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  1. M

    People who should not be left anywhere near electricity......

    Im an electrician in a factory. This morning a Labourer ran over a 32A 3 phase trailing socket with a genie!! Then picks up the cable with now 5 cores sticking out and no socket, shouts Might need your help. At which point I shout at him to put the cable down, as I may be still live, so he...
  2. B

    hi people sparky turned scientist back to sparky

    Long time lurker. finally decided to post as my brain is very confused. My situation is family friend really wants me to do his rewire but wants that mates rate. I'm thinking just full stop doing for family and friends as they seem to think its all for free or some dumb price. but at the same...
  3. R

    Left handed people, what finger do you use?

    …..as your primary mouse button? I´m sure I used to use my index finger, but at some point have changed to the middle finger, but it doesn't seem right?
  4. M

    Trust a trader, checkatrade, rated people

    Hi guys, Wondering what your thoughts where on these schemes has anyone signed up to these and got any work from them? They seem really expensive and not sure if your even guaranteed the work. They seem a good idea but are they worth it? Read some reviews online saying some schemes where a...
  5. Starjack

    5 week short courses

    So is it possible to be a fast-food worker or an office worker and then go on a 5 week course and come out the other end proclaiming to be an electrician. In addition to that should you be allowed to do a 5 week course and immediately go self employed. Is it safe to do a 5 week course then...
  6. M

    Domestic Are people moving away from rings

    hi all I’m just wondering are the forum members moving away from doing ring circuits and doing radials instead ? I have been reading that this may be the way industry is going wether this is to aid in the introduction of AFDDs I don’t know , obviously AFDDs won’t work in rings, that’s why I...
  7. Gavin John Hyde

    What do people make of this ventilation notification lark?

    Keep hearing more and more about notifying ventilation systems in properties and have now had an email from NICEIC telling me i can save 50 quid of the ventilation scheme if i do there course! this of course in addition to the money i already pay them. it seems every thing is becoming part of a...
  8. N

    Please help smart people! Battery and cooking simple question...

    Hi there Thanks for taking the time to read. I am hoping that this will be a very easy question for knowledgeable guys and girls like yourselves. My question is short and sweet; Could I run an electrical hot plate off of a large battery source? I have included links at the bottom giving...
  9. buzzlightyear

    how the mighty fall owning monies

    just read about k/price on yahoo. owning a spark moines Over the weekend bailiffs went round to demand £3,000 owed to electrician Paul Bean after he went to the county court to claw back the cash.
  10. P

    People keep mistaking me with an Electrician?

    Hi guys, I've just recently finished my electrical and electronic HND.. I'm currently finding it near impossible to find a job. I've sent hundreds of CV's out and usually at the interview stage people realise I don't have the relevant experience to join their team. I'm an ex air conditioning...
  11. Flash

    Who do people advertise with??

    I have previously advertised with book a builder and yell but don't get many leads, I'm just wondering what works for others??
  12. Pete999

    Are people paranoid, with regards to UFOs etc, especially in the USA.

    As the title suggests, just been watching a UFO programme regarding a strange HUM in certain areas oof the US, now with due deference to the American Public, they can't all be as gullible or stupid as this progrmme makes out, apparently from the East coast to the West coast of Mid America, this...
  13. Gavin John Hyde

    How do people compete with numpties quoting blind...

    Been to do some quotes this week, One is a partial rewire and Cu change. The other wiring up a garage with the usual sockets, lights etc. On both jobs 'electricians' have quoted blind and given a price over the phone with no visit or pre work testing... One job the customer has gone with the...
  14. Gavin John Hyde

    Government propose register of people to carry out EICR

    Just read the monthly newsletter from NICEIC, usual self congratulatory PR nonsense but something caught my eye. The Government are proposing a register of competent persons to carry out EICR's in the private rented sector... now that would make too much sense and assume it would be along lines...
  15. SWD

    Any car people here......................

    Mate just turned up and let me have play in a Audi 6RS-R Jebus fecking hell 730BHP the acceleration was out of this world.....
  16. Pete999

    Guilible older people

    You must have seen the case of a piece of filth who charged some poor OAP out of £74K for replacing a damaged tile on the roof of his/her house, a complete scrote and nonperson imo. In my recent capacity of a Charity Handy person, I was aske to help an old infirm Lady to repair a damage curtain...
  17. Matthewd29

    Some people are unbelievable

    Had a call from a couple tonight saying they were concerned with the electrical work in their 6 bedroom home which had been retried around 6 months ago. I got there and had a quick look about to give them a quote to finish up odds and ends after the electrician had 'disappeared'. without even...
  18. Pete999

    This afternoon, were we invaded by The People Republic of North Korea?a

    What the Hell happened this afternoon, I was wishing I had bought a Nuclear shelter, all those Oriental hieroglyphs, crikey I really thought Nostradamus was right after all.
  19. P

    Do people really like yapping dogs?

    In the house behind us they have a little white terrier dog of some sort, and two or three times a day they let it out, and it yaps. For the whole time it just yaps. Behind our stable another couple do the same, both dogs yap continuously for about 30 minutes. The owners never try to stop them...
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