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    I don't recall knowing before about special dies...

    I don't recall knowing before about special dies for IMC. I knew stainless required them, though I never worked with any stainless conduit. I ruined a personal KO punch cutting stainless, so I know...
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    I appreciate the feedback. Most people I've...

    I appreciate the feedback. Most people I've worked with over the years agree oil is best even for hand threading. Especially dumb to me to cut dry when a jug of oil is at hand.
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    Threading/Oiling

    Had a dispute this week with someone about oiling pipe when hand threading. He insisted oil is not needed, only when using power equipment. I maintain that oiling gives a cleaner cut and helps...
  4. I used to keep a few shelving boards on the...

    I used to keep a few shelving boards on the truck, 1x6x4 feet or so.
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    I have a DeWalt driver set that doubles as a jack...

    I have a DeWalt driver set that doubles as a jack hammer. Excellent driver. Sadly, I burned out the motor last time I used it. I will have to get it fixed soon. $300 to fix but well worth it. I don't...
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    208 so far.

    208 so far.
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    As far as I know, most wire or cable can be...

    As far as I know, most wire or cable can be ordered in 1,000 ft rolls as well as 500 ft. If you have time and know you have 900 ft runs, the 1,000 foot spools would be a much better idea. I think...
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    Doing lots of service work, I foresee having to...

    Doing lots of service work, I foresee having to pipe into a live panel sometimes when shutting down the panel is not doable for some reason. Downline of the panel it would seldom be an issue.
  9. Thread: Shutting Down

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    I had seen more up close than the average person....

    I had seen more up close than the average person. I helped 1 former boss manage the business, kept up with some of the accounts. Did job quotes for him and the next guy I worked for. Worked for my...
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    Outer edge of a parking lot. Someone...

    Outer edge of a parking lot.

    Someone mentioned adhesives. That makes sense. A similar material would stick to asph and move with it as temperature changes. Next time I see anyone paving, I will...
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    Arc Flash Training

    Had arc flash training this week with my new employer and they issued me a suit, visor, hood & gloves. All fit neatly into a small box; easy to carry around and have nearby.

    This co follows the...
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    So a first day green helper cannot get a job in...

    So a first day green helper cannot get a job in DE? How much sense does that make? De EC's would have to hire out of state people that could pass DE's licensing req's. But does their experience have...
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    Short pieces of unistrut for a conduit. About a...

    Short pieces of unistrut for a conduit. About a 20 foot run.
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    Anchors for Asphalt

    Has anyone found anchors that are good for asphalt? I have used plastic anchors that work OK for awhile but they work loose.

    Thanks for any ideas.
  15. Thread: Shutting Down

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    [QUOTE=dduffee260;1514947]This could be a benefit...

    [QUOTE=dduffee260;1514947]This could be a benefit for you. Pay close attention to how he runs his business. Watch how he schedules, pays, benefits and manages his employees. If you can see how he...
  16. Thread: Shutting Down

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    Yes, I will for sure keep up my license. That...

    Yes, I will for sure keep up my license. That helped me get the job.
  17. Thread: Shutting Down

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    Shutting Down

    I made it just over 5 years but I am now shutting down. I go to work next week with another co. in town.

    I have done some grieving but I feel relieved too and look forward to my new job. This EC...
  18. Thread: Belled End PVC

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    I have never used those but have seen them in...

    I have never used those but have seen them in place in existing buildings. I have used a few couplings and connectors with the screws lined up that way and don't like them. Dual screws should be side...
  19. Thread: Belled End PVC

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    I have rarely seen PVC in recent years without...

    I have rarely seen PVC in recent years without bell ends. I see 45's and 90's with or without them, in about equal numbers.
  20. Thread: Deposit or not?

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    i have to get some up front on larger jobs, any...

    i have to get some up front on larger jobs, any quoted job over 500. I get 1/4 to 1/3 up front, remainder at finish, or another 1/3 after roughin if applicable. I saw a former boss get strung out...
  21. Thread: Job interview

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    As a libertarian, I think you should have the...

    As a libertarian, I think you should have the right to smoke all the weed you want to smoke. But employers have the right not to hire you if they know about it. I don't like people being forced into...
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    I found a better way to do this. I ran 1 LV...

    I found a better way to do this.

    I ran 1 LV cable to new location for a LV timer switch.

    I ran a 2nd LV cable to new location for a 277V 3 way switch. I mounted a RIB relay at the old...
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    This is true, we are all busy trying to survive....

    This is true, we are all busy trying to survive. It is also true that many of us just don't have any inclination to fight "city hall". I know a handful that don't even bother to vote in elections.
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    Low & High Voltage Together in Raceway

    Searching for code section about low & high voltage cables together in a raceway. Haven't had the issue in a long time, was asked about it last night. Near as I recall, a 120 volt cable cannot go in...
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    ...and I have not heard back from him. I doubt I...

    ...and I have not heard back from him. I doubt I will. Maybe I can find a phone number and call him. Wonder what kind of response I would get?
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