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  1. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    as title. let's have some of you pet hates with the trade.
    I'll start off with a couple:

    1. Captive screws that fall out and get lost when nothing in your parts stock will do.
    2. terminal screws that you can't see the head and need to tighten by feel ( many ceiling roses are this).
     
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  2. Pete999
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    1 Plastic Cable clips
    2 Cheap Tools that don't last
    3 Electricians who wire a spur from a RFC from a back box that isn't deep rnough
    4 Plasterers in general
     
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  3. Pete999
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    Pseudo Electricians.
    Site Agents
    Project Leaders
     
  4. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    1. Accessories faceplates, where the terminals are at different angles or positions, aka 45 amp pull cords
    2. 45 amp pull cords
    3. Cable reelers that don't stop the cable wrapping round the spindle, especially when you've just climbed into the loft
    4. Lofts
    5. Consumer Units without RCD's, especially when I'm having to refurb' the bathroom or whatever
    6. Taking the lid off a CU, to see if you can fit an RCBO, to be presented with a birds nest of wires and no room to swing a cat
    7. I've got some others.....
     
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  5. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    laminate flooring
    itchy-poo
    shoddy work
    plumbers
    din rail with no clearance behind for cables ( e.g. easy 9 CU )
     
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  6. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Wall and ceiling fixtures supplied with lights ....

    25mm back boxes.....
    16mm back boxes.....
     
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  7. Spoon
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    People who say "It is what it is.." or "We are where we are" when the **** hits the fan, even though you told them earlier it wouldn't work.
     
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  8. DJ Ovengloves
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    DJ Ovengloves Guest

    Moaning
    Lists
    Irony
     
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  9. David M
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    David M I'm often blinded by simplicity Electrician's Arms

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    Are you having one of those days Tel? :D
     
  10. David M
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    David M I'm often blinded by simplicity Electrician's Arms

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    1. Missing parts from new accessories
    2. Instructions that don't make sense
    3. Poor quality flat pack furniture
    4. People who "know it all" but know nothing.
     
  11. Pete999
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    People who say "No you can't switch the Electric off" and then complain when you give them the bill or overtime sheet, when you needed to work out of hours, because of their pi ignorance.
     
  12. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Ah yes !
    My personal hot button is "whaddya want from me ..."
     
  13. Pete999
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    Bosses
    Their Bosses
    Any trades that put wall covering up before you have installed your cable, and when yo have a go, all they can sa y is "got a job to do mate"
     
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  14. Pete999
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    I have a brand new pet hate, not an electrical pet hate mind you, but a pet hate never the less. Having a Biopsy on the prostate whilst you are still awake, now that is seriously not nice, makes your eyes water I can tel you.
     
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  15. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    too much information.
     
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