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The ultimate badass T&I label!

With BS7671 18th Edition amendment 2 hurtling forth like chunky projectile vomit from the drunk bloke sat immediately behind us on a bus, and with it being about as warm, welcome and, somewhat oddly, the same shade of mushroom brown, I take a look at one particular bugbear of the wiring regs and what I intend to do about it going forward regardless of what those clowns busy juggling their balls in the IET circus tent send my way when they shiftily lift a hard earned hundred quid and an (out of date) rubber johnny from my wallet for the all-new brown book at the end of March!

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Last orders on old lamps

Ah, summer. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to sunshine, cold beer, hot barbecues and, perhaps, a jolly over to Kefalonia if this pandemic pain-in-the-arse eases up in time. One other thing to note this season is the publication of new UK legislation which mirrors that in the EU and signals the demise of certain lamp technologies. Read on to find out what’s going to disappear between now and the end of 2023…

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The Easycert F12 unborker

Contains ribald references, a talking cat and a soution to a keyboard shortcut that Tysoft should never have coded into their Easycert app in the first place.

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Oddball energy efficient lighting

Houses built from 2000 to 2010 (ish) may have some curious energy efficient lighting oddities. If your bulb has blown and you’re facing something that doesn’t look like the lamp you expected, I may have the answer buried somewhere in this article. Probably somewhere near the end as it goes…

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Repair Cafe volunteering

In 2018, a local repair cafe was set up in Leamington Spa and although I wasn't present for the pilot, I've been in attendance for the subsequent monthly meetings. Here then is an article of what it's about and what I turn up equipped with to tackle anything that happens to come across my table.

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