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At 40 with basic knowledge of both plumbing and electrics which would you advise retraining for ? ie. Is either oversupplied now / any difference in the amount which can be made self employed ?
 
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sparkyork

Re: Electrician or plasterer - career change ?

i still maintain a plumber can make more money than sparkies, for little hastle!
 

benji

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Arms
Re: Electrician or plasterer - career change ?

i reckon a plasterer can make more ,they will finish earlier and leave all the ****e for somebody else to clean up it's win win win
yourse benji
 
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sparkyork

Re: Electrician or plasterer - career change ?

eye but they will have to work ALOT harder for it, and have to drive round with all that muk n sh*&e all over em! lol and your further up the pecking order been a plumber or a spark, rather than a wall butterer! lol
 
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pope

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I fully respect plasterers i have had a go at it but it is hard work and very difficult to get looking perfect
 
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sparkyork

yeah absolubtly me best mates a plasterer, you can make very good money doing it, spesh the dry lining. dont agree with how if your on a site its all rush rush plasterers coming in, then they dont even clean the boxes out!!
still spark or a plumber?? get a lot of money for doing a boiler swap, in comparison to doing a consumer unit swap.

rich
 
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ONIT

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SPARK TESTING PLUS PAPER WORK HOURS / PLUMBING-GAS QUICK 10MINS PRESSURE TEST IN AND OUT DOWN THE PUB
ONIT:confused:
 
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fingz999

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my mates a plumber and sometimes i wonder why im doing my sparks course as i could have been a qualified gas safe fitter by now.
 
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rocker

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Plumber is definitely easier and the pay is better. In fact the only downside is having all the sparks think you're thick. Put it this way, if a light stops working, 'oh well, it doesn't work, we'll get it sorted when we get our bonus'. On the other hand, if your whole house smells of poo, you're going to pay anybody anything to get it sorted, aint ya!?:D
 
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CRAGS

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That is the one reason I went with electrics could not handle messing with somebody else's poo!!!!! Fathers a plumber....
 
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Burnt Fingers

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Depend which you prefer I guess - shocks or wet feet. I'll stick with wires I think.
 
And another drawback being a plumber is you have to pick up the entire contents of your fittings bag or box and tool bag from the floor every afternoon about 3pm
 
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Lucas

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What would you rather? Being Electrocuted or being covered in crap?

Plumbing's easy anyway. All you need is a bit of copper tube, some solder and a blowtorch. Don't need any woood drill bits as you lay all pipes on top of joist's as close too the floorboards as possible so you can charge ton's too repair the pipe when some unfortunate soul nicks it with the saw :p
 
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cagedanimal2010

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dont like getting wet! wires it is for me!! :D
 
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SDELEC

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Re: Electrician or plasterer - career change ?

i still maintain a plumber can make more money than sparkies, for little hastle!
youve never flooded someones house then!!
 
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