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Old 08-12-2019, 09:10 PM   #21
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I need some coaching with the picture posting thing. I’ll know by the end of the day tomorrow.
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I need some coaching with the picture posting thing. I’ll know by the end of the day tomorrow.
Pictures are a cinch. I post bazillions of em around here.

Here is my son's turtle. He got "Einstein' when he was seven. It was the size of a silver dollar. Now my son is twenty three.



And here is some dead rats on top of breakers in a load center I had the privilege of opening last week.

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Old 08-13-2019, 01:45 PM   #23
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WE use these racks to store our breakers LOL
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:05 PM   #24
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Just a small collection of gear...
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You really need to add some inventory, that place is almost empty!
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Are the cobwebs load bearing at this point?
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Are the cobwebs load bearing at this point?

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I have just gone to keeping a bare minimum of devices and breakers on the truck. The breakers get stacked in their boxes, and replenished when I use some, or I shove something to take up room so they don't rattle around. Devices I put a mix of a type (say, receptacles) in the box they come in and have brown/white/ivory in the same box. I try to keep the shop well stocked and just toss what I need into a box or milk crate for the day, and then yank it out and restock it in the shop when I'm done. I have thrown away a lot less devices since I started doing that. Our type of work is very different though.
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I’ve tossed a bunch due wear and tear so with the new truck on the way I want to find a better way. Deeper shelving on this one.
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Can anyone confirm that normal brown cardboard will not do any damage to devices? If it doesn't, then the cardboard box with shot glass size dividers would probably be the best option. Definitely cheapest.

Things like dimmers and GFCIs come in their own boxes. The better $2.50+ outlets come in individual boxes too. Cheap white outlets can be kept in the 10-pack box because I go thru them quick enough.

But all the other stuff might sit there for months, or years. Jiggling around on every bump. I like to have a stock of 2 of every random device. Ivory decora outlet, light almond 4-way toggle switch, brown 3-way toggle switch, etc.

One brand of cheap outlet (I forget which) sells theirs with a piece of plastic stuck tot he face of the outlet to protect it. It's perfect, I wish they all did this with the outlets and switches, no more issues with shelf rot.
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Over time some plastics chemically react with each other. Not necessarily breakers but I’ve seen warnings and damage done by some plastics breaking down.

Cardboard is uncoated paper...wood. Only trouble with it is it holds water if it gets damp or wet. So does plastic though. But cardboard cushions parts against damage somewhat.

I use the rubber shelf liner in my truck boxes. It’s not perfect but really helps keep stuff from sliding as much. It’s cheap at HF last time I bought some. Had too many problems with the Walmart grade my wife buys disintegrating.


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Can anyone confirm that normal brown cardboard will not do any damage to devices? If it doesn't, then the cardboard box with shot glass size dividers would probably be the best option. Definitely cheapest.

Things like dimmers and GFCIs come in their own boxes. The better $2.50+ outlets come in individual boxes too. Cheap white outlets can be kept in the 10-pack box because I go thru them quick enough.

But all the other stuff might sit there for months, or years. Jiggling around on every bump. I like to have a stock of 2 of every random device. Ivory decora outlet, light almond 4-way toggle switch, brown 3-way toggle switch, etc.

One brand of cheap outlet (I forget which) sells theirs with a piece of plastic stuck tot he face of the outlet to protect it. It's perfect, I wish they all did this with the outlets and switches, no more issues with shelf rot.

My BIL that was crazy about this had pieces of foam rubber he wrapped them in and they looked brand new.

If they are in company packaging and are laid flat face up they did well in my van but they take up a lot of room that way.

Anything that has space between the device and surface will cause abrasion bouncing around in the truck.
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