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  1. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Thought I'd start this up again. We had one ages ago but thought it's time for a new one. If you've spotted another electrician on your travels, clock their business name, take a pic of their van (if safe to do so), or whatever, and we'll see if we can find their account on the forum! :)

    You'd be surprised how many are on here.
     
  2. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    What just any sparkies van I happen to see.
     
  3. Pete999
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    Seems like that is the question, would be interesting though,
     
  4. Andy78
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    There are over 150 electrical firms in my city. I probably see a dozen or more different sparkies vans in any given day.
     
  5. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Then get snapping. I bet you don't see a dozen whist it's safe to take a pic though! Else that's a lot of time spent sitting outside the chippy not actually driving? ha
     
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  6. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    Unless the van has some big busted beauty in it, I'll be keeping my camera in the ole sky rocket.
     
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  7. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Maybe you will see my mate he has a fair set of moobs.
     
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  8. KennyKen
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    KennyKen Electrician's Arms

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    Every Bloke living on the Gold Coast is a bloody sparkie. The so called Australian Skill shortage what aload of Bull!!
     
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  9. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    One of your better thread attempts @Dan@Dan - NOT!
    (Although I had a minor thought of trying it out the other day but . . . Too weird!)
     
  10. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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  11. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Let's revive it - take a picture of me in my Astra hatch - electric blue - unmarked undercover electricians mate! See if it makes Dan happy!
     
  12. spinlondon
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    Met two members from the site so far at work.
    At least as far as I am aware.
     
  13. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    There's a sort of anonymity with user names and all. Why wouldn't trainees and electricians be members? but it isn't obvious to everyone. As long as it's useful to me and I spread the word about it then what more can you do.
     
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  14. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    LOL this hasn't quite gone as planned eh?

    We do it on the other forums, guy spots a plumbers van on a site, takes a snap, says anybody know this guy? A week or so later, we find the guy is on the forum already and replies. They get chatting. Sometimes find some connections work wise, etc etc etc.

    That's the kinda thing I was thinking.

    With the tilers and the size of the tiles they're cutting these days, they need huge cutters, not everybody invests in them because they cost thousands and you'll use them once or twice a year. So through having things like this spotted thread, they've found local guys they know chat a lot to, and they will lend each other cutters and whatnot. So some good comes of it. It's not just for laughs at their number plates falling off and whatnot. Which also happens I admit.
     
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  15. KennyKen
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    KennyKen Electrician's Arms

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    About 70 spotted.

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  16. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Christ, that one on the left in the photo is serious about his lunch! A cooler bag for 6 that is!
     
  17. KennyKen
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    KennyKen Electrician's Arms

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    Aussies they love there tukka. I'm not feeling the Irish theme with the shirt colours. Could be worse. Mechanical lads are orange and purple. They also love colour coding
     
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  18. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Andrew's tea looks terrible. That isn't Yorkshire Tea for sure!
     
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  19. Barry White
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    Spotted this vehicle on my travels
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  20. Barry White
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    Heres mine (sorry Dan think this thread requires a bit of traffic)

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  21. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    Tels southern cousin?

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  22. Barry White
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    Come on boys n girls do your worst this could be an interesting bit of fun :eek: there must be a gorrila van a happyhippydad van etc. If you dont want to offend anyone make me a van.
    Prehaps we will even get a real van in the thread and make Dans christmas :cool:

    go on try it

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  23. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    I think it must've been a bulk delivery ...

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  24. Barry White
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    Barry White Guest

    Liking this?

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    I am also available for sign writing (so long as you dont require commas or full stops)
     
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  25. KennyKen
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    KennyKen Electrician's Arms

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    Find me the 3.5mm screws! Now!

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  26. tfo
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    tfo electrician trainee

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    I recently take a picture of an electricians van to see if they have any work in my area

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  27. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Ive a feeling they have a problem with parking in correct areas and disposing of their fag ends - could be good sparks though! Not sure about 'temporary site services for 20 years' that's not very temporary!
     
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  28. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    Temporary work?
     
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  29. Kamikaze
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    Kamikaze I do what the voices in my head tell me. Electrician's Arms

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    He looks like an oxide free spark!:)

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  30. HandySparks
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    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

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    Neish Electrical Services
    Should I leave a note on their windscreen: Employ a signwriter who can spell!

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  31. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Maybe the systems they install go between grates? Gratuitous grate shot attached.

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  32. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    So many things to say about that @Wilko@Wilko -
    main one is "WALK A FOOT TO YOUR RIGHT OR 2 FEET TO YOUR LEFT - DUH!"
    Other one is whether a perv with a camera living under the grate invented those and is now reaping the benefits!
     
  33. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Wilko Electrics
    For my sins I pulled cables in tunnels years ago and I wish this was my memory of those times. Years of therapy ...
     
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