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Hiya, Just wondering if people could list all the electrician talk they hear around the building site, as I've just started out, Finding it a bit fustrating when I don't know what their talking about. At the moment its a foreign language to me.

So any help would be apprectiated

regards Luke



Chopping a Box - Using a Hammer and chisel to create a sqaure hole or box for a backbox to fit init
 
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G

greekislandlover

Have to admit that when we do a test I've got a tendency to shout jargon around to sound like we know what we are doing!
 
B

Bane

"BANE! What the fu*k have you done here?"

Always seems to be popular on building sites I've worked on.

(Still not sussed out what it means)
 
C

Carter

"PIPE STRANGLER" One proclaiming competence in the art of conduit bending/threading stood by a pile of discarded and creatively mangled tube.

"PIPE GOD" One who thinks nothing of delegating the cutting of thirty X 25mm running couplings to the youngest & scrawniest member of the installation team.
 
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4x4 mark

metal muncher- anybody who 1st fixes on larger sites usually involves tray or ladder rack, trunking and or metal conduit.
cable puller- usually part of of a large gang of monkeys who pull larger armoured cables for 100s of meters
foreman- sits in office dishing out jobs to supervisors whilst drinking coffee
supervisor- walks round site dishing out jobs to golden balls whilst drinking coffee
golden balls- supervisors butt monkey
apprentice- tea boy, stand in butt monkey
electrician- gets all the ****e jobs that golden balls doesn't want
mate- gets all the ****e jobs that electrician can get away with passing the buck on
storeman- tight git who thinks all material is his own and will either give you nothing or the wrong stuff, unless golden balls or above asks for gear for a job at home.
estimator- clueless idiot who works in the office and has never held a pair of side cutters let alone used them.

hope this short list helps and i'm sure other members will add to it
 
K

KFORDHUNTER

I have a few,

1: Thick ******* - plasterer
2: Thick ******* - bricklayer
3: Thick ******* - plumber
4: Thick ******* - painter

Shall i go on ;)
 
J

Jazz Capone

Guitar String = When a cable has not been dressed or clipped properly and is pulled to tight
 
S

Spudmiester

Guitar String = When a cable has not been dressed or clipped properly and is pulled to tight
We call them 'washing Lines'. Usually installed by BT. clip,100m wire,another clip, 100m wire and so on.........
 
C

Carter

You've just reminded me Spud.

"STRING-PULLERS"

BT 'engineers' and alarm 'installers'
 
J

jonboy1

Birds nest or tray of spaghetti = what the data and BT boys leave above ceiling tiles.
 
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