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by GranvilleThomas
16 Nov 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV?
Replies: 295
Views: 6210

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

Of my generation, we accept the flu jab but we remember Thalidomide ..... :( Not a jab ... but sold as safe by big ( very ) Pharma ................ Indeed and the 'the BMJ' (The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical trade journal, published by the trade union the British Medical Association) state:...
by GranvilleThomas
24 Oct 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown in Wales: essentials only
Replies: 48
Views: 1147

Re: Lockdown in Wales: essentials only

And thats a taste of things to come if Wales ever got independence? eg shops close on Sundays? Every one has to learn Welsh? ( by the way do schools have to teach Welsh?) Welsh people in Wales speaking Welsh? Whatever next, they will be speaking French in France before you know it. Everyone should ...
by GranvilleThomas
16 Oct 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Syd wrote:
GranvilleThomas wrote:<SNIP>

How did you find out the polarity was reversed?

By using a socket tester similar to that in my previous post.

Something I do every time I move into a new home or change any sockets.


That's a good idea, not many people would think of doing that.
by GranvilleThomas
16 Oct 2020, 7:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

<SNIP>

How did you find out the polarity was reversed?
by GranvilleThomas
15 Oct 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

They didn't know it was a looped supply! Our electricity bill doubled and it took me almost a year before I managed to get Western Power out again to take a look (my supplier was a waste of time) and they couldn’t believe the mess up the contractors had made of it and immediately put the meter back...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Well I hope the installer knows how to remove the 100 amp fuse safely, because there's no other way to isolate the meter - I don't think a strictly mechanical approach will enhance their long term career prospects. :) Removing the fuse doesn't really require years of training though... As an aside ...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Well there is a 100 amp fuse (cut-out) leading up to my meter, that's a lot of current to play with if you are mainly concerned with mechanics - you might end up with a hair style like a 70's afro. Nah, my welder puts out well over double that... The current is irrelevant as long as the terminal sc...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

I am certainly willing to bow to your superior knowledge, all my electrical/electronic knowledge is from the hobby side of it and all low voltage, low current :) As is mine (although I do have a degree in Electronic Engineering). We both know though that simply moving four wires - albeit "thic...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20
Replies: 49
Views: 2871

Re: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20

I purchased the Aldi light set last year and I think they are very good quality and value for money. Thanks for the super review, GT - there's a future for you in the cycle-equipment-testing-and-reviewing profession! :wink: Well don't forget, if you can put in a good word for me, make sure any revi...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Maybe things have changed and I am just getting old, but I worry when people complete a short course with no previous electrical experience and are them deemed to be safe and competent to install potentially dangerous equipment, like a smart smart meter in a house where people have to sleep at nigh...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

I know what you mean but ideally I would like to see both. In other words, train already qualified competent electricians to be able to install smart meters competently. Maybe that was the original idea but no electricians were interested because the pay was too low? If our electricians were recrui...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

The most worrying thing about all this smart meter 'campaign' for me is that the people installing the meters do not necessarily have any kind of electrical qualifications. I am a radio ham and an electronics/computer enthusiast but I have no electrical qualifications and I certainly would not want...
by GranvilleThomas
14 Oct 2020, 7:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

The most worrying thing about all this smart meter 'campaign' for me is that the people installing the meters do not necessarily have any kind of electrical qualifications. I am a radio ham and an electronics/computer enthusiast but I have no electrical qualifications and I certainly would not want ...
by GranvilleThomas
13 Oct 2020, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Surely only when they will work in 100% of addresses. Not according to OFGEM, they have stated that 'conventional' meters will cease production soon and so when a meter needs replacing which is every 10 to 20 years depending on the type of meter, then it will be replaced by a smart meter, but if it...
by GranvilleThomas
13 Oct 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 230
Views: 5126

Re: Smart meters (again?)

........But as previously stated we will all have one eventually. Surely only when they will work in 100% of addresses. Not according to OFGEM, they have stated that 'conventional' meters will cease production soon and so when a meter needs replacing which is every 10 to 20 years depending on the t...