Opinions and advice please on the electrician I used work

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  1. Nex

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    Ok so I have spoken to the sparky and hes agreed to come back and do some changes on Monday.

    I have to be honest I don't think its gonna get anywhere near the quality I want but I guess im going to have to make do so lets see what happens.

    I have cancelled him doing any more work and hes quoted £245 for the work hes done which I have no idea if that's good or bad but id be surprised if the parts cost him any more then £100

    I queried him again on the results of the megga test and it was 200 megga ohms it reached.

    Really fedup with it all now and not happy paying that much for that sort of quality work but to be honest I just want him gone.
     
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    Pay peanuts, expect monkeys.
     
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    In their pix, there's no clips... do the cables just hang loose then??
     
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    Lol

    That's a good pic Adam and from what I can see looks a very neat and tidy job.

    What makes me laugh is that I mentioned conduit to him on the phone and hes adamant it wont work as the twin and earth cable isn't flexible enough for conduit.

    I'm gonna end up losing my rag tomorrow I think and just tell him to rip it and go away.
     
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    It's true that T+E isn't ideal for pulling through conduit, but it wouldn't be any problem running a couple of circuits through short runs in the garage. In any case, if the whole job was done in conduit and trunking then it could be run in singles anyway.
     
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    I thought you could not drill/screw into the walls.
     
  11. Adam_151

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    In my case, nothing is drilled or screwed into the walls (apart from voiding the warrenty its re-inforced concrete so you wouldn't get very far without damaging it)

    The galv trunking is hung off custom made brackets which go on the ends of the bolts which hold the roof on, with extra small brackets into the top of the window frames to provide additional support and assist with initial alignment.

    The lights are conduited off the top in PVC conduit as unlikely to be subject to impact. The drops to sockets are in galv and most of them are on the chipboard shadowboard which surrounds the workbench area. This is fixed by the bolts holding the stucture together being undune and a short piece of aluminimum right angled profile bar (think 'angle iron') attached so that the front surface is parralel with the wall. The chipboard is then screwed into this bracket with a self tapping screw.

    Due to the shadow board the holes for the conduit drops are towards the front of the trunking, so spacer bar saddles were used with a small set into the accessories. (rather than distance saddles and no set as you might do if it was a simple drop on the same surface).

    I must confess that I didn't have any 6491x to hand at the time. so far the short runs involves in this I just grabbed some pvc/pvc and pulled it apart for some solid core singles :oops:

    The mix of single and double sockets is far a reason... the single ones are on the electronics workbench and are protected by a 10ma RCD back at the local board for additional safety. The double ones are for general use and are just on a standard 30ma device.

    It took a little longer than it perhaps should but I work in metal conduit quite rarely so am quite slow at it. A bit overspeced for a garden workshop, but when it is done in spare time in the evenings you can afford to use over the top installation methods
     
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