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.