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  1. Lost Girlfriend

    Storage solutions what works?

    Hi All, this forum was incredibly helpful when I last posted. I'm a girlfriend (hoping to level up soon) to a man who is just starting his electricians training. I posted before about gift ideas for him and you guys pulled it out the bag for me and gave me ideas that covered me for a few things...
  2. Q

    Who can sign off minor works and EIC's?

    Evening all, I just wanted to see if electrical improvers/adult trainees with appropriate levels of experience and who hold testing qualifications can complete minor works certs or EIC's for basic installs. For me that shows competence and skill as is always mentioned and certs are checked off...
  3. Sparkgap

    Super low mains voltage, what works?

    Some months ago the transformer feeding my road had a HV phase loss with the result that my house was only getting about 85V. It was interesting seeing what stuff worked and what didn't: for example, 60W bulbs glowed, fluorescent lights didn't(!), some LED lamps worked, others didn't, and my DAB...
  4. gmdaly

    new minor works certificate for a fused spur

    Hi, can someone give me some advice RE completing a small works certificate for a fused spur coming from a ring final. 1) In part 2 of the AMD2 small works cert, its wants Zdb supplying the final circuit. Does this mean the Zs for the ring final that I measure or the MaxZs 32A MCB which is 1.1...
  5. R

    Surge protection on minor works

    Evening all, Pretty straightforward I think. I was led to believe that surge protection needs to be fitted on all additions and alterations including when doing minor works unless the client signs a waiver. Another sparky I work with claims that this does not apply if you are just adding a an...
  6. Raptor0014

    Views on Minor Works Certs

    Morning all. I was chatting with another spark the other day and he’s telling me I’m making excessive work for myself by issuing minor works certs for everything I do that isn’t covered with a EIC. Eg if I change a socket I check everything first (Ze, Zs, PEFC, PSSC, R1+R2, RCD Trip times...
  7. N

    does this need a minor works cert

    As above ,does any of the following work require a minor work cert, changing MCB's, changing sockets, fitting CU blanks, filling CU holes with intumescent sealant (CU not to IP rating ) all noted during EICR's some FI's which turn out to be loose wires in circuits This is Scotland...
  8. A

    Issuing minor works certificate

    Hello all, I'm a mere PAT tester and access this forum alot as I learn so much from it. I wanted to ask about like-for-like socket changes and issuing MWCs. I test fixed appliances also so I understand the correct isolation procedure. I often find damaged sockets and fused spurs and I'd like to...
  9. E

    Touch control lamps only works when switch wire is disconnected.

    I have fitted a touch control switch to a lamp, (I have done many no problem)…..However in this table lamp with a cast iron base the device does not operate when connected to the base? But when unscrewed the light turns on and 3 stage dims as it should. Any ideas welcome please.
  10. J

    Electric heater blows up but circuit still works for fan.

    My Lasko electric heater stopped working and I thought it just played out so I replaced it with another heater that worked fine for a while, but when I went back to check it was also not working. A fan is on the same circuit and has been that way for years, the fan still works fine. Is this...
  11. FreeBeam

    NICEIC Certification Scheme EICR Remedial Works evidence

    Hi all, Newbie here and looking for some advice and confirmation. We are planning to rent out our home and have completed EICR through the agents. The EICR came back with a few C2. 240v fan in shower cubicle C2 Socket backbox damaged in lounge C2 Socket backbox damaged in hallway C2 IP of...
  12. M

    Works dont it?

    Went to do an EICR the other day, upon arrival and chatting with the boyfriend of the woman he explains "yeh well I know a bit about electrics and do bits and bobs for people" .....painter by trade. Alarm bells ringing already. Whilst doing a quick visual come across this out the back. I.P...
  13. R

    VARIOUS TYPES OF WORKS AVAILABLE

    Electricians required for various packages of wok ( Test and Inspect, EV, Remedials, Installation, Servicing, Door entry) in and around London, Oxford, Reading, Slough. FULL time employed or SUB work available. [email protected] Immediate start - Great salary.
  14. P

    Cost of electrical works in an extension

    Hi, wondering if anyone can give me an idea on whether we are getting quotes in the right ball park or way off. We had a 4 bed 1700sqft house, in the middle of a build extension of a further 1000 or so sqft - 2 storey, side (breaking into the garage) and rear. The initial provisional sums for...
  15. NICKYNUNN

    EIC or MINOR WORKS?

    HI EVERYONE, IF I ADD A RADIAL CIRCUIT OF 2 SOCKETS , 5 METER RUN IN 4MM FLEX CONTAINED IN CONUIT AND TRUNKING, AND TERMINATE IT IN AN EXISTING 32AMP MCB WHICH SERVES A RING CIRCUIT, DOES IT WARRANT A MINOR WORKS OR EIC CERT? I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I PUT IT ON ITS OWN BREAKER IT WOULD BE AN EIC ...
  16. F

    Panel Upgrade Questions(Not looking to DIY, just looking for an explanation on how it works)

    Good afternoon! As I said in the title, I'm not trying to DIY anything, just trying to understand what was done by the electrician. According to our 4pt inspection, we had a 100amp main panel(outside with the meter can) and 100amp Challenger subpanel in the garage. We had to change the...
  17. duckie

    NICEIC REPORT - feedback on remedial works costs

    NICEIC REPORT - feedback on remedial works costs Hi all - I had an test done in advance of selling my 3 bed semi. The test report has four C2, nine C3 and two F1s. I wanted to get your expert and unbiased feedback on these observations to help make sure I do the right remedial works - as well...
  18. N

    Light works but extractor in EnSuite isn't

    Good Evening I recently removed and replaced a ceiling rose light with a new light that has a metal base, In my old property I had three cables so it threw me a bit when this property only had 2 twin & earth cables. When I initially wired the light I thought it would just be a case of matching...
  19. L

    UK Extremely detailed EICR resulting in £7000 remedial works quote

    Good evening, This pertains to a four-bedroom property that is vacant due to minor redecorating. As part of this we employed a sizeable electrical company who completely went to town with the report and came back with 18 C2s for a non-period property that was redone in 2012. Furthermore the...
  20. G

    Texecom veritas R8, lost engineers code, how do you factory reset?

    Texecom veritas R8, lost engineers code, how do you factory reset. End user code works ok, but cannot reset without engineers code. can anyone help??
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