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Old 09-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #21
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Those bucket liners people use with all the pockets and crap hanging off them are so annoying.
You load that bucket up with so much crap, you don't even know what you are humping around and are always taking everything out to find one thing.
It also makes the bucket top-heavy, and prone to tip over easily.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:59 PM   #22
 
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I am an apprentice also. I was told to buy all of my tools and my tool belt. They recommended klein. But I don't know if the foreman knows I make $10 an hour and was un-employed for almost a year. Lots and lots of behind bills. I am borrowing extra tools right now, but I get bugged everyday to get tools.

Kind of annoying if you ask me but w/e. But yes as other people have stated never go touching a live box. You are actually not suppose to work on anything live. So if some newly badged "journeyman" tells you to work on it. Tell them you are not comfortable doing so. You can never be paid enough to risk your life to get a job done.

Not saying that getting zapped by 120v or 277v will kill you. But it can cause some serious damage if it zaps you in the wrong place.

I honestly do not know if I will be doing this for 10+ years since all the veteran electricians in my company seem to be completely drained, annoyed, sad, depressed with their lives. Doesn't mean every veteran is like this but the majority are.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:27 PM   #23
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I can sit on my bucket to trim out and do all sorts of other fun things

Not much chance of taking a screw driver to the kiester while sitting on a bucket with a lid
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:27 PM   #24
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120 and 277 can and does kill
i dont think that cubbies should be made to buy a big ole tool list of tools
IMHO you can get away as a cubbie with about 8 or 9 tools
hammer
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#2 phillips screw stick
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scratch awl (to threaten jacka$$ with - just kidding)
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oh i almost forgot a good set of 9 inch j2000 kliens (preferably dipped handles)
this is my opinion
and i still say get a five gallon bucket
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:42 PM   #25
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You're in your third year and just now you're thinking about buying your first set of tools?
thats whats in my pouch now... i dont need multiple sets of tools just yet
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I can't find the perfect bags but the nylon ones with the velcro and buckle belt is the best I can do. They have handy handles sewn into the tops. If you have to wear them all day, suspenders are supposed to be nice.

I wouldn't carry a bucket o tools onto a jobsite I load up my bags and unload for specific tasks.


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all the veteran electricians in my company seem to be completely drained, annoyed, sad, depressed with their lives.
Yeah, well......this job sucks sometimes.

Unless you are a bikini model inspector, your job is going to suck.
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I'm taking interviews as we speak. The application fee is $99.99, send it to me and I'll get the ball rolling.
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