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Old 06-23-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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I've been looking at getting this calculator, but I curious do any of you have it and if so do you like it?
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I already have codebooks and such that will be obsolete in three years or less. I don't think I need a calculator that will join them.
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Lets try it again http://www.constructionbook.com/elec...l-calculators/
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Glad to see this post I was looking at one of them as well, they are updateable now. I don't have an iphone but I understand they have apps for a couple of bucks that will do the same thing. Verizone turned Apple down on the iphone wonder whaat that guys doing now?
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Are you designing a lot of large job sites,that you need to have that kind of info so quickly needed? Or like most of us do you just like to have new stuff to mess with for easy info finding.
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I have one of those calculators, but every time I try to use it I have to re-learn how to use the calculator all over again before I can solve the problem. Nowadays I just Google up "online blah, blah, blah calculator" and there's a slick HTML online calculator for pretty much any electrical problem you need to solve for.
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I have one of those calculators, but every time I try to use it I have to re-learn how to use the calculator all over again before I can solve the problem. Nowadays I just Google up "online blah, blah, blah calculator" and there's a slick HTML online calculator for pretty much any electrical problem you need to solve for.
Do you have a link to this blah blah online electrical calculator?
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Are you designing a lot of large job sites,that you need to have that kind of info so quickly needed? Or like most of us do you just like to have new stuff to mess with for easy info finding.
No, I just want one. I've wanted one for several years now.
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www.blahblahblah.com ????
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I have one similar to that but it does kind of a random assortment of things like being able to determine how much tile you need and you can stick in th width of the grout and stuff. Mostly I use it for can layout. It's nicest feature for me is converting decimal points to inch fractions for me.
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No, I just want one. I've wanted one for several years now.

If I recall correctly you stated you were switching jobs. How did it go, thought the new calc. would be needed for new job.
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If I recall correctly you stated you were switching jobs. How did it go, thought the new calc. would be needed for new job.
Filled out all the tax,insurance papers ect today. Changing jobs just sucks, but friday is my last day and I'm going to take a week off and just hang out with the wife and kids and I'll start a new job on 7/6. The calculator would be helpful for both jobs,and I've just been eye balling it for awhile.
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i have one of these calculators but it takes me longer to figure out how to do it than it would to do it the old fashion way on paper and a normal calculator
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Filled out all the tax,insurance papers ect today. Changing jobs just sucks, but friday is my last day and I'm going to take a week off and just hang out with the wife and kids and I'll start a new job on 7/6. The calculator would be helpful for both jobs,and I've just been eye balling it for awhile.
Sounds like a good plan.Temp of water in my pool hit 86 today. Enjoy. Get the calc. it will make you feel good.
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I also have thee ElecticalPro. The chip and software in it is upgrable to new NEC provisions. It can take awhile to get used to, but it is a help.
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I use this one for voltage drop. http://www.southwire.com/voltagedropcalculator.jsp
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I have one that I use mainly for figuring voltage drop and conduit fill. When I bought mine, it was pre-loaded with 1999, 2002, and 2005 code chip. I haven't had to buy the new chip,(we're just into the 2005) so I don't know what that will set you back. If the wife hadn't got it for me for a Christmas present, I wouldn't have bought it myself. Does take a while to figure out how to use, but it's a good go-to sometimes.
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I had the 1999 version. The numbers and lettering wore off the buttons. Neat idea, poorly made, thew it out some after the buttons stopped working.
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