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  1. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    What are you doing/done today ? not a direct poll but I thought that it would be interesting to see a snapshot of a day in the life of a E.F. member did it go to plan what problems did you overcome.
     
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  2. Wilko
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    Doing an outdoor lighting installation and tidy up this morning. Up and down ladders etc so I hope the rain stays away. Minor Works cert at the end :)
     
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    To day we are carry on installing unistrut ,rod etc for tray basket & trunking for new county council offices. nice job will take us up until Christmas.
     
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    First fixing an Amvic ICF house. Lots of conduit, channeling of polystyrene, :) drilling rebar concrete and metfloor :cry:
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  5. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Yesterday, spent most of the day in a hot dusty, itchy loft, altering extractor fan (previously diy installed), replacing old down lights and switching in a bathroom. Got wet feet, 'cos I had to park me van in a puddle on the drive

    Today I'm going back there to make good a tiny hole made by a moving plasterboard nail, they found in an adjoining bedroom and a smudge on the ceiling in the bathroom. Apparently, the homeowner nearly cried.

    I love my job :)
     
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  6. richy3333
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    For me it was finishing up a house of Dimplex Quantums (I hate them). The whole job went to pot. Wrong heater sizes from the wholesaler and then wasted site visits (80 mile round trip) because the customer failed to turn the old heaters off to cool down.

    And then to top it all off I dropped one of the small fiddly screws into the unit. As I couldn't locate it I picked the unit up to shake it. In doing so I clacked myself just above the eye!! Face bleeding I carried on. 10 minutes later I stand up after wiring the unit and manage to clack my head on the corner of the unit and so had cut number two on the scalp. Got up this morning with a 'mild' black eye :(
     
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  7. Baker1988
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    I'm finishing off the 3 phase dis board, finishing the termination of the last few dozen circuits, should be fun haha. Also to @Midwest@Midwest above the last bit about the smudge made me chuckle I use to be absolutely terrible for that during my first few years never mind smudges I use to put black hand prints all over the ceiling haha not now a day's though.
     
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  8. Midwest
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    After making good one of the old down light holes and spending 10 minutes polishing the chrome bezels, and double checking, and asking the customer to have a look, to make sure she was happy, I'm dubious.

    I forgot to mention, when I arrived, I found a starling flying around in the house. I spent 20 mins getting it out, and cleaning up the bird pooh (thought I'd do that before it dried hard). When customer came home, she said it probably flew through the vacant hole, left (by me) by the old extract grill. Apparently, they often have birds flying round the loft, and thought one might get through the hole. Why not tell me that then!

    :mad:
     
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  9. Specialist
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    Homeowner only Nearly cried ? Come on Midwest, thought you'd learned enough by now to make them cry properly, your obviously not trying hard enough ;):D
     
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  10. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Going to college :D
    Then a shower pull switch to replace at 7.
    Then seeing a lady friend after that;)
     
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  11. KennyKen
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    KennyKen Electrician's Arms

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    In Darwin about to start night shift in a chilly 33 degrees
     
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  12. Lou
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    Great topic for us nosy people :) @Midwest@Midwest why didn't your psychic skills know about the birds?? Sounds like that horror film ha.

    @richy3333@richy3333 you sound as clumsy as me. How's the eye now?

    For me its admin and emails, some errands to run and tidy the house again.
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Electrician's Arms

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    Typing up the EICR I did yesterday and the accompanying invoice and quote for remedials. Off to see a potential customer at 11am and then producing the quote for that. Pop to Asda to pick up some batteries so I can try out my latest purchases from the toolbox of @Pete999@Pete999 :)

    Oooh and unboxing my CK Dextro VDE Slim screwdrivers which arrived yesterday. Thank you very much @CK Tools@CK Tools . They look lurvely :D
     
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  14. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Of to finish the CCTV install I started yesterday, spent 6 hours in a loft sweating like a stuck pig trying get the cat6 to the soffit. Face full of insulation and itchy eyes, todays job is to fit the rj45 plugs. Bit of containment downstairs under the kitchen units where the stack comes out. Should hopefully be finished today if the rain stays away.
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Just finished testing this flat in an 18 story redevelopment less than a year old all okay apart from one thing can you spot it. 20170518_094001.jpg
     
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  16. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Oh hoping mine turn up today :D
     
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    I would hazard a guess that Land N are different types of cable could be wrong though
     
  18. LankyWill
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    Is it the fact the breakers don't run in order of size from the RCD? Largest next to the RCD
     
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    who cares?
     
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    It was one thing old boy used to nag about, I always thought it was good practice
     
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    that method was favoured in the days of fuses where there's some space between the actual fuses. i prefer to make sure heavily loaded breakers are not adjacent to each other.
     
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    Who Cares Wins
     
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  23. Pete999
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    Got this sneaky feeling I might be right,
     
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  24. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    2 rcds 1 neutral bar
     
  25. telectrix
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    2nd N bar on a hager is to the left of the earth bar, out of shot in pic. good try though.
     
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    plastic CU?
     
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  27. Pete999
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    EICR install pre Amd3
     
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    Looks to me like the incoming earth has had a few strands snipped off.
     
  29. Pete999
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    Old Boy? watch it Matey:eek::rolleyes:o_O:mad:
     
  30. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    It isn't a metal board was only done in November.
     
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  31. Pete999
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    Have you quoted the wrong post Westy? or is that the answer?:D
     
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  32. Ian1981
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    Plastic db
    Could be installation was designed and specified pre amendment 3
     
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  33. telectrix
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    so i was right then?
     
  34. Ian1981
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    not impressed with the slim screwdrivers from c.k.
    Because there are so slim there only any good for light works I feel.
    Feels like the ends will snap when tightening terminals and you can't get the grip/ torque.
    I got them just to use for testing so there stored in my test bag.
     
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    i've got wiha slims. they are extremely robust. in 3 years i've onlybroke 1 tip and that was my own fault for trying to undo a pozi.2 with a 4mm flat.
     
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  36. Ian1981
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    I use wera laser tip for installs.
    Love them
     
  37. Pete999
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  38. telectrix
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    got a couple of powerfix ones. saves damaging the wihas when a hammer is involved.
     
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  40. Ian1981
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    I also love using this for terminals and testing:D IMG_2696.JPG
     
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  41. Pete999
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    Anyone remember those small terminal drivers with the Bakelite handles?
     
  42. telectrix
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    perfect for termimals in intruder alarms untill the started using these stupid +/- things.
     
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  43. Ian1981
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    That question should be between you and tel pete as us young uns have no idea what your on about?:)
     
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    yep. i'll remember the name in a bit.
     
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