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  2. As far as I know Boris local isolation IS required , it always has been .....unless its been dumped in the 18th .
  3. Murdoch

    Wylex rcd button not working

    Like that. Reminds me of a fault a couple of years ago a customer was experiencing their rcds tripping ... often together. There was a plug below the board so I plugged my MFT in and looked at the voltages L - N and L - E ..... the L -N was fluctuating .... so I called the dno ... at 7pm they turned up, at 3 am a temporary generator was installed and the next day they dug up the neighbours patio .... to repair the damaged incoming supply Issues like this make the job so very interesting
  4. Murdoch

    In the wrong job!!

    Me thinks they got their hourly and daily rates mixed up .....
  5. ProDave

    In the wrong job!!

    If I was earning £200 per hour in the week then there is no way I would give um my weekends for overtime. I am obviously not "the right sort" In a previous employment when offered an annual bonus, I tried to negotiate with my employer for a pro rata increase in holiday allowance rather than a cash bonus. No luck, I got my bonus and the tax man took 40% of it.
  6. apprentice87

    In the wrong job!!

    Have a read of this!! Becoming a self-employed builder step-by-step Self-employed builder salary UK Not sure how much self-employed builders earn in the UK? The average hourly wage in 2017 for a self-employed builder was between £120 and £200, depending on experience and specialism. This compares favourably with other tradesman jobs, putting it in the same bracket as specialists such as electricians and plumbers. You’ll generally be working outdoors, but there may be some internal work too. You’re likely to work in a variety of settings, both residential and commercial, including dwellings, hospitals, or even roads. According to City and Guilds, the average builder works a 37 hour week, generally starting at either 7:30 or 8am. There may also be the opportunity to take weekend overtime. £200 an hour??? best get me trowels out!! john..
  7. also worth checking the socket - in particlular look for wire trapped by socket front screws.
  8. something large enough that doesnt melt when its under load of 600a
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  10. Paul Hayden

    Heat Shrink Colours

    HI NozSpark, Yes, thats definitely what should have been used. Given the nature of the error and other reservations I have decided to walk away from then job. Its not worth exposing myself. Thanks for everyones comments. I will try to be an active member. P
  11. mecheng46

    Single Phase motor wiring question

    i will try you suggestions Dave, thanks. What size capacitor shall i try with this motor?
  12. ProDave

    Single Phase motor wiring question

    My guess would be L to one thick cable, N to the other thick cable Start capacitor to the thin cable. Then you will have to try other side of start capacitor to N and if that does not work other side of start capacitor to L
  13. mecheng46

    Single Phase motor wiring question

    Managed to get some resistance readings: Thick cable - Thick Cable 3.5 ohms Thick 1 - Thin Cable - 15 ohms Thick 2 - Thin Cable - 15 ohms https://ibb.co/CV3dPYg https://ibb.co/c63CT88 https://ibb.co/mJYY40H Also tested to earth and no issues there.
  14. Well using my powers of psychic deduction you are NOT in Gods own Country ( the UK) but some foreign land. We don't do 120/208V so I'm guessing your Regs are different to ours so we probably cannot help but I may well be wrong
  15. Building a 600 amp service. 120/208 Volt. What size conductors and riser conduit would be required? Can the conductors be in the same riser or in separate risers. I was thinking 350 MCM in parallel on each supply leg feeding (4) 350 MCM polaris connectors. The 4" weatherhead only has 7 knock outs in it and I need 8.
  16. However that is normally only single pole isolation .......... so not ideal.
  17. Actually this is not true. Local isolation is not required. It is usually fitted however. Isolation can be achieved when required at the CU. Why? You don't need to do this and if you do with many ovens you will loose the clock settigs.
  18. BarneyN

    Two-way wiring

    Thanks - so like the first diagram in http://www.lightwiring.co.uk/tag/2-way-switch-wiring-diagram/ - except that the Neutral does not go back through the switches as shown, but runs with the strappers.
  19. Geoff1946

    Bathroom extractor fan recommendations

    A lot of cheap modern doors have very little wood framing. I trimmed a bit off one of mine to fit a carpet and finished up with a cavity. Easy enough to make and fit a new "insert", provided the facilities are to hand but could be a pain if its someone else's door and the means to fix it not available..
  20. kerching

    Bathroom extractor fan recommendations

    6" holesaw bosh done
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  22. Andy™

    Bathroom extractor fan recommendations

    sabre saw and an inch off the bottom should work
  23. Evans Electric

    Rcd not resetting.

    Disconnect neutrals in the shed board , switch off all breakers & try again . Reconnect one by one which may indicate the fault . It could have failed when you switched it off ...bit of a coincidence but strange things happen with electrics . Is it damp in there??
  24. Marc1973

    Rcd not resetting.

    Thanks guys. Electric was working ( lights) right up until I turned the power off. I've tried all positions - pushing fully down from halfway then back up, but it won't stay there. Can't see that it could be a wiring fault as nothing changed other than removing spur from first socket, so should be less complicated. So I don't need power to reset the RCD, right? Kopp 40 0 03
  25. Geoff1946

    Single Phase motor wiring question

    I also can't think of a good reason to have a bench grinder run backwards. Apart from anything else it would direct the detritus into your face rather than down the guard . Presumably you are electrically knowledgeable enough to know the importance of checking the insulation of this old machine. With a machine of that power and age there could be a centrifugal start switch. I would be inclined to be dismantling it to establish just what I'm dealing with.
  26. binky

    Wylex rcd button not working

    check PSCC/ PFC - look for faulty incoming neutral, anything weird is usually a neutral!
  27. mecheng46

    Single Phase motor wiring question

    I will get some readings tomorrow from the motor windings As I mentioned on my first post, I am not confident having two directions on my bench grinder without some sort of a safety device. On a side note, Tormek market their grinders turning clockwise.
  28. Murdoch

    Rcd not resetting.

    What make of RCD is it? and how long has it been operating properly for?
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