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Old 05-28-2017, 09:49 PM   #1
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Is there a book or video that will show the practical knowledge in a TI job from start to finish? How it is run/done?

I am an apprentice and though I am learning you never get to learn everything in a job because they move you from journeyman to journeyman.
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What's a TI job?
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Every job would be different unless you're doing tract housing.

Generally, layout & rough, then come back and trim it in. Nothing should be concealed until it's inspected.

Other things can be temporary power for the trades, temporary lighting, etc.

In the office there's estimating & bidding, scheduling, permitting, billing, collecting, accounting, etc.

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Every job would be different unless you're doing tract housing.

Generally, layout & rough, then come back and trim it in. Nothing should be concealed until it's inspected.

Other things can be temporary power for the trades, temporary lighting, etc.

In the office there's estimating & bidding, scheduling, permitting, billing, collecting, accounting, etc.


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Your question is just too general
And lacks specifics
So you will only get general un-specific answers
Try thinking about it for a while, then come back
and ask more specific questions

There are many good books out there
Mike Holt seems to be respected in the industry
Try his training aids.
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Is there a book or video that will show the practical knowledge in a TI job from start to finish? How it is run/done?

I am an apprentice and though I am learning you never get to learn everything in a job because they move you from journeyman to journeyman.
It's in no-one's interest to publish their book of insights.

This is the NORM in business.

If it's in print, it probably has marginal utility.

If you're being bounced from j-man to j-man, it merely means that you're being given broad experience.

You're being paid to assist your employer... not to be given a custom education in a manner that satisfies you.

Keep notes// a diary... eventually everything will start to 'jell.'
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Is there a book or video that will show the practical knowledge in a TI job from start to finish? How it is run/done?

I am an apprentice and though I am learning you never get to learn everything in a job because they move you from journeyman to journeyman.
I don't know of any book about it, but there are key points, and one of those is to establish your elevations for your conduit before trying to put in one single stick. Get a commitment from the mech contractor of his heights and equipment first before you work because in any dispute with them, they win and you lose.
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A single book, no; books yes.

The key to finding books that would be of help to you now, would be what are you doing in the trade.
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I guess, books from beginner to advance on electrical work be it wiring, practical code knowledge etc.

Example: how to wire receptacles/switches, why you can or can not share neutrals in 3-phase electrical panel.

Preferably with pictures and descriptions. I would/will eventually learn most things in the field but, it will be left to chance.



**Any other recommendations on books are appreciated.
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