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Discuss The Spotted Thread - Spotted another sparky on your travels? in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.co.uk.

  1. Dan

    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Thought I'd start this up again. We had one ages ago but thought it's time for a new one. If you've spotted another electrician on your travels, clock their business name, take a pic of their van (if safe to do so), or whatever, and we'll see if we can find their account on the forum! :)

    You'd be surprised how many are on here.
     
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  3. westward10

    westward10 Electrician's Arms

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    What just any sparkies van I happen to see.
     
  4. Pete999

    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Northampton
    Seems like that is the question, would be interesting though,
     
  5. Andy78

    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Kingston upon Hull
    There are over 150 electrical firms in my city. I probably see a dozen or more different sparkies vans in any given day.
     
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  7. Dan

    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Then get snapping. I bet you don't see a dozen whist it's safe to take a pic though! Else that's a lot of time spent sitting outside the chippy not actually driving? ha
     
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  8. LeeH

    LeeH Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Lincs
    Unless the van has some big busted beauty in it, I'll be keeping my camera in the ole sky rocket.
     
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  9. westward10

    westward10 Electrician's Arms

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    Maybe you will see my mate he has a fair set of moobs.
     
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  10. KennyKen

    KennyKen Electrician's Arms

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    Australia
    Every Bloke living on the Gold Coast is a bloody sparkie. The so called Australian Skill shortage what aload of Bull!!
     
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  11. Rpa07

    Rpa07 I'm so over Sintra! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bristol
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    Ebenezer electrical
    One of your better thread attempts @Dan - NOT!
    (Although I had a minor thought of trying it out the other day but . . . Too weird!)
     
  12. LeeH

    LeeH Electrician's Arms

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  13. Rpa07

    Rpa07 I'm so over Sintra! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bristol
    Business Name:
    Ebenezer electrical
    Let's revive it - take a picture of me in my Astra hatch - electric blue - unmarked undercover electricians mate! See if it makes Dan happy!
     
  14. spinlondon

    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Harlow Essex
    Met two members from the site so far at work.
    At least as far as I am aware.
     
  15. Rpa07

    Rpa07 I'm so over Sintra! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bristol
    Business Name:
    Ebenezer electrical
    There's a sort of anonymity with user names and all. Why wouldn't trainees and electricians be members? but it isn't obvious to everyone. As long as it's useful to me and I spread the word about it then what more can you do.
     
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  16. Dan

    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    LOL this hasn't quite gone as planned eh?

    We do it on the other forums, guy spots a plumbers van on a site, takes a snap, says anybody know this guy? A week or so later, we find the guy is on the forum already and replies. They get chatting. Sometimes find some connections work wise, etc etc etc.

    That's the kinda thing I was thinking.

    With the tilers and the size of the tiles they're cutting these days, they need huge cutters, not everybody invests in them because they cost thousands and you'll use them once or twice a year. So through having things like this spotted thread, they've found local guys they know chat a lot to, and they will lend each other cutters and whatnot. So some good comes of it. It's not just for laughs at their number plates falling off and whatnot. Which also happens I admit.
     
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