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Old 06-10-2017, 12:23 PM   #1
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What do you guys do as far as your rough in supplies? Wire nuts, staples, etc. Do you have a separate tool pouch that you wear or just carry the containers with you? I know the pros have there set routines and stuff that way they are not wasting time as they go through the process.
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Rough in, like trim out, requires few tools.
I would say no pouch is required.
I would put on a cloth nail apron. And for sure would use one of those cable reels (dispenser) talked about so much here.
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I have my Ideal 14/2,12/2 strippers, Klein linesman, Klein needle nose, Klein Phillips and straight, and Klein hammer and some electrical tape. That's what I was thinking some kind of apron for the accessories so can just grab and go not have keep getting from containers.
If I don't have belt and pouch I spend more time looking for tools lol
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What are you roughing in ?

Residential ? ( wood framed ? )

Boxing-in means a hammer, and the occasional usage of a tape measure// story pole... and a Sharpie// fat pencil.

Punching holes means a cordless Super Hawg// Impact driver or some such.

You stay on one task until done... or close to it.

Roping in Romex means spools for the cables... and goes fast.

Poking-in, strapping and make-up... does not take many tools.
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One task at a time. Boxin', hammer, tape measure......Drillin', drill/cord..........Ropin', hammer, nailbag.........Make-up, strippers, util. knife, nailbag. Lunch.
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One task at a time. Boxin', hammer, tape measure......Drillin', drill/cord..........Ropin', hammer, nailbag.........Make-up, strippers, util. knife, nailbag. Lunch.
I was just telling my apprentice this week that when you look at the job, look at it as a series of tasks. Assembly line the installation and in the end you will be much faster and efficient than when you do not do it.
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What do you guys do as far as your rough in supplies? Wire nuts, staples, etc. Do you have a separate tool pouch that you wear or just carry the containers with you? I know the pros have there set routines and stuff that way they are not wasting time as they go through the process.
All it depending on if it is on resdential or commercal side the amout the tools and materals will varies some.,,

basically start with boxes first then bore holes or punch holes on steel studs if need to be., then run the romex or MC/emt to the shortest route as possible.

a tip .,, start the homeruns first that will save ya alot of headache then after that then go from there just hit it hard and fast.,,
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Like the others have said, one task at a time.

I like a Carhartt apron and a small Klein pouch that will hold linemans, needlenose, strippers, and a screwdriver.

If there is more (larger) hardware involved I use a Klein bolt bag that has a large pouch and a pocket.
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Yeah that's the routine I'm working on. In residential right now at school I'm attending. Was already knowledgeable just trying speed my game up and process.
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Then it's track shoes and work outs for you.
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I use Nalgene screw top jars for bits and pieces.
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Back in 73 when I did residential we carried
A Vaco 1/4 X 6 screwdriver a pair of Klein's a 6' wood rule and a nail apron with all of the trinkets we needed. The only time we used a hammer was to nail up boxes. The wiring did not start until all the holes were drilled and the boxes were uup.
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I use Nalgene screw top jars for bits and pieces.

If you like those, check out Viewtainer.

I have a few different sizes I am planning on using for small quantity of random hardware (the stuff that gets you out of a jam. I've been using one in my tool bag for screw tips and bits and am digging it.

They're available on Amazon as well as through their website. Just shop for prices, sometimes they're much higher than they should be with some Amazon sellers.
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I use Nalgene screw top jars for bits and pieces.
Do you put them in some type of tray or crate to carry them around or what?
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I use Nalgene screw top jars for bits and pieces.
Are you in the right thread ?

The OP is roughing in residential circuits.

Bits and pieces... good grief !
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Are you in the right thread ?

The OP is roughing in residential circuits.

Bits and pieces... good grief !
Get off the shrooms, dude. Wire nuts, Wagos, wood screws, staples, etc. - they all have dedicated containers. It shouldn't be difficult to understand, even for you.
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Do you put them in some type of tray or crate to carry them around or what?
I just throw them in an open top tote. Works for me .
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I just throw them in an open top tote. Works for me .
If you're doing it like that, why not just use an organizer (or many organizers)? They take up less space and are stackable.


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If you're doing it like that, why not just use an organizer (or many organizers)? They take up less space and are stackable.


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Jars are nice for storing larger quantities but the organizer is much more handy for working out of.
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