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  1. I

    I could be wrong posting here but i need help

    Dear All, Newbie here, not sure if this forum is for those who specifically electricians only or if general people can join for help and advice, so im taking a shot here, if this is the wrong website then please let me know and ill just copy and paste it there or wherever is appropriate I...
  2. L

    Car Radio, what is wrong???

    This is really pi$$ing me off now. Got an 03 combo van. Stock radio would light up but screen was smashed and couldn't get it to play anything. Bought an aftermarket radio. Swapped them over without a problem, or so I thought. It worked fine, until the van started moving then it would cut out...
  3. P

    CPCs in wrong holes inside consumer unit...x8!

    Hi everyone, I've recently done some testing on some welfare trailers used on building sites on behalf of the rental company at their base. Mixture of fixed wire/PAT/FAT to make sure they're going out to the customer OK. I've done 8 so far and they were brought brand new 12 months ago and I've...
  4. Paul228

    When it looks wrong.

    So, went to look at a property for a landlord. In the bathroom there is an electric shower in zone1, but it's mounted approx 2 foot above the water line. The isolator pull switch is outside zone2. Oh and the circuit is rcd protected and on a separate 45a breaker. My thoughts were....why would...
  5. Simonslimline

    I must be doing it wrong.

    93000 + views! What a muppet.
  6. A

    Kitchen appliance sockets and safe zones - right or wrong?

    Hi all, I think I'm posting this in the right place - apologies if not. I'm wondering if I could ask for a bit of help here. I'm renovating a house for myself to live in, and I've spoken to an electrician this week to have it fully rewired. There appears to be a problem though with my planned...
  7. M

    Domestic New consumer unit -I think I've done a very simple 'stupid' - help please.

    I've just swapped out an old consumer unit for a new one - like for like in terms of circuits. One lighting circuit will not set. I've disconnected the earth on that circuit and it still won't set so I would appear to have a live-nuteral short. However I did nothing to that circuit at all...
  8. Martyn Fletcher

    Can't find a reg on it, but it just seems wrong...

    Went to a job to check out a fault on an outhouse. Turns out that the outhouse is supplied via a 2.5mm T&E from the main house CU, which runs for several meters along an external wall (outside and unprotected) then disapears into a 50mm plastic pipe underground. The good bit is that at the other...
  9. R

    This one beat me and I'm not sure why I'm wrong

    RCBO offers protection against 1. Basic contact 2. Short circuit current and earth fault current 3. Short circuit current 4. Short circuit and overload current
  10. gazdkw82

    Metrel update gone wrong??

    Anyone had any issues updating a metrel MFT?? I've tried updating the firmware and now it's not doing anything. I just get a blank screen. In fact I left it a few hours turned it on and it beeped loud and then all the relays/contacts started going crazy and screen flashing. Help needed :-/
  11. Z

    Switch is switching the wrong light

    I have been asked about a switch unit in a hall which has a switch for the hall and another for an outside light. After changing this switch to a sensor switch everything is working fine apart from when hall light is switched on it switches the bedroom light on as well.
  12. M

    New ceiling light - what am I doing wrong!!!

    Hi all, New to forum, apologies if this is in wrong place. Purchased a replacement ceiling chandler and wired up, but obviously wrong as fuse keeps tripping. I've got the two green wires from light (hand photo) to green on curling fitting, where old yellow wire is. Blue wire from light (hand...
  13. Vortigern

    Maybe one for the trainees and improvers out there, what is wrong here?

    So what is wrong with this picture? What do you think you should do about it? It is really amazing the things people do with electrics!
  14. B

    I think this is wrong, thoughts please

    Hi guys, been doing more testing and reporting on small blocks of flats and came across this scenario. Block is PME with a small intake at the bottom containing most of the meters. The sub-mains/laterals then run through pvc conduit to the ccus in the flats where there is an Henly block making...
  15. Vortigern

    Electrical certificate from a decade ago anything wrong with it?

    Hi again :cool: So my Son sent me the attached file as the cert for electrical work and there appears to be something missing or was it so different then? This if for a house he is about to purchase.
  16. mhar

    Can't go wrong, bargain

    NWS SIDE CUTTER , VDE 6 In 1 Cutter 190mm, + NWS WIRE STRIPPERS BARGAIN PRICE | eBay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NWS-SIDE-CUTTER-VDE-6-In-1-Cutter-190mm-NWS-WIRE-STRIPPERS-BARGAIN-PRICE/252783887393?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
  17. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Plasterers no good, cut the wrong sized hole for your switch ?

    Don#t worry use one of these beauties.
  18. Davisonp

    What do folk do when given a CU with switch on wrong side?

    I came across this earlier this week doing an EICR and would value your opinions on this matter. I have occasionally been given a CU to install only to arrive and find the switch is on the wrong side of the CU and it will not fit in the current configuration. I was taught to move the switch and...
  19. C

    Main gas bond connected in the wrong place

    hello guys I need some advice on and EICR job. On the MET we have two main bonding conductors 10mm each. Water is fine however I cannot find the gas bond connection on the pipe. I know it is connected to the pipe as a long lead test gives me 0.02. The pipes resistance rises as I disconnect...
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