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  1. Thread: AFCI Breakers

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    These worthless devices were forced down our...

    These worthless devices were forced down our throats by overzealous jackasses who call themselves code authorities, who never met a rule they didn't like. They have long refused to address the issue...
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    Thing is, none of the supply houses here have...

    Thing is, none of the supply houses here have these items. Have to go to Big Blue or Big Orange.
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    I just wish our supply houses in this area still...

    I just wish our supply houses in this area still had roof flanges and service mast clamps. They are not space shuttle kinds of items, are still used a fair amount and I see no reason for supply...
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    I suggested this to the GC. He does not trust X...

    I suggested this to the GC. He does not trust X rays. Said he paid a fortune for x rays awhile back. The guy scanned and marked a route. He cut trench and hit a water line the guy didn't see.
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    They have now decided against the floor box...

    They have now decided against the floor box altogether but I will check out the flat cable idea just in case and/or for similar situations. Do you know a good brand?
  6. Thread: Circuit Tracers

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    Circuit Tracers

    I think we discussed circuit tracers awhile back but what are you guys using now and having good results with? The boss told me I can buy one on his dime & I want something good but hopefully not the...
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    I have seen some specialty items at the boxes....

    I have seen some specialty items at the boxes. Not sure about the combos you mention. Will check closer next time I go.

    Sometimes good too, to be able to get more brands. Supply houses are still...
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    GC worries about cutting a stressed cable or rod,...

    GC worries about cutting a stressed cable or rod, causing damage.
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    Slab on ground. GC says no way to cut all the way...

    Slab on ground. GC says no way to cut all the way down. NEC mentions duct/boxes level w/ surface, so I assume they exist.
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    Floor Boxes/Duct

    A customer may soon want a floor box at a desk out in the open. GC is worried about cutting prestressed concrete floor. Does anyone know of a very shallow box/duct that can be cut into concrete floor?
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    I have seen a lot of issues on this debate. Some...

    I have seen a lot of issues on this debate. Some things I can no longer find at supply houses, such as roof flanges, service head clamps (attachment points) and a few other items. This is a big...
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    Quality Harnesses

    I am searching for a good quality harness. Part of why I have always hated them is that I have seldom found one that fits me well. Even when I do get the right fit, the buckles keep slipping and...
  13. 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...
  22. Thread: PV Solar Farm

    by jmellc
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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...
  25. Thread: Prints

    by jmellc
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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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