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luke teague

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Hi all,
Can we all try and make a list of common problems and answers.
And some of the dangers we have found.

heres a few to start us off

diy'ers putting 2x dimmers on same light fitting (it don't work they fight against each other)

extractor fan ducting in loft space's filled up with water above fan!!

Make sure you always turn off the whole board on rewire type fuses, as i have seen a few people get a shock off the bottom of them when diy'ers rewire them and leave the fuse wire to long and sticking out.

kitchen fitters wiring LOL :)
shocks of pipe work thats not earthed or has no earth rod on a TT once gas in take pipe has been changed to plastic!
 
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wayne

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hey luke,
welcome ,for me the biggest danger is other electricians not really knowing what they are doing .
in my approx twenty years the two worst incidents were;1.cutting through a swa i was told was dead (when i was a trainee)and 2.cutting a swa that someone made live during cutting (they didnt know sequence of operation on a control panel)
luck and swa saved me from serious injury.
two other close shaves were ;leaning into a panel with big exposed busbars:eek: and driving a spike within two inches of a distribution supply cable (voltage unknown):D,the cat didnt find it.
 
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luke teague

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Your lucky to be alive lol

About for years back, i had a really bad electrical shock. It really makes you look out for the dangers, i have not had one since.
It happened when i was doing a job for family, I was wiring in a 10mm cable for a shower didn't have any of my own tools because he said he had everything!!! any way i was up on the top floor in the loft, he said the power is off, didn't want to make him think i think he is a lair and it was a long was down. so started to terminate the wire and ended up stuck to it. I had no control over my body and muscels locked up, managed to throw me off electric shot out of other hand. On new years eve. the hospital was only bottom f the road lucky enough, i got there before the pain kicked in, the hospital people didn't know what to do and everyone ran away from me because of the smell of burning flesh. my hand burnt nearly to the bone, 2 months out of work, hand with bad scares that are now only noticeble if mentione. Im now fine and believe i was tought to slow down and take nothing anyone says final ALWAYS CHECK FOR YOURSELF!! YOU

DON'T ALWAYS GET A SECOND CHANCE!!
I HAVE NOT HAD A SHOCK SINCE AND DON'T INTEND TO GET ONE EVER AGAIN.
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