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Old 12-04-2017, 07:41 PM   #41
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For someone so caught up on looks, that looks like s**t
Yeah I don't like that copper water line and splitter in the way either
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:41 PM   #42
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For someone so caught up on looks, that looks like s**t
That looks awesome. Everyone who matters thought so.


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Old 12-04-2017, 08:44 PM   #43
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The homeowners look at that and say "This is great work, it looks so nice compared to the other old junk in this basement". The check cleared, I made nice profit and got referrals from the happy customers.

But some guy on the internet doesn't like it
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whispering..(i think it's cause i won't go camping & toesie
dangling at the creek with him)
I've been going through some stuff lately....

And you both WILL go camping with me... but it's a little chilly now for toesie dangling.. You missed your cha.ce for that. But there is campfire drinking, and that is waaaaaayyyyy better.
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I've been going through some stuff lately....

And you both WILL go camping with me... but it's a little chilly now for toesie dangling.. You missed your cha.ce for that. But there is campfire drinking, and that is waaaaaayyyyy better.
I'd go campfire drinking as long as I don't have to get undressed I'll bring my guitar!

Sorry to hear your dealing with some of life's downturns.

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When I do EMT sleeves for a basement wall, I bend them in the driveway with a real bender like real electricians do.
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When I do EMT sleeves for a basement wall, I bend them in the driveway with a real bender like real electricians do.
That's how I bent the one in the picture I posted.
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I went out of my way and gave you 4 chances. That's 4 strikes.

We are now officially threw.
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Use some minerallacs and you don't need to make an offset.
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Use some minerallacs and you don't need to make an offset.
I don't like using cowboys in resi work. They stick too far off the wall and become a snagging hazard.
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We are now officially threw.
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Yeah John, I sleeve the romex down to a 1900 for laundry outlets:


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You missed the opportunity to use a pulling elbow instead of that 90.
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You missed the opportunity to use a pulling elbow instead of that 90.
I'm an expert bender.
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My industrial-commercial-machinery roots often show up in my residential jobs. I often find myself running EMT in a garage if it suites the customer's price point. I'm quick to use a relay or contactor in a situation where a typical residential house roper would be scratching his head.

Does anyone else bring out their inner industrial guy when doing some residential jobs?
Yes but only my own as I have two PLCs in my house, one for my sensors / alarms and one for my xmas lights
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I'm an expert bender.
I wish I was. I'm better than I was since I am about 2400' of pipe in on a job, but I'm still a bit rough. Thankfully most of my offsets and stuff have been 20 something feet off the floor.

I'm also lazy and got greenlee offset benders for box offsets so they all look the same.
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I'm replying to the original intent of this thread. When I built my current house I put in recess 2x4 troffer lights in the kitchen per request of mrs macmikeman. She is a mad skills cook by the way, her cousins, aunts, mom , friends, etc alternate between praise and jealousy of how good her food is. So anyway, there is that and the wireless pendants hanging in the showers, which when you push the button , the receiver contacts close and latch the coil on a contractor running a pressure pump (well, I actually had to rip it out a while back but the setup is still there..... it turned out it was getting mold growing inside it, yuck) .. so that the shower water would pulse out pretty hard. Another push of the button and the pump turns off. Wired by me of course.
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I put an Edison-to-receptacle adapter in the lamp holder of my garage door opener and then ran that to a contactor for the garage lights so it turns on ALL the lights and not just that little single bulb. It's nice because I can click all the lights on and off with the wall and car remote too.
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