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  1. darkwood
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    darkwood It's all about Gmes Staff Member Electrician's Arms

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    Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms..

    Rules....No Offensive material... edit if required before posting as this is the public arena.
    Anything to do with the trade or in and around it ...H&S pic's welcome.

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    I've posted this a few times and this is at a mates house following a kitchen refirb several yrs ago. :eek:mg_smile:

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  2. uksparks
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    uksparks Electrician's Arms

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    That's great that is!
     
  3. Paul.M
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    That was the fastest Sticky Thread in history! This should be fun for all of us. (ps I like your rules DW)


    This is a house I was working on today, came across this. One word describes it,,,,,, FAIL

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    Just after taking that I knock a full box of washers and screws behind the cooker and had to pull it out to get them. Needed them or would not have bothered.

    Great thread, post them pictures up lads.
     
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  4. shanky887614
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    shanky887614 Electrician's Arms

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    this had been arcing for a while in a pub, couldnt have that i shuffled some circuits around to get the pumps back on in the pub.

    wouldnt bother me, ill drink ale,bitter,lager or cider
     
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  5. GMES
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    GMES Chief Gorilla Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Not electrical but still made me chuckle this was a builders handy work who was doing a few jobs while I was doing some electrical jobs,
    Spot the mistake!!

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  6. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    I've posted this up before under the thread title " This really put the plumb in plumber ".

    This is a gas pipe BTW.

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  7. darkwood
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    darkwood It's all about Gmes Staff Member Electrician's Arms

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    Pull up to close ;)
     
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  8. shanky887614
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    shanky887614 Electrician's Arms

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    door handle wrong way around
    someone annoyed there neighbor XD
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  9. Paul.M
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    Nope..... That is not how you feed power to the garage mate.

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    Posted this up ages ago but it still make me chuckle.
     
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  10. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Another quality DB, also there has been a mini fire and a bit of vir chucked in for good measure lol.
     

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    Temporary power, installed by the builder!
     
  12. darkwood
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    darkwood It's all about Gmes Staff Member Electrician's Arms

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  13. shanky887614
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    shanky887614 Electrician's Arms

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  14. a1guvner
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    a1guvner Electrician's Arms

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    A Containment catastrophe

    Apologies for the orientation
     

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  15. Paul.M
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    What the hell did they use to hold it up in the first place? Bluetack


    (sorted out the pics for you btw Guv)
     
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  16. a1guvner
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    a1guvner Electrician's Arms

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    Had their rep come down to sell their wares and all looked good but the product codes were wrong with what they demonstrated. they stated one code was rated at 40k per fixing when it was actually 20k. the fixing had a part that clips through unistrut (now known as the weak link) under load it just pulled through and once one had gone there was no stopping the rest running away. The 40k version actually just omits the unistrut clip and the wire is just sleeved and looped through a hole.
     
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  17. Paul.M
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    It is not even carrying that much weight by the looks of it. A lot more cables to be installed going by the amount of basket and tray. Thank god it happened when it was still a building site and not a functional building!
     
  18. a1guvner
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    a1guvner Electrician's Arms

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    Definitely, imagine if it was fully loaded, it was only having a suspended ceiling below it and that was the main exit route with a lot of foot traffic planned and it came down on them, Big claims#!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Paul.M
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    That could have turned out to be the biggest cause of electrical death whilst exiting a building the UK has ever seen. Hope that company gets their nuts and bolts sorted out for the next project.
     
  20. darkwood
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    darkwood It's all about Gmes Staff Member Electrician's Arms

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    flex5.jpg

    This is what happens when a welder doesn't have his return clamped properly and the 400amps uses the turn table supply earth to return on.... note how its burnt out in its twisted core design.

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    This is why welding is a massive danger to the integrity of the buildings circuit and equipotential bonding... it can destroy the earth to many circuits leaving them live and exposed in some cases. Many a death has been attributed to poor welding set-ups of the years.
     
  21. Kamikaze
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    Kamikaze I do what the voices in my head tell me. Electrician's Arms

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    Poor man’s chandelier

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  22. shanky887614
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    shanky887614 Electrician's Arms

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    what type of fixing was it?

    usually for us its raw bolted unistrut to ceiling then everything else hangs off that
     
  23. Geordie Spark
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    Whatever they used it certainly wasn't Gaffer Tape !! :laugh:
     
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  24. Geordie Spark
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    Ah!... That'll be the undercooked variety of fixing. ;)
     
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  25. shanky887614
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    shanky887614 Electrician's Arms

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  26. a1guvner
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    a1guvner Electrician's Arms

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    It was a product called zipclip. Basically you still a 6mm hole, then you have an eye bolt basically that you just bang in which none had failed then the wire comes off that
     
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  27. Fin170
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    Fin170 Electrician's Arms

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    Not sure how they managed to push this into the ceiling without anything touching down

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  28. Anthony King
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    Yes that is a coke can lid being used as a jb.

    Always amuses me when we find things like this

    I have more ill dig them out

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  29. Kamikaze
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    Kamikaze I do what the voices in my head tell me. Electrician's Arms

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    A BS 5194-4 fuse!:biggrin:
     

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  30. chrisclose
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    Post #21 is one of the best things I think I've ever came across... anywhere!
     
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  31. GB.Kayak
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    GB.Kayak Electrician's Arms

    I like this ... but I like the coke can junction box better!
     
  32. Kamikaze
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    Kamikaze I do what the voices in my head tell me. Electrician's Arms

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    This is in a special needs school. Screwing a MCCB panel back to a wall is overkill anyway, so they just chucked it into a false ceiling void and spread the load across some battens. It’s still juiced up and been like that for over 20 years.
     

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  33. Kamikaze
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    Kamikaze I do what the voices in my head tell me. Electrician's Arms

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    At a secondary school, this is a MCB which has been siliconed onto the side of a dimmer unit enclosure. I spotted this within a month of the dimmer unit going in but all of a sudden everyone involved, from contractor to site service manager to governors suddenly turned into the three wise monkeys. They didn’t feel too clever though when the application for the entertainments licence was turned down because of it, and they had to cancel the show for which all the tickets had already been sold.
     

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  34. darkwood
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    darkwood It's all about Gmes Staff Member Electrician's Arms

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    Some great pics Kamikaze ...just hoping these are not your back catalogue in disguise ;)
     
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  35. pennychew
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    pennychew Electrician's Arms

    I love 'tips and tricks' threads like this! :cool:
     
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  36. Anthony King
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    Anthony King Regular EF Member

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    The first two are from when i used to follow plumbers around, good little earner that was.

    The third one, well i just like the pipework
     
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  37. Anthony King
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    Anthony King Regular EF Member

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    Another skilfully completed job (in the eyes of a plumber)

    Oh i forgot to add, hope that fuse never needs changing, or the spur inspecting in an eicr. (Just to clarify, i did move the spur and all associated wiring, and all the temp connections were already made when i arrived, because he wanted it tested so he could wrap up) i just laughed, then politely asked him to remove the boiler so i could access the spur.
     
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  39. amlu
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    that was left after builder crew doing new kitchen and downstairs work.
    they had someone for new kitchen, and told the customer she needs another spark for big rewiring.
    in the meanwhile reconnected it with some new cable,
    fair choice from them and some work for me :)

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  40. vernam616
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    Saw this the other day in a rented house, how can people actually carry out work like this? IMG_5015.jpg
     
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  41. pennychew
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    pennychew Electrician's Arms

    Crooked taps are my pet hate as well mate
     
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  42. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Quality DB change I come across this morning. Whoever done it has extended nearly every circuit with 15amp block including the ring final circuits. And look at the quality SWA termination in to the wiska box.

    I apologize for the pics loading upside down.

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  43. Paul.M
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    Paul.M Trusted Advisor

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    Pictures the correct way round now Lee :wink:
     
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  44. Tiny Spark
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    Tiny Spark Electrician's Arms

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    Some crackers on here :)

    Think ive posted these before, and possibly had a few off here in the past but heres some more laugh candy....

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    When on holiday in spain I smashed my ellbow off this which was next to the crisp rack in a shop.
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    110v ext lead.....
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    Not Electrical but impressive nether the less....
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    All about the blue...
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    I cant turn the AHU off and we are getting rather hot!
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  45. GB.Kayak
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