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  1. Welcome to Electricians Forums Introduce Yourself

    Welcome to ElectriciansForums.co.uk, The Electricians Talk and Chat Forums - Introduce yourself here to fellow electricians. Let us know a bit about you, and how you ended up here, and what you're up to in the industry. :)
    1. New Member Introductions

      Not a must but if you fancy doing so, let us know who you are in here at ElectriciansForums.co.uk
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      Latest: New member here and I need to post this. Pete999, Sep 23, 2017 at 3:22 PM
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  2. Find Tradesmen - Post Your Jobs Here

    Find a plumber, find a tiler, find an electrician. Post your jobs here and let them respond to you, all for free! The advantage with using us instead of a JobSite or 'rate your tradesmen' type site, is we're free of charge, and you can actually chat to the forum member, see their past work, see what kind of advice they've given, get references etc - all before committing to the job.
    1. Find an Electrician, Plumber or Tiler

      Find a plumber, find a tiler, find an electrician. Post your jobs here and let them respond to you, all for free! The advantage with using us instead of a JobSite or 'rate your tradesmen' type site, is we're free of charge, and you can actually chat to the forum member, see their past work, see what kind of advice they've given, get references etc - all before committing to the job.
  3. Electrical Forums General Electricians Talk Forums

    General electrical talk forums for the UK.
    1. Electrical Forum

      Electrical Forum for Electrical Talk & Discussion. Anything that doesn't fit into any of the other electrician forums goes in this forum category. General electrical information and advice for professional and DIY electricians alike. Note that you'll find the Commercial, Industrial or DIY forums by clicking those links.
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      Latest: 3core & earth problem ye oldie sparks, Sep 23, 2017 at 3:05 PM
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    2. Commercial Electrical Talk

      Discussions on Three Phase Supplies, three phase machinery and motors, DOL starters, phase sequence, running steel conduit, trunking and other questions on industrial and commercial electrical installations and maintenance.
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      Latest: CSA and resistance of 20 & 25mm Steel Conduit Strima, Sep 22, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    3. Industrial Electrician Talk

      Industrial installations can be discussed in this industrial electrician talk forum.
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      Latest: Power supply to 380V pumps from 460V panel darkwood, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:22 AM
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    4. Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations

      Discussions on all electrical regulations in the UK. Including Part P, BS 7671, DPC BS7671:2008, BS 7671:2001 & 2004 Amendment No.2, IEE wiring regulations, 16th Edition and 17th Edition.
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      Latest: Wiring for 2ph coffee brewer Richard Burns, Sep 23, 2017 at 3:21 PM
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    5. Electrical Tools and Products

      Discuss topics related to electrical tools, brands, wholesalers, and other products in the UK. Brands discussed include 3m, Aico, Airflow, Bosch, C.K., Danfoss, Dewalt, Uheat, Honeywell, Klein, Megger, and many many more. Sparks love their tools! Come and chat tools in here with the rest of the crew.
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      Latest: Which proving unit to buy and why Pete999, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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    6. Underfloor Heating Forum

      Electric Underfloor Heating and Water Underfloor Heating discussion forums. Extra 5% discount from uheat for all forum members. Discount code: electriciansforum -More discount for traders, info in the Electricians Arms.
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      Latest: Wet underfloor heating Leesparkykent, Aug 28, 2017
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    7. Central Heating Systems

      Please post all questions and discussion related to Central Heating Systems in this forum, from installing and wiring programmers, zone vales, room stats, tanks stats, wiring centres. Y Plan, S Plan etc.

      If you're looking for plumbing related central heating discussion, visit our plumbing forum instead. If you're searching for advice on the plumbing related aspects of Central Heating Systems then please visit the plumbing forum.
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      Latest: Hive system playing up any ideas? Wilko, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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  4. Professional Electricians Forums

    This area of Electricians Forums is primarily for professional electricians, either commercial & industrial electricians or domestic electricians. Trainee electricians are welcome, but please keep in mind that you need to make it clear that you're a trainee.
    1. Security Alarms, Door Entry and CCTV (Public)

      Security Alarms, Door Entry and CCTV (Public). Chat with other electricians about Security Alarms, Door Entry and CCTV Systems. This area of the forum is public, if you want the out-of-public area that's access only, then you need to apply for access and prove you're in the trade. For obvious reasons!!
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      Latest: Data down SY cable thoughts Cbuk2k2, Sep 12, 2017
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    2. Alarms, CCTV and Security Systems

      CCTV and Alarms - Installation advice, guides and how-to's, how to reset alarm codes, etc - Checkout THIS thread to see how you gain access to this private area of the forum.

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    3. PAT Testing Forum

      PA Testing (or PAT Testing) forum at Electricians Forums.
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      Latest: to PAT or not to PAT draelectricals, Sep 15, 2017
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    4. Periodic Inspection Reporting & Certification

      This Section is STRICTLY for testing PROBLEMS which members have occured, misunderstood readings, Periodic Inspection Reporting / Electrical Installation Condition Reports, Mathematical Equations/Solutions, Part P and other legislation which require you to Inspect and Test.
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      Latest: Filling out EIC tick sheet Richard Burns, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:31 AM
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    5. The Electricians Arms

      For professional electricians only. Checkout THIS thread to see how you gain access to this private area of the forum. You can discuss pricing, customers, wholesalers etc all without the risk of them seeing what you're saying, and what prices you're getting. We have some banter in this area of the forum too. And sometimes some music at the weekends.
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    6. Business Related

      Different Electrical Jobs, Self Employeed, Competent person Schemes. General Discussion on all business related aspects of the trade. Thinking about going self employed? A change of electrical work? This is the place to be.
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      Latest: Electricians Wanted for immediate start Pete999, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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    1. Insurance for Electricians

      Insurance for Electricians. FAQ Forum for electricians public liability insurance, van insurance and more.
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  5. Electrician Talk for DIY, Auto and Overseas

    Electricians Talk area for DIY Electrics, Auto Electrics and Overseas Electrics.
    1. Electrical Appliances Forum

      Electrical appliances and white goods forum. Washing machine repairs, tumble drier repairs, fridges and freezers that have seen better days and need a decent spark to sort them out.
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    2. Lighting Forum

      All things lighting and lamps. LED Lighting forums. GU10 LED, LDF Spotlights, LED Bulbs, LED Flood Lights and Security, LED Strip Lights and more.
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      Latest: Symbol on new lightbulb - Crossed through bulb? UNG, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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    3. DIY Electrical Forum

      This forum is for DIY electrical advice only. Do-It-Yourself electrical warriors are welcome in this DIY Electrics Forum. We have a few dedicated professional electricians willing to provide electrical advice to DIYers in here. Checkout THIS thread to see how you gain access to this private area of the forum.
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      Latest: finding fault in metal underground conduit static zap, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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    4. Auto Electrician Forum

      This forum category is for Auto Electricians and Automotive Electrical problems and advice. Find out about auto electrical faults, and aim to fix them quickly. Questions related to catering vans and camper vans will also be found and answered in here.
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    5. Non UK Electrical Works

      A forum for all discussion related to overseas electrical works. Find answers to questions related to electrics outside of the UK. Different laws will apply for different countries and we're primarily a UK electrical forum and our advice usually applies to only UK electrics. So chat in this one if your problem isn't about something electrical in the UK.
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  6. Green Energy Forums & Solar Forums

    All discussion related to Green Energy go in the following forums. This includes Photovoltaic / Solar Panels and Renewable Heat. There's also a private forum for those in the trade, called Green Lounge. Ask a moderator or admin if you'd like access to it. Solar PV Forum.
    1. Solar Thermal Forum

      Solar thermal forums for using sun-orientated energy to heat water, creating a low-cost heated water source.
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      Latest: Maximum distance between collectors and tank? aurumdeus, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:34 AM
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    2. General Green Energy Forum

      General green energy, batteries and energy storage forum.
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      Latest: EV Charging point installers Worcester, Sep 11, 2017
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    3. Hyrdoelectric Power Forum

      Hyrdoelectric Power Forum for discussing hyrdo-electrically sourced power from water-based turbines. Both fixed-flow and variable-flow systems discussed in this hyrdo forum.
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    4. Solar PV Forum

      All questions relating to Photovoltaic & Solar Panels in this forum, including feed-in tariffs, inverters, panels, calculations, schematics, installation, maintenance & fault finding. Solar panels forum. Solar forum. Solar talk. A photovoltaic system, also solar PV power system, or PV system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics.
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      Latest: AURORA POWER ONE 3.6 Fault Worcester, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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    5. Renewable Heat

      Renewable Heat forum for all discussion related to renewable heat.
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  7. ElectriciansForums.co.uk Community Forums

    Electrical Forum Rules, New Forum Member Introductions.
    1. Electricians Forum Rules

      Please read these important rules before using the Electricians Forum.
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    2. Electrical Forum News, Updates and Suggestions

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    3. For Sale and Wanted Forum

      This forum is for used or unused tools, electrical installation products, from screwdrivers to power tools and from RCBO's to distribution baords for sale or for items wanted.
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  8. Electricians Courses & Training Forums

    Electrical Courses, Part P Courses, Part P Training, Electricians Training, Electricians Courses, Electrical Training Courses UK
    1. Electrical Courses & Electrical NVQ's

      Electrical Courses Discussion; all chat about electrical and electrician courses in this forum.
      If you're looking for tiling courses and thinking to become a tiler, or plumbing courses as you're considering being a plumber, then those links might be handy.
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      Latest: NVQ3 2356, three phase question haptism, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    2. Apply to Gain Access to Trainee-Only Forum

      Apply in here to gain access to the trainee-only forum category.

      Forum Sponsors: Please speak to the forum sponsors if you require electrical courses, they usually give the members a discount where possible.
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    3. Electrical Course Trainees Only

      For electrical course trainees only. Discuss training, questions and answers, and all other training related chat with other fellow electrical trainees. Checkout THIS thread to see how you gain access to this private area of the forum.

      Forum Sponsors: Please speak to the forum sponsors if you require electrical courses, they usually give the members a discount where possible.
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  9. Home Entertainment Forums

    Sky, FreeSat, VirginMedia, Home Media Centre and all similar topics.
    1. FreeSat, Sky, VirginMedia Forum

      All discussions related to installation and setting up of FreeSat, Sky+, Sky+HD, VirginMedia etc go in this forum category.
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    2. Gaming Forum

      All things gaming!
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      Latest: Call of duty WW2 uksrevivor, Sep 7, 2017
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    3. Home Media Centre Forum

      All discussions related to setting up and installing Home Media Centres, etc go in this forum category.
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      Latest: Speaker Cable Scratch Music, Apr 13, 2017
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    4. Computer and Networking Forum

      All discussions related to Computer and Networking. setting up wireless or wired networks, data cabling, configuring settings on routers, printers or any peripherals for Pc or Mac, Windows or iOS. Setting up broadband connections or issues relating to current broadband connections.
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      Latest: Win10 File Explorer Preview Pane Errors snowhead, Sep 23, 2017 at 7:37 AM
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  10. Electricians Forums Lifestyle Forums

    Lifestyle and off-topic forums here at Electricians Forums, the electrical talk forums for the UK.
    1. Electricians Chat - Off Topic Chat

      Talk about anything you like, get to know each others back grounds, music, film, news. Electricians Chat for Off-topic Chat.
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      Latest: Your New Latin Company Motto ferg, Sep 21, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    2. Pet Forum

      Discuss pets in this forum.
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      Latest: Random Swans In The Garden. Pete999, Aug 14, 2017
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    3. Sports Forum

      Discuss sports in this forum.
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      Latest: Bath Rugby FatAlan, Sep 16, 2017
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    4. Politics & The Economy

      Discuss politics and the economy in this forum.
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      Latest: Recycling and bins Marvo, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:57 AM
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    5. Photography Forum

      Discuss photography and share your own works in this forum.
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      Latest: For fun or for cash? Steve Minett, Jul 2, 2017
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    6. Science and Space

      Science and space-related off-topic discussion.
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      Latest: Brain busters static zap, Jun 23, 2017
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  11. Friends of Electricians Forums

    Our friends across the Internet are welcome to Electricians Forums, the UK's largest electrical talk forum.
    1. Tiles - Advice on installing and buying tile

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      Latest: Tile trim Mitre box suggestions?! Dan, Mar 9, 2017
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