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 16 April 2006 08:26 AM
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normcall

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Found on the East Ayrshire Council web site regarding re-wiring a house

"How Long will the Work take to Complete?

The work will normally take one day to rewire, although plasterwork and joinerwork will take a little longer. You will be offered temporary heating by the Contractor if you have an existing heating system which requires to be off overnight during the works."

See the whole proccess at:
http://www.east-ayrshire.gov.u...rvs/housing/Rewire.asp


Sorry, but I must be older than I thought I was!

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 16 April 2006 08:59 AM
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lbelectrics

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Rewire in a day?

Now that I'd like to see! (Or, perhaps, maybe I wouldn't!)

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 16 April 2006 09:05 AM
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gjhards

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I had my old house rewired in a day, Lee van Cleef and Clint someone was their names,glad i've moved now....
 16 April 2006 09:59 AM
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dbullard

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hope they didnt leave spur marks up the walls?

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 16 April 2006 10:03 AM
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Note it says "normally" takes one day, so they're giving themselves a get out in case it takes longer.

I should think they're basing that on a standard property design with a standard wiring loom that they can get in and out of straightforwardly.

And they're probably putting a team on the job rather than one sparky and his apprentice with other commitments to worry about as well.

On the other hand, maybe they're talking b*****ks ....

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 16 April 2006 11:04 AM
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DOUGIE1000

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I have mentioned this council before on this site as i live in Ayrshire, not east Ayrshire i might add but Ayrshire.

I know of one major electrical contractor who does this type of work, flats or masonetts are rewired normally one and a half flats a day, houses are all rewired in a day, all wiring is repalaced with new and all old wiring is normally left underfloors.

Most of the time the galv back boxes are reused.

Normally there is 2 electricans and two 2/3yr apprentices.

There are a good few horror storries.

Dougie

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 16 April 2006 12:21 PM
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cgw

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You will find that a lot of council houses have surface MT which should be quite achievable within a day if you had the right team.
 16 April 2006 02:06 PM
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A sparks i was working with the other day was telling me that his brother (also a sparks) is rewiring a block of council flats with his mate at the moment.

They do a rewire a flat a day! Everything in trunking.
They get 2 roles of 2.5 + a role of 1.5 T+E, 2 6mm drill bits and all the accesories left outside the front door of the flat to be wired everymorning.

They also get 1500 quid per flat!
 16 April 2006 02:35 PM
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normcall

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And the certificates already completed and signed, I bet!

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 16 April 2006 05:37 PM
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deleted_3faze

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yep, left under the rolls of 2.5
 16 April 2006 10:47 PM
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RRichard

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quote:

Originally posted by: normcall
Found on the East Ayrshire Council web site regarding re-wiring a house

"How Long will the Work take to Complete?

The work will normally take one day to rewire, although plasterwork and joinerwork will take a little longer. You will be offered temporary heating by the Contractor if you have an existing heating system which requires to be off overnight during the works."

See the whole proccess at:
http://www.east-ayrshire.gov.u...rvs/housing/Rewire.asp


Interesting reading. They say it will take one day but then say the electricity may be off overnight. Also they are fitting rcd main switches (i suppose it could be tt)

 17 April 2006 09:12 AM
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tomgunn

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in the late 80's early 90's my mate got me some price work for Drake & Skull doing rewires for flats and maisonette off of the Old Kent road, ( Peabody estate ), and we got £140, ( labour only ), and the I had a labourer working for me and we could almost do a rewire in a day... a little more time there and we would have done them in a day... surface mini trunking, ( not that daft stuff they use now where they finish off with mastic that don’t like to painted ), pulling out old VIR’s where possible and re-using the conduits.... I can re-wire a semi on my own in four days.. So with a lad or two you could do it in two days easy.... what I used to do was ease all of the lights off and rewire... using a 25mm conduit punch a hole behind the skirting straight through to the honey combe flooring below.... saves a lot of time... bugger when they hav lino under carpet under carpets though!!! ahhh... those where the days a!!!! ( not! ).....

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 17 April 2006 11:05 AM
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Pactrol

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Hi
Ive seen some of these 1 day rewires wiring thrown in don,t bother with capping or conduit reuse back boxes & existing conduits where poss
Im wondering how they are complying with the minimum depth for buried cables & zones as originally the wiring would be run wherever it suited the sparky of the day, so simply following the old route may not meet with current regs

Pactrol boycott the scams use the LBC
 17 April 2006 11:16 AM
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tomgunn

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Hi P... my work was.. and always has been NEAT... interesting point you made about the zones... wonder what they'll do... if its council then they will probably make a new law for themselves to be exempt... dont you just luv 'em!

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 17 April 2006 12:25 PM
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scottnichol

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can be done lads

my employer gets lads who wire house in less than a day
and they are spot on

i do houses now and again and do them in a day
4 sparks 1 labourer do a 3 bed house in a day easy.

got to say though bigger than this on a average may go into 2 days
 17 April 2006 12:29 PM
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Dubbers

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A sparks i was working with the other day was telling me that his brother (also a sparks) is rewiring a block of council flats with his mate at the moment.

They do a rewire a flat a day! Everything in trunking.
They get 2 roles of 2.5 + a role of 1.5 T+E, 2 6mm drill bits and all the accesories left outside the front door of the flat to be wired everymorning.

They also get 1500 quid per flat!


give us the address and i will be up

working in flats in wigan putting up trunking and still chasing down to sockets and switches
£550 to 600 quid they worked out at. 3 sparks used to do them in 6-7hours
20 hours all job
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