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Josh Tinto

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So I finished my AM2 yesterday and I'm expecting the results tonight, however when I did the practical aspect of it, I noticed my armoured cable going into the isolator had 2 strands loose, this has had me feeling like the world has fallen out my arse because I'm now tricking it thinking that I've failed because of this. The armoured agent on the tray fine and the glands at both ends were tight and couldn't be pulled out however 2 strands were about 1mm short and didn't clamp down so now I'm thinking I'm screwed... is this going to be a thing that fails me?!? Continuity readings were good so I'm hoping they will allow it.
 

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do you mean strands of the steel armour? if so, doubt they'll be a problem if only 1mm short.
 

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but will they undo the gland? if they do they might think it was undoing it that made them fall out.
 

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If that's the only mistake don't worry about it.
 
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Josh Tinto

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If that's the only mistake don't worry about it.
Its the only mistake that I'm aware of on the install side, there were a couple minor things with the testing that I was told were fine but I feel all of these collectively will just fail me, I don't want to have to resist an entire practical over 1 mistake
 

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let us know later when you get your pass result. we all then have beer.
 
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If that is all you’ve done, I can’t see you getting failed on it, that would be incredibly harsh. Good luck and let us know the result
 

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Its the only mistake that I'm aware of on the install side, there were a couple minor things with the testing that I was told were fine but I feel all of these collectively will just fail me, I don't want to have to resist an entire practical over 1 mistake
You only get marked down for each phase of the assessment so potentially you would only fail the installation part. Stop worrying, grab a beer and chill out.
 
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So I finished my AM2 yesterday and I'm expecting the results tonight, however when I did the practical aspect of it, I noticed my armoured cable going into the isolator had 2 strands loose, this has had me feeling like the world has fallen out my arse because I'm now tricking it thinking that I've failed because of this. The armoured agent on the tray fine and the glands at both ends were tight and couldn't be pulled out however 2 strands were about 1mm short and didn't clamp down so now I'm thinking I'm screwed... is this going to be a thing that fails me?!? Continuity readings were good so I'm hoping they will allow it.
it lucky it was not micc, then you would be pulling your hair out and the assessors.
 

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I was in a similar situation, my armoured didn’t have any loose strands but it wasn’t a perfect spread uniform around the gland, there were gaps where the strands had bunched closer together than others, I still passed no issue.
I was worrying over what other little things I could have not installed perfectly.
I think they allow so many minor mistakes like a driving test and no major mistakes. I can’t see them failing you over 2 strands though to be honest.
Good luck anyway I’m sure it’ll be fine :)
 

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Yep,well done,and keep up the self-criticism,which will ensure your work is always to a high standard. :)
 

dinger809

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well done, congratulations and never stop doubting yourself........professional pride is way underated
 

Regan Foster

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Well done! I’m half way through my AM2 at the moment. I’ve started worrying about my bonding as I think I’ve connected them into the wrong terminals in the earth bar. I don’t want to fail for something so silly. Nerves got the better of me. And as I did that circuit first. I feel I have fallen at the first hurdle. All connections are tight and connected correctly on the pipes. Could anyone help me on this?
 

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As long as they're connected to earth they can go in any position.
 

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I had test today. When testing the final ring circuit I measured my r1 +rn ... I then went onto the back of the sheet to note my readings... I wrote the formula to verify my r1+r2 being r1+rn/4 but didn’t actually do the calculation as forgot st the end.... will this fail me? I noted my “measured” r1+r2 on the test results also.
 

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