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  1. Thread: Food Trucks

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    Food Trucks

    An old customer approached me about installing outlets for food trucks that he has come to his place for special events. The same 3-4 trucks come at different times. I told him to check with them...
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    Good thinking. I have noticed conducter lay...

    Good thinking. I have noticed conducter lay before but not thought of reversing ends. The small details really can save you some headaches. Especially true with some of the plugs that give such short...
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    Can you afford to walk away from the job and tell...

    Can you afford to walk away from the job and tell them where to shove it?

    I partly say that in jest but it sure is a thought when you can get no cooperation.
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    It's not just appearance. The paper is literally...

    It's not just appearance. The paper is literally discolored. I know a lot of colors appear different to they eye in different types of light. I first thought that was what he was telling me, but he...
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    They loaded the paper Friday morning, didn't use...

    They loaded the paper Friday morning, didn't use the press, then noticed it about Tues morning.
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    The paper discolored on the part exposed to the...

    The paper discolored on the part exposed to the light up top and on the edges of the roll beneath, where also exposed to light; similar to a closed book with pages discolored at outer edges.
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    Light Discolors Paper

    We are upgrading lights in a printshop from T12 HO to T8 HO. Last week, they showed me a press under a light I recently upgraded. Treated paper was loaded in press and sat idle a day or 2. The light...
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    Chicago Benders, Illegal 90's.

    I may have posted this before, don't remember. Please ignore if I have.

    Does anyone know why so many Chicago benders are made to bend an illegal 90 on 1/2 inch rigid? Radius is way too small, I...
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    How tacky of Greenlee not to have parts...

    How tacky of Greenlee not to have parts available. Their equipment is good and should be for the $ they charge. That $ should entitle you to spare parts & manuals too. My co. just bought a current...
  10. Thread: PV Solar Farm

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    PV Solar Farm

    My inlaws have been approached by a solar company about building a solar farm on their property. They would pay them a per acre lease but only after project is built and selling energy to the local...
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    Haha, I may one day. I will tinker with them...

    Haha, I may one day. I will tinker with them sometime on a shop day and see if I can figure out a way to detach the cable at the light. I do know a way I could splice the LV cable but it wouldn't...
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    Pendant Lights, Dumb Mistake

    Watch out not to repeat my recent mistake. Hung some pendant lights at a job, hung them a little high, as I've usually been asked to raise them when hung any lower than I did. Over a countertop & I...
  13. Thread: Prints

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    Maybe old fashioned logic and common sense have...

    Maybe old fashioned logic and common sense have become extinct. In my mind, all someone had to do was select the equipment to be used and include it on the prints or notes. Just takes a small dose of...
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    I have heard of corner grounded deltas but don't...

    I have heard of corner grounded deltas but don't think I've ever seen one. I just think of reading most any article in the code book and it always refers to neutrals as grounded electrode conductors.
  15. Thread: Prints

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    No, I don't recall that these plans were sealed. ...

    No, I don't recall that these plans were sealed.

    I know I did what I was supposed to but in a similar situation, I will RFI all these things so change orders can be worked into the original work....
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    He may also be thinking of box fill, where all...

    He may also be thinking of box fill, where all grounds count as one conductor, except if IG conductors are present, they count as one too.
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    Funny but you make a point too. The code has been...

    Funny but you make a point too. The code has been needlessly cluttered with $10 words. "Neutral" is a simpler term than "grounded electrode conductor" and "ground" is much simpler than "grounding...
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    Similar; RS (raised switch) switch cover or RS...

    Similar; RS (raised switch) switch cover or RS receptacle cover. In this case, 2 gang decora RS cover.

    Careful to watch what the clerk gives you. I had more than one clerk to confuse these with...
  19. Thread: Prints

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    Sealed plans? Not familiar with that. Panel in...

    Sealed plans? Not familiar with that. Panel in the closet was OK. It passed inspection. Utility closet with just enough space putting it where I did.
  20. Thread: Prints

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    Prints

    Who the heck is drawing prints nowadays? I don't expect perfection, not capable of it myself. But some things are stupid on steroids. I had this on a recent job.

    We had a simple job with a club...
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    Among all the problems I had leading to my...

    Among all the problems I had leading to my demise, this was not a major one. But I saw 2 previous bosses burned in several ways.

    1st boss took on a big job with a GC that had been using us and...
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    I don't follow the logic of the skeptic. I was...

    I don't follow the logic of the skeptic. I was taught to do IG's by using 12/3 wg MC or 2 grnds in hard pipe. 1 ground to recept, isolated & 1 ground to the box/raceway. Equipment and raceway both...
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    Yes, in fact I have done this sometimes.

    Yes, in fact I have done this sometimes.
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    I don't lose sleep over it but I would like to...

    I don't lose sleep over it but I would like to see insulated grounds in NM cable too. I have seen a few cables with it. I would like it especially for multi gang switch boxes. The more devices, the...
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    I don't backstab anywhere else and will never do...

    I don't backstab anywhere else and will never do it in my home either. Yes, I too have seen some 30+ year connections that held up but seldom on heavy loads. I have seen far more burned devices that...
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