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  1. Dave OCD
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    I was thinking as per thread title why don't we post up some pictures of how we do the simple common things, would be interesting to get different views and also show the people new to the trade how things ought to be. I'll start off with a simple 3 plate ceiling rose pendant that my son did yesterday, I think it's pretty good. :) IMG_2144.JPG
     
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    good topic.
     
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    Thanks Tel, the Sh1te Factor is back on telly and I'm bored. :D
     
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    Some conduit we finished recently.

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  5. Dave OCD
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    Nice Lewis.
     
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    On a similar note... :)

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    I can hear it in the next room ... aghhhh ...
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Couldn't he have found some bigger green/yellow sleeving.
     
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  9. Dave OCD
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    You're not allowed to be critical after that picture of scruffy work you posted the other day. :DWe do have some 6mm bore sleeving to mark SWA cpc, maybe he'll try that next time.:p
     
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    Wholesalers are shut till Monday and you're a spark, I can think of several ways to shut down that TV for a couple of days peace
     
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    I just knew you'd comment on the baggy pants !
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    2.0 bore sleeving makes a neat job, covers all T&E up to and including 6.0, attention to detail.
     
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  14. Dave OCD
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    Yes and I didn't have any. :)
     
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    It is my mission in life.
     
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    He has done a very neat job Dave and he would have got a 10/10 if his gaffer had the correct size sleeve and the cpcs were doubled over:D:D
     
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    Nice job Lewis.
     
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    That's a very top-end job for a garden shed. Did you offer other installation methods or did the customer specifically ask for galv conduit?
     
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    Ha!

    The customer was me. :) I had a few lengths spare (and some singles) from a "conservatory on the side of a Victoriana end terrace" job. I love a bit of conduit bending.
     
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    and ask your wholesaler for some and you get a funny look. nobody has any round this way. i been trying for ages . think it's time for fleabay.
     
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    The company SWA do small reels of the three colours in all the sizes which I think is forward thinking as who needs 100 blinking metres of 2 or 3 mm blue sleeving? The stuff goes solid before you use it all. 20 metres on a reel brilliant
     
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    agreed.my local w/sdoesbrown and bluein 5m cut pieces. found this on fleabay. anything from 1m to 100m.

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    Our Electric Centre always have it in stock.
     
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    I suspected as much!
     
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  25. telectrix
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    when possible, i use H/S with a quick burst of fag lighter for oversleeving S/L etc.it then won't fall off and get me more confused than my dementia allows.
     
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  26. Dave OCD
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    A little bit of tape won't fall off. :eek:
     
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    it will when the glue dries out. :eek:
     
  28. Dave OCD
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    But that will give you enough time to connect it Tel. Actually a mixed up switchwire with lamps connected to the lights in the circuit can do some entertaining things. :D
     
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    usually Bang.
     
  30. Dave OCD
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    Not with the resistance of lamps preventing a dead short though. ;)
     
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  31. telectrix
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    not if the s/l is connected to the N
     
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  32. Dave OCD
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    Yes of course you're right but if the 2nd neutral [let's assume it's a 3 cable ceiling rose] is in the switched live terminal and lamps are fitted it may not go bang. :)
     
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    in that case ytou'd have both terminals of following lights sitting @ 240Vno p.d. so no current flow, darkness descends over the manor house.but with switch off, might see the incorrect wire as a false N and give a glimmer.
     
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  34. Dave OCD
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    Depends on whether the neutral in or out was swapped with the switched live. I've had lights glowing and brighten/ dim from switches for other lights on the circuit - last one was when a helpful plasterer removed then reconnected a pendant after re-skimming a ceiling. :)
     
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    I find these mini junction boxes much easier to make off than any chocbox when doing downlights
     
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  37. Dave OCD
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    Nice and neat that. You might find it easier still to use downlights with integral loop in/out connections though.
     
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    Customer had already bought these otherwise id have considered it
     
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    And 2mm CPC sleeving!!!!
     
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    There's something very artistic about that photo, I like it.
     
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    I didn't think a standard JB was allowed to be used floating because of the lack of strain relief? Though there must be millions of joint boxes installed that way around the country.
     
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    I get that but once the fitting is in the ceiling what strain is being put on the cables. What strain relief does a standard ceiling pendant offer that the jb in my pic doesnt?
     
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    That's a good point! I'm sure many of the regulations are trying to create solutions for problems that don't exist. I'll let you off anyway, LSF is never fun to terminate.
     
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  45. Dave OCD
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    A little method I use sometimes for additional sockets fed from an existing RFC, A 16A MCB rather than 13amp FCU. Also in the enclosure is a 32a DP switch which is the last of a little stock I had, handy bit of kit. Yes the enclosure is insulated and not metal :eek: but I really don't have an issue with that in this instance. This one was fitted by my son, he's doing well. [No CPC sleeving on show for Westward 10 to get excited about this time:D]. IMG_2153.JPG
     
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