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I have a 6mm cooker cable in the wall. Perhaps a choc bar connector has been used (don't know for sure). The cable is showing continuity after...
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Hi there. Recently our bathroom extractor fan broke, so I got a new one but I'm having difficulty wiring it (homeowner DIY guy here). So... there...
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Any recommendations on good quality flush mounted PIR sensor that work well? Need to install one in a upper market property, and had some poor...
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I am looking for options to monitor a home installation for a day or two to find out what is causing suspiciously high bills. Ideally I would want...
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Just spent 4 hours tracing out a lighting circuit to try and find a fault. I came across a switch that was switching the neutral. This threw me...
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The buyer of my house has had an EICR done. I have anonymized and attached. Also the associated quote for remediation. I am wondering: surely...
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I am a fully qualified electrician with level 3 nvq / 18th edition. Are further qualifications required to install an EV charger?
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Morning Ive been asked to help out with recruitment of electricians at work and Im having trouble with some of the CVs we are getting. My...
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Doing work in a house the other day, and noticed they didn't have any smoke detectors... (well, one.. and it was a small 9v thing) So ive sent in...
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No label for antisurge mcb on new bg cu.Is this common on other brands,or my fault for buying a cheap unit? S
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I'd like some information on the RCD test features and process please. Firstly, does this only apply to sockets or lighting circuits too? Clearly...
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Hi, I wish to solder in a room that hs no windows going externally...their are windows but only to internal. But it also has a ~12cm diam metal...
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I have 2 Aiwa speakers of 6 ohms each.. and 3 LG speakers of 3 ohms each.. how to connect to amplifier correctly? I have attached amplifier pic...
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Hi all, Just a electrical student here, and on holiday at a caravan park so, of course, i go snooping about a bit for the electrics. I notice...
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WE ARE LOOKING TO PURCHASE ANY MERLIN OR SCHNEIDER 4 POLE MCCB'S FROM 100 AMPS TO 1600 AMPS CASH PURCHASE - COLLECTION ARRANGED - WE LOOK FORWARD...
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I'm looking at getting a cheap laser level, anybody use the heupar or tacklife ones? are they up to the job or not?
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I'm currently doing a rewire in a house that is being renovated with an extension which will be a sun room, but there are large windows all the...
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I'm revamping the kitchen electrics, 1980's property. Majority of the sockets have a couple of cables going in/out of them, with the only...
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I purchased a no neutral smart switch to replace my current light switch, but I’m not sure if I’m able to wire it up safely... The existing...
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Hi guys A customer wants a new surface mounted consumer unit installed. Their current unit is recessed. The cables are not long enough to come...
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Thought I'd share with the Forumily....forum family....get it.... Have succeeded in securing a job doing I&T for a compliance outfit, it may not...
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Good morning knowledge base. I have a project involving auto electrical (so 12V DC, or 13.8V on a good day) and LED lighting. I have a pair LED...
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Hi guys/gals Directing this question at you that have transitioned already from sparky to pv insatller. I have my first pv install after getting...
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Current Situation: I have three 20amp breakers with 12 AWG in the main panel. Each wire ends in a 3x2.5” metal box along with one neutral wire...
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Does anyone know what size cable to use for a MCG type 2 SPD (3 phase) and what MCB.the manufacturers instructions don’t state any values! also...
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Hi, My electrics keep tripping.. this black box in the picture seems to be the culprit. Slight touch of it and it trips. The electrician suggested...
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Hello, Firstly, I'm aware other people have posted similar topics on this forum, I'm not trying to create a duplicate, but more looking for...
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I had a client who had a poor lateral supply and called out the DNO in 2009, SP Energy Networks attended and marked it as an urgent upgrade. She...
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Hello experts. I have a black cable running from the loft , up the garden, under the garden. Can I move the rod to a different part of the...
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Earth to Neutral 2 ohm with Multimeter on alighting cct. The cable disconnected from the switchboard. I am new here and appreciate everyone...
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Earlier I unplugged my outdoor camara and noticed a bunch of rust on both pins of the plug.. The rust is mainly at the base of the pins closest to...
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Hello there, The job I'm on at the moment will be coming to an end shortly and the company won't have any work close to my home afterwards. I...
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A friend is currently travelling in Norway. He tells me he sees cables run in downpipes everywhere...some are loops, some have leccy tape over the...
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Hi, Any suggestions what this black cable is coming off the supply's incoming cable? Its a TN-S system, I thought it could be the earth conductor...
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Hi all, I hope you can help me please. I had solar system installed nearly 2 months ago and my installer turned out to be cowboy despite having...
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What's the easiest explanation for power factor that anyone's come across? To people who understand Volts, Amps and KW's. I often get asked and...
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Existing double gang socket in the corner of a kitchen on a dedicated 12m length above ceiling 2.5 final circuit to CU, was used for a WM and a...
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Recently bought a none contact voltage tester and decided to use it on a few things around the house but a metal bedroom light is lighting up red...
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Hello, We have a project where there are sections where 34.5kVac cables will be laid below 800Vac cables. Conductors are Aluminum. Any chance...
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I have a 6mm cooker cable in the wall. Perhaps a choc bar connector has been used (don't know for sure). The cable is showing continuity after...
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30
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240
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Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms.. Rules....No Offensive...
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Guys needvadvice please I was asked to carry out an annual inspction of a DB recently There are 12 in number radial circuits suppling sockets...
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I have had a kitchen extesion built on an old property (c.1810), which has an unusual consumer unit situation. Part of the property has only a...
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I have a new LiFePo4 battery arriving. It has the BMS a built in, however the means of communication is via this pig tail. I could not copy a...
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I am renting a room and at night, the floor gets searing hot (or feels that way) in places. I have noticed that this is where the ceiling light...
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Hi there. Recently our bathroom extractor fan broke, so I got a new one but I'm having difficulty wiring it (homeowner DIY guy here). So... there...
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Any recommendations on good quality flush mounted PIR sensor that work well? Need to install one in a upper market property, and had some poor...
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I am looking for options to monitor a home installation for a day or two to find out what is causing suspiciously high bills. Ideally I would want...
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Just spent 4 hours tracing out a lighting circuit to try and find a fault. I came across a switch that was switching the neutral. This threw me...
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Good Morning all, I am a new member, initially drawn to the forums by the technical help given by you guys and any potential help I may be able...
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I would like to learn more about solar panel installations, with a view to fitting them. I cant find any in the Gloucester/Stroud area but have...
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The buyer of my house has had an EICR done. I have anonymized and attached. Also the associated quote for remediation. I am wondering: surely...
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