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  2. Doc Hudson

    On the subject of EV's ...........

    There's a you tube video where six EV's were driven till the batteries were flat to compare real world range with quoted range. Also you find out what the vehicle does when the power has gone. Some you could still push, but one had its breaks locked on IIRC. Doc H.
  3. Doc Hudson

    She’s/Out house supply

    Adding new circuits will require Part-P compliance notification, plus someone signing declarations on the electrical certificate to confirm it complies with current wiring regulations. Bottom is that an understanding of what the customer would like, should be taken into consideration, But its the person signing the certificate and putting their name on the Part-P notification will be the one carrying the liability if anyone is injured due to incorrect design. If you are unhappy/unable to sign the paperwork then walk away. If you are not doing any paperwork, just do what you want, take the risks, and hope for the best that it doesn't come back and bite you at a later date. Doc H.
  4. Joey d

    TT Earthing issue

    Sorry I meant 490a PEFC. 463a PSCC
  5. Doc Hudson

    TT Earthing issue

    I suspect you may be trying to follow guidance for TN systems (e.g. 411.4). Whereas TT systems have separate guidance in Chapter 41 protection against electric shock. Think how the existing circuits could be meeting the requirements of BS7671, or are you suggesting that the whole installation is unsafe? Doc H.
  6. Risteard

    TT Earthing issue

    Your PFC most certainly won't be 49A - there would be ridiculous Volt drop otherwise. That is the PEFC. Your PFC will be the PSCC. Surely it's obvious how fault protection would be provided on a TT system.
  7. Joey d

    TT Earthing issue

    Hi All, This might seem basic but I could use some advice. In a domestic property the earthing arrangement is TT. A new shower circuit needs installing, but have done some testing the Ze is 74 ohms, Zs@db 4.8ohms, Ipf@db 49a Now obviously on any new circuits to be installed, they will have a Zs value higher than the permitted value in BS7671. My question is should I contact Western Power to have TT changed over to PME? What needs to be done in order for a new circuit to be installed and then signed off as satisfactory in a EIC?  Many thanks for your help guys  Joey
  8. In his trade ( some people call,it a "game'...no idea why as people can die if you get it wrong ) you have to have many skills a lot better f which are n-taught. One of the greatest of these is knowing when to say NO and walk away just saying
  9. Murdoch

    Help urgently required!

    Not sure I agree with that. Better outside the room IMHO
  10. Murdoch

    On the subject of EV's ...........

    no idea - but you can't tow an automatic car - so the breakdown companies should have this in hand no idea - and when people use granny chargers (which they will) so I can't see how a different charging structure can work - unless granny chargers are banned ......... but that would be a daft move so many questions, seemingly not many answers .......
  11. Sharpend

    On the subject of EV's ...........

    just as an aside, what happens in the event that you are stuck in traffic then you run out of juice do they have to lift the vehicle and transport to the nearest charging point? Or do these vehicles release the motors and freewheel so they can be towed?
  12. Sharpend

    On the subject of EV's ...........

    The question is are we really that surprised? anything that is run by a privately owned business always costs more than it should, more than it needs. I wonder how much of that tariff goes to the national grid to improve infrastructure?
  13. Ask yourself this, do you want the pressure at this stage in your learning? Do you feel confident in your own abilities/skills to do this? Are you strong enough within yourself to say no when he insists his design upon you? then decide if you want to do it. if you have the slightest doubt then walk away.
  14. Yesterday
  15. Nice job Rev, why usb to glove box? Mine is located in pidgin hole below at end of centre console thus allowing phone to be attached for charging on a longer lead to place on top of dash if signal is too weak lower down. the tailgate camera going under carpets to boot? What did you run in Top liner?
  16. Sharpend

    Travel time/costs

    The thing I give with travel is that it is a variable game dependant upon the number of players. If the company you are subbing to have a team heading the same direction then an arrangement could be made whereby you agree to meet up and take turns in driving so alternating through the weeks, thus no one vehicle is constantly used which lowers wear and tear mileage on your vehicle. This may however mean enduring silly o clock starts. if on the other hand you are a lone worker with a specific skill set then I see travelling time is something that can in part be attributed to be done within working hours. You say for example that you’ll give an hour or so of your time towards travelling but beyond that you will do any remaining travel in their time.
  17. UNG

    Travel time/costs

    Not sure what you are asking and hoping for here I don't think there is any definitive answer to the travelling time and mileage payments. You are highlighting one specific job in probably a much bigger picture that you make no mention of and appear unhappy at what this one job pays for travelling and the inconvenience it causes . Sub contract work can take in many different forms and payment terms be it on going continuous work to an ad hoc as and when needed basis, £60 / hr is a decent rate but I don't see you getting anywhere near that for travelling unless you have some specialism that cannot be found locally or within a couple of hours travelling, If there is any room for negotiation one option might be to work out some mutually agreed radius allowances at 100, 150, 200 miles etc from your start point paid on top of the mileage payment to balance out time and distance variables I think your Bristol to Inverness and return travelling times are a tad optimistic averaging just under 60mph even with good weather in the past I've seen all four seasons in a few hours even in the middle of what was supposed to be summer, and with storms we are getting at the moment the A9 was heavily flooded in places yesterday so it wouldn't be a straight forward trip
  18. Job done, just need to route USB AUX etc to glove box, Mic to A pillar and camera to tailgate
  19. Evans Electric

    Help urgently required!

    According to the Regs you CAN install a towel rail in Zone 1 of a shower , the connection unit however is subject to water ingress . I would have refused to fit it to be honest , whatever the Regs say . Arse covered , let someone else do it . Seems stupid anyway as the towels will be getting wet all the time . The rail would need an isolation switch somewhere in the bathroom .
  20. Geoff1946

    Help urgently required!

    Sorry hadn't realised. I thought they were just MCBs.
  21. Andy™

    Help urgently required!

    whats wrong with it being on an RCBO?
  22. Geoff1946

    Help urgently required!

    Personally I wouldn't want to use a shower which wasn't on an RCD.
  23. NozSpark

    New switch

    They often have very slight differences
  24. Andy™

    Help urgently required!

    towel rail would appear to be fine where it is. the connections not so much. however, there might not actually be any connections in there to get wet, might be be whats been put in to cover the cable going into the wall to a connection elsewhere. without verifying this, then couldnt say either way.
  25. Jadda1987

    Help urgently required!

    Thank you Jono! Dont worry its not connected. Will contact Elecsa asap as suggested.
  26. Jono Pashley

    Help urgently required!

    Its a potential shock risk the flex outlet plate is not suitable for the location and none compliant with the wiring regulations from those pictures. I'd suggest you contact ELESCA asap and get a electrician to make it safe in the meantime. I would not use the shower without the towel rail having first being safely isolated from the supply.
  27. Jadda1987

    Help urgently required!

    All i need to know is, is this legit? Or is this a serious health/fire risk. Does fitting the towel rail in an enclosed shower with the wiring and flex power plate meet regulations? Shower head is 1300mm from towel rail.
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