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Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms..

Rules....No Offensive material... edit if required before posting as this is the public arena.
Anything to do with the trade or in and around it ...H&S pic's welcome.

Beware plumbers!!!.jpg

I've posted this a few times and this is at a mates house following a kitchen refirb several yrs ago. :eek:mg_smile:

Beware plumbers!!!.jpg
More crazy going on toady, recently we did some work in a one bedroom flat (fire damage), the damage was in the kitchen, hall and bathroom only, the bderoom and living room were fine.

The original cabling was from the 70's, we used to call it aircon cable (maybe it was used on air conditioning units), its like a thick black sleeve with singles inside it, almost like an oversized T&E cable but the idea was you could pull new wires through it at a later date, it even had a bit where you could nail through it to attach it. All these cables was buried in the solid floors and ceilings so there wasn't much you could do with it.

So the only way it could be re-wired was to batten down the ceiling and run the cables in that space which we had to do, I said look, this place needs a complete re-wire, if you batten and board the living room and bedroom I can do a complete re-wire and do away with the old wires completely but they wouldn't have it so I had to try and adapt what was there with copious amounts of wagos and boxes, didn't like doing it at all. we first fixed and left it a few weeks. When we returned today to 2nds fix what we had done this is what the living room and bedroom looked like.

Before the padsaw



After the padsaw


Pretty much the norm in older farm outbuildings. I could have taken hundreds of pics like this over the last few decades.

That's exactly where it was. If I'd been able to post uncropped images you could have seen how everything around this was absolutely soaked from rain leaking in, yet through sheer blind luck (and certainly not design) both junction and lamp holder remained dry. Power (with not insubstantial draw) and lights running off about 80m of 2.5 T&E, with the whole lot fed from a 13A plug.
Just for very first attempt at using LEDs...I took an old iMac. stripped the innards out of it, put the driver inside the body, led the mains out through an existing aperture with a grommet in it, added a double pole inline switch, stuck the LED tape on the bezel, having routed it through the base...and hey presto! A swivelling, titlting, make -up mirror...mirror courtesy of Ikea for £1.50...
OK, it's not perfect, but a fun project that took just over 2 hours to make. Shoot me down if you like! It was fun to make, and the next one will be much better!

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