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Pete999

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Lessons learnt "don't let builders do electrics", what a shocking video, name and shame the builder, no trouble.
 

Andy78

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Is it sad that I'm not really shocked ?
Ok it's rare I see an entire completed install messed up that badly, but seeing work of that standard is a weekly thing for me.

Get on your local new build estate for a few eye openers.
 

Pete999

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Is it sad that I'm not really shocked ?
Ok it's rare I see an entire completed install messed up that badly, but seeing work of that standard is a weekly thing for me.

Get on your local new build estate for a few eye openers.
Yes I'll bet there are
 

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I went to a job this week where the customer has done about 50K refurbishing their house....New kitchen, bathrooms, heating system, plastered, wood work, decorating, carpets the lot and the house is mostly still wired in TRS that falls apart as soon as you look at it. The Prat didn’t consider the electrics :confused:
 

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I stopped watching at the mini trunking on the ceiling - I’m impressionable!
 

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Even when I was working the golden rule for the customer was "as long as it looks nice I don't care" sad really, spend 10s of Ks on stuff that looks nice but nothing on stuff that can kill or cause damage.
 

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Even when I was working the golden rule for the customer was "as long as it looks nice I don't care" sad really, spend 10s of Ks on stuff that looks nice but nothing on stuff that can kill or cause damage.
When I was mainly doing work for private customers...rather than contracting, I lost count the amount of times I went around to quote kitchen rewires and the customer would sit there saying how they’ve spent 30K + with the kitchen company but then would look at you like you’ve just took a turd in their kettle when you say it’s a grand to rewire the kitchen....Normal response would be something like “oh I thought it would only be a couple of hundred”
 

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I've just refused a job replacing some downlights in a kitchen. Large Victorian property owned by the current occupiers for two years. Fully renovated and decorated by the previous owner just before the sale. The prospect of no work to be done is what sealed the sale.

Under the stairs is a hotchpotch of 3036 enclosures and even a switchfuse supplying an upstairs CU for a flat that hasn't been there since the 80's. No cpc in any of the lighting. Rubber twin cables evident.
Thanks but no thanks.
 

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I went to a job this week where the customer has done about 50K refurbishing their house....New kitchen, bathrooms, heating system, plastered, wood work, decorating, carpets the lot and the house is mostly still wired in TRS that falls apart as soon as you look at it. The Prat didn’t consider the electrics :confused:
What's wrong with after thoughts, eh?:rolleyes:
 

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I've just refused a job replacing some downlights in a kitchen. Large Victorian property owned by the current occupiers for two years. Fully renovated and decorated by the previous owner just before the sale. The prospect of no work to be done is what sealed the sale.

Under the stairs is a hotchpotch of 3036 enclosures and even a switchfuse supplying an upstairs CU for a flat that hasn't been there since the 80's. No cpc in any of the lighting. Rubber twin cables evident.
Thanks but no thanks.
What's wrong with ya sticker on the board safe as houses:D
 

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What's wrong with after thoughts, eh?:rolleyes:
A few years a go I done a kitchen for a builder.....went there, quoted and arranged a day. Turned up there on the day as arranged and it had been fully plastered, mist coated and the kitchen was fitted. I said something like “ why the F have you done that” his reply “it’s all good, chase out what you need to and we will just easi fill it” :confused:
 

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I went to a job this week where the customer has done about 50K refurbishing their house....New kitchen, bathrooms, heating system, plastered, wood work, decorating, carpets the lot and the house is mostly still wired in TRS that falls apart as soon as you look at it. The Prat didn’t consider the electrics :confused:
Ouch , thats going to hurt
 

Pete999

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My thoughts exactly I just want to shout BLOODY GET ON WITH IT!! Like that other tw*t Nagey.
You may think Nagey is what you call him, but he is getting his Name around and getting dosh posting his vids on Youtube, same as Matey on the video we are discussing, good luck to them I say.
 

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I mean technically the Zs readings were ok as there was 30mA RCD protection.

Also the fitting in Zone 1 was IP44 which he then said he woukd add to the list?
 

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You may think Nagey is what you call him, but he is getting his Name around and getting dosh posting his vids on Youtube, same as Matey on the video we are discussing, good luck to them I say.
None of that prevents him being what I think he is.
 

magnoliafan89

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My mate is doing his ex rental up to sell i said i couldn't spare the time...so now the plumber is botching the diy.

Spare a few mins the other week to check why the lights kept tripping the rcd found he'd pinch the one cable in the switch but on further examination of a new wall light hed connected a neutral and cpc together, no sleeving on any cpcs joint box after joint box.
These sort of things are so common its unreal
 

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