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    worse yet, far from the last time.....:ashamed1:

    worse yet, far from the last time.....:ashamed1:
  2. LightShow West is October 21 & 22 this year....

    http://www.lightshowwest.com/

    Los Angeles Convention Center.
    it's free if you are in the industry.

    the big thing this year is title 24, part 6,
    for the california market. if you thought...
  3. you are stretching extension cords across the...

    you are stretching extension cords across the floor.
    the fire department and building department may have issues with that. or not.
  4. it's pretty funny..... yeah, sure, after pushing...

    it's pretty funny..... yeah, sure, after pushing 40 years doing this, i want to
    go to work for someone who doesn't know what they are doing, doesn't know
    how to do it, doesn't know how long it will...
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    my work of late takes me a lot of different...

    my work of late takes me a lot of different places, seeing a lot of people
    working as "journeyman electricians". it's not reassuring, as there has been
    over the years, a pretty severe decline in...
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    i was very well compensated for my work there. ...

    i was very well compensated for my work there.

    it largely wrapped on tuesday, at 6 pm, after a three day
    stocking operation. a panamax ship offloaded 80,000 metric
    tons of sand and aggregate....
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    you make a number of valid points. i've worked...

    you make a number of valid points.

    i've worked for utilities where LOTO, transfer locks, clearances,
    kirk keys, and every other aspect of safety is clearly defined.
    and my use of the phrase...
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    state indentured apprenticeship is what happens...

    state indentured apprenticeship is what happens on the left coast.
    you are indentured to a specific local union, who directs who you
    are dispatched to, and how long you stay there.

    after you...
  9. i think you are being generous in your assessment...

    i think you are being generous in your assessment of how much thought
    someone puts into trying to save money. most folks simply see that if they
    buy the material, they can save a few hundred...
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    is *all* the copper in the house discoloring?...

    is *all* the copper in the house discoloring? yes?

    Chinese drywall.
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    in no particular order: there was a tag, and a...

    in no particular order:

    there was a tag, and a padlock with my cellphone number on it.
    i'm the only electrician there. it was a brady LOTO lock.
    no, a transfer lock was not used when i was...
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    My LOTO was cut off today.....

    when i got to the job. seems the millwrights did it.
    lock was gone, and door was ajar. enclosure lock
    was on had exposed bus with 400 amps of 480 in it.

    there will be a counseling session...
  13. the lighting package being supplied by the...

    the lighting package being supplied by the customer, in the event
    of national retail chains, is becoming the norm here, largely due
    to the cost, and the title 24, part 6 compliance issues. you get...
  14. you've pretty much got it. beat the old one out...

    you've pretty much got it.
    beat the old one out with a screwdriver and dykes.
    pull out the nails.
    screw in a spreader bar with box.
    rister came out with them a long time ago,
    and now there are...
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    the chief inspector of a city near here, and i...

    the chief inspector of a city near here, and i were playing with an AFCI.

    here is what we did:

    put a 100 watt lightbulb as a load across the AFCI.

    removed a wirenut, and fiddled with the...
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    it would have saved time, as he wouldn't have...

    it would have saved time, as he wouldn't have been willing to pay for a bid.
    and it's ok... i'm sure he found someone else to "bid" his work.
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    sounds like you are the 1 800 compare your bid...

    sounds like you are the 1 800 compare your bid number that he calls.

    i had a HVAC contractor that i bid a ton of work for. never got any of it.
    i ended up with some customers that he connected me...
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    "yeah, i know we didn't have you do any of the...

    "yeah, i know we didn't have you do any of the work,
    but can you drop everything, and make it work now please?"

    -customer's standard handbook, P.17, Par. 3.

    "shouldn't be over a hundred fifty...
  19. $85 an hour is the answer. that price starts when...

    $85 an hour is the answer. that price starts when i get there and stops when i leave.

    HOW MANY HOURS WILL IT TAKE, HE SCREAMS?

    dunno. depends on how much you screw up the material take off, and...
  20. amazon has a ton of this stuff.

    amazon has a ton of this stuff.
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    only by us.

    only by us.
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    is lutron commissioning the system? lutron...

    is lutron commissioning the system?

    lutron does this with lutron employees, and when they get buried,
    which is now, with 3rd party people doing the commissioning. if
    you have a third party...
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    cable support....

    i've been working on this for a while now, and finally
    the millwrights got the receiving hopper resized and
    into place, which changed all the geometry about where
    these two cables would go, and...
  24. if you are pulling from a ground box, the maxxis...

    if you are pulling from a ground box, the maxxis tuggers will work well.
    put a 4x4 about 3' long on the foot, so it won't twist, and i use a short
    piece of pipe big enough to go over the lower...
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    that is cool.... welcome to the forum.

    that is cool.... welcome to the forum.
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