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tony.towa

I know this may sound a bit strange, but after hours of googling I am hoping someone can point me in the direction of where I can get a copy of Spanish wiring regulations (if there are such things) in English. Cheers:confused:
 
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PAUL M

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i dont think they bother with regs do they judging by the standard you see on your hols.lol
 
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tony.towa

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Cheers Bane. Have bounced around the links you suggested and following some of the threads has resulted in me finding out some of the basics and also sent me to a site where I might get some joy with the full regs. Will keep you informed on

"The Quest For The Spanish Regs". :D
 
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tony.towa

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The story so far:-
Have found out a lot of general information about wiring power and lights on the same 16amp radial, as long as its the same room, ten amp radial for lighting, some places connect the neutral to the earth of the socket to create an earth path:eek:. earth can be in red cable, neutral blue and live black. If the property has 115volt supply a local authority electrician has to be contacted to change the supply to 220 and the local authority notified of the change.
Contacted the EIT site and they have given me the details of a spanish site to contact, so will now have brush up on my spanish.

How do i shout loudly and wave my hands in an email?

As I find out more will keep you informed.
 
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intersting reading this, amongst other dubios things: earth=red and black=live!! wowzers!! i thought when we went from black n red to brown n blue it was to make us similar to europe!. i wouldnt last 5 mins out there before been brown bread!!
 
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tony.towa

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It's getting better. Have ben in touch with a British sparks working in Spain. He told me the Spanish will accept the UK qualifications quite happily it's just that you have to go to college to get a Spanish qualification before you can work as a Sparks over there. There are times when I think we could learn from our "European Cousins"!!!!!
 
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It's getting better. Have ben in touch with a British sparks working in Spain. He told me the Spanish will accept the UK qualifications quite happily it's just that you have to go to college to get a Spanish qualification before you can work as a Sparks over there. There are times when I think we could learn from our "European Cousins"!!!!!

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Are you saying they accept British qualifications - therefore NO Spanish college?

Or despite having British qualifiactions you STILL have to go to a spanish college?
 
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tony.towa

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They will accept the UK qualifications however they require you to attend college and pass an exam in Spain before you can start work over there. I reckon this would be similar to the exam you need to work in Australia or New Zealand which ensures that you are aware of the differences in those countries
 
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Bane

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???

Are you saying they accept British qualifications - therefore NO Spanish college?

Or despite having British qualifiactions you STILL have to go to a spanish college?[/quote]

Yep. And you'd probably have to learn Spanish too. Scandalous eh? Who'd have thought it. Speaking Spanish in Spain...
 
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tony.towa

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Do I detect a slight hint of sarcasm.

Having now been back in touch with the British sparks it is almost a competancy and familiarisation exam however you have to attend a course at a Spanish college in order to take the exam.

Ok you need to have a good grasp of the spanish language so again I say, sometimes we could learn things from our European cousins.
 
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dixon9

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???

Are you saying they accept British qualifications - therefore NO Spanish college?

Or despite having British qualifiactions you STILL have to go to a spanish college?[/quote]

Yep. And you'd probably have to learn Spanish too. Scandalous eh? Who'd have thought it. Speaking Spanish in Spain...

No need to jump and down so quick! Wasn´t complaining mate - just trying to establish what he origonally meant.

(By the way, Im in Spain at the moment - and I speak Spanish fluently).
 
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tony.towa

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Dixon9, you could be the very person I need. Have just received a copy of spanish wiring regs by their regulatory authority. It's not available in English (or Welsh) so it's all in Spanish (just to please Bane). As far as I can make out their is nothing in there about ordering a beer and steak so I now need someone to translate it for me. Any volunteers????
 
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