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  2. Doc Hudson

    OK I'm getting lost .

    The two page PDF information sheet from the bottom of that link is quite good IMHO. (I have saved and printed a copy to keep with my own 'useful notes folder'). http://images.cloud.hager.com/Web/HAGERELECTRO/{6ca9c50a-bcd1-46d4-97e3-e63bd264b752}_UK_RCD_Types_web_friendly.pdf Doc H.
  3. Doc Hudson

    H&S in latest NICEIC magazine

    I have always thought that could be cured with copious amounts of intoxicating alcoholic beverages, in any quantities or flavours that you can acquire, with no limits on mixing or overdosing and you do not need a doctors prescription to administer the cure, or get repeat prescriptions. The whining just appears to vanish almost immediately if using the stronger medication, or worst case within 45 mins if the medication strength is a bit weaker. (common problem easily curried IMHO). Doc H.
  4. NozSpark

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    His insurance (Tesco) have paid him out, but as it wasn't his fault the other parties insurance (Aviva) should have reimbursed Tesco for those payments.... so as it stands it's not fully sorted so he has the accident against him if he goes for a quote with any other insurer ----- Tesco's are not holding it against him, but he can't shop around!! A funny thing with this accident was that his black box company had rung the emergency services before he managed to!!! ..... his car was totally burn't out
  5. NozSpark

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    His insurance (Tesco) have paid him out, but as it wasn't his fault the other parties insurance (Aviva) should have reimbursed Tesco for those payments.... so as it stands it's not fully sorted so he has the accident against him if he goes for a quote with any other insurer ----- Tesco's are not holding it against him, but he can't shop around!!
  6. Murdoch

    extractor Fan for Bathroom

    Insufficient heating plays a large part too
  7. Murdoch

    Old style fuse box?

    ^^ in leafy Surrey some agents do tell landlords that there are no needs for electrical tests what so ever ....and as for smoke alarms ...
  8. Murdoch

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    Thats obscene ... not paying out after 3 years. He needs to write to the insurance ombudsman
  9. Evans Electric

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    My sparky colleague had similar problems . His car was parked on his own driveway ...the guy opposite reverses off his driveway , up the pavement and into my mate's car . No idea why . When my mates comes to renewal months later , Churchill have hoisted his premium up , " Because he has made a claim " But how unfair is that ! He,s sitting in the house , car is on his property when its damaged , bloke admits blame .....thanks very much we'll jack your premium up !!
  10. NozSpark

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    It’s not just the small companies that you have to watch out for... my nephew had a drunk driver crash into the side of him about 3 years ago..... the other party was prosecuted for the accident so he definitely wasn’t at fault..... Aviva (the other parties insurance company) still haven’t paid out and because of this he is tied to his insurance company and can’t move because the accident is still over him
  11. Rob.

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    Cheaper options on comparison websites for sure. However going for the small no name brands/businesses are great if you don't have to use them. Watch what happens if you have a claim
  12. Geoff1946

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    I've really tried to support my local broker, ignoring a few extra pounds many times on the grounds that there is someone local to talk to in event of a problem. However, I've found recently that this has become unsustainable. Wife and I, both retired and with infinite NC records. We have two cars, - a diesel to tow the caravan and a Jazz as local shopping runabout. For the Jazz broker quoted approx. £340. Reputable on line, (Tesco bank) around £100 less. There were others a bit cheaper still. So, sorry local broker, but that's just too much to ignore.
  13. binky

    Two ways of analysing "business" puzzle me

    don't disagree, but insurance companies are generally all lettuced! I used the broker for many years, it was useful when I did have to make a claim 7 years ago, but, they clearly aren't making any effort this year.
  14. I suspect given the presence of a 3 core cable, that this is a 2 gang switch, controlling 2 lights, but ONE of those lights is also controlled from another switch somewhere else, so one light is wired 1 way, and the other light is wired 2 way. Question to @Thonas Is this a new installation? Or is it an existing installation that has previously worked correctly and someone !! has messed it up perhaps by trying to change the switch without noting how it was wired originally? It helps to know exactly what the qeustion is.
  15. Thonas , don't be confused by the term ..2 way and 2 gang . To switch 2 lights separately , as The Spoon says , you need a 2 gang switch . We need a picture which you can't do until you have 10 posts in.
  16. Evans Electric

    OK I'm getting lost .

    I'll check that next week .
  17. Welcome to the forum mate. If you need to control 2 light independently then you need a switching circuit for each light. It looks like you have something already fitted. Is there any chance of some pics.
  18. I am trying to wire a 2 way switch that also needs to control 2 lights independently I can see 3 brown wires, 1 light brown, 1 grey, 1 black and a brown loop is well as 2 earth and 3 blue the earth are connect to port and blue are in a connecter
  19. Evans Electric

    OK I'm getting lost .

    Thats useful Specs . Thanks . Types F & B are out of it then . Toss up between AC & A Reading up on the type A it says " Able to detect alternating sinusoidal residual current & residual pulsating DC suddenly applied or smoothly increasing ". So , if IT equipment dumps any of that stuff down the earth , a Type A will be what ? .... constantly tripping or will handle the dump without tripping ? I'm seriously thinking of a old fashioned AC type now ...the printers will not be happy with the power going on & off every time someone clicks "Delete" This is a bone of contention at the printers , this office is fed from the ground floor , old Wylex double 12 way 3036 , 40 yrs old , mounted about 10,000 feet above FFL . I've been offering to resite it for 25 yrs but as with many things , if it 'aint broke , don't fix it . I understand the thinking , business is business . I asked at Denmans for one of these but received blank looks.
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  21. SPECIAL LOCATION

    extractor Fan for Bathroom

    I don't think I have seen a current fan on sale that does not meet the building regulations extraction rates...………………... BUT... I have come across loads with insufficient run-on timer duration and/or insufficient "inlet ventilation"... e.g typically under door.
  22. SPECIAL LOCATION

    OK I'm getting lost .

    My gut feeling is, if these are modern type PC's.. they could well have NO earth connection anyway... Just a double insulated, (plastic earth pin) power supply. Hager do a useful quick reference guide to RCD types.. https://www.hager.co.uk/news-exhibitions-case-studies/18th-edition/selection-of-type-of-rcd/90066.htm
  23. SPECIAL LOCATION

    Old style fuse box?

    Hmmm...…... Some of the problem is also half-soaked tenants not bothering to double check what they should be getting when renting a property! And.. any half decent landlord / letting agent will have a basic grasp of what is generally accepted as good practice even though it's not compulsory... I actually think that a large proportion do actually try to do a good job and meet all obligations, even if they are non-statutory... It is just the minority who try to 'swing-the-lead' and pretend not to know about things that are easily googled! Personally me and Mrs Spec-Loc have never rented any property... (other than short-term holiday home).. BUT.. with five children (youngest now 22) who have ALL been though the University treadmill.. We have seen a fair few rented properties.. [typically I have had to act as guarantor for the tenancy] Some courses involving multiple landlords and/or multiple universities.. Including landlords in, Loughborough, Bath, Southampton, Egham, Sheffield, Portsmouth.. In every case if it has not already been supplied I have asked for a copy of a current EIC or EICR.. Either the landlord or agent have all supplied an e-mailed copy within a couple of days without any problem. And since leaving Uni, One is still living in rented accommodation, (different to Uni property). One was renting an additional property but has since bought their own house this year.. Another has been through two new rented properties and is still renting now. I know it is still just a small sample, but on the whole all the landlords/agents we have been involved with are actually genuinely trying to do the right thing! But the OP's scenario sounds really, really, really, dubious and a bit Cowboy'ish to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. kerching

    OK I'm getting lost .

    Get a 6 way board bin the busbar connect one of each in series if it goes moody then one of them will trip simples it's marketed as a WTAF board
  25. Murdoch

    extractor Fan for Bathroom

    I was thrown by the comments about the inline fan the main reasons fans don’t perform are: 1. Insufficient air gap under the door 2. Window left open 3. Worn out fan 4. Blocked vent/or inline vent is too long for weak fan 5. Room is too big for the fan 6. Fan doesn’t have an overrun timer 7. Shower is run very hot and generates more steam .. i would recommend an icon 30 with overrun timer set to at least 10 minutes and a minimum gap under the door of 10mm what is the heating in the bathroom?
  26. Evans Electric

    OK I'm getting lost .

    Re-hashing an office full of the usual PC,s next week . Dado trunking etc . Gives me the chance to upgrade the circuit from 3036 to MCB / RCD . But ..........to be honest I don't know which one to use . It seems our old favourite , everyday type Arseedee is not good enough anymore . So :- Type AC ? Type A ? Type F ? Type B ?
  27. Evans Electric

    Stroma Notifications ......

    No idea Murdo . Thought you were going to say " We have now joined NAPPIT and have lost your details " Or similar .
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