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Old 08-02-2010, 10:16 PM   #81
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well, for the record, i think tile work is the easiest part of home building...residentially anyway...
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:18 PM   #82
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well, for the record, i think tile work is the easiest part of home building...residentially anyway...
Ouch. And here I thought we bonded over a spork gone wild.
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Ouch. And here I thought we bonded over a spork gone wild.
well, on the plus side, i'm thinking that drywalling, deck building, framing, and plumbing are all easier than tiling...on the residential level anyway...

i mean, framing, plumb/level/square - how hard is that?

drywalling - christ, they're all high when they do it, how hard can it be?

deck building - stagger joints...simple...

and plumbing needs to know 3 things...s**t runs down hill, payday is on friday, and don't chew your nails...a 10 yr old retard can remember those...

so, obviously...the hardest part of residential construction is dealing with the wife...
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I am not taking anyones side here, but I would much rather read my tiny little IRC book than the NEC book any day.
Can I wire a house? Yes I can, I apprenticed and took my classes but never got my license. Would I wire a house? NO!
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but i bet your wife could wire one
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I am not taking anyones side here, but I would much rather read my tiny little IRC book than the NEC book any day.
Can I wire a house? Yes I can, I apprenticed and took my classes but never got my license. Would I wire a house? NO!

Why not an NEC? They're tiny!

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Wow who thought tradesman could get so emotional? seriously guys, I do stick to a few general rules when doing anything electrical, and if I am in over my head I call help, which is just what I did, to make sure nothing was handled improperly. I leave serviceable loops, avoid sharp bends in wire, make sure of ratings, make sure all connections are tight etc. Journeyman Electrician? not even close, but I have watched enough and seen enough over the years to at least complete 120 circuit work. By the way I think backstabbing sucks, outlets should be pigtailed that way if 59 cent outlet from Home Cheapo goes bad no harm, no foul. How is that for a hack or as one of my sparky friends calls me a j****ff carpenter
You seem to have a great grasp on what is right and wrong.

When you look at the crap that we (as electricians) see all the time though, we are constantly amazed that there are not more people killed.

It's completely luck that it hasn't happened in most cases.
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what is that from 1910?
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what is that from 1910?

1897.
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I see it contains code for heating as well.
Boy has that book grown.
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...........Boy has that book grown.

Ya think?

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I mean really! I cant be 100% sure but I think my pocket guide to NEC book is 500 pages.
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Is that your collection?
Very impressive!
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I mean really! I cant be 100% sure but I think my pocket guide to NEC book is 500 pages.

The NFPA gets rich by killing trees.
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Is that your collection?
Very impressive!
Yea. I also collect the handbooks (sorry, no photo) and old catalogs.
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NFPA, EPA they all like using paper.
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You seem to have a great grasp on what is right and wrong.

When you look at the crap that we (as electricians) see all the time though, we are constantly amazed that there are not more people killed.

It's completely luck that it hasn't happened in most cases.
I understand that and I thank you, I don't want to step on anybodys toes. i just want to make a living and do it safely. How many decks have collapsed in recent years? why? people don't understand loads and what it takes to hold them, same thing, someones carelessness gets people killed and it's unfortunate. I believe the TV shows have done a great disservice to the GP igniting interest but at the same time it encourages people to go beyond their limitations. Therein lies the danger
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i've seen these type of people do electrical work and when they mess it up they say " hey i'am just a carpenter not an electricain"
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Oh, sorry. Wrong book.


This one:

That book has a lot of valuable information just look who wrote it.

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