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chronyx

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Have just finished my first days work on site as an apprentice electrician, just on a three month trial at the moment to see how I get on.

Thought I'd see if there was an electrician forum as I'm signed up to every other bloody forum out there :D

Cheers,

Tim
 
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Bane

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Welcome to the site Tim.

How'd you get on with your first day then? Enjoy it? You doing commercial or domestic work?
 
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wayne

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tried the rest now the wo...
gotta nickname yet ? other than oy you ?
 
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Shakey

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An apprentice electrician?
signed up to the electricians forum?

thats where i've been going wrong, i'm a butcher by trade, and i been waiting for a question on pork chops to answer

welcome mate;)
 
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chronyx

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Well today I was just doing the noggins (?) for the cable to hang from and chasing in boxes so no electrical work...but I've never even taken a drill to a wall before so it's all good new experience!

I'm working on a huge new house at St. George's Hill in Weybridge.

As for nicknames...



:D:D
 
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Shakey

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Well today I was just doing the noggins (?) for the cable to hang from and chasing in boxes so no electrical work...but I've never even taken a drill to a wall before so it's all good new experience!

I'm working on a huge new house at St. George's Hill in Weybridge.

As for nicknames...



:D:D
yes mate, chasing in boxes aint electrical work, i think your boss is taking the mick

now you be sure to tell him, come Friday

"now look fella, i'm training to be a sparks, if you want someone to bash walls about, get a bloody labourer"

that'll tell im!!!!!!!!!!!;)
 
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wayne

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did you find the triggger on the drill or use it as an 'ammer i know what you apprentices are like
anyway the shiny stuff with plastic round it is probably cable hope this helps:D
 
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chronyx

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It's a first fix so I guess to be expected - although I did touch some cable today! (Feeding it through)

I'm not signed to any other 'lectrickery forums so I'll take your word on this being the best :D

Today I learntnenend which way round is the correct way to hold a screwdriver...
 
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wayne

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i found the cure for 'ammer rash was a bigger 'ammer(larger surface area less time on the 'ammer ,sad i know)
or a rotary stop drill
 
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chronyx

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been sent for a glass 'ammer yet?
:D A mate spark told his apprentice that he only had a Duncan type file and to go and ask the builders for a Peter file......
 

ian.settle1

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been sent for a glass 'ammer yet?
When I was at sea we had a deck cadet(apprentice) with us in the engine room sent him to the boiler room fourth engineer like a soft sod for a bucket of steam.

Fourth sent him back with a bucket of water telling him he'd run out of steam only had condensed steam, he didn't twig at first until he was told as it was a steam ship how the hell where the lights on and why where we moving if we didn't have any steam?

The third engineer then emptied the bucket of water over cadets head.:D
 
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rumrunner

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When i was an apprentice ,one chargrhand used to make you "do a foot of nippleing" every time he saw you with your hands in your pockets!
 
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Shakey

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When i was an apprentice ,one chargrhand used to make you "do a foot of nippleing" every time he saw you with your hands in your pockets!
yeah Rum, me dad told me about the old days.....;)
 
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rumrunner

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No ones mentioned tartan paint yet! or a roll of three core twin and earth.
 
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wayne

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nice one ian the other classics are "go for a long stand " or a left handed 'ammer (sorry about the obsession with 'ammers)
 
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sparky64

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Well today I was just doing the noggins (?) for the cable to hang from and chasing in boxes so no electrical work...but I've never even taken a drill to a wall before so it's all good new experience!

I'm working on a huge new house at St. George's Hill in Weybridge.

As for nicknames...



:D:D
Your lucky when i started out it was all by hand.
I was even made to drill holes for fixing using a rawltool-Batt drills had not been invented and power was not always available.
And just to show my age the bloke who taught me used to use a blow torch to terminate cables (lead)
Welcome to the club.
 
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rumrunner

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usefull bit of kit is a rawlplug tool,;)
its a bit like a record most younsters wouldnt know what it is,
anyway wellcome to the nitemare :)
are you older than shakey?
atvbitwww
 

ian.settle1

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usefull bit of kit is a rawlplug tool,;)
its a bit like a record most younsters wouldnt know what it is,
anyway wellcome to the nitemare :)
are you older than shakey?
atvbitwww
When I was an apprentice me and the other apprentice had use one of these to moke a s*** load of holes. Electrcian asked what was taking so long, told him it was hurting are fingers only to find out we where using it wrong.

Reason we where using the bit only without the handle, we felt a right pair of pillocks then told the electrician he was a T*** for not showing us how to use it properly in the first place.:eek:
 
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rumrunner

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ive done that,ooooch:D
maybee yourec older than shakey as well ian;)
atvbitwww
 
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chronyx

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When I was at sea we had a deck cadet(apprentice) with us in the engine room sent him to the boiler room fourth engineer like a soft sod for a bucket of steam.

Fourth sent him back with a bucket of water telling him he'd run out of steam only had condensed steam, he didn't twig at first until he was told as it was a steam ship how the hell where the lights on and why where we moving if we didn't have any steam?

The third engineer then emptied the bucket of water over cadets head.:D
:D:D:D That is f*cking brilliant
 
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Rob RX-7

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When i was at college, a woman worked in the stores. She was a bit butch ya know..long grey hair in a pony tail kinda looked a bit like a pikey. I asked her for a long slow screw for a joke.She didn't get the joke so i walked away sniggering
 

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