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    oops, did not read 2nd question carefully

    oops, did not read 2nd question carefully
  2. Started out putting hot up so I can see it when...

    Started out putting hot up so I can see it when pushing back into box, still do it that way because that's the way I've always done it.
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    That certainly would put an end to residential...

    That certainly would put an end to residential service call business
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    I often take the switches out, find the hot, find...

    I often take the switches out, find the hot, find the black that runs to lampholder. Then touch different combinations without switches. Check switches with continuity tester. Reinstall switches...
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    On exterior wall-mounted, often enough that I am...

    On exterior wall-mounted, often enough that I am always surprised when I do__________________________ find a box.

    On added paddle fans, pretty often.

    Soffit mounted floods--almost always.
    ...
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    georgia has lo-voltage license, but I've never...

    georgia has lo-voltage license, but I've never used mine to pull a permit
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    "Do you guys do free work?" I have, just like...

    "Do you guys do free work?"

    I have, just like you trying to keep customer happy. Now I try to avoid that. I felt like I was helping people pay for their luxuries.
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    gem box is a LCOW is a cuttaway

    gem box is a LCOW is a cuttaway
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    11$$
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    If it consistently trips 45 min-1 hour after lite...

    If it consistently trips 45 min-1 hour after lite comes on: something is heating up and touching?

    Otherwise I wonder if you could put in non-GFCI breaker, and individual GFCI receptacles or...
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    B-1985 sounds like too early a date, I thought I...

    B-1985 sounds like too early a date, I thought I remembered color coding starting in the '90s? Or had it already started and took a while to get to Georgia? Or am I just remembering wrong?
  11. Thanks for many answers to my post concerning...

    Thanks for many answers to my post concerning average. I don't think the average internet poster would have been likely to come up with even one of these insightful comments.
  12. That's bad, I can understand your frustration. ...

    That's bad, I can understand your frustration.

    I am curious about the 40%, though. I thought I remembered withholding 7.5%? And I would match it? For a total payment to IRS of around 15%.
  13. Wouldn't half of all work be average or below, by...

    Wouldn't half of all work be average or below, by definition?
  14. Made in USA? Like a Chevy? Compared to Toyota?...

    Made in USA? Like a Chevy? Compared to Toyota?

    Situation may not be as horrible as it seems, we're discussing it on our own computers, maybe drinking bottled water because, since it costs more...
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    I asked prospective tenant why she was moving,...

    I asked prospective tenant why she was moving, she said house she had been living in burned. I asked what caused the fire, she said it was an electrical fire.

    Turned out that grease spilled on...
  16. May have something to do with supply and demand?:)

    May have something to do with supply and demand?:)
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    That was funny, but would have been better with...

    That was funny, but would have been better with Clint avatar
  18. Because they would then sell fewer lugs

    Because they would then sell fewer lugs
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    I don't know if the personal attacks will bring...

    I don't know if the personal attacks will bring you the results you hope for, maybe there is a more tactful way than using words like "ignorance" and "arrogance."
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    Older thread, but this was the cliffhanger last...

    Older thread, but this was the cliffhanger last post. Any fresh answers?
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    I'm having a problem with Lutron dimmer...

    I'm having a problem with Lutron dimmer controlling 9 @ 9.5 watt LED cans, LED's are whatever Utilitech Lowe's had that day, customer says switch is making a hum (too high pitched for me to hear).
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    Well that 1st link mentions gas explosions and...

    Well that 1st link mentions gas explosions and judge-shopping, but doesn't seem to mention smart meters?:happysad:
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    Most of my success and my failure stories are...

    Most of my success and my failure stories are probably boring, but maybe not this one:

    Working on a house where few or none of the subs got paid. HO's father-in-law was police chief. HO had GC...
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    Liens helped me get paid a few times, other times...

    Liens helped me get paid a few times, other times didn't work. Customer can go bankrupt, or can bond around a lien.
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    If it's a chain, write a letter to the...

    If it's a chain, write a letter to the corporation, bet you'll get some coupons.
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