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Old 08-02-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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RS you told me to hire a professional. Well I did sort of. I contacted a guy I know (union electrician) He came over after work, disconnected live feed at junction box and left me own my own to make the taps further down the line, install the 2 lights, and reconnect the hots w/another light tied in. The arc under load was no more than a 12 year old snaping their fingers. I guess he came down to make sure I could do it then he left me there because he did not want to get caught working off the clock. I had no choice but to finish. Not that I'm cocky now about working live and would only do it if it's 120 and only if no other choice. I asked him if he worked live 277, he said yes but he don't like it. So go ahead let me have it. scold me, kick me off of CT Anyway I got it done and got paid
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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OK, lemme see if I got this straight.

You hired a union electrician to do part of an electrical job. My guess is there was no permit or inspection involved. You did the rest of the work, and this union guy hooked it back up, without so much as checking your work. And he's afraid of getting caught working 'off the clock' doing side work.

Why do I hear a trainwreck happening?

So now, if the place burns down, who gets sued?

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So now, if the place burns down, who gets sued?

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Then you need this:

That's why RS is there. Watch me go into cardiac dysrhythmia, zap me back to life & then slap me & say "I told you so"
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That's why RS is there. Watch me go into cardiac dysrhythmia, zap me back to life & then slap me & say "I told you so"

No, RS needs this one:

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Oh, sorry. Wrong book.


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Hey 480, No he did not hook it back up I did, He only disconnected, and left me there. He knew I could do it, what is the big deal? I never understood electrician's protectionism when it comes to low end work. The plumber isn't going to have a hemmorage if I run a new frost free sillcock is he? I have never understood some sparkie's temperment either. I asked another spark I know if he would help me out (and this is a guy I have done a beautiful deck and trellis for) and he about bit my head off, all I did was ask for his help. Sparks have a reputation around these parts as being contemptable especially when they are on a big site they leave their little bits of wire all over the floor and think they are too good to pick up after their self. I'm not disrespecting you personally I just wonder why the apprehension towards some one trying to get by
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Hey 480, No he did not hook it back up I did, He only disconnected, and left me there. He knew I could do it, what is the big deal? I never understood electrician's protectionism when it comes to low end work. The plumber isn't going to have a hemmorage if I run a new frost free sillcock is he? I have never understood some sparkie's temperment either. I asked another spark I know if he would help me out (and this is a guy I have done a beautiful deck and trellis for) and he about bit my head off, all I did was ask for his help. Sparks have a reputation around these parts as being contemptable especially when they are on a big site they leave their little bits of wire all over the floor and think they are too good to pick up after their self. I'm not disrespecting you personally I just wonder why the apprehension towards some one trying to get by

Adding another sillcock probably won't kill somebody. How many people do you know have gotten killed from leaking water pipes?

Did you meg out the circuit before you reconnected it?
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just wonder why the apprehension towards some one trying to get by
A licensed electrician did not learn by trial & error. There's a (big) reason electricians are required to be licensed more than perhaps almost any other trade.
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Adding another sillcock probably won't kill somebody. How many people do you know have gotten killed from leaking water pipes?

Did you meg out the circuit before you reconnected it?

If you time it perfectly, maybe the sillcock will leak just enough before the electrical fire breaks out.
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If you time it perfectly, maybe the sillcock will leak just enough before the electrical fire breaks out.
If I remember correctly this kind of crap was why I was banned several times and then permanently (dont know why perm was lifted), but anyway... this kind of chit drives me nuts. A 12 year old retard can figure out normal wiring, its not that difficult, seriously.
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If I remember correctly this kind of crap was why I was banned several times and then permanently (dont know why perm was lifted), but anyway... this kind of chit drives me nuts. A 12 year old retard can figure out normal wiring, its not that difficult, seriously.

Then we need more 12 year old retards doing electrical. I have seen some pretty bad stuff over the years...and electrical isn't even my thing.
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,,,,,,,,,. A 12 year old retard can figure out normal wiring, its not that difficult, seriously.
And that kind of attitude is what kills people. Maybe you should hire 12-year old mentally handicapped people to wire you house.

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