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Created On: 08 November 2012 06:42 PM
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 08 November 2012 06:42 PM
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normcall

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Apparently the meter reader came to read our meter today and took one look at the height (7ft) and muttered that he hadn't been on the course and someone else will have to come back.

A 'course' to read a meter that they installed on a board they installed some 80+ years ago

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 08 November 2012 07:18 PM
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Was he Vertically challenged

Maybe he needs to go Working at Height Training?
 08 November 2012 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by: sparkiemike

Was he Vertically challenged



Maybe he needs to go Working at Height Training?

or specsavers

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 08 November 2012 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by: normcall
Apparently the meter reader came to read our meter today and took one look at the height (7ft) and muttered that he hadn't been on the course and someone else will have to come back.

Is there really a course on how to step onto the first or second rung of a stepladder?
What sort of questions would the written paper have? Would it be multiple choice?
 08 November 2012 07:56 PM
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I was at a customers yesterday when a new meter was being fitted and he had to borrow my tools as the one he was supplied with would not fit the screws in the new service head.

It realy is a joke.

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 08 November 2012 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by: normcall
Apparently the meter reader came to read our meter today and took one look at the height (7ft) and muttered that he hadn't been on the course and someone else will have to come back.

A case for ocular enhancements methinks, a torch and perhaps a telescopic, bendy mirror.

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 08 November 2012 10:22 PM
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mrcornbeef

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I was on a job with was a TT system it had tns lead cable I rang dno to ask permission to use earth from sheath as it tested out sound but no clamp on they said no but would pme it for £150.00 so I agreed, about a month later got a call from their subcontractor they were on site no one in, told me he would leave site if he I couldn't get access sharpish so I got him in he looked at job said it was a two man job he sat in. Van until backup arrived when they done job all they done was tape some braided copper to sheath of lead an put it in to existing Lucy block so not even pme which I paid for.
I'd like to know how that's a two man job his mate must have to pass him the tape !
 09 November 2012 11:14 AM
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AJJewsbury

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I'd like to know how that's a two man job

Only time I've come across that was when we had a burned out cut-out - the rules apparently demanded a 2nd man in cases of live working (which seems sensible).

I just wonder if he had to open up the cutout to link N-sheath or something?

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 09 November 2012 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by: normcall

A 'course' to read a meter that they installed on a board they installed some 80+ years ago


Perhaps this installation would be an ideal candidate for the meters that can be 'read' remotely via / from the local area substation. The same meters that I have never seen and others never have either.
 09 November 2012 05:40 PM
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mrcornbeef

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He never touched N-Sheath only attached copper to lead and into existing lucy block i dont think it was isolated as no live parts exposed and rod was connected to the lucy , seems less dangerous than putting a new meter in etc they do that one man.
who knows ?
 09 November 2012 06:54 PM
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Just cut-out the middle man and keep sending in the estimated readings....

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 10 November 2012 06:44 AM
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normcall

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Just two minor problems with that suggestion.
1 - I already pay for the meter reader in my bill.
2 - I've not been on the course either and at my age you don't expect me to pay out £1000's for this sort of 'education'.

PS We do have a pair of steps handy as they usually ask if we have any.

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