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Discuss Is there a gas engineer full tool bundle I can buy? at UK Plumbers Forums; Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas I told them I was incompetent before I started, but they were ok with that And you failed. Says something about the whole setup, doesn't it, ...
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    Default Re: Is there a gas engineer full tool bundle I can buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    I told them I was incompetent before I started, but they were ok with that
    And you failed.

    Says something about the whole setup, doesn't it, where a company can charge you thousands to put you through an exam in which you get two written attempts and then a verbal attempt, and still fail it.

    No criticism of you, just the company that led you up the garden path with hollow promises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    Ive been told by the staff that once I have my cert in my hand, I can then ring/email Gas Safe, pay the £20 and become registered. I hope its that simple!
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ga...E8j38Aeq2LzYDQ

    https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/me...red-folder.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abgash View Post
    I was just wanting to know if anybody knew of a bundle for sale anywhere. Like a starter one I could add to.
    I'm an experienced plumber, got my C&G in '82, but I had a real problem with Gas Safe and had to resit the whole course after a 20 year break. I found it difficult, but not an insurmountable situation, and, should you pass, there are numerous ways to gain experience, including working for free alongside a GSR engineer. As you have a weekend job, you might be able to do this but just be aware that there are many pitfalls along the way, and don't expect to earn that much in the first 3 -5 years. I went the self employed route and after 4 years I'm now starting to show a reasonable profit, although I couldn't pay a mortgage with it or pay for my Harley to be serviced (I do that myself anyway).

    As for the tools - the list is endless I'm afraid but a good starter kit is available from Screwfix at about £100, all wrapped up in a handy wheelie type case.

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/tool-kit-a...iece-set/8375j

    It even has room in the bottom for a few other things that I use daily such as my pipe slices, water pump pliers etc.
    I bought it in order to tidy up my van, and because I liked the fact that it's called Kendo (I teach kendo) but it is a good starting point although you will need some bigger spanners, a decent multimeter, Manometer etc etc

    Good look with it all and don't listen to the nay sayers - make your own path and just keep going.
    Someone in this thread already said it - Even the experienced started somewhere (Or something like that)
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