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Old 04-07-2014, 11:35 PM   #41
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Buy one. Be professional. Professionals own tools.
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If you are working in offices around people like that its time to make an investment. Ebay is your friend. Thats where I got mine.

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Every time you turn off a circuit traced or not there is always the issue of turning off other items or possibly the wrong circuit. Generally when I need to turn off power I tell the customer and let them make their own decision. Generally they say go ahead and if there are any issues they have been told beforehand. Something as easy as I need to turn off this circuit is it ok and do you need to shut down any computers etc. generally works.
Communication is the key to having customers who love and respect you...the customers who don't get that will usually get priced out of the next job due to special "A-Level Pricing"

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ANY service electrician working around servers/ computers MUST have the tools.

Stop your whining.

There are 45 guys just down the road that DO have the requisite tools.

ET ... or any other Web site is not organized so that you... or anyone... can shave on tool outlays.

Tool up... or go home.
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ANY service electrician working around servers/ computers MUST have the tools.

Stop your whining.

There are 45 guys just down the road that DO have the requisite tools.

ET ... or any other Web site is not organized so that you... or anyone... can shave on tool outlays.

Tool up... or go home.
If I was ever guilty of anything on the job it was having more tools on the van than necessary for the average day's work, but I'd rather have everything just in case of the unexpected.
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If I was ever guilty of anything on the job it was having more tools on the van than necessary for the average day's work, but I'd rather have everything just in case of the unexpected.
We have been working on a resi. rewire for a few months now, the customer just today said she and her husband were amazed at the amount of tools we had and used.

I am a self admitted tool whore....
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We have been working on a resi. rewire for a few months now, the customer just today said she and her husband were amazed at the amount of tools we had and used.

I am a self admitted tool whore....
It's a bad habit but it will let you reap the benefits more often than not.
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It's a bad habit but it will let you reap the benefits more often than not.
It's only a bad habit if what you buy can't make you money!
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It's only a bad habit if what you buy can't make you money!
But some of us buy multiples.....
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But some of us buy multiples.....
Damn... I didn't realize I had that....
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Damn... I didn't realize I had that....
LOL, have you seen the tool pics I've posted in the past on here?
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Just go grab an Ideal circuit tracer from Home Depot. They're cheap, work great and you'll be thankful you have it many, many times. I also made a female cord end with alligator clips and use it for chasing lighting circuits. It's saved me tons of time over the years doing renovations and troubleshooting.
Home Depot doesn't seem to carry Ideal any more. For those of us on a more modest budget, would this work okay-fine?

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.d...000751532.html
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Home Depot doesn't seem to carry Ideal any more. For those of us on a more modest budget, would this work okay-fine?

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.d...000751532.html
I have that thing... I gave it to the kids as a toy after using it a few times. Piece of junk.
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I have that thing... I gave it to the kids as a toy after using it a few times. Piece of junk.
That brought back a memory of a David Letterman Top Ten List:

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I have that thing... I gave it to the kids as a toy after using it a few times. Piece of junk.
The Klein is a ripoff,

http://www.electriciantalk.com/f14/k...t-same-140761/
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:55 AM   #57
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I think that has the exact internals as the older Ideal model, worked with a friend that has one and it picked up the signal from my Ideal transmitter.

Patent may have ran out or it's just from a rebranding company.
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touch the hot to the side of the box.
Try that on a 277v circuit. But close you eyes.
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