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    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) certification

    HI so I have been asked to do the electrics for a loft conversion in a bungalow, it is minimal work 2 sockets a light and a smoke all of which will be coming of a current circuit so no new circuits. does this mean I can just issue a minor works certificate ? thanks
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    Dishwasher works on some outlets

    Hey, Just got a new dishwasher and I went to plug it into it’s outlet and it’s doesn’t turn on. So I tested the outlet with the garbage disposal and it worked just fine. Tested a few other times and they all worked. I tried the dishwasher on different outlets and it worked on all of them. How...
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    How does the overvoltage protection from AFDD works?

    So i know the arc detection is made by a MCU. The overload and overcurrent by a magnetic coil and bimetal. But what about Overvoltage ? I only know it works for >270V.
  4. UKMeterman

    Emergency lighting works at the Science Museum London

    Something is amiss at the Science Museum London, lots of the building have a varity of hired in battery LED lighting and the rest is closed due to urgent maintance... Sounds like they are needing a electrician or two and I suspect they are on a central battery installation.
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    3way light switch, 1 light works 2 don’t help

    Have a 3 way light switch (three separate lights) one light works (middle switch) 2 don’t. Think that the 2 that don’t work shorted out when a multi socket plug was inserted in adjacent room. That plug still works. Anyone got any ideas?
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    Domestic installer and other works.

    Im a domestic installer for around 4 years now. Have a few contacts from schools that have small electrical jobs that need to be done Such as Replacing emgency light fittings installing new circuits. Emegency light testing, replacing ballasts. Changing broken light fittings. Am i legally...
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    Recently changed a light switch which controlled 2 lights. Now only 1 light works. Pictures included

    There are 2 sets of lights surrounding my house outside. One set is a single light next to the door, a standard outdoor lamp. The second is a series of spot lights under the roof to the house. There was previously a single light switch in the living room which controlled both sets of lights...
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    Moving equipotential bonding, Minor works>

    Hi, I was having an disagreement with a work mate, a client has been told that their bonding (gas) is in the wrong place, (it is). This is the only job we have to do there and obviously after moving it and carrying out the required continuity tests, would you issue a minor works certificate...
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    Schedule of works

    Anyone know where I can get a schedule of works template or a copy I can edit cheers Pict
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    Can I wire a Dashcam into interior light in our works Van(s)

    Hi all Our insurers have offered us a discount on our fleet policy if we have dash cams installed in our 3 vans. They haven’t recommended any brand and I am free to choose any brand of dash camI was going to buy 3 cameras for our 3 vans but before I do I want to know how to wire them. I asked...
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    UK Certification after remedial works

    Folks what certification would generally be issued to the client ,after completing remedial works originating from an EICR I am assuming the client would love to have the original EICR fully completed with the words Satisfactory on the front page But this is not always practible depending on the...
  12. FatAlan

    Minor Works Certificates - Multiple Jobs?

    If you’re on a job which involves things like just replacing light fittings and odds and sods on different circuits for the same client, is there a MWC that can cater for more than one set of circuit tests rather than doing separate certs for each circuit?
  13. Lister1987

    UK Legal obligation to condemn/lock-off unsafe works

    Browsing through t'internet on the crapper like I do, I thought I'd look as and noticed he had a section on condemning/isolating unsafe works and how we have no legal power to do so (unlike GasSafe et all who apparently do (Gas Act?). Got me thinking surely we do have a legal obligation...
  14. Jimjamyaha

    Building control / works certificate

    Hi, In 2005 would building control / works certificate have been required for a new / extending kitchen wiring, new ceiling lights and oven installation? In 2007 would building control / works certificate have been required for new ceiling lights, sockets, replacement of electric shower and...
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    notifiable works in domestic

    I mainly do commercial work but would like to check on what is notifiable 1) DB change domestic 2) Alterations domestic bathroom 3) new circuit 4) are alternations to an existing circuit in a domestic notifiable?
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    Domestic Minor Works Certification

    Good evening, A burning question has arisen in my mind regarding minor works certificates. This is, if you do some work for a customer which involves say adding some additional lights to an existing lighting circuit, as well as an outdoor light spurred and fused off of a ring main. Would you...
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    Minor works certificate

    Changed 4 way hook up box with individual 16A RCBOs in box, Part 1 is description of works all good Part 2 is earthing and bonding yes Part 3 Circuit details so this is what feeds the box? And the fuse/mcb Part 4 is test results for circuit altered or extended so these are my results for feed...
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    Commercial works/contracts

    Has anyone got any advice on breaking through the barrier into commercial work? Domestic pays the Bills but would like to get some office referbs/maintenance contracts Cheers.
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    Oven not works Hotpoint EW74

    hi there, can you help me please with advice how to repair freestanding fan assisted oven? Main oven not works ,fan is not spinning ,element not heating ,lights turning on. what i did is to open back cover and check that there is not electricity going to either element or fan. any help will...
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    Minor works - Like for like

    If a like for like change is done but it's not in compliance with the new regs is a risk assessment always required? Also where does the "like for like" terminology come from?
  21. Zdb

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC Minor works certificate (18th edition)

    I use my own MEIWC that I based on the NICEIC's version below: Can someone confirm if the NICEIC are using the same certificate or if it has changed due to the 18th edition. Also if it has changed, please could someone upload a scan on the newer version for me to use as a template. thanks
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    Who does what? How to get the DNO to correct old works.

    Hi To explain: Victorian house split into 3 flats Supplied via single ph service head in the hall then straight into 2 x 3way service connectors, cant see the cable, service connector is right up agaist the service head, From the service connectors is one 16m single insulated tail going to a...
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    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma Digital EIC & Notification of Works certificates

    Had an electrician completed re-wire on my property but sent me a scanned copy of EIC. I was hoping I would receive a digital one via E-Cert with his details, etc. Can that be not done – he completes on e-Cert and I receive a copy as well to my email? Also, I was on the impression that...
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    Commercial New commercial member looking to sub-contract works

    Hi All, We are a company working within the domestic and commercial electric vehicle charge point industry, with a particular focus on South West London. We are looking for self employed or limited company qualified electricians able to work in the area under a lucrative sub-contracting...
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    Nest 3rd Gen works... Somtimes (Due-tec Combi)

    Ive searched quite a bit for this problem but cant find anyone else having a similar experience. Installed a 3rd Gen Nest on a Due-tec Combi HE a Range boiler. It had no existing thermostat on it. It was controlled by a Multifit Integral 24 Hour Electro-Mechanical timer. Everything works great...
  26. Optimus

    How would you describe the dangers, when they say it all works

    Hello everybody! I'm currently completing evening classes at my local college to get my level 2, recently I have been taking a look at the consumer's unit of friends, family (this sounds really sad as I'm typing it) just to gain some more experience of the various types, intake, earthing...
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    How to: Accurately quantity survey commercial/industrial works?

    Hello everyone, I've been an electrician for some time now & have worked in B.M.S, commercial, industrial & domestic environments at some level or another over the years. I am once again self employed (which I do prefer due to the earning potential) & expect to bag a significant job late next...
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    Minor Works Cert help

    So I am currently registered with the NICEIC as a domestic installer, but I need to fill in a minor works for adding a spur to an existing ring as a dental surgery. As I can't do this via NICEIC, can I download a model form, fill that in and give it to the client? I've seen a couple of model...
  29. J

    Economy 7 heater not charging overnight (but works on day rate)

    I'm having problems with my central storage heater. Its an old 1970s one that does the whole flat. It worked perfectly up to the end of last winter, then just stopped. I woke up one morning to find it was only luke warm from the previous day and hadn't stored any heat so became stone cold over...
  30. V

    Rcbo test buttons not working - but works ok when tested

    Hi all Odd one today .. all 6 Hager rcbo's in a tn+n db have the test buttons not working.. But when tested with a multifunctiontester they react fine.. Now..I guess I'm going to have to fail them..even though they work fine. Hager technical say they have never heard of this. Db is in a plant...
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    Domestic - What do you normally use?

    If doing a domestic rewire, refurb or additions - what do you normally use to protect the cable?
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    deemed works not acceptable

    Hello, Last year I had a double socket (1) put in my room which was spurred off the ring main by a registered electrician. This year, another company : - i) installed two double sockets (2) and (3) either side of (1) and made the connection with flex wire ii) left the blue and brown wires...
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    Video showing how an MCB works.

    Here’s a link you might find interesting: A little worrying that he didn’t seem to already know that MCBs work both thermally and electromagnetically.
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    EICR codes when RECENT works don't comply!?

    Just carried out an EICR on a standard semi which has had some work done in 2015-16. The works included connecting an outbuilding to the rear of the house to create a hall, WC and utility room. The Kitchen was also replaced, new cooker and shower circuits installed. The 1 sockets circuit does...
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    Can i issue a Minor works certificate

    Having recently passed Domestic installers exams but not having set up a business or not yet working for an electrician, if i do some minor work for a family member, can i issue them with a Minor Works certificate i.e. with no company name on the document?
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    Refurb works In offices

    Just your thoughts on this one,doing a part refurb on existing offices,no initial verification or certs found anywhere. Premises rewired bout 1990,adding sockets here & there in each room. The DB is a Crabtree Tpn polestar,just finished some loop readings ,& not good,1.49 the highest,there is...
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    Domestic In Line Extractor Fan works intermittently

    Hi everyone, hoping someone can help me with a little puzzle..... I have an inline extractor fan servicing 3 bathrooms which has stopped working. Called a (proper) electrician who couldn't find any faults and suggested replacing the whole extractor fan unit. Before doing so I had a quick look...
  38. Kasper

    minor works certificate

    Hi there, just trying to find out some info regarding the issue of a minor works cert. Having recently completed the 2395 course, I can carry out periodics, but wondered if I can issue a minor works cert or whether I have to wait until I have done my 2394 course ? Many thanks :)
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    WIFI booster that actually works

    Hello guys short and simple, wifi hub downstairs with weak signal reaching the 3rd floor. I have not used a booster that utilizes the final socket circuit cabling before, are they any good or would anyone recommend something else?
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