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Old 03-22-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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Just got done trimming out a remodel. The lady wanted all of her plugs in the floor, which was nice in a way as there was ok crawl space access. But man those things are a big pain to install specially in a house that is over 100 years old, has settleded over the years and has in even hard wood floors. Any tips from the others on the board for the next time I come across these?
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:18 AM   #2
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What's a floor plug?
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:30 AM   #4
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Sorry that's what we call these at our shop

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That's not a plug.
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It even says what it is. Plugs are what we put into receptacles.
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As I said that's what we call them at our shop. Either floor plug or floor box.
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I would change the lingo if I were you.
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Just got done trimming out a remodel. The lady wanted all of her plugs in the floor, which was nice in a way as there was ok crawl space access. But man those things are a big pain to install specially in a house that is over 100 years old, has settleded over the years and has in even hard wood floors. Any tips from the others on the board for the next time I come across these?
I use a type that are round. There are multiple types of these. There is one for a duplex, and there is one for a single receptacle. The duplex type is more expensive, takes a bigger hole saw, but it's listed for (2) 12/2w/g. The single receptacle one is cheaper, takes a smaller hole saw, (which can be a little easier if the old wood is extremely hard) however, it's not listed for (2) 12/2w/g, so if you are doing a room full, junction boxes ::vomit:: would be required.
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The multi tool makes for easy work of the rectangular boxes, but the circular ones with the hole saws re the way to go. If there are more than one, use a jbox and only run one wire to each floor recept.
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I would change the lingo if I were you.

Really? You couldn't tell what he meant?
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What if he called them floor outlets...would that make you happy?
Sheesh. Who cares really
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All that matters is that you call it money in the bank at the end of the day.
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Really? You couldn't tell what he meant?
Yeah I could tell only because everybody calls them that. You can say what you'd like, it sounds ignorant to me.
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What if he called them floor outlets...would that make you happy?
Sheesh. Who cares really
Yeah of course. That's what they are. I care how I speak to people especially in my profession, that's all. If you want to be sharp, you have to talk sharp.
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All that matters is that you call it money in the bank at the end of the day.
For you. Not me.
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Yeah of course. That's what they are. I care how I speak to people especially in my profession, that's all. If you want to be sharp, you have to talk sharp.
I speak like my customer speaks. Like I tell them I changed their light bulb not their lamp. Most non-electricians a lamp is those things on their end tables.
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I speak like my customer speaks. Like I tell them I changed their light bulb not their lamp. Most non-electricians a lamp is those things on their end tables.
I think it's obvious that I wouldn't talk to them like that. I wouldn't expect you to.
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For the people who nitpick about what you call an outlet or plug or whatever tickles your fancy, do you refer to "wire" by the proper designation when communicating to a customer? Or do you simply call it wire rather then t90 or rw90 or Non metallic dry 90. Who the hell cares what you call it all the customer wants is "it " installed or fixed so shut up.
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For the people who nitpick about what you call an outlet or plug or whatever tickles your fancy, do you refer to "wire" by the proper designation when communicating to a customer? Or do you simply call it wire rather then t90 or rw90 or Non metallic dry 90. Who the hell cares what you call it all the customer wants is "it " installed or fixed so shut up.
Lmao. Someone's got feelings. You must call them plugs.
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