Dream Van Material List

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blingbling4r

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Seattle, WA
I have been delegated the task to make sure that our vans our stocked with all the various fasteners, nuts, bolts, etc that you would need as an electrician. We have a contract with a local supply house that will keep our vans filled and provide all the drawers but I need to get them a list so they can build the proper drawers.


What are some items that you would stock in your service van if it was geared towards commercial work?


What are some items that you would stock in your service van if it was geared towards Residential work?

Commercial:
3/4", 1", 1 1/4" nail in anchors
1/4", 3/8" 1/2" fender washers
1/4", 3/8" 1/2" nuts & bolts
1/4", 3/8" 1/2" wedge anchors
etc

Residential:
I have no idea where to start


If you guys have a list or something already done that you have done with your vans that would be awesome!
 

cadpoint

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Location
Durham, NC
If you guys have a list or something already done that you have done with your vans that would be awesome!
I haven't done this but these people sure did have something to say!
This thread has two at the top and many other comments ! Here

Of course you can add and subtract to suit your needs!

Enjoy

Sorry this only seems to be for service trucks, but you get the Ideal, I found this by use "Tool List" from using search here!
 
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Rewire

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I have been delegated the task to make sure that our vans our stocked with all the various fasteners, nuts, bolts, etc that you would need as an electrician. We have a contract with a local supply house that will keep our vans filled and provide all the drawers but I need to get them a list so they can build the proper drawers.


What are some items that you would stock in your service van if it was geared towards commercial work?


What are some items that you would stock in your service van if it was geared towards Residential work?

Commercial:
3/4", 1", 1 1/4" nail in anchors
1/4", 3/8" 1/2" fender washers
1/4", 3/8" 1/2" nuts & bolts
1/4", 3/8" 1/2" wedge anchors
etc

Residential:
I have no idea where to start


If you guys have a list or something already done that you have done with your vans that would be awesome!
Most common service calls for residential are replacing switches,receptacles,smoke detectors or breakers. Keep a few aluminum rated for the really old houses and trailers.
 

blingbling4r

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Location
Seattle, WA
Service work

Service work

Is this service or new work?
Basically this is for service work. We have a service van for commercial. One more for residential. The suggestions so far are helpful for material but as far as nuts and bolts, romex staples, etc....what should I have for both types of vans?
 

mikeames

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Location
Germantown MD
Occupation
Teacher - Master Electrician - 2017 NEC
comercial

1/2" 3/4" and 1" of the following

pipe -EMT
PVC
TA's
couplings
LB
WP / FS 3 hole box / blank cover and standard WP covers
Standard devices
Breakers for most common boxes / Including bolt on
Photo cell
Mineralacs / Cowboy clamps of all three sizes
Strut / Globe / Spring nuts /
washers / bolts
Anchors
All thread
1900 box shallow and deep and blanks
11b box / 4-11/16" box and blanks
RS covers
THHN in #12, #10, and #8
Reducing washers / bushings
blue wire nuts
Split bolts
Crimp on lugs up to #2
seal tite and fittings

I am forgetting stuff but it could go on this is top of my head.


Resi

#4 and #6 bare ground
acorn clamps
Breakers of common panels no bolt on
ground rod
seal tite and fittings
wire- NM 14,12,10
devices various colors and styles decor / standard
plastic cut in boxes
various cover plates
WP / FS boxes
Bubble covers
light bulbs
Anchors / EZ anchors
1/2 and 3/4" emt with variuos fittings
fuses for AC disco


Again it goes on ..... How much do you want to carry ?
 

Cow

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Location
Eastern Oregon
Is there an electrician using the van now that can make the list for themselves? I sure wouldn't care to be sent out in a van someone else stocked without having any say of what went into it...
 

nakulak

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refrigerator, beer refrigerator, ice machine, mini bar, snack, beer and soda shelves on one side

work stuff on other side
 

emahler

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Dream List?

the exact material I need, in the exact quantities i need...with nothing extra...and hot, bikini clad women making sure that I have what i need...
 

augie47

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Location
Tennessee
residential.... I'd suggest
some 6-32 flat heat screws for devices maybe 3/4, 1-1/4, and 2"
8-32 round head possiblilty 3/4, 1-14"
6-32 and 8/32 nuts
assorted 1/4 and 3/8 hex head cap screws, nuts, washers and fender washers
plastic anchor kit
preferred type of dry wall fastners
assorted 1/4 and 3/8 wedge anchors
wall plate screws (white, brown, stainless, etc)
 
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