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This is where you can post pictures of extremely poor workmanship, whether it is done by a dodgy tradesman or by an incompetent DIY'er. Instructions on how to post pictures can be found in here.

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 Post subject: Nice wiring!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:36 pm 
A friend of mine asked me to have a look at the outside lights and socket in his garden, that run from his brick built shed. He's recently bought the house. This was the mess inside the junction box, although I had removed a couple of choc blocks already.

Whoever installed it use random combinations of the colours. The red cable on the bottom right is the (isolated) line from the house, light blue is ...

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 Post subject: Why have the switch?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:22 pm 
We have a few of these around the place at work, all marked 'do not turn off' in marker pen. The pic is of the fridge spur. Another runs the door entry system and there appears to be no key option (large glass magnetic locked door with no obvious key hole)

The fridge got switched off one day because a box had been pushed up against the switch. The box was moved away but made ...

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 Post subject: How to to wire in a new shower
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:29 am 
Hello All UHW. Newbie here. I have questions, but this forum caught my eye.

Last year I had someone in to finish the bathroom off. I'd got the bath in and most of the tiles. But I hate tiling round corners & windows & my work keeps me busy. So I decided to let someone else finish.

I wish we'd not. I wasn't that impressed with his work. But his efforts with the shower were ...

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 Post subject: Split ring
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:34 pm 
Painful. :shock:

In the process of decomissioning a woodburner and power station sized flue smashed through the wall today, only to find the lovely toerags who installed it had just chopped the ring main in half and left live unterminated cables loose in the board cavity for some other poor b*stard to not be able to find when it doesn't pass the electrical testing! NICE!! ...

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 Post subject: Nice bit of pipework!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:41 am 
I'll do it in chrome so it looks better :lol:
Loving the ptfe tape on the threads too!
Seen this on tradesmen banter site this morning and had to share it here!

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 Post subject: Top pointing job ever.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:47 am 

Some people should never be let out without supervision and here is such a person; enjoy. :huray:

Kind regards, Col.

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 Post subject: How to fit a light switch
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:42 pm 
Spotted this in our eldest's uni digs for this year - the light it switches doesn't work either...

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 Post subject: How to Build a Play House for Kids
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:44 pm 
made a play house for my sisters kids. the dimensions are 4x4 Feet and made with 2x4 inch stud wood. also used some old wooden pallets.
took 4 days to build it.

for full video instructions go to my youtube channel called "MakerMan"


watch below

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 Post subject: Kitchen pipe notch
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:07 pm 
Pulled out the end 600mm unit in prep for a dishwasher earlier.
Someones been down this road already by the looks of the side of the adjoining cabinet...

Or maybe rats have been gnawing at it :?

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 Post subject: Non working socket
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:49 pm 
Was asked by a regular customer to change a double socket as it had only worked on one socket since they had the tiling done 2 years ago.

Here is pic of socket. All I did was remove cables. Right hand side was the one that worked! No idea how it a) worked b) hadn't caught fire.


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