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Old 04-27-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Electricians-Thanks For Keeping Things Safe!!


If you are an electrician reading this post, thank you for your efforts to keep the job sites safe. The majority of electricians I have met through the years have a high regard for keeping things safe. The human factor plays in to the day to day dealings in a profound way. Caring about people's safety.

If you are an electrician reading this, thank you for your efforts. I know you guy's do not want to see anyone get hurt and go to extremes to prevent those situations.

Best regards to you all and be safe!!

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Psh, the ones you met are safe only cause all the unsafe ones are dead.

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Suck-up!

This doesn't mean they're gonna tell you how to do a panel change on your own home now
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You piss off 480 somewhere?
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Psh, the ones you met are safe only cause all the unsafe ones are dead.
There are old electricians, and there are bold electricians, but there are no old, bold electricians!

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You piss off 480 somewhere?
Huh?
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....Huh?
Just a funny as to the general nature of the big wet one on an electrician's behind
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Just a funny as to the general nature of the big wet one on an electrician's behind
Hey Griz,

This particular post was not aimed at any ass kissing. I recently had a situation where myself and a young 2 year old girl were shocked due to faulty wiring. The little girl is currently being observed for neurological damage. My arm is still numb five days later.

The appreciation for those electricians who do it right so others are safe is just that.

You can make a bad situation a good one depending on how you perceive it. My post was intended to acknowledge those who take the time to do it right, so that others including young children are kept safe.

You can perceive it any way you want, not important to me in the least.

Best regards to you, have a good weekend!
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......... My post was intended to acknowledge those who take the time to do it right, so that others including young children are kept safe..........
But don't limit it to just electricians. I'm sure there's a lot of people in the various other trades who, due to their work ethic, have kept you alive and safe.
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But don't limit it to just electricians. I'm sure there's a lot of people in the various other trades who, due to their work ethic, have kept you alive and safe.
I agree with you on that. But, the highest risk factors are connected to the appropriate potential hazards. The issues concerned with potential risk factors are greater in your perspective trade. A bad paint job, trim job, concrete job, gutter job, plumbing job and other similar situations will initiate a lessor risk.

Electricians have the highest degree of risk management. They deserve to be acknowledged for that. I'm not changing my opinion on this.

I apologize for my analytical nature. It's who I am.
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Electricians have the highest degree of risk management. They deserve to be acknowledged for that. I'm not changing my opinion on this.
OTOH, a good plumber can save you from a slow and tedious process (or in some cases, not so slow) of poisoning. A good carpenter can build you a deck that won't collapse when you have that big party.

And your mechanic can repair your brakes properly, so they save your life in an emergency situation.

How about some equal time for those guys?
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OTOH, ........>
Then there's engineers, who keep the whole shootin' match from falling down in a 5 MPH wind.
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Hey Griz,

This particular post was not aimed at any ass kissing. I recently had a situation where myself and a young 2 year old girl were shocked due to faulty wiring. The little girl is currently being observed for neurological damage. My arm is still numb five days later.

The appreciation for those electricians who do it right so others are safe is just that.

You can make a bad situation a good one depending on how you perceive it. My post was intended to acknowledge those who take the time to do it right, so that others including young children are kept safe.

You can perceive it any way you want, not important to me in the least.

Best regards to you, have a good weekend!
Hey nothing intended against you. Hope you and the little girl are ok.

My smart a** comment was intended for 480.
After your in this trade for awhile your skin will get thicker.
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Oh man! I thought that this was gonna be humorous with job site photos and all. I even thought it might just bring Celtic out of hiding. Just another kiss butt post.
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Hey nothing intended against you. Hope you and the little girl are ok.

My smart a** comment was intended for 480.
After your in this trade for awhile your skin will get thicker.
Griz,

My opening post was pretty vague. I just wanted to clarify a few details which I omitted originally. (My fault) Most people are not mind readers, and base their opinions on the words they read. Anyhoo, thanks for the discussion. Have a good one!!

480 is trying to get me to spread the love over to the other trade guy's. I used all my niceness on the electricians. .
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Kevin, hope all is going well with you and your little girl. I appreciate what you posted and those words mean more to me than any profit on a job.

Since I'm the owner I can and do lots of pro bono work without checking with anyone. This work always exceeds what I can deduct on my taxes, but I can sleep real good.

I've had jobs run out of money but never leave a job unsafe, even if I have to bear the costs and I don't think I'm the only contractor that does the same thing.

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Because if you are connecting a weather head and you are not standing on an aluminum ladder with your foot in a bucket of water then obviously you are doing it wrong! http://www.odinelectric.net
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myself and a young 2 year old girl were shocked due to faulty wiring. The little girl is currently being observed for neurological damage. My arm is still numb five days later.
Details, please - voltage, wet skin or not, current path through body, etc.
C. Dalziel did a lot of work on this but his book is hard to come by.
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No good praise goes unpunished. I hope the little girl is okay.

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