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  1. glasgospark
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    had a metrel and a kewtech
    kewtech now doesnt work atall completley dead metrel neons work but no audio , pretty new aswell :(

    any good makes out ?
     
  2. Tiny Spark
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    Tiny Spark Electrician's Arms

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    I have had a Megger one for around 10 years, never had a prob with it.
     
  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i got a fluke SM300 with the RCD test button and earth volts button. excellent bit of kit about £25.
     
  4. iamelectric
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    ^^^^^^ yip fluke ones the best
     
  5. Simonslimline
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    Simonslimline Electrician's Arms

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  6. glasgospark
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    had the fluke and lost it :( also socket and see and lost it
     
  7. Tiny Spark
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    No loss there really.
    I found they send you round the wrekin!
     
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  8. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    got a few squeelers

    martindale....and a socket n see...both spot on...
     
  9. kingeri
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    I'm ashamed to say I got mine from the big orange shed......although I think it's a rebadged Martindale. Mind you, works well for the odd time I use it. I use it to test the sockets themselves, not the wiring feeding them!
     
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  10. SPARTYKUS
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    Ahhh a local.......
     
  11. Tiny Spark
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    Tiny Spark Electrician's Arms

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    Jocky ;)
     
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  12. Hawk
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    I have a Martindale. I can recall this has been posted somewhere else, where someone mentioned plugging a radio in and turning it up full whack! Lol:-D
     
  13. Rastaboi
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    Spartykus and tinyspark..... Shropshire laaaads? :)
     
  14. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    i lived in Bishops Castle for a couple of years....
     
  15. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    in the dungeons, obviously.
     
  16. Geordie Spark
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    Oh aye .... living with a Bishop??!!

    No doubt by now you'll know about the delights of Bishop's Finger :jester:
     
  17. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    lol...

    no...but maybe TB does:

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  18. Tiny Spark
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    Tiny Spark Electrician's Arms

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    I went to school in BC many years ago haha.
    Still pop by occasionally for a pint or 6 in the 3 tuns :)
     
  19. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    the house we had was on the corner at the top end of the town...
    just up from the vaults....

    lovely little town on the face of it....but you just scratch beneath the surface....lol..

    talk about inbred yocals
     
  20. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    it was a restaurant/cafe we had....the interlude it was called....

    set in a deco (30s) style....very classy....

    - - - Updated - - -

    was the Evans`s brothers woodmill going then?
     
  21. Tiny Spark
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    Tiny Spark Electrician's Arms

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    Yup, still going now isnt it??
     
  22. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    i would imagine so....

    very prominant members of the community the Evans`s were...

    we still own property in Shrewsbury mind you...
     
  23. MDJ
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    I use a MFT, much more efficient, I mean why use a 20 quid polarity tester when you own a 600 quid MFT?
     
  24. GLENNSPARK
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    i use both mike....
    depends on what you are needing....

    thing with a squeeler is you can hear it go off when you have opened the breaker/switch....an MFT wont do that...

    plus the squeeler is small....so you can easily get into small places with it rather than an MFT swinging from your neck...

    and lets not forget ECRs as well where the MFT would be more appropriate.....
    so, you cant kill power to certain finals....so an R2 together with a loop at all points served cuts it...
     
  25. MDJ
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    I do own a green kewtech, but hardly use it to be honest.
     
  26. Badged01
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    Badged01 DIY

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    I used to have one of those all singing, all dancing Kewtech ones, that did the RCD test to. Thing broke on me after about a year and haven't bothered with them since .....
     
  27. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    well...
    i`v got a martindale buzzit
    its OK...but you cant hear it sometimes when its plugged in an the top floor of a house where theirs 2 lifts....

    the testmate one i have is louder...and cheaper than the martindale...
    but maybe its just me....

    chap i used to work for could hear continuity on his fluke T100 AVI....but couldn`t hear the continuity squeel on the Di-Log AVI that i use....

    something to do with the tone he said....
     
  28. 7029 dave
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    Martindale for me hard to beat.
     
  29. Geordie Spark
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    What's wrong with using the kettle ???

    It has to be one of them new-fangled electric ones mind .. the gas ones won't be any good for this.
     
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