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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 21:28
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Controversial, moi?
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 1,540
Before becoming a pilot I was in the building trade. I could write a book on some of the disastrous, and often dangerous, things I have seen done by DIYers. I have no problem if someone wants to carry out DIY but at least recognise what talents, or lack of, are present and seek advice from someone who knows what they are talking about.

Things have never been helped when there used to be a series of publications called 'W****s Good Idea Book No.xx'....How to rewire your house or some other ludicrously simplified explanation of how to carry out a major job. At least the more dangerous areas of DIY wiring have been outlawed.

Coupled with the often appalling levels of DIY workmanship the big stores sell an extraordinary amount of cheap and nasty materials. Recipe for disaster.
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