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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by newboy2011, 15 Aug 2011.

  1. newboy2011

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    Hello to all

    I am new to the sparking game, i have completed my technical certificates but i am currently finishing my NVQ. Unfortunately my boss hasnt/isnt very helpful with the NVQ, none the less i am determined to complete it especially as i have had to pay for it myself.

    So basically as im still learning and new to the trade i will be asking loads of questions.

    I really would like to join a very active forum where i can get lots of info, so if this forum isnt aimed at people in the trade can someone point me in the direction of an active forum that is please? I will also be posting here to, but i just thought there might be somewhere else as well that you could recommend.

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    Well if it's questions you want answering you will usually get a response. Make sure you know what you are asking and you will normally get a reply.
    GL
     
  4. Taylortwocities

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    You are right that this is aimed at the DIYer and recently I have seen derisive comments piled on 'qualified' people asking basic questions. Try here first and if you don't like the replies then a couple of alternate (and more gentle forums) would be:

    The IET itself
    http://www.theiet.org/forums/forum/categories.cfm?catid=205&entercat=y

    And also there will be a discussion forum for the body that you register with to allow you to notify your own work (eg NAPIT, NICEIC, etc).
     
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  5. newboy2011

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    So its the same atmosphere as on site then? haha

    Well like i said i am new to the game so i expect to ask lots of silly questions but i dont mind a bit of banter, so long as peolpe are helpful its all good

    Ok sweet! I will post here and maybe try a couple others out at along the way, so long as the forum it active is should all be good.

    nb
     
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    If you keep your questions coherent, logical and appropriate then you won't get too much flack and you will get good technical responses.

    From what I observe, it is only those that come with themes something like these:

    "I have my part p but need some help with a fuse blowing problem. After changing the fuse 8 times and trying bigger fuses, the problem persists.
    I tested the whole circuit with my neon screwdriver and it looks fine. Could this be a consumer unit problem?

    Or

    "My electrician is on holiday and I just want be prepared for the rewire he will start next week. I'm trying to reduce costs by installing the consumer unit myself but of course I won't turn the power on. What (if any) precautions should I take when disconnecting the existing meter tails? Is it advisable to wear gloves? If so what material? My electrician will certify everything when he is back.

    Or

    "I am competent!!, I have a PhD in physics and two BTECs in very clever technical subjects, so don't tell me that I can't wire a ring-main myself even though I did initially connect the ends directly to the main service fuse. I've addressed that problem now by adding a switch. What is the point of this forum if all I get is stupid feedback saying that I am not competent!! I am competent!!!



    You won't have a problem and the sport on here when such people "stray in" is great fun :evil:
     
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    BAS will bite you...
     
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