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  1. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Regular EF Member

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    Was asked to quote for a job today wiring up a summerhouse/playhouse in a garden to run the usual sockets, lights and garden tools etc...

    When on the job the guy who is a scrap dealer/collector points to a roll of 25mm Aluminium 4 core SWA and says can you use that to run down to the summer house. He then points to a load of twin and earth saying could I use that to keep costs down and i could find lengths that would fit - cue laughter on my part...

    Now this roll of cable as high as my kitchen table and probably long enough to wire up the whole street! I have my doubts over the original ownership of this roll of cable but I said to him no. its a bit overkill given the summerhouse is only 10 metres from the side of the house

    I do like it when the customer looks at you all innocently and think they are doing you a favour supplying parts... This however i strongly suspect might be stolen so am wary of handling it! As for using used T&E to save £30, that was taking the biscuit.... the bloke is not poor by any stretch and has a Audi 4x4 on the drive less than a year old and his wife a BMW 4x4

    I quoted him £800 plus parts but thinks I am a bit pricey so will think about it.
     
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  2. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    DIY Dave will do it then :(
     
  3. I2C
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    I2C Electrician

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    I know what you mean, I'd never get involved with potentially stolen cable, but how do you prove it's stolen? As a scrap dealer/collector he could of bought it legitimately.

    In this case as long as all cable is in good-condition and BASEC approved with relevant markings, I'd be happy to use it where relevant.
     
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  4. wirepuller
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    A 25mm 4c alu might not be 'relevant' for the average summer house though!
     
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  5. Sparky Pat
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    Sparky Pat Regular EF Member

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    Back in the seventies [14th edition] we had a job running sub mains for an oyster farm. Plan was to use 35mm 2 core armoured, customer went to scrap yard and came back with 70mm 3 core aluminium armoured. We then had the problem of terminating it and ended up with 200 amp cast iron fuse switch fuses for a 60 amp supply. Ended up more expensive than our original quote, without including the price of the cable.
     
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  6. PEG
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    PEG Trusted Advisor

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    ...Cable from the scrap-yard? ...that's just shellfish.
     
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  7. Spoon
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    Can I report this post.... Jokes as bad as this need to be stamped out...
     
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  8. PEG
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    PEG Trusted Advisor

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    ...I feel you are musseling me out of this thread,so i will clam up,and prevent any further crabbing of my material.:eek:
     
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  9. ruston
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    That was adhoc too.
     
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  10. Spoon
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    Mods... This needs sorting...
    While you are at it, have a word with @ruston@ruston, for finding the post 'funny'..
     
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  11. Spoon
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    Why the "Dumb" @DPG@DPG ? Do you not luv me anymore... :sob::sob:
     
  12. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    It seems the 'in thing' to chuck dumbs around. Nothing personal don't worry :)
     
  13. Spoon
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    Cool.. I can stop crying now..
    Happy Happy Joy Joy
     
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  14. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    I use optimistic if I think the reply is, well, optimistic :rolleyes:.
     
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