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    Quote Originally Posted by rob0311 View Post
    Fixed it! I had my dad turn the switch on and off and went through the wires with my multimeter and measured ohms. ID'd the switch leg and the rest of the wires. Finding what the homerun was interesting. It's a knob and tube homerun. Used my voltage detector to find the neutral
    Good job, have a cookie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    Good job, have a cookie.

    Ps. We do not insult apprentices trying to learn, we encourage them.
    When you get your card, then we start insulting you!
    Roughly two more years until I can be properly insulted. Haha. I've already passed the test. Just need to bank hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob0311 View Post
    Roughly two more years until I can be properly insulted. Haha. I've already passed the test. Just need to bank hours.
    Hmmm...since you passed your test I wonder if there is an exception that allows us to start early.

    CA lets people jw test before completing OJT hours? Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob0311 View Post
    Fixed it! I had my dad turn the switch on and off and went through the wires with my multimeter and measured ohms. ID'd the switch leg and the rest of the wires. Finding what the homerun was interesting. It's a knob and tube homerun. Used my voltage detector to find the neutral
    Isn't it cheating to have a helper. You're supposed to crawl in and out of the attic at least 10 times to figure it out lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS87 View Post
    Isn't it cheating to have a helper. You're supposed to crawl in and out of the attic at least 10 times to figure it out lol
    Hardcore old school style. Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS87 View Post
    Isn't it cheating to have a helper. You're supposed to crawl in and out of the attic at least 10 times to figure it out lol
    Isn’t that the truth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob0311 View Post
    Fixed it! I had my dad turn the switch on and off and went through the wires with my multimeter and measured ohms. ID'd the switch leg and the rest of the wires. Finding what the homerun was interesting. It's a knob and tube homerun. Used my voltage detector to find the neutral
    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS87 View Post
    Isn't it cheating to have a helper. You're supposed to crawl in and out of the attic at least 10 times to figure it out lol
    Lmao. The first day I was working in the attic I must of crawled in and out 10 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    Hmmm...since you passed your test I wonder if there is an exception that allows us to start early.

    CA lets people jw test before completing OJT hours? Interesting.
    Yeah they do. I couldn't get into any locals when I got out of the Marines so I went the trade school route. The school was geared heavily towards the NEC.
    Last edited by rob0311; 08-29-18 at 07:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob0311 View Post
    Yeah they do. I couldn't get into any locals when I got out of the Marines so I went the trade school route. The school was geared heavily towards the NEC.
    Thank you for your service.
    And best wishes as you pursue your career.

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