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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 Regular EF Member

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    Purley
    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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    Staffordshire
    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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    Staffordshire
    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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    Berkshire
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    Wilko Electrics
    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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  16. Pete999
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    I know but I suffered so you lot will nee to understand my discomfort, could effect my responses for the next couple of days, anybody.
     
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  17. mattg4321
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    mattg4321 Electrician's Arms

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    Cables inside accessories so short you can barely pull them away from the wall
    Kitchen fitters
    Plasterers
    Tilers
    Plumbers
    Light fittings with no room to terminate properly
    People bending my ear thinking they know what they're talking about - see kitchen fitters
     
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  18. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Manufacturers who do deals with "sheds" that undercut the wholesalers ..............
     
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  19. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    Plasterers most definitely. End of!

    Crammed rats nests of boards where only the browns are in the correct place whilst carrying out an EICR, and what should take 10 minutes now takes 30.

    Dirty houses.

    Customers who do not move anything even though you have requested they do, and then you end up having too.
     
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  20. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    builders who think they can "do" electrics, then moan when you quote to put it right.
     
  21. Pete999
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    I know but I suffered so you lot will nee to understand my discomfort, could effect my responses for the next couple of days, anybody.
    Not sure I understand the Crammed rats nest paragraph NDG
     
  22. timbobelfast
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    timbobelfast Electrician's Arms

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    Belfast
    From an industrial point of view

    1. Painters
    2. Pipe fitters
    3. Safety reps
     
  23. Pete999
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    Safety Reps may seem a pain in the butt, have an accident and then see what you think of then, a necessity in my view. They are after all mindful of your welfare.
     
  24. timbobelfast
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    timbobelfast Electrician's Arms

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    True,
    Although I wish they would practice what they preach
     
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  25. Pete999
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    What do you mean ? practice what they preach.
     
  26. timbobelfast
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    timbobelfast Electrician's Arms

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    One safety rep in particular thought it was a good idea to change a fluorescent lamp using a wheelie office chair as access. Oh the ironic look on his face lol
     
  27. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    sincerely hope you feeling better tomorrow, pete. i have a pathological fear of hospitals, probably due to the only 3 times i've been in one have all been bad experiences. the last time (2012) was the only one where painkillers were provided.
     
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  28. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire
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    Wilko Electrics
    Love to see his paperwork if he'd fallen off etc ..
     
  29. Pete999
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    Feeling better already Tel Thanks, nurses were nice mind.
     
  30. Pete999
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    Well he wasn't much of a safety rep was he? Prot
     
  31. Stspark
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    Redundant unidentifiable live wiring and equipment. Outdated schedules, diagrams and charts in large industrial/commercial premises.
     
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  32. Pete999
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    Rain soaked building sites
    Whingers
    Arrive on site and the Boss/Project manager say's "right where do we start then Lads/Lasses"Don't know sheet from Sugar some of them, waste of space and fresh air.
     
  33. Andy5678
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    Logging time against six or so jobs a day with seperate times for travel and mileage. When it's already logged on a job sheet.

    All before the real work even starts
     
  34. Pete999
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    Idiot Bosses/managers/directors who try to tell people who have successfully been doing the job for ages, that they have bee doing it all wrong. never having lived in the real world
     
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  35. Rob1984
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    Trying to do terminal screws to specified torque settings to find the screw is made of tinfoil and cams out before you get there.
    Dry liners that can't cut the bloody right sized hole for you metal back box so when you screw the socket back it disappears into the wall, (especially annoying with streamers flat plate)
     
  36. Rob1984
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    Cornwall
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    Brian p keast and sons ltd
    Damn auto correct SCREW LESS should say
     
  37. wirepuller
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    Horses.
     
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  38. Rob1984
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    Cornwall
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    Tractors on a long drive home from a hard day
     
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  39. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Cats
     
  40. andyb
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    andyb Electrician's Arms

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    West Sussex
    Horses?
    What have they done to you?
     
  41. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    NORTHAMPTON
    Business Name:
    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Brass bushes & swa gland that are so thin these days.
    Site Managers that implement H & S in such are over the top manor that makes the job impractical.
     
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  42. Dave OCD
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    Dave OCD Electrician's Arms

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    Cornwall
    Business Name:
    Hendry Electrical Services
    Customers that either a/ Don't offer you a cuppa for ages if at all b/ stand watching and talking b0llocks when you're doing something fiddly and need to concentrate or c/ ring you up during the day when you're really busy and want to talk in painful detail about something trivial. And wiring accessories with stupidly shallow terminals.
     
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  43. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    N.W.Scotland
    Nothing bugs me at all. My life is a wondrous blend of happiness and perfection.

    Perhaps the fact that manufacturers of link lights are in competition to design the most useless fixings.
     
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  44. wirepuller
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    Cost me an effin fortune.
    Wife and daughter used to own one, (crippling)....now have one on a loan...(nearly as crippling).
    Cows? Don't even think about going there.
     
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  45. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    both make for nice juicy steaks though
     
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