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I'd give him about 3/10

He seems to lack training/aptitude/experience

Can't quite be put my finger on it, just generally clueless anyway
He started in 1973 an still going that speaks for itself.
 
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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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Delroy is a solid 7.5 / 10 imo

He always sleeves his earths , uses grommets and actually tests his work unlike half the sparks that i have worked with
 
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I take it all with a pinch of salt, it'll all be editted and inevitably missing bits that has people amrchair sparking "why did he do this etc etc", I like that he tries to educate (in a fashion) clients as to why he does things a certain way but, as with every other spark on socials (media, not housing) there is always something to take away; good or bad. Either watch them as an example/good practices to follow or which pitfalls to avoid.
 

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