Becoming an installer...

2cvbloke

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#1
Since getting into the satellite game I've been thinking about becoming an installer (when my backbone's fixed), seeing how it's more open then just building PC's for a living, and definately more interesting, and seeing how the possible future missus has just got a van I could nab that.... :D

So, are there any things to look into before becoming one, or should I just get a set of ladders, a drill and some tools and get busy?

All just one of my insane ideas that usually never happen.... :D
 

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#2
Take out some good public liability insurance, or should the public be taking that out:-rofl2
 

2cvbloke

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#3
Topper said:
Take out some good public liability insurance, or should the public be taking that out:-rofl2
Scratch that idea then..... :D
 

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#4
Yep, whatever you do, it is a must to have PL insurance, £1,000,000 for domestic installations and £5,000,000 for anything remotely commercial.
 

2cvbloke

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#5
rolfw said:
Yep, whatever you do, it is a must to have PL insurance, £1,000,000 for domestic installations and £5,000,000 for anything remotely commercial.
Erm, to pay or the cover??? :confused
 

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#6
LOl, that is the cover, don't know what it would cost for you, but probably around £300 for basic cover.
 

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#7
Join Sky, they'll have anyone.:-rofl2
 

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#8
I have publlic liability for £7 million for another trade and it costs just over £100 per year.... go for it mate, I would love to, where are you we could break things together.....:)
 

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#9
jimbo said:
Join Sky, they'll have anyone.:-rofl2
BOOOOORIIIIIIIIIING!!!! I want to do PROPER dishes!!!! Not those piddly little eyesores!!!!:-rofl2
 

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mrminibus said:
I have publlic liability for £7 million for another trade and it costs just over £100 per year.... go for it mate, I would love to, where are you we could break things together.....:)
Says in my details on the left, Near Pendle Hill (East lancashire, near Burnley)...

Plus I have to wait to get my back sorted, can't officially do any lifting until it is all healthy again... :(
 

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#11
Hello.

Funny this thread.. just started to get myself back on the installation ladder.. (excuse pun) been out of it for a year now.. did commercial before but decided that domestic is what i much prefer.. wish you good luck in what ever you do and hope your back enables you to fulfill your ddream :)
 

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#12
Yeshi said:
... and hope your back enables you to fulfill your ddream :)
My dream is to get paid to do nothing.... :D

Just like that fat MP, whassis name, no-one likes him, eats all the pies.... O-Ha
 

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#13
not sure I could work up there mmmmmm pedle witch bitter I might be a little drunk most of the time aiming for turksat and hitting hispasat ....well on 70* out whats that amongst friends lol
 

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#14
2cvbloke said:
BOOOOORIIIIIIIIIING!!!! I want to do PROPER dishes!!!! Not those piddly little eyesores!!!!:-rofl2
hows your head for heights ?? you can help our lads with these little 1.2's and if youre any good we might even let you try a some 2.4's or even 3's but its a bugger pulling them up to 100m in the tower though :D
 

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2cvbloke

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ouagadougou said:
hows your head for heights ?? you can help our lads with these little 1.2's and if youre any good we might even let you try a some 2.4's or even 3's its a bugger pull them up to 100m in the tower though :D
Ironically, not good... O-Ha

But it's only cos I never spend time up ladders.... :D

You not got a decent pulleyblock system??? :confused
 

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mrminibus said:
not sure I could work up there mmmmmm pedle witch bitter I might be a little drunk most of the time aiming for turksat and hitting hispasat ....well on 70* out whats that amongst friends lol
I'm not much of a drinker myself, so I've not tried Pendle Witch Bitter before.... O-Ha
 

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#18
mrminibus said:
i'm pretty good at heights I can climb 3 steps on the step ladder...:-rofl2
I can do all 8.... :p
(when setting up my porty dish at my mum's... :D )
 

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#19
You shouldnt really work more than two thirds up a set of steps for health and safey reasons.
J:)



2cvbloke said:
I can do all 8.... :p
(when setting up my porty dish at my mum's... :D )
 

2cvbloke

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#20
streetlighter said:
You shouldnt really work more than two thirds up a set of steps for health and safey reasons.
J:)
Well, H&S only applies to businesses rather than an individual & his hobby.... :D
(but will take note of the advice though if I do get into the business...)
 
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