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OldskoolUpNorth

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Guys, just wondering...

I was offered some work recently installing positive pressure fans in dwellings and maybe some commercial.
All powered from existing lighting radials, spured off and fused down.

Anybody got experience of these and is 3 per day in different dwellings really feasable?

I can't see how you'd have time, considering some of the dodgy electrics you come across in houses and promptly turned it down.
Apparently there's a spark already doing 3 a day in another region.

Thoughts anyone???
 
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thekingiam

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i don't know what pressure fans are, but it sounds like when i rang up for a job the other day the agency lady told me that my job would be to rewire at least one property a day and then another electrician would sighn it off.when i explained that it was not possible she replied that the electrician has other elecy mates that can do it.i laughed and hung up.
 
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OldskoolUpNorth

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i don't know what pressure fans are, but it sounds like when i rang up for a job the other day the agency lady told me that my job would be to rewire at least one property a day and then another electrician would sighn it off.when i explained that it was not possible she replied that the electrician has other elecy mates that can do it.i laughed and hung up.
They're just an extract fan of sorts.

But it does sound like cut corners and a lot of headaches.
 

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Apparently there's a spark already doing 3 a day in another region.
I would say it's not possible assuming it involves core drilling, plus installing plus electricals plus making good. There's always supposedly some guy doing it, call their bluff and ask them for his name and contact details and have a chat with him to find out what's involved.
 

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Not just that if they have teams doing three a day they will soon reach saturation point in your area. Not a wise move if you have to burn bridges.
 
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OldskoolUpNorth

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Cheers guys,

Have to agree with all of you.
Glad it wasn't just me being an overly fussy installer..!
 
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vernam616

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i don't know what pressure fans are, but it sounds like when i rang up for a job the other day the agency lady told me that my job would be to rewire at least one property a day and then another electrician would sighn it off.when i explained that it was not possible she replied that the electrician has other elecy mates that can do it.i laughed and hung up.
I reckon she was the one laughing pal, because it is do able, seen it done day in day out for years, some other threads about with all relevant info on
 
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vernam616

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If its a Posi vent, they dont require core cutting

Cut a 10-12 inch hole on the landing ceiling, screw vent down in loft, take supply from lighting to F/S 3a fuse in, flex to unit, job done

3 a day is possible, even more, depends what the pricing is like
 

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As I understand it, positive pressure fans take air from the loft and blow it down through a hole in the ceiling into the landing/hallway. This recovers a little heat from the loft and, by slightly pressurising the house, stops cold draughts at doors and windows. I guess there's also a filter to stop dust from the loft being blown into the house.

Edit, as he says above ^^^^^^^
 
It's the is possible that frightens me you don't sound so sure and as I no you've got to get in to these property's which can be frustrating when your against the clock
 
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vernam616

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Sounds like a lot of people on here live life in slow motion, does anyone graft these days?
 
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thekingiam

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vernam i wouldn't want to work for you! no harm intended.
do you plaster the walls on the same day as well?
 
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vernam616

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No someone else comes in and plasters

I kid you not they can be done, ive been on them myself and done them, its serious hard graft, but worth it when your quids in at the end of the day

Last one i did, started at 7.30am and finished at 6pm, that one was plastered and full alarm system fitted, no corners cut etc.. 2 electricians and 1 labourer lifting boards/plastering up etc..
 

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Lol we just saw two kitchens in a day yesterday. Revites I think he's on about, Hands up even in my hayday I could'nt do a rewire in a day even in an empty property.

Lol takes me ages to answer - I crossed your post. I meant on my own , not a team.
 
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thekingiam

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i suppose it is possible with enough men, this agency wanted me on my own on elecy mates wages to rewire on my own a property a day then electrician sighn it off at the end of job!!!
i felt like phoning the police on her for cruelty. wish i new who it was it could of gone on the companies to name and shame list.
 
Verne what do you class as quids in
 
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vernam616

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I could understand impossible on your own!

Quids in, £860 for the days graft
 
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As I understand it, positive pressure fans take air from the loft and blow it down through a hole in the ceiling into the landing/hallway. This recovers a little heat from the loft and, by slightly pressurising the house, stops cold draughts at doors and windows. I guess there's also a filter to stop dust from the loft being blown into the house.

Edit, as he says above ^^^^^^^
I've been doing 2 a day for the past couple of years. I won't do 3 a day
 
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OldskoolUpNorth

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If its a Posi vent, they dont require core cutting

Cut a 10-12 inch hole on the landing ceiling, screw vent down in loft, take supply from lighting to F/S 3a fuse in, flex to unit, job done

3 a day is possible, even more, depends what the pricing is like
Surely once you add a supply to another accessroy then it's time to get the testers out????
It's the possibility of coming up wi issues and faults that puts me off.


No someone else comes in and plasters

I kid you not they can be done, ive been on them myself and done them, its serious hard graft, but worth it when your quids in at the end of the day

Last one i did, started at 7.30am and finished at 6pm, that one was plastered and full alarm system fitted, no corners cut etc.. 2 electricians and 1 labourer lifting boards/plastering up etc..

This would of been on my own, fan install, testing then making good all on the same day in up to 3 different house.
 
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OldskoolUpNorth

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I could understand impossible on your own!

Quids in, £860 for the days graft
As I said, working alone and £125 per install, supply everything but the fan myself including fuel costs.
 
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