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    you own the bid set. you need to reconcile the...

    you own the bid set. you need to reconcile the differences between what you bid on and what the contract drawings state.

    "you own the drawings" is GC bullshit. you are being blustered.
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    i'd set up an account with a wholesale house i...

    i'd set up an account with a wholesale house i liked, and have them quote the poles with his markup built in,
    and supply the quote for the change showing the poles and labor separate from them.
    ...
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    i have two of those ground rod driver cups, in...

    i have two of those ground rod driver cups, in case i lose one.
    they are my friends.

    i've been driving a lot of strut in the ground to hold concrete forms
    and sonotubes. makes a kick ass form...
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    i've done it that way. use good wire nuts, that...

    i've done it that way. use good wire nuts, that
    can be taped up and will seal.

    if i've got to do bolted connections, i hypress lugs
    on, bolt them togeather with short nuts and bolts,
    so there...
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    'cause sometimes you just need a itty-bitty...

    'cause sometimes you just need a itty-bitty corner to turn? :happyyes:

    i've used them a lot, and i've never gotten turned down by an inspector,
    but yeah, you don't want to put three of them in a...
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    they don't. but.... if the permit is in your...

    they don't. but.... if the permit is in your name, and the stamped drawings are in your
    possession,along with the hard card, it's hard for the client to call for a final. and harder
    to get it...
  7. well, you are doing work where there isn't any...

    well, you are doing work where there isn't any money.

    if you look at the stuff home dipsnit offers and their flat rate install
    prices, and back off the HD profit off the top, and the material...
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    well, as long as the insulation on all conductors...

    well, as long as the insulation on all conductors is rated for the highest voltage present, it's acceptable.

    "now" isn't really applicable, as you've been able to put motor control circuits in...
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    i currently have about 50 of these in my...

    i currently have about 50 of these in my house.....
    while they don't meet all of your criteria, they meet all of mine... :p

    commercial grade.

    LED element is fully dimmable, and bayonet mounts...
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    ok, this is just my nickels worth...... i've...

    ok, this is just my nickels worth......

    i've never been a big fan of dewalt, altho it's the industry standard for sparkies,
    and most other trades, it seems.

    the issue with battery tools isn't...
  11. Thread: BE HONEST!

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    yay. of course, i only use 4SD with a ring,...

    yay. of course, i only use 4SD with a ring, residential or not. honest.
    kind of amazes some inspectors, but they like it.
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    yeah, there's a back story on this that makes it...

    yeah, there's a back story on this that makes it make sense, that we don't have, and the OP
    probably doesn't have, and the property owner may not have.

    i've got a good one on the poco planner on...
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    it would appear that the people collecting the...

    it would appear that the people collecting the fees don't share your point of view.
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    that is NOT gonna be any fun. what i do on...

    that is NOT gonna be any fun. what i do on commercial work, where i use steel boxes, is i make up the
    boxes before i put on the rings, and put three 3 1/2" bar coasters in each box, then put the...
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    +1 on that.. i'm on my second 326B. the first one...

    +1 on that.. i'm on my second 326B. the first one got stolen.
    it's a 25 year old design that hasn't needed upgrade in that time.
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    if it was an issue, i'd take a piece of back to...

    if it was an issue, i'd take a piece of back to back strut,
    and put two straps holding the strut to the stiffener legs,
    then strap the sealtight to the strut... put it about where
    the vent is on...
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    +1 that's what i've always called them.

    +1

    that's what i've always called them.
  18. yep. what he said. it varies from local to...

    yep. what he said.

    it varies from local to local, but normally it's a 5 year apprenticeship, starting
    at 35% of journeymans rate, with incremental pay increases upon completion
    of stages of...
  19. consider carefully all options for your...

    consider carefully all options for your geographic area.
    in many areas of the US, jobs thru organized labor are few and far between.

    the entire organized labor aspect of electricianeering can be...
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    if you look at the commercial lighting dimmers...

    if you look at the commercial lighting dimmers and title 24 systems, you have leviton grafic eye, and
    lutron nLight.

    the eye sucks alongside the nLight. just my observation.
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    a contract can be anything the parties want it to...

    a contract can be anything the parties want it to be, the Mann Act notwithstanding.
    that being said, contracts are often pretty one sided. with you as the sub, it won't be on your side....

    i tend...
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    so, you have a son in law that's an asshole. it...

    so, you have a son in law that's an asshole. it happens.

    i have a inlaw, who a number of years ago, i built a computer for.
    i took a day off from work, and put it together. put $5k worth of...
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    hang on here a second.... as queen of the...

    hang on here a second.... as queen of the sideways thread drift,
    i can assure you this thread is a MARVEL of focused discussion,
    at least for here.

    when poo was being flung, i didn't say a WORD...
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    you have two independent systems feeding two...

    you have two independent systems feeding two services....
    just that both of the arrays are in the same place.

    mark them accordingly, so nobody gets confused later, and rock on.
  25. around here, older stuff was pretty lax. my pool...

    around here, older stuff was pretty lax. my pool in my backyard has my overhead service crossing it at about
    11' above water surface. house was built in 1962, pool put in summer of 1965.

    suffice...
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