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Old 12-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Greetings from England! :)


I'm a young twenty one year old Carpenter / Joiner by trade. I've just gotten a flat that I'm going to renovate so... I may be in and out of here seeking advice and such like!

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Welcome---We have a number of UK members here---your construction and electrical is a bit different than the US or Canada,so mention your location when asking for assistance----Mike----
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Welcome.....what part of England? My wife is from the Preston area....
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I'm from a small city called Swindon. It's about an hours drive away from London! Well, I don't know a great deal about English electrics or construction because I learnt my trades in Sweden. Which is virtually the same as the US and Canada when it comes to timber houses. The electrics are also the same, virtually anyway. England and their three pin plugs... What were they thinking!?
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Hey, they drive on the wrong side of the road---not surprising the electrical would be odd,too!!
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I've been past Swindon on the way to Bristol.....we still have family in the Guilford and London area....

And I still keep getting the Blue and Brown wires confused....
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First time I looked in at an English plug I was thinking... "What!?" Then I discovered that if you work on building sites you can't use normal 240volt appliances, you have to get 110v cables and plugs fitted to your tools... I now realise why English tradesman just get everything battery powered.
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Hi Develin, Welcome to the Forum
It is a good idea to include your location in your profile.
Also check out how to Post pictures in the How To section.

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Greetings and Welcome.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #10
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Greetings from England! :)


You know those Schwedes were driving on the wrong side of the road until about this time of the year in 1968, when they switched.

Can you imagine what kind of a kluster it must have been to make that switch?
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