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Old 08-15-2016, 07:39 PM   #18641
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They say it's important to get hearing aids early on because the longer the brain functions without hearing sounds, the more like it will lose the ability to hear/ process them.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:39 PM   #18642
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With a little nudging from me customer decided against doing the round part


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It's multiples of ten, not some arbitrary BS, 12 inches to a foot, 3 feet in a yard, a foot divided into 16, 5280 ft in a mile. Not to mention the errors when converting fractions to decimal inches in engineering...


1mm, 1cm, 1 meter, 1 km...
I guess that makes TOO much sence...


I give up.



...sense



You of all people should know how to spell that! 😂
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:36 PM   #18644
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...sense



You of all people should know how to spell that! 😂
I do. Typo.
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That guy in video have mental issues plus eat hole turtle from some reason
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Nope, you don't get to use tipo as an excuse.
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Nope, you don't get to use tipo as an excuse.
Tipo ? Is that Tipi's long lost brother?
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Tipo ? Is that Tipi's long lost brother?
Sorry that was a typo! A tipi typo but a typo never the less.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:20 AM   #18648
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Imperial system, just like the name says, rules! What really sucks is when a code book has the stupid metric numbers first and the imperial numbers in parentheses, then you know it's going to be even more obtuse, pompous and self righteous than usual.

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Old 08-16-2016, 12:38 AM   #18649
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:12 AM   #18650
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True. " i guess only you suit and tie guys get to take weekends off" would have worked better
Or wait until Monday later in the day and say you haven't had the opportunity to make a site visit yet. I wouldn't be too eager to work for someone with the patience of a toddler.
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Emailed me Friday. Contacted him he's local and I said I'd drive by and take a look and get back to him.

Saturday he emails and calls.

Sunday he calls and says he's disappointed he hasn't heard back from me and if I don't want his business Yada Yada.

I responded to him with an email with "I guess only you suit and tie guys get to take weekends off??" Guess was more snark than dick.


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I'd feel the same way, and if he was a jerk about it, I'd probably respond in a similar manner. If he can't accept weekend breaks, then I don't need his work. However, some people feel their projects are special and confuse that with being urgent.
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Some people think that you are there only customer and since they are paying you, you are "on demand"
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:49 AM   #18653
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True, and they think if they hire you, you are their employee. Happens rarely for me but I have had to correct it.
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Yup, happened a lot when my business was young. Hasn't happened in a while. And if it did I'd correct it immediately. You are using my services, you are not my boss. She's at home LOL
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I replaced 5 CFL bulbs with 5 LED bulbs. It's in my chandelier over the dining room table. When I replaced the incandescent bulbs with the CFL's I had to remove the rheostat dimmer control and put a standard switch in it. Now I bought a modern dimmer control with a separate switch and put that in. Should have taken a single screwdriver, but noooooo.

Flip breaker off
Flat screwdriver to remove switch cover
Philips screwdriver to remove switch for box
Philips screwdriver to remove wires from switch
Pliers to unhook wires from screws and straighten leads (12 gauge wire, grrrr)
Attach new dimmer with wire nuts and put in box.
Take dimmer in and out of box 3 or 4 times because it wouldn't go in, move wires around each time
Finally find problem why dimmer won't go in, it's a screw that holds the old metal gang-able box together
Travel to shop to get Dremel and Fein Multimaster, come back to house
Use Dremel with cutoff wheel to get rid of screw sticking into box area
Put dimmer back into box, it fits YAY.
Flip breaker back on.
Turn switch on, lights go on, move dimmer, lights get brighter and dimmer.
Put plate back on switch.

Should have taken a screwdriver to do this. Grrrr
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I replaced 5 standard light bulbs with dimmable LED's a few months ago in a rental property chandelier. Didn't have to touch the dimmer switch. Bulbs were on sale....6 for $12.00

Took 5 minutes.....
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I replaced 5 standard light bulbs with dimmable LED's a few months ago in a rental property chandelier. Didn't have to touch the dimmer switch. Bulbs were on sale....6 for $12.00

Took 5 minutes.....
But did it only take a screwdriver?
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I replaced 5 standard light bulbs with dimmable LED's a few months ago in a rental property chandelier. Didn't have to touch the dimmer switch. Bulbs were on sale....6 for $12.00

Took 5 minutes.....
You're slow. Took me 3 minutes to change out the bulbs, and no screwdriver required. Did you have to stop for a break old man

My bulbs were more, $4.50 each. But they are Globe style bulbs not just a standard bulb which were much cheaper.
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I replaced 5 CFL bulbs with 5 LED bulbs. It's in my chandelier over the dining room table. When I replaced the incandescent bulbs with the CFL's I had to remove the rheostat dimmer control and put a standard switch in it. Now I bought a modern dimmer control with a separate switch and put that in. Should have taken a single screwdriver, but noooooo.

Flip breaker off
Flat screwdriver to remove switch cover
Philips screwdriver to remove switch for box
Philips screwdriver to remove wires from switch
Pliers to unhook wires from screws and straighten leads (12 gauge wire, grrrr)
Attach new dimmer with wire nuts and put in box.
Take dimmer in and out of box 3 or 4 times because it wouldn't go in, move wires around each time
Finally find problem why dimmer won't go in, it's a screw that holds the old metal gang-able box together
Travel to shop to get Dremel and Fein Multimaster, come back to house
Use Dremel with cutoff wheel to get rid of screw sticking into box area
Put dimmer back into box, it fits YAY.
Flip breaker back on.
Turn switch on, lights go on, move dimmer, lights get brighter and dimmer.
Put plate back on switch.

Should have taken a screwdriver to do this. Grrrr
And people have the nerve to say electricians charge too much
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Well, if I was hiring someone I would expect them to have the correct tools with them to take care of the odd problems. And being an electrician I would have suspected you to run into this type of situation before. Big dimmers and tiny old steel boxes.

When I go out on a job I carry just about all my tools for installation, including tools I shouldn't need but bring just in case. This is my first time of a "switch" not fitting into a standard box.

Without the drive it took me an extra 4 minutes to remove the intruding screw. That's $5 in electricians time.

And you do charge to much

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