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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
 
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.
 
T

tony.towa

Rat's nest - A mass of unidentified cables which seem to go in all possible directions (often found in old three phase rewireable distribution boards or lofts where "Barry the Bodger" has been at work.

Cable Monkey - Lad who pulls in the long runs of large cables.

Snipes - Long nose pliers

Butterfly clamp or cord clamp - Henley gland
 

telectrix

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Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
wood butcher...joiner

wet-pants.... plumber

muck spreader........ plasterer

cable spiker......... drylining fixer

hot pants...... female spark
 

Pete999

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Arms
Esteemed
House Basher, a so called electrician who does only new builds, which in all honesty yer Wife or GF could do it after a week or so.
Wood Butcher Carpebter.

Ba-stard site agent

Muck, Mortar for filling in chases, well I used to when I wer a Lad

Dip Stick, Apprentice Mate what ever

Kleins, Pliers for the Americans among us

Scran, Sarnies

Brew, Tea or Red Wine in my case.

Poxy, chippies, Plasterers, Plumbers anyone who isn't an Electrician

I could go on.
 

Pete999

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Arms
Esteemed
Little Scrote, Apprentice, only kidding,
Long Weight
Bucket of Steam
Tartan Paint
Go and get my hole saw sharpened
3/4" holes
Sky hooks
etc etc
 
M

Merl

Not been on here for a long while, sorry!

"Labrador" doesn't always go down very well with the labourers on site at times!!
Slappies - Painters
 
M

Marshall Elec

You will know when another tradesman thinks he is a bit of an electrician when you hear him say "Megger it". Ive never "Meggered" anything. Im a Kewtech kind guy :tongueclosed:
 

Wilko

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Arms
Esteemed
Infinity when you get an OK IR test result
Happy days. There was an expanded version which may be familiar to those with kids of a certain age, to quote Buzz Lightspeed "infinity and beyond".

I think this is the only polite one I know :)
 
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