help, thus I thought maybe someone from here could help. the...
  16. lmi-pa

    Am I legally allowed to change a light switch on domestic without Part P?

    My friend rents out a house to someone and the light switch needs replacing like for like. This is obviously a simple job but as it is rented would need to be officially done by someone qualified. I am an industrial electrician and have an NVQ level 3 in electrical maintenance and have been...
  17. Amit Saxena

    Is there a way to move around a drilled hole in ceiling without drilling another one

    Hello everyone! Is there a way to move a drilled hole in ceiling slightly to the right without drilling another hole. I need to suspend a light ceiling lamp and want to avoid drilling another hole if possible. I am imagining something like this: So effectively I am looking for a flat...
  18. V

    Landlords EICR and t&e sub mains without RCD

    Hi All Been doing a lot of EICR for landlords recently due to new legislation and agents i guess. One common issue im finding even with relatively new (10 years) old installations is a T&E sub main. Now some of these have a 100mA rcd .. or no RCD .. some are even wired in concentric cable...


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