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Old 08-30-2009, 12:00 PM   #21
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480 I hear what you are saying, I still stand behind the possibility that it is out at the wrong time and increasing exposure to electrical energy

I think I remember you own your company and can control conditions better. Still not sure if it is worth the lighter weight or lower price.
The wieght of a fiberglass usually is not the problem for me. I have a 21' Little Giant Skyscraper and it's slightly over 100 pounds. I can't imagine lugging around one made in fiberglass. I don't even know of anyone who makes anything like it in fiberglass. And in many of the customs I do, this ladder is the only ladder that will 'get me there'.


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Old 08-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #22
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Would someone care to show me in a new house I am roughing in where the exposed energized equipment is?
Yeah, you can certainly go that route. But if you actually had to worry about OSHA inspections you would not let your employees pick and choose when to use non-conductive ladders and when they do not have to. You would only purchase non-conducive ladders. A large fine can change your thinking quickly.

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Yeah, your an awesome a electrician, we always tie in the rolls of cable first and try to cut it fast.

We have this stuff called temporary wiring, that can expose workers to electricity from something as simple as a broken lamp.

So yeah, your right, you could act like your workers would never be exposed to hazards but if you worked a site that OSHA might really show up on you would be alone. Heck, I bet a lot of the GCs we work for would prohibit conductive ladders on site at all.
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Yeah, your an awesome a electrician,
It's "you're," not "your."
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There's no need to ever do a service change in Iowa. We do it right the first time.

We simply call the POCOs and have them disconnect at the transformer. When all is inspected and done, they switch it over to the new service.

But in the rare occasions I work a service hot, it's not an aluminum ladder that gets pulled out. I use an aluminum ladder (Little Giant #17) mostly for roughing in a new house.
Yea maybe that works in Iowa but good luck trying to get the poco to work around your schedule in these parts.
And for what its worth I dont even own an aluminum ladder.

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It's "you're," not "your."
Peter... I will take up a collection so you can put a little blue light on your Honda Civic

If there is any money left over I will get you an "official" badge and matching gold plate whistle

Only seems fair that we should make you the forum spelling sheriff

That will keep you busy till that "other" job comes your way
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That will keep you busy till that "other" job comes your way
You seem rather fixated on my employment status. Are you a weirdo or something?
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You seem rather fixated on my employment status. Are you a weirdo or something?
Nope.. I just want to see what other job is better than being an electrician

It is one of the easiest ways of making a good living and being your own boss.

Is that simple enough for you to understand?

We have an endless stream of "wanna be" electricians coming to this site looking for a way to get into the field.

You are in the field and looking for a way out.

If the job switch works for you, it could also work for them.

Years wasted trying to find a "future" is never a good thing and any experience from someone else could only help
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Nope.. I just want to see what other job is better than being an electrician

It is one of the easiest ways of making a good living and being your own boss.

Is that simple enough for you to understand?

We have an endless stream of "wanna be" electricians coming to this site looking for a way to get into the field.

You are in the field and looking for a way out.

If the job switch works for you, it could also work for them.

Years wasted trying to find a "future" is never a good thing and any experience from someone else could only help
I'm giving up electrical work because I really suck at it.
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I'm giving up electrical work because I really suck at it.
I don't believe that for a minute

Tell me you are bored with it and that makes sense

Some people believe they are bound for a higher calling.

You can always fall back into the electrical field.. just don't sell your rolls of tape on EBAY

They have always made a tight splice inside the walls
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The wieght of a fiberglass usually is not the problem for me. I have a 21' Little Giant Skyscraper and it's slightly over 100 pounds. I can't imagine lugging around one made in fiberglass. I don't even know of anyone who makes anything like it in fiberglass. And in many of the customs I do, this ladder is the only ladder that will 'get me there'.



What is the working height of that ladder??

I have a 16' fiberglass "A" frame with steps on both sides

Only problem it weighs about 175 pounds and is a (2) man setup
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I don't believe that for a minute

Tell me you are bored with it and that makes sense

Some people believe they are bound for a higher calling.
No, I really do suck at electrical work.

As for my "higher calling", when the time is right I will reveal it.
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No, I really do suck at electrical work.

I still don't believe it

You were smart enough to know exposed romex is not a threat to mankind
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I still don't believe it

You were smart enough to know exposed romex is not a threat to mankind
Right, well anyone with half a brain should know that.
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As for my "higher calling", when the time is right I will reveal it.
Thank god....then maybe youll go away....(yea I spelled it wrong, so what)
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Now there's the Tony we all know and love.
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Sorry, I won't give you that satisfaction.
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