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Old 03-25-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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After being on here for over 5 years (before I even got into the trade) and I passed the last of my journeyman test about a week ago. Feels pretty good.

Just wondering what advice you guys might have for someone in my shoes career wise? Love this forum.

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Wooo!! Congrats! Drinks on you!

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I passed mine a couple weeks ago, and I guess Ill tell you what everyone has told me.

Keep working, keep learning. Being a journeyman isn't the end, it is the beginning.
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After being on here for over 5 years (before I even got into the trade) and I passed the last of my journeyman test about a week ago. Feels pretty good.

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Think Cujo nailed it, but be proud and keep at it.
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Congrats!! Feels good to work hard at something and see it through doesn't it!!
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Congrats!!! Feels good don't it??
DO NOT stop learning!! Go get your Master's next. ASAP!!! Too many guys I've known wait, saying "I'll never need it". Guess what? You'll need it someday. Even if you don't run your own shop, it may be the difference in getting an interview over the next guy. Learn another niche of the trade, do controls if you haven't, learn lighting control systems, etc.
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Cujo is right, in about 10 more years you will be a great electrician.
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Where did you take the test? I live in Philadelphia and there is no info on license or anythinh
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Congrats man! The best advice I ever got was the trade, codes and equipment are always changing. Don't become complacent and always strive to learn more and be better.
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Thanks everyone it feels great. I'm planning to get my master's license when I can test for it. Thanks for the advice. I still have a lot to learn. Nothing dumber than a 1st year Journeyman.

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I'm taking my practical this week and was wanting to see if anyone knows what I have to bend for the conduit portion? I heard so many different things I'm not sure anymore.
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Good job, just like everyone has said, keep studying, and test as soon as you can for the next step. Work hard and enjoy life.
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I'm taking my practical this week and was wanting to see if anyone knows what I have to bend for the conduit portion? I heard so many different things I'm not sure anymore.
Welcome to the forum..

Try this for practice while you are waiting for next week Good luck on the test..


Get 100' of 3'4" EMT some 4"boxes and some connectors ,One stick of 2'PVC ,a sheet of plywood some 2x4 studs and build a wall to practice pipe bending,Put one box at the 6 O'clock position the other at the 3 O'clock position 20" above the bottom box take that 2" PVC just a short piece place that across your path coming from the bottom box,,Now make a Box offset then a three point saddle to go over the 2" PVC ,now you want to turn 90 degrees to go to your other box at 3 O'clock you also must have a box offset to hit that box,,You will be using one hole clips ,,Do this with all 100' of your 3/4" EMT this will give you some good practice after that you will feel much more comfortable bending pipe.,But don't stop there go get another 100' and create more obstructions to overcome.

Remember NO couplings...
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