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Old 01-01-2014, 04:30 PM   #1021
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In theory, yes. If you are plugged in to an outside receptacle, you should pop the GFI if you make it that far.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:55 PM   #1022
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In theory, yes. If you are plugged in to an outside receptacle, you should pop the GFI if you make it that far.
Thanks. This was actually a second but equally important reason for installing my own service panel in the trailer. There were a couple times last year while working on an outdoor project that we popped the home's breakers and no one was home to reset them.

I'm hoping from now on that my trailer's gfi or breakers will pop first, and we can unplug something, reset it, and not be screwed for work that day (I also didn't own a generator until recently).
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:34 PM   #1023
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I have a company truck it was a GMC for a while ad just recently as in yesterday I was given a brand new tundra. I drove it off the lot with twelve miles on it.

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A little different ride then the GMC but I'm still getting used to it I get home from work today and waiting to pull into a spot and bamm. Somebody drives right I to the side

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And just like that the new truck luster is gone.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:06 PM   #1024
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Very interesting. Where do you pull those jobs down from?

We have no problem staying busy locally here and I'm not planning on travelling that far while my kids are still young, but I'm curious about how you ended up taking jobs in DC and the east coast, etc.
I have developed a very large client base from when I was in the Army out there. My wife is from that area and we have always kept up with her friends and family.
My crew out there is a mixed group of vets and legal immigrants.
I am concentrating on the Detroit area in 2014 unless a major natural disaster happens out of state.
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Talking about this raises another question to me: If my service panel is plugged into a customer's home (which I anticipate doing fairly often), and we overload one of the plugs with too much draw, will I always necessarily pop my own breaker first before the house breaker pops?
I was on a project doing an estimate recently and I saw the roofers put alligator clips on the bottom of the meter. These ran to the panel in their trailer. They had a 100amp panel fully wired in there.
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I have a 88 dodge pickup still in service. I love that old truck.
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It's paid for. avgs. 18 mpg. and can pull a load with that cummins. I'll upgrade someday, crew cab would be nice.

this is what she replaced.
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I have a company truck it was a GMC for a while ad just recently as in yesterday I was given a brand new tundra. I drove it off the lot with twelve miles on it. A little different ride then the GMC but I'm still getting used to it I get home from work today and waiting to pull into a spot and bamm. Somebody drives right I to the side And just like that the new truck luster is gone.
Now that has gotta suck. I guess it will be fixed from the other guys insurance but still...
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1st Gen Dodge, the only living proof that Dodge made a good truck at one time. Those are awesome.
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I was on a project doing an estimate recently and I saw the roofers put alligator clips on the bottom of the meter. These ran to the panel in their trailer. They had a 100amp panel fully wired in there.
As in the meter on the outside of the house? They penetrated the insulation on the main service line? If I understand you correctly, that doesn't seem responsible.
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I have a 2013 Chevy Van. It's primary use is as a tool hauler but there is room for materials. I can fit full sheets of ply standing up and I can stack one by material.

I mostly do finish work and I generally have everything I need on the van but I would still love to have more room, for more tools of course!

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Nice!!!! "boy!!, open the Dewalt doors!!!!" And the lights shine down!!!!!
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Keep those hinges greased !!! Install zerks if you can,

I never open the back side door and tried one day and wish I never did, it showed me how weak the metal is in there!!
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You mean I'll blend in with the rest of the locksmith vehicles?

LOL ?!

(Seems to me you're "talking" JUST to hear yourself "talk." )
who only wants to blend it? Be Bold, Be Different.
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Nice layout. Spencer may want to see this as he's trying to figure out the layout in his.

Looks like it won't be long before you need a trailer.
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The cords hanging on the back doors are a good solution. Seems like I always end up climbing in to grab a cord/hose, and it is always tangles around something else.
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Thanks guys. Yeah BC I think a trailer is in my future. Either that or a box truck.

Warren I always hate crawling into the back for anything and I hear what you're saying about cords and hoses. So far it's worked out well having them on the back doors. I try to keep the stuff I use the most at the back of the truck but somehow I always end up needing something from the front.
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