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  1. Mikefromlondon

    Quiz.

    Were they builder, decorator and a painter
  2. Mikefromlondon

    Quiz.

    Aah got you, so you are kind of fat speaking figuratively !
  3. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    But.....Thanks for your help in helping me.
  4. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    Any ways time is money, I certainly don't want you to think why both RCBOs were tripping when a specific light was being switched on in the upper Hall way, which also happened to be a two way light, which in itself is irrelevant, it could have been a single switched light, but the problem was...
  5. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    Very true John, and Efl, but we all must learn to walk before we can run, we are all getting old, retiring, new generation are coming into the scene, with less experience, this electrician was relatively young man, and I could not afford to delay getting an ECIR as now required by law, so had...
  6. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    Thanks guys, but I did have my doubts, he may well require it, so i went prepared, took with me 3meter length of 10mil earth conductor and 5 earthing clamps, as soon as he suggested that, i showed him this thread but he didn't read all of it but insisted that in the event of any electrical...
  7. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    Update, the Electrician did all his checks, using his apparatus, and conducted visual observations, took out a few sockets randomly to examine inside, etc, checked the CU, and was satisfied with almost everything until he came to the utility room where the boiler and most of the copper pipework...
  8. Mikefromlondon

    Quiz.

    10 stones
  9. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    I am not sure if your comments are directed at me, the plastic water incoming service pipe enters the property through ground straight into the utility room which is at the back of the house towards the rear garden, furthest away from the front of the house where the equipotential bonding is. It...
  10. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    Ok here is why I asked this question and my concern, suppose and yes it is based on an unlikely occurrence, but such incidents can happen even if the odds are against it. Say the incoming service pipe is plastic and cannot be bonded to earth, and at some point after the stop cock the rest of the...
  11. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    Thanks mate, much obliged. (I was obviously referring to metal pipe sections if they would need earthing)
  12. Mikefromlondon

    Earthing plastic/ PVC Pipes and mixture of Metal Pipes

    In a property where the incoming water mains is supplied via a PVC pipe, and is not bonded to earth but in sections after the stop cock, some of the plumbing has been carried out in copper 15mm pipes, using plastic to metal adaptors, so the question is since water itself is not a very good...
  13. Mikefromlondon

    Consumer unit certification rip-off?

    Yes I totally agree but I would say F*** the people who make such policies.......Its not the Londoners, its the idiots who run for the mayor
  14. Mikefromlondon

    What type of Flat roof has my extension got?

    Thanks mate, yup it is what I couldn't come up with, are there many roofers still using this method, just seen blocks of bitumen available to melt and pour to repair any cracks, or perhaps cracks mat be repaired just by torching the bitumen around cracks, not sure if this would work, bearing in...
  15. Mikefromlondon

    What type of Flat roof has my extension got?

    In 1992 my builder made me an extension, with a flat roof, he engaged a roofer who came down with a what looked like a black trailer behind a van with a huge gas fire burner heating a huge pot of bitumen, or tar like substance with smoke spewing out like a steam engine! This trailer was...
  16. Mikefromlondon

    TV trips neighbours RCD

    I started to read this thread and as I reached half way I figured out two possibilities, that the socket is wired incorrectly and the TV box is using an earth as the neutral or is using a borrowed neutral from possibly a lighting circuit........ oh well no surprises, but the chap who added that...
  17. Mikefromlondon

    DIY and getting older

    Good to hear most of you have survived Corona Virus, but hey guys you need to look after yourself especially if you are past 60, Corona virus has killed more older people than younger generation, glad to say that I beat it, I just had mild symptoms like fever and loss of smell, aches all over my...
  18. Mikefromlondon

    What do you believe "money" is?

    Some wise old man once said Money is the root of all evil. If you have money, you have lot to fear, if you don't have money, you need not fear anything, because they can't take anything away from you when you don't have any. I wish I had no money, I could survive without any thats for sure...
  19. Mikefromlondon

    What do you believe "money" is?

    A little savings is OK, but if one was hording 100K for instance, that may be more than one needs for a rainy day, end of the day if someone had contributed to the Social Security through paying by means of taxes, and NIC, so when his time comes bad, why not claim from the dole, what is...
  20. Mikefromlondon

    What do you believe "money" is?

    Money is the oil, and engine is the economy, when both are running smoothly everyone is happy, when the engine sump starts leaking oil, it soon dries up and the economy will come to a grinding halt, so sump being the spending on things and paying taxes and duties, and holes in the sump being...
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