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  2. Andy™

    3 phase help

    seen that happen before
  3. Onoff

    Delving into docs on my PC

    Deleterious...think so if I've spelt it right. Aka license to nick I always thought! Give this guy his due he was a diamond and the 5 /10% the office would over specify went back to his lock up to be used on future jobs where they under specified. Only "food" factory I worked in was an animal feed flour mill. All the conduits were pressurised. Pretty weird to be wandering past a light switch and having air pi$$ing out of it. Kept the dust out though...
  4. Evans Electric

    Leaving British Army

    I don't think they do other than if you were in the REME say , you would leave with some suitable qualifications. As Sharpie says , you will definitely need whatever the current quallies are . Not sure about the ones you mention , with respect . 18th edition is a refresher is it not ? Part P means nothing (Other than its a section in the Building Regs that says Domestic Electrical work has to done by a Competent Person) Are you registered with NAPIT as a Competent Person on their Domestic Installers scheme? Would you be in your middle 30s now ? I wish you all the best with this but I won't pull any punches .... we get a lot of guys looking to re- train or enter the trade as an older operative and its bloody hard going . Its just as hard as a school leaving apprentice to get a start . You have to do the courses in your own time & pay for them , unless there IS some after assistance for ex- squaddies , I hope there is . . (Beware of the rip off merchants who put you on useless courses with promises of being an electrician at the end . You MUST do the relevant courses not the airy-fairy ones ) Go to your local college and see what the relevant courses are . Someone on here will tell you when they read this . You need to get a CSCS card and a job as an Adult Mate or Trainee for the practical experience while you do the courses at night .
  5. Evans Electric

    Barbara Streisand.......defends Michael,Jackson

    As you say , money is the root of this and its impossible to prove one way or another . I don't know what they have accused the bloke of doing TBH , just wondering why nothing was said at the time . Or perhaps it was . Never been a fan TBH not my kind of music , so I didn't really follow his career other than the shock / horror news items like turning white or dangling babies over balconies .
  6. Evans Electric

    Delving into docs on my PC

    Is that a word ?? You reminded me of a specification for a job years ago that read .." All spare holes in enclosures with have blanks fitted to prevent the ingress of arachnids " At the time , no one knew what an arachnid was . Turned out the consultant had a spider phobia. Which in turn reminds me of some work we did at Cadbury's . Their spec insisted that on fixing , say, a dist. board or panel , it should be sealed all round with mastic to prevent insects nesting behind it . Makes sense in a food factory.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Onoff

    Delving into docs on my PC

    We had a subbie and I'm sure in his was "Remove from site all materials deleterious to the fix". Never sure if that meant his stuff or other people's.....
  9. kerching

    3 phase help

    Mechanical car lifts are funny when the site sparky just connects without checking rotation and the lift screws itself out of the floor going DOWN as it's expecting the L/S at the TOP to,break the down coil feed
  10. Hi anyone know any questions to revise for the physics stuff and stuff about electricity
  11. Evans Electric

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    Oh well they can all afford it down there
  12. Murdoch

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    And you can bet that they have water meters, making huge savings, so putting higher costs on the residents .............
  13. ProDave

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    It would be a lot easier if they concentrated the water so you don't need as much. Then you just have to dilute it before you use it.
  14. Evans Electric

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    Could the higher costs be due to a lower population in that area .( I'm guessing the population is lower than , say the West Midlands) That was a bit diluted .
  15. binky

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    it has been mooted several times, but then all the holiday let / caravan parks moan like hell. Personally I would like to see a holiday home tax on houses, the amonut of proerty now empty for 50 weeks of the year is rediculous - it's killing the seaside towns and villages and causing problems getting crew for lifeboats or fire engines.
  16. revjames

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    I heard the water authority has gone into liquidation. I tried phoning them but found the whole experience quite draining.....
  17. Evans Electric

    Sign on the wholesaler's counter .

    Yes well you're right there Quite good at that myself TBH
  18. Murdoch

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    A "tourist" tax for all the services would be a sensible step forward ............ charging it fairly could be a bit tricky ......
  19. binky

    Water Bill , nationwide survey

    yep it's all that and the inability to centralise sewage disposal from lots of small coastal villages. What really gets me though, is that having bumped up bills to cover investment work, SWW is running a major debt ie they have borrowed the money, which just means we are paying interest on the loan as well as paying for the work. But tourism is an issue as it puts a lot of pressue on water supplies ans overloads the sewage system. Basically the population of places like Cornwall can more or less double in the school holidays, so we end up paying for the oversized capacity.
  20. Murdoch

    Sign on the wholesaler's counter .

    Most "wholesalers" are desperate for the business and don't give a hoot who they give discount to......................... they may claim otherwise but seen it happen on many an occassion
  21. Sharpend

    Barbara Streisand.......defends Michael,Jackson

    Exactly Geoff. Heres what I think, there’s been many more children around Michael Jackson that haven’t accused him than those that have, strange as it seems those that did accuse him when he was alive were happy to take his money rather than justice, and those that come out now can only have money but no justice so I have to ask is it all about the money?? Because if my child or grand child was abused then I’d want justice not the money. How many victims would be interested in the money? I’d go as far to say that the adults see dollars and thought of their own interests over their kids. I’d like to see the accusers undergo a lie detector test before I judge one of the most giving persons that ever graced this planet.
  22. Tony S

    3 phase help

    I’ve never trusted manufacturer’s connection labelling when it comes to rotation, I’ve seen too many machines wrecked. Get Albert and Duggie on a pump change you could guarantee it would it would be back in the workshop next day with the rotor jambed.
  23. sprocketflup

    Sign on the wholesaler's counter .

    Yes, fallen foul of that before myself. I used to use a local independent wholesaler but on more than one occasion he quoted my customer a lower price for the products I'd fitted than he gave me. Made me look a right C*"t. I'm perfectly capable of doing that myself, don't need anyone else to do it
  24. Sidney

    That was a turn up ...didn't see that coming !!!

    The letters of comfort were a deal between Tony Blair and Sinn Fein made after the Good Friday Agreement.
  25. Murdoch

    Smart meter

    Yesterday's Money Box on BBC R4 is worth listening too ................ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003jqp Talk about backing consumers into a corner
  26. Evans Electric

    Delving into docs on my PC

    Please note the bullshine in section 7 , again in the approved Kerching methods of outright bullshine
  27. Apache

    3 phase help

    Yes, clockwise if viewed from above Thanks for the reassurance. Not very familiar with 3ph.
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