Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement

Discuss Just had to post this! Western power replace main fuse twice and it popped both times in the Electrical Forum area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

Please make sure you checkout our forum sponsors, many do discounts for members and, they keep the forum free to use.
  1. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Called to inspect power completely off. As title suggests main fuse had popped and DNO said call an electrician. You will not believe this job! The boxes are rotting away. The cables full of verdigree and corrosion. Soaking wet. All at a chinese take away. The cellar has no light. The only way in is down a dodgy ladder. Never seen anyfing like it in my life. I will have to post more pics as I drill down into the detail. A fascinating challenge to say the least. Chaos.

    IMG_3411.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Ah crap it's upside down, no matter what I do. Sorry.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. static zap
    Offline

    static zap Regular EF Member

    Location:
    west midlands
    Adds to the fun , switches say NO...... when turned on ,
    very appropriate !

    ( wiring looks like some bind weed )
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Leesparkykent
    Offline

    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    What a pile of S**t....
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  5. PEG
    Offline

    PEG Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Manchester
    Just wok the hell is going on?:)
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
    • Like Like x 2
  6. buzzlightyear
    Offline

    buzzlightyear Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    star command
    it ok vort I had to stand on my head to see the picture .veely nicce.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Murdoch
    Offline

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    I'd take the photo and never return..... yuk.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  8. SWD
    Offline

    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    London
    I hope you don't buy ay food there......
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. westward10
    Offline

    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    It is all on the one phase.
     
  10. buzzlightyear
    Offline

    buzzlightyear Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    star command
    any rats down there or mice or cock roaches. went to a call out to day. jobit was that bad brought up my bl**y breakfast &tea .
     
  11. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Unknown there is no light down there it is minging though really horrid, but I like a challenge. Just a quick box change really:confused::):eek:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Old Old x 1
  12. Leesparkykent
    Offline

    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    I was parked outside a Chinese in Broadstairs once and the owner come over to the van and asked if I could change the light in the kitchen....Went in and it was disgusting! Plucked ducks on the side, thick grease everywhere and what looked like years of grime...The floor looked like it had never seen a mop. I've never had a Chinese takeaway since! I told the customer £40 to change the Grease coated fitting over as they had already brought one, got the steps out the van and said to the apprentice "up you go" :D...I wasn't that mean though as I let the apprentice keep the £40 ;)
     
    • Like Like x 7
    • Funny Funny x 2
  13. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Yes indeed but there is surprisingly very little electrical equipment as they cook on gas, just fridges and a couple of 2kw rice cookers. Upstairs one light one socket in each of four rooms very dated though, so not so bad that is why there are only eight circuits there. But outside they have some very dodgy extension leads whizzing about. I told them it will all have to go. And when I issued they certificate and they sign the job is done, don't call me back if you put anything in I have told you not to.
     
  14. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    I must say the kitchen was not that bad, they keep it fairly clean and proper extraction stainless work surfaces it was quite ok as kitchens go. I have seen far worse.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    No not much chance they offerred me free food I said my wife is cooking for me and its bad to go home full up. Just trying to be diplomatic.
     
  16. Murdoch
    Offline

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    Last time i went in the cellar of a chinese take away, I was "escorted" to the CU , the next time I went down, on my own I noticed a new wall had been built, an extension lead went over it and a line of shoes were outside the door

    Made me wonder how many illegals were living there!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. buzzlightyear
    Offline

    buzzlightyear Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    star command
    can you imagine going home and said no tea to night love been to the chink .you would have had a pan to the back of the head.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. PEG
    Offline

    PEG Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Manchester
    Glad to see you are seeing the job through...must be the Chinese influence...they are not generally keen on a Korea change...

    (I feel,even though i could do this all night...a cold shower is in order;))
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  19. SWD
    Offline

    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    London
    They have 20 family members living in the loft growing cannabis.......
     
  20. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Now now! Tut tut!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  21. westward10
    Offline

    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I get my Indian takeaway not from a restaurant but from a small unit on an industrial estate. I have seen into the kitchen and it looks minging with filthy cardboard boxes on the floor and "chefs" looking like tramps, great food though but I have never been one to worry about hygeine certificates and all that nonsense.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  22. dmxtothemax
    Offline

    dmxtothemax Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Business Name:
    David Haddock Electronic Repairs
    is it too late to just RUN AWAY !
     
    • Like Like x 1
  23. mickfred
    Offline

    mickfred Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    No messing about with the Chinese always pay in cash don't do banks ,. Know my mate used to rob them for a living . A little note to take away owners don't have your lucky charms hanging in your car as mate will spot when your there or out and don't leave your taking in shoe boxes in the back bedroom .
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  24. PEG
    Offline

    PEG Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Manchester
    ...A strange post,not re-affirming the stalwart reputation of your standard scouser...;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  25. mickfred
    Offline

    mickfred Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Well in my place 90 percent of the lad have done some jail ,even the office girl done 2years . One of the lads done 34 years (everyone is nice to him ) .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  26. Midwest
    Offline

    Midwest Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    I would suggest some 'British' restaurants aren't much better. I once involved in pub renovation. Quite a posh place it was. I was told to disconnect the main kitchen extract fan. I couldn't find it, till I was shown the large black blob on the wall about 3 feet across on the wall. The drinking water was supplied from open lead lined tanks in the loft, which when dismantled had two decaying pigeons floating in them. Still the rats kept the mouse infestation to manageable levels. :)
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Winner Winner x 1
  27. freddo
    Offline

    freddo Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Devon
    It takes a lot of skill to line a tank with lead, especially a large one.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  28. PEG
    Offline

    PEG Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Manchester
    Tanks and cisterns are not too bad,even temperature,standard lead burning,fillets and red lead putty.

    Lining a long box gutter is trickier,where fillets,geo-cloth and a mil per meter expansion/contraction makes design important.

    As i drive about,i see valleys,roll-mops,flashings and roof detailing,all vandalised with flash-band,plastic and silicone...very sad :(
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  29. Midwest
    Offline

    Midwest Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    You may or may not be interested; inside the lead lined tanks, were glass baubles mounted on thin metal rods which in turn were attached to a heavy metal base. Inside each bauble was a silver coloured liquid which we thought was mercury.

    We could only assume, that the baubles were designed to stop a scum forming on the water in the tank? Should of taken a picture, but this was circa 1977 :)

    The site Forman had visited the pub/restaurant, just before it was closed. Posh types were sat at the bar, having their single malt whiskeys topped up with water from the tanks (no feathers hopefully) :eek:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  30. PEG
    Offline

    PEG Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Manchester
    Sounds like maybe some form of level indicator?
    Some of the older,storage tanks,in mills,etc,could be found with miniature rafts,secured to small duck-board type planks,that pivoted on the edge.
    These had a dual purpose,they acted as an obvious,visual indicator of the water level,from a distance,and also allowed any creature that fell in alive,the opportunity to exit,thus reducing a build up of dead insects,pigeons,rats,etc.

    Must have been a hoot,at Whit break,for the caulkers to be hammering away to ensure dry looms :(:(
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
Loading...
Similar Threads - post Western power Forum Date
New member here and I need to post this. New Member Introductions Yesterday at 12:03 AM
Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement Electrical Forum News, Updates and Suggestions Thursday at 2:13 PM

Share This Page

  • Electricians Directory Post a Domestic Job Post a Commercial Job