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  1. EDMOND MATOSHI
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    EDMOND MATOSHI New EF Member

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    Was asked to check the quality of work on full rewire. Attached are the pictures I took of yet another shocking installation by a cowboy pretending to be an electrician. The home owner paid £500 and thought he got a good deal what he’s got instead is a death trap.

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  2. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    did you cliant get any paper work with that .and the spake did that did he do ot on the weekend .cause if it was me i would ne riing up the trade and standards up right away .cause to me it was done by a diyer.
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    Was the work carrird out by a Eu worker by any chance .if i was you i would have shut of the main isolator to off position.to make it safe.
     
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  4. Archy Styrigg
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    Archy Styrigg Forum Mentor

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    I've been on this forum for 8 years now, looking at pictures like these ... nowt's changed!
     
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  5. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    the cowboy has rode well in to the sumset.what do the op say! now looking at the picture i. be surprised the owners not done it looking at the plug with written on boiler.
     
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  6. Archy Styrigg
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    Archy Styrigg Forum Mentor

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    Is that what it says on that cable 'Adios sucker' ?
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    And thing that always gets me about work this, electrics, plumbing, woodwork etc. they must be mentally retarded to do it so badly, it's easier to do it better!
     
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  7. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    Wago’s look good,shocking,how on Earth can this happen.
     
  8. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    If they’ve paid money for the ‘rewire’, the ‘contractor’ wants reported to trading standards, as Buzz suggested. That looks very dangerous, the person responsible wants prosecuting.
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sure we'd all like to see it... do you have any pictures of the CU internals?
     
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  10. Zdb
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    Zdb Regular EF Member

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    I'm not saying this is the case here but the worst workmanship I've ever seen was done by a Romanian "sparky".

    Be interested the know the nationality of the chap that did this....
     
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  11. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    How can anyone with a brain believe they can get a rewire for £500?
     
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  12. Baddegg
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    Baddegg Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x Electrician's Arms

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    Appalling workmanship aside,I’d be concerned that all the materials are actually stolen as well cos I can’t see how at £500 he could make any money on that? Assuming he’s had a stab at the Cu as well......
     
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  13. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    I think the person that did this, is the sort of person who thinks "well it works, therefore I am an Electrician" seen loads of carp like this on my many trips overseas working with local Lads, supplied by the management as Electricians, because they say they are. A lash up of the highest order, the man with no name would be proud of this.
     
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  14. MFS Electrical
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    MFS Electrical Forum Mentor

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    Another case of a poorly educated customer suckered into a cowboys trap. I find it very difficult to imagine that he made much from the “rewire” at that price.
    I’d be issuing an electrical danger notification and as buzz said, isolating the main switch telling the customer that the entire installation was a death trap. I wouldn’t even waste my time trying to do an EICR on that.
    IMHO the only way forward is another rewire done properly, it would probably be quicker and more cost effective than actually trying to fix that mess. It is a shame for the occupant that this has happened but really £500 for a whole rewire? You couldn’t even buy a new iphone for that what were they thinking when they said yes?:rolleyes:
    Also If that’s what you’ve seen so far I’d be worried as to what other nasties are lurking elsewhere hidden away as well.
     
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  15. Massive1
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    Massive1 Trainee Access

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    The most depressing & scary thing about this is that the Cowboy who done this left that job with no compassion whatsoever to the dangers he has left to the client.
     
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