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Forum: Electrical Today, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 542
Posted By 480sparky
I really don't see buying a nibbler....... after...

I really don't see buying a nibbler....... after the OP has the job done now.
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,703
Posted By 480sparky
Jeezuz, that's impossible to read, let alone...

Jeezuz, that's impossible to read, let alone understand.

https://www.contractortalk.com/members/480sparky-41108/albums/album/21155-helping-my-uncle.jpg

Jus sayin. :whistling
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By 480sparky
I don't understand. Shouldn't warranty work, as...

I don't understand. Shouldn't warranty work, as well as tool repair, be part of your overall costs? And as business owners, shouldn't you know how to incorporate those costs into your pricing...
Forum: Electrical 05-25-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By 480sparky
Put a voltage recording meter on that circuit. ...

Put a voltage recording meter on that circuit. You may have an intermittent open neutral (either in a MWBC or the entire service) that causes voltage spikes.
Forum: Electrical 05-20-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By 480sparky
Run the OS output to another relay.

Run the OS output to another relay.
Forum: Vehicles 05-19-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 566
Posted By 480sparky
FYI: They also quit making the compact Rangers...

FYI: They also quit making the compact Rangers back in '12.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 461
Posted By 480sparky
I could do it, but it would cost more than just...

I could do it, but it would cost more than just buying a new shed.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-13-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By 480sparky
There's been plenty of times I've been outbid...

There's been plenty of times I've been outbid with figures that are below even my material costs alone.

I quit worrying about what/how others 'do it' a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.
Forum: Electrical 05-13-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By 480sparky
If you can locate the first receptacle in the...

If you can locate the first receptacle in the line and know how to identify the line & load conductors, you're golden.

One caveat, however: You may end up protecting more than just receptacles. ...
Forum: Electrical 05-13-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By 480sparky
GFCI's work off both the hot and neutral. If...

GFCI's work off both the hot and neutral. If there's an imbalance, it will trip.
Forum: Electrical 05-13-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By 480sparky
It may work, it may not. Depends on if the box...

It may work, it may not. Depends on if the box itself is grounded.




Is a common myth that GFCIs need to be grounded to function properly. They never have been, and they never will need to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 404
Posted By 480sparky
Always go for a pure sine wave. More expensive...

Always go for a pure sine wave. More expensive than modified (square) sine waves inverters, but anything you have that's electronic will love you for it.

1500w run / 2500w peak will get most...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By 480sparky
I thought I heard someone talking, but all I...

I thought I heard someone talking, but all I could hear was a baby crying.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By 480sparky
It can, at least, hold the drywall.

It can, at least, hold the drywall.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By 480sparky
Anyone who is not capable of banging on a scrap...

Anyone who is not capable of banging on a scrap 2x and not get the two faces lined up should not be allowed to so much as even look at a hammer. :001_unsure:
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By 480sparky
Of course you want it done yesterday. If you...

Of course you want it done yesterday. If you wanted it done by tomorrow, you'd call me tomorrow! :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By 480sparky
In some states, licenses are issued with a series...

In some states, licenses are issued with a series of numbers in sequential order. When you're in one of those, having a low number can be golden. I know some licenses in my area are now into the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,697
Posted By 480sparky
Mebbe we should start a GoFundMe page to get some...

Mebbe we should start a GoFundMe page to get some cheese to go with that whine..... :jester:
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By 480sparky
Here's what I do about it: Nothing. ...

Here's what I do about it:


Nothing.




I ignore it.
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,697
Posted By 480sparky
I have 2000 watts of pure sine wave power sitting...

I have 2000 watts of pure sine wave power sitting right behind my passenger seat, ready to rip things apart at the flip of a switch.

This life ain't just about luggin' a hammer and ladder anymore....
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By 480sparky
You should be making up at rough. Bang on boxes,...

You should be making up at rough. Bang on boxes, drill holes, pull NM, make everything up.

You're spending way too much time marking every cable in every box. Time better spent just making the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-02-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By 480sparky
Look at this Sa-Weeeet Receptacle!

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Forum: Electrical 04-30-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By 480sparky
My SOP is everything is made up at rough. It has...

My SOP is everything is made up at rough. It has to be for many jurisdictions anyway. The NEC is silent on the issue.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By 480sparky
Given I'm the last one in the walls before...

Given I'm the last one in the walls before they're filled in by Itchy and Scratchy, I'm in the habit of photographing every wall and ceiling on the project. Sure helps months down the road when no...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By 480sparky
Waste of time. The location of the box alone...

Waste of time. The location of the box alone should tell you what it supplies. A black and a white? You need a receptacle. A stripped black and a stripped white? You need a GFCI. Two blacks and...
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