This blog section contains articles of personal opinion pieces.

Always follow manufacturers' instructions...

Early on in the wiring regulations, page 21 of the big yellow book in fact, is Regulation 134.1.1 which states “The installation of electrical equipment shall take into account of manufacturers’ instructions”, but what happens when the manufacturer says something eye-rollingly daft?

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2018 Team change

As we begin 2018, we bid a fond farewell to Dior who is hanging up his toolbelt to go and kick a football around for Port Vale.

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Kitchen table project 5: RGB LED room ambient mood lighting!

A futuristic funking-up of my own living room lighting, much to the wife’s dismay I suspect.

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Cowboy competition #6

Imagine quoting for a job and losing out to the competition, only to be called back a few months later by the same client who now wants you to make good the cock-ups of their chosen installer after things went bad. Well, there's a plot-twist to this one; see if you can guess it before the end!

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No to Nochex

Are you running a small business? Do you want to give your customers the option to pay your invoices by credit or debit card? Well why not, after all we're well into the 21st Century now, but before you sign on the dotted line for either PayPal or Nochex, read on to find my experience on the ineptitude of the former, and the pocketing of my hard earned cash by the latter, then go take a look at Worldpay who are leagues better than both.

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