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  1. Michael J
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    Michael J Michael J

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    Has anyone bought insulated tweezers they could recommend. Thinking of using them for terminating in cramped CUs
     
  2. Richard Burns
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    Richard Burns Respected Member

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    I think you might find that tweezers are not man enough to get past standard UK wiring and so long as the cables are insulated as they should be and the consumer unit is off then a pair of fine point pliers is the best solution, or failing that gripping them with a sprung hook probe is my other choice, rigid and not likely to let go when pushing.
     
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  3. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    I believe CK do some insulated tweezers/forceps?
     
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  4. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Nasal hairs containing high voltage?
     
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  5. Matthewd29
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    ITL sell them i believe
     
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  6. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    A7ED0968-6333-401B-B52C-036460733DF5.jpeg VDE long nose pliers are about the best I’ve used, I do use a hook at times but it’s not VDE!
    I bought some Knipex insulated long nose pliers but they don’t have strength and grip that you sometimes need so that not used much (see above)
     
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  7. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    Are they any good for plucking your eye brows and pulling the long hairs from your ears .if sow need to get me one .
     
  8. Michael J
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    Michael J Michael J

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, needle nose pliers & hook it is.
     
  9. BruvDunk
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    BruvDunk Electrician/ Maint/ EC&I/Safety Controller

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    Insulated long nose pliers should tick the box :)
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    and a pair of marigolds.
     
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  11. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Don’t go poking around in a live CU.

    Insulated or not, needle nose pliers are the answer.
     
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  12. Michael J
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    Michael J Michael J

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    image.jpeg I know the main switch is on, I will isolate and go through the lock off procedure before going into the board. It's the cream wire I want to disconnect from the earth bar located underneath all those cables. What do are your opinions on the board itself?
     
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    A70E9026-9FBA-401B-A56B-BA1E72FA356C.jpeg
     
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  14. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Badly painted MG board.
    Is the front cover completely black?

    Is that the pot of paint in the bottom right of the board?

    Heck of a lot of copper showing on the neutral incomer.
     
  15. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Looks like the neutral link is misaligned.
    Don’t like the look of those taped connection blocks.
     
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