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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Mar 2019, 9:50pm

revbob wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:32pm
revbob wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:26pm
I have a background in electronics and computers. I stick to the safe stuff these days. I used work around/with high voltage. I've had some close calls and a few bites but always hated working with it live. I have a buddy who is an electrician I hire him for anything above changing a switch, outlet or fixture. He works live all the time, as I think most electricians do and it scares me.
When I do the simplest of wiring jobs in the house, breakers are being switched off, even if I know the switch is off and breaking the circuit. I am crazy paranoid when it comes to electricity. If I don't kill myself immediately, I figure I'll burn us up in the night. Again: the milkman's son.
I had to do an electrical safety class and part of it included a recording from a 911 call where a kid made the call while his dad was being electrocuted. It was really hard to listen to. So yeah I'll be the guy who shuts off the breaker too.
I couldn't listen to that. Way too painful for me. But regards this it's always safety first.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2019, 9:53pm

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:34pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:18pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:50pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:45pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:37pm
I did choose a trade when I left school which is Wood Machinist which I took an apprenticeship in and passed with distinction. Trouble being where I live in the south of this blighted isle all the wood machining factories and workshops closed down fairly quickly when the big D.I.Y. merchants moved in and made things easier for people. Hence I became a postman then a security guard/supervisor which is the last refuge of the bluffer. I'm currently not working due to my health issues but as soon as I get my move sorted which is just over the horizon I will be looking to get myself back into some form of employment.
FIngers and toes crossed for you, bud. My dad loathed places like Home Depot because he saw them as taking food out of the mouths of tradesmen. He was right, of course, but that's neoliberalism for you. As much as I feel like less of a man when I hire pros to do various shit around the house, I try to remember my dad's argument.
Thanks mate it's appreciated. Yeah I get your dad's frustration at places like Home depot etc. Food out of the mouths of tradesman but food in the belly's of shelf stackers etc. I still have mixed feelings.
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:lol: Those little moments of redemption. I got a wifi thermostat a couple years ago—fuck you if you think I should have to stand up and walk eight feet to change the heat!—and figured I could install it myself. Ha bloody ha ha ha. There were so many goddamned extras wires involved. So I had to call a furnace guy. My embarrassment was curbed a little by the fact that he had a hard time getting things set up. Moral of the story: milkman's son.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2019, 9:55pm

revbob wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:32pm
revbob wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:26pm
I have a background in electronics and computers. I stick to the safe stuff these days. I used work around/with high voltage. I've had some close calls and a few bites but always hated working with it live. I have a buddy who is an electrician I hire him for anything above changing a switch, outlet or fixture. He works live all the time, as I think most electricians do and it scares me.
When I do the simplest of wiring jobs in the house, breakers are being switched off, even if I know the switch is off and breaking the circuit. I am crazy paranoid when it comes to electricity. If I don't kill myself immediately, I figure I'll burn us up in the night. Again: the milkman's son.
I had to do an electrical safety class and part of it included a recording from a 911 call where a kid made the call while his dad was being electrocuted. It was really hard to listen to. So yeah I'll be the guy who shuts off the breaker too.
My fucking god. So, trained electricians have been traumatized?
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2019, 9:59pm

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:37pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:33pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:37pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:30pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:25pm
:lol:

I had to make a promise to my mum never to be an electrician or someone who works with electricity. Due to my dad being electrocuted. Maybe I could've turned out better. :disshame:
Oh crap. :sad: I remember so many of my friends in university who mocked those from high school who went to a trade school. It wasn't for me, but even back then I thought those guys were choosing the more solid career path. No such thing as an unemployed plumber or electrician.
I did choose a trade when I left school which is Wood Machinist which I took an apprenticeship in and passed with distinction. Trouble being where I live in the south of this blighted isle all the wood machining factories and workshops closed down fairly quickly when the big D.I.Y. merchants moved in and made things easier for people. Hence I became a postman then a security guard/supervisor which is the last refuge of the bluffer. I'm currently not working due to my health issues but as soon as I get my move sorted which is just over the horizon I will be looking to get myself back into some form of employment.
You moving far Marky or staying in the Royal County?
I will be going to Cornwall initially to stay with my mum and step-dad. If I can find a property cheap enough once Brexit has been sorted ( :rolleyes: ) I'll stay there. If not I may look to go northwards where property is way cheaper and everyone listens to KISS 24/7.
Nice part of the world mate I could live there.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by revbob » 07 Mar 2019, 10:01pm

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:50pm
revbob wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:32pm
revbob wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:26pm
I have a background in electronics and computers. I stick to the safe stuff these days. I used work around/with high voltage. I've had some close calls and a few bites but always hated working with it live. I have a buddy who is an electrician I hire him for anything above changing a switch, outlet or fixture. He works live all the time, as I think most electricians do and it scares me.
When I do the simplest of wiring jobs in the house, breakers are being switched off, even if I know the switch is off and breaking the circuit. I am crazy paranoid when it comes to electricity. If I don't kill myself immediately, I figure I'll burn us up in the night. Again: the milkman's son.
I had to do an electrical safety class and part of it included a recording from a 911 call where a kid made the call while his dad was being electrocuted. It was really hard to listen to. So yeah I'll be the guy who shuts off the breaker too.
I couldn't listen to that. Way too painful for me. But regards this it's always safety first.
Yeah I can't imagine. Like I said I hadn't experienced anything like that yet I found it extremely difficult to listen to, it was a while ago and I think I was close to tears just hearing it.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Mar 2019, 10:03pm

101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:59pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:37pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:33pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:37pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:30pm


Oh crap. :sad: I remember so many of my friends in university who mocked those from high school who went to a trade school. It wasn't for me, but even back then I thought those guys were choosing the more solid career path. No such thing as an unemployed plumber or electrician.
I did choose a trade when I left school which is Wood Machinist which I took an apprenticeship in and passed with distinction. Trouble being where I live in the south of this blighted isle all the wood machining factories and workshops closed down fairly quickly when the big D.I.Y. merchants moved in and made things easier for people. Hence I became a postman then a security guard/supervisor which is the last refuge of the bluffer. I'm currently not working due to my health issues but as soon as I get my move sorted which is just over the horizon I will be looking to get myself back into some form of employment.
You moving far Marky or staying in the Royal County?
I will be going to Cornwall initially to stay with my mum and step-dad. If I can find a property cheap enough once Brexit has been sorted ( :rolleyes: ) I'll stay there. If not I may look to go northwards where property is way cheaper and everyone listens to KISS 24/7.
Nice part of the world mate I could live there.
The alternatives financially will be a flat or run down property in Cornwall or a three bed house in the north. I will have around £110-115,000 to spend once my sale here is complete. Around £80-110,000 for a flat in Cornwal and around £50-70, 000 for the three bed north somewhere.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2019, 10:06pm

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:03pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:59pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:37pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:33pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 8:37pm


I did choose a trade when I left school which is Wood Machinist which I took an apprenticeship in and passed with distinction. Trouble being where I live in the south of this blighted isle all the wood machining factories and workshops closed down fairly quickly when the big D.I.Y. merchants moved in and made things easier for people. Hence I became a postman then a security guard/supervisor which is the last refuge of the bluffer. I'm currently not working due to my health issues but as soon as I get my move sorted which is just over the horizon I will be looking to get myself back into some form of employment.
You moving far Marky or staying in the Royal County?
I will be going to Cornwall initially to stay with my mum and step-dad. If I can find a property cheap enough once Brexit has been sorted ( :rolleyes: ) I'll stay there. If not I may look to go northwards where property is way cheaper and everyone listens to KISS 24/7.
Nice part of the world mate I could live there.
The alternatives financially will be a flat or run down property in Cornwall or a three bed house in the north. I will have around £110-115,000 to spend once my sale here is complete. Around £80-110,000 for a flat in Cornwal and around £50-70, 000 for the three bed north somewhere.
Cornwall prices driven up by Londoners buying weekend properties to use once a year unfortunately.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Mar 2019, 10:11pm

101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:03pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:59pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:37pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:33pm


You moving far Marky or staying in the Royal County?
I will be going to Cornwall initially to stay with my mum and step-dad. If I can find a property cheap enough once Brexit has been sorted ( :rolleyes: ) I'll stay there. If not I may look to go northwards where property is way cheaper and everyone listens to KISS 24/7.
Nice part of the world mate I could live there.
The alternatives financially will be a flat or run down property in Cornwall or a three bed house in the north. I will have around £110-115,000 to spend once my sale here is complete. Around £80-110,000 for a flat in Cornwal and around £50-70, 000 for the three bed north somewhere.
Cornwall prices driven up by Londoners buying weekend properties to use once a year unfortunately.
This appears to be true to some degree. But I think after Brexit prices will drop and I'll be at my mum's for around 6 months at least so who knows. Either way it can only be better than my current situation.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2019, 10:14pm

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:11pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:03pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:59pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:37pm


I will be going to Cornwall initially to stay with my mum and step-dad. If I can find a property cheap enough once Brexit has been sorted ( :rolleyes: ) I'll stay there. If not I may look to go northwards where property is way cheaper and everyone listens to KISS 24/7.
Nice part of the world mate I could live there.
The alternatives financially will be a flat or run down property in Cornwall or a three bed house in the north. I will have around £110-115,000 to spend once my sale here is complete. Around £80-110,000 for a flat in Cornwal and around £50-70, 000 for the three bed north somewhere.
Cornwall prices driven up by Londoners buying weekend properties to use once a year unfortunately.
This appears to be true to some degree. But I think after Brexit prices will drop and I'll be at my mum's for around 6 months at least so who knows. Either way it can only be better than my current situation.
You would have done alright in Reading though.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Mar 2019, 10:23pm

101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:14pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:11pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:03pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 9:59pm


Nice part of the world mate I could live there.
The alternatives financially will be a flat or run down property in Cornwall or a three bed house in the north. I will have around £110-115,000 to spend once my sale here is complete. Around £80-110,000 for a flat in Cornwal and around £50-70, 000 for the three bed north somewhere.
Cornwall prices driven up by Londoners buying weekend properties to use once a year unfortunately.
This appears to be true to some degree. But I think after Brexit prices will drop and I'll be at my mum's for around 6 months at least so who knows. Either way it can only be better than my current situation.
You would have done alright in Reading though.
No chance here the property prices are ridiculous.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2019, 10:40pm

Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:23pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:14pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:11pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:06pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:03pm


The alternatives financially will be a flat or run down property in Cornwall or a three bed house in the north. I will have around £110-115,000 to spend once my sale here is complete. Around £80-110,000 for a flat in Cornwal and around £50-70, 000 for the three bed north somewhere.
Cornwall prices driven up by Londoners buying weekend properties to use once a year unfortunately.
This appears to be true to some degree. But I think after Brexit prices will drop and I'll be at my mum's for around 6 months at least so who knows. Either way it can only be better than my current situation.
You would have done alright in Reading though.
No chance here the property prices are ridiculous.
That's what I meant, sorry I thought you had just sold in Reading.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Mar 2019, 11:12pm

101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:40pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:23pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:14pm
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:11pm
101Walterton wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 10:06pm


Cornwall prices driven up by Londoners buying weekend properties to use once a year unfortunately.
This appears to be true to some degree. But I think after Brexit prices will drop and I'll be at my mum's for around 6 months at least so who knows. Either way it can only be better than my current situation.
You would have done alright in Reading though.
No chance here the property prices are ridiculous.
That's what I meant, sorry I thought you had just sold in Reading.
Yep I have just sold in Reading just waiting on solicitors etc.
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Post by Silent Majority » 10 Mar 2019, 4:06pm

We got mice in the house since a the binmen went on strike and the devious little fuckers have been outsmarting me like I was a cartoon cat, foiling my attempts to either capture or kill them.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Mar 2019, 4:16pm

Silent Majority wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 4:06pm
We got mice in the house since a the binmen went on strike and the devious little fuckers have been outsmarting me like I was a cartoon cat, foiling my attempts to either capture or kill them.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 10 Mar 2019, 4:32pm

Silent Majority wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 4:06pm
We got mice in the house since a the binmen went on strike and the devious little fuckers have been outsmarting me like I was a cartoon cat, foiling my attempts to either capture or kill them.
Peanut butter on a mouse trap! If you use cheese that will half inch it and have it away on their toes!! They can’t resust peanut butter.

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