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  1. HumbleWorker 91RT
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    Hello guys,

    I'm a new member, about to start a career change from doing rope access and mechanic work to beginning a course with tradeskills4u in order to gain the theory which could help with gaining employment in electrics.

    I was hoping for some advice points in the right direction and to soak up like a sponge all I can about the industry from everyone on here. I'm a relatively young lad at 25 and want to be able to one day pass the knowledge and good tips and tricks on.

    Pleasure to meet you all.
     
  2. Specialist
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    Hi & Welcome to the Forum. Once you've registered for a legit training course, apply for access to bout training area. Lots of good stuff in there and plenty of knowledgeable Advisers & Trainee's.
     
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    Welcome What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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  4. Rpa07
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    Welcome HW, keep that work ethic and stay on the forum, there is pure gold in the threads on here going back in the archives to 2008. Read your books and write down questions you get in your head then research it on here - you can bet that someone else has had that question, asked it, got the answer OR started a very lively debate!
    Gold I tell you GOLD!
     
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  5. Specialist
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    You've been working too hard in this heat Rpa, you need a chill out day ;):D

    HW, there's one other thing you need to know: Being a Sparky can turn you into a tool junkie & keep your pockets empty, just ask Rpa07 :cool::rolleyes::D
     
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  6. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Everyday is a chillout day Specialist - I'm feeling a bit appreciative thas'all!
    You got that right!
     
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  7. Specialist
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    Glad to hear your taking it a bit easier buddy, you learned to walk past your favourite toolshop without getting drawn in yet ?. Or are your feet like mine & develop a mind of their own when you try to pass your favourite shop :(:)
     
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  8. HumbleWorker 91RT
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    After being a mechanic for a while believe me when I say I know that feeling, I've got a secondhand fluke 85 meter some CK insulated screwdrivers and hammers, saw, hacksaw etc I have from my old mechanic kit. Just need a decent tool bag a level
     
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    dare i mention veto?
     
  10. Specialist
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    Nice, you'll fit in well. I just got a Stanley Fatmax tool rucksack, Excellent bit of kit.
    Last 600mm level I bought was from Wilkinson's, bright red so hard to mislay & has a Magnetic base for use on Tube & Trunking. Nice level & only about £8.99.
     
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    Think that depends on how rich he is ;):)
     
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  12. HumbleWorker 91RT
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    I think a backpack and belt vs a tote would suit me better to be honest.
     
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  13. Specialist
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    Machine Mart sell a nice soft Suede tool belt that folds nicely to go inside the Rucksack.
    Rpa07 uses the Fatmax & a tool belt and seems to like the combo.
     
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  14. Rpa07
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    Not going to last long that swede belt - now a turnip will outlast all other root vegetable belts! No doubt
     
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    Nicely spotted buddy, just wanted to see if anyone was awake :rolleyes::).

    Just edited it
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I've got my eye on the Kunys 1503 belt pouch as my Snikki has popped apart. It's in my shopping cart - do I tell the wife before I press the buy button - I'd rather tell the taxman!
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Trouble is now it looks like I'm a nutter sprouting vegetable puns!
    And that wasn't a pun even though quite proud of it!
     
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  18. Specialist
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    Sweet talk her into buying it for you, but make sure she thinks it was her idea ;):)
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Trouble is it's her birthday on the 7th so I'm not quite sure she'll fall for that one!
     
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  20. Specialist
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    I'm staying schtum :p:D
     
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  21. HumbleWorker 91RT
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    That fatmax bag looks good, I'm super excited to just get stuck in and work hard and learn all that I can. Put in an honest days work and get a comfortable living out of it.
     
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    IMG_3015.JPG IMG_3017.JPG Strong as an ox that bag and great at the price. I say strong because the straps are part of the fabric of the bag so no weak point for stitching to go.
    Got a picture of how much goes in somewhere.
     
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  23. Specialist
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    The hard work comes first, the comfortable living should follow a bit later ;)
     
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    Damn, you really need to work on your timing for needing new kit mate:p:D
     
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  25. Specialist
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    So that's where my Snikki & stubby claw hammer went :p:D
    And my Mitre box & saw.
     
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    Magpie, me! I see it, it shines, I have it in my beaky beak!
     
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    See you've got the essential gum in your kit as well :thumbsup:, prefer Airwaves though :)
     
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  28. HumbleWorker 91RT
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    Just went an got that level you mentioned a new stanley and a good little rule

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  29. Specialist
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    Good level, the square will be handy for Trunking etc.

    Realised after posting about the level earlier, mine seems to have been nicked :(:mad:
     
  30. HumbleWorker 91RT
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    Ah gutted although the prices have gone up albeit £2 haha. All my tools are currently in my snap on box at work, I've got one week left of my notice then I'll be transferring what I'll use day to day out of that into a tote and backpack etc.
     
  31. Specialist
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    Good luck with it mate, hope you enjoy the change. It's definitely an interesting & varied trade, especially the Commercial / Industrial sides and should keep the old grey matter moving :)
     
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  32. HumbleWorker 91RT
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    Yeah I know, I can't wait to get stuck in and work my way up to being relatively skilled and competent :)
     
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    Bit of an update guys, doing part time coffee shop work so i can be available for volunteer roles got some books and have been reading up. Anything you guys can recommend for a hungry mind wanting knowledge
     
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