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Old 29 December 2014, 10:54   #21
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Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
I knew a heating and cooling engineer who was repeatedly called out to a small business that had approx 12 women who worked there and continually complained that the aircon was not working... "Too hot"..."too cold".....
He installed a thermostat on the wall, ran some mini trunking to it, and didn't wire it up to anything!!! Every time someone walked past it they adjusted the temperature "just a bit" to their hearts content, and he never got called out again!!
True storey!!!! Just goes to show how much is in their head!!!

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Old 29 December 2014, 14:25   #22
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Ahh the dummy button. This is the best idea top gear had with the fog light switch when they designed a car.

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Old 05 January 2015, 03:01   #23
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Very good. I thought it was just in this house
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Old 05 January 2015, 09:56   #24
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Oh no, its much more wide spread, one of our Control System Specialists left an entrie bank of photocells in place but inactive so that Front Line Mangers could move them so the depth of product on the conveyor would increase. The cell that actually controlled the bed depth was an anonymous one hidden away.
This went on for some years, he even kept them powered up and detecting so the LEDs on the end would blink convincingly....

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