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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.

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

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That was the fastest Sticky Thread in history! This should be fun for all of us. (ps I like your rules DW)


This is a house I was working on today, came across this. One word describes it,,,,,, FAIL

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Just after taking that I knock a full box of washers and screws behind the cooker and had to pull it out to get them. Needed them or would not have bothered.

Great thread, post them pictures up lads.

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this had been arcing for a while in a pub, couldnt have that i shuffled some circuits around to get the pumps back on in the pub.

wouldnt bother me, ill drink ale,bitter,lager or cider
 
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What the hell did they use to hold it up in the first place? Bluetack


(sorted out the pics for you btw Guv)


Had their rep come down to sell their wares and all looked good but the product codes were wrong with what they demonstrated. they stated one code was rated at 40k per fixing when it was actually 20k. the fixing had a part that clips through unistrut (now known as the weak link) under load it just pulled through and once one had gone there was no stopping the rest running away. The 40k version actually just omits the unistrut clip and the wire is just sleeved and looped through a hole.
 

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Had their rep come down to sell their wares and all looked good but the product codes were wrong with what they demonstrated. they stated one code was rated at 40k per fixing when it was actually 20k. the fixing had a part that clips through unistrut (now known as the weak link) under load it just pulled through and once one had gone there was no stopping the rest running away. The 40k version actually just omits the unistrut clip and the wire is just sleeved and looped through a hole.

It is not even carrying that much weight by the looks of it. A lot more cables to be installed going by the amount of basket and tray. Thank god it happened when it was still a building site and not a functional building!
 

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It is not even carrying that much weight by the looks of it. A lot more cables to be installed going by the amount of basket and tray. Thank god it happened when it was still a building site and not a functional building!

Definitely, imagine if it was fully loaded, it was only having a suspended ceiling below it and that was the main exit route with a lot of foot traffic planned and it came down on them, Big claims#!!!!!!!!
 

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That could have turned out to be the biggest cause of electrical death whilst exiting a building the UK has ever seen. Hope that company gets their nuts and bolts sorted out for the next project.
 
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This is what happens when a welder doesn't have his return clamped properly and the 400amps uses the turn table supply earth to return on.... note how its burnt out in its twisted core design.

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This is why welding is a massive danger to the integrity of the buildings circuit and equipotential bonding... it can destroy the earth to many circuits leaving them live and exposed in some cases. Many a death has been attributed to poor welding set-ups of the years.
 
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Had their rep come down to sell their wares and all looked good but the product codes were wrong with what they demonstrated. they stated one code was rated at 40k per fixing when it was actually 20k. the fixing had a part that clips through unistrut (now known as the weak link) under load it just pulled through and once one had gone there was no stopping the rest running away. The 40k version actually just omits the unistrut clip and the wire is just sleeved and looped through a hole.
what type of fixing was it?

usually for us its raw bolted unistrut to ceiling then everything else hangs off that
 

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At a secondary school, this is a MCB which has been siliconed onto the side of a dimmer unit enclosure. I spotted this within a month of the dimmer unit going in but all of a sudden everyone involved, from contractor to site service manager to governors suddenly turned into the three wise monkeys. They didn’t feel too clever though when the application for the entertainments licence was turned down because of it, and they had to cancel the show for which all the tickets had already been sold.
 

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Another skilfully completed job (in the eyes of a plumber)

Oh i forgot to add, hope that fuse never needs changing, or the spur inspecting in an eicr. (Just to clarify, i did move the spur and all associated wiring, and all the temp connections were already made when i arrived, because he wanted it tested so he could wrap up) i just laughed, then politely asked him to remove the boiler so i could access the spur.
 

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that was left after builder crew doing new kitchen and downstairs work.
they had someone for new kitchen, and told the customer she needs another spark for big rewiring.
in the meanwhile reconnected it with some new cable,
fair choice from them and some work for me :)

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