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  1. Dan

    Can Electricians Go To Work? - Yes, if you're able to safely

    Some government guidance regarding going to work during the weird times we're in. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others#going-to-work 4. Going to work As set out in the section on...
  2. Dan

    Similar Threads shown at the bottom of the thread you're reading - is back

    Similar Threads shown at the bottom of the thread you're reading - is back. But thanks to those who contribute to the forum by way of Upgrading Their Account to a Subscribed Member it is now using the all singing all dancing enhanced searching feature, rather than just using the thread titles...
  3. Lister1987

    You know you're a sparky when.....

    Another bit of fun, it can be anecdotal or make up YKYASW; You take off your trousers at night and instead of a tills worth of loose change falling out, you have a wholesalers worth of rawl plugs, fuses, screws and that bit of fluff you can't figure out where the hell it came from..... Next!
  4. Marti

    If you're selling your private number plate I might be interested.

    Just on the chance that anyone fancies selling their private number plate in the future , I might be interested if it electrical or electrician related. I realise they are not to everyone's taste and I'm compensating / having a crisis / shallow / infantile / got better things to do with limited...
  5. pirate

    Tel, if you're calling it a day, could you sort out this one for me first?

    Like I said, don't just give it up, choose what you want to do, and do no more...or words to that effect! I'm back on my Men's Shed charity thing today. I was about to install that 6mm in free air for that huge cooker when a guy dropped in a reel of 25 metres of 10mm, so just used that instead...
  6. B

    Kitchen lights

    Best type of lights for use on kitchen kickboards?
  7. B


    What types of cards can you get e.g like CSCS card, are there any others that are useful? Thanks
  8. B

    Pictures needed

    Anyone got any pictures of before and after work need some for my college portfolio Cheers
  9. L

    Where do people advertise etc.

    Hello guys, Just a quick one I was wondering where you guys advertise or more importantly get most of your from? A new guy here starting out with not many contacts just trying to get some ideas for getting some work through the door.. Thanks
  10. Dan

    Update: Browse the forum using SSL

    If you're fussy about this sort of thing, you can browse the forum using 128bit encrypted SSL. Just replace http://www.elec...... with https://www.elec..... in our URL in your web browser address bar. If you couldn't spot the different there, you just add the letter s after the http part. There...
  11. B

    Slimline Lighting

    Hey all, I am looking for slimline lighting that has emergency capability and is rated to IP65. I could go to IP54 but requirement is as slim as possible with emergency functionality to connect to a static inverter for emergency lighting. Any help would be great. regards,
  12. N


    Hi all, I hope that you're as busy as I am, here in Kent.
  13. P

    Domestic Quote for replacing old storage heaters

    Not sure if this is the right forum but can anyone advise on this? I am replacing 2 storage heaters and have been quoted around £1,100 plus vat for removal/disposal of the old (non asbestos) ones and fitting of the new ones (Dimplex manual not Quantum). I could order these heaters myself for...
  14. A

    Fuse breaking capacity

    where do you look to find the breaking capacity of fuses?
  15. A

    RCD Problem - HELP NEEDED!

    First off I dont claim to be great with electrics! I have installed a new consumer unit today, from the meter it has some 16mm T&E tails at considerable length - maybe 10 meters where I have put a KMF switch with an 80amp fuse. The board is a 2 way split, when i open the main RCD switch at...
  16. P


    Anyone know the Power factor forula required for the AM2 motor starter? Really desperate!:omg_smile:
  17. D

    Thorlux Prismalux light fittings x 20, west London, need to shift asap

    Hi, I have 20 Thorlux Prismalux fittings available, new, but in somewhat tatty / dusty boxes from storage. They have control gear for 125W MBF lamps fitted but this could be removed so they can be used with standard ES lamps, or it could be replaced with (eg) sodium gear - I think I also have 3...
  18. telectrix

    here's a drill !

    picked up this morning at a car boot. £20.
  19. S

    Multiple job offers

    Hi all Have been busy looking for a new maintenance position and have had offers from Serco, Norlands and a company called Cloudfm. Anybody had any experience of these firms and if the're good to work for? The Serco job is working in NHS hospitals and the other 2 are retail contracts. Never...
  20. T

    HELP: City & Guild 2394/5

    Hi Guys, I've recently enrolled onto the City & Guilds 2394/5 which i am due to start in April. Just looking for pointers really from anybody who has done this. I've heard the exam its pretty difficult.:uhoh2: A brief heads up on what's to expect or any tips you could provide would be greatly...
  21. uksparks

    Armeg Conduit Threading Set

    Hi, Has anyone got the Armeg Conduit Threading Set? Conduit Threading Set I saw it in Eddies and was tempted, not that i do any metal conduit stuff, but thought it would be good to have. Your thoughts please.
  22. sythai

    Another heating one...

    Just about to have my y-plan system at home changed for combi.... Going to be running 2 heating zones off this. Rather than spend out and buy 2 x new 2port valves, could I use the existing 3port valve (which was only replaced last year.) Tell me if I'm being dense or is there a way, just...
  23. simpson93

    How many computers to 1 30ma rcd

    Hello all, just wondering in an office with lots of it equipment how many computers would you put to one 30ma circuit?
  24. P

    Single phase 240v motor wiring

    Please help. I have recently fitted a new pump, pressure switch and a 2.2kw(3HP) single phase 240v, 2 pole electric to my compressor. However I am at a loss at how to wire it. I have been trying to google it for 3 days, but am getting conflicting answers. It is a start capacitor and start run...
  25. N

    IR testing results on MWC

    Interested to know what other people do about IR testing results on a MWC. If your additions contain new fixed wiring then you test that and record those results, obviously. But what if you're just replacing a fitting with a brand new one, the IR testing of which seems pointless? Do you leave...
  26. M

    Domestic tt earth voltage

    Hi If I disconnect earthing conductor and put a voltmeter between the earthing conductor and the earth rod how many volts should I expect? None I would have thought. However I get 60V with nothing plugged in and 110V with computer plugged in. Caravan on tt system fed from tncs property - ( no...
  27. D

    conduit bender

    hello all - as a domestic sparks I have never had use for a bender however I will be needing one for installing lighting in a property as they seem to think that exposed brickwork and conduit on display is nice, anyhow whatever - I need a bender, not bothered if its a bit battered as long as its...
  28. B


    Hello sparks Whats best way of pricing for a job Per point. Per hour. Per day. Including 10%.
  29. S


    Hello I need a have a LED light with below specification : Power: 3 x 3W Color BIN: White Rated Voltage: DC 8~26V Luminous Flux: 500LM Can you please help me to find a battery for these LED with constant use 8 hour? I need a rechargeable lithium ion battery? how can i charge this...
  30. H

    Final connection of shower feed

    I need some advice regarding the final connection of the tails for a new dedicated consumer unit for a new shower. There are connecting blocks between the meter and existing consumer unit with spare ways but without pulling the service fuse I can't connect up without working live. Is this a job...
  31. I

    USA voltage

    Hi everyone, I'm off to Florida next week & need to check if things will work when plugged in. I know the voltage is different but I'm assuming things will still work or you couldn't get an adaptor? Any info you've got would be really helpful. Thanks Ian
  32. P

    How to access the industrial sector??

    Hello All, I am a fully qualified electrician with experience solely in the domestic sector, I am 28 and from Ireland. i would like to work maintenance in an industrial setting in the UK, originally from here, i would like to return- I am aware of ECS cards and JIB cards that are required, it...
  33. D

    City and guilds 2396 ?

    Looking at doing the 2396 and just wondering if it is worthwhile doing ?
  34. J

    Joining a scheme

    Hi, for the 11 years now that I have been employed as an electrician I've always worked on the cards for a company. However I would like to be able to work on domestic installations In my spare time. Does this mean I have to join a scheme like N.I.C.E.I.C etc. If so what are the requirements...
  35. S

    price per point - steel conduit

    Not done this for a while. What's the going rate per point. standard metal clad sockets, spurs and switches. Light fittings budget fluorescent. Runs aren't long. We are sub for main contractor in SE. Any help appreciated. Thanks
  36. S

    HELP, testing near Slough.

    Hi all, I have recently completed an Installation near Slough that requires a cert, before I get a barrage of abuse I am a qualified electrician, I work on trains so I'm a bit out of touch with regs. I did have someone lined up but let me down :-( If anyone would be interested in testing the...
  37. G

    Need help with homework !

    Evening men , dont usually come round this way as i do sweet F.A. the solar market. anyways , just need a bit of general advice for a college project the brief..... you are designing the entire electrical installation for a 2 floor retail store , that has a DB on both floors , and will be...
  38. M

    RCD not tripping on test.

    Hi all. Changed a board the other day and the RCD's not tripping on test.Changed the RCD and still not tripping.Did a ramp test and still no luck.Tested the RCBO's and they don't trip either. There's no MET at the incoming supply just a 10mm earth bond going down into the wall, so has to be a...
  39. S

    C.O.B Led

    Hi I have joined the forum to get valuable feedback on new C.O.B Led products that will improve low energy light output.
  40. L


    Changing careers from teacher to sparky, any help gratefully appreciated.
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