No hissifit, just a reaction. It depends. I've done a little plumbing-
like stuff, some electrical, and carpentry/furniture stuff. All self-
taught, since my profession was biochemistry (but that did involve some
plumbing with hydrogen, air and nitrogen lines for our gaschromatographs,
so I do know about leak testing). Coming from a country with 220V 50Hz
electrical lines, and the life experience that it's the amps, not the
voltage that hurts most, electrical is generally simple if you're
careful. Nowadays, with the brother of my son-in-law as a somewhat
experienced electrician's helper, it is even easier. But, if it is
likely to be more complicated than I know for sure I can do, I let my
fingers do the walking. I respect diplomas and licenses, but common
sense prevails. In a few days I'm getting a home energy audit, and I'll
see what I can tackle myself and where I will hire a professional.
From what I know of the UK, they are already arrived at this stage.
Christopher A. Young
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I wonder if it's an affliction of those Liberal sissies who live in
union controlled states where you have to belong to a union before you
can pick up a tool and touch anything electrical, plumbing or utility
service without that card and diploma from a union trade school? No
H.I.S.I. fits from the P.L.L.C.F. please, I'm chain yanking. ^_^
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