Recent content by owls

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    Fiat ducato

    That's my attitude with it. I used to have old vans so I can relate to the above, your just bringing hasstle on yourself. I recall an old transit I had about 10 years old, it was pot luck wether it would turn over on a cold morning, looking back, I'd think how can you run a business like that.
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    Fiat ducato

    I could understand leasing if you've 5 vans but 1, can't see the point, but what ever works for you, you do have zero liability I guess, which I Can see the appeal.
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    Ritmo l slimline

    I hate k rend with a passion, but for dash receivers there's not many about. No I didn't sort it,it kept clogging up. luckerly there was 4 of us on the job, as there always is with my dashing jobs. I pissed about cleaning the machine out whilst the other 3 put it on by hand.
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    Fiat ducato

    It's fully Tax deductible, so if your earrning the money to start with, it's a no brainer.
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    Fiat ducato

    Or the taxman.
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    Fiat ducato

    It's the main tool of your trade and if your anything like me spend half your life in it. Why drive an unreliable shed, has to some benefit to grafting hard.
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    Ritmo l slimline

    We used the k rend dash reicever recently, and had a nightmare with it. Just couldnt get it right.
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    Manchester Spreads n’ Vans

    iPads...luxury......When were kids, we were that poor we had to drink out of a Rolled up newspaper and suck on a damp cloth...there were 150 of us living in a shoebox on road, and then dad sliced us in half with a bread knife, when he came home...
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    Manchester Spreads n’ Vans

    Yep me neither. But you times that by 1000s in a city centre in summer with no breeze, it's all going in kids lungs that can't be right.
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    Manchester Spreads n’ Vans

    Something has to be done about it, Leeds is going the same way. But you drive into Leeds in summer and you can see the smog in the air, kids having asthma is on the rise, if kids are getting poorly, then it has to change. I don't know about charging direct as it effects the poor directly that...
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    NVQ3

    Fair point. Apprenticeships should be better funded. Problem aswell is youngsters don't want to get in the trade nowadays it's too dirty,hard graft etc leading to a real skill shortage down the line. I always saw an apprenticeship as a right of passage into the trade but I guess times are changing.
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    NVQ3

    Ha I wouldn't go that far...
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    NVQ3

    Yes to a certain point, But people say why spreads are treated at the bottom of the pile etc, plumbers, joiners, sparks etc in the main all get qualified where as spreads mainly don't. I'm not saying it's a guarantee of quality, but it gives you a sound foundation to work from.
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    NVQ3

    I still think you need to be qualified in what ever trade you do, qualified by means of a proper apprenticeship completed.
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    NVQ3

    Yep, it was the late 1990s when I did mine. Times change, but I recall not getting evidence on site of an archway with fibrous detail on site, and we did it at college to get the evidence. Fair play going into the teaching, I couldn't do it, the box ticking and young lads with attitutude would...
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