Andycap wrote:Hi ,just my 2 peneth BUT ,what really amazes me are ALL those people who are risking ,there lives ,the people`s lives parked next to them ,there probably expensive motorhome/caravan ,there insurance cover etc by even CONTEMPLATING doing any gas or mains electrical work themselves as unqualified and unauthorised professionals .There are enough pics of fires in vehicles to see ,to surely know better .
in my opinion its the no8 wire attitude at its worst .
I was not going to comment any further on this thread but the above got my hackles up.
Andy I am not sure what you are on about, what a load of nonsense, because you have a ticket to do something does not mean that you are any better than those that do not have tickets, some of the worse electrical work I have seen has been done by Tradesmen.
As for Professionals, this word is really been bandied about and attached to all and sundry.
I'm a Professional Do It Yourself Kiwi, you Andy obviously are not as you berate our No 8 fencing wire attitude, there are many examples where that attitude has lead to the world being a better place to live in.
You must live in terror as you drive (you do drive ?) around our great country where we manage to kill about one person a day.
Fires in vehicles, yes, what are you implying, there are house and building fires caused by gas and or electrical faults, I hope you are not implying that they were caused by non trades work.
In my younger years we use to get the yearly statistics on electrical accidents, not very nice, I was on shift once when an electrician went into a live 3.3 kv cubicle and fire-balled himself, thought the cubicle was dead and got a spanner across some terminals.
I have a number of certificates for high voltage work, even got a job over a registered electrician once a long time ago..
So Andy think before you waffle on about something you obviously know nout about.
This is definitely my last comment on this thread, say what you like,
"Any fool can criticise, condemn, and complain - and most fools do." Dale Carnegie