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RE: Open All Hours

#1546 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:13 am

Morning all, VM why the complaints. I thought that the majority of a sparks work was inside?

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RE: Open All Hours

#1547 by Voltman , Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:34 am

Phil,
On rainy days the work is outside.
This is a universal rule and cannot be deviated from.
All this summer I have been working in boiler houses. In the winter people try to find me outside work, I don't do it anymore but they still try.
Today I will be rebuilding a control panel in a boiler house, the boilers should be off but I might wire them in to keep me warm, my mate has a cable to run round the outside of the school and I will get roped into that, thus the cold and damp prospect.
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RE: Open All Hours

#1548 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:48 am

Whenever there's an outside sign to do it's always in the winter months.
I remember a job we did on a corrugated iron gable end I think it was a coal merchant in Lincoln Rd. just under the railway bridge in the corner of the left hand bend to the Avenue in Acocks Green.
It was about 100 below, well it felt like it, luckily enough there was a cafe right opposite, it took us about 3 days to do a job which would normally have taken 6 hours, and about 200 cups of tea, we had to boil the paint to get it to flow.


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RE: Open All Hours

#1549 by Voltman , Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:54 am

When I turned 50 I introduced some new rules.
Amongst them are:
No getting too Cold
No getting wet.
No breathing smoke or fumes.
No arguing about my new rules.

Now I have to go and put them into practice. Taraa.
VM


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RE: Open All Hours

#1550 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:26 am

John

It must have been a long time since you did that sign. My father was big friends with the boat builders that were behind those old cottages on the canal. Hemming & Morris I believe were their names.

I also remember years later when we asked to leave the café you mention there was a gang of six of us doing a job local and we the only customers in the place so while we were waiting for our breakfasts we were have a joke among ourselves. Obviously there was a little bad language going on, but we were in the front room of the café well away from the staff in the kitchen.

The owner came out and asked us leave, Well it was her choice but she turned away a lot of business. 6 breakfasts and dinners for at least two weeks.

Phil


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RE: Open All Hours

#1551 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:10 pm

Phil, It was in the 60's when I was working for Knight Signs (no relation) who were in Skelcher Rd. Shirley at the time, that has to be the
coldest I've ever been on a job.


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RE: Open All Hours

#1552 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:52 pm

Look what Kate (one of our bar girls) has just brought me.


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RE: Open All Hours

#1553 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:00 pm

John

I should imagine one of the worst things about your job especially in the cold weather was you were pretty inactive. Whereas I have worked in sub zero temperatures in shirts sleeves and still sweated. It get a bit chilly though when you stop working. you have to keep your coat handy.

Phil


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RE: Open All Hours

#1554 by astoness , Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:21 am

morning all.i have not bothered to read all the posts made since ive been away but i am assuming that there most likely has been skulduggery..chaos and mayhem from the lads so take this lads....[Hammers][Hammers] im back[Silly Grin]

seriously now...thanks folks for being here when i needed you....apart from a little tired i am ok...

lyn..


 
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RE: Open All Hours

#1555 by Sheldonboy , Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:35 am

Ouch. Ouch Ouch
Yahoo she's back

Hello Lyn[Be British][Razz][Party][Belly Dancer]


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RE: Open All Hours

#1556 by Voltman , Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:57 am

Good Morning Astoness,
It's good to see you posting and hammering again.
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RE: Open All Hours

#1557 by Deleted User , Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:41 am

Morning Lyn,how lovely that you are posting again.A lovely sane poster not like what I have had to put up with while you were away LOL.


RE: Open All Hours

#1558 by Sheldonboy , Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:35 am

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RE: Open All Hours

#1559 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:43 am

Hi Lyn

As you can see we are all glad to see you back, you were missed.

Phil


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RE: Open All Hours

#1560 by Deleted User , Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Well the rain is falling and the season is changing.Over the park the leaves are falling and my veg patch is gradually being clared and the hanging baskets need changing for a bit of winter colour.My runner beans are still going,they have been fantastic this year.

Time to stock up on good books.Also time to decorate,I won't do it in the summer.Why waste time indoors??

Quiet on here.............


   

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