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  1. Pete999
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    Well would you do this?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    "through me to the ground" or "threw me to the ground" ..pillock.
     
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Me thinks he's had one zap too many ...
     
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    The Americans seem to love those little trouble lights, thanks but i think i'll stick to my t90.
     
  5. Andy-1960
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    Andy-1960 Electrician's Arms

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    I had a bathroom fitter explaining to me that my wiring to a fitting above a shower cubicle did not work. I said show me, he got out his neon screwdriver and sure enough it did not work. I said what you standing in? He looked down at the plastic shower tray and just did not get it!!!
     
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    Doesn't surprise me mate, other trades can be exceptionally thick when it comes to the Black art of Electrickery.
     
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Must have got one of those zone 2 neon screwdrivers...
    Easy mistake to make :D
     
  8. dmxtothemax
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    dmxtothemax Regular EF Member

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    As a very basic very crude live or not tester
    would be ok for basic handyman type repairs
    But because neons require very little current to operate
    then they are pron to false positives, or ghost voltage.
    the older type test lamp with incandesant lamps is more reliable
    as it put a real load on the circuit. which will quickly bleed away ghosts !
     
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    Paul228 There is no spoon

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    He's probably the same bathroom fitter who disconnects the bonding clamps on the copper hot n cold. Then fits a lovely new bathroom suite, runs his new plastic pipework and then reconnected the bonding clamps onto the plastic pipes.
    I'm sure I have a pic somewhere.
     
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