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Any decent sparks?

Discussion in 'General Trade Discussions' started by Tinytom, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Tinytom

    Tinytom Active Member

    Anyone fairly decent with electrics? I’m after fitting some downlights in the kitchen can’t get usual sparky out for 2 months despite me tilling his kitchen for him over Xmas holidays the lazy w**k*r lol
    So iv decided to do the job myself how hard can it be? The problem is I’m clueless when it comes to buying the fittings what’s all this ip65 gu10 and all the gay codes?
    Also if anyone’s ever done it before is there anything in particular I need to be careful of or any general tips
    That is other than don’t get electrocuted and don’t burn the house down
  2. hstoke

    hstoke Active Member

    Just need fire Rated in the kitchen mate
    Piggy back off your first light
    But what u got up at mo is it a pendant? If so your have to put wires in a junction box first and then bring a wire out to your first light and then so on
    Lighting can be a txxt with switch wires etc so don’t get them mixed up
  3. Tinytom

    Tinytom Active Member

    Yeah got a pendant now so wire into a junction box the same as it’s into the pendant then out the other side and round all the spot lights, you just finish at the last 1 don’t you? No need to bring it back into the box?
  4. choppa

    choppa Active Member

    Stop being a tight arse and get a plasterer in you pr..... o you want to wire your lights how hard can it be! Just turn the electric off!
  5. hstoke

    hstoke Active Member

    Yeah you done by diner then get a plasterer in to do yer ceiling
  6. Tinytom

    Tinytom Active Member

    You offering?
  7. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    Its easy.... i got jane to wire ours
  8. zombie

    zombie Private Member

    Why put your family at risk for sake of couple hundred quid!
  9. Tinytom

    Tinytom Active Member

    Nowt to do with the cash it’s getting someone, there not really at risk are they fire rated an you can lay insulation on top of them its all rcd protected
  10. zombie

    zombie Private Member

    Any electrical work can be a fire hazard if not wired up correctly...
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    Don't f**k with gas or electric...they need to be registered for a reason
  12. CeeVee

    CeeVee Well-Known Member

    Its a nowt job. Sparkys have it easy just coz they need to 'pass things off'.
    I rewired all our house. Piece of piss.
    Just got a spark to fit mains supply to board and do a quick test.
    They think they're trade royalty
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