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Topic Summary: Why we love the DNO's
Created On: 30 November 2012 10:30 AM
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 30 November 2012 04:45 PM
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LoL -

It's like a bloody script isn't it

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 30 November 2012 04:47 PM
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 30 November 2012 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by: rocknroll

Its Friday so we must be coming to the end of DNO Bashing week, who's turn is it next week. LOL



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Sorry if the photos upset anyone.

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 30 November 2012 04:57 PM
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light fittings only last 2 years wheras the ones fitted in 1965 are still working


There's a site on anglesey where a lantern (green & white enamel) was fitted to the farm when the MOD commandeered his sheds at the start of the War ~ It's still working!! (with possibly the original 300W lamp - the lamp's got the three little marks in the shape of an arrow on it), it's on its original conduit and a Lewden(?) rotary switch with bronze knob, outdoors in all weathers.
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they have kept me entertained for a while, im trying to find one myself, but have mislaid it
 30 November 2012 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by: Parsley

Originally posted by: rocknroll

Its Friday so we must be coming to the end of DNO Bashing week, who's turn is it next week. LOL

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Sorry if the photos upset anyone.

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LoL - publish and be damned - as the saying goes

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 30 November 2012 05:01 PM
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Interesting, but did you know that the deaths from an actual 'fixed installation' problems amount to less than 1 a year. LOL

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 30 November 2012 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by: impvan

light fittings only last 2 years wheras the ones fitted in 1965 are still working




There's a site on anglesey where a lantern (green & white enamel) was fitted to the farm when the MOD commandeered his sheds at the start of the War ~ It's still working!! (with possibly the original 300W lamp - the lamp's got the three little marks in the shape of an arrow on it), it's on its original conduit and a Lewden(?) rotary switch with bronze knob, outdoors in all weathers.


we have got a number of warehouses at work, two built in 1980, have the original 250w high bay sons, and the lamps have not been replaced in the 15 years that i have been there, still the vast majority of them are working fine, another department had the same lights, same age, but they were dirty, about 10 years ago, they were replaced with 250w metal halide low bays (mistake by someone who didnt know enough) and not a single one of them works today, fittings not lamps.

office box modulars, again, the 1980s fittings, most working still, but the few that get replaced with new ones, thorn, thinking i was getting a good brand, last only 2 years
 30 November 2012 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by: rocknroll

Interesting, but did you know that the deaths from an actual 'fixed installation' problems amount to less than 1 a year. LOL



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makes you wonder what the purpose of part P was, especially considering the state of portable appliances people use
 30 November 2012 05:08 PM
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not mine, but borrowed from another site some years back ,you might have seen them before

http://i764.photobucket.com/al...no12345/010706006.jpg

http://i764.photobucket.com/al...hno12345/IMGP_1270.jpg
 30 November 2012 05:25 PM
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that second one is a work of modern art! ;-/
 30 November 2012 05:29 PM
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its even spread to the other wall!
 30 November 2012 08:14 PM
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Ignoring the lack of cable head, id be mad about the hacked up cover on the bottom of the meter because the idiots fitting the meter wouldnt change the too short meter tails.

The cable has a copper armour so must be wavecon or something, so not diy id guess.

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 30 November 2012 10:54 PM
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Those pics are a good examples of an old installation. Would you send me copies for my NVQ portfolio....
No just joking, but I wouldn't mind a copy for my students.

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 30 November 2012 11:02 PM
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I have never seen such a rats nest, however, I suspect it works just fine.
I feel sorry for the unsuspecting sparks who views that lot for the first time to do a PIR/EICR ! Again, although a lot simpler than it looks.

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 30 November 2012 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by: johno12345

not mine, but borrowed from another site some years back ,you might have seen them before



http://i764.photobucket.com/al...5/010706006.jpg



http://i764.photobucket.com/al...hno12345/IMGP_1270.jpg


christ,
imagine trying to explain that to a dno, 25 different suppliers and 25 meter providers in order to try and get it tidied up.
Better just get on with it and not tell them as you would be bankrupt from all the phonecalls and the 6 weeks on the phone trying to get anything done.

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 01 December 2012 12:23 AM
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dont forget 25 different electricians!

thats a good example of people copying the standard of the surrounding work, rubbish breeds rubbish

back to work again, and i had the same argument, just because its a grotty factory with untidy installations, doesnt mean that the new work shouldnt be neat and tidy,

first board and its cables stuck out like a sore thumb, but it did set the standard for what i thought was acceptable
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Now, that's an interesting view on things......and I would tend to agree (just throwing in a little J Clarkson in there)
But, how right you are, its tough to break the mold when all around are doing curious things with their side cutters.....

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