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Forum: Advice Yesterday, 11:32
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By LCDMAN
Won't those letters have your address on anyway??...

Won't those letters have your address on anyway?? :o
Forum: Advice 26-08-2015, 21:50
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By LCDMAN
You are confused between the old metal detectors...

You are confused between the old metal detectors and the new full-body millimetre x-ray scanners. For the latter you have to "take a pose" and hold it for 20-30 seconds whilst an image is created.
Forum: Advice 26-08-2015, 09:22
Replies: 46
Views: 3,202
Posted By LCDMAN
Maybe just ring Luton and ask, but be sure you...

Maybe just ring Luton and ask, but be sure you understand what you are asking about - metal detector or full body image scanner.
Forum: General Discussion 25-08-2015, 18:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,246
Posted By LCDMAN
Yes, it is now Andy.

Yes, it is now Andy.
Forum: General Discussion 25-08-2015, 18:19
Replies: 35
Views: 1,246
Posted By LCDMAN
No, when Matalan first opened it WAS a "members...

No, when Matalan first opened it WAS a "members only" establishment - like Makro or Costco, albeit anyone could be a member (not just trades or specific occupations). This changed several years ago...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 24-08-2015, 16:59
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By LCDMAN
After a hectic day, this has cheered me up no...

After a hectic day, this has cheered me up no end.

Snake oil salesmen have nothing on "Russ Andrews" and the gullible idiots that buy this stuff. When i was working at the CES show in Las Vegas I...
Forum: Advice 21-08-2015, 17:10
Replies: 35
Views: 2,016
Posted By LCDMAN
In 1920 on a Model T?

In 1920 on a Model T?
Forum: Advice 19-08-2015, 18:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By LCDMAN
Indeed. As a "professional" I've no problem with...

Indeed. As a "professional" I've no problem with people doing stuff within their capabilities, as long as they ask for help/advice BEFORE they kill themselves or worse - someone else. Knowing your...
Forum: Advice 19-08-2015, 13:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By LCDMAN
Yes James, just the exposed bit. Must be the...

Yes James, just the exposed bit. Must be the correct yellow & green stuff like in the pictures here, it shows anyone else that it is the earth wire...
Forum: General Discussion 18-08-2015, 20:15
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By LCDMAN
Quelle surprise - the OP hasn't returned to...

Quelle surprise - the OP hasn't returned to debate the answers to their loaded question....
Forum: Advice 18-08-2015, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By LCDMAN
As an electrician, I'm going to act as "agent...

As an electrician, I'm going to act as "agent provocateur". (just for a change? I hear you say...)

Read this;

http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/how-to/light-fitting/changing-a-light-fitting

When...
Forum: Advice 18-08-2015, 09:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By LCDMAN
Sorry Chris, but there's really no "ideally"...

Sorry Chris, but there's really no "ideally" about it. Regs require at least single layer of insulation inside an "enclosure" (behind socket/switch/fitting etc.) and 2 layers outside. Bare Earth...
Forum: Advice 18-08-2015, 09:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By LCDMAN
Just for a second consider - why would they...

Just for a second consider - why would they bother to make earth wire sleeving if you aren't supposed to use it? It's not optional - it's needed to conform to BS7673 wiring regs (but you'd know...
Forum: Advice 17-08-2015, 17:57
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By LCDMAN
Wow! "report them"? Seriously? Respectfully...

Wow! "report them"? Seriously?

Respectfully suggest you go over to the Money Saving Expert site and read up on your consumer rights and leave "reporting them" to the...
Forum: General Discussion 16-08-2015, 20:00
Replies: 134
Views: 4,333
Posted By LCDMAN
McIntyre & Millican - CBA to even put their first...

McIntyre & Millican - CBA to even put their first names.....
Forum: Advice 16-08-2015, 13:34
Replies: 30
Views: 2,396
Posted By LCDMAN
You cannot make that "petrol bad - diesel good"...

You cannot make that "petrol bad - diesel good" decision on a single criteria!

There's much more to vehicle emissions than CO2 - as many are now proving, diesels still kick out loads of other crap...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-08-2015, 16:15
Replies: 10
Views: 7,791
Posted By LCDMAN
Woeful isn't the word! WTH has happened to it?...

Woeful isn't the word! WTH has happened to it? When Lovejoy (love or hate him) went we lost the old Locker Room, (then we had that muppet Goldstein, the less said about that the better) then the...
Forum: Advice 08-08-2015, 19:08
Replies: 27
Views: 1,900
Posted By LCDMAN
The point you're missing is that neither IET 17th...

The point you're missing is that neither IET 17th edition wiring regs, or Part P are "Law", ergo it's not "illegal" As I said - just what Law is it that's being contravined?

You can often...
Forum: Advice 08-08-2015, 18:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,900
Posted By LCDMAN
max was being sarcastic FFS! :D

max was being sarcastic FFS! :D
Forum: Advice 08-08-2015, 18:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,900
Posted By LCDMAN
With all due respect, and speaking as an...

With all due respect, and speaking as an electrician, just what law is that then - if it's "illegal"? IET 17th Edition wiring regs are "Guidance for best practice" and Part P of the Building regs is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 18:22
Replies: 56
Views: 1,606
Posted By LCDMAN
I guess it depends how often you swap between...

I guess it depends how often you swap between them? Mine is auto, the wife's is manual but I use both most days so it's not been an issue. If we go on holiday and hire a manual then when I get back...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 18:20
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By LCDMAN
I have a non-identical twin brother - he's a...

I have a non-identical twin brother - he's a lefty (I take great joy in reminding him that the Latin for Left is Sinister...).

Not sure how common it is to have one of each in mono-zygotic...
Forum: Advice 30-07-2015, 21:17
Replies: 34
Views: 13,805
Posted By LCDMAN
Seen worse..... :D Rule is: Check for dead...

Seen worse..... :D

Rule is: Check for dead twice, then check again - then get your cable-monkey (apprentice) to hold the bare ends, if he doesn't scream then it's definitely dead..... ;-)
Forum: Advice 30-07-2015, 21:16
Replies: 34
Views: 13,805
Posted By LCDMAN
An ELCB? Really? Lots of reasons why not - just...

An ELCB? Really?

Lots of reasons why not - just put a proper 100A isolator switch in.

Is it a dodgy old discredited ELCB-v {voltage} or a newer (post 1974) ELCB-c {current} (otherwise known as...
Forum: Advice 30-07-2015, 20:29
Replies: 34
Views: 13,805
Posted By LCDMAN
Having seen a service fuse & holder come apart as...

Having seen a service fuse & holder come apart as the DNO guy was taking it out I will always take the tails out of the meter if its an emergency, not worth mucking about with supply fuse some of...
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