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  2. Tony S

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    In the 70’s our cat “Pepper” had a fascination with the television. She would sit on the arm of the chair next to the television and use her paws to change channels. She didn’t give a stuff what you were watching!
  3. Hello all, just joined this site and after some help. I have not come across this before. We are currently refurbishing a house, new cables are being fitted as the work progresses and connected to existing light circuits that we have not yet got to as the refurbish continues. All electrical circuits have been fine. The particular light circuit in question has had all the new cable tested and is good. For some reason, 3 days ago the circuit tripped and the builder on site could not reset the RCBO. (All circuits are on their own RCBO's). I went yesterday and started to work through the circuit from where the builders had been working just in case they had gone through something, but all was good. To cut a long story short I removed a number of cables from an Ashley brown junction box and connected that all in Wago connectors for ease, The circuit held when the RCBO was reset, however, as soon as I turned a switch on that fed halogen lights, it tripped again and would not hold until the switch had been turned to the 'off' position. Changing lamps for LED's and again it held, but as soon as I added further LED lamps that took the current to over 20 watts, the circuit tripped again. Basically now, the circuit that quite happily allowed four 40 Watt halogen lamps to be switched on along with other LED lamps, not will not allow anything more than 20 watts. I'm completely stumped as to why this has happened. I have checked the RCBO by putting the circuit cable in to the adjacent 6 amp RCBO, but that one does exactly the same. Has anyone got previous experience of similar situation or advice on where to take it from here?
  4. Hello all, just joined this site and after some help. I have not come across this before. We are currently refurbishing a house, new cables are being fitted as the work progresses and connected to existing light circuits that we have not yet got to as the refurbish continues. All electrical circuits have been fine. The particular light circuit in question has had all the new cable tested and is good. For some reason, 3 days ago the circuit tripped and the builder on site could not reset the RCBO. (All circuits are on their own RCBO's). I went yesterday and started to work through the circuit from where the builders had been working just in case they had gone through something, but all was good. To cut a long story short I removed a number of cables from an Ashley brown junction box and connected that all in Wago connectors for ease, The circuit held when the RCBO was reset, however, as soon as I turned a switch on that fed halogen lights, it tripped again and would not hold until the switch had been turned to the 'off' position. Changing lamps for LED's and again it held, but as soon as I added further LED lamps that took the current to over 20 watts, the circuit tripped again. Basically now, the circuit that quite happily allowed four 40 Watt halogen lamps to be switched on along with other LED lamps, not will not allow anything more than 20 watts. I'm completely stumped as to why this has happened. I have checked the RCBO by putting the circuit cable in to the adjacent 6 amp RCBO, but that one does exactly the same. Has anyone got previous experience of similar situation or advice on where to take it from here?
  5. poni

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    we only had a dial like an old radio and then you had to stand on one leg with the aerial.
  6. kerching

    Old conduit house wiring.

    It's 5/8" two 1.0 twins or if you are lucky. Twin and a 3 core will,fit retain switch drops bin the rest put talc on the wires and keep straight never seen 5/8" for power.....it's usually 3/4" bush the ends of the drops....used to be able to get 16mm pvc end bushes.....probably not any more now just having done a few
  7. While up my loft today and pottering about, a question came into my head probably aimed at the guys doing a lot of house wiring, which isn't me as I was an industrial spark. My house was built in the early 60's it is red and black conduit wires contained in the conduit and the conduit is used as the earth path. The conduit looks the imperial equivalent to say 16mm conduit so not much ID. The house wiring is still in decent visual condition (Cobblers shoes!) and I have no intention of rewiring, but if it was to get done what is the best practice used. Do you just pull brown blue and earth 1.5mm conduit wire through or would you pull through 1mm t&e? Could see the t&e working for the lights but what about when it comes to the sockets as there is no way 2x 2.5mm would get through that conduit. Or would you just forget totally about the conduit and chase out the walls (no stud walls all solid). As I say just thinking out loud, time for a beer😀 Have a good evening everyone it's Friday
  8. just done it ! does anyone want to buy a new but well thumbed copy of the 18th (it will never be looked at again)
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  10. roys

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    We use to channel hop by throwing like frisbees cork cup coasters at the sticky out channel buttons, it was usually more entertaining than the programmes, a big family cheer when the channel changed to a random one of the other two, 😀 ahhh the simple things in life.
  11. ProDave

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    ^^ And for those watching in black and white, the pink ball is the one next to the brown.
  12. poni

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    I remember BBC2 starting, they showed Pot black," in colour" because that is the only sport that colour matters.
  13. The downlight is simply installed into the converter plate by lifting the springs and when the light fitting is sitting evenly on the converter plate, the assembled fitting is ready to install into the ceiling as normal, by lifting the springs The new converter plate will also house Scolmore’s Inceptor Pico, Inceptor Pico FG and Inceptor Nano Adjustable downlights. Launched last year, Inceptor Omni offers a range of cutting edge features for a highly competitive price point. Key features are an adjustable colour temperature switch - allowing the selection of colour temperatures to suit the installation; interchangeable fixed and adjustable bezels; and an insulation support clip for use when insulation is present. It is this combination of features that Scolmore believes positions Inceptor Omni as unique in the marketplace. For further details visit www.scolmore.com; email sales@scolmore.com or contact Scolmore on 01827 63454. Brand: Scolmore Group Topic: Lighting Luminaires & Fittings External Applications Cables Wiring and Wiring Accessories Thumbnail image: Teaser: Scolmore has added a range of converter plates for its Inceptor Omni fire-rated downlight. Made from pressed stainless steel and available in three finishes - white, chrome and satin chrome - the plates will cover a hole up to 120mm, making them ideal for replacing larger downlights. Type: Manufacturer News Main image(s): Date of publication: 17/08/2018 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  14. The downlight is simply installed into the converter plate by lifting the springs and when the light fitting is sitting evenly on the converter plate, the assembled fitting is ready to install into the ceiling as normal, by lifting the springs The new converter plate will also house Scolmore’s Inceptor Pico, Inceptor Pico FG and Inceptor Nano Adjustable downlights. Launched last year, Inceptor Omni offers a range of cutting edge features for a highly competitive price point. Key features are an adjustable colour temperature switch - allowing the selection of colour temperatures to suit the installation; interchangeable fixed and adjustable bezels; and an insulation support clip for use when insulation is present. It is this combination of features that Scolmore believes positions Inceptor Omni as unique in the marketplace. For further details visit www.scolmore.com; email sales@scolmore.com or contact Scolmore on 01827 63454. Brand: Ovia Topic: Lighting Luminaires & Fittings External Applications Cables Wiring and Wiring Accessories Thumbnail image: Teaser: Scolmore has added a range of converter plates for its Inceptor Omni fire-rated downlight. Made from pressed stainless steel and available in three finishes - white, chrome and satin chrome - the plates will cover a hole up to 120mm, making them ideal for replacing larger downlights. Type: Manufacturer News Main image(s): Date of publication: 17/08/2018 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  15. Sharpend

    Surge protection

    Good obs Zee, even so Malta is I believe in the EU and apparently I’m told our regs are aligned with the EU so this leads me to conclude that it may bear some relevance only if what I’m told is true?????
  16. Zeespark

    Surge protection

    Guys, Ed is a new member living in Malta, do our regs have any bearing there? and welcome Ed. Andy
  17. Sorry to inform everybody that we needed to change the price to £68.00 and £179.00 respectively. This is because some of our partner exam centres have increased the price of the exam, blaming it on C&G... If you do some research you will find that this price is still very competitive, but again, sorry for the trouble. The good news is that we have new locations for the C&G exam in South Wales and Norwich available. More locations are coming soon.
  18. Blue Duck

    Surge protection

    RCD's perhaps? SPD's aren't required in a domestic situation.
  19. Sharpend

    Surge protection

    Where are you reading this from?
  20. Sharpend

    New comer from Malta

    Welcome Ed, stay here long enough and you’re sure to read, the quality or content may not always be electrcial though 😊
  21. Edward Camilleri

    Surge protection

    Hi I'm doing an new installation at my new house and I never installed a Surge protection before. I read that they need a 32 Amp MCB . I would like to know why 32 Amp and if it's compulsory. I also read that there are some with integrated MCB.
  22. Edward Camilleri

    New comer from Malta

    Hi first i would like to thank you for accepting me. I,m from Malta and although i have a licence A for domestic installation, I don't work as an electrician but from time to time a do some small jobs and I love reading about electrical installations and equipment.
  23. ProDave

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    Channel hopping didn't take long when there were only 3 channels, and in the daytime 2 of them were showing a test card. And as pointed out, no electronic program guide. However, it used to be in the tv listings that a repeated program had R next to it so you know it is a repeat. Now, so much is repeated again and again, you instead have to look for the few programs that say NEW in front of them, the vast majority are repeats.
  24. kerching

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    ...and you only knew what was on next by looking in the paper channel hopping meant you had to sit next to the TVs and keep,retuning it mind you, the black and white pics were a bit poorer quality than today AND there were only about 2 TV celebs (but that word hadn't been invented) bruce was still 💩 though
  25. Sharpend

    Advice needed

    Try these? https://www.jtltraining.com/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-courses/electrical-apprenticeships/electrical-training-course/
  26. misssweden

    And suddenly I remember !!!!

    Ooops. As it wasn’t bad enough that I’m slowly becoming my own mother, I appear to be turning into yours. Moved house a little while ago and signed up to Sky because it was the only decent broadband provider. So now I find myself with both Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky Boxsetssomethingorother and an attention span that is actually too short to sit through an hour long episode of anything! 😆
  27. bantachi

    Advice needed

    Hi all, My name is Cam I have just finished the level 3 2365 c&g at college which gave me my diploma, Now my understanding was that I now need to find somewhere to do an NVQ to continue on my way to becoming an electrician ( i have just done two years at college and was told a week before we finished for the year that the NVQ was a separate part ) so I started applying for apprenticeship after hearing nothing back from that i called a training provider who told me I wouldn't be able to take an apprenticeship due to me having my level three 2365 so know I'm at a bit of a loss not knowing where to turn too next. my question is how much of the info I have been told is correct and is there another route I could take to receive a jib grading. if anyone could shed some light on the situation It would very much be appreciated regards cameron
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