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Stopped watching him and CJR. I don’t think showing bad and or dangerous practice to the public enhances our trade at all.
I never see CJR doing anything dangerous. I actually asked on here once for people to point me to his 'dangerous' or 'crap' work and nobody could (aside from that SWA he did..)

From what i've seen he does good work.

Delroy on the other hand, i think he's fairly poor. Anyone who glues trunking onto new expensive tiles and then no-nails' on a shaver socket next to a sink instead of simply cutting out a full tile and then putting it back and using plugs to fix the box........just no.
 

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The obvious one that springs to mind was him taking down a wall and then jointing cables in a wago box and ----ing it up into the ceiling and calling it MF. The materials and method he used did not constitute a MF junction box. I politely noted it on his comments and he removed the comment ?
I think his son does all the techie IT stuff on Youtube for him... so he may not have even seen the comment ? It was deleted for him ??
 

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I remember the one where he was sorting some dodgy sockets under kitchen cupboards. He routed the cables around the cupboards and up the wall completely out of any prescribed zones and called it a good job.
 

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I think his son does all the techie IT stuff on Youtube for him... so he may not have even seen the comment ? It was deleted for him ??
Yeah right
Haha yes i remember that was one of the first i saw, quickly followed by the one where he made an absolute c*** of a bathroom shaver socket.

Seems a decent fella but i wouldn't copy any of his methods.
Best one IMO is when he install an exterior socket from a kitchen socket without first finding out if the socket he spurred from was a spur already, certainly looked like a spur to me. Like you say seems a decent Guy but some of his installs leave a lot to be desired.
 
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Didn't he give a 16mm main earth a haircut to fit it in a consumer unit MET? I'm not a fan. Clickbaity titles and lots of running commentary criticising others, whilst seemingly being a bit ropey on some things himself. None of us are perfect but if you're going for the celebrity route you really have to cross all the t's and dot all the i's to avoid criticism.
 

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For a man with alot if experience, i just watched a video where he chops a flex into the plaster, for an electric heater, rather than using the flex out of a switched fused spur... I mean I wouldn't have the guts to put my work online to be picked over but come on!!
 

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I think it's because he has all that experience that he takes short cuts... he knows what he can get away with. And don't forget, his patch is East London... parking will be horrendous with a constant risk of theft. If that was me, I'd wanna be in and out as quickly as possible !
 
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As an aside, this is the reason i don't instantly berate DIYers, short courses or anything like that. You get corner cutters and bodgers everywhere.

I'll always remember going to a house wired in the 60's by an old boy with no qualifications, just a good base knowledge and plenty of Readers Digest guides. It was his own house and as such, he was invested in making it top quality- and honestly- it belonged in an art gallery. Absolute work of art, even the slip tubing in the garage. Everything was neat as .

Similarly today, I'm about to go and tidy up a connection made by a retired electrician of 45 years who was working maintenance here before he fully retired - choc block connecting some RFC singles together, not encased I'm anything and just lobbed above the suspended ceiling grid.
 

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As an aside, this is the reason i don't instantly berate DIYers, short courses or anything like that. You get corner cutters and bodgers everywhere.

I'll always remember going to a house wired in the 60's by an old boy with no qualifications, just a good base knowledge and plenty of Readers Digest guides. It was his own house and as such, he was invested in making it top quality- and honestly- it belonged in an art gallery. Absolute work of art, even the slip tubing in the garage. Everything was neat as .

Similarly today, I'm about to go and tidy up a connection made by a retired electrician of 45 years who was working maintenance here before he fully retired - choc block connecting some RFC singles together, not encased I'm anything and just lobbed above the suspended ceiling grid.
Totally agree. I've always said it's not time served that makes your work good - if you care about good work you'll find out how it's done and make it good. It's people who can't be arsed or who take shortcuts who do bad work irrespective of their qualifications.

It's not like short courses are teaching people to shove cables into back boxes without grommets or not using earth sleeving, those who don't do it simply don't do it because they are tight and lazy and produce the absolute minimum standards of work. That's about the person not the training imo.
 
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THIS>

Some of the roughest sparks I have had the displeasure to work with are scam registered and time served

They cut corners and used substandard work just to make an extra few quid on the job

I know scam registered sparks who don't even bother certifying / notifying 'cash' jobs etc

Buts lets not go there on this thread...
 
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