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Old 03-11-2007, 08:52 PM   #21
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Thanks for the kind welcome. One question can I post the actual image here?
Yeah, but you can only upload a small pic (size and bytes wise). Use the little paperclip icon in the "reply to thread" window OR the "manage attachments" button in the same window. They both let you upload directly. I find it easier to just link to my pics in photobucket or elsewhere.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:08 PM   #22
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WELCOME Brian!

Yes, there is an image tag in the tool bar above the text box on the "post/reply" page.
It is a link function though, not an attachment function.
You can make an attachment, but the max size is pretty small for an image.

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Old 03-11-2007, 10:27 PM   #23
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[quote=brian john;1913] In our area few electricians carry a tool belt, most use a tool bag. Myself I got tired I got tired of searching in the bag for the one tool I needed. So I switched to a briefcases, at a glance I can tell if something is missing, additionally when I park blocks away I use a hand truck my cases stack nicely and the cases provide added protection to my test equipment.

I've been looking for a better way to carry my tools, I have a pouch minus the belt, If I was to carry my pouch on my self I would have hip problems in a week. I like to be able to look in my pouch at the end of the day and tell if something looks out of place like a missing screwdriver or lineman's, I kinda like the looks of the brief case, you also have room for small stuff.
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:53 PM   #24
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What do you use the amp probe with the extra large opening for Brian?

Maybe that was the one tool that caught my eye. That's a nice setup for a technician, but all that technology wouldn't do much for me; a construction electrician.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:49 PM   #25
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What do you use the amp probe with the extra large opening for Brian?.
I have an attachment for my Ideal 800 that I bought purposely just for the big opening. It was to go around a buss bar, in my case. Since then, I've used it to go around paralleled conductors. I don't know for sure what Brian does, but I suspect he's a power quality guy.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:06 PM   #26
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so it's not for a 2 million kcmil conductor?

Dang it, I was about to be impressed
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:58 PM   #27
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Actually that is a low current amp clamp, used for locating sources of ground current. I utilize it to perform zero sequence readings, encompassing all phase conductors and the neutral. Then I utilized the smaller amp clamp for the ground (EGC) conductors (also a low reading amp clamp). Not in the picture are my large CT's for bus measurement s, flexiable CTs for the same and measuring around columns, pipe and conduit. All toll I have about 30 different amp clamps.
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All I've ever carried right off the bat into a job is my trusty leather Klien tool pouch with belt, on my shoulder to start, and my meter.

In said tool pouch I have the Klein's, dikes, and ideal stripper (without the spring!) along the front. Then inside the left side is the Fluke tick tracer and a sharpie tucked along the side of the pouch. 8" needle nose and the #2 phillips with the taped open hawk-bill knife. Far outside screwdriver holder, the trusty slotted medium size of course. Inside right, channel locks and the torpedo level. Far right screwdriver holder, big daddy straight (you know the kind, for poundin' it on the end with your kliens) with aftermarket reamer.

That's the standard for most things. Right now we're in a big industrial job so that has varied alot. There's about double the tools jammed in there now. Hate getting on and off the lift.
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(without the spring!).

Yeah in the wrong situation that spring can be a killer, once saw an MCC fault due to flying spring, major damage and a trip to the hospital fr the building engineer.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:24 PM   #30
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I'm not sure I've seen a guy wearing a belt in an industrial environment?

And I like the spring in my strippers. Only if the nut gets loose(unmaintaned) will the spring go flying.
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Of course, this not all
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Yeah but Deep, now you have to put all that crap away. Unless you like to keep it on the floor of your bedroom.
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I need lessons. How do you get all that stuff back into the 3 bags?
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There is else third way, Petey - wait while all that crap disappear itself .

Indeed all this kept in box, number of toolbags it approaches to ten and typically carried items depend from type of the work. This looks approximately so:

Screwdriver, several bits designed for metal and stone, little amount pieces for binding, several pieces of Wago push-in, flash-light, manual instrument, insulating tape, note pad, indicator of the hot wire and small tester, looking glass, defensive spectacles (anti-fog and UV), gloves, detector of the hidden wiring and so on and so forth.
Appositely, 12V Hitachi DVF3 not much weighty but much multipurpose then Bosch 10,8V "Litheon".

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:07 PM   #35
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What is that AEG meter?
AEG makes awesome stuff, we just don't see it much over here. You have to go find it if you want it.
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This AEG MD75 is metal and hot wire searcher. Not bad, not very good in contrast with Bosch DMO10 but more cheaply. All device, working on such principle, not too differ on parameter.

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I am telling you there ain't nothing like a briefcase.



Not everything in the photo goes into ths briefcase.
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #38
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Mike R wants his amp clamp back.

I see you got that Greenlee DTAPKIT. They're a lifesaver sometimes. Real handy.
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The DTAP is one of those things you say "why didn't I invent that"
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I see you got that Greenlee DTAPKIT. They're a lifesaver sometimes. Real handy.

I love mine!
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