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Forum: The Barbie
Nov 30th 2013, 9:39 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 8,836
Posted By johnknight001

Re: What's the worst advice you have taken away from B.E

leave al your furniture behind in blighty, don't bring it as its all no good here and cheap as to replace, would love to meet the fxxxer that said that one, in hindsight bring the bloody lot. cost a...
Forum: Plumbers
Sep 8th 2013, 3:20 am
Replies: 17
Views: 10,879
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Pipefitting Canada/New Zealand

hi
I cant help on the Canada front or nz, however im in Australia and one of the things here is the licence and quals side of things, nothings recognized and you mostly have to retrain, you can use...
Forum: Australia
Jul 19th 2013, 4:56 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,565
Posted By johnknight001

Re: New immigrant (Family Tax Benefit + Rent Allowance)

Totally agree with you Allan, to many people head over and rely on state handouts from day one, it would of worried me to death heading over with nothing or not enough to survive should the shit hit...
Forum: Australia
Apr 23rd 2013, 1:28 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,644
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Sydney and Melbourne job market?!?!? THE TRUTH?!

the real truth is the gamble, you arrive and get a job, you sink or swim, that's the reality for most expats migrating here permanently, its one of them things where you throw your lot in and have a...
Forum: Plumbers
Mar 7th 2013, 8:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,568
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Plumber trade assessment practical

good choice to do the gas, the roofing option looked bloody awful, watched a bloke struggle for 3 hours trying to cut a bit of tin for a corner.
Forum: Plumbers
Feb 18th 2013, 10:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 4,902
Posted By johnknight001

Re: copy of Australian standard gas installation As 5601-2004

hi, you need to start by reading through all the old threads in the plumbing forum, loads of info there on quals ect, is your visa sorted?
always work generaly as long as your not fussy, plumbers...
Forum: Plumbers
Feb 2nd 2013, 12:20 am
Replies: 2
Views: 4,843
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Plumbing Apprenticeship advise CANADA

Level two or three tech cert isn't worth anything anywhere, not even in the uk, it's not a complete qualification, it needs to be coupled with a nvq two or three , I'ts a dreadful qualification as it...
Forum: Plumbers
Jan 15th 2013, 8:00 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,832
Posted By johnknight001

Re: British fixtures compatible with NZ plumbing?

problem you have is they wont be nz registered, ie watermarked, most plumbers wont touch them, I certainly wouldn't as its not worth the issues with my licence, im in aus but im sure its the same in...
Forum: Plumbers
Jan 15th 2013, 7:57 am
Replies: 1
Views: 3,277
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Plumber wanting to move to Australia

hi
read through the posts on plumbing on here, all the info you need is there to be honest, as for quals don't get exited mate ,there not worth much here other than getting you a basic provisional...
Forum: Australia
Nov 25th 2012, 10:02 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Analisers or Gas Analysers?

No joke mate. Pm your email and ill send a off copy of standard through.
Forum: Australia
Nov 25th 2012, 6:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Analisers or Gas Analysers?

current aus standards state and and i quote "a lit cigarette is to be used to check for spillage from a room sealed appliance" still laughing over that one, millions spent by aus govt to get you to...
Forum: Plumbers
Nov 8th 2012, 8:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By johnknight001

Re: whats needed to work in oz

you will need a expander set, i use rothenburger ones, its 230-240 v everywhere, pipesizes are old here so your benders and slices wont work, id bring all tools i could get my hands on, you will use...
Forum: Australia
Nov 4th 2012, 2:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Container insurance

240 v with new plugs, as for breakers i dont see to many of them, loads of cordless, i use all milwakee cordless here, if your gunna get into plumbing here look at tools online at places like tools...
Forum: Australia
Nov 3rd 2012, 7:10 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Container insurance

very thing apart from benders and pipe slices, also dont bother with 110v, tools are pricey here, bring everything you can get your hands on, also grab a rothenburger core set, you know the one, in a...
Forum: Plumbers
Oct 26th 2012, 9:32 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By johnknight001

Re: whats needed to work in oz

ship the lot apart from 110v and benders and pipe slices, tools cost a bomb here, you wont get much joy prior to arriving with the plumbing licence,
Forum: Plumbers
Oct 19th 2012, 10:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By johnknight001

Re: whats needed to work in oz

as a prov plumber the only restriction is you cant work selfemployed, ie run a buisness, i always earnt the same as open licenced plumbers, apart from when i first started as a fresh of the boat...
Forum: Plumbers
Oct 19th 2012, 11:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By johnknight001

Re: whats needed to work in oz

i did vettases as part of permamant migration in 08, if your only here on a one year visa dont bother, bring your english quals and go to the plumbing licence office in whichever city you land in,...
Sep 29th 2012, 1:55 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,360
Posted By johnknight001

Re: And so it begins

phil peakock is pretty good, very precise as a rule, you will do ok with him. to be honest it doesnt matter who you build with there is always good and bad points with em all. nice high set that one,...
Sep 29th 2012, 8:55 am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,360
Posted By johnknight001

Re: And so it begins

hi, is ben landy your supervisor? he usually does plantation in noosa, good bloke, used to do their plumbing, nice area up there, you building a high set or low.
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 8:11 am
Replies: 19
Views: 8,113
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Sunshine Coast cost of living

you shouldnt look as it as a shock, its all in relation to earnings ect, ill give you an example based on us (2 adults 1 kid) in the uk i earnt about 1500 pounds a month, end of the month it was all...
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2012, 10:02 am
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Qualifications

be a bit more detailed mate, list your quals ect, it would give a chippy who has done the tra ect a better idea to help you.
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2012, 9:59 am
Replies: 114
Views: 19,463
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Migrating to Australia - Is it still Worth the Risk

it is what it is in aus, ups and downs, if your happy in the uk why head down here, if it were me id try a holiday and see about jobs ect while your here, its all relevant to what you earn here and...
Forum: Australia
Sep 9th 2012, 5:21 am
Replies: 93
Views: 13,241
Posted By johnknight001

Re: parents an emotional wreck, tips and hindsight needed please!

i remember this discussion well, the long silence followed by the how could you take our grandkids away routine, the not being allowed to discuss the A word, looking back it was very childish really,...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 4th 2012, 7:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Plumbing tools

hi bud, im over in qld, not sure on work perth way, a lot of guys seem to do fi/fo work over there, i do see a lot of jobs on seek ect for perth way, i didnt have anything lined up when we got here,...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 3rd 2012, 9:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By johnknight001

Re: Plumbing tools

hi bud, bring your torch, handy when you dont have access to a oxy set, or if your just blowing a one off joint. pipe slices dont fit here, smaller pipe size, same with your benders, bring the rest,...
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