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MCS Assessment passed for another year

Being named for all duties bar the 'Nominee' regarding MCS it is my job to keep our status and membership going. Obviously we all know that the last thing the sceme providers want to do is kick you off their books as it means they do not get paid. Always a nice feeling though when you fly through the assessment.

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Barx

Bad(Ish) Times

So today is the 14/8/2014. Tomorrow my wife goes to the hospital to see if she has breast cancer. The doctors say it's 'possible'. She is going for the full bag of mashings bless her. Physical examinations followed by mammogram, ultra sound and then dependent on what they find, possibly biopsy and / or needle drain; over 4 hours in total. She is shitting her pants and although I am feeling quite optimistic about it, there is always that small amount of doubt and 'what if'. If the tests are posit

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Barx

Calling All Electricians Who Need A Fanfare! We Need Your Finished Project Pics Now!

On the Trade Lighting website we blog regularly. We like to update our readers on industry developments and the latest products. We also enjoy putting the spotlight on design and the beauty of contemporary lighting. With this is mind we have planned to write articles featuring some work that electricians up and down the country undertake. We are really interested to showcase what you are doing and also share any great tips re design, safety or associated themes. So if you are involved in cuttin

TradeLighting

TradeLighting

First Attempt At Geocaching

So, yesterday me, wife and kids went on our first geocaching expedition. There are a few local caches and while me and the wife want to start doing a bit of walking to get out in nature, the kids need a little more enticement so looking for treasure seemed the idea enticer. So I found the cache details for 'Centurions Surprise' and off went set on the 1.5km walk. We got there in no time really and kids were well excited. Over 2 hours later.......... still looking. No idea what we we're looking f

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Happy New Year

So, 2013 is over and done and 2014 is now upon us. Is it just me or doesn't it seem 2 minutes ago that everyone was flapping about the Millennium bug? 14 years ago that was. Were does time go? What will 2014 bring, worry and angst as yet more foreign folk are let into the country, taking yet more of the jobs so more British citizens are out of work. Well that is my main worry, the latest wave of immigrants are said to be nasty. I sincerely hope that they prove the media wrong. I already worry f

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Its Been A While!

Sorry guys I know I haven't updated my blog for a while but I have been working here there and everywhere! mainly freezing my nuts off early hrs of the morning in a hole on a motorway somewhere

deanopath

deanopath

Swits Swhoo

So, the wife tells me that once she has managed to loose the bit of weight that she has been trying to shed for a bit now, that she is going to get one of her friends to take some 'tasteful' photo's of her for me.................................. That's the gym membership signed up for!

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So, Today I Find Out I'm Golden Balls...

As per title, seems there is a naming convention going round at work that dubs me 'Golden Balls'. Ok, I try to do the best I can on a job with what resources (materials, tools, labour and time) I have; but I certainly would go as far as Golden Balls. Apparently it has been going on a while too and not just between out employees. The site supervisor also knows who Golden Balls is. Oh my days, I guess there are worse things to be called.

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Priceless...

Being told late Sunday afternoon that you need to pack your bags and be in London ready for work a 7:30am Monday morning.....................................Priceless!

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Barx

Cable Fault Locating ?

Hey, I'm currently working on cable fault locating using a few different methods and HV test set (thumper) on LV lighting systems across the country. I will also be training in live cable jointing work sometime this year, so if any of you guys are interested in what I'm doing let me know and ill keep up the blog's and get some pictures uploaded !

deanopath

deanopath

Three More Combo Kits From Fluke

ISS are proud to bring to you three new fantastic Multimeter Combo Kits from Fluke. The news kits are: Fluke 1162 and 62 Max + Fluke 116 and 323 Fluke 117 and 323 Hugh savings are to be had when purchasing any combo kit. As per usual please comment, PM or contact us for any questions. Many thanks Megger Mike and the ISS Team

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megger mike

Kewtech's Top Supplier For 2012/2013

ISS is proud to announce that we've been made Kewtech's Top Supplier for a second year running! We do a great deal of work with Kewtech and it makes us very happy to win this award. We have always had a good relationship with Kewtech and we put this down to their honesty, great products and great business ethics.The company has designed some fantastic innovations for the trade like the R2 checkplug, PATAdaptor and lightmate kits and were all eager to see what they come up with next. Many thanks

megger mike

megger mike

Upcoming Calibration Days

Hello all, Below is a list of all the upcoming Calibration Days run by ISS. All calibration days are held at our Edmundson and Electric Centre branches across the UK. Take advantage of our calibration days as it's a great way to save money by getting all your gear calibrated cheaply, quickly, on the day and on site. These dates might be amended as the year goes on along with new dates added so keep checking back to see when we will be doing a calibration day near you! 10/07/13 Edmundson Electric

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megger mike

New Test Kits From Isswww.co.uk

Hello All A while back I asked the forum what you look for when it comes to free promotions with testers. In general, you wanted free calibrations and better standard test leads. I've finally finished making the new kits and adding them to isswww.co.uk They can be found here In total there are four different types of kits: Calibration Voucher Kit Wander Lead Kit Test Lead Kit Wireless Test Kit All our main top selling multifunction testers have been turned into these kits. Not only that but

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megger mike

Flir Thermal Resolution Comparison From Isswww.co.uk

In the attached album, you will see some thermal pictures taken with 5 different isswww.co.uk Flir thermal cameras. It's a great way to compare the difference between high res and low res cameras. All the shots were taken at a long distance (200m) and the cameras used were: FLIR i3 FLIR i7 FLIR E60 FLIR T425 FLIR T640 From looking at the pictures you will see where your money goes when you buy a thermal imager. The Flir i3 is the lowest resolution and the cheapest camera. The Flir T640 i

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megger mike

Ck Tools Now On Isswww.co.uk

isswww.co.uk now supply and stock a wide range of C.K Tools Bag and tool Case's. C.K make a fantastic selection of robust and hardy tool cases and pouches. They're very strong and durable, come in a selection of different sizes and the price isn't too bad either. We have everything from Electricians Tool belts, Vests, Contractors organizers, Tool rolls and many more. Looking for a C.K Magma case that isn't on the site? Give us a call and I'm sure we'll be able to help. As usual please leave any

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megger mike

Custom Pass And Fail Labels Now Sold

Here at isswww.co.uk we now do Custom PASS and Custom FAIL labels for PAT testing. A very high quality, robust label which can be customized to your business that starts at just £5.99 check out the links to see for yourself. Any special requirements or a bulk order, feel free to get in touch for a quote. As usual comment, PM or contact me via the isswww.co.uk/contact page. Take care all Megger Mike

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megger mike

Three New Fluke Kits Available

The three new Fluke combo kits are now live on ISS Feel free to take a look and let me know what you think. The kits will come into stock over the next couple of weeks. The three kits are: New Fluke 414D/62 Max+ Laser Distance Meter/Infrared Thermometer Combo Kit New Fluke 62 Max+/323/1AC Infrared Thermometer, Clamp Meter and Voltage Detection Kit New Fluke T5-600/62 Max+/1AC Infrared Thermometer, Electrical Tester and Voltage Detection Kit As usual, comment or PM myself for any information need

megger mike

megger mike

Fluke T5-600/62/1Ac

Fluke are bringing out a new combo kit to replace the old ones. The Fluke T5-600/62/1AC Is being replaced by the Fluke T5-600/62 Max +/1AC The new kit will be out sometime in April 2013. If anyone is interest I have x5 of the old T5-600/62/1AC Combo Kits left. I can sell them for £105 each exld vat. As usual, first come first served. Comment, PM or contact me via the isswww.co.uk contact page. Take care all! Megger Mike

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megger mike

Martindale Make Testing Gas Filled Lamps A Breeze

Martindale recently released a great, cheap little hand held product for testing gas filled lamps without the need to take them out. Save time, save money! It's called the Martindale FL30 The FL30 can be used to test fluorescent and neon tubes while situated in light fittings without the need for removal. The kit is supplied with a telescopic antenna to allow testing of tubes on standard height ceilings without the need for ladders or platforms. The FL30 is also ideal for maintenance application

megger mike

megger mike

Leica Laser Distance Meter Kits On Sale! Limited Stock

Hello one and all. A Quick blog to let everyone know that we have a great deal on the Leica Disto D8 Laser Distance Meter For those of you that don't know, Leica make very high precision laser distance meters. As you are all aware though, precision and high quality comes at a price. That's why i'm excited to announce we have a great Leica D8 kit for sale. The kit comprise of the: Leica D8 Laser Distance Meter Leica Tripod and D8 Mounting Bracket Leica UC20 Charger This should normally cos

megger mike

megger mike

An Introduction To Wireless Testing

Hello and welcome to the first isswww.co.uk post on talk.electricianforum.co.uk. Fluke has recently released a new range of wireless test systems. Take readings quicker. Solve problems faster. That's what Fluke is going for. So below will be a quick round-up of the whole CNX Wireless team, some links to the products and their specifications. The Fluke Wireless Test Tools work together to help make troubleshooting quicker. The main part of all the wireless kits is the CNX3000 Multimeter. The mult

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megger mike

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