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gmartine

Gas Engineer
I was trying to find the figures on how long the virus lasts on surfaces, the best I could find was...


4hrs on copper
24hrs on card
48hr on stainless steel
72hrs on plastic

albeit the amount of active virus remaining after 72hrs is miniscule (0.1%), still if you can arrange some of your work accordingly it may helpful.
 

centralheatking

Esteemed
Plumber
Hi Rob, @centralheatking could I get into this type of work? What qualifications/certificates are required?
Cheers Jim
I understand it’s all regulated by BOC no surprise there, but for experienced fellas it is a bit of a tick box exercise and a practical remember. It’s not soldering but brazing but with good quality medical quality fittings all individually wrapped but essentially the same stuff but really expensive. And health service standards apply to all the work. We did alright out of it Centralheatking
 
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king of pipes

king of pipes

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Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
Well chaps that's me done now I will be staying home for 3 weeks minimum, staying positive it's a chance to get a few jobs done at home , we need to protect our customers and ourselves in this challenging time, take care all and stay well. Kop
 

Stu-B

Advent Win
Yep same here, last job today then that’s me done til who-knows-when. I’ve told all the landlords I won’t be doing gas safety checks for a bit but will still go out to emergency stuff. Testing times ahead now, hope it doesn’t last too long or I’ll be proper skint.

“it’s all right for you mate, you’re self employed you can do what you want” my pal used to say that to me all the time!!. Hmmmm!!

Stay safe lads 👍🏻
 
I would not allow a gas inspection to become out of date if it was my tenants. I just know should the worse happen I would still end up in the dock.

On a separate note, can’t see why construction guys working way up high in the fresh air can’t continue. P Morgan sat at very close quarters talking s***
 

Harvest Fields

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
I would not allow a gas inspection to become out of date if it was my tenants. I just know should the worse happen I would still end up in the dock.

On a separate note, can’t see why construction guys working way up high in the fresh air can’t continue. P Morgan sat at very close quarters talking s***
They are currently being delayed not cancelled. Gas safe are still waiting for an answer on Landlord checks from the HSE. But I think that it is correct they are delayed for now.
 

centralheatking

Esteemed
Plumber
One of the issues which I hope will be looked at after things get back to normal. Is the total lack of cash reserves by really quite large companies ...they cry wolf after 3 days and yet pay their investors dividends. Also it might be a heads up to everbody to try and look a bit beyond their next pay check and just save a little for a rainy day instead of expensive coffee to go and £40 per month phones
Centralheatking
 
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centralheatking

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Plumber
I wish my phone was £40.00 a month.
I thought there are flat rate use as much as you can deals. I have a couple of phones and a landline but use email via WiFi at home and anywhere I can get it...even follow buses if it’s a bigger package and wait while they stop. I don’t think we spend £40 per month total inc BT. Don’t buy expensive coffee at £3.oo a tub and always take my own sandwiches unless invited out to Lunch
Centralheatking
 

Ric2013

Plumber
I thought there are flat rate use as much as you can deals. I have a couple of phones and a landline but use email via WiFi at home and anywhere I can get it...even follow buses if it’s a bigger package and wait while they stop. I don’t think we spend £40 per month total inc BT. Don’t buy expensive coffee at £3.oo a tub and always take my own sandwiches unless invited out to Lunch
Centralheatking
Perhaps the reason for the high cost is buying the phone on a contract and getting the data you may need for eg IOMs when needing information on the go? Though I own my own (non-smart) phone and pay £6 a month myself, I appreciate this isn't for everyone.
 

Jones82

Gas Engineer
Why is it that the individual needs money for a rainy day but when banks or large companies struggle they come cap in hand to the taxpayer? Remember the billions that went to the banks 2010? One thing I'm glad to see in this crisis is money actually going to the people that need it and from a tory government! Wonders never cease :p
 

centralheatking

Esteemed
Plumber
Banks and big business will be getting their cut first, don't you worry...
Just look at all the money held in solicitors client accounts because nobody can buy or sell houses but they will earn interest on that money. Then there are large companies who have paid massive dividends out recently but now need government .help to carry on. Example Rick Stein with places everywhere charging the earth now closed down is not paying his staff anything...this all sucks and I am not a socialist but self employed but with some resources only because I am old....I hope the fall out from this crisis changes everbodies outlook for ever after it’s moved on
Centralheatking
 

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